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Does D* listen when you request channels?


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#1 OFFLINE   AJ2086

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Posted 14 July 2002 - 01:57 PM

Do they listen to your request? Is it added to a list? Or do they just go yea ok sure and blow you off? I was just wondering cause thats how my local cable co works. You request channels and your ignored.
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#2 OFFLINE   timf

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Posted 14 July 2002 - 02:07 PM

They'll send you a form response that says something like:

"Thank you for your suggestion. It is our policy not to comment on new channel additions before they are announced, but your input is valuable to us."

#3 OFFLINE   AJ2086

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Posted 14 July 2002 - 02:33 PM

ok i got suttin like that but it mentioned a response in 3-5 days
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Posted 14 July 2002 - 03:40 PM

I don't mean to sound condescending, but are you sure any of these multichannel companies are "listening"?

Dish Network is adding National Geographic, after about a year and a half. Was Dish Network listening a year and a half ago? Did they add it to a list (Mr. Ergen, the CEO, says it was their most requested channel, and therefore had to be on the top of a "request list")? It also turns out that National Geographic was linked to talks for the retransmission of local FOX stations.

DirecTV hasn't added much, lately. CNBC World (and I actually enjoy it) was the latest addition.

But what if DirecTV and Dish Network both should carry "Fine Living", brought to you by the same people as HGTV, Food Network, and DIYNet? If one adds the channel tomorrow and the other adds the channel on January 2003, who "listened"?

Request anything. The provider will put it on a list. Just like your cable company did.

#5 OFFLINE   AJ2086

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Posted 14 July 2002 - 03:48 PM

The problem is they are all crazy with the locals. There goal is to carry all 210 so everyone can get locals. Thats why we need a merger. They will put all the locals up and then it will be just channels liek crazy.
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