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

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  1. Apr 2, 2012 #461 of 862
    hbg ota nut

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    Anyone have success getting a comp'd AM21 from retention out of this?
     
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    erosroadie

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    I prefer "The Far Side."
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 #463 of 862
    Old_School

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    You must be special because i am also in spring grove and cannot view channel 398:(
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 #464 of 862
    Gloria_Chavez

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    At least the "bankruptcy dweebs", AKA creditors/owners of WGN, have some skin in the game. What percentage of Tribune do the top 5 officers own? Do they own even 2% of the company?

    You'd be surprised at how often company officers try to cheat the owners.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 #465 of 862
    Alan Gordon

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    I HATE Mondays...

    ... though they are superior to Tuesdays. :D

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  6. Apr 2, 2012 #466 of 862
    Araxen

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    Directv and WGN got into a little bit over Twitter today:

    @Directv Tweeted: We agreed with Tribune that their programming serves public interest in their communities. Yet they reneged on their offer @KyleTrompeter

    @WGN Tweeted: @DIRECTV You're still sticking to that story? @KyleTrompeter Sorry, that’s a lie. Get the truth here: http://bit.ly/H5V8lJ
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 #467 of 862
    hbg ota nut

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    398 not available in york county (721 message)
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 #468 of 862
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    When I lived in Mundelein I got WBBM-DT OTA when they were on RF channel 3 :p
     
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    I get it perfectly, I am about 35 miles north.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 #470 of 862
    Alan Gordon

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    LOL!!! I only focused on a couple of words...LOL!! !Devil_lol

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  11. Apr 2, 2012 #471 of 862
    Lucid504

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    Wow seems a bit unprofessional.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 #472 of 862
    DawgLink

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    The fact that either company thinks their tweets will somehow turn the tide one way or the other shows how utterly clueless most of them are......STILL STICKING TO THAT STORY? OHHHHHHHH

    You showed them! I am changing my mind now!
     
  13. Apr 2, 2012 #473 of 862
    Alan Gordon

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    A couple of quotes from the site Tribune tweeted about:

    I wonder what Tribune's history is regarding these types of negotiations?!

    DirecTV spends BILLIONS of dollars to offer Tribune's stations to their viewers...

    I thought they could leave them up (with Tribune's permission) as long as they are continuing to negotiate?! Am I completely wrong?!?!

    ~Alan
     
  14. Apr 2, 2012 #474 of 862
    MrDad0330

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    This was my note to Fox 43 in York Pa:
    "I am a huge Fox 43 fan and love your morning reports as i prepare to head out to the office but I am very disappointed that your parent company and Directv could not reach agreement. You both are in a win-win situation on this, i.e. Directv brings your advertisers and your shows to people in a quality way and also, you add to Directv's package. In my opinion, Directv should not have to pay you anything, let alone a large price increase that your parent company is asking. Directv is doing you a service and you are also for them.
    I am watching you on the air for now but I know some cant pick up your over the air signal so they will not see your shows or your commercials. Both parites lose out. Whether it be cable or sat, you should thank those companies for getting your product out to the public.
    For the record, Directv has offered to carry your programming throughout negociations. It was your parent company that ordered Directv to stop airing your shows. So lets be a little more truthful here to us viewers, please.
    Look at this way, when I send a package to someone, I pay UPS to deliver it somewhere, they dont pay me to deliver this package. Isnt that what you are asking?
    Hopefully you both will settle this soon, in the end, it is us, the viewers that suffer and will pay more."
     
  15. Apr 2, 2012 #475 of 862
    cygnusloop

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    Yeah. Sounds like a couple of teenage girls in a texting tiff. (No insult intended to teenage girls, who for the most part actually do know how to behave like civilized humans.)
    :nono2:
     
  16. Apr 2, 2012 #476 of 862
    Alan Gordon

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    Very well said!

    I expect it to go over their heads, but very well said! :)

    Just stop them from voting on "American Idol"... and we're good! :)

    ~Alan
     
  17. Apr 2, 2012 #477 of 862
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    30 million eyes?

    So you're the one that watches that channel. I knew someone must be watching. :D

    DirecTV could have helped in these situations by designing a OTA tuner that did not have to get guide data from them to be able to tune a OTA channel. That's just a crazy design decision.

    Not until their contracts run out. The way things are going I'm predicting a resurgence of OTA antennas in the future.

    My grandparents had two antennas, one pointed at the quad cities and the other at Des Moines with a A / B switch. I may end up with something similar for NYC and Philadelphia in the future.

    So you are way out west of Chicago then. Somewhere in the middle of miles and miles of miles and miles. :)

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    This sort of thing is why I've always had basic cable.

    Cable ---> Magnavox DVD recorder w/ HDD & clear QAM tuner ---> TV.
    = Decent picture at 480i from a hd channel. Displays at the proper AR for 4:3 & 16:9. 30 second fwd skip & 5 second rev skip on recorded programs.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2012 #478 of 862
    Araxen

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    Yup, La Salle County. The next county over is Bureau and they get stuck with Moline locals...yuck. That said if I could get all 3 markets I would pay for them. I know on Comcast here they use a little from each market in my city. I really don't see how it's fair Comcast can do it but Directv can't. I can only blame the Feds for the stupid laws in place that prevent Directv from offering them.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2012 #479 of 862
    Lucid504

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    I really dislike the FCC dont agree with them on alot of their regulations.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2012 #480 of 862
    TBoneit

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    You've hit that nail on the head. It's definitely the Feds at work there and maybe the cable companies lobbying is better than the D* & E* lobbying.

    Different regulations for Cable versus satellite? Sigh!
     

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