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post #12721 of 18580
HDO:

Emailed TWC spokesperson today. My question:

"The buzz is if there is going to be an agreement between the NFL and Time Warner (and, by proxy, BHN), that it will come down to the last minute (meaning just before the opening weekend of the season). That's a little confusing to me in that I would think TWC/BHN would want to promote the addition before the opening weekend to hopefully get a spike in the sports tier subscription (assuming Red Zone would be placed there with NFLN on the digital tier as seems to be the way all other providers have agreed). I'm still hopeful that the silence in the media means that the sides are talking and that a deal will happen. Appreciate any update you can provide. Thanks."

Her response:

"Still talking, but no news to share at this time."

I guess no news is not necessarily bad news.
post #12722 of 18580
Toad,

I agree. At least they are talking. Nothing bad can come from that.

There is pressure on both sides and I think late next week, both sides will reach a deal as The NFL wants the revenue they are losing out on and TWC/BHN might finally want to get this done.
post #12723 of 18580
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Toad,

I agree. At least they are talking. Nothing bad can come from that.

There is pressure on both sides and I think late next week, both sides will reach a deal as The NFL wants the revenue they are losing out on and TWC/BHN might finally want to get this done.

It'll be interesting.
post #12724 of 18580
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Toad,

I agree. At least they are talking. Nothing bad can come from that.

There is pressure on both sides and I think late next week, both sides will reach a deal as The NFL wants the revenue they are losing out on and TWC/BHN might finally want to get this done.

HDO:

Got another email from TWC corporate. This person's title is "Customer Care Advocate". Hmmm ...

"I understand you are looking for an update in regards to Time Warner Cable obtaining access to the NFL Network. Unfortunately, we have not come to an agreement at this time with the NFL Network, but we are still in negotiations. We are hoping that we can come to an agreement as quickly as possible prior to the opening of the NFL season. I am personally a huge fan myself and am very anxious that an agreement can be made expediently."
post #12725 of 18580
i still think its going to get done. but it might be late next week.
post #12726 of 18580
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Originally Posted by toadfannc View Post

Tell them you're bolting for satellite or telco (if AT&T or Verizon is available in your area). Don't know about BHN, but w/ TWC, that little strategy has always worked for me.


Awesome, called and told them the truth, that when I move to my new address and ordered cable that I was not told this was a promotional price. They gave me 1 more year at my current rate. Thx for the advice. I didn't even have to say I was gonna leave, but that was coming next.
post #12727 of 18580
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Originally Posted by pajamahead View Post

Awesome, called and told them the truth, that when I move to my new address and ordered cable that I was not told this was a promotional price. They gave me 1 more year at my current rate. Thx for the advice. I didn't even have to say I was gonna leave, but that was coming next.

Good for you! My promo ran out last month and I asked if they could give me another one but I had no luck. I would use the 'I quit!' line but then I feel like I would have to if they didn't give me any deals and in all honesty I can't leave them because there's no one else to go to except Sat and I am not going there.
post #12728 of 18580
Comcast users should complain for CFNEWS13.
post #12729 of 18580
Everyone,

Were getting Antenna TV on Monday but also losing Retro TV Network.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/ent....html#comments

I never watch it because it's not in the HD section but kind of wanted to watch "Route 66" and "Movin On".
post #12730 of 18580
Toad: Were not sure who it was but it says all the right words. Like Turkee, I really feel a deal will get done in about a week. It's nervewracking waiting for news but it would be great to have a new top channel to complain about.

mgsports: It's exclusive to BHN customers but they might decide to offer it to Comcast as they do not compete against each other for customers.
post #12731 of 18580
Somebody else might pick it up RTN here.
Then S. Dish,AT@T U-Verse and others would want it to.
post #12732 of 18580
That's what I'm thinking.

It might be WKMG or WOFL/WRBW.
post #12733 of 18580
Here the deal i have brighthouse, i love brighthouse, but when Dish just added Mlb network today ,if no deal by next week i will switch over to Dish or U-verse, plain in simple , its been to long waiting for this to happen. if brighthouse and twc does'n care, then i will switch, I hope that they make a deal,
post #12734 of 18580
Feb,

I think a deal will get done and hopefully it will so I have a BHN customer in Bakersfield I can contact.

It's great to have options though.
post #12735 of 18580
Everyone,

Fox HD OnDemand posted an early pilot viewing of The New Girl starring Zooey Deshanel.

I just finished viewing and I dont see this show lasting to long...
post #12736 of 18580
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Originally Posted by PeterLewis View Post

Everyone,

Fox HD OnDemand posted an early pilot viewing of The New Girl starring Zooey Deshanel.

I just finished viewing and I dont see this show lasting to long...

To me, from the previews anyway, it looks like a ripoff of The Big Bang Theory (which I love!). I don't see a few of the new shows lasting long this season.
post #12737 of 18580
Everyone tries to copycat good shows.

I've seen the previews and some of the things like the things the lead does are very annoying.

Of the new shows this fall, "Ringer" on The CW really excites me and I'm a sucker for remakes so "Charlie's Angel's" On ABC is looking good.

I might also give "American Horror Story" On FX, "Playboy Club" on NBC and might even try to watch "Revenge" on ABC as I like the plot but feel it's too girly for me.
post #12738 of 18580
The template via "The Trick" for World Fishing Network HD (Sports Pass) is now up on channel 1158.

Update: You can now see the channel and all of it's programming. That was quicker than usual. Template goes up in the morning and video by the evening.

Based on this, it looks like it should launch on time next Wednesday the 7th.

For anyone who has Cinemax or Showtime, please do the "The Trick" on 1424-1428 and 1444-1446 respectively when you can and if your home once a day to see if video pops up on the channels over the next couple of days (Today-Tuesday)

Right now, all we see is the template screen with a guide.

It's possible they are going to launch the channels we were scheduled to get June 29 along with Fox Movie Channel HD (1375 and we cannot check since one of the HD Showcases locations is there and will move to 1368 to make room) on the next Wednesday with WFN HD and if anyone sees any video on those channels, it will let us know launch is imminent.

Thanks to anyone in advance who does/can.
post #12739 of 18580
As a side note:

Now that Netflix and Starz!/Sony will be ending their agreement next year do you think that they will offer more of the Starz! channels in HD? Or possibly making and adding a Sony Movie channel? Disney movies will be gone from Netflix as well but they have their own On-Demand movie channel so maybe they will expand those offerings as well?

Just tossing it out for discussion . Any new HD channels are welcome!
post #12740 of 18580
Starz does offer all of their channels in HD but when we get that June 29 update possibly next week, we going to have all the available East Coast HD and some West Coast HD feeds of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime (Family Zone is yet available in HD) and TMC but only ONE HD Starz Channel.

BHN Bakersfield has the East and West HD feeds of the main Starz channel but that's the most of all of the BHN affiliates. Time Warner has all 6 East Coast HD feeds available.

More HD Starz and The Weather Channel HD are the main channels that we have in SD and available but don't have in HD. Sundance (We have HD OD content on 1501), HSN, QVC and Fuel are in that next group.

My hope is we will get more of these later this year.

Sony Movie Channel has not popped up on cable systems yet but I think that and Shorts will start being added in the near future.

I doubt they have a second channel though unless they plan to upgrade their movies.
post #12741 of 18580
I had Starz! for Torchwood but for the price-per-month for only one HD channel really made it a money drain. While some folks will say 'watch it in SD', no, sorry, that's why I have a big HDTV to watch my shows in HD. I hope that they don't decide to take away the discs as they are doing with streaming!

I am still holding out hope for NFLN and Weather. Since we are in September and month-wise not that far from the end of the year maybe we will be getting a huge update soon, with some Starz, the elusive Weather and maybe some other goodies? I know not much is left for us to get but it would be nice to start out a new year with everything we should have and let any new channels just be a nice surprise .
post #12742 of 18580
So I got my Cisco explorer 8640 HDC. Was watching time delayed Burn Notice. While watching the screen would frequently turn all whiteish static like and then turn black for a second and then come back on. The sound was not impacted by this. Watched live tv later on and had the same issue. Any thoughts? I googled this issue and checked the 8640 thread, but didnt see anything there more then use component cables and reboot the box. My box is connected via hdmi. Thanks.
post #12743 of 18580
A bad HDMI cable? Did it happen on one channel or others? Did you reboot?
post #12744 of 18580
Nayan,

Agreed on all fronts.

We should find out what's up about NFL Network by this time next week.

Weather Channel HD could be in the September notice. I was surprised GMC HD was the channel we got with InfoMas.

Who knows on Starz but that will probably come out of the blue. Not sure why we do not have those channels. Those new HD Encores will probably come with it when it's announced.
post #12745 of 18580
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Originally Posted by pajamahead View Post

So I got my Cisco explorer 8640 HDC. Was watching time delayed Burn Notice. While watching the screen would frequently turn all whiteish static like and then turn black for a second and then come back on. The sound was not impacted by this. Watched live tv later on and had the same issue. Any thoughts? I googled this issue and checked the 8640 thread, but didnt see anything there more then use component cables and reboot the box. My box is connected via hdmi. Thanks.

That sounds like an hdmi issue. Set the resolution to 1080i output only in the settings. That should fix it.
post #12746 of 18580
Brighthouse in Bakersfield is now showing an add; regarding their comming contract with Fox , that expires in Dec. Several chs are affected, Like Fx, Speed, Fuel, Fox movie ch, Fox Deportes,etc . Any where else seeing these ads
post #12747 of 18580
Feb,

We are not.

I believe these were the same channels that were up at the end of 2009. I'd be surprised if the deal was only two years.

I've heard Fox News might be coming up for renewal but the above were renewed almost two years ago.

Even if it is true, they will not get pulled as both sides will come to an agreement at the end like Viacom after midnight Jan 1, 2009, just like Fox the following year and just like the ABC/ESPN family of networks last September.

The providers always come to an agreement except Dish Network.
post #12748 of 18580
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Feb,

We are not.

I believe these were the same channels that were up at the end of 2009. I'd be surprised if the deal was only two years.

I've heard Fox News might be coming up for renewal but the above were renewed almost two years ago.

Even if it is true, they will not get pulled as both sides will come to an agreement at the end like Viacom after midnight Jan 1, 2009, just like Fox the following year and just like the ABC/ESPN family of networks last September.

The providers always come to an agreement except Dish Network.


a few years ago, directv's contract with versus expired. the channel was dark a little more than 6 months before the two sides came to an agreement. i was able to get center ice for free that year because of the dispute. that was nice of dtv!!
post #12749 of 18580
iceturkee,

Thanks for reminding me on that.

DTV and Comcast have very bad blood between them so that also was a factor.
post #12750 of 18580
just my 2 cents about something. tried to watch the ucf game saturday night, projected to 73 inches on my wall. looked like a group of martians had landed in orlando as the picture had a god awful green tint. it wasn't me, it was bhn. you would think with the amount of money they ponied up for naming rights to ucf's stadium, they could invest in decent cameras and editing equipment. plus, the pre game host was so bad, he had to look at his notes every two seconds. egads!!
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