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News Monitor Talk: Happy New Year - with a retrans problem


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#1 OFFLINE   Raymie

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:42 PM

Every year for at least the past three years, Dish Network rings in the new year with a retransmission consent dispute.

2006: Lifetime and LMN
2007: CourtTV
2008: Noggin-The N

What will be 2009's big retrans problem? I fear Fisher might not come back for a while due to the fact that they are filing a lawsuit in Oregon. Don't forget WBRZ, too. But if it's a cable channel, what will it be?

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#2 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:11 PM

For the moment Time Warner appears to be stealing the thunder with a reported dispute with Viacom according to something I read earlier today over on Satellite Guys.

Maybe folks will stop with the "why is it always Dish" if more companies will start playing hardball with every rate increase.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:15 PM

Yes...Time Warner and MTVN are at an impasse.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:21 PM

Every year for at least the past three years, Dish Network rings in the new year with a retransmission consent dispute.

2006: Lifetime and LMN
2007: CourtTV
2008: Noggin-The N

What will be 2009's big retrans problem? I fear Fisher might not come back for a while due to the fact that they are filing a lawsuit in Oregon. Don't forget WBRZ, too. But if it's a cable channel, what will it be?


it will be 3 more Baton Rouge channels. The nbc, fox and cw affiliates will join WBRZ(abc) in being off of dish. That would leave only cbs, and dish will lose a bunch of baton rouge subs to directv, who now has the locals in hd

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:37 AM

Yes, it appears that LIL retrans consent is the flavor of 1-1-09.
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