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post #5941 of 6621 Old 12-29-2010, 03:05 AM
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I don't see how a local can charge one dime for their carriage when they broadcast it for free.

Just sounds like greed to me.
Cram your 20 min of commercials for every hour down our throat and then make us pay too?


I guess their way of looking at it is we pay for cable channels so why not them.

By the same token, I don't see why cable and satellite systems should get a free ride for content created by somebody else.

Does anyone know if the locals pay the networks for content?

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Just saw where D* will have a 4% price increase for 2011. Their raising their prices but still can't reach an agreement with WSFA and WCOV. One of the advantages satellite had over cable was, until the last few years, was the lack of annual price increases. With the increasing HD channels on our area cable as well as the availability of all local channels (of course that is subject to change) not sure satellite has that much of an advantage over cable any more. (And I do subscribe to D*.)
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When I can get a cable package that I don't have to watch any channel in SD I'll switch.
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When I can get a cable package that I don't have to watch any channel in SD I'll switch.

I agree. I'm not planning to switch. Just saying that satellite one had a very decisive advantage over cable. However, that advantage is shrinking.
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Just looked at the channel lineups for Charter and Knology.

25 HD channels for Charter
36 for Knology.

Still about 80 short.
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Just looked at the channel lineups for Charter and Knology.

25 HD channels for Charter
36 for Knology.

Still about 80 short.

I wonder if they'll ever do an ala carte method of billing.

Personally, I wouldn't pay for "the shopping channel".

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I wonder if they'll ever do an ala carte method of billing.

Personally, I wouldn't pay for "the shopping channel".

Supposedly most of those infomercial channels and shopping and some religious channels pay the carrier to air their feed, not the other way around. So having all those useless channels sucking down bandwidth supposedly helps keep your bill lower.

A least that's what the people over at DBStalk say about them.
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I wonder if they'll ever do an ala carte method of billing.

Unlikely for any service provider..unless mandated by the feddrul gubbermint...the programmers that are heavy into bundling..ESPN, FOX, etc....would never go for it unless forced to.

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Ok WCOV and WAKA are both carrying NFL double headers today so that theory has a flaw.

Fox Atlanta is caring a double header and CBS Atlanta is not.


Fox Atlanta:
Panthers @ Falcons----Bears @ Packers
Fox Montgomery:
Buccaneers @ Saints -- Bears @ Packers

CBS Atlanta:
Vacant --------------- Titans @ Colts
CBS Montgomery:
Steelers @ Browns ----Titans @ Colts
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NFL Rules don't allow for another game to be broadcast in the home market while the local team is playing at home.

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Ok WCOV and WAKA are both carrying NFL double headers today so that theory has a flaw.

Fox Atlanta is caring a double header and CBS Atlanta is not.


Fox Atlanta:
Panthers @ Falcons----Bears @ Packers
Fox Montgomery:
Buccaneers @ Saints -- Bears @ Packers

CBS Atlanta:
Vacant --------------- Titans @ Colts
CBS Montgomery:
Steelers @ Browns ----Titans @ Colts

No, the rule is not flawed....network contracts with the NFL allow both Fox and CBS to carry double header games on the last Sunday of the regular season...this has been true for several years...and the contracts also allow more flexibility in choosing which games to carry in most markets (home-team markets still must carry local team if tickets are sold out)...this allows networks to select games that still have playoff implications..

Birmingham Fox-6 carried the Saints game and Fox-20 carried the Falcons game for the 12 noon slot. CBS-8 and CBS-42 also carried double header games but both had the same teams for the 12 and 3pm slots.

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By the same token, I don't see why cable and satellite systems should get a free ride for content created by somebody else.

Does anyone know if the locals pay the networks for content?

Just got my (seems like) annual Knology rate increase notice. They attribute it to increasing retransmission fees; primarily from the sports networks (ESPN, etc).
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The brain deads at 8 & 12 are at it again.... Winter warning maps
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Here we go again.
Were all gonna die!
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Here we go again. Were all gonna die!

Yea, well so are we..at least I got my Milk,Bread,TP, Beer and Cigs..So we'll go happy. At least we can tell Grandpa "I Told You So!"..

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LOL!
Not one drop of precipitation here.
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I switched from B'ham Fox-6 to M'gmry Fox 20 to watch Packers/Eagles game because Fox-6 had a continuous weather map and scrolling ticker on the screen...didn't obscure the playing scene but was annoying to have to share a good game with the weather.

Thank you Fox-20 for not doing this...I think we are all quick-witted enough to absorb a brief weather update during time-outs or commercial breaks without the need for a continuous barrage of the same weather news...lol..boo on you Fox-6...

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Thanks 4bama! That may be the only advantage to being a non-news station. We'll try and remember that one.
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How is it broadcast for free?

You know how big a tv station's power bill is?

Also, affiliates do pay a fee to the networks which they are affiliated with.
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Here's a crazy question: what are my chances of being able to pull in a Fox OTA signal with a pair of rabbit ears while I am at Lake Martin (the Vezey's Marina area, or a couple miles north of the Kowaliga bridge on AL-63)? I assume Montgomery would be the closest, maybe about 30-40 miles as the crow flies from the broadcast antenna, depending on location.

Any help is much appreciated!
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BTW, I checked TVfool and so forth, but I was hoping for some real world experience. I've seen folks post a while back on here that they get the WCOV signal in Auburn and Phenix City, but I just wanted to check. Thanks!
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has anyone noticed on wkab tv 32 HD primetime shows a lot of sparks or artifacts? I have Brighthouse and was wondering if cable or network problem. Not so bad but annoying.
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LOL I don't think 32's been called WKAB for 22 years.
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my bad. I'm showing my years.
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my bad. I'm showing my years.

You're not the only one. I had to pull up a program guide to check.

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Hey does anyone here have DirecTv? I'm trying to find out what something looks like and I need to be on the phone with a DirecTv subscriber. Please message me
Thanks,
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Do we need Satellite locals?
Can't help ya there. I Have Directv with OTA locals.
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Apparently there's a way to get it via Satellite and we want to see if it works.
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My Directv account still has a Atlanta address so I'm not sure if I can help but I will be glad to if that doesn't matter.

I will PM you my phone number.
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It is official....WAKA is run by asses!!!!
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