Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

DIRECTV Completes Six Retransmission Deals


  • Please log in to reply
147 replies to this topic

#126 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

Doug Brott

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 28,932 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles
Joined: Jul 12, 2006

Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:43 PM

I'm in Moscow, ID (8 miles from Pullman, 90 miles from Spokane) and I've tried calling twice to get DNS and they said I'm not eligible and they cannot turn 399 on for me. I filled out an online waiver request on the 12th and it's still pending, and they said it can take up to 45 days. bleh.


And since DIRECTV and Northwest are at a stalemate right now, the waiver is unlikely to be approved anyway.
DIRECTV Firmware Monitor - iPhone - Android - HTML5

DIRECTV employee since August 2011.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#127 OFFLINE   bighifi

bighifi

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 10 posts
Joined: Aug 10, 2004

Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:31 PM

Directv is sending AM21 for free.

#128 OFFLINE   steinmeg

steinmeg

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 169 posts
Joined: Nov 23, 2006

Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:12 PM

Our Raycom channel quit the crawl to, but to replace with it with a new one to say they know about their audio drop out issues :( Hopefully they fix that while they work out a deal with DirecTV :)

Here is Lake Worth FL, they are still runnig the crawl especially during a FOX football game....

#129 OFFLINE   dorfd1

dorfd1

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 972 posts
Joined: Jul 15, 2008

Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

Here is Lake Worth FL, they are still runnig the crawl especially during a FOX football game....


I guess directv and raycom are still negotiating?

#130 OFFLINE   steinmeg

steinmeg

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 169 posts
Joined: Nov 23, 2006

Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:56 PM

Guess so, its like a chess game...hope this does not effect the Super Bowl

#131 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

JoeTheDragon

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,345 posts
Joined: Jul 21, 2008

Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:43 PM

Guess so, its like a chess game...hope this does not effect the Super Bowl


in the pass fox DSN was open for the SB.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#132 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon

    Chancellor

  • Registered
  • 9,081 posts
  • LocationDawson, Georgia
Joined: Jun 07, 2004

Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

NW Customers:Northwest granted our request to put the channels back on while we negotiate a deal. We're working to restore the channels ASAP


~Alan

#133 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon

    Chancellor

  • Registered
  • 9,081 posts
  • LocationDawson, Georgia
Joined: Jun 07, 2004

Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:28 PM

Breaking news: FOX channels in Spokane & Yakima, WA, Medford, OR and Binghamton, NY will be restored tomorrow.
by DirecTV on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 8:57pm

We are very happy to share the news and expect the channels to return by Wednesday February 2. Some viewers may already have the signal now. Here is the official statement from Dan Hartman, SVP, Programming Acquisitions, DIRECTV -"We’re happy that Northwest granted our request to put the channels back on while we negotiate a deal. We are making arrangements to restore the channels as soon as possible and look forward to getting a deal done as quickly as we can."


~Alan

#134 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

Doug Brott

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 28,932 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles
Joined: Jul 12, 2006

Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:11 PM

Hey at least folks can see the Superbowl .. Wonder if this means the stations are better off with the redistribution than without.
DIRECTV Firmware Monitor - iPhone - Android - HTML5

DIRECTV employee since August 2011.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

#135 OFFLINE   Jaspear

Jaspear

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 476 posts
Joined: May 16, 2004

Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:36 AM

Hey at least folks can see the Superbowl .. Wonder if this means the stations are better off with the redistribution than without.


Both the stations and DirecTV. Around here, DISH Network contract installers have been running TV and Radio spots with the theme, "Don't miss the big game....switch now!" A couple of my neighbors have done just that.
"A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven."

Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, 1993 - 2003.

#136 OFFLINE   gkamer

gkamer

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 52 posts
Joined: Nov 04, 2005

Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

I posted an earlier thread about not getting my FOX channel here in the Spokane Wa area. It was kind of a long post so I'm not going to go into it again. I missed the announcement from DirectTV that FOX was going to be put back up. Know why? Cause I was checking the DirectTV web site which showed the last update on this situation as having been posted on 01/14/11. I never would have thought to go to Facebook to get information. I am at work so I can't check to see if my local FOX28 is back up but I'm going to check as soon as I get home.

Thanks for everyone, especially the super moderator who pinted me in this direction.

#137 OFFLINE   dpeters11

dpeters11

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 14,504 posts
  • LocationCincinnati
Joined: May 30, 2007

Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:43 PM

Both the stations and DirecTV. Around here, DISH Network contract installers have been running TV and Radio spots with the theme, "Don't miss the big game....switch now!" A couple of my neighbors have done just that.


Around here, there are people switching from Dish to DirecTV, because when their satellite got the "electrical issue" local HD channels were moved to a satellite a lot of customers can't see and Dish won't give them that equipment.

I think DirecTV will gain more Dish subs than Dish gets DirecTVs, more affected by the Dish situation.

#138 OFFLINE   Jaspear

Jaspear

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 476 posts
Joined: May 16, 2004

Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:04 PM

Around here, there are people switching from Dish to DirecTV, because when their satellite got the "electrical issue" local HD channels were moved to a satellite a lot of customers can't see and Dish won't give them that equipment.

I think DirecTV will gain more Dish subs than Dish gets DirecTVs, more affected by the Dish situation.


"Electrical issue"??? I can just hear Charlie and Jim explaining that on the Chuck Chat, complete with the pained expressions on the faces in the peanut gallery!:lol:

Anyway, Fox 28 Spokane is back up on DirecTV. I'll bet Northwest's local Superbowl advertisers had something to do with this.;)

According to this letter from the head honcho at Northwest, they want 60 cents per sub per month. Probably something like 40 cents more than everybody else.

Edit: Make that 90 cents per sub per month.

Edited by Jaspear, 02 February 2011 - 02:22 PM.

"A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven."

Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada, 1993 - 2003.

#139 OFFLINE   jdspencer

jdspencer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,600 posts
Joined: Nov 07, 2003

Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:27 PM

Fox40 and MyNet are now up here.
DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

#140 OFFLINE   Mariah2014

Mariah2014

    Breaking the mold

  • Registered
  • 836 posts
  • LocationSomewhere in Washington
Joined: Apr 21, 2006

Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:37 PM

Just temperary at this point 4 week time period to allow for a contract to be signed between the two parties.

#141 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

Doug Brott

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 28,932 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles
Joined: Jul 12, 2006

Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

My guess is Northwest will end up falling in line with the other deals that DIRECTV already negotiated. Not sure we'll ever really know, though.
DIRECTV Firmware Monitor - iPhone - Android - HTML5

DIRECTV employee since August 2011.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

#142 OFFLINE   Mariah2014

Mariah2014

    Breaking the mold

  • Registered
  • 836 posts
  • LocationSomewhere in Washington
Joined: Apr 21, 2006

Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:56 PM

That is what I'm thinking.
This page placing a link to I think gives you a better idea of what's been happening and also explains how the 600 percent increase came from as well. Having said that It's clear they were asking for a dollar a month at first.
http://www.myfoxtric..._us/DirecTV_FAQ

My guess is Northwest will end up falling in line with the other deals that DIRECTV already negotiated. Not sure we'll ever really know, though.



#143 OFFLINE   BCARR

BCARR

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 4 posts
Joined: Jan 26, 2009

Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:01 PM

Meanwhile in smaller DMA's like Montgomery, Alabama (#150) the local, family-owned FOX station, has been dark on the DirecTV Guide for the past 60 days. I am sure the re-trans agreements with the majors are priority one for D* but there are still quite a few of us who won't be watching the Super Bowl at home this weekend. I suppose this is really a game of "chicken" to see who gives in first. Meanwhile I am paying a monthly fee for my locals in HD, save one.

#144 OFFLINE   Newshawk

Newshawk

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,427 posts
Joined: Sep 02, 2004

Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:49 PM

Just temperary at this point 4 week time period to allow for a contract to be signed between the two parties.

No, just temporary for four weeks to allow Northwest Broadcasting to count DirecTV subscribers in their Nielsen ratings. February sweeps starts TOMORROW!

DIRECTV employee April 2004-November 2012.
The above comments are my own because I don't know if anyone would care about my opinions anymore.


#145 OFFLINE   jdspencer

jdspencer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,600 posts
Joined: Nov 07, 2003

Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

No, just temporary for four weeks to allow Northwest Broadcasting to count DirecTV subscribers in their Nielsen ratings. February sweeps starts TOMORROW!

All the more reason to not watch your local Fox during sweeps. :D

Update: 2/4/2011 - Just received an automated phone call from DirecTV telling me that our locals are now available while the negotiations continue. :)

Edited by jdspencer, 04 February 2011 - 11:32 AM.

DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

#146 OFFLINE   crkeehn

crkeehn

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 354 posts
Joined: Apr 22, 2002

Posted 04 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

That is what I'm thinking.
This page placing a link to I think gives you a better idea of what's been happening and also explains how the 600 percent increase came from as well. Having said that It's clear they were asking for a dollar a month at first.
http://www.myfoxtric..._us/DirecTV_FAQ


I love the math that myfoxtricities is using. A 6000 percent markup? If DirecTV were charging the "75 to 100 dollars" to provide simply the one channel, I could understand. I thought I got a few more channels for the $68 that I am paying. It looks as though they are trying to extort a payment for each subscriber whether they are a viewer or not.

#147 OFFLINE   ulfius

ulfius

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 13 posts
Joined: Aug 31, 2007

Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:45 AM

I can just imagine what our bills would be like if DirecTV had to pay every station $1/month/subscriber.

#148 OFFLINE   awblackmon

awblackmon

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 183 posts
Joined: May 20, 2009

Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:04 PM

I wonder what Directv or Dish could save on these retransmission fees if they both sent out the over the air modules and then didn't count those that had the modules as customers not receiving the locals via satellite. The rural customer would be the only ones that could be counted. I have an AM-21 module on my DVR and can see the transmitter tower from my front door.

Actually I think the broadcasters should be sent the bill for the cost of carrying the signal to me. I mean if they want Directv to charge me to receive the signal, then they should also be partners in it getting it to me, and pay accordingly instead of letting Directv pay that bill, and the extortion fees.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...