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Gannett Hopping Mad Over 'Hopper' -- Longterm agreement reached!


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#141 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:50 AM

Both parties are ignoring the biggest benefit of commercial breaks. They allow the viewer time for bathroom breaks, letting the dog out, and going to the kitchen for a snack. ;)

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#142 OFFLINE   martzta

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

0825 local time and WUSA D.C. still on.

#143 OFFLINE   jdskycaster

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:22 AM

Setup my OTA timers this morning - for a whopping three shows.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:24 AM

2:00am they went dark here in Atlanta, it is now 2:49am and they are back on.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

Can you give me more details on this software add on to your hopper?


http://www.playon.tv/playon is the where you can download the software. Basically it just piggybacks on top of the DLNA protocol. You can access it once it's installed on your PC through the 'Local Media' option through the 'Menu' button on the Hopper.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:07 AM

My wife just texted me at work and stated that KARE 11 is still available and watchable at 9:00a CDT.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

http://www.marketwatch.com is reporting Dish and Gannett reached a deal. No details yet.

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#148 OFFLINE   packethauler

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

http://www.marketwatch.com is reporting Dish and Gannett reached a deal. No details yet.


KARE 11's Facebook page also confirmed the deal. They aren't providing any details yet, either.
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#149 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

There's a press release from Gannett on PR Newswire (refenced in the MarketWatch article). The release is rather terse and doesn't indicate whether this is a long or short term agreement.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

@dish_answers tweeted me and said they reached a long term agreement.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

Reuters quotes some unnamed Gannett bigwig as saying that Hopper wasn't the main sticking point. What, this wasn't a principled stand to preserve long-term profitability, and it was all about the retransmission fees? :lol:

http://www.reuters.c...E89403I20121008

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:08 PM

http://www.fool.com/...reach-deal.aspx

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

The essence...

"...The companies have not disclosed the value or terms of the deal, but the Autohopper feature will remain for Dish customers."

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

Have you seen an episode of bones ?(among others) lately? If so, that's part of what will happen. :D


At the present time that is just FOX grabbing everything it can, much like the fees it started charging it's affiliates for every subscriber that the affiliate gets revenue for from the cable & satellite companies.

Of the networks FOX is the worst for the way they interact with viewers.

And Yes the blatant plugs on episodes of Bones are way over the top.
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#155 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

So where the blue blazes is Hoosier to come and tell us we're all going to burn for having Autohop?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

I guess I'm going to keep better track of my bill, and see when this deal hits home:(

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:39 AM

I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the Hopper.


I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the DVR.

I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the VHS recorder.

I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like Satellite TV.

I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like Satellite radio.

I just don't understand the strategy behind openly inviting/encouraging lawsuits and strained business relationships with things like the Slingbox.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

All I know is my bill better not increase because of this crap. Don't have the hopper and don't want it. Let the people using autohop pay for it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

All I know is my bill better not increase because of this crap. Don't have the hopper and don't want it. Let the people using autohop pay for it.


People w/ the Hopper are paying more. $4 more for DVR service plus each Joey costs them an additional $7, so most people with that set up end up paying about an extra $11/mo as compared to someone w/ the older equipment.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

odsingCPA,
So you watch all ads then? I have autohop and do not use it for even 10% of my viewing. When I do enable it I still manually forward past the delay that is now part of every commercial break. I also forward past the end of the commercial break which is usually some kind of announcement prior to the show beginning again. So it is not fully "automatic" in my case if that is what everyone is getting all worked up over. I still use my remote when watching shows with autohop enabled.




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