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Guest Message by DevFuse

I thought E* had an extension with Viacom?


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#1 Guest_Chris Walker_*

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 01:40 PM

I was programming a new remote for my 508 and while I was changing channels I came across a channel that had a "This Viacom Owned And Operated Station.." slate message on it but I quickly went past it because I was on the phone and not paying attention. When I got off the phone I remembered about this dispute Dish is having with Viacom, so I wanted to figure out what had been taken down so I went to my CBS channels and they are there, so I am not sure what channel I landed on that was displaying this slate. Is anyone else seeing this? I wish I was paying attention as to what channel this was on!

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#2 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 06:55 PM

If you are in Arkansas, it might have been channel 240. No known channel which has this message is currently available on normal subscribers receivers, but there may be a hold over from TAX INFO if your receiver has been offline for a while.
There are several channels which contain this message all of which are standing by in case there is a negotiation breakdown.

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 08:03 PM

If you are in Arkansas, it might have been channel 240. No known channel which has this message is currently available on normal subscribers receivers, but there may be a hold over from TAX INFO if your receiver has been offline for a while.
There are several channels which contain this message all of which are standing by in case there is a negotiation breakdown.


Nope, not located in Arkansas. I don't know why I didn't stop at that channel and read the entire message but I definitely saw the slate which contained a message of "this CBS Owned & Operated station is not available due to Viacom..". It was a purplish colored background. The only CBS feeds I have are East and West coast(NY&LA), and I checked those feeds within 5 minutes of seeing the slate and both channels were working. Maybe someone flipped the wrong switch for a few seconds and I just happened to come across the channel while it happened?

#4 OFFLINE   tnsprin

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 08:33 PM

They so far have agreed to a additional one week extension. Hopefully they will settle it without having anyone lose stations.




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