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ENOUGH WITH LIN Television....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. Mike Bertelson

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    Haven't heard anything.

    Just in wait mode hoping something is comming.

    Mike
     
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    Emailed the station manager here in Grand Rapids, MI for the local NBC affiliate (LIN station) about a month ago and no news regrettably. It's a shame too. NBC is the only local station owned by LIN and you know who's got the Olympics this time around. Fortunately, I can get them OTA with a pair of rabbit ears but it certainly would be nice to take those ugly things down and just use the DirecTV feed. I'm looking at getting a DVR (only 2 h20-100's right now) and I'm afraid I'm going to have to pony up the money for the AM21 just because of LIN.
     
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    Are they as powerful as these witches?

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    Mike Bertelson

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    Charter's agreement with Lin is up in June and Lin is saying they may stop carrying

    http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6567133.html

    I'll bet Charter caves.:mad:

    Mike
     
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    inkahauts

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    How long before the actual networks step up and play hardball with LIN? At some point their deals with the networks will be up for renewal, and I can't wait to see how much luck LIN has in trying to play hardball with the networks. They will probably laugh in their faces and tell LIN to pound sand... Karma's a *&^%$&!!!

    I hope charter doesn't cave, for so many reasons.....
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    Our local Lin station (WTNH) has a ticker running at the bottom of the screen to get updates.

    http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=8384136

    WTNH isn't going to do anything except follow the party line at Lin. :mad:

    Notice the reference to E*?

    Mike
     
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    Rockywwf

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    Don't get me started all over again on LIN and WTNH!!!! Lakers/Celtics on ABC....standard def thanks to the CROOKS at LIN!!!!


    :mad:
     
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    hancox

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    Charter are on the "cheap *******" side of the cableco side of the ledger :)

    Don't be so sure...
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    Deep Breaths... :eek2:

    Didn't mean to give you an aneurysm. :lol:

    Mike
     
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    Azdeadwood

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    :mad: In Albuquerque it is CBS. I HATE LIN as much as you do. I don't understand why they can get away with this!
     
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    inkahauts

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    Thats worth suing over!!!!!! :D

    GO LAKERS!!!
     
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    inkahauts

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    I wonder what program they use that spits out those BS letters.....
     
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    inkahauts

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    LIN has a history of asking for more than any other local broadcast network. There is no question about that. Don't believe their letter. NO broadcast station was ever paid a fee for carriage on any pay system until a few started to do it recently... And get real... they get a lot more money for advertising than any cable channel as a general rule. There are very few exceptions to that rule.
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    That's absolutely right.

    Just look at the number of markets where the Lin stations are the only ones not in HD.

    Mike
     
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    Fine. Blow up your transmitter, then. What, you want your OTA rights AND cable-style fees? Sorry.

    LIN is just an outright joke.
     
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