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post #19561 of 20374 Old 01-13-2016, 02:34 PM
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That sucks . The good news is that they are expanding their streaming options here in the US. I've loved AJA from day one and I am sad to see all of their talent losing their jobs. They have some pretty big names there.

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It could be because of false reporting of manning taking HGH. At least I hope it's false.
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It looks like One America News is going to try and buy the channel.

They are also hoping for carriage as a condition of the purposed BHN-TWC and Charter merger.

It will be interesting to see if any channels get carriage as a result.
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We get our notice this week but given the trend the last few months, I doubt we get anything although it would be nice if they could add an SD channel like Boomerang.

May this damn merger get a verdict soon.
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I don't know what the CEO of Charter is thinking but I think the Charter/TWC/Bright House merger is going to be a disaster for several reason they keep touting their world box guide that is only being deploying in two markets and they want to hoist it on TWC/Bright House subs as they take us over well I have a feeling a ton of subscribers will either get a Tivo or leave if he thinks we want that ugly user interface Charter has come up with he is fooling himself what should happen is that the TWC operating model should be ported over to Charter and they find a way to port Navigator to the older boxes and use the Cisco and Motorola STBs we already have in the Charter markets not the other way around as Charter is bringing nothing new to the table oh and we may as well kiss Start Over and Lookback goodbye as Spectrum Guide does not support them. I really think it is stupid for them to even trying to put a second security level on the channels as the current system works fine for TWC as they can do Motorola/Cisco boxes in either CA system using cable cards.

Charter has a lot of work ahead and I have a feeling that their CEO may be looking for a new job if the merger goes through as he will wind up running the new company into the ground and say that they had problems integrating TWC/Bright House but will fail to mention TWC/BHN has had a better setup than Charter and Charter wanted to run things the same ole same that they were doing that was not investing in new technologies that kept up to date such as 300Mbps internet speeds 60Mbps and 100Mbps does not cut it in 2015.
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How's it going? Interesting thoughts! I heard from insiders that nothing will change except the names on the buildings, trucks, and guides, for the next five years. We might even get some discounted pricing as there is a lot riding on this merger and people's perception of the cable industry has been lukewarm to terrible. This really is going to have to go through a lot of channels to make it work.

Remember that this is a merger, not a buyout by Charter. There will be a consolidation of services and customer policies for each of the three companies combined, branded under the new Charter name. For example, I leaned that among the three current companies, Charter, Time Warner, and Brighhouse Networks, that the Brighthouse Networks customer service model is what Charter plans to use, as it is considered the highest in customer satisfaction among the three companies. Charter wants to get TWC Signature Home Service, Start Over, and Lookback. Meanwhile, Charter will bring to TWC faster Internet speed, but I understand plans to drop TWC's "Everyday Low Price" Internet. Grandfather clauses and promotional pricing according to regulation must remain in effect for the duration of the existing period.

I don't think mergers are good, because when competition is eliminated, that is not a good thing.

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Satch,

Please tell us about these insiders. I know you cannot reveal sources but how credible are they?

Mergers do suck though. I am just hoping TWC-BHN can get some of those new HD channels like Chiller soon.
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Please tell us about these insiders. I know you cannot reveal sources but how credible are they?

Mergers do suck though. I am just hoping TWC-BHN can get some of those new HD channels like Chiller soon.
Hi,

One guy was a top plant tech guy with TWC for many years. He keeps "in the loop" but is no longer with the company. I trust him because almost everything he has said has happened. A few others are composites of information that I have read at Charter forums and BHN. I REALLY hope you get those HD channels! Chiller movies in HD sounds very cool!

I really don't know why BHN doesn't have Boomrang. You guys don't have Boomrang at all on any BHN systems do you? TWC has had it for a long time. The Flintstones is my favorite cartoon on that channel! They show the classic first two season intros with the lesser known "Rise and Shine" opening instead of the "Meet the Flintstones" theme song, which began in Season 3! (But when The Flintstones went to syndication, they used the "Meet the Flintstones" theme for all seasons.)

They also show added cartoon footage of the classics edited out in syndication. It is a very cool channel!

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Satch,

BHN systems in Bakersfield, Birmingham and Indianapolis have Boomerang but Florida and Michigan do not. We had a limited selection of Boomerang OD until they recently merged it's OD offerings with Cartoon Network OD.

I am hoping the new Turner deal will finally bring the channel to us. Given their new original programming, I suspect they might launch an HD channel soon. The deal has finally given us the HD OD for the Turner Networks.

Sounds good on those sources. We do have some Chiller Movies HD OD but I am sick of watching the 24/7 channel in SD.

I am hoping BHN gets some goodies in the notice this week but am not holding my breath.

Thanks for following up.
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May we get some good news from Yimitz tomorrow morning but I am not holding my breath.
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Nothing in The Orlando Sentinel this morning.

Good thing we have Yimitz to let us know what's in Michigan's notice and if BHN plans to break the HD dry spell and/or add Boomerang for Florida and Michigan or give us another month of just what is on month to month deals.
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Here's the Michigan notice. No adds this time either.
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Yimitz,

Thanks as always for giving us the early heads up.

What's worse is you guys got the potential loss of your NBC affiliate in your notice.

It's no surprise there were no adds but this really sucks. They won't even give us Boomerang which Birmingham, Bakersfield and Indiana already have.

They also used to be so good at adding new HD and we are missing out on the new ones like Chiller and Teen Nick.

Damn this merger.
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I doubt ours will be much different.

As far as the merger goes, AT&T is eyeing to buy TWC, so how the whole thing is going to play out now is anyone's guess. If they do buy them, then probably no merger but then that leaves BHN up in the air. Would AT&T buy them as well, or will Charter just merge with them, or . So many ways all of these things can go, but I can also understand them not wanting to add anything else at the moment because of all of the uncertainty of what may or may not happen. It sucks for you guys, but I can't blame them.

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AT&T is wanting to buy Time Warner the media company, not Time Warner Cable. They're two separate companies.
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AT&T is wanting to buy Time Warner the media company, not Time Warner Cable. They're two separate companies.
You're right . I always forget they are separate. Still, there are plenty of unknowns as far as the merger goes and what might happen if it doesn't. Plus, if it does go through changes won't happen overnight and it still could be quite a wait to get those channels that you guys don't have in HD or at all.

It's okay HDO, D* doesn't have Chiller in HD yet either.

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I looked through both papers and no notice. Either Saturday or Sunday I guess.

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I guess tomorrow . Nothing in either paper this weekend.

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Bummer.

It's not like we are getting anything though...........

Damn Merger.
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Palladia ch 1300 is now MTVLIVE
http://www.multichannel.com/news/con...tv-live/396991

Feb 29 is apparently the date for H2 to become Viceland
http://adage.com/article/media/vice-...-model/302388/
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No notice this month? I even went and searched back the week for both the Sentinel and Florida Today and nothing.

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I did not know about the Palladia re-brand.

When H2 becomes Viceland, it's also moving channels here.

Looks like we either missed or did not get our notice this month.

I've got three things on my wish list.

1) Chiller HD
2) Boomerang
3) Pivot TV SD/HD

I know Pivot is definitely not happening given how on it's on a MTM but for goodness sake, just add Chiller HD.

They currently have Sleepaway Camp 2 which is a movie from the 80's in the HD OD. It gives me hope that a lot of their content minus old TV re-runs are in HD.

There is no reason why they should not be able to add this channel.

On Boomerang, Bakersfield, Birmingham and Indianapolis already have this. It's not even an HD channel. How about at least adding this to the Florida and Michigan systems? We pay for the same service as the others do. Sure, Florida has two 24-hour news channels and a local high school sports network but please just give this to us as you likely can via the Turner renewal.

What we should be complaining about is Boomerang not launching an HD channel so it can be in the HD section and all of their new original programming can be seen on the 24/7 channel in HD.

I know I'm terrible. I just have to rant so I can have my horror movies in HD and so I can occasionally have the option to watch old cartoons.
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I hope guys get boomerang and everyone get access to the Cartoon Network app.
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David,

HD OD for The Turner Networks happened soon after the Turner renewal.

The App access and Boomerang/CNN International for those who do not have it should be next.
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I didn't notice a notice for Indy last month did you guys get one in Florida.
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Nope. I triple-checked each paper and went back again today through the archives and no notice at all.

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Can anyone tell me if they are getting Dolby Digital on any of the following channels?

1402, 1404, 1407, 1424

I am only getting them in Stereo. All my other premium movie channels are coming in with DD sound.

The DSL forum was no help to me on this issue. All I would like to know is if those channels are broadcast in DD.

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Gator,

I do not have HBO or Cinemax so I have no idea.
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Thanks for at least replying, HD.
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