Originally Posted by AndyHDTV
TWC has not signed any contract for this channel.
It is available free of charge for any company that carries the Golf channel & Versus.
As of 4/1/07 Comcast said it would provide it to all companies that meet this requirement.
the issue here is has any "TWC" system added it?
not Brighthouse, as they seem to add channels first for whatever reason.
And again, as i have told you, TWC controls the carriage of BHN channels. BHN adds NOTHING unless under direction of TWC - and TWC WOULD NOT tell BHN to add something TWC did not have the rights to put on their system - TWC has the rights and is instructing systems that want to, to go ahead and put it on their system.
Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy
What I read was that it was a national carriage agreement, but they were clever to note "not necessarily in all systems." So TWC is paying them to use it everywhere, but TWC won't USE it everywhere. So as all customers pay for it, those of us where they won't deliver it are again paying for something that we have no access to.
Close but not exactly.
TWC signs a contract and they get a price. Only the systems that carry it pay the prenegotiated price. You do not pay for a channel that is not on your system.
TWC has a negotiated price for CinemaxHD - yet the majority of customers never see CinemaxHD - nor pay for it.
TWC signed an agreement with Sinclair, but as I noted when it was signed, TWC had no national rollout plans of ALL Sinclair stations - they carried the Sinclair Stations which were ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC - but any others were not forced on the system - and up to the local operation.
As such, the Sinclair ABC in Greensboro is carried (and was put on the system within 24 hours of the contract signing), but the other is not, last I heard. The reason they do not put the other on is because they do not want to pay for carrying MyNetworkTVHD.
Tampa does not carry the Sinclair MyNetworkHD channel either, for the reasons stated.
Thus, again, you do not pay for channels not on your system - it is only a pre-negotiated rate.