In Portland ME, NBC contract not set with DirecTv

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  1. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

    Feb 5, 2007
    Doing a bunch of banner, etc for the local NBC station saying contract not set with DirecTV and service will end at end of month if not settled
  2. Willh

    Willh Legend

    Jan 1, 2009
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Here we go again :(

    Realize that it's Tegna that's threatening to pull your channel, not DirecTV. This is an all too common negotiating tactic used by these corporations to extort more money from TV service providers. None are immune, so even switching providers won't help.

    You'll want to contact Tegna. Request that they allow DirecTV to continue carrying them while negotiations continue. And ask them why providers like Dish, DirecTV and Comcast must pay them anything when they get to use our public airwaves for FREE?!? After all, these service providers increase their overall viewership and advertising revenue. They're shooting themselves in the foot!

    The FCC and Congress could easily fix this. Just allow service providers to deliver an out-of-area station when local stations get greedy. But I fear that the broadcast TV lobby is too powerful to ever let that happen.

    Keep up on the latest updates at TV Promise - AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-verse TV

    Folks complain when local station owners pull their channels from providers like DirecTV demanding more money. And folks complain that their subscription rates are too high. So what are service providers like Dish, Comcast and DirecTV to do?

    Here's a suggestion. File a complaint with the FCC. Ask that the FCC allow service providers to deliver another network station instead. That would stop this BS in a heartbeat. After all, these are FREE over-the-air TV stations. Why should TV providers have to pay them anything?
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
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