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DIRECTV has lost and got back Tribune stations due to retrans dispute


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#1 ONLINE   RAD

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

See http://www.chicagotr...0,7543897.story


Tribune television stations in 16 markets across the country, including WGN in Chicago, are threatening to cut off programming to millions of DirecTV subscribers after negotiations over retransmission fees broke down Monday.

The contract is set to expire March 31 and Tribune Co. is seeking compensation from the satellite TV provider to carry its programming, something it does not receive. Without resolution, the plug will be pulled Saturday at midnight.**

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

That would affect my ABC and CW affilliates. I watch nothing on the CW and only 2 shows on ABC that I can get via OTA. So I'm good if they're cut off.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

If Directv drops WGN Chicago I will have to move to a different provider. They carry way too many Blackhawks and White Sox games for me to miss out on.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:57 PM

I presume this would include KTLA Los Angeles, which I can get OTA if need be.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

I presume this would include KTLA Los Angeles, which I can get OTA if need be.


Yep same here;

Though others here in the house don't have AM21s.

Therefore wonder if DIRECTV will offer free or discounts on them if indeed the signal is turned off? :sure:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

How is it they've never received compensation? I'd think WGN America would command a fee on its own, let alone all the other Trib owned stations nationwide.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

they should work a deal to get CLTV HD and WGN / WGNA HD remaps for MLB EI , NBA LP, and NHL CI.

Do they want WGN A in a lower pack like choice or family as well?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

Awesome. Glad that DirecTV is in enough of a position of power to keep taking the same stance with all these greedy ***** that think that it's up to DirecTV to keep their coffers overflowing. Maybe they should try following DirecTV's example in their own dealings with the things they pay for instead.


Tribune's own press release/spin on it
http://corporate.tri...essroom/?p=4047

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

How is it they've never received compensation? I'd think WGN America would command a fee on its own, let alone all the other Trib owned stations nationwide.


what about WGN 9 on Canada systems?? do they get it free?
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

The first wgn america game that isn't in MLB Extra Innings won't occur tell April 28.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

what about the sports books? sports bars? hotels with WGN America they can't just all move to other systems.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

As long as they are outside the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks market, they shouldn't have a problem on the most part using out of market packages to gain access to the games.

what about the sports books? sports bars? hotels with WGN America they can't just all move to other systems.



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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

I presume this would include KTLA Los Angeles, which I can get OTA if need be.

It would include our local FOX station...which I can't get via OTA, bummer. :(

Lets hope it'll be resolved.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

Wonder how this might effect negotiations:

From the L A Times,

Tribune President and Chief Executive Eddy Hartenstein is a former CEO of DirecTV.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

So, what programming will I lose if Fox40 Sacramento goes off DirecTV?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Anyone have a full list of affected stations?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:55 PM

http://www.stationin...y-owner/Tribune

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

They have a site telldirectv.com

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

They have a site telldirectv.com


Great site, I love how they show this:

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Umm, I think most people would pay more to NOT receive those shows*.









*12 year old girls, excluded.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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