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Hearst Owned Stations Carriage May Be Discontinued

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dlt, Dec 11, 2010.

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  1. Dec 17, 2010 #61 of 154
    REDSKINSFAN47

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    mluntz,ffemtreed does wrc nbc4 work for either of you
     
  2. Dec 17, 2010 #62 of 154
    REDSKINSFAN47

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    ota should be fine
     
  3. Dec 17, 2010 #63 of 154
    psunate77

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    Awesome... PSU is on ABC.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2010 #64 of 154
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    First off, local and national HD have little to with each other in terms of negotiations. Second, the FCC is much more likely to to step in keep "free" channels on the air than they are for some random cable channel.

    With that said, I would suggest that anyone who might be effected contact DirecTV and finagle a deal for a AM21. Federally speaking, these channels are meant to be free.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2010 #65 of 154
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    Didnt Directv give away free AM21 boxes the last time someone lost there local channels so they could the free over the air ant option?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2010 #66 of 154
    Maruuk

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    Sure as heck paid for mine and they've never offered any HD LILs here.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 #67 of 154
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    Nope. I put in a DC zip and added the channels, can't get a signal. Maybe if I had a rotator. Easier just to buy a new antenna. This sucks because I can get every local OTA channel in my area except NBC with my current antenna.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2010 #68 of 154
    ffemtreed

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    Nope not for me, that transmitter is even further away than WBAL. I am not even near the fringe for WRC.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2010 #69 of 154
    durian

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    i sent an email to hearst about this and the reply i got was something to the effect of "we are confident we will come to an agreement, as we always have in the past. we are required by law to run the scrolling message to inform customers of a possible loss of service"
     
  10. Dec 19, 2010 #70 of 154
    hdtvfan0001

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    While that's likely a canned answer...it also indicates that negotiations haven't broken down.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2010 #71 of 154
    Davenlr

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    How would this work? Say DirecTv just agrees to whatever price the locals want. We know the base price now. If, say, the local CBS station in a market wants $2 per subscriber per month, then DirecTv agrees, and in that market, adds $1.50 to cover the new cost to the subscribers in THAT market. If the subscribers do not think its worth the extra $1.50, they can have the option to DROP that station, and in doing so, will reduce the amount of money DirecTv has to pay to that station.

    I think it will become clear to the stations real fast, that people are dropping them, and picking them up OTA. Those that cannot get OTA, and feel the need, can pay the extra $1.50.

    Just a thought.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2010 #72 of 154
    jimmyv2000

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    I just don't like being cut off from my local(manchester NH) news
     
  13. Dec 22, 2010 #73 of 154
    cnmurray8

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    No WMUR or WCVB so no ABC plus I live too far to pick up OTA.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2010 #74 of 154
    dlt

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    Not looking good, they have been scrolling across there screen on the 6 pm report that negotations are not going well,you should start looking for another way to recieve them via air, or cable or DISH NET.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2010 #75 of 154
    ActiveHDdave

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    Because I have a HD monitor.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2010 #76 of 154
    hdtvfan0001

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    That's a canned scare tactic that has been used over and over again...even against cable, Dish, etc. as well...
     
  17. Dec 24, 2010 #77 of 154
    cjrleimer

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    Its rheotric at its best see the NFL CBA as a example.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2010 #78 of 154
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yes. I've seen it used on 3 different providers by 4 different content sources...unfortunately...many in the unknowing public get flustered over it.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2010 #79 of 154
    dualsub2006

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    I find it laughable that my local Fox and NBC affiliate are recommending that I change providers to continue getting their broadcast. Aside from football I could care less about either of these networks and don't want my bill increasing to keep them. I have an antenna and don't need or want cable or Dish.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2010 #80 of 154
    ActiveHDdave

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    Football is the reason for the season and I am not talking about Christmas
     
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