CBS Warns DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse May Drop Network

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  1. Newshawk

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    Sorry for the delay in getting back to this. I learned Monday, via the Cord Cutters News YT update, that while CBS only has negotiation authority for it's O&O stations when dealing with DirecTV, it has negotiating authority for the entire network when it comes to DirecTV NOW. That's why it could take the Griffin stations (both are CBS affiliates) down on DTV NOw while it can't touch them for the DBS service. Clever of CBS to secure that sort of horsepower when it comes to the brave new world of streaming.
     
  2. wilbur_the_goose

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    I’ve tried the CBS All Access app. I hate it.

    I want to watch the PGA TOUR event from Memphis today. Absolutely zero golf when I did a search. Also looked for other sports, and I couldn’t find any.
     
  3. AngryManMLS

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    Sports is only available live when it's on your local CBS station stream on CBS All Access. No on demand for sporting events.
     
  4. wilbur_the_goose

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    Tried Hulu today. DVR functionality is really poor. And the GUI- oh my!

    I guess I’ll stick with KYW (CBS in Philadelphia) over the air or via FIOS. But August 1 is rescan day for OTA and many Philadelphia OTA signals will be at reduced strength for a bit as part of the repacking
     
  5. dtv757

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    Fios :) good choice

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  6. paulman182

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    Thanks for the correction. I did not know that, sorry.
     
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  7. makaiguy

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    That's true for MOST areas, but not all. Go to Stream Live TV Shows, Sports, News and Originals – CBS All Access, scroll down to the "Stream Live TV 24/7" area and click the link to see if your area is included.
     
  8. lacubs

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    just a question how easy is hooking a OTA? buying one from Wal-Mart? is it just plug in the usb port and resetting?
     
  9. dod1450

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    Yes

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  10. wilbur_the_goose

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    Ota is very simple. Or not. Depends on how close you are to the transmission towers.
     
  11. Athlon646464

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    There is nothing you can purchase at Walmart and plug into your DirecTV DVR USB port to see OTA* channels. You need an AM21 or the new LCC for that.

    What you can purchase at Walmart is a better antenna than what comes with an LCC and use that instead. You may not need to do that, however.

    *OTA = Over The Air
     
  12. wilbur_the_goose

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    I just installed the FiOS One DVR.

    It’s much nicer than the Genie. With the loss of CBS, CW, Smithsonian, and CBS Sports Network, I’m ready to fire AT&T. And I’ve been a client since 1996.
     
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  13. dtv757

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    At least u chose fios and not a cable co :)

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  14. cypherx

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    I’m curious about the reduced strength. How long and what is the reason? Can’t they do these things during maintenance windows like between the late late show and morning news?
     
  15. cypherx

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    Antenna man on YouTube answered my question:

    KYW-3 cbs is really breaking up badly tonight but it came in perfectly last night. I wonder if they switched to an auxiliary tower until the August 2nd deadline. They said on CBS news on August 2nd that we need to do a rescan in order to continue watching channel 3 in philly market.
     
  16. APB101

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    How much longer would people guess this contractual dispute between AT&T and CBS will play out?

    When do you figure CBS-owned programmers will return?

    (I am in the market of Detroit, Michigan.)
     
  17. Willh

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    could be tomorrow, could be next week, could be next month, but at this point we don't know.

    my guess it will be back by the end of preseason cause CBS can't afford the blackout to last more that 2 months.

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  18. wilbur_the_goose

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    Yeah - no way will the go into the NFL season being off DirecTV - it'd cost both parties too much money.

    Then again, I'm convinced that AT&T is being led by fools and incompetents. I sure miss the old DirecTV!
     
  19. WestDC

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    Bottom line - IF the Carriers Drop them (as they should) but won't - the price the carriers charge will go higher even if the Channels stay dark.
     
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