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Retransmission Consent squabbles

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On 9/30/2020 at 3:24 AM, Mastaclocksetta said:

Dish is involved in seven different carriage disputes at this time. That number could grow to eight if a new deal between the satellite TV provider and the Cox Media Group, which owns 18 stations in 10 markets, isn’t reached by 7 PM ET on October 1.

 

https://tvanswerman.com/2020/09/29/dish-could-lose-even-more-channels-this-week/

 

Dish and Cox have agreed on a one-week extension to avoid a blackout until October 8th.

 

https://tvanswerman.com/2020/10/02/dish-cox-media-avoid-new-blackout-for-now/

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And now the OTT's are at risk.  Nexstar could pull their stations from Hulu if a deal isn't made.

 

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/hulu-with-live-could-lose-nexstar-owned-local-channels-tonight/

 

Hopefully if and when a deal is reached, they can carry more of their stations, including CW, MyNetwork, independents, and WGN/WGN America.

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38 minutes ago, Nelson R. said:

Hulu is now dropping the RSN’s 🤦🏼‍♂️

Surprise Surprise. Hulu, Dish, Sling, Youtube, Fubo- all no longer carry FOX RSN'S. Direct TV/Cable TV left only they carry RSN"S

 

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Sinclair is really digging themselves into a hole on this one if they think they can muscle the OTT providers.  These are more worthless now with all of the shutdowns and restrictions COVID has forced into the industry.

It seems they are planning on launching their own OTT platform, either through Stirr or some other means.

Let the sports fans pay for the RSNs.   I remember back in the day the Sportschannel Ohio feed was a premium service and the extra Indians and Cavs games were scrambled.

 

And they want to restructure the 8 BILLION in debt they have tied to this deal.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/creditors-brace-for-possible-debt-restructuring-at-sinclair-sports-unit-11603235294

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2 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

It seems they are planning on launching their own OTT platform, either through Stirr or some other means.

 

 

And they want to restructure the 8 BILLION in debt they have tied to this deal.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/creditors-brace-for-possible-debt-restructuring-at-sinclair-sports-unit-11603235294

Honestly, I'm not exactly sure what Sinclair is doing here. They haven't even indicated anything yet what they're going to do with the RSNs and the fact they have to restructure the debt ($8 billion of them to be exact)

 

I'm going to be honest and frank I keep saying that both Sinclair and Meredith are in really bad shape and what's going on with both companies is further proving my point that I keep making time after time after time.

 

Granted I don't know what Sinclair's plans are they won't tell us anything but so far people like Rich Greenfield of LightShed have been proven correct and even Rupert Murdoch (the seller of the FSNs) has been proven correct as well.

 

If there are two companies you do not want to buy assets from that are Disney and Fox if you do what Sinclair has done by buying the RSNs from BOTH Disney and Fox you'll lose money and lose money just as fast as the debt on that said asset is rising.

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