Latest UPDATE from SRL 6/29/2011
We do not have any word on Discovery so that is why nothing has been reported. Is it a good or bad thing? I don't know. I think you wonderful satellite forums folks writing them requesting to keep the service and being positive and thanking them will help.
It isn't that SRL and SKY doesn't care, it's more of there hasn't been much to report and that can be a good thing. If we have any news (good or bad) to report we have so many ways of getting the word out. We have the 2 forums, our website, our email lists, messages through the receivers and snail mail for those without email or computer access. We will use all means necessary to get any notification out when something comes up.
We are a small company and have been dedicated to the big dish and there will be no plans to deviate from this goal. We've had offers from small dish companies to sell them as a "courtesy" to our customers for those moving on from big dish. We have declined offers because we are very loyal and have made it clear throughout the years that when customers calls they will never have a small dish or other offers thrown down their throat. I think most customers can confirm that when you call us you are getting through fairly quickly without having to push a bunch of buttons or sales pitches.
I've seen Soap Net mentioned and that is a possibility. We are working on it but not really getting any attention from the ESPN/Disney folks after several attempts. It has been revived recently and we'll keep trying. I also saw someone mention ESPN2 and that is not a possibility. No one can contractually sell ESPN2 without selling ESPN and ESPNews which are not available in a format we can authorize. We are also trying to get some adult services, as they are in a format available to us. I know some people will like this and some will not but the more business the better. My predecessor tried getting them years back and could not get anywhere with them allowing us access. We will continue to try.
I thank everyone for the continued support.