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DIRECTV has lost and got back Tribune stations due to retrans dispute

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RAD, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Mar 26, 2012 #1 of 862
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    See http://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...-tribune-programming-20120326,0,7543897.story


    Tribune television stations in 16 markets across the country, including WGN in Chicago, are threatening to cut off programming to millions of DirecTV subscribers after negotiations over retransmission fees broke down Monday.

    The contract is set to expire March 31 and Tribune Co. is seeking compensation from the satellite TV provider to carry its programming, something it does not receive. Without resolution, the plug will be pulled Saturday at midnight.**
     
  2. Mar 26, 2012 #2 of 862
    say-what

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    That would affect my ABC and CW affilliates. I watch nothing on the CW and only 2 shows on ABC that I can get via OTA. So I'm good if they're cut off.
     
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    Araxen

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    If Directv drops WGN Chicago I will have to move to a different provider. They carry way too many Blackhawks and White Sox games for me to miss out on.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2012 #4 of 862
    Stuart Sweet

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    I presume this would include KTLA Los Angeles, which I can get OTA if need be.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2012 #5 of 862
    HoTat2

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    Yep same here;

    Though others here in the house don't have AM21s.

    Therefore wonder if DIRECTV will offer free or discounts on them if indeed the signal is turned off? :sure:
     
  6. Mar 26, 2012 #6 of 862
    sdk009

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    How is it they've never received compensation? I'd think WGN America would command a fee on its own, let alone all the other Trib owned stations nationwide.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2012 #7 of 862
    Davenlr

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    Rinse, Spin, Repeat...
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    they should work a deal to get CLTV HD and WGN / WGNA HD remaps for MLB EI , NBA LP, and NHL CI.

    Do they want WGN A in a lower pack like choice or family as well?
     
  9. Mar 26, 2012 #9 of 862
    Racer88

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    Awesome. Glad that DirecTV is in enough of a position of power to keep taking the same stance with all these greedy ***** that think that it's up to DirecTV to keep their coffers overflowing. Maybe they should try following DirecTV's example in their own dealings with the things they pay for instead.


    Tribune's own press release/spin on it
    http://corporate.tribune.com/pressroom/?p=4047
     
  10. Mar 26, 2012 #10 of 862
    JoeTheDragon

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    what about WGN 9 on Canada systems?? do they get it free?
     
  11. Mar 26, 2012 #11 of 862
    Mariah2014

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    The first wgn america game that isn't in MLB Extra Innings won't occur tell April 28.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 #12 of 862
    JoeTheDragon

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    what about the sports books? sports bars? hotels with WGN America they can't just all move to other systems.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2012 #13 of 862
    Mariah2014

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    As long as they are outside the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks market, they shouldn't have a problem on the most part using out of market packages to gain access to the games.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2012 #14 of 862
    Mike Bertelson

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    It would include our local FOX station...which I can't get via OTA, bummer. :(

    Lets hope it'll be resolved.

    Mike
     
  15. Mar 26, 2012 #15 of 862
    davring

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    Wonder how this might effect negotiations:

    From the L A Times,

    Tribune President and Chief Executive Eddy Hartenstein is a former CEO of DirecTV.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2012 #16 of 862
    Mark Holtz

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    So, what programming will I lose if Fox40 Sacramento goes off DirecTV?

    Thinking...
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    Thinking is hard. Lets learn web programming.
     
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    dvdmth

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    Anyone have a full list of affected stations?
     
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    FloorHead

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    spartanstew

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    Great site, I love how they show this:

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    Umm, I think most people would pay more to NOT receive those shows*.









    *12 year old girls, excluded.
     

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