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Newsmax TV Signs With DISH Network


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#21 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:15 AM

I rather enable VPN and watch AlJazeera English or RT or any unbiased news or non entertainment news.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

http://tvpredictions.com/tv053014.htm This says Newsmax won't be in HD on DirecTV. We'll see if Dish follows.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:32 PM

I'd pay for a news channel like we saw on HBO "The Newsroom".


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

Interesting, FNC viewers are also the most uninformed viewers regarding this. The study found of the Americans who trust Fox News to give them the most accurate information about politics and current events, just 12 percent correctly believe that deportations have increased under the Obama administration, said the study, which measured cultural attitudes toward immigration in 2014. As a whole, 25 percent of Americans correctly said deportations have risen.

 

 

Unfortunately the LA Times says those deportation figures are "cooked".

 

http://www.latimes.c...ory.html#page=1

 

It seems that in order to make it look like deportations are up, the government now counts catch-and-release (individuals refused entry at the border) as deportations.  Actual deportations away from the border are down by 1/3.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:55 PM

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

All I can say is good luck to NewsmaxTV.



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

It is an interesting concept ... with numerous threads about channels converting to individual digital feeds here we have another channel that sees the importance of mass distribution via satellite and cable. Getting your content out to the most homes possible, ready to watch alongside hundreds of other channels, remains important.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:13 PM

If you like a huge choice of free news channels worldwide, get a Roku. It is amazing how many services stream for free.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:58 PM

Up and available, replacing an infomercial channel ...

223 XTRA (Infomercials) renamed NEWSX NewsMax (110° TP 10 SD Instant Order Preview)
223 XTRA (Infomercials) renamed NEWSX NewsMax (72.7° TP 31 SD MPEG4 Instant Order Preview)
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:11 AM

I saw Newsmax tonight on #223. So far I am not impressed.

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

So it's on a former infomercial channel :rolleyes: and SD only.   The good news is one less infomercial channel (unless Newsmax fills their 24 hrs. with the same)

 

I wonder what package it's going to be in after the preview?


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

Is it a preview? It replaced infomercial channels on both Dish and DirecTV (where it took the transponder slot of an infomercial channel that was on channel 321). It might be a pay to play deal where they're paying to be on the lineup so it will be in every package.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:32 PM

So....the real question is...

Is this to be a "Cinemax-esqe" version of the news? ("renamed NEWSX")

 

Naked News? anyone? :biggthump hahaha

 

If not...then I couldn't possibly care less...


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

Is it a preview? It replaced infomercial channels on both Dish and DirecTV (where it took the transponder slot of an infomercial channel that was on channel 321). It might be a pay to play deal where they're paying to be on the lineup so it will be in every package.

 

It is pay to play on both platforms, unlike Beck's Blaze TV, which is using the traditional pay-us-for-content method.  Newsmax get every subscriber as potential viewers at a price, but needs ad revenue to pay the bill.  Beck gets paid for a small subset of those same subs, betting that the revenue from those subs will partially offset costs. It'll be interesting to see who fares better. 


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

If you like a huge choice of free news channels worldwide, get a Roku. It is amazing how many services stream for free.

Keep in mind, some of us in the sticks can't get screaming fast internet. Mine tops out at about 1 Meg download via a 2GHz wireless system, and out here I'm lucky to get that. Not the best for streaming video, but beats dialup.

I would LOVE to get BBC WORLD on Dish.

CNN International would be great too.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:45 PM

I hear ya. I had the same thing for years as I live out of town. But fortunately Charter Cable decided to run high speed out here. Other than satellite, that was my only choice. DSL still is not available here.

 

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:48 PM

They're paying to be aired now, but later they'll want money like everyone else, once the contract expires.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:23 AM

That only works if enough people miss them when they are gone. I believe INSP tried that tact ... paid as a PI for carriage then decided to stop paying and charge. It didn't work out as well as they wanted (back to paying).
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

You never know what the future will bring in terms of popularity level,  It could surpass Fox News,  though I doubt that will happen.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

What channel is Newsmax on? I can't it.


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