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TWC drops Ovation

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#1 OFFLINE   twiseguy



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Something tells me Direct TV will soon be in the mix of dropping channels as well.


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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

Already have been, and readding (usually), along with the other carriers. Biggest exception for DirecTV is G4, but that's a moot point.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

When I first had TWC installed, I was pleasantly surprised to find they were showing the BBC series "Later...with Jools Holland". Then they dropped it. Given that, I'm fully in favor of Ovation being dropped.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

When I first had TWC installed, I was pleasantly surprised to find they were showing the BBC series "Later...with Jools Holland". Then they dropped it. Given that, I'm fully in favor of Ovation being dropped.

Later with Jools Holland moved to Paladia. The picture quality on Ovation SD on Directv is pretty bad, but there are a few interesting arts/music shows on the channel.

TWC making a big deal out of dropping this little channel is sort of silly. This move isn't going to matter one bit to the big media conglomerates that control large channel groups. This won't impact the price demands of Disney (Disney, ABC, ESPN, etc) or Viacom or Comcast/Universal (NBC, USA, SyFy, etc.) These companies know they have high demand channels and can use that leverage to get the weak ones included in contracts.

If TWC wants to make a stand, they need to drop a channel from one of the majors.

Edited by mreposter, 20 December 2012 - 04:41 AM.

.......... There are none so blind as those who can not see it in HD.
.......... Directv customer since January 2000.

#5 OFFLINE   mitchflorida



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:03 PM

wow, they saved 12 cents a month. Way to go Time Warner!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I have a feeling a lot of Time Warner's subscribers in the NYC area, where they have a thriving arts community, will be switching to DirecTV in the near future. It was one of the first areas to get Ovation on analog in the 90s.

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