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post #19291 of 19319 Old 05-18-2015, 09:24 AM
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**crickets**

It's been really quiet over here! Notices should be popping up next week .

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The notices will be nice for sure.
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Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Reports: Charter near cable deal for Time Warner

http://usat.ly/1HFLV2I
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Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Reports: Charter near cable deal for Time Warner

http://usat.ly/1HFLV2I
It's official:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...out-55-billion

http://www.wsj.com/articles/charter-...eal-1432635774


Not really looking forward to this.
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Well, it has to be approved first and while I don't think it's a great idea I do think this one will go through without much trouble. Charter, from what I've been reading, sucks worse than TWC as far as customer service so I am sure we'll all have a stellar experience with them if/when it goes through

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Well, it has to be approved first and while I don't think it's a great idea I do think this one will go through without much trouble. Charter, from what I've been reading, sucks worse than TWC as far as customer service so I am sure we'll all have a stellar experience with them if/when it goes through
I have the feeling that this one will pass through the FCC review process like greased lighting. And I don't think the DoJ will get into the mix either.
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Here's a link to Charter's media presentation slide deck (PDF) re the merger/buyout:

http://ir.timewarnercable.com/files/...001_j73c9t.PDF

If nothing else, the combined coverage area map will show you Floridians just how small the BHN presence in Michigan is (we're the teeny tiny purple dot).
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That is tiny!

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At least Charter has a good HD channel lineup.

We will have to see what happens but my guess is if we have it better here, they might want to upgrade their systems to match ours.

They also have apparently improved the last two years so I'm hopeful.
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As long as they don't change anything internet-wise I think we'll be okay. And they have to keep Gary .

On a side-note, can you guys in Orlando or Brevard check and see if you still have Ion (channel 4 I think) on your boxes? They have completely gone from OTA (yes I scanned, probably over 100 times now!) and while their page says that Kansas City and Atlanta will have to rescan, there is nothing about us. I, along with a number of others have asked and complained via Facebook, Twitter and messaging and I have even tried calling the station itself, but no answers. I don't watch it that often, but it sucks if they decided to leave our market without saying a word.

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My DVR box (beachside) has ION on Ch4 (SD) and Ch 1016 (HD).

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Email from BHN says my Sport Pass On Demand will move to Sports and Fitness On Demand on 1 June, but I didn't find any details on the BHN site about what's in the Sports and Fitness pkg.
Anyone know?

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Thank you Sgooter .

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As long as they don't change anything internet-wise I think we'll be okay. And they have to keep Gary .

On a side-note, can you guys in Orlando or Brevard check and see if you still have Ion (channel 4 I think) on your boxes? They have completely gone from OTA (yes I scanned, probably over 100 times now!) and while their page says that Kansas City and Atlanta will have to rescan, there is nothing about us. I, along with a number of others have asked and complained via Facebook, Twitter and messaging and I have even tried calling the station itself, but no answers. I don't watch it that often, but it sucks if they decided to leave our market without saying a word.
They definitely need to keep Gary.

I think all will be fine. Just happy it's not Comcast taking over.
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Email from BHN says my Sport Pass On Demand will move to Sports and Fitness On Demand on 1 June, but I didn't find any details on the BHN site about what's in the Sports and Fitness pkg.
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Sports and Fitness On Demand is on Channel 312.

Just go there and you can see.

They are consolidating a few of the OD channels next month and dropping those out of market Fox Sports RSN's which are useless. Yes Network (Owned by Fox) will remain as it actually has some value with their non-game programming.
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Sports and Fitness On Demand is on Channel 312.

Just go there and you can see.

They are consolidating a few of the OD channels next month and dropping those out of market Fox Sports RSN's which are useless. Yes Network (Owned by Fox) will remain as it actually has some value with their non-game programming.
hmm bright house has been doing upgrades to the Elmore AL system lol!

http://brighthouse.com/landing/promo...l-adapter.html

they have a lot more HD now and digital adapters. also looks like they may have been moved from a Motorola based headend to a Cisco based headend.
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they have a lot more HD now and digital adapters. also looks like they may have been moved from a Motorola based headend to a Cisco based headend.
NOT necessarily; those Cisco HD-DTA can also work in non-Cisco headends, in uDTA mode: (if you are going solely off the Cisco DTA picture on you link...)

http://www.imctv.com/pdf/dtas/HD%20DTA%20Adapter.pdf
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Nice to see the upgrades in Elmore.

Those systems up there have been behind.
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Nice to see the upgrades in Elmore.

Those systems up there have been behind.
yeah it is nice lol! TWC finally upgraded the Texas systems that didn't have many HD to get HD, VOD and other services. TWC also upgraded the former New Wave systems that were once owned by Charter to be able to receive On Demand. TWC is also launching VOD in Gunnison and Telluride and adding about 20 HD channels in El Centro California.

TWC has been removing analogs like crazy in North Texas!

We are down to 11 analogs left and they will go bye bye next week

So far TWC has converted these to digital in Dallas:
3 Discovery Channel
7 (KDFI) (My Network TV)
13 KERA (PBS)
14 KFWD (Mundo Fox)
17 KDTX (TBN)
21 KAZD (Azteca America)
22 QVC
23 (KUVN) (Univision)
26 KPXD (Ion)
29 KMPX (Estrella)
30 Galavision
31 NBCSN
32 Spike TV
33 ESPN2
35 Golf Channel
36 FSN Southwest
37 The Weather Channel
39 HLN
40 CNN
41 Fox News
42 MSNBC
43 CNBC
44 TBS
46 USA
48 FX
49 E!
51 Lifetime
52 Food Network
53 HGTV
54 A&E
55 History Channel
57 TLC
58 Animal Planet
59 Nick
60 Disney
62 Cartoon Network
64 Comedy Central
65 Syfy
66 TV Land
68 TCM
69 MTV
70 Vh1
71 TV One
72 BET
74 Travel
75 HSN
76 Bravo

I also got the enhanced DVR finally . it is the ARRIS DCX3600M.
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Nice!

If this merger goes through, us BHN and TWC people will still be together.

With Charter adding SportsNet LA, we can expect both Time Warner Cable and Charter to get some deals done before the merger.

We can expect new deals with Turner and HBO/Cinemax.

It's also possible that Indy's like RFD-TV try and leverage the merger to get carriage like they did with Direct TV/AT&T. Indy's will definitely speak out to the FCC about their concerns about this big merger.

This could effect Pivot's renewal talks with TWC as Charter dropped the channel recently. Maybe as part of the merger deal, some Indy's like Pivot get picked up as a concession and I hope that happens.
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I checked both papers and no notices today, so tomorrow will be it. I'll post it when I see it .

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Here's the Michigan notice.
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Thank you Yimitz! Not much there except more MTM's and getting rid of a couple porn channels. Still no Pivot yet for you guys though . You need that channel!

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Thanks for passing this along Yimitz. It's the first time in months that you've gotten it before us.

It looks like Reelz is off MTM's but NBCSN is now on them and Gol TV is indeed back.

I'd like to know when The Turner networks expire as it might give us a chance to get Boomerang.
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Here's FL Today's notice



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hmm bright house has been doing upgrades to the Elmore AL system lol!

http://brighthouse.com/landing/promo...l-adapter.html

they have a lot more HD now and digital adapters. also looks like they may have been moved from a Motorola based headend to a Cisco based headend.
Yes we have....glad you noticed

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I was looking at the "Official AVS National HD Channel Lineups - Cable/DBS/Fiber/IPTV" Thread

If the big Charter-Time Warner Cable-Bright House Merger goes through, here's what we could Gain and Lose on the HD front.

Gain

AXS.TV
AWE
Cartoon Network (Spanish Audio)
Daystar
Disney XD (Spanish Audio)
Fusion TV
HDNet Movies
Longhorn Network
One World Sports
SonLife Broadcasting
TBN
West Coast Cinemax
Epix West
West Coast HBO's
A bunch of International Channels
Would we lose some Game and Team HD Feeds?

Notes: Getting back AXS.TV and HDNet Movies would be a thrill for some customers. They have been gone for about 6 years now.

AWE is formally Wealth TV that sued TWC, Bright House and some other cable co's many years ago.

Daystar could be added by BHN now but not sure why they don't.

Fusion and Longhorn Network were likely going to be added with the next ABC/ESPN/Disney deal anyway.

The rest of the benefits are pretty unnecessary.

Could Lose

Al Jazeera America
beIN Sport
BlueHighways TV
BYU TV
Crime & Investigation
Fox Soccer Plus
MGM
MLB Strike Zone
NASA TV
Ovation TV
Pac 12 Network
QVC Plus
Sportsman Channel
Universal Sports Network
UP
World Fishing Network
EPIX 2 and 3
Would we lose some Game and Team HD Feeds?
NBC Universo
Hustler
BTN Alternates

Notes: Keep in mind that I do not know which of the above Charter has in SD so the loses might not be as much.

Some people would be ticked about losing beIN Sport and Fox Soccer Plus.

Losing the Pac 12 Network would rile the West Coast customers.

Al Jazeera America is a pretty good news channel but do not watch it much.

There are some others but they might already have some of these in SD and it's possible this channels will make their voices be heard and an agreement with the could be part of the merger.

I do not really watch any of the above channels nor would I watch any of the potential additions.

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if the merger happen I would hope charter gets the channels they don't have form time warner and brighthouse while they add what we don't have
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dotsdavid: After the merger, there will be some doubts and if they added AXS.TV and HDNet Movies to The BHN and Time Warner Cable , it would be a great start for Charter in the new relationship.

I'm really hoping Pivot gets back on Charter as part of the deal as they will express concerns about losing carriage with the merger and maybe that becomes part of the deal.
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