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DIRECTV Signs Deal with Pappas Telecasting


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Here's the Press Release:

DIRECTV and Pappas Reach Agreement

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 13, 2012 – We are pleased Pappas has recognized that all DIRECTV customers wanted from the start was to pay reasonable fees for local stations that would not unduly increase their monthly programming bills. While it’s unfortunate Pappas removed its local channels to try and force a deal, we are happy to have an agreement that will keep these channels in our lineup for years to come. We thank our customers for their patience during this unfortunate and unnecessary disruption. All Pappas stations returned to DIRECTV at approximately 5:30 p.m. CT.


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#2 ONLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

They are just ripping all the stations after reaching agreements aren't they? :)

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

Incorrect Sir, DTV did not remove the channels the Pappas network did!

They are just ripping all the stations after reaching agreements aren't they? :)



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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

I know, I am talking about Directv's press releases after they are apparently getting what they want in the deals.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

Man, the "must carry rule" has been deregulated throughout the years. Nowadays, the only way to have local channels without having to worry about carriage agreements is through OTA.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

OoO lol I misunderstood what you said.


I know, I am talking about Directv's press releases after they are apparently getting what they want in the deals.



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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

Man, the "must carry rule" has been deregulated throughout the years. Nowadays, the only way to have local channels without having to worry about carriage agreements is through OTA.


The only stations that opt for must-carry are stations that know they can't extract any fees from cable and satellite companies.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:28 AM

Here in Minot, ND , FOX was taken down from the local Midcontinent cable feed, upsetting many. It has never been available as a Directv local, which is one reason I have an OTA antenna and don't subscribe to locals.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Here in Minot, ND , FOX was taken down from the local Midcontinent cable feed, upsetting many. It has never been available as a Directv local, which is one reason I have an OTA antenna and don't subscribe to locals.


That affiliate is one of the worst offenders. The station manager claims the affiliate deserves as much as NBC or CBS, yet it does not offer local news. The best claim he had was they give free ad time, a quick bulletin board ad, to non-profits.




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