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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by b4pjoe, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    From the multiple articles I've read, CBS offered to allow their channels on DIRECTV while negotiating after the contract expired. DIRECTV said 'no'.

    Link: CBS Stations Go Dark on AT&T’s DirecTV, U-verse Platforms Amid Contract Battle
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Icon

    Nov 14, 2006
    Forgive my ignorance, what is an LCC?
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Icon

    Nov 14, 2006
    Any word on negotiations? The fact that I haven't heard anything is discouraging. I fear this is going to be a long blackout. AT&T is playing hardball. They are really the worst. I am one step closer to ditching DirecTV and seeing what Optimum has if this goes on into the middle of August. Luckily I have the locals package with them now along with internet and Locast unsurprisingly showed up Saturday when the blackout hit.
  4. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    LCC = "Local Channel Connector" ...

    Name of the new OTA USB dongle for allowing the HR44 and HR54 to receive OTA channels from an off-air antenna.

    Essentially the succesor to the old and now discontinued AM21 OTA tuner module accessory ...

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  5. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    They should play hardball. They're asking for a fortune for OTA channels.

    You can switch providers if you want, but what happens when one of your favorites gets blacked out there?
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Most likely he will complain and switch again.
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  7. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Funny you bring up Optima today. We were visiting my mother-in-law Friday-Saturday near NYC - she has an Altice box (one TV). We were watching something and I missed what an actor said so I hit the rewind button on the Optimum remote and it didn't work. I looked through the setup menu on her box after seeing that most other buttons on the remote were working.

    Then I went to the Optimum website only to find out they charge $16.99 plus tax for the privilege of basically 'trick play'. Gotta make up some of what 'YES' is charging them, I guess. :confused:
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  8. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    Since I can’t use a LCC with my Genie 2 I will give this to mid to late August before considering supplementing something else like Hulu or YTTV

    Would switch to cable but my local doesn’t offer BTN and we watch the penn state games

    As much as I want Sunday ticket this year to watch the Jets tank as usual the wife will not want to miss steeler games
  9. GordonGekko

    GordonGekko Active Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    If CBS is still blacked out in NY by week 1 of the NFL, will Jets fans be able to watch the games on Sunday Ticket? I believe in the past your local teams are blacked out on the Ticket but I could be wrong.
  10. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    ST is an out-of-market package.
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  11. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    Short answer there is probably no
  12. mjd180

    mjd180 Cool Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    No, and that’s why AT&T will have to make a deal by then regardless. You can’t have Sunday Ticket’s exclusive provider missing home games in many of the league’s biggest markets...
  13. Soccernut

    Soccernut AllStar

    Jan 19, 2004
    Well to me the product has to have 'value", if DIRECTV agrees to terms of content providers and the cost is too high for us consumers than I have to go down to a package I can afford, look for something else or quit watching TV all together.
    If CBS and others wont agree to DIRECTV terms to keep costs down and they leave the service and the only alternative is to sign on to CBS all access or whatever other providers are called than they need to have value, CBS all access doesn't have enough value for me so I wont be watching their shows and advertising.
  14. satman48

    satman48 New Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    What other channels are close to expiration of their contracts on the good ole death star?
  15. jeret

    jeret Mentor

    Apr 22, 2007
    Anybody know when the ESPN contract is up? I hope AT%T plays hardball when it comes time to renew. It really frustrates me that almost 10% of my base package rate (choice xtra classic) is for all the ESPN channels which I hardly ever watch and wouldn't miss at all if they were gone.
  16. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    That's not going to change. Whenever it is that they renew with Disney for Disney/ABC/ESPN channels the only dispute will be by HOW MUCH they are raising their rates, there isn't any question of keeping them steady let alone reducing them.
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  17. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

    May 31, 2007
    I hadn't checked earlier, but just checked and CBS DNS E 390 & W 391 are live. Since the news was on CBS E, there was a station logo and can confirm that CBS CUSA 9 Washington D.C. is broadcasting, and that CBS W is broadcasting James Corden, but I don't know which west coast affiliate DTV switched to. I've had all of the E & W DNS stations since 1994, and can't recall an instance when any of the E or W DNS stations were pulled, much less both simultaneously, even back when each of the stations broadcast were spread across the U.S., rather than all NY and LA. I guess this answers the question "what does DTV do if any of the NY and / or LA stations have carriage disputes." Looks like DTV will plug in another local.

    [Edit] I haven't confirmed but another post indicated the CBS DNS W feed is the San Diego KFMB 8 affiliate.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
  18. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

    Jun 17, 2010
    It's up in August on UVerse and the working theory is that AT&T attempts to bundle new contracts across UVerse, Directv and DirectvNow services whenever possible. Directv's last contract, which saw an extension sans a blackout, expired in December 2014. Also keep in mind that Directv is one of the few providers who announced that they would carry the ACC Network at launch next month, so relations seem okay.

    DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2019 Thread)
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  19. skierrobumn

    skierrobumn New Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    With the CBS blackout can I use this as a reason to get the early termination fee waived when I cancel DirecTV? I have about 15 months left on contract (we upgraded equipment last Fall) but we are moving and deciding to switch to Xfinity when we move.
  20. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    Channel lineup is subject to change per contract ... so no, you can't get out of your contract due to channel disputes.

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