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#261 OFFLINE   paule123

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:45 PM

Hard to believe that yet another season is heading into the stretch drive and still no action from The Sports Leader on this issue.


Yep, agree, this is total f*cking bullsh!t that we don't get the WGN games in HD on MLBEI. No more excuses.

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#262 OFFLINE   iceturkee

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:22 AM

my local cable company adds wgn america hd on september 5. guess, who is this close to adding cable?

#263 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:32 AM

my local cable company adds wgn america hd on september 5. guess, who is this close to adding cable?


Just because of Cubs games?? :lol:

I'm a huge Yankee fan and would NEVER change providers for them, especially to cable. There are many other alternatives.
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#264 OFFLINE   MLBurks

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:50 AM

I would never go back to cable ESPECIALLY over one channel.

#265 OFFLINE   mojo7877

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:50 PM

I don't think he said he would be going back to cable, just adding cable.

#266 OFFLINE   levibluewa

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:02 PM

Directv is becomming a huge disappointment in adding national HD, including WGN. I guess the question to ask is when is John Malone leaving. The HD progress went to hell with his arrival.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:14 PM

I guess the question to ask is when is John Malone leaving.

When another company buys DirecTV.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

The Tribune Company has entered into a "definitive agreement" to sell the Cubs to the Ricketts family. According to the Chicago Tribune story announcing the deal:

"WGN radio and television stations will retain long-term broadcast rights to the team under the deal, according to sources familiar with the transaction.

"As part of the sale, WGN Radio will remain as the radio play-by-play home of the Chicago Cubs, and we look forward to our continued partnership with the club for many years to come," said Tom Langmyer, vice president and general manager of WGN Radio."

These statements are much more specific about WGN radio's continuing relationship with the Cubs than they are about WGN-TV. The deal also includes a 25% ownership stake in Comcast Sports Net Chicago. It remains to be seen whether the number of games on WGN-TV will stabilize or continue to decline. I assume that DirecTV will be carrying WGN-America HD by the start of the 2010 season as long as it continues to broadcast roughly 100 Cubs and White Sox games.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:59 PM

The Tribune Company has entered into a "definitive agreement" to sell the Cubs to the Ricketts family. According to the Chicago Tribune story announcing the deal:

"WGN radio and television stations will retain long-term broadcast rights to the team under the deal, according to sources familiar with the transaction.

"As part of the sale, WGN Radio will remain as the radio play-by-play home of the Chicago Cubs, and we look forward to our continued partnership with the club for many years to come," said Tom Langmyer, vice president and general manager of WGN Radio."

These statements are much more specific about WGN radio's continuing relationship with the Cubs than they are about WGN-TV. The deal also includes a 25% ownership stake in Comcast Sports Net Chicago. It remains to be seen whether the number of games on WGN-TV will stabilize or continue to decline. I assume that DirecTV will be carrying WGN-America HD by the start of the 2010 season as long as it continues to broadcast roughly 100 Cubs and White Sox games.

Will they show the wciu only games on csn?

make all games wgn / espn/ csn only with no more wciu games?

WGN-America and wgn 9 still has the bulls and blackhawks as well.

I hope we get wciu 26 HD soon but I can get that OTA as well.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:31 PM

I heard a number once that was how much WCIU paid the cubs to televise a game. If that number was correct and they continue to offer a comparable amount, I believe that WCIU will continue to show games.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 07:05 PM

I heard a number once that was how much WCIU paid the cubs to televise a game. If that number was correct and they continue to offer a comparable amount, I believe that WCIU will continue to show games.


but will there be a push to show more on MLB EI and wgn america.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:25 AM

my local cable company adds wgn america hd on september 5. guess, who is this close to adding cable?


Dish has had WGN HD since last year. What's wrong with Directv?

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

Even Comcast here has WGN HD now.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 12:25 PM

I don't think he said he would be going back to cable, just adding cable.


I wouldn't go back to cable over 15 channels, even if we did lose 15 more, D* would still have 75 more HD channels than pathetic TWC.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:00 AM

Take this for what it's worth, since csr's haven't been reliable in the past for information, but a csr from the North Florida call center told me yesterday that WGN (among 5 other networks including BBC America) was scheduled to go HD before the end of the year. And no, the Travel channel wasn't one of them. One was some kind of new terror channel. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:14 AM

Take this for what it's worth, since csr's haven't been reliable in the past for information, but a csr from the North Florida call center told me yesterday that WGN (among 5 other networks including BBC America) was scheduled to go HD before the end of the year. And no, the Travel channel wasn't one of them. One was some kind of new terror channel. I'll believe it when I see it.


Chiller hd, perhaps?

#277 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:48 AM

Take this for what it's worth, since csr's haven't been reliable in the past for information, but a csr from the North Florida call center told me yesterday that WGN (among 5 other networks including BBC America) was scheduled to go HD before the end of the year. And no, the Travel channel wasn't one of them. One was some kind of new terror channel. I'll believe it when I see it.


Who knows. If D12 does launch OK once NFL bandwidth requirements are gone they might fire up some new channels assuming that D12 will be fully operational in early 2010?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:43 AM

Chiller hd, perhaps?


That'd be my first guess, too. I also belive there's a potential for We, amc, Lifetime, G4, and E!. Those are the channels I know of with HD feeds.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:59 AM

Unfortunately...Chiller is not broadcasting HD and according to NBC/Universal all plans to do so are on indefinite hold.
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#280 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:12 AM

That'd be my first guess, too. I also belive there's a potential for We, amc, Lifetime, G4, and E!. Those are the channels I know of with HD feeds.


All of these channels are in HD on U-verse.

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