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DIRECTV has lost and got back Tribune stations due to retrans dispute

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RAD, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Why? What would anyone gain by all those being carried nationally, other than local news from other markets, to which I say, there's the Internet and does anyone really care about that?
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    !rolling

    This happens more at DISH than any other provider in the country...
     
  3. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

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    Looks like they will come down at 12am pdt according to the directv twitter feed, but the word is they will come down because no agreement has occurred tonight.
     
  4. rrdirectsr

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    Thank you for the clarification. Hope this doesn't last long.
     
  5. ActiveHDdave

    ActiveHDdave Godfather

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    Yes it does .....But my bill will be a lot less next year and then I will come back to Direct TV and play their game again with newbie package. :rolleyes:
     
  6. inkahauts

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    Wgn America dose not have any of Chicago's local team games last time I looked. That stopped a while ago. in fact, didn't that stop when they split wgn into wgn and wgn america? Did they start showing games again on that channel?
     
  7. inkahauts

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    I am lucky, I can get ktla via ota, so I don't really care to much. Sucks for others though that can't get them via ota.
     
  8. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

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    They show all of wgn's Cubs and White Sox games. They also show most of their Bulls games as well. Before the lockout, they were scheduled to air every wgn bulls game this season. Blackhawks are the only team not on WGN America. The only thing I have any interest on the station in is the sports otherwise wouldn't be bothered at all seeing it go. I won't lose any games though due to the out of market packages and their online counter parts.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    Really? I'll have to look and see, but last time I checked, I'll be it a few years ago, you cold not get those teams here in la on wgn. Course if the station goes dark, I won't be able to see for myself anyway.

    Plus, that screws with extra innings and league pass, is this really doesn't make any sense these days.
     
  10. RML81

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    Whose midnight is the expiration time? Eastern time?
     
  11. Mariah2014

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    Directv is saying it will be pacific.
     
  12. Mariah2014

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    about 120 games. WGN games in nhl center ice and nba league pass are provided by the league. mlb.tv carries the wgn feed for sox and cubs games as well. nba league pass broadband uses the hd feed for a game unless it isn't televised in hd. WGN9 blackhawk games are available as part of nhl gamecenter live.
     
  13. RML81

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    KTLA has a countdown clock on its website that is counting down to midnight eastern...interesting.
     
  14. Draconis

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    Only SLIGHTLY on topic, but I wonder when this will end. (It looks like the Tribune stations are not the only ones going black tonight).

    I also wonder why this one was so quiet...

    http://directvpromise.com/pappas-telecasting-negotiation

     
  15. texasbrit

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    I don't have one, but my understanding is that to get the HR34 to scan for channels you need the AM21N
     
  16. Apr 1, 2012 #217 of 862
    bixler

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    Still on here in PA....must be midnight pacific
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 #218 of 862
    Lord Vader

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    WGN reported midnight CDT.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2012 #219 of 862
    ActiveHDdave

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    "It's finally here" it says? Like I was hoping for this! Weird!
     
  19. Apr 1, 2012 #220 of 862
    Davenlr

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    Now they reset the clock to Central Time hahahah
     

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