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

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  1. Apr 1, 2012 #281 of 862
    JoeTheDragon

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    there sports has gotten better over the years
     
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    Rotryrkt

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    Fox 59 WXIN and CW4 WTTV in Indy DMA still up WGN America gone. This is one reason why I left Dish. Can't win with these greedy programmers.:mad:
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 #283 of 862
    RawisTheGameHhH

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    yuck; WGN channel 9 is local in the chicagoland area; guess i cant watch the hawks tonight
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #284 of 862
    Mike Bertelson

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    It seems you may have spoke a bit too soon. :grin:

    Hopefully they will resolve it soon even with the odd circumstances.

    Mike
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #285 of 862
    Lord Vader

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    You can watch them on channel 9-1 via OTA if you have an antenna and, if you have a newer receiver, an AM21 tuner. (HR20s have OTA capability built in.)
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 #286 of 862
    Mike Bertelson

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    We lost Fox and CW. No hope for reception via antenna...bummer. :(

    Mike
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 #287 of 862
    RawisTheGameHhH

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    i dont have an antenna
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 #288 of 862
    crawdad62

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    59 is gone now. Didn't even check 4. I was talking with my wife and said "I bet WGN is gone now too" and looked through the guide to find it and couldn't. Found out I didn't even have it in there. So I guess I won't miss it anyway. Used to watch WGN a lot. I will miss 59 though.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 #289 of 862
    Hoosier205

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    No, I didn't speak too soon. I don't even know why you would say that. This will get resolved. Dish Network is the provider with retrans disputes that result in channels never coming back.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2012 #290 of 862
    pennStateFootball

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    I live in the Harrisburg PA DMA but I live in Lewistown which is too far away for OTA. I now have 398 available just as Directv said. So for me, they did what they could. Both sides are doing things to negotiate and to make themselves seem like the good guys. A lot of info is available to go by and people can make their own decisions but I know where I feel the blame lies.

    Hopefully they come to a deal by football though because I need the local FOX for the local NFL game because that will be blacked out on the ticket.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2012 #291 of 862
    ericcooper1956@att.net

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    First time I have been through one of these disputes. The brief time that I was with DISH, it did not happen. I am able to view KTLA over the air, so no distant network CW outlets are available on my receiver. I do hope that this is short.But I also agree with DirecTV that Tribune is listening to its creditors and so this may drag on a while.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2012 #292 of 862
    bixler

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    Football season? This will probably be back on before the end of April....if not before Easter. The advertisers on these stations aren't going to like the fact their ads aren't being shown on Direct TV.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2012 #293 of 862
    ericcooper1956@att.net

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    It will not take that long, neither side can afford to piss off its viewers that much!
     
  14. Apr 1, 2012 #294 of 862
    pennStateFootball

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    Yeah, I'm complete agree with you guys that it will be resolved much sooner than that, I was just saying I'm ok with the NY fox for a while.

    The people I feel bad for are the Mets or Phillies fans that can't get their channels OTA and directv has no way to provide those channels to them. Although I'd bet that the Phillies fans who watch WPHL-17 are not on directv anyway with the lack of CSN Philly.

    I think local sports is the biggest effect here, it just depends where you are
     
  15. Apr 1, 2012 #295 of 862
    ericcooper1956@att.net

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    Funny, that DirecTV made this comment for Pappas station viewers who are being affected in a similar manner:

    We have no problem compensating Pappas fairly, but we’re a video distributor, not an ATM
     
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    For NY'ers with WPIX CW affiliate --> (as well as others that have either FOX or any other network on their tribune station,ABC or MY Network) Should the CW channel be open? or only open during CW programming??...the CW's majority of their programming is prime time..and not morning or afternoon stuff which is WPIX and a part of said blackout..

    same can be asked for those that lost FOX per their local tribune station...can fox be available per the 390-399 range during FOX based shows?? if so 8pm tonight eastern is your checkup on channels 398 & *399 -->* 8pm respectively for the west coasters Pacific.

    CORRECTION...Fox has a 12:30 eastern broadcast of NASCAR...so those that need to check if FOX will be on these alternates..there ya go

    New Orleans,LA that has ABC impacted, you're up at 12:30pm eastern to see if 396 & 397 will have the NBA on ESPN game of the Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma Thunder.

    So is it possible CW ch 394,395 may open during CW based shows?? If so guess we wont see anything till 8pm tomorrow. (without choosing a channel affiliate on CW's website) Per CW's main website no flagship show till 8pm Monday..

    Should any of the Networks affected : ABC/My Network/FOX/CW...have their SPECIFIC broadcasts be open in this 390-399 range??
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 #297 of 862
    Drew2k

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    Wow....

    WPIX.com has a large banner saying that DIRECTV pulled the Tribune stations off the air, seemingly putting the blame on DIRECTV for not letting viewers watch the stations while talks continue.

    Surprisingly, though, the article on their page says the following, contradicting their banner:

    I'm glad they admitted THEY were the ones to pull the channesl, but their banners and headlines clearly want to blame DIRECTV for pulling the channels.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2012 #298 of 862
    Renard

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    Lost Q13 Fox in Seattle. Now Distant Network Signals FoxwHD on channel 399 is working. Yeah
     
  19. Apr 1, 2012 #299 of 862
    Santi360HD

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    they're also saying it was cut at the stroke of midnight, which is wasn't. I closed my bar at 2:30am and the signal was still up..Seems like from the other posters here that 3am was the cut.
     
  20. Apr 1, 2012 #300 of 862
    stoutman

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    Midnight is in the eye of the beholder. 3 a.m. in NY is midnight in LA.
     

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