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LIN TV and DIRECTV Announce Retrans Agreement for HD Signals

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Indiana627, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Jun 9, 2008 #1 of 188
    Indiana627

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    YES!!!!

    LIN and Directv have reached an HD retrans agreement!

    LIN TV and DIRECTV Announce Retrans Agreement for HD Signals
    PROVIDENCE, RI/EL SEGUNDO, CA, June 9, 2008 – LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today announced they have entered into an agreement for the retransmission of LIN TV’s broadcast stations in both analog and high-definition. The deal covers television stations owned and/or operated by LIN TV in 15 markets.

    The retransmission agreement includes: KRQE-TV, KASA-TV (Albuquerque); KXAN-TV, KNVA-TV and KBVO-TV (Austin); WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV (Buffalo); WDTN-TV (Dayton); WANE-TV (Ft. Wayne); WOOD-TV, WOTV-TV, WXSP-CA (Grand Rapids); WLUK-TV (Green Bay); WTNH-TV and WCTX-TV (Hartford-New Haven); WISH-TV and WNDY-TV (Indianapolis); WALA-TV and WBPG-TV (Mobile); WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV (Norfolk); WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV (Providence); WWLP-TV (Springfield) and WUPW-TV (Toledo).

    “We are pleased with the outcome of our negotiations,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, president and chief executive officer of LIN TV Corp. “Our stations are leaders in their markets and we’ve made substantial investments to bring our viewers high definition digital programming. The agreement reflects fair value to both parties and is in the best interest of the consumer.”

    “With this agreement, DIRECTV will continue to enhance its industry leading HD offer, enabling us to add more HD channels in existing DIRECTV HD local markets and set the stage for roll out of more HD local channels this fall,” said Dan Hartman, senior vice president, Programming, DIRECTV, Inc. “We’re extremely happy with this agreement that is both beneficial for our business and our customers.”


    http://lintv.com/news/images/PDFs/n...Retrans Agreement for HD Signals - 6-9-08.pdf

    I wonder when the LIN HD signals will start lighting up? Is there still room on D10 spot beams to add these now?
     
  2. Jun 9, 2008 #2 of 188
    Ken S

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. & EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today announced they have entered into an agreement for the retransmission of LIN TV’s broadcast stations in both analog and high-definition. The deal covers television stations owned and/or operated by LIN TV in 15 markets.

    The retransmission agreement includes: KRQE-TV, KASA-TV (Albuquerque); KXAN-TV, KNVA-TV and KBVO-TV (Austin); WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV (Buffalo); WDTN-TV (Dayton); WANE-TV (Ft. Wayne); WOOD-TV, WOTV-TV, WXSP-CA (Grand Rapids); WLUK-TV (Green Bay); WTNH-TV and WCTX-TV (Hartford-New Haven); WISH-TV and WNDY-TV (Indianapolis); WALA-TV and WBPG-TV (Mobile); WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV (Norfolk); WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV (Providence); WWLP-TV (Springfield) and WUPW-TV (Toledo).

    Link to the whole story...
    http://www.businesswire.com/portal/...d=news_view&newsId=20080609005730&newsLang=en
     
  3. Jun 9, 2008 #3 of 188
    bhelton71

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    Oh my - the proverbial fiery pit has frozen over. Would this be dependent on D11 firing up ?
     
  4. Jun 9, 2008 #4 of 188
    ilovehd

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    This is great news!!!
     
  5. Jun 9, 2008 #5 of 188
    johnck78

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  6. Jun 9, 2008 #6 of 188
    woj027

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    So who's still left out in the cold?
    I know Portland Oregon is with KOIN (CBS) for the HD feeds.
    Any of the other Top DMA's still without all their locals? CBS,NBC,ABC,Fox,

    I hope D11 also fills in the blanks with the lower DMA locals as well.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2008 #7 of 188
    Ed Campbell

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    Well, when we start accessing the PBS agreement already in place, I guess I'll put away my Silver Sensor.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2008 #8 of 188
    tunce

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    Me...

    CBSHD Channel 58 in Milwaukee DMA. They won't play at all! No signal and no sign of them doing anything to give us a signal.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2008 #9 of 188
    Mike Bertelson

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    It's about time.... :D

    I wonder what it cost Directv.

    Thanks for the info Indy.... :)

    Mike
     
  10. Jun 9, 2008 #10 of 188
    Spanky_Partain

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    I wounder if I can get a refund on my AM21 now. :lol:

    This is excellent news and I am looking forward to the move. This will make the need of my AM21 obselete. I guess ebay will be seeing me when this happens.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2008 #11 of 188
    Mike Bertelson

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    I'm only guessing here...with only 15 markets (wikipedia lists 33 stations), I would think there is room for those now.

    Some of those stations seem to be simulcast so I don't know how that will effect (affect?) anything.

    Mike
     
  12. Jun 9, 2008 #12 of 188
    dyker

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    I wonder for how long? Ditto on the AM21, although I still like it for sporting events (no reduced bitrates). Although for me the AM21 has been worthless due to problematic non-responsive trickplay.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2008 #13 of 188
    Indiana627

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    Here in Buffalo, we already get 3 of our locals in HD, so I wonder if there's room on the spot beam that we get those from to add the local LIN stations (CBS and CW).
     
  14. Jun 9, 2008 #14 of 188
    RAD

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    Wonder how much we need to thank Charlie for coming to an agreement and lighting up LIN stations on E*? Anyway, glad to see both parties finally coming to an agreement.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2008 #15 of 188
    schlar01

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    I'm still wondering when they are going to add La Crosse's locals in HD..................
     
  16. Jun 9, 2008 #16 of 188
    Chuck W

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    It will be interesting to see how fast Directv gets those "missing" locals up and running(waiting for WTNH and WCTX myself) . Hopefully they were smart enough to leave enough space for them, on the spotbeams, for when they did reach the agreement.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2008 #17 of 188
    bhelton71

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    Nah - with the weather we have been having here in Indiana - think I will keep the antenna. I do prefer the MPEG4 for recording, but with the heavy cloud cover as of late I do like having the 'backup' :).
     
  18. Jun 9, 2008 #18 of 188
    crzychrisj

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    FINALLY!!!

    Maybe LIN finally decided to start making some deals now under pressure from both DirecTV and Charter customers.

    Guess I'll have to email my "friends" at WTNH to "thank" them for taking my request into consideration. :lol:
     
  19. Jun 9, 2008 #19 of 188
    PoitNarf

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    Congrats to all that have been patiently waiting for this outcome! :D
     
  20. Jun 9, 2008 #20 of 188
    Chuck W

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    Did LIN reach an agreement with Charter too(not to change the subject, just curious as Charter is my local cable company)?
     

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