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TEN Cricket & DISH Network Appears To Be A Contract Dispute. TEN Pulled Signal From Dish Yesterday!

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Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
>> TEN Cricket joins NEO in leaving DISH — May 30, 2013.
>> NEO Cricket no longer on Dish — May 26, 2013.
>> NEO cricket channel on dish, 5 – 6 week sabbatical — April 6, 2013.
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As promised last night (or more like early this morning), I did call up DISH to find out about what happened to my $19.99 ‘Cricket Pack’ that went from 3-channels to ONE — overnight.

As ever I got a very nice, very helpful rep. I find that DISH does have very responsive, very motivated reps. I like them and they seem to like me. That my bill with them, with the $19.99 ‘Cricket Pack’, is around $130/month probably has something to do with it.

The Rep checked his own in-house program details. Yes, his description of the ‘Cricket Pack’ said NEO and TEN Cricket. But, he also found an ‘e-mail’ broadcast to them that told them that TEN was history — at least for now. TEN Cricket supposedly pulled the signal yesterday — most likely without too much notice.

The Rep claimed that DISH was working with TEN to get the signal back.

Sounds like a contract dispute. I, of course, don’t know the details. I suspect the ‘Cricket Pack’ wasn’t as big a money spinner for DISH as they had hoped. It was mainly targeted at Indians living in the U.S. and Indians by nature are ‘close, very close, to their dollar‘. [That is a beautiful expression I learned from Weirs Beach marina owner, the elder Mr. Thurston, who also told me that he never takes his Rolex off his wrist because the change in temperature was the biggest bug bear to those temperamental (overrated) watches.] If they can watch some cricket for free on the Internet they would opt for that, any day of the week, than paying a ‘Rupee’ to watch it on a TV. Well, I am not Indian. Watching cricket on a computer does not hold any appeal for me, though I do have a 27″ HD monitor.

The Rep, after making some calls, gave me a 6 month discount. But, I cancelled the ‘Cricket Pack’ anyway. As I said in my earlier post I have 2 months worth of cricket already recorded and bloody Willow is not showing the ‘ICC Champions Trophy’. A pox on them all. But, I am still getting my 6 months discount. The Rep insisted! I told you, they like me.

I am sure both sides are to blame in this sorry mess.

I also established that I am well clear of any DISH contacts. Last night (and by that I mean 1 am this morning) I started checking out Direct TV. I already had one online chat with Direct TV. They, at least of now, carry TEN. The Champions Trophy is on TEN. Yes, I could have Direct TV by June 6. So watch this space.

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Alton (NH) Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9 to 3, Rain Or Shine.

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>> Meredith Community Yard Sale … we went — May 18, 2013.
>> Meredith Community Yard sale … preamble with references to Alton
>> May 16, 2013.


Just the top part of the map. Click to access complete map from Alton Town Website. It is printable.

Just the top part of the map. Click to access complete map from Alton Town Website. It is printable.


The Alton Town Wide is on our ‘Annual Do List‘. I don’t think we have ever missed it since we moved to Alton. A couple of years ago we went even though it was bucketing down. Proved to be a lot of fun. A few folks still had sales in their garages or in front porches. Not many intrepid pickers about. Some good finds.

The official map is already online (in contrast to Meredith, which wouldn’t divulge it until the day of the sale to prevent pickers from going to the sites early). Deanna will print the map out and bring it along, though we on the whole poke around Alton independent of the map. For a start only those that ‘registered’ with Parks & Rec, obviously, appear on the map. There are many more who decide to do it, on the day, without getting on the map. As the map shows, and as we have found, much of the ‘activity’ is away from the ‘Lake’. The side streets and ‘estates’ tend to have some of the more interesting sales — dirt roads usually promising to be quite interesting.

Just noticed that New Durham is having their Town Wide on June 8. Don’t think we can make that. We promised to help out at the Laconia Airport 2nd Annual Open House — at some point during the day. Maybe we can get both in. Enjoy.

TEN Cricket Joins NEO In Departing DISH Network. Sudden Banner On TEN Cricket Channel This Afternoon. Not Good.

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Anura Guruge


Related Post:
>> NEO Cricket no longer on Dish — May 26, 2013.
>> NEO cricket channel on dish, 5 – 6 week sabbatical — April 6, 2013.
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I got a heads up from a reader this afternoon in the form of this comment. Thank you, Vijay. I went and checked. Sure enough.

I didn’t care about NEO. I do care about TEN Cricket. Most of the West Indies games are covered by them and I am addicted to watching the West Indies. So …

Not good. Not sure whose fault it is. Most likely DISH threw them out. 

I also found that Willow is not covering the ICC Champions Trophy starting in the UK next week. Not good.

I scrolled down my DVR recorded list tonight. I do have about 60 hours of recorded cricket. That is 2 months worth of watching.

So I will be cancelling my ‘Cricket Pack‘ from DISH tomorrow, after, of course, trying to get them to compensate me in someway for their breach of contract. They still claim that their Pack features 3 channels. Also time to look into moving to Direct TV. I am sure they will give me some very good deals.


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