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WSVN Fox Channel 7 Miami saying bye to Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by gteach26, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 #81 of 188
    oldschoolecw

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    I switched to dish a year ago, and know from reading things here, that Dish has lost channels at time. I am thankful it hasn't happened since I've been with them
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 #82 of 188
    Mark Holtz

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    May I suggest contacting your local congresscritter about this situation? Some resources to find out who represents you is Project Vote Smart and Congress.org. In addition, isn't there some sort of FCC rule which requires that the stations keep certain correspondence and make them available for public inspection during normal business hours?
     
  3. Jan 15, 2012 #83 of 188
    Davenlr

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    This was the best quote on the channel 7 website...and should be mandatory information for all these disputes:
     
  4. Jan 15, 2012 #84 of 188
    oldschoolecw

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    And I totally agree with that quote
     
  5. Jan 15, 2012 #85 of 188
    john262

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    So you really think that Congress should be spending time on what TV channels are available considering all of the other urgent problems that they have to address? Get a clue. Change the channel.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2012 #86 of 188
    joshjr

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    Where did you read that at?
     
  7. Jan 15, 2012 #87 of 188
    veryoldschool

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    It might be more productive than what their spending their time now on. :lol:
     
  8. Jan 15, 2012 #88 of 188
    Mark Holtz

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    It is Congress that set up the rules for retransmission of local channels over satellite and cable systems, and has set up the exclusivity of local stations.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2012 #89 of 188
    Shades228

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    This is the reason that DIRECTV forced FOX's hand earlier as FOX wanted to grant an extension until now.

    I feel bad for people who get caught up in these issues. With how many agreements get done monthly it's sad that a select few companies always try to inflate their worth.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2012 #90 of 188
    NR4P

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  11. Jan 15, 2012 #91 of 188
    saleen351

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    I spoke to a buddy of mine in the business, basically he says WSNV holds all the cards. The lack of DTV won't have any affect on their bottom line as the numbers are not significant enough plus many will still pick up wsvn on cable/antenna.

    He said for DTV to have not caved in meant WSVN has be asking for something absurd.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2012 #92 of 188
    Davenlr

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    Directv is going about this the wrong way. They need to just name a price they will pay for each local, and if the local doesnt want to accept that offer, that local is gone.

    While it might mean a few ship jumpers initially, if the other carriers adopted the same policy, eventually the locals would be the ones to cave.
    Directv could even actively install AM21's for each customer requesting one for a one time fee in those markets that lose a station.

    Cable companies have relatively no overhead for carrying locals, while directv's expenses are immense (satellite space, receiver site, fiber to colorado) that the cableco's dont have to deal with.
     
  13. Jan 16, 2012 #93 of 188
    joshjr

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    miro

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    can't

    Most of the time retrans fees for TV stations owned by larger media companies are bargained for together with the rest of the channels the group owns. Ie local NBC station + all channels its parent company owns. Sunbeam is negotiating all 3 stations it owns at once- WHDH and WLVI in Boston are off the air on DirecTV as well

    Up in New York Newscorporation and a cable operator had a smiliar fallout and they were bargaining the fees for their local stations, plus some cable channels at once
     
  15. Jan 16, 2012 #95 of 188
    bjamin82

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    Has anyone else noticed that if you put in your address in the Local Availability tool that WSVN is missing a channel number and DNS eligibility now states yes? Do you think they would actually grant a waiver? I live way north in Broward... almost in palm beach county which would is a different market... I don't think I could even get the signal with OTA.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2012 #96 of 188
    JeffBowser

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    I pick up 7-1 from Boca just fine, and I'm on the Delray line.

     
  17. Jan 16, 2012 #97 of 188
    bjamin82

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    Good to know.

    What type of antenna do you have?
     
  18. Jan 16, 2012 #98 of 188
    mx6bfast

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    I can get 29-1 but not 7-1 with an older Samsung Axxesion (or something like that) antenna. Problem is for me get 29-1 it makes 4 and 6 flaky.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2012 #99 of 188
    davring

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    I left the antenna mast slightly loose in the brackets so I can easily rotate it 180 degrees as needed:)
     
  20. tulanejosh

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    while i don't disagree - its reeks of collusion and price fixing.... pretty sure that's not allowed.
     

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