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Alert Ticker on Noggin

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by GrumpyBear, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    Anybody get all nervous when the Ticker about losing Noggin and 18 other channels were about to be dropped? Just to find out its about Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Nice its not Dish, seems Charter is having problems keeping stations on as well.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    It is a shame that they have to do that on their national feeds - including ones airing on DISH etc. It is running on many channels. The channel logos and ads are running OVER the crawl!

    Nickelodeon, Nogin, MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central and TV Land are the listed channels (at least on this read).
  3. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    This reminds me of when....

    (anvil falls on head)

    Oh, dear god, I was a staff member back then. This was prior to 2006, and the dispute between Dish and that suite of channels was godawful. They would run a crawl at the bottom of the screen, and Dish network would promptly black out the bottom of the screen. The next tactic was to run the crawl IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREAKING SCREEN.

    Oh, that was an interesting couple of days as a mod. Try explaining to your kid why Spongebob Squarepants was not viewable that day.
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Viacom Channel Takedown Information (Revisited)
    3/7/2004 to 3/11/2004

    It wasn't the first major outage. Hopefully we never see anything like it again.
    (The actual discussion of the Viacom issue began in January and consumed the forum!)
  5. tsmacro

    tsmacro Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2005
    'Colbert,''SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner

    Dec 31, 7:38 AM (ET)


    LOS ANGELES (AP) - "SpongeBob SquarePants" may be getting squeezed off of Time Warner Cable.

    Media giant Viacom Inc. (VIAB) said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark on Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) (TWC) at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal is not agreed upon by then.

    Rest of story here: http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20081231/D95DMHF03.html

    Gee you mean to say that this just doesn't happen with Dish? :rolleyes:
  6. reddice

    reddice Godfather

    Feb 18, 2003
    But it never happens with DirecTV. I don't remember once it happened to them ever.
  7. grog

    grog Godfather

    Jul 2, 2007
  8. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Wouldn't it be great if Viacom and Dish could get a HD deal done, and add a few more channels?
  9. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yeah, I revisited that thread before deciding to start a generalized discussion thread in the OT. Think maybe Charlie realized what was happening? The carriers are getting squeezed as the channel owners are scrounging to keep up those megaprofits.
  10. Raymie

    Raymie Godfather

    Mar 31, 2007
    Bright House does its retrans through Time Warner, thus why they're affected.

    This happened with the LIN TV dispute too.

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