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DIRECTV Completes Six Retransmission Deals


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#141 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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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.
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#142 OFFLINE   mshaw2715

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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.



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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.

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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!

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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. :)

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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.

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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.

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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.




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