DISH-Northwest Broadcasting

Discussion in 'DISH Network Support Forum' started by PJW99, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. PJW99

    PJW99 Thread Starter Member

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    Any news or insights on how talks are going between Dish and Northwest Broadcasting? Something tells me this is going to drag on and on and on. I live in the Spokane DMA, and have seen this same thing happen before with DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable. Out of all the companies that own affiliate stations in Spokane(Belo, Morgan Murphy media, etc), I think that Northwest is the absolute worst. It seems like every time a contract with a major TV provider expires, Northwest will use the opportunity to "up the ante" and ask for a ridiculous price increase per customer. I cant speak for others around here, but Im sure many people are getting "fed up" with this.

    With the DirecTV talks going on for months, Im wondering if its time for me to "move"
     
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  2. Tampa8

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    Normally the locals disputes don't last too long. Sounds like Northwest Broadcasting might be an exception.
     
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  3. KAB

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    Move where? You yourself pointed out they play the game with all providers...unless you mean move out of Spokane.;)
     
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  4. PJW99

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    I was thinking maybe a move to Missoula,MT. Its close enough geographically and I believe on the same spotbeam. The other option I was thinking was maybe purchasing an HD FOX feed from Sobango(All American Direct) I know they provide the networks in SD, but does anyone know if they have HD network feeds?
     
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    Just SD. Great however for times like this for you.... (Can you do OTA?)
     
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  6. Rolling Joe

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    Or, you could get yourself a subscription to one of the Canadian DBS services (Shaw or Bell TV). I've had Bell TV service since 1999. They provide Fox stations from Seattle and Boston. I've never missed a single show on Fox.
     
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  7. Mark47

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    Hey PJW99,
    I'm about 80 miles north of Spokane, and I'm fed up with Northwest Broadcastings style myself. I've been with DISH for several years now, and could not be happier with their service and fighting to keep prices down. I get no over the air reception where I'm at, and do get the distant networks which is great for watching regular programing. But my main reason for even getting satellite in the first place, was to watch the Seahawks. Guess what I DON'T get to watch this week, or for, most likely, the rest of the season? And with them fighting for a playoff berth, it makes me even happier with Northwest Broadcasting. I'm not moving anywhere, but I am ticked off at Northwest Broadcasting, and would like to hear their reasons behind this. I'm not going to get mad at DISH for trying to keep the prices down, I'll save my ire for Northwest Broadcasting. Thanks for letting me vent. Sundays getting closer, and I'm getting more anxious. Is there any way to know how the negotiations are going? A site where they might give an update or something?
     
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  8. PJW99

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    LOL. No problem. Im the opposite of you in that I live about 80 miles south of Spokane but I can tell you Im so mad at NW Broadcasting that if I was living in Spokane I would be raising hell about this. In fact if I was someone that advertised on KAYU I would immediately pull my advertising until they restored their channel to DISH. What is the point of continuing advertising when a substational portion of viewship is gone.
     
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    I'm wondering how many more of these pay-TV extortions Fox will take before they finally tell Northwest Broadcasting to go pound sand. They habitually hold sections of their viewers hostage when contract renewal time comes up with cable or satellite providers, and deprive entire groups of people easy, convenient access to their programming (CBS terminated KXLY in Spokane and switched to KREM over a much smaller trespass). I'm sure Fox, who isn't above stripping stations of their affiliation, isn't happy that this keeps happening with this group of stations

    There are CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates in all of Northwest/Stainless' markets who would be thrilled to switch their affiliations to Fox.
     
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  10. Joe Capitano

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    Don't forget, Fox is part of the problem, too. They'll be wanting their five bucks a head next year (42 or so cents a month) from all that retrans money - or else. That forces NWB's hand somewhat.
     
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    I sent a complaint form to the FCC about this problem. Haven't gotten a response yet but if all of us send a complaint it might have some weight.
     
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  12. mike123abc

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    Aside from acting all concerned, the FCC really has little power in this situation. It is a contract dispute between 2 large companies.
     
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    I'm really getting tired of this dispute. If I have to watch the Seahawks playoff game this weekend in staticky SD or at the bar I'm going to be very very angry.
     
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  14. PJW99

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    You can expect these jack asses to continue to hold out and demand Dish pay an exorbitant amount to carry there channel. Your best bet I would say would be to "move" to another Northwest area DMA to watch the FOX game in HD. I am extremely close to doing this myself. Dont bother calling any of the Northwest Broadcasting stations, they'll just try to pull the "We're the little guy who wants our fair shake" crap.

    At this point any shred of respect I had for Northwest Broadcasting is long gone. I dont expect them to ever come to an agreement with FOX. It will take an act of God, or the FCC stepping into pull their affiliate status to make something change. And even if (by some miracle) they do come to an agreement it will only be a matter of time before they yank their channels from the next pay TV provider.
     
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  15. shemya

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    Hi Neighbors, I feel your pain. I have a place 40 miles North of Spokane close to Newport, I'm lucky to get a few OTA channels from Spokane but a low signal, I have Dish also, I don't think the Seahawks Playoff game will be blacked out this weekend on the Dish locals. We have Dishnetwork where I work in Alaska and nothing is ever blacked out up there! GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!
     
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  16. MSHAW2715

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    Stations are back up, but for those who haven't visited the fox pages for those in Seahawks territory I would recommend doing it before they change their main pages. The message from the CEO has to be the worst I have ever seen. It still can be found on the myfoxyakima and myfoxspokane webpages.
     
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  17. Tom_T

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    I am just glad to see the station back up. I don't have the choice of receiving the channel over the air and Dish is prohibited from giving me a signal from another area........sorry NW but I'm on Dish TV's side.
    Just hope they're back for good!
     
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    I have never read so much BS in my life. I don't know who Bradly thinks he is trying to reach. They have done this to almost every pay broadcaster in our area. I had to switch from cable several years ago because the pulled the same stunt. I hope to be able to see the Hawks game tomorrow on TV but if not I will do as I did today and pickup a live feed on my computer. I hope DISH never caves into them and I hop FOX gets a clue and pulls their franchise.
     
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