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News Monitor Talk: Happy New Year - with a retrans problem

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Raymie, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Raymie

    Raymie Godfather

    Mar 31, 2007
    Every year for at least the past three years, Dish Network rings in the new year with a retransmission consent dispute.

    2006: Lifetime and LMN
    2007: CourtTV
    2008: Noggin-The N

    What will be 2009's big retrans problem? I fear Fisher might not come back for a while due to the fact that they are filing a lawsuit in Oregon. Don't forget WBRZ, too. But if it's a cable channel, what will it be?
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    For the moment Time Warner appears to be stealing the thunder with a reported dispute with Viacom according to something I read earlier today over on Satellite Guys.

    Maybe folks will stop with the "why is it always Dish" if more companies will start playing hardball with every rate increase.
  3. Raymie

    Raymie Godfather

    Mar 31, 2007
    Yes...Time Warner and MTVN are at an impasse.
  4. dennispap

    dennispap Icon

    Feb 1, 2007
    it will be 3 more Baton Rouge channels. The nbc, fox and cw affiliates will join WBRZ(abc) in being off of dish. That would leave only cbs, and dish will lose a bunch of baton rouge subs to directv, who now has the locals in hd
  5. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008
    Yes, it appears that LIL retrans consent is the flavor of 1-1-09.

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