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DEAL REACHED: Directv Customers may lose the Sinclair Stations Mar 1

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LMckin, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Feb 19, 2013 #41 of 214

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    What I've seen in the past is there will be two listings in the guide for the OTA channel. If you enter just 42-1 for example you get the info slide, you need to go into the guide matrix and select the second 42-1 which does have the programming information in it. What I'm not sure of is will any series link you have set for 42-1 end up recording the info slide or the actual 42-1 or will we need to redo any SL for the second 42-1?
  2. Feb 19, 2013 #42 of 214

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    OK, so I am marginally affected. I stand to lose our local CW channel. I think 7th Heaven was the last show I watched on the CW, so for me, it is no big deal. I would have missed CBS and FOX, but I would never notice if CW is there or not.
  3. Feb 19, 2013 #43 of 214

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    I would lose CBS and That is the local channel that we watch the most at my house.
  4. Feb 19, 2013 #44 of 214

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Hmmmm. I went to Sinclair's website and gave them a piece of my mind, even though I have no dog in the fight.
    From what I've seen they've published, they are scum.
  5. Feb 19, 2013 #45 of 214

    tulanejosh Godfather

    May 23, 2008
    This will get done like it always does. I don't personally record any CBS shows - but March Madness is coming.
  6. Feb 19, 2013 #46 of 214

    Weather88 New Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    I'm in the Albany, NY DMA and Sinclair owns our CBS (WRGB) and The CW (WCWN). Here's for hoping they at least force DirecTV to carry the HD feed of the local CW which has been HD on cable for years now and is now HD on Dish.
  7. Feb 19, 2013 #47 of 214

    stoutman Godfather

    Feb 8, 2003
    Amen. While we look at it from Directv's side, I am hopeful Sinclair wins these battles in the process.
  8. Feb 19, 2013 #48 of 214

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Astoria, OR
    Fox 66 in Flint is what I'll lose. I record The Following and other than that I won't miss it. These "disputes" are getting old. I honestly don't know why they do them. The customer is always the one getting screwed. We miss our shows then get to pay more down the road when the annual rate hikes kick in.
  9. Feb 19, 2013 #49 of 214

    LMckin Godfather

    Jan 5, 2006
  10. Feb 19, 2013 #50 of 214

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    Problem is, most broadcasters are operating right on the verge of bankruptcy. Retransmission money is all that is keeping many of them afloat.
    The networks have gotten their hands on some of that retrans money, too.

    Without the money from retransmission, stations have to lay off employees, cut back on programming, and let technical issues slide. If the local stations get out of the way, the big networks will take over the whole thing. Think 6 or 8 bucks a month for ESPN is a lot of money? What will the major networks require you to pay for their expensive-to-produce programming? And, how many "add-on" channels will they require you to pay for, like it or not?

    Don't think you are going to get free TV from the internet, either. Once they get the affiliates out of the way, you'll pay dearly for that programming....with your wallet, and with your (advertising-watching) eyeballs.

    The networks, not the local stations, are the real experts at getting money from you.
    They know how to play hardball.
  11. Feb 19, 2013 #51 of 214

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    That list appears to be a little out of date, it doesn't include KEYE in Austin TX which was purchased a few months ago.
  12. Feb 19, 2013 #52 of 214

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    This seems to be little more than an indictment of DIRECTV in the court of public opinion as opposed to a important message to those impacted.

    Maybe it will slow the hemorrhaging for some of DIRECTVs competitors but I don't see where this benefits many DIRECTV customers to go public. If you believe the party line, DIRECTV settles these things in due course. If you don't buy the dogma, it doesn't change the renewal cycle that has been going on since the FCC allowed the affiliates to charge for carriage outside of another incidence of cracking the doors on an otherwise closed-door negotiation.

    It may impact the commitment status for those contemplating upgrading/adding hardware in the next few days but that's probably not a big cross section.
  13. Feb 19, 2013 #53 of 214
    Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    Losing FOX in Des Moines wouldn't bother me one bit.
  14. Feb 19, 2013 #54 of 214

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Add WWMT Channel 3 to the list for Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battlecreek MI DMA.
  15. Feb 19, 2013 #55 of 214

    Xsabresx Icon

    Oct 8, 2007

    Their scroll is a total indictment of Directv and I am not sure where they get the "we dont want to take it public" from. This message is totally "taking it public"

    "Attention Directv Customers. Beginning on March 1, 213 we no longer expect this station to be carried by Directv. This blackout of our programming will only affect Directv subscribers. Dish network and cable subscribers will not be impacted. Only Directv subscribers are expected to lose access to this station on March 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience and suggest Directv subscribers call Directv at 1-800-Directv or make alternative arrangements to continue to watch our great programing. Thank you"
  16. Feb 19, 2013 #56 of 214

    Old_School Legend

    Nov 28, 2011
    I am only loosing CBS21 and CW15... neither of them i watch....

    So let them battle in there greed :lol:

    Even if i did watch any of the stations, since i have been with Directv they have always worked out a deal before the plug was pulled or at worst case a few days after... so to me a few days with less channels wont be the end of the world!
  17. Feb 19, 2013 #57 of 214

    tigercat74 Mentor

    Mar 25, 2007
    Sinclair owns ABC FOX AND CW in Columbus. That is a lot of channels that I watch.
  18. Feb 19, 2013 #58 of 214

    pennStateFootball AllStar

    Nov 21, 2008
    I live in the Harrisburg OTA but far enough away to get the NY stations should they take away the locals. Considering CBS 21 is a pathetic channel that doesn't even have their syndication in SD, I say bring on the NY feed
  19. Feb 19, 2013 #59 of 214

    BAHitman Godfather

    Oct 23, 2007
    Austin Texas
    Hey Sinclair. I got 4 characters for ya! AM21 or HR20 :)
  20. Feb 19, 2013 #60 of 214
    David Carmichael

    David Carmichael Legend

    Mar 11, 2007
    My main question is: Will the HR20 and units with the external over the air tuner still be able to record these stations when and if they get pulled by the dispute?

    As in my market area I will loose FOX & CW.


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