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I tv Formerly Pax Tv ends on Directv 2/28/06

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by LMckin, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. mnassour

    mnassour Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    That may not be too far off.....I understand there is actually interest in marketing that channel to US providers now...

    ...please? Can we have BBCW? Huh?:sure:
  2. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Heh, I just found out something, one of the i/PAX stations that is being removed on the 28th, is also a WB Affiliate as well.
  3. Digital Madman

    Digital Madman AllStar

    May 23, 2005
    Finally D* makes a statement!
  4. kb7oeb

    kb7oeb Icon

    Jun 16, 2004
    Whats to stop these stations from doing must carry?
  5. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002

    The deadline has passed. Last time around E* worked out a deal for national carriage instead of all the individual stations. It is conceivable that DirecTV has done that this time.
  6. Greg Bimson

    Greg Bimson Hall Of Fame

    May 5, 2003
    The period to elect retransmission or must carry for DBS started:

    July, 2001
    October, 2005
    and every October every three years out (2008, 2011, 2014, etc...)

    On Dish Network, PAX declared must-carry for their channels, but never forced Dish Network to retransmit their local channels, in favor of their national channel.

    DirecTV thought they had the same contract as Dish Network. However, PAX not only filed for must carry, they also filed with the FCC their right to have the local PAX channels carried.

    DirecTV, after finding space for about 35 PAX local channels, then notified PAX corporate they weren't going to keep the national feed around. PAX was forced to rewrite their agreement for not only the national station, but also the local channels. Therefore, the local channels went from must-caryy to retransmission consent.

    The election period for forcing carriage by declaring must-carry on a DBS company ended in October, 2005. Since the PAX channels were covered under a "monetary" agreement, they could not be declared as must-carry. Additionally, the window of declaration of must-carry will not reopen until October, 2008.

    The PAX channels will stay off until someone gains the properties and actually programs them.
  7. narnia777

    narnia777 Legend

    Mar 28, 2003
    I record Early Edition from the i network (pax). It's not on dvd yet, darn.

    I also like Doc from time to time. Can't they keep the local stations and just dump the national?

  8. IndyMichael

    IndyMichael Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 25, 2003
    I emailed DirecTv and asked if they were going to add a local channel they don't currently carry, to replace the local Pax station they were taking away, and got the usual BS reply about adding channels based on customer requests. I don't care if they take the i TV channel away, but why take away the local affiliate too?
  9. midnight75

    midnight75 Legend

    Jun 25, 2004
    As of this morning, the channel is still on. I figured it would vanish when BET Jazz was added. Was a last minute carriage deal made?
  10. newsposter

    newsposter Hall Of Fame

    Nov 12, 2003
    philly 61 and also 255 still on here also.
  11. ChrisPC

    ChrisPC Godfather

    Jun 16, 2003
    255 is running a crawl that it will end after today, 3/1.
  12. midnight75

    midnight75 Legend

    Jun 25, 2004
    I just happened to see that myself a little while ago. I didn't know if maybe a last minute deal was struck. Oh, well, no big loss. They play mostly infomercials anyway.

    I'm very much looking forward to Sleuth. That looks like a good channel!
  13. morgantown

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Good riddance infomercials. Bring on sleuth...
  14. myselfalso

    myselfalso Godfather

    Jan 25, 2006
    Sleuth is coming to DirecTV?
  15. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Yes, they announced a deal with both D* and E* about a month or two ago. The release is somewhere on here.
  16. SPECIES11703

    SPECIES11703 AllStar

    Oct 10, 2004
    End of PAX on Directv on 2/28/06? As of 3/01/06 I still am getting both feeds (local and national) here in the Los Angeles market.

  17. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002

    See post 31
  18. Crystal Pepsi Ball

    Crystal Pepsi Ball Godfather

    Jun 29, 2004
    West Valley...
    I went to D* local page and entered my zip and PAX/i 16 is not on there, but I still have it. I am sure that it will go off within the next 2 days, hopefully.
  19. NVBlue

    NVBlue Legend

    Aug 3, 2005
    Hasn't ended yet. But..... who cares!
  20. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Will E get BETJAZZ? In 1999 I got BET JAZZ on AT&T Digital cable and it was very cool
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