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WRAL and WRAZ back on U-Verse after two month absence!!!!!

 

http://www.wral.com/wral-fox-50-back-on-u-verse/16921951/

 

That's all?

One stupid web article?

 

How come WRAL didn't send out a live truck and reporter for this update?

 

I would think after 2 months impasse on a multi-million dollar deal that it would be the lead story.

I want to see some MOS from upset viewers who didn't get the Zoomies show or Cheaters.

 

Where are the shots of viewers celebrating the return of TV?

 

No parties?

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Although not involving a broadcast station, Altice USA (Optimum) in NJ, NYC Outer Boroughs, LI and CT dropped Starz and Starz Encore on Jan. 1. Optimum claims that Starz wanted a significant fee hike while customers can purchase their OTT service directly from Starz for less. Optimum also claims that Starz had low viewership (which based on some of their other stations is hard to believe). Starz claims that Altice has no desire to negotiate in good faith. Altice has added the Cowboy Channel, Hallmark Drama, MGM and Sony as "replacements" which is total crap. Altice does not plan to adjust fees accordingly either claiming Starz was part of your bundle and we have the right to change service anytime. Many subscribers are upset and getting nasty towards Altice, and rightfully so. This is turning nasty and worth watching.

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Although not involving a broadcast station, Altice USA (Optimum) in NJ, NYC Outer Boroughs, LI and CT dropped Starz and Starz Encore on Jan. 1. Optimum claims that Starz wanted a significant fee hike while customers can purchase their OTT service directly from Starz for less. Optimum also claims that Starz had low viewership (which based on some of their other stations is hard to believe). Starz claims that Altice has no desire to negotiate in good faith. Altice has added the Cowboy Channel, Hallmark Drama, MGM and Sony as "replacements" which is total crap. Altice does not plan to adjust fees accordingly either claiming Starz was part of your bundle and we have the right to change service anytime. Many subscribers are upset and getting nasty towards Altice, and rightfully so. This is turning nasty and worth watching.

The Cowboy Channel? Where did that come from?

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Meanwhile, American Spirit-owned Raycom stations are still not on DirecTV or AT&T U-verse yet.

Does anyone have an update? I have never seen a dispute with DIRECTV last this long.

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The Cowboy Channel? Where did that come from?

 

It's what used to be FamilyNet (the 'barely alive' Retro TV of the pre-digital era when it was owned by the Southern Baptists); Sony tried to make it a MeTV killer under a lease from the new owners Rural Media Group (RFD TV) for a couple of years, but it didn't move the needle that much, so Rural took control back in July and put on their rodeo/western sports archive, along with westerns and such. On another note, Sony's Get TV has basically become the home of old Sony sitcoms after their Antenna TV agreement expired at the end of 2017.

 

It's definitely not an equivalent for Encore Westerns by any means.

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Does anyone have an update? I have never seen a dispute with DIRECTV last this long.

 

If you think that sucks...

Then don't ever get married.

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Meanwhile, DIRECTV customers in the Black Hills and DISH customers along the shores of Lake Texoma are now in jeopady of missing out on the Super Bowl and the Olympics as retransmission squabbles between DIRECTV-Rapid Broadcasting and DISH-Lockwood Broadcasting continue. Also, DIRECTV is apparently still without KFVE in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

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KIRO was taken off Frontier FiOS in some Seattle eastern suburbs (most or all of which is not served by CenturyLink) due to a dispute between Frontier and Cox.

 

That happened earlier this month.

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Always worth noting that many cable companies have pages notifying consumers of upcoming contract renewals.

 

Here’s the one for Comcast.

 

Edit:

 

Here’s Verizon Fios’s,

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With Super Bowl LII behind us and the XXIII Olympic Winter Games about to get underway, there're are currently 4 NBC affiliates, by my count, currently in a dispute with a MPVD. Each of the following stations are in DMA 160 or lower:

 

KTEN vs. DISH - Serving Lake Texoma DMA 160

KPVI vs. Spectrum - Serving East Idaho DMA 162

KYMA vs. Spectrum - Serving the Imperial Valley DMA 166

KIEM vs. Spectrum - Serving California's North Coast DMA 195

 

These are the results of the ongoing disputes between Lockwood vs. DISH, and Northwest Broadcasting vs. Charter.

 

If there are any other disputes, please let our community know.

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Altice USA and Starz has finally come to a new agreement after 6 weeks off the air. Altice (Cablevision) says the stations will be back on the lineup by the end of the month. On Wednesday, the day the announcement was made, Several Starz/StarzEncore stations returned (not all pre darkness) and only one so far in NJ is in HD. No VOD yet, but Optimum credentials are being accepted on the Starz App/website.

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It appears that Jackson, WY, which is in Idaho Falls-Poctallo DMA, is taking action against Charter Spectrum regarding their prolonged dispute with Northwest Broadcasting, who owns their NBC station KPVI. This dispute cost many in Jackson to miss the Super Bowl and Olympics.

 

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/town_county/town-launches-action-against-spectrum/article_545497e3-858e-5888-a553-b10dc75d06ee.html

 

Similar action is being taken in Yuma, AZ regarding Charter Spectrum's blackout of KYMA & KSWT there.

 

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/yuma-sun/20180208/281492161772084

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It appears that Jackson, WY, which is in Idaho Falls-Poctallo DMA, is taking action against Charter Spectrum regarding their prolonged dispute with Northwest Broadcasting, who owns their NBC station KPVI. This dispute cost many in Jackson to miss the Super Bowl and Olympics.

 

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/town_county/town-launches-action-against-spectrum/article_545497e3-858e-5888-a553-b10dc75d06ee.html

 

Similar action is being taken in Yuma, AZ regarding Charter Spectrum's blackout of KYMA & KSWT there.

 

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/yuma-sun/20180208/281492161772084

 

I don't believe cities should do that both Charter Spectrum & Northwest will get a deal done and cities should stay out of it and not take sides which Jackson & Yuma are favoring Northwest which isn't right. Where I lived Kazoo didn't take action against Suckyvision oh I mean Cablevision in 97 when Wood TV was off for a year wasn't until couple days before Super Bowl 32 until an agreement happen. And it wasn't about money it was a dispute about putting Wood TV's weather channel on which is now WXSP.

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In what may be a first for the OTT bundles, Sinclair had pulled ALL of their stations from PlayStation Vue...

https://tvanswerman.com/2018/05/02/playstation-vue-pulls-sinclair-owned-local-channels/

 

Unlike the traditional dispute, no one is saying anything....this primarily affects markets where Sinclair has Fox and CBS stations.

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Maybe Sinclair discovered that people were skipping over the must-runs.

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