WGN America

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  1. evotz

    evotz Active Member

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    I'm wondering if there's been any thought about bringing WGN America down to the Choice package with DirecTV?

    I'm sure it goes back to money and how much WGN wants to be broadcast on DirecTV in certain packages. But I was thinking that one of the reasons WGN was only in the more expensive packages was because of sports, Cubs games, maybe some Bulls games. I know the Cubs games are no longer on WGN America, I'm not sure about other games.

    I'm sure nothing would happen until WGN's contract with DirecTV is up. Still, just wondering if any think it might eventually come to the Choice package.

    I'm aware that there is WGN America and WGN Channel 9 in Chicago. WGN Channel 9 still carries some Cubs games, but they're not on the nationally broadcast WGN America superstation.
     
  2. alnielsen

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    Plus, the original show Manhatten is only available on WGN America. It's not shown on WGN Channel 9.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    At least Dtv subs get it in HD.

    Nice job comcarp they added WGN America in SD only.

    RCN has WGN America HD and CLTV HD
     
  4. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

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    Manhattan is a fabulous show. Can't wait for season two to start.
     
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  5. alnielsen

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    I think the series starts season 2 on Oct.13th.
     
  6. Mariah2014

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see them move WGN America down a level now that the sports are no longer on the site, but having said that there are stations at higher levels with just reruns on them.
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Actually, unless they dropped the price and renegotiated the deal that won't happen. And DIRECTV needs to keep as many in higher tiers as possible so it can keep a good price difference between tiers. I think it's to similar right now myself.
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    No more Chicago sports games will be on WGN America. Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks games, when shown on WGN, will be shown only on WGN channel 9 local channel, viewable only by those in the Chicago channel 9 market.
     
  9. evotz

    evotz Active Member

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    Any clues as to when the contract with WGN and DirecTV is up? I wouldn't expect anything to change until that contract is up - and even then I'm not sure if anything would change.

    I was just kind of under the impression that one of the reasons it was in the higher priced tiers was because of some of the sports they were showing. I wasn't sure what all sports they showed, I know they used to show just about every Cubs game but that died out years ago and died out completely this year. I wasn't sure about any other sports.

    I'm on the Choice package. Can't really justify upgrading to a new package just for one measly channel. But Manhattan looked like a pretty good show. It would be great if it could come down to the Choice package, but I'm not holding my breathe.
     
  10. ejbvt

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    Comcast here doesn't carry WGN America at all... or BET, Univision, Telemundo, and several other channels. But they do have Pac 12 and Military History in glorious SD.

    I think the change of WGN over the years from SuperStation WGN to WGN America has been very sad. Just reruns and same-old, same-old. I miss the Chicago news and sports with, what, 2 original shows? I haven't watched WGN America for one second since the Cubs were last on there.
     
  11. sunfire9us

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    WGN America is now totally worthless since they dropped the Cubs telecasts next to the other content only on the local channel. I say DTV and the other providers may as well save their money and dump the channel once their contracts are over



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  12. ejbvt

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    Fully agree. WGN America is no different than many of the other cable channels - mostly the same-old reruns that are on other channels and same old movies. TBS and TNT are similar - EXCEPT THEY SHOW SPORTS!
     
  13. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

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    You've obviously never watched Manhattan.
     
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  14. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    I have. I didn't understand what was happening and couldn't follow it so I stopped after 2 episodes.
     

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