Originally Posted by tylerSC
SpencerKarter, The police officer funeral is considered significant local interest, so I can see why WSPA will carry it live and preempt Price is Right. But at least they will offer alternative to see Price is Right on WYCW. And some can also watch WBTV.
And it would be nice if cable could carry neighboring market stations like they used to, but as you know it is FCC regulations and contractual issues that now prevent this, such as market exclusivity and significantly viewed status. And the retransmission fees are also a major factor.
Those FCC rules are 100% absurd and silly
. The exclusivity rules
needs to go, and retransmission consent
too. FCC has promised market modification to get in-state locals (especially those in orphan counties in Northeast Georgia, but sadly forced to watch UNC-TV or SCETV for PBS because of lack of in-state PBS from GPB in this DMA) and failed plus railroad us with crappy $1,465 fee to file petitions for market modification, and the NAB has screwed up America and the stupid Nielsen's DMA boundary nonsense too. Is this supposed to be America? The NAB are UnAmerican, they don't believe in free choice and free market, the NAB are like TV commies
(I hate to use that word). Nielsen's DMA system is outdated a broken. I dislike the National Association of Broadcasters, Dennis Wharton, Rick Kaplan, and Gordon Smith with a passion. Paying for free over-the-air signals on Pay-TV that supposed to be free does not many sense! The NAB screwed the USA, and they regret making this rules in 1992 way before digital age and before the 21st century. That's how I feel. Having NO CHOICE
but to watch locals from your own market on DIRECTV is UnAmerican and it's not right, period! I bet the NAB's reputation is forever tarnished.
Last night, I was talking to my mom after I was upset that I failed to fulfill my hopes of getting my Slingbox set up at my 2nd Cousin's friends place in Charleston, SC because they tell SC news as well. Unfortunately, plans failed and they refused! I did dropped the F-bombs (won't repeat what it really is) but I was mad at the way the FCC and the Nielsen's messed up DMA system too. I called my friend last night on the phone for 36 minutes and talk about those issues that bothers me. I don't want to know what's happening in NC or GA, only SC. Unfortunately, I cant get a good signal of WBTV OTA, but I can't get a much better signal of WLTX from Columbia, SC OTA but a good signal of unfortunately out-of-state WRDW 12 from Augusta, GA with OTA. The Nielsen's DMA nonsense from the 1950s is NOT PERFECT! I want to live to see the day when I see R.I.P. Exclusivity Rules
and R.I.P. Retransmission Consent
or R.I.P. Designated Market Area
trending on Social Media
Once again the FCC needs to get rid of those stupid exclusivity rules, retransmission consent nonsense (let the NAB have a temper tandrum, they're days of always wins will soon be over), and the reform the DMA for the better. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought to end segregation in the USA, and Susan B. Antony fought to end discrimination against females when it comes to voting, unfortunately they're both gone. Both of them were True Patriots. I just had a bad day yesterday tylerSC.
In other topic, the FCC voted 3-2 to #UnlockTheBox
(you heard about recent news about cable/satellite set top boxes?) and the Incentive Auction is next week. http://www.unlockthebox.com
NAB's slogan says #WeAreBroadcasters
is they succeeded by destroying innovation like they did to the late great Aereo
two years ago at the Supreme Court, and later FilmOnX
too. The NAB are dangerous, loves to stifle innovation, makes me sick...Enough is Enough cashcasters! I think the NAB are corrupted like the MPAA, RIAA, ESRB, and the USADA. I don't like corruption, period. Sorry about my rant, like people always say life is unfair. Thank you for your time and reply ASAP.
I just hate having my hopes shattered on watching Charleston, SC locals on Slingbox my friend. I hate bad news, period!
P.S. The NAB and Rick Kaplan also blocked me on Twitter after my Retransmission Consent blackout and stifling innovation protest tweets recently. The NAB are unfriendly! That's my True Feelings.