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Gannett Broadcasting and DirecTV contract

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by trh, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Dec 1, 2012 #101 of 123
    Bambler

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    Let me ask you this, how do you know they didn't cave?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2012 #102 of 123
    Lucid504

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    Still on here in St Louis,MO at 12:39am Central Time.

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    Still on at 1:41am they are still scrolling that it will be removed at midnight lol
     
  3. Dec 1, 2012 #103 of 123
    Hoosier205

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    I have no idea if either side did or did not cave. However, I am also not the one claiming to know that. You are. If you have some information about the deal or how the final agreement was reached...I'm all ears. It would be very interesting to hear about the exact terms of the initial offers and then what was finally agreed upon.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2012 #104 of 123
    Lucid504

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    Guess they agreed to a contract or something as its 4:56am and still get KSDK in St Louis,MO
     
  5. Dec 1, 2012 #105 of 123
    wilsonc

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    Didn't Directv do just that during their negotiations with Hearst-Argyle Broadcasting a few months ago. I seem to remember they added a channel from Pennsylvania to the Orlando market to compensate for loosing access to the NBC affiliate WESH.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 #106 of 123
    zimm7778

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    No, local cable outlet Brighthouse did that in Orlando.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 #107 of 123
    Lucid504

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    According to my Local Affiliate KSDK who is owned by Gannett Broadcasting, there has been no news about the negotiations.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 #108 of 123
    hdtvfan0001

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    Looks like the sky didn't fall after all... :D
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 #109 of 123
    Bambler

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    DirecTV has clearly stated they don't want to burden people who have no interest in a particular channel (notably expensive "sports" channels) to have to pay for them.

    This was prior to the lakers, so in my eyes, they caved. No idea why you're trying to convince me otherwise. I'm sure anyone who has followed DirecTV and their statements over the past year in regards to various negotiations will agree with me.

    I'm sorry it bothers you so much, but it is what it is.


    I also still have my local Gannett station as of this morning.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2012 #110 of 123
    dvdmth

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    Yet.

    I'll feel better when a deal is announced. As of now, it appears a deal isn't done yet, but the fact that the channels are still up does suggest to me that progress was made and a deal is close.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2012 #111 of 123
    Hoosier205

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    You are assuming that one side caved based upon absolutely nothing.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2012 #112 of 123
    Mark Holtz

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    The DirecTV page is down on News10.net, and redirects to the main page.

    From http://www.marketwatch.com/story/statement-regarding-gannett-directv-agreement-2012-12-01:
    And that's the entire release.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2012 #113 of 123
    domingos35

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    same old anti dish antics
     
  14. Dec 1, 2012 #114 of 123
    Hoosier205

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    Yet another successful deal completed by DirecTV.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2012 #115 of 123
    MysteryMan

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    +1
     
  16. Dec 1, 2012 #116 of 123
    Bambler

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    I'm not assuming anything; I'm forming my own conclusion and it's not based on "nothing," it's in the statement you quoted from me.

    Your circular arguments are just strange.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2012 #117 of 123
    wcr

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    This was just posted to the Directv Twitter account:


    I wonder how long until we have to go through this again.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2012 #118 of 123
    TheRatPatrol

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    +2. Case closed. Over and out. :)
     
  19. Dec 1, 2012 #119 of 123
    Paul Secic

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    GREED!
     
  20. Dec 1, 2012 #120 of 123
    zimm7778

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    I'm happy it's done. But I don't consider it successful. Successful to me in this medium is deals getting done without one side or the other running crawls over shows, creating web sites, public bickering, etc. I mean its done and I'm glad we didn't lose any channels, it just doesn't say success to me.
     

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