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Al Jazeera Gets Current

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SayWhat?, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 2, 2013 #1 of 201
    SayWhat?

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    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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    trh

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    marker101

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    I love how everything on this site ends up being a DirecTV topic. DirecTV isn't the only provider that carries Current.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2013 #4 of 201
    hdtvfan0001

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    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.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2013 #5 of 201
    Hoosier205

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    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.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2013 #6 of 201
    SayWhat?

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    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.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2013 #7 of 201
    Stewart Vernon

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    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.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2013 #8 of 201
    Hoosier205

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    I've given up on thread cleanup and organization. It just doesn't happen here.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2013 #9 of 201
    SayWhat?

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    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.com/showthread.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.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2013 #10 of 201
    Stewart Vernon

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    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.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2013 #11 of 201
    hdtvfan0001

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    Actually...it sounds spot on. ;)
     
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    SayWhat?

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    [​IMG]
     
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    spartanstew

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    But I still don't understand why we have two threads for this topic.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2013 #14 of 201
    kc1ih

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    Why would the government want to or be able to stop it? You’ve heard of the first amendment?
     
  15. Jan 3, 2013 #15 of 201
    SayWhat?

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

    Word is, Time-Warner is dropping the channel.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2013 #16 of 201
    alnielsen

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    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.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2013 #17 of 201
    RasputinAXP

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

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    Hoping for an HD feed at some point.
     
  19. Jan 3, 2013 #19 of 201
    Ed Campbell

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    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.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2013 #20 of 201
    dpeters11

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    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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