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Al Jazeera Gets Current


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#1 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Multiple stories saying Al Jazeera is either buying or has bought Current TV.

Can't tell if it's a done deal or still in the works.

Wonder if the Guv'mint will stop it?
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

Being discussed here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3154528#post3154528

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

I love how everything on this site ends up being a DirecTV topic. DirecTV isn't the only provider that carries Current.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

I love how everything on this site ends up being a DirecTV topic. DirecTV isn't the only provider that carries Current.

Really? The original poster made the choice of where to post his thread. :rolleyes:

Nothing's stopping anyone from starting one in the Dish area.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I love how everything on this site ends up being a DirecTV topic. DirecTV isn't the only provider that carries Current.


It's a forum dedicated to the topic of DBS. There are only two DBS providers in this country: DirecTV and Dish Network. DirecTV is by far the most popular choice...so it's reasonable to expect that it will dominate discussion here.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

I've asked for a new forum for these types of network/broadcaster/provider business/corporate topics that cross carriers, but it hasn't happened.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

I've asked for a new forum for these types of network/broadcaster/provider business/corporate topics that cross carriers, but it hasn't happened.


There already is such a forum... this very forum in fact!

Sometimes people start threads in the forum where they are most familiar... if a DirecTV subscriber starts a thread, he might start it in a DirecTV forum... we don't read every single thread all the time, so if someone sees a thread in a provider-specific forum that applies to other providers, reporting that thread to a moderator would help call attention to it.

I'll see if I can call some attention to it myself, as I don't frequent the DirecTV area often but this might be a topic that ought to reside here for all viewers.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

There already is such a forum... this very forum in fact!

Sometimes people start threads in the forum where they are most familiar... if a DirecTV subscriber starts a thread, he might start it in a DirecTV forum... we don't read every single thread all the time, so if someone sees a thread in a provider-specific forum that applies to other providers, reporting that thread to a moderator would help call attention to it.

I'll see if I can call some attention to it myself, as I don't frequent the DirecTV area often but this might be a topic that ought to reside here for all viewers.


I've given up on thread cleanup and organization. It just doesn't happen here.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

There already is such a forum... this very forum in fact!


Well, this is "TV Show Talk" which by definition would be more about specific shows than network acquisitions, but whatever. Still like this idea though: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=206757



AJ had a reputation for a while of being highly biased, but I've heard they've mellowed a bit, so I'm not sure what to think of this.

Some folks blew a gasket when RT appeared. Other wet themselves when BeckTV appeared.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

The description of this forum:

"A place to discuss Standard and High Definition programming on any DBS provider."

That seems to fit the bill to me.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

The description of this forum:

"A place to discuss Standard and High Definition programming on any DBS provider."

That seems to fit the bill to me.

Actually...it sounds spot on. ;)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

That seems to fit the bill to me.

Actually...is sounds spot on. ;)


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

But I still don't understand why we have two threads for this topic.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Multiple stories saying Al Jazeera is either buying or has bought Current TV.

Can't tell if it's a done deal or still in the works.

Wonder if the Guv'mint will stop it?


Why would the government want to or be able to stop it? You’ve heard of the first amendment?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Why would the government want to or be able to stop it?


There are/were some rules against foreign ownership of media sources.

Word is, Time-Warner is dropping the channel.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

I love how everything on this site ends up being a DirecTV topic. DirecTV isn't the only provider that carries Current.


I'm glad you love it. I am the originator of the first thread and a Directv subscriber. It preceded this thread by 3 hrs and had much more activity. I don't venture out of the D* section. The rest of the site holds very little interest to me. I posted it in Directv Programming and that certainly applies.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I for one look forward to it. Al-Jazeera is actually pretty decent.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hoping for an HD feed at some point.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

Looking forward to it. I use their app on the iPad but that's not for time shifting.

With D* I can watch morning Biz News on Bloomberg (yes I wish we had HD version), record Biz Asia and more on CCTV and since I finally got an HR34 I can record alJazeera as well.

Makes up for most of the dross that masquerades as news elsewhere.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

There are/were some rules against foreign ownership of media sources.

Word is, Time-Warner is dropping the channel.


Seems pretty official. Time Warner says that the reason was basically that CurrentTV had low viewership, and their contract had an exit clause on change in owner.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

This is all well and good. But if they drop "Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller" in the morning,i will NOT be happy!


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Great news! Al Jazeera English is great! I watched it everyday on Youtube.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

A few years ago Al Jazeera was negotiating for carriage on Dish. The outcry against the network on the Dish forum was severe and the deal fell through. Since then snippets of AlJaz programs can be found on Free Speech TV.

You may not agree with this network's viewpoints, but there is free speech in the USA and you can block the channel if you don't want to see it. Please don't threaten your provider over this network as was the case a few years ago.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

You may not agree with this network's viewpoints, but there is free speech in the USA and you can block the channel if you don't want to see it. Please don't threaten your provider over this network as was the case a few years ago.


If folks want to threaten to drop their television service because they don't agree with what their subscription fees are paying for, that's their right of free speech.

I've been a customer of DirecTV for many, many years. If they don't drop this network before the transition, I may very well drop DirecTV. That's my choice, and it's their choice. Choices are good, that tells us there's still freedom left in these lands.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

I've been a customer of DirecTV for many, many years. If they don't drop this network before the transition, I may very well drop DirecTV. That's my choice, and it's their choice. Choices are good, that tells us there's still freedom left in these lands.


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