DirectTV, Raycom stations in contract dispute

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  1. tw-804

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    First Hearst, now Raycom.

    From WWBT's website: http://www.nbc12.com/global/story.asp?s=13659842

    List of Raycom Stations
     
  2. ColumbusNewsFan

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    Don't forget Sin"crap" and Time Warner.

    Which if it goes down will be Central Ohio's first cable blackout of local stations EVER!

    Yes, I went "EVER" because there has been a lot of close calls that has happens before with WBNS in 1999 and Sinclair in 2006. But this will be the first one ever for Central Ohio.

    Sorry to go all local info on ya'll
     
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    It looks like these disputes between cable/satellite providers and broadcasters just gets even worse.

    What else can go wrong?
     
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    I actually noticed this while at WBTV's website yesterday looking for news on the WSOC evacuation.

    Retransmission consent has frothed over to new heights. I cannot say more.
     
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    This is getting to the point of absurdity. It seems like everybody wants to get into a pissing contest these days. Hence, why I'm like whatever about cable/satellite providers.
     
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    With Hearst also having problems with DirecTV, the problem is doubled or even quadrupled in some markets.

    Cincinnati stands to lose its NBC and Fox. Louisville, Kentucky? NBC and CBS. If you live in West Palm Beach, prepare for the loss of ABC and Fox. Jackson, Mississippi viewers face a loss of NBC and ABC service.

    If you live in the state of Hawai'i? It could be a loss of between 3 and 4 stations. KITV (Hearst) is sure to go. KHNL and KGMB (Raycom; yes, a duopoly engineered through very weird means) are also likely, and KFVE (MCG Capital Management; MCG Capital produces the Hawaii News Now newscasts) is also hanging off a chad depending on the way things are negotiated. The worst case scenario leaves just KHON-2 (Fox, New Vision Television) as the major commercial station available on DirecTV after January 1.
     
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    'tis a shame, indeed. I doubt many would notice if Cincinnati lost NBC and FOX, though, as they are pretty poorly rated. Still, local TV stability is the main selling point for cable, for me at least.
     
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    Well, it makes me wish FOX had enough sense to have kept WBRC and sold KTBC in Austin instead since its market not even in the top 40s. I've never seen Raycom a "fit" for the Birmingham DMA at all since day 1 because it's such a "small market oriented company".
     
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    That's weird.

    Just when you thought DirecTV could go 0-3 in negotiations with Hearst, Raycom, and the Golf Channel, they'll probably go 0-2 since Raycom is safe, for now at least.
     
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    I know it's a bit late (Sorry!). From WWBT's website homepage:
     

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