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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. Apr 1, 2012 #301 of 862
    Rotryrkt

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    I am actually in the Lafayette DMA and 59 & 4 are still on here. I just assumed the Indy DMA would be the same. Don't quite understand why it would be any different.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2012 #302 of 862
    Santi360HD

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    Midnight in aleutian time is 4am eastern...we could cross the water and define midnight in hawaii also..haha!
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 #303 of 862
    robl45

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    I know its not directv's fault, but at any rate, if i was with directv now, CW in my area would be gone. I don't know about any of you, but my wife would be on the phone making them cancel the contract for no termination fee.

    I know people talk about watching it over the air, and thats a possibility as long as you buy the am21N, and an antenna. Thats 100 bucks or more. Plus, who has one lying around just in case it happens?

    Now we wait and see when and if this is resolved. If I had an installation for this weekend, I would have had to cancel. CW is at least 33% or more of the programming watched in my household.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #304 of 862
    stoutman

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    I will say it again from previous posts...

    Directv should have never cut corners on the OTA tuners. In Rochester, NY they refuse to carry CW(it is a sub-channel) which has twenty Yankees games. If they had the tuners, then many people would be able to simply watch it with very little problem. It would not cover all, but would make it less onerous to lose a local channel.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #305 of 862
    Mike Bertelson

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    That's the first non-DIRECTV statement that admits Tribune pulled the plug. I'm kinda surprised it was one of their stations.

    Mike
     
  6. Apr 1, 2012 #306 of 862
    HoTat2

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    No, DIRECTV is prevented by federal law from enabling any DNS programming for any period of time to those who do not meet its stringent eligibility requirements.

    The local stations of course know that many only want them for their network programming and maybe local sports and exploit this law of market access exclusivity to force DIRECTV and other MSOs to either deal with them or deal with no one.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2012 #307 of 862
    dpeters11

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    You'd have a hard time getting them to do it. They'd offer credits, but channel changes are specifically allowed in the contract.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2012 #308 of 862
    Renard

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    Well channel 399 is now working for me, maybe because I'm outside the station signal B contour. I don't know but one DNS is working for me now. I didn't call Directv to ask it.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 #309 of 862
    adkinsjm

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    The channel is pulled. It's all-or-nothing. It doesn't matter what show is on. DirecTV makes a deal for a channel and not a block if time.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2012 #310 of 862
    bobnielsen

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    No last minute contract. It looks like my AM-21 will get some more use.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2012 #311 of 862
    BigJ52

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    I'll save my hostility until Thursday. If I miss the Cubs season opener then I won't be a happy camper.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2012 #312 of 862
    sigma1914

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    Guess I'll have to record 90210 on my backup Uverse.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2012 #313 of 862
    crawdad62

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    Not sure why either. Just checked channel 4 and it's gone as well.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2012 #314 of 862
    gully_foyle

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    Guess I won't be upgrading my HR20 to an HR34 any time soon then.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2012 #315 of 862
    Drew2k

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    Starting Tuesday I'll be recording four CW shows on my "backup" systems: cable-card Tivo Premiere and Win7 Media Center.

    Hopefully this is resolved before then so I can record through DIRECTV, as my TiVo is completely unreliable in keeping recordings when space gets full (even though shows are marked Keep Until I Delete) and it's a pain to watch the Win7 Media Center on the big screen through my Xbox.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2012 #316 of 862
    bobnielsen

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    That must be it, since I am in the same DMA and 399 isn't available. I can't receive 13 here OTA, but it's on 22-2 in glorious SD!
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 #317 of 862
    robl45

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    hehe, you don't know my wife.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2012 #318 of 862
    HoTat2

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    I'm well within the grade A service contour area for my local CW outlet KTLA-5 in Los Angeles here in South LA, and receive it fine OTA (AM21 on a HR22-100). But its a little funny since the shut-off the CW east DNS feed ch. 394 no longer shows as grayed-out in the CIG guide listings, yet if still gives me a 721 CNA message if I attempt to tune to it.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2012 #319 of 862
    scott0702

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    Many of the big CW shows don't have new episodes until later this month so hopefully this will be resolved by then.
     
  20. Apr 1, 2012 #320 of 862
    Mike Bertelson

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    The problem I have is that I'm within that service contour also but between the broadcast towers and my house is some hills that are 300ft higher than the towers.

    I'm closer the those hills than they are to the towers so I get nuthin'. AAMOF, I get a couple of the RI stations better than any of my CT locals and even they are un-watchable.

    I live in a topographical bowl and don't qualify for DNS. :(

    Mike
     

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