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post #15901 of 18575
Yimitz got his notice early this morning while shoveling all of the snow out of his driveway.

There were no surprises on the month to month deals

Added: ShopNBC
Off: BBC America, Cooking Channel, DIY, Food Network, GAC and GSN.

1 new HD Channel

Jewelry TV HD (February 1)

It's likely our notice and while it is not what anyone wanted and feel the above should have been added with the other shopping channels in late October (arrived a day or so early), at least we get it out of the way.

The stinger though: No Sundance HD, Military Channel HD or Chiller HD.mad.gifmad.gif
post #15902 of 18575
Yimitz got his notice early this morning while shoveling all of the snow out of his driveway.

There were no surprises on the month to month deals

Added: ShopNBC
Off: BBC America, Cooking Channel, DIY, Food Network, GAC and GSN.

1 new HD Channel

Jewelry TV HD (February 1)

It's likely our notice and while it is not what anyone wanted and feel the above should have been added with the other shopping channels in late October (arrived a day or so early), at least we get it out of the way.

The stinger though: No Sundance HD, Military Channel HD or Chiller HD.mad.gifmad.gif
post #15903 of 18575
I have removed the following channels from the month to month agreements on my list

BBC America, Cooking Channel, DIY, Food Network, GAC and GSN.

Shop NBC has been added.

I will remove Ovation when it is likely pulled after the ball drops along with any other channels that might get yanked. I still feel more will go than just Ovation TV as TWC seems to want to make a statement.

When we get Jewelry TV HD in our notice on Monday, I'll move it from the TWC agreement section into the BHN Orlando channel lineup.

New Year's Eve is going to be interesting.
post #15904 of 18575
Our Notice surprisingly came this morning.

It is exactly the same as The Michigan notice above.

We get Jewelry TV HD On channel 1328 February 1

I feel we should have gotten this channel when we got those other Shopping Channels in HD.

The good news is I doubt Bright House would only give us Jewelry TV HD in a quarter which means I feel Military Channel HD is stlll likely for the first quarter.

Not sure about Chiller HD and Military History HD but let me say this. Something must be up with Sundance HD. It's the only other channel on the TWC deals that is not month to month (Starz and TV Japan) and we have in SD.

I'm not sure what it is and I doubt it's the IFC and WE contract being up. Hopefully, we eventually get it.
Edited by HDOrlando - 12/28/12 at 7:23am
post #15905 of 18575
Only one channel huh? I too thought we might get Military since a couple others have it. Maybe it'll be one of those that just show up so we'll have to keep an eye on our guides.

They have added numerous channels to the TV app, so if Santa brought you a new tablet or phone you should check it out. (Military HD is on it).
post #15906 of 18575
Nayan,

I need to get an AP.smile.gif

Again, I think we will get another HD channel announced in January so Military Channel HD is likely still on.

Given the channels that have just gone HD and Starz/Encore having to end soon, there should be a steady stream of HD for at least another year.
post #15907 of 18575
Indiana's notice is the same as ours and Detroit's.

No mention of the dropping of Ovation on any notices but it's likely happening. I also would not be surprised if another channel like Current, IFC, WE, Gol TV or something else was dropped. I still feel they want to make a bigger splash and even though the MSG dispute was pending, FUSE was pulled or dropped out of the blue unexpectedly.

On New Year's Eve I'm going to watch Ovation and wait for the yanking. It will be interesting to see if anything else goes and then to see notices 2 weeks later to see if any new deals got done.

Here is a link about the IFC and WE talks

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/amc-time-warner-cable-carriage-406733

Here's one that also shows Nuvo TV (We do not have this at all but Bakersfield does in HD) along with IFC and WE are in trouble

http://www.studiobriefing.net/2012/12/time-warner-cable-warns-channels-theyll-be-dropped/

Here's a good one from the post that has some interesting info. Apparently, they asked Ovation to “take carriage for no payment,” while they work on their ratings. Nuvo TV seems to be in trouble and might be going to another tier. but no mention of Current or GOL TV. However, it appears that Hallmark and Hallmark Movie Channel have a new agreement.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/my_offer_nothing_cyJpkabsv5vmlOOXcAZm5J

Here is some info On Starz

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-starz-20121228,0,4012776.story

Perhaps this could be holding up a renewal a bit but doubt it.
Edited by HDOrlando - 12/28/12 at 8:11am
post #15908 of 18575
It's New Year's Eve and D-Day is in less than 24 hours.

I'll be watching Ovation as the ball drops to see when it gets yanked.

It will be interesting to see if anything else goes but for now, it looks like just Ovation but things could happen.

Hopefully, we will find out about other deals that get renewed and it would be really nice if Starz/Encore got done so we can get more HD from them.

On that note, I have combined The Starz and Encore channels on one line to make the month to month list to read. Now, if only a deal gets done for those channels so it is easier to read the notices. I'll probably be able to thin this after tonight and sometime in mid-January.

Antenna Satellite
Channel One Russia
Current TV
E!
Encore Channels (Encore East/West, Action (available in HD), Drama (available in HD), Family East/West, Love, Suspense, Westerns)
ETTV ET-Super
GolTV
IFC
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women
MC (Channels 401-446; 890-894) (Available in HD)
MoviePlex
NHL Center Ice
NHL Network
Ovation
ShopNBC
Smithsonian
Sprout On Demand (24/7 Version Of Channel Is Available In HD)
Starz Channels (Starz East/West, Cinema East/West, Edge East/West, In Black East/West, Kids and Family East/West, (All Available in HD))
Style
TV Japan (Available in HD)
WE
Youtoo
Zap2it
Edited by HDOrlando - 12/31/12 at 7:11pm
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post #15910 of 18575
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

It's New Year's Eve and D-Day is in less than 24 hours.
I'll be watching Ovation as the ball drops to see when it gets yanked.
It will be interesting to see if anything else goes but for now, it looks like just Ovation but things could happen.
Hopefully, we will find out about other deals that get renewed and it would be really nice if Starz/Encore got done so we can get more HD from them.
On that note, I have combined The Starz and Encore channels on one line to make the month to month list to read. Now, if only a deal gets done for those channels so it is easier to read the notices. I'll probably be able to thin this after tonight and sometime in mid-January.
Antenna Satellite
Channel One Russia
Current TV
E!
Encore Channels (Encore East/West, Action (available in HD), Drama (available in HD), Family East/West, Love, Suspense, Westerns)
ETTV ET-Super
GolTV
Hallmark
Hallmark Movie Channel
IFC
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women
MC (Channels 401-446; 890-894) (Available in HD)
MoviePlex
NHL Center Ice
NHL Network
Ovation
ShopNBC
Smithsonian
Sprout On Demand (24/7 Version Of Channel Is Available In HD)
Starz Channels (Starz East/West, Cinema East/West, Edge East/West, In Black East/West, Kids and Family East/West, (All Available in HD))
Style
TV Japan (Available in HD)
WE
Youtoo
Zap2it

IFC and We TV are safe for now!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323820104578213402389998098.html

Seems that an agreement has been reached to get negotiations into 2013 so maybe they are serious about coming to a deal with TWC!

Ovation is a goner nothing has been said about TWC changing its mind on the decision to drop them.

I have a feeling the only thing we will lose Ovation and Ovation HD (where carried) come midnight.
post #15911 of 18575
Kevin,

You could be right about just Ovation. I think the temp IFC/WE deal is a good sign.

Of the channels on the list, here is what I think could be in danger.

Current TV- It's been rumored but given how they want to sell soon, I could see them taking a decrease to stay on systems for a potential sale. Not sure what the ratings clause is either.

Gol TV- Lost some big leagues and mentioned in rumors. I believe Comcast is dropping them and Direct TV only has a spanish language feed.

Smithsonian- Not in rumors of imminent danger especially since it's on HD Pak. Only way this goes is if TWC wants to revamp tiers and combine HD Pak and Movie Pass or Smithsonian wants to pull it.

E! and Style- I doubt it as they have been on month to months before but it was a short deal which leads me to believe Comcast could yank it here for a bit until a deal was reached.

youtoo or another indy like the International channels- We probably would have heard something but you never know.

Of course, anything could be in play here. Let's just hope some more deals are reached tonight so this list can be shrunk.
post #15912 of 18575
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Kevin,
You could be right about just Ovation. I think the temp IFC/WE deal is a good sign.
Of the channels on the list, here is what I think could be in danger.
Current TV- It's been rumored but given how they want to sell soon, I could see them taking a decrease to stay on systems for a potential sale. Not sure what the ratings clause is either.
Gol TV- Lost some big leagues and mentioned in rumors. I believe Comcast is dropping them and Direct TV only has a spanish language feed.
Smithsonian- Not in rumors of imminent danger especially since it's on HD Pak. Only way this goes is if TWC wants to revamp tiers and combine HD Pak and Movie Pass or Smithsonian wants to pull it.
E! and Style- I doubt it as they have been on month to months before but it was a short deal which leads me to believe Comcast could yank it here for a bit until a deal was reached.
youtoo or another indy like the International channels- We probably would have heard something but you never know.
Of course, anything could be in play here. Let's just hope some more deals are reached tonight so this list can be shrunk.

Hallmark and Hallmark Movie Channel off the month-to-month deals!

http://www.multichannel.com/cable-operators/twc-inks-carriage-deal-hallmark/140954

Looks like Hallmark Movie Channel SD is headed to the systems where not already carried as previously noted on the month to month notices for some Northeast TWC systems.
post #15913 of 18575
Kevin,

That confirms the NyPost report that a deal had been completed.

Hopefully, more deals get done today.
post #15914 of 18575
Happy New Year to All...

May our service get better and our bill get smaller...

My BHN resolution is for BHN to issue a 16x9 GUI for my Cisco WHDVR stb for 2013,I think its about overdue...smile.gif
post #15915 of 18575
Watching the final minutes of Ovation on BHN/TWC.

A red line scrolled across the movie that is on saying Time Warner Cable is dropping Ovation and telling people to take action.

There was also a commercial at 11:56 PM asking people to go to keepovation.com

I feel bad for those who watch the channel but do not think it was worth it to TWC/BHN.

Froze up at 12:01 AM but video started again. Just waiting for the plug to be pulled.

It's 12:07 AM. The HD version is still on but the SD channel on 151 has no video feed.

Ovation HD was yanked at 12:17 AM. When it was pulled, I got a blank screen to get this channel, contact customer service. When I went to another channel and looked back, Ovation had been yanked from the channel guide as well.

I've updated my list to reflect the change.

Sorry this happened Nayan.
Edited by HDOrlando - 12/31/12 at 9:20pm
post #15916 of 18575
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Watching the final minutes of Ovation on BHN/TWC.
A red line scrolled across the movie that is on saying Time Warner Cable is dropping Ovation and telling people to take action.
There was also a commercial at 11:56 PM asking people to go to keepovation.com
I feel bad for those who watch the channel but do not think it was worth it to TWC/BHN.
Froze up at 12:01 AM but video started again. Just waiting for the plug to be pulled.
It's 12:07 AM. The HD version is still on but the SD channel on 151 has no video feed.
Ovation HD was yanked at 12:17 AM. When it was pulled, I got a blank screen to get this channel, contact customer service. When I went to another channel and looked back, Ovation had been yanked from the channel guide as well.
I've updated my list to reflect the change.
Sorry this happened Nayan.

hmm it must be being yanked by time zone as I still have it as we speak.
post #15917 of 18575
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

hmm it must be being yanked by time zone as I still have it as we speak.

Still in my guide but has a blue static screen on ovation SD and HD saying to go to TWCconversations.com to get more info on how to find similar programs.
post #15918 of 18575
It is pretty much gone.

Please let me know if you come across any new deals that were struck.
post #15919 of 18575
Happy New Year and yes it's gone frown.gif. I wish Classic Arts Showcase was in HD but that's where I'll be finding my artsy-fartsy fix I guess.
post #15920 of 18575
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

Does bright house allow for desktop viewing of the app? that is how I use it on TWC with my home computer which I use as a 4th tv now that the quality has improved.

Do you mean the BHTV App? If yes then the answer is no...sorry.
post #15921 of 18575
Quote:
Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Cisco 8742HDC
It's fast and I love it.

These are reserved for WHDVR customers only...sorry.
post #15922 of 18575
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Originally Posted by BHNtechXpert View Post

These are reserved for WHDVR customers only...sorry.

smile.gif
post #15923 of 18575
post #15924 of 18575
Well, looks like Current TV is going bye bye when they are sold

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/al-jazeera-said-to-be-acquiring-current-tv/

It's looks like Al-Jazeera will finally be able to some carriage. I bet Nayan is happy.

I'll miss the Vanguard Docs on Current TV and hope it's possible they could move to a permanent home online.
post #15925 of 18575
It'll be nice to have. I watch it often on my Roku but I think the quality will be better, even if it is in SD on cable.

EDIT: It will not be carried on TWC??? Does that mean that BH won't carry it??

http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/al-jazeera-to-acquire-current-tv-ny-times/
Edited by Nayan - 1/2/13 at 5:09pm
post #15926 of 18575
Nayan,

We will lose the channel too.

I wish Current would have stayed till the end of it's run but ohh well.

I'll only miss the Docs in particular Vanguard.

The channel really went downhill when they started to add shows just to add shows and then letting Keith go.

Goodbye Current!mad.gif
post #15927 of 18575
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Nayan,
We will lose the channel too.
I wish Current would have stayed till the end of it's run but ohh well.
I'll only miss the Docs in particular Vanguard.
The channel really went downhill when they started to add shows just to add shows and then letting Keith go.
Goodbye Current!mad.gif

why was the contract terminated? I would think the ratings would go up with the new news channel????
post #15928 of 18575
I guess because the channel was sold, TWC was able to get out of it and they had contemplated dropping Current for a while.
post #15929 of 18575
Current TV is now gone from 156 and the BHN Lineup.

OD content still remains on 301 but that will be gone soon.

The month to month list thins again.

Antenna Satellite
Channel One Russia
E!
Encore Channels (Encore East/West, Action (available in HD), Drama (available in HD), Family East/West, Love, Suspense, Westerns)
ETTV ET-Super
GolTV
IFC
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women
MC (Channels 401-446; 890-894) (Available in HD)
MoviePlex
NHL Center Ice
NHL Network
ShopNBC
Smithsonian
Sprout On Demand (24/7 Version Of Channel Is Available In HD)
Starz Channels (Starz East/West, Cinema East/West, Edge East/West, In Black East/West, Kids and Family East/West, (All Available in HD))
Style
TV Japan (Available in HD)
WE
Youtoo
Zap2it
post #15930 of 18575
Well that just totally sucks mad.gif. What irks me even more are the folks who are bad-mouthing the channel without even seeing what it has to offer. I think they blew it with this one.
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