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


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#126 OFFLINE   robl45

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:20 AM

This is an industry wide situation...and yes, that includes Comcast. Heck, Comcast's dispute with the Tennis and Disney channels come to mind with the Tennis Channel dispute going to court.

Don't think it's limited to satellite. Cable has the exact same dispute issues.

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this may be true, but cable isn't missing any channels, cable has bbc america in HD, they have sprout. So while there may be disputes that you hear about, when picking cable its about how much you going to bend over for the cost of it all, at least in South FL you aren't giving up channels unlike when you pick satellite and its what you can live without. Right now Directv seems best as giving up the least compared to Dish if you have kids.

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#127 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:33 AM

this may be true, but cable isn't missing any channels, cable has bbc america in HD, they have sprout. So while there may be disputes that you hear about, when picking cable its about how much you going to bend over for the cost of it all, at least in South FL you aren't giving up channels unlike when you pick satellite and its what you can live without. Right now Directv seems best as giving up the least compared to Dish if you have kids.

I don't think there's a service provider out there who has all the HD channels, cable or satellite. Cable may have the channels you care about in HD but I'll bet their missing channels someone else cares about.

Nobody has it all...I'm just sayin' :grin:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

CWE 394 is now WNUV out of baltimore, was greyed out but works fine...


Yeah, what's up with 394 being greyed out? It still works.. Looks like this could be a lengthy "dance" with Tribune as they have switched to Baltimore CW!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:36 AM

looks like the only channel affected in the detroit market is wgn america, is that correct?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

If they want to play these games I will play too. Every 2 years I will simply switch providers and get the best deal they have for 12 months.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

Some good news....

http://www.broadcast...etrans_Deal.php

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

Some good news....

http://www.broadcast...etrans_Deal.php

That sounds encouraging. :)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

If they want to play these games I will play too. Every 2 years I will simply switch providers and get the best deal they have for 12 months.


...that would affect the service provider and not the content provider. You wouldn't be playing even remotely the same game.
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#134 OFFLINE   ActiveHDdave

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

...that would affect the service provider and not the content provider. You wouldn't be playing even remotely the same game.


I would be playing the winning game....:lol:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

I would be playing the winning game....:lol:


If you look pure at the dollarsigns.... maybe.

But there is something to be said about having to learn new equipment, giving up certain features/channels that others might not have, losing all your DVR recordings again when you switch, having to take time off work to make sure the installer does things right, etc.... And in some cases, it would be convincing the wife that it IS a good thing to switch, and having to learn a new system and channel-lineup is really for the best!

Switching providers is actually quite a pain. If it was real easy, those people who like "basic HD" would have switched to Dish a LONG time ago.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

If you look pure at the dollarsigns.... maybe.

But there is something to be said about having to learn new equipment, giving up certain features/channels that others might not have, losing all your DVR recordings again when you switch, having to take time off work to make sure the installer does things right, etc.... And in some cases, it would be convincing the wife that it IS a good thing to switch, and having to learn a new system and channel-lineup is really for the best!

Switching providers is actually quite a pain. If it was real easy, those people who like "basic HD" would have switched to Dish a LONG time ago.

Don't Have any DVR and Only one HD receiver.... Not that hard for me!

But I do hope they settle this.

#137 OFFLINE   ericcooper1956@att.net

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

Just to be clear, this happens Saturday night at midnight,correct?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Technically it would be 4/1/12 but yes after midnight tomorrow the agreement ends and Tribune can state to remove the channels.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

It looks like they reset the ticker for 30 more days on Fox http://www.fox43.com/

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:33 AM

It looks like they reset the ticker for 30 more days on Fox http://www.fox43.com/


Unless I'm missing something there is nothing on that page to indicate any type of extension.

#141 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

An agreement has been reached. Here Ya Go.

http://www.marketwat...ions-2012-03-31

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Edited by Mike Bertelson, 31 March 2012 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Broadcast stations will not be shut off. DIRECT and Tribune will negotiate a separate agreement for WGN, so the fate of WGN is still in the air.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

Why do they negotiate for months? Just wait until 3 days before the contract expires, and get down to it. It always goes to the last minute anyway.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

What I find really interesting is that it's on Saturday that DIRECTV announces it accepted the terms offered on Thursday for the broadcast stations. Says to me that DIRECTV really wanted to have WGN included in the deal along WITH the broadcast stations, but Tribune must really be holding out for a MUCH higher rate for WGN.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

Broadcast stations will not be shut off. DIRECT and Tribune will negotiate a separate agreement for WGN, so the fate of WGN is still in the air.



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#146 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

Here is the DIRECTV release (Link).

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

Why do they negotiate for months? Just wait until 3 days before the contract expires, and get down to it. It always goes to the last minute anyway.

Just like watching a basketball game. :)

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

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Tribune Broadcasting has not reached an agreement or come to terms with DIRECTV on any aspect of its contract, which expires at midnight tonight. Any statement by DIRECTV to the contrary is inaccurate and misleading. DIRECTV subscribers will likely lose WGN-TV at midnight tonight. Click here to tell DIRECTV you want to keep WGN Sports, WGN News, the CW and all your favorite shows. Time is running out!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

http://www.marketwat...ions-2012-03-31

Tribune Statement On DirecTV Negotiations

CHICAGO, March 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tribune Broadcasting released the following statement regarding its negotiations with DirecTV:

"Tribune Broadcasting has not reached an agreement or come to terms with DirecTV on any aspect of its contract, which expires at midnight tonight. Any statement by DirecTV to the contrary is inaccurate and misleading."

TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company's broadcasting group owns or operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago's WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

I agree with the earlier posts on that the local affliates shouldn't get money from providers(D*,E*,ATT,FIOS,local Cable company) for signals that they are giving away for free. The providers put more eyes on the stations, they(local channels) could just get the money from advertisers based on the increased number of viewers.
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