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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by b4pjoe, Jul 16, 2019.
CBS Warns DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse May Drop Network
Ouch. I am glad I have an AM-21.
I cannot receive any OTA in my location but I do already have CBS All Access should I need it.
I just read that CBS O&O stations may be dropped by D* on July 20.
DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, and AT&T U-VERSE TV may drop CBS Dallas! (hyperlink)
This is B.S.!!!! I already have 2 locals that are gone because of the NEXSTAR dispute
Why are they blocking the ota signal with the message. However they are sending the program signal via satellite?
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"CBS would like to avoid being dropped, but unless an agreement is reached, our viewers should be prepared for DirecTV and AT&T U-verse TV to remove CBS-owned television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore at 11:00 PM, PT on July 19,” CBS said. “DirecTV Now customers nationwide would lose the CBS Television Network’s hit programming as well."
I'm in San Diego's market, so it looks like I'm ok.
when they go dark, what stations will replace KCBS and WCBS for the distance stations.
also, i guess i be watching Colbert via OTA and in Youtube clips for now, because CBS owns KTVT and KTXA, which are 2 locals in my area.
Then call your local station and tell them to quit trying to charge too much and if CBS gets pulled from DIRECTV, you'll shift your watching to more Netflix and Amazon Prime. You have too many options and can replace all your CBS shows with something else.
My friend that works at the local call center also confirmed this affects 2 national channels CBS owns: CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. Pop TV and Showtime are unaffected as they are covered under separate agreements.
CBS' owned & operated CW stations are also affected and CBS has opened a separate website just for The CW (DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse TV and DIRECTV NOW may drop the CW!) This also impacts their independent stations the 2 affiliated with MyNetworkTV.
In a way I find this ironic in terms of The CW considering CBS and AT&T each own 50% in this small network.
The plug hasn't been pulled yet - so they are still providing CBS stations by satellite. If there is a message on your OTA (LCC or AM-21) CBS station, it's likely ATT telling you their side of the story.
It's certainly interesting, however, that they can/would inject something onto an OTA signal on your DVR.
I won't be happy about it, but I'm not losing sleep over it until it happens. Historically, DTV has settled almost every one of these before stations go dark. I know there's an ongoing dispute right now, but this one is major markets. I'll be surprised if they don't hammer something out or extend the deadline.
You may be surprised. Last February we lost our local FOX and MNT affiliates because of a dispute. They are no longer available. Recently we lost our local ABC affiliate because of a dispute though negotiations continue. Now there's the CBS fiasco. Apparently AT&T is playing hardball with content providers.
Anyone got the latest set of carriage dispute BINGO cards? I don't know about Dallas (I rarely watch OTA at the moment), but in Sacramento, this dispute affects both CBS13 and CW31.
This might be a good thing. Should be able to get an llc out of this and pick up the sub-channels
In Albuquerque we lost CBS and FOX, $15 one time credit and a local channel connector overnighted. Wish they still had the am21 available for the thr22 but whatever.
The title of this thread is backwards. No one at DirecTV is dropping anything. Rather CBS, Inc is wanting to charge customers yet more, and DirecTV is standing up for us, the consumer.
Local TV should be free.
While I agree and have been through many of these disputes both as a customer and CSR/Team Leader, it's still very frustrating. The game seems to always go Directv pays more to start rebroadcasting, powering back on all the racks for these stations, or they don't come back. Once that happens it will be Spectrums, Xfinitys, Youtubes, SlingTVs, and Dish Networks turn. Then back to Directv again for more money, while the rates we pay will continue to increase.
I'm not at all convinced that cordcutting will be the answer to these issues if YoutubeTVs recent price increase is any indication, it will be the choice of IPTV or the large current tv providers. I doubt the shift of customers from current providers to smart tv equipment will lower anyone's price in the long term.
My Plex library and equipment is only becoming larger and more powerful, but sometimes i just like flipping through channels. "Magically" Jeopardy and few other shows appear to watch hours/days before the scheduled air time, yet we're stuck with our current archaic system.
WCBS in NY has a graphic warning that Directv viewers may lose CBS.
How graphic is it?