I am not asking for documents. I am asking for a number. I suggested 5-10, you said I was very low. So give a number.
I believe you cannot give a number because the larger the number is the more ludicrous it will sound to your audience. I believe most people have already made their opinion about the validity of your claim. The claim: "I know for a fact that a large number of Broadcast Stations are in the process of terminating their commercial contracts with DirecTV as they used NewsMix on sets around the newsrooms."
Quite frankly ... I know SatelliteRacer, I have spoken with him before and he is a known reputable source when it comes to DirecTV channels and carriage issues. I don't know you. Your chosen screen name is all I know. So who should we believe?
All I asked for was a number - I will accept a range. If you cannot provide one that is fine. But don't expect people to take your claim seriously when you refuse to back it up.
I am just SomeRandomIdiot who laughs at what some people *think* they know. A careful read of my posts have easter eggs that indicate if I know the Industry or not.
I'm also very aware that I don't know everything about DirecTV, but that I know things others do not as well. I have yet to see a poster or mod post anything about the problems and reasons why EVERY DirecTV h.264 encoder was replaced starting with the Los Angeles Stations in October of last year, then the NY Stations on November 11, 2011 and then every mpeg4 encoder they own. Employees @ D* working with dbstalk mods beta testing firmware and IRDs have no idea what is going on in other areas such as uplink. Just as I do not know everything going on at every station, I sure know enough in areas that concern me.
To be fair dropping NewsMix is not 100% the reason, but as I stated earlier tonight, is in reality the straw that broke the camel's back.
The reasons include and are not limited to:
1) Rainfade the year at several outlets at less than the best time.
2) DirecTV cost structure and major MVPDs wanting to work with us inhouse.
3) DirecTV MFH does not work well with internal QAM networks as they are set up in house.
4) DirecTV screen saver every 4 hours and no way to disable has become a major issue. Yes, we can put individual monitors up for every channel but every 4 hours we get a screen saver on them and someone has to trigger a receiver - try doing that with 20+ receivers in a newsroom every 4 hours.
5) NewsMix broke the camel's back
Edited by SomeRandomIdiot, 17 December 2012 - 12:07 AM.