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Senators seek congressional probe of DirecTV
Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:39 PM
There slogan is now "Good TV. Better TV. DirecTV."
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:55 PM
Senators Seek Satellite TV Probe
By JOHN DUNBAR, Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Colorado's two senators have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to look into an escalating dispute involving the nation's two dominant satellite television companies.
Sens. Wayne Allard, a Republican, and Ken Salazar, a Democrat, asked the committee in a letter last Friday to examine whether The DirecTV Group Inc., controlled by global media giant News Corp., "has engaged in behavior that would threaten the viablity of the satellite TV market."
The dispute involves a long-running legal battle over the re-transmission of "distant network" channels.
Neither Allard or Salazar are players. But both get to send out news releases that they're protecting us from all the evil in the world.
End of the day, it means nothing, and I agree with other posters that both, along with the rest of their colleagues have far more important things to worry about.
While I wish the Fox O&O's would complete a deal with DISH, I understand what they're doing, and why they're doing it. And the tactics they're using in impacted markets is right out of the DISH playbook.
It's business. Of course, that often leaves us a tad puckered, but there it is.
Charlie and Rupert will eventually work this out.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:28 AM
My ass sure gets puckered.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:57 AM
This would be especially important since the Government is in a huff to revamp the EAS System and take on so many Homeland Security issues. With L-I-L, people might be much safer if they had their nearest city's network programming, not something from thousands of miles away. And, it's time that satellite joined the Broadcasters and Cable companies, in being able to alert their viewers, no matter what channel they might be watching.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 09:54 PM