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THE CHOICE TO REMOVE FOX NEWS FROM SPECTRUM

THE CHOICE TO REMOVE FOX NEWS FROM SPECTRUM

Customers should have the choice to remove Fox News from their Spectrum Cable package. If customers overwhelming say, we don't want to financially support Fox News, then Spectrum should allow us to make the choice.

Why is this important?

From the misinformation about the coronavirus to the anger and hate it promotes across the board, Fox News is something I find hurts society. But we don't have to support them. Every TV channel charges cable providers a fee for carrying a channel set during negotiations. This is called a subscriber fee. The provider pays this fee for each customer they have and not viewer. Providers (like Spectrum) bundle channels into packages and pass costs to subscribers. News & info channels’ subscriber fees are normally small. EXAMPLE: MSNBC gets ~$0.33, CNN gets between $0.70-0.90 per month (and includes CNN and CNN Headline News). In contrast, Fox News charges near or over $2 a month. This is way higher in comparison with industry averages. Fox News' fees are extremely inflated. Fox would not be able to sustain itself in its current state (because it doesn't have the ad dollar support it once had) without forcing cable providers into overpaying. We need a Fox News fee correction (by losing even more customers) and the ability to hold them accountable. Hurt them where the money is if you want true change.

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Reasons for signing

  • I have never watched and never will watch the likes of Hannity et al. Lies and hate.
  • Fox news increasingly spreads racism, sexism, and lies, particularly about science and the Democratic party. End this now!
  • Lies and more lies

Updates

2020-11-08 11:40:14 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-06-03 09:01:35 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-06-02 13:48:39 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-06-02 00:41:23 -0400

10 signatures reached