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When is DirecTV adding The Blaze channel?


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#26 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:44 PM

Since it is a news channel without expensive programming (such as Hollywood productions and sports), I can easily see DirecTV carrying this.

I don't however see them carrying it in HD. Just like Dish, they might carry it.... but in SD only.


News?

Then so is the National Enquirer. The Onion has more facts than Mr. Beck.

In fact, Fox got rid of him because he wasn't news enough for them. Ha!

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#27 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:45 PM

I would rather pay $5.00 a month to keep this channel OFF THE AIR!


Me too. Where do I sign up. They can use the money to get the PAC 12 network.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

I don't have a problem with anybody watching the channel. I just hope they don't actually believe what is said on the network. I'd like it if they also watched Rachael Maddow later that evening. Don't believe Beck. Don't believe Maddow. Believe what rings true to you. It's when you watch - and believe - only one ideology that you get yourself in trouble.


Agreed! :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

OK... take 2.

I remind you of forum rules:

"(t) No posts or threads of a controversial nature are allowed such as those involving politics, sex, race and religion."

This is not a thread about political contributions or the political leanings of any channel. This is a thread about a channel that was IPTV-only, and will be picked up by DISH, and so far not by DIRECTV.

If all you have is politics to talk about, the thread will be closed and infractions issued.

I have deleted several posts, and I expect that depending on who you are you are thinking either "Why was my post deleted" or "why wasn't HIS post deleted." I had to draw a line somewhere. I believe in free and polite expression within forum rules and I really want to give every thread a chance.

So, moving forward,

This is not a thread about politics.
This is not a thread about the President or his opponent.
This is not a thread about any news channel or their politics.
This is not the place to insult each other.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

Wow Stuart. I just clicked the "page 2" button, and suddenly the thread is down to only one page long! That's never happened before. I agree, it was getting too off-topic political back and forth.

I seriously doubt anyone knows the answer to the question if/when will DirecTV add the Blaze channel. Since Dish is adding it, DirecTV just *might*, or maybe not... (shrug)
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

D* should add it a'la carte like the Baby First channel.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

I`ve never even heard of The Blaze Channel.
But, if some loser like Beck is involved, I suspect it won`t be around long.


He has more paying subscribers than CNN has viewers.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

Didn't we read somewhere that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 ? I don't remember ever reading he denied it...

Mind you I'm not accusing him of it, I'm just asking questions here ;)
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:09 PM

He has more paying subscribers than CNN has viewers.


Lots of psychotic people have enjoyed great popularity at times. Manson, Hitler, etc.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:11 PM

Careful where you're going with that.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

Hard to not be political when discussing a political channel. The mere desire by the OP for the channel is a political statement in itself so by strict adherence to the rules, the thread should. It exist at all.

If everyone stays personally civil, it seems that the hard fast rule on no politics should not be enforced on discussion of political channels. We discuss Doctor Who on bbca. We discuss South Park for Comedy Central. We discuss the Lakers.... In other words, we discuss the content of the channel.

Or just delete all threads on all political channels. They violate the rule.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

He has more paying subscribers than CNN has viewers.


And isn't cnn.com the most popular news site? Ironic huh?
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

IBTL

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

What's next, the Rush Limbaugh channel?

Political extremism of any flavor isn't really my cup of tea.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Beck may not be my exact cup of tea, but it doesn't bother me if someone wants his channel on DirecTV. Nor does it bother me if someone wants Al Gore's network on, and we wouldn't even be able to type these posts without his Internet invention, after all :P

If you're a lefty, and a lot of people here apparently are, it would do well to be more tolerant of conservatives; plus you wouldn't come off like such a hypocrite. I mean you'd seriously drop DirecTV if the "hateful" Beck gets on some tiered channel somewhere? You might check yourself for some of that "hate."

Free expression and ideas, even from people you don't agree with IS A GOOD THING, not to mention there are very few mainstream outlets for conservatives right now. So Beck gets a channel, get over it. I hope Beck comes to DirecTV--I'd check it out. To the original poster, I think Beck does Dish commercials, so I think the deal is pretty exclusive.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

How much will we have to pay to keep DirecTV from adding that channel?:D


Because the adult thing to do when you don't like a person's point of view is to silence him.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:36 PM

To the original poster, I think Beck does Dish commercials, so I think the deal is pretty exclusive.
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Beck said that there was an exclusive period, but made it sound like it was a rather short period.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:38 PM

To the poster that talked about a la carte like BabyFirst - babyfirst hasn't been a la carte for about 1 yr. I know 'cause my bill was reduced by that amount last year :)

Concerning this particular channel, provided that's not added in HD over another more popular HD channel, say, DIY, HLN or Pac-12, I'm fine if added in sd. Not my cup of tea, but that's because my cup of tea for news is bbc world-style channel, not the so-called America's "news" channels like MSNBC or Fox News.

And another smart play by Dish, adding as a 5 bucks a la carte or for free in the top 250 package.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

Beck may not be my exact cup of tea, but it doesn't bother me if someone wants his channel on DirecTV. Nor does it bother me if someone wants Al Gore's network on, and we wouldn't even be able to type these posts without his Internet invention, after all :P

If you're a lefty, and a lot of people here apparently are, it would do well to be more tolerant of conservatives; plus you wouldn't come off like such a hypocrite. I mean you'd seriously drop DirecTV if the "hateful" Beck gets on some tiered channel somewhere? You might check yourself for some of that "hate."

Free expression and ideas, even from people you don't agree with IS A GOOD THING, not to mention there are very few mainstream outlets for conservatives right now. So Beck gets a channel, get over it. I hope Beck comes to DirecTV--I'd check it out. To the original poster, I think Beck does Dish commercials, so I think the deal is pretty exclusive.
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Few outlets for conservatives? Why do you need outlets? What about truth and straight up fair commentary.

Besides, have you paid any attention to radio at all?

Conservative views are fine. Glenn beck is the National Enquirer. As I said, even Fox was embarrassed by him.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

I think the terms of the Fox departure was more amicable than anyone on this list is willing to admit. Bottom line, the great thing about free speech is that more speech is better than less speech when debating complex topics. I will go back to my first post in the thread. To me, it is the path he took to get a "new channel" on any distributor that is really the big story in my opinion.

He built that! *oooops* Couldn't resist.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

What about truth and straight up fair commentary.


No such channel exists yet. Do you know if there are any plans on obtaining such a channel?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

Lots of psychotic people have enjoyed great popularity at times. Manson, Hitler, etc.


Freedom of speech! Love him or hate him, let the market decide. Anyone that shoots down an opposing point of view, is narrow minded. I welcome his program and will decide on my own.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:37 PM

Few outlets for conservatives? Why do you need outlets? What about truth and straight up fair commentary.

Besides, have you paid any attention to radio at all?

Conservative views are fine. Glenn beck is the National Enquirer. As I said, even Fox was embarrassed by him.


I guess that's why him and Bill O'Reilly went on tour together and made tons of money. Beck probably left, because there was no space for him, during FOX News' prime time lineup. Why do you think that FOX News has been the number 1 Cable News Network out there?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:40 PM

No such channel exists yet. Do you know if there are any plans on obtaining such a channel?


Most of them are that way. But I see you bought into the Fox myth.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:40 PM

I guess that's why him and Bill O'Reilly went on tour together and made tons of money. Beck probably left, because there was no space for him, during FOX News' prime time lineup. Why do you think that FOX News has been the number 1 Cable News Network out there?


Because thinking people watch many channels. Ditto heads watch one.

And sure. Fox and Beck are friends. That is why they dumped a guy who sells tons of books to single minded people.
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