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  • sirwsj sirwsj May 6, 1998 11:49 AM Flag

    DISH moving fast today

    It has to be the FCC chairman's positive comments
    about allowing local channels into satellite
    cable in the National Cable show yesterday!

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    • <<It has to be the FCC chairman's positive
      comments about allowing local channels into satellite
      cable>>

      Like I said before on this board, this could be BIG!
      If DISH gets permission to transmit local channels,
      its sub growth might only be limited by its ability
      to provide equipment. (Remember, DISH has the
      capability to "spot beam" local channels to 20 urban
      markets.) The cable industry is between a rock and a hard
      place. They're being forced into choosing between
      allowing DISH to offer local channels or accepting new
      price regulations. I'm not sure if the cable industry
      has decided which is the lesser evil. (Probably
      depends on who is serving those 20 markets!) Right now,
      it's fighting both.

      • 1 Reply to MrMGA
      • Here's why I believe local channels = huge sub
        growth for DISH:

        Where GTE has started up cable
        operations in competition with TCI in California, it has
        grabbed 50% market share in 18 months. Ameritech is
        achieving similar results with its new cable TV operations
        in Michigan and Illinois. These are facts. It proves
        that cable companies are hugely vulnerable to a
        competitor providing equal or better services. DISH with
        local channels will provide better service at a lower
        price in all 20 markets it is targeting for local
        channels. Success is all but guaranteed when & if DISH gets
        the go ahead. Go FCC!

 
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