Multichannel News10. NFL Network ads provoke unquenchable urge to murder
The NFL Network just lost a big chunk of its distribution as the Dish Network has dropped it from an "America's Top 100" Package, relegating it to the "Americas Top 200" package instead. In raw numbers, that means NFL Network has lost about 4 million subscribers, cutting its base to about 31 million.
The new hit follows one suffered by NFL Network last year when Comcast bounced it to a sports tier, resulting in the loss of about 8 million subscribers.
Dish Network officials aren't talking, but a note posted to its retailers' Web site says the satellite service will move it to the Top 200 package, effective Feb. 20.
9. After the Week 17 Giants-Patriots wussout, no actual point to the network seen by, well, anyone
8. When the choice is the sixth channel of Starz or combine highlights, the sixth channel of Starz will not be denied
7. It's not just you with the all-consuming hatred of Bryant Gumbel
6. Cable and satellite providers laughing last, longest
5. Ratings have taken a sudden and inexplicable drop ever year after Week 17
4. In a recession, advertisers tend to cut down on brand campaigns to shut-ins
3. After the Patriots lost the Perfect Season, a 24-hour-a-day network on a seasonal sports just seems, you know, kind of silly
2. Environmentally questionable to continue pumping that much pure bull into the ozone
1. If they keep televising it, the cable and satellite networks risk attracting the attention of Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Wants A Ring)