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DirecTV Terminating Trio

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mark Holtz, Nov 29, 2004.

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  1. fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    It all depends how far left you are! Someone who aligns themselves with the Green or Libertarian Party might think that way.

    There are some out there (members of the John Birch Society for one) who would call Fox News Liberal.
     
  2. fluffybear

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    There was a time out there where CNN was quite conservative. How many out rememebr the "CBS RATHER Biast" bumperstickers Ted Turner was giving away and his attempting to buy CBS in effort just to sake Mr. Rather (CBS took a poison pill and sold itself to Laurence Tish & the Loew's Corporation).

    Ted's conservative ways went in the toliet after he hooked up with Hanoi Jane and by the time he regained some of his senses it was to late to do anything about it..
     
  3. Guesst925XTU

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    Fox News is not "middle" and CNN/ABC/NBC are FAR from "liberal".

    Does this quote by Bill O'Reilley sound "fair and balanced"?

    "Once the war begins we expect every American to support our military and if they can't do that they can shut up."

    If CNN is so "liberal" how come they didn't say "Once the war begins we expect every American who does not support this war to protest across the country."

    FoxNews, CNN, ABC/CBS/NBC are all corporate controlled mouthpieces for the Bush administration and Republican party.

    The CBC, NWI, BBC, DeutscheWelle and ITV are "fair and balanced".

    I don't see a single television network on DirecTV or DISH that even leans to the left, yet alone one that is "liberal".
     
  4. fluffybear

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    I have no problem with Bill O'Reilley's comments. Anytime we send our fighting men and women in to combat we need to behind them 100%. I have family and friends who are protecting this countries interest and I think that is fair personal comment and while he may be more conservative then Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw are, he has a right to his opinion.

    How can NWI be considered fair? NWI is owned by a media group led by Al Gore.

    As for the sources of news you mention, I get CBC where I am at and I do not consider their news to be fair at all.

    Fox News is not in the middle by any means. They are slanted to the right and it is the only major TV news source that is slanted towards the right. In today's world it is nice change to have someone who is slanted toward my way of thinking.
    Everyone else (CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, etc..) are slanted toward the left. they may not be as far left as your way of thinking but regardless they are slanted more left then middle (accoding to mainstream america). Surveys conducted over the years have proven this.

    The nice thing about our country is we have the right to our own opinion and we do not have to agree with you. In a business sense, Fox News is the #1 cable news source and it makes no sense for D* to dump something that is so popular. DirecTv does see a need to dump Trio which is not performing well in the ratings at all.
     
  5. Guesst925XTU

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    Simple:

    Along with the other more balanced newscasts NWI carries newscasts produced by Rupert Murdoch's companies, Murdoch is the very definition of "far-right Conservative".
     
  6. Mark Holtz

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    I'm surprised that you didn't include "Fox Movie Channel". They also show "reruns of dead people".

    Turner Classic Movies, as a matter of policy, also shows the movies in their original aspect ratio, a concept that the premium movie channels fail to grasp.

    Also, you will find that some of the newer movies have their roots in older movies. Gone With The Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird, Twelve Angry Men, Psycho, King Kong, It's A Wonderful Life, Rear Window, and Sparticus would be considered significant films by many people, but, in your view, they don't count because they are "reruns of dead people".

    Oh, wait, I must like these films because I'm a "old geezer"... who turned 35 last September.

    I must have a limited variety of films in my collection... only over 700 titles at last count ranging from The 39 Steps to Shrek 2.

    You gotta come up with some better reasons for disliking those two channels besides "dead people reruns". I can think of one. AMC (formerly known as American Movie Classics, and which I like to refer to is Another Movie Channel) used to be commercial free, then had commercials in between movies. That was OK. But, about 2-3 years ago, they started breaking up the movies with commercials, and they started showing less movies that were "classics".
     
  7. Mark Holtz

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    It was my impression that AlGore and company have not made any major changes just yet, and that they were going to aim the programming towards the 20 year olds. (See stories from SF Gate here and Here)
     
  8. fluffybear

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    Since I have only watched NWI on rare occasions oevr the last 10 years I have had DirecTV, I will reserve my comments on any changes to someone who has seen it more.

    It also makes logical programming sense to target 20 year olds as most of them have yet to form opinions and are easily influenced. The left by trageting them is hoping to brainwash future generations in to thinking the way of the left.
     
  9. fluffybear

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    I guess it all depends on how you want to look at someone. Murdoch by all accounts is not as far right as many others out there nor as far right as I would like to see his channels.

    Please tell me what shows NWI carries are produced by Murdochs companies as I would like to see sometime what you consider as FAR RIGHT..
     
  10. ddobson

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    I personally think they just need room for more 24 hour a day infomercials....

    Check out TV Guide Channel Lately. It's now full screen ads and tells you to "press your guide button" for detailed program information.....

    As I browsed through the channel lineup the other night I realized how many shopping channels we had...

    I remember when D* was good and I would never think of going back to cable. Now if my cable company had a TiVo based DVR with dual tuner I'd go back in a heartbeat for all the channels D* won't add....

    Oh well, nothing is perfect but every day cable and DISH look better and better...
     
  11. mhking

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    NWI doesn't carry any NewsCorp-produced (i.e., Murdoch-owned) programming. All their programming comes from either the CBC directly or from overseas affiliates (DW in Germany, NHK in Japan, neither of which are owned by Murdoch, and ITV in the UK which is a direct competitor to Murdoch's SkyNews in the UK)
     
  12. Guesst925XTU

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    What about CCTV News which is carried on NWI?
     
  13. stone phillips

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    trio rocks, dtv needs to get rid of g4techtv, that channel is junk since comcast bought techtv
    dump g4techtv not trio
     
  14. mhking

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    CCTV News hasn't been carried on NWI for awhile now.

    And in any event, Fox only distributes CCTV in the states -- the channel (CCTV4) is owned and operated by the Chinese government, not Newscorp.
     
  15. JcT21

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    i totally agree. i once was techtv's greatest fan but since comcast bought it, its now f.u.b.a.r. i cant hardly stand to watch "the screensavers" anymore.

    i think we have too many shopping channels. probably some i dont even know about. i would like to see direc add upn, wb, more of the multimax channels, hbo channels, mtv/vh1 channels.
     
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    have you seen the channel?
     
  17. fluffybear

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    I have seen it on a couple of occasions! It surely is not something I watch on a regular basis.
     
  18. Geronimo

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    Where is it available at this time?
     
  19. fluffybear

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    News World International (NWI) has been available to DirecTV customers for as long as I remember (and I have been with DirecTv for over 10 years).

    I guess this is one of the channels Dish does not carry...
     
  20. jpurkey

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    The commercials on AMC wouldn't be so bad if they didn't also edit the movies to run in the time allotted. Why don't they just schedule more time for the movies instead of editing them?

    I much prefer AMC and FMC, especially when they show movies in widescreen. I wish the premium channels would do the same.
     
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