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Will Dish carry The-N?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by reddice, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. Jan 2, 2008 #61 of 123
    Raymie

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    The problem will be resolved by next month, looking at past new year-begins-disputes, or worse, next year, looking at the IFC-WE-Romance Classics case.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2008 #62 of 123
    BillJ

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    What makes you think there is any dispute? E* made a decision not to offer a separate channel. Can you cite any press release from The-N saying they are disputing that decision? No, I don't think you can. Nor can you find anything from E* suggesting there is a dispute.

    Only pressure from subscribers might eventually convince E* to offer a separate channel. The-N seems quite content not to lose the 12 hours a day they had previously.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2008 #63 of 123
    James Long

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    True ... and they wouldn't be transmitting Nickelodeon GaS without permission either.

    The status quo remains on E*. Noggin is still available on the same schedule as before. The-N is still available on the same schedule as before. GaS is still available (apparently exclusively on E*).
     
  4. Jan 3, 2008 #64 of 123
    GeorgeLV

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    That's a very...corporate...response.

    The idea of programming being cut in the middle of a children's movie on Noggin to go to the N is regularly scheduled is absurd.

    This is your annual Dish Network programming dispute, plain and simple.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2008 #65 of 123
    mr_mark_taylor

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    According to who? (other than the posts on this board) Looks like to me it's another dumb programming decision by DISH
     
  6. Jan 3, 2008 #66 of 123
    James Long

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    It was also a ONE TIME mistake. The cutover from Noggin to The-N on 169 should have occurred before the movie at 6pm ET. There are no "movies" on Noggin starting before 6pm that will be cut off by The-N in the schedule.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2008 #67 of 123
    31Media

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    Something interesting from the TV Listings services.

    Zap2It shows "THEN" on the Dish Network listings for Channel 116, the current home of....Game Show Network/GSN. (It still shows GSN on 116 at the moment).

    I could see a scenario where GSN - who has suffered a viewership falloff in the last year - gets dropped to AT250 (the former home of GAS), while The N takes the now-vacant GSN slot in AT 200.

    Who owns GSN? Half is owned by Sony. The other half? Liberty Media - the company who is taking over DirecTV.

    Seems possible.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2008 #68 of 123
    Raymie

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    31Media, thank you! This info is being added to the News Monitor TODAY as I cover this with around-the-clock coverage!

    And BillJ: When The N has trumpeted this change for about a week in advance (I checked on it in the days leading up to the split), saying "We're going 24/7 in X days!" and having several whole pages devoted to the big split, something's fishy, and the culprit mustn't be MTV Networks, owners of The N, Noggin, Nick, Nick GaS, Nicktoons, et al.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2008 #69 of 123
    James Long

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    Both THEN and GSN are listed as channel 116 for my zip code (two 116's).
    177 is listed as THEN with the same listings as the 116 version.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2008 #70 of 123
    31Media

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    The latter was probably a semi-automatic change that Tribune Media Services (who runs Zap2It) made after the changeover. The "THEN" at 116 is a new change.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2008 #71 of 123
    James Long

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    I don't use Zap2It usually ... the last time I checked was on January 1st when GAS was still listed at 177 (but all programming was "Off Air").

    I must be slow today ... it took this long to realize THEN wasn't just "then" but "The-N". That could be confusing! Where is the NOW channel? :)

    Good to see progress.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2008 #72 of 123
    31Media

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    Zap2It's updated, and The N at 116 has disappeared.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2008 #73 of 123
    Steve Mehs

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    Zap2It has not traditionally been the most accurate for Dish channel listings. I remember Nick GAS was listed months before it was even added to Dish. Zap2It used to list a handful of channel Dish did not have, or didn't have at that time.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2008 #74 of 123
    phrelin

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    Everyone understand the irony here - Zap2It is the official online guide of Dish Network. I've used it for awhile and like it because of the 6-hour grid option. I also have found it necessary because it lists program content for VOOM. I have a regular list that goes directly to Zap2It and another entered through Dish Network's web site for the "special" HD channels.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2008 #75 of 123
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    They've finally updated the program guide. Noggin and The N programming are both now showing correctly on Channel 169. Additionally, "Court" has now been changed to "Tru."


    Well, that's it then. Apparently, we're stuck with this, unless we ourselves can put the pressure on Dish to do us right and air 24/7 Noggin. Anyone up for some letter-writing / other campaigning?


    What's even more ironic is that when you access the Zap2It Interactive application on Dish HOME, it says that they're "making enhancements," except that same message has been displaying since spring 2007!
     
  16. Jan 4, 2008 #76 of 123
    Aransay

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    dish remvoe the crppy nogi9gng leve the n 24/

    add vh1 rock, vh1 uno int eh eplace of ncik gas

    beter solcuion
     
  17. Jan 4, 2008 #77 of 123
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    I wouldn't get too upset over Fox Buisness this was a bad idea for Fox. It's a bad channel the pic quality is terrible and that Happy Hour show is really bad. As far as the N channel I never watched Noggin although if you have kids I can understand why you want but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it and Fox Buis as well. . Besides kids watch to much tv anyway Max.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2008 #78 of 123
    31Media

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    I flipped to GAS here a few minutes ago, and noticed something that would probably fly past most people, but being more familiar with the channel (I've got a soft spot for Legends of the Hidden Temple - and loved when they ran Double Dare) I notice these things: They've used the same logo bug in the corner (solid, opaque) for the last several years.....until today. Today, the logo bug changed - it's now more translucent, while the "GaS" letters are different. Larger.

    *Why* would a network that's been on automation since at *least* 2006, and that was supposed to have died a week ago....suddenly change an on-air graphic.

    I swear, the longer this goes on, the more confused I'm becoming.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2008 #79 of 123
    ASN21

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    Each day passes by and no sight of the The-N 24/7. Get rid of this stupid noggin crap and bring the The-N 24/7 like it is supposed to be.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2008 #80 of 123
    Raymie

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    31Media: Nick GaS will become an online channel as part of TurboNick.
     
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