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Young Broadcasting locals shut off....7PM 12/11 back 5PM 12/14

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by buzzcut, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Dec 13, 2008 #81 of 102
    david_jr

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    In the Albany, NY DMA only one of the big four network stations has their news in HD and it's not the Young station. There has been talk that WTEN was going to go HD news since early this year, but it hasn't happened yet. Doesn't look good either if Young is doing as badly as reported. The one station with news in HD is WRGB 6 and their HD feed is not on DISH either, but their SD is. I don't know what it's like in other markets, but DISH seems to be having trouble getting agreements in this market.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2008 #82 of 102
    jwjensen356

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    It's happened here in the San Francisco area. KRON has now been pulled. Re the EPG on our 722, 004-00 and 004-01 are affected. But we are still getting the OTA channels identified as 004-02 and 004-03 on the EPG.

    My wife is the one who watches KRON. She comments that much of the programming is now 'infomercials'. Also, that the on-screen staff have made snide comments on you long they will last.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2008 #83 of 102
    Paul Secic

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    Young Broadcasting is asking 800.000 for KRON-TV. That was a few years back. For a two bit station that's way overpriced for ruining a one time Emmy winning television station. SAD.........
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 #84 of 102
    Blowgun

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    When I lived in the Bay Area, KRON (NBC at the time) was a very good channel, with a highly regarded staff of talent, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Then, when NBC was moved to KNTV, KRON started cutting staff and on-air talent. As the talent was leaving for greener pastures the on-air comments started happening more frequently. In particular, the lead-in to sports with Gary Radnich. Radnich would often make the other talent squirm in their chairs with some of his "inside" comments. :lol: On-air comments aren't unusual for KRON.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2008 #85 of 102
    joshjr

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    Sounds stupid on Young Broadcasting's side. If you are in a money pinch wouldnt it be better to get a small increase then go for a larger one and lose some much needed revenue?
     
  6. Dec 14, 2008 #86 of 102
    ThunderRoad

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    I have one of the channels affected by Young....and I just checked and I have it back.....anyone else have theirs back? Seems awfully strange something would get ironed out on a Sunday afternoon. LOL And the Young station I have, their website still has it saying that Dish Network has dropped them.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2008 #87 of 102
    JohnH

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    Looks like they are all back. Uplink report coming up.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2008 #88 of 102
    beetle02

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    WKRN in Nashville is back up. Starting working late this afternoon.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2008 #89 of 102
    Suomi

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    WLNS in Lansing, Michigan is on the air, and the guide shows the current shows, but if you scroll ahead in the guide an hour or two, the guide is still showing "Important News - Press Info." I'm not exactly sure what's going on at this point.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2008 #90 of 102
    Blowgun

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    Your guide data is out of date and is using the satellite's hourly data.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2008 #91 of 102
    Suomi

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    Good to know. I'll force the guide to update.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2008 #92 of 102
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    Do people in the Bay Area really care whether or not they get KRON?? Young Broadcasting always acts like it's a prime station when they ruined it ever since they bought it and they are last in the ratings.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2008 #93 of 102
    mstanka

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    I've seen the offered HD from Comcast, and it is not better then what DirecTV offers.

    I like the channel 2 news with Lisa Patton for weather (WKRN - Young), but I do wish it was HD. Channel 5 and now channel 4 are both in HD.

    With the financial troubles that Young seems to be in, looks like Fox may get thier news in HD before WKRN.

    Michael.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2008 #94 of 102
    snowcat

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    DirecTv is running radio ads on a Nashville sports talk station saying that Channel 2 is gone.

    FAIL!
     
  15. Dec 15, 2008 #95 of 102
    T_N_T

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    Seems like Nashville media does stuff like this alot...:lol:
     
  16. Dec 16, 2008 #96 of 102
    bud22923

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    :mad: Dish Network always try's to offer you the All American Direct those are out of state stations I keep emailing them telling them to put our local stations out of Marquette Michigan on Dish Network they just keep giving me a run around the 2 of the TV stations already filled out the forms to put these stations on Dish Network but haven't had no luck yet. There are a total of 5 tv stations that are in Marquette Michigan NBC ABC CBS FOX & PBS. Dose anybody out there know who I can email at Dish Network that's high up person there about this?:confused:
     
  17. Dec 16, 2008 #97 of 102
    Paul Secic

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    I blocked KRON.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2008 #98 of 102
    sethwell

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    It might not be dish that is the reason they aren't carried. i would contact the stations that are in question in your DMA( DMA 208). here is a ( link ) to your dma with all call signs in that market. i would start there and ask those station why they do not provide service to dish network.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2008 #99 of 102
    garn9173

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    edited by garn9173...wrong thread
     
  20. James Long

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    Yep. This is the thread where the channels were back in 70 hours ... which would be 9pm (PT) Saturday if the Fishers issue is solved just as quickly.
     

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