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WHDH,WLVI (Boston) WSVN (Miami) 1/13 Carriage Dispute

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  1. Jan 10, 2012 #1 of 114
    noahproblem

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    DIRECTV's statement about carriage of Sunbeam Network Corporation channels

    That message on D*'s website about this latest dispute doesn't sound as confrontational as the one they had with Fox a couple of months ago, but I'm concerned since there are only 3 stations involved (albeit in two major cities) if they don't come to an agreement will this dispute fall through the cracks and be put on the back burner at D*.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2012 #2 of 114
    PrinceLH

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    Interesting. What affiliation, are these stations?
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012 #3 of 114
    noahproblem

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    WHDH (7) - NBC
    WLVI (56) - CW

    WSVN (7) - Fox
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 #4 of 114
    Traegon

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    Well, you can be heartened by the fact DTV seems to get things like this taken care of most of the time before any actual channel loss occurs.
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    I think Fox was just a very situational thing. Probably won't see anything like that for quite awhile, and was mostly Fox.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 #5 of 114
    noahproblem

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    Hopefully that will be the case, and, at least for me WHDH is one of the easiest OTA channels to receive via antenna if the worst happens.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 #6 of 114
    mcl77

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    they better get this settled.
    The Bruins play like 5 times in the coming months on NBC (channel 7 in mass where i live).

    This best get settled especially after prices just went up.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2012 #7 of 114
    litzdog911

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    Here we go again .....
    It's cr*p like this that's a big contributor to those price increases!

    Fortunately DirecTV has a good track record of settling these contract negotiations before the stations are yanked.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 #8 of 114
    ThePhantom

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    Gee, where am I going to get my 18+ hours of "breaking news" and incessant network pre-empts :rolleyes:

    I know it's not possible under current regulations -- I just wish that these local affiliates could compete with one-another on price, vs. the "right" to eyeballs within a geographic area.

    I'd gladly take the Providence locals if it shaved money off the monthly bill...
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 #9 of 114
    noahproblem

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    One small update that may or not may mean anything: On WHDH's web site, the notice about the negotiations is now only about D* - there was a cable system (whose name I've forgotten but I believe started with "Media") who was also in negotiations but are no longer in the notice, so I assume that part was settled.

    After (thankfully) totally botching my prediction about the Fox dispute (for those who don't remember I thought that one would outlast the Versus dispute) I'll leave it to the experts to read this tea leaf.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2012 #10 of 114
    ThePhantom

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    It seems that a 7-1 (SD) has been added to the guide recently. Wonder if the negotiations involve the alternate streams... The alternate here in Boston is This TV (7.2). Wouldn't suprise me to see Sunbeam and its leader Darth Ansin hold out to add another three viewers to its alternate streams...
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 #11 of 114
    noahproblem

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    I think that's just a placeholder channel for announcements - there's a similar "channel" at 56-1 (they did the same thing according to this recent local dispute thread) - which have been up since Tuesday morning (that's how I found out about the dispute in the first place).
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 #12 of 114
    gregftlaud

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    As of 6pm here in Ft Lauderdale/Miami still no agreement between DTV and WSVN Fox. It's ok though b/c i got my hr20-700 with my ota antenna on the roof still hooked in!!
     
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    bjamin82

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    Colorado...
    And where off the air...
     
  15. Jan 14, 2012 #15 of 114
    litzdog911

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    ^^^
    That s*cks! Usually these things are resolved before that happens.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2012 #16 of 114
    trh

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    I received this in an email this AM

     
  17. Jan 14, 2012 #17 of 114
    mreposter

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    The NFL playoff game between NO and SF starts at 4:30pm EST. Both sides are probably playing chicken until the ump comes out and flips the coin. Then we'll see if it's heads or tails...
     
  18. Jan 14, 2012 #18 of 114
    litzdog911

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    300% increase!!! Crazy.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2012 #19 of 114
    Grafixguy

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    I don't know who's to blame and being the NYC DMA this doesn't affect me directly, but one thing I do know...NEVER believe either side's numbers.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2012 #20 of 114
    RunnerFL

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    Don't believe them but if they say 300% increase it's probably around 200%. That's still a huge demand.
     
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