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DEAL REACHED: Directv Customers may lose the Sinclair Stations Mar 1

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LMckin, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. tonyd79

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    It is a bit of a delicate walk. I understand the news for local stations and can see that network programming is the best way for them to stay viable.

    As you can tell from my posts, I understand the need for local programming and how they serve the community.

    I'd rather see them regulated better. The government grants them a monopoly and then just lets them do whatever they want.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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  3. Stuart Sweet

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    That link now has the full press release.
     
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  5. Stuart Sweet

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    Well obviously that PDF is a bit less relevant now :lol:
     
  6. xmguy

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    I saw the Solid Signal blog. These carriers LOVE to strike fear. Thing is they suggest like Dish. But then when Dish and that carrier have an issue they say go to DirecTV.
     
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    I checked my local channels site, still had the warning up. Their twitter feed said they've gotten word of a deal, with details to follow. That was a half hour ago. I just responded saying it is done, and to take the warning down, providing the link to the Sinclair press release.

    And Sinclair also just purchased 18 more stations, from Barrington Broadcasting.
     
  8. MikeW

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    What annoys me most is the crawls on every program for a week and a half. This probably never even needed to be known by subs/viewers...
     
  9. SParker

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    Called it, figured they would come to an agreement..
     
  10. inf0z

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    I like how Sinclair makes an attempt at justifying their price increase for them while suggesting DIRECTV reduce the profits they make. I'm not saying either is right but who ever put out this communication for Sinclair really didn't put a lot of forethought in to it.
     
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    From : http://directvpromise.com/keeping-you-connected-to-your-local-stations/


    Sinclair Broadcasting Network Updates

    Last updated: February 28, 2013 7:00PM EST

    DIRECTV and Sinclair Broadcast Group today extended their current retransmission consent agreement to allow DIRECTV to continue providing Sinclair’s local broadcast stations without any unnecessary interruptions.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    SS@SolidSignal - Today, 07:12 PM Reply
    Update: A source at DIRECTV says, "I have heard we have a one week extension, not a done deal."
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Banner on guide is updated.


    "As expected, there will be no disruption to your [FOX] station."
     
  14. dpeters11

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    Technically true, it's a one week extension, but I think it's more to give time to sign the agreements and such. Even Sinclair makes it sound like its a done deal and just a formality at this point.
     
  15. FLWingNut

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    They don't own the program but they own the rights to the program for their specific market.
     
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    The local San Antonio Sinclair stations have said for a while that they "didn't expect" to be carried on D* as of March 1.

    Gotta love spin.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Directv did state yesterday that they thought the deal was close enough to predict it would get done.
     
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    Good to hear and had the AM21 ready in case it didn't get settled for ROH;) :)
     
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    Dude111

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    Sometimes these deals ARE NOT GOOD!!!! -- Ultimatly the customer ends up paying EVEN MORE and for what??

    Almost nothing but garbage on tv NOW.. Why do ppl keep paying for this crap??
     
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    One man's crap is another man's treasure. Or something like that.
     

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