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Your parents only want the best for you. You can tell they care because people who stream, are the same folks that also vape, speed and use those hooka bongs .   The cable tv signal is

The folks that run the "keepmystation.com" webpage should at least know that WGN is NOT a "My Network" affiliate.....

And scrolling back through this thread, Dish has had multiple spats with the sidecars before the main Nexstar spat.   Dish is just such a horrible company to begin with.  It needs to go away

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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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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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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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Apparently there was a carriage dispute between Spectrum and Raycom Media. WBTV posted a tweet 3 hours ago that a deal has been reached.

 

[MEDIA=twitter]1019318934963712000[/MEDIA]

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Apparently there was a carriage dispute between Spectrum and Raycom Media. WBTV posted a tweet 3 hours ago that a deal has been reached.

 

[MEDIA=twitter]1019318934963712000[/MEDIA]

 

So did WWBT. Plus, I just learned a part of Central and Southside Virginia has Spectrum (for example: Sussex, Isle of Wight and Southampton counties)

 

[MEDIA=twitter]1019317852938096643[/MEDIA]

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Wow. Who blacks out a premium network, especially the biggest one of them all?

There have been rare instances of premium channels being blacked out due to retransmission disputes, the only one I can think of was the removal of Showtime (as well as The Movie Channel and Flix) from Time Warner Cable systems during its 2013 dispute with CBS Corporation.

 

That being said, it isn't really a financially smart idea to use a premium service as hardball in a carriage disagreement. Remember, they rely on viewers paying an additional fee to receive the services, and out of approximately 90 million MVPD subscribers nationwide, not many subscribe to multiple premium services and no premium service has a reach comparative to the major basic cable networks. Since they don't rely on advertising, the hit to a premium service's revenue from a retrans dispute would sting more for a premium service that has anywhere between nine million and 30 million subscribers than a basic cable channel that reaches 80 to 90 million subscribers would.

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