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Tommyjohn25
10-13-2008, 01:36 PM
First off, let me take the time to say that it is AWESOME that I pay $70 a month for cable and I can't watch NBC anymore. No "heroes" no Sunday night football...this whole thing is fun and exciting! Okay now with the sarcasm over with, what's the deal here? I keep hearing from some people that the two are in "negotiations" and I hear from some other that I'm pretty much screwed unless I switch to satellite. Anyone here know anything about it? The whole thing seems so wrong...I want to complain, but I'm not even sure who to complain to.

RedFanAlways1966
10-13-2008, 01:47 PM
LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), the parent of many local NBC affiliates, is continuing negotiations with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) to reach a long-term agreement that would allow the cable provider to broadcast past the midnight deadline Thursday, when the current cable carriage agreement expires between the two.

Through the negotiations, LIN is looking to receive compensation from Time Warner for carrying its 15 television stations and, conversely, Time Warner feels it should not have to pay to carry stations that are available over-the-air for no charge.

Two greedy companies fighting over money. Our money. While we (the ones paying the money) suffer until it is settled. Isn't it great? I am not blaming either... I blame both. I have lots of hatred for everything Time Warner, but LIN is to blame here too.

BTW... Sunday Night Football. For those with high-speed put Watch Sunday Night Football in google. The first hit should give you access to watch on your computer. I have done it the last two weeks. Gives you the opportunity to see 5 different camera angles. Kind of cool to watch.

Tommyjohn25
10-13-2008, 03:02 PM
Hey thanks for the reply! Gotta love it when greed prevails.

BuckeyeRed27
10-13-2008, 07:46 PM
Wait is this something that is happening everywhere or is this a local affilation thing?

Tommyjohn25
10-13-2008, 07:58 PM
Wait is this something that is happening everywhere or is this a local affilation thing?

I'm not sure really. My brother lives in Charlotte NC and he still gets NBC, so it hasn't happened there. Yet anyways.

guttle11
10-13-2008, 08:13 PM
Lin TV owns several local broadcast stations, much like Clear Channel. It's not limited to NBC, they own stations affiliated with all of the big broadcast companies. All of them have been pulled from Time Warner in the dispute. It just so happens that WDTN in Dayton is an NBC affiliate.

Reds Fanatic
10-13-2008, 09:46 PM
Wait is this something that is happening everywhere or is this a local affilation thing?

It is happening everywhere where LIN Broadcasting owns stations in Time Warner territory. I believe there are 13 stations all together including stations in Dayton, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Austin to name a few. The fact that is has gone on for 10 days I don't see any agreement in the near term.

I finally made the switch from Time Warner to Directv a few weeks ago and I highly recommend switching if you can. I switched because you get 4 times as many HD channels for less cost per month than I paying Time Warner.

For those of you still with Time Warner I hope it ends soon but I would not count on it being anytime soon.

Unassisted
10-14-2008, 02:08 PM
Time-Warner settled with the owner of our local ABC affiliate, owned by another company, a mere two days before the deadline.

My recommendation would be to protect your wallet and stick with your cable provider. In a world where most households have 60+ channels, the stations need the cable provider more than the cable provider needs the station. If the station wins, your cable bill goes up. If the station stays off of cable during the November ratings period, it will lose many thousands of dollars from the lower ratings that will result.

SandyD
10-14-2008, 02:21 PM
We had a similar problem between Cox, and the affiliate of the network hosting the superbowl. They settled the week before the super bowl. That was a couple of years ago.

Hoosier Red
10-14-2008, 02:38 PM
It is happening everywhere where LIN Broadcasting owns stations in Time Warner territory. I believe there are 13 stations all together including stations in Dayton, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Austin to name a few. The fact that is has gone on for 10 days I don't see any agreement in the near term.

I finally made the switch from Time Warner to Directv a few weeks ago and I highly recommend switching if you can. I switched because you get 4 times as many HD channels for less cost per month than I paying Time Warner.

For those of you still with Time Warner I hope it ends soon but I would not count on it being anytime soon.

The dispute with Brighthouse in Indy is in regards to WISH TV 8 which is the CBS station here.
You think you're mad about SNF, try missing the local team's games. People were absolutely steamed about missing the end of the Colts-Texans game a couple of weeks ago.

For the first and last time, Thank goodness I have Comcast.

redsfanfalcon
10-18-2008, 09:13 PM
That's the beauty of living in a market with two different cable systems and I don't have Time Warner!

George Foster
10-19-2008, 07:39 PM
If you have an HD tv why would you still have time warner?

Our time warner has like 6 HD channels. The Dish network, which I have has over 100. It took me about 10 seconds to make a decision.

I got an antenna to receive the local channels in HD. NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX. They come in cyrstal clear. The antenna cost about 80 bucks.