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

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  1. James Long

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    Griffin Communications is small ... many small stations have their carriage negotiations done by others. It is possible that Griffin is allowing CBS to negotiate carriage on their behalf (at least on the streaming side).
    I don't see an announcement on their website ... have you seen any complaints in social media or locally about others not getting the station?
     
  2. HoTat2

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    Well I just called in got the new LCC, no problem ...

    Amazing how easy and quick it was after all the failed attempts I tried before to get one when I wasn't technically eligible for it, lol ...

    Though I am the account holder ...

    But just have your parents call in for one anyway, and then you can go buy and install an outside antenna for them of necessary ...

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  3. mjd180

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    Thanks!

    Was it free?
     
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  4. HoTat2

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    Yep, even the shipping ....

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  5. Fab55

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    I live in Minneapolis, lost our CBS this morning, I was able to get a $15 credit at tvpromise.com. This morning, I went out & purchased a Tablo dual lite OTA DVR at Best Buy, $120, added the lifetime guide subscription for $149, which includes 14-day DVR access. So far, I'm relatively impressed, very easy to install & use. I've been with DTV for 21+ years, I've often considered cutting the cord, this will be a good test for us to see if we like it. I refuse to give CBS $6/month for something that's free, my personal thought is that's their plan B, bump up a bunch of CBS all access subscriptions!

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  6. AngryManMLS

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    CBS All Access is worth it just for their original shows. Especially since there's no censorship on CBS All Access on those shows. 20JULY right now gets you a month free.
     
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  7. Athlon646464

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    Only CBS owned stations have gone dark. Not all CBS stations are owned by CBS.
     
  8. HGuardian

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    CBS 62 and CW 50 down in Detroit due to the dispute. I have an AM21 so I’m ok. Sucks for everyone else.
     
  9. Grafixguy

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    Tell that to the Yankee fans in the NYC market. They lost YES for a full season a few years back.
     
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  10. drew64

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    Well this morning woke up and got the SD CBS channel up.
     
  11. Athlon646464

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    I went to tvpromise.com this morning - didn't see anywhere on there where you can request/get a discount or refund. I'm not even logged into my account there. All I could do was enter my zip code and see ATT's side of the story.

    Can you explain how you got that done in a little more detail?

    Never mind - I just found the link on the page that takes you to your account at ATT. (I don't qualify for a discount 'at this time'.)
     
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  12. cdrr

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    *******local tv is free.......ota
     
  13. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Assuming you live in an area that can receive it.

    My CBS local (San Diego market) isn't affected by this. But if I were to lose locals over a dispute similar to this, I wouldn't be able to get anything OTA.

    I live about a mile from a commuter airport & my house backs into a canyon. Folks in my area have little to no luck at all receiving anything OTA.
     
  14. mailiang

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    Ditto. New York market. But now it's gone again.
     
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  15. compnurd

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    The claim would be correct. The HR34 is a horribly underpowered device
     
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  16. jamieh1

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    Don’t know how long will last but Smithsonian channel still works on DTV app and also if go to the satellite channel it shows the channel off air slide but if you hit the skip back to the beginning of program. The program will play.
     
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  17. GordonGekko

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    Yes, I was waiting for one of these disputes to order an LCC, last night I told myself that probably by the morning it would be back on, no LCC, no big deal as I would rather have CBS back on for the people who depend upon watching it.

    Anyway I called this morning hoping they would still send one out, technical support handled it, will be overnighted Monday morning, thought it was just luck that they mailed me a free LCC but I guess the temporary return of CBS to New York was a glitch because here we are back to the tvpromised.com info screen.

    Question, I know 390 is a mirror image of NY CBS and that is why it is out but what about the RV'ers that depend upon it, I guess there is no way for Directv to perhaps change 390 to another east coast CBS feed not part of the dispute?
     
  18. Athlon646464

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    I thought they changed it days ago to WUSA in Washington, DC.
     
  19. mailiang

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    The only thing I watch on CBS right now is 'Blood and Treasure' which I can get on-line for free. No big deal for me.
     
  20. GordonGekko

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    I don't know, all I see is the 721 screen and the "To add this channel now, simply text, click or call."
     

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