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

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  1. Aug 8, 2019 #281 of 311
    slovell

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    I've got Smithsonian but no CBS local or CBSSN.
     
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    Athlon646464

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    They will come back to you sometime today unless they are Nexstar owned (Nexstar owned stations are still in dispute).
     
  3. Aug 8, 2019 #283 of 311
    slovell

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    Unfortunately the CBS local is owned by Nexstar. Doesn't matter, my AM21 took care of their hissy fit and still will. If I wasn't a Formula 1 fanatic I'd dump it all and be done with it. It's crazy expensive and I'm getting tired of paying for well over a hundred and fifty channels that I'll never watch.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2019 #284 of 311
    Delroy E Walleye

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    I think See BS seriously "mis-underestimated" the number of us subscribers who would rather go OTA than give the network any more $$ to use their app.

    (From what I understand the app would be usable live-streaming only (no DVR-type or playback later) for local and syndicated programming, probably 40% or so of this household's See BS network affiliate's main veiwer. Next to useless for us.)

    We still have an operating HR20 used by that primary viewer. Would've been an easy connect.

    I gathered antenna, cables, etc and was actually gonna break ground yesterday that the hot weather had started letting up. Then I saw the posted rumor and decided to wait.

    Oh, well. All ready to go for the next dispute...
     
  5. Aug 8, 2019 #285 of 311
    Drucifer

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    So who won?
     
  6. Aug 8, 2019 #286 of 311
    slovell

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    It surely wasn't us as we'll find out around January.
     
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  7. Aug 9, 2019 #287 of 311
    trh

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    The lawyers.
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2019 #288 of 311
    trh

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    Thanks may have been a bit premature.

    I used the code when I registered and the site said first month free (after my 7 day trial). But i noticed CBS charged me this week for the first month.

    I'm dealing with their billing department now, but they are asking for a screenshot of the code I was sent.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2019 #289 of 311
    Athlon646464

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    :eek:

    You are about to find out what it feels like to be AT&T. :D
     
  10. Aug 9, 2019 #290 of 311
    kd3yt1

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    They did the same thing to me and and charged me for August. I sent them an email and about 5 days later they told me that September will be free.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2019 #291 of 311
    James Long

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    So ... Second month free?
     
  12. Aug 9, 2019 #292 of 311
    trh

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    Just got their second email and that's what they are doing with me also.

    Second month free, but paid for first month. So while I was going to evaluate whether to keep this (got it for Star Trek) and possibly dump after 5 weeks, they have effectively gotten me to pay for 1 month.

    Customer service really stinks in many companies.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2019 #293 of 311
    dtv757

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    Its terrible that we have to pay CBs AA to watch star trek :(

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  14. Aug 9, 2019 #294 of 311
    slice1900

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    The whole point of them putting it there was to get people to subscribe to CBS AA. It would defeat the purpose if they gave it away to everyone who gets CBS channels from cable/satellite. They might as well just put it on a cable channel if they were going to do that.
     
  15. Aug 9, 2019 #295 of 311
    James Long

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    If CBS is collecting $5.99/$9.99 per month (in addition to their carriage fee for the O&Os and other channels) does it matter if they get the money via AT&T or direct from the consumer?

    It may even make sense to give AT&T a bulk discount ... get more force paid subscribers due to a "now included" deal with AT&T.
    $60 million per month would be a good deal for CBS. I doubt they could convince 10 million DIRECTV subscribers to subscribe separately.
     
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  16. Aug 9, 2019 #296 of 311
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    Really? I get that the legal profession is a big dumb slow target for most of what is wrong with society, but this particular issue had nothing at all to do with courtrooms.

    Who won? Big Media, in this case CBS, Inc. Who lost? We did.

    I was out of the country a couple of months ago in Central America. No English TV, and ST is on Netflix outside the USA/Canada. And your Netflix account is good worldwide and adapts to the country you are in. Tried to watch ST and it is perhaps the worst TV program ever made. Such a waste. Unwatchable.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2019 #297 of 311
    jacksg35c

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    in albuquerque still no cbs and fox. got Smithsonian back! no telling when we will get them back. i got a lcc but have not hooked up as i don't watch cbs or fox much. still would like to get them back. jack
     
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  18. Aug 9, 2019 #298 of 311
    BGLeduc

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    ABQ resident as well. Currently sampling the streaming waters with a FireTV stick and FireCast OTA box. We did throw down on CBS All Access so my wife could catch up on the shows that have been missed since the impasse began. So far, we are liking it.

    We were already paying for Netflix, Prime, and Hulu, and find we may not miss D* if we cancelled all together, although we would need to subscribe to HBO in time for the return of Westworld.
     
  19. slice1900

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    CBS just announced they are re-merging with Viacom, and their CEO mentioned during that announcement that CBS expects further increases in retransmission fees. So they are going to keep asking for more money, both from other MVPDs who have to renew their CBS O&O deal (which will probably renew Viacom as well) as well affiliates which will mean Sinclair, Nexstar etc. all asking for more money to pay what CBS asks for.

    And if CBS does it, you can assume Fox, NBC and ABC will do it also.

    So these disputes are only going to get worse in the future, for everyone, whether on cable, satellite or streaming products that offer locals like Sling or Youtube TV.
     
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    So if CBS owns the station they want X amount, they ask Nexstar for that X amount, now Nexstar has to ask for more than X amount to make money.
     

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