Recent content by Joe Capitano

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    Tegna Dispute - how much longer?!

    If one lives far enough north you have (thankfully, I do) two CTV channels (CTV and CTV2) which cover the NFL. All the Sunday night games until yesterday were on CTV2. The CBC will have marathon Olympics coverage in a couple of weeks, running pretty much around the clock save for "The National"...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Personally I didn't like that dish took off Root Sports NW just before the Kraken started playing so I don't get to see the local NHL team until I find another way - save for the occasional appearance on "Hockey Night In Canada" or ESPN or Turner. It'll be a time before someone with a brain...
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    DISH Fights for a Fair Deal, Tegna Prioritizes Greed above Consumers

    If our local Tegna duopoly were still running on dish the lower third on KING might read something like this: "dish REMOVES KING & KONG; THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY". Turned away from Rachel Maddow (and her new "band-aid") to check on our local Tegna duopoly. Sure enough, weve got The Brian Ney!on...
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    DISH Fights for a Fair Deal, Tegna Prioritizes Greed above Consumers

    Amen. Especially since here in Western WA we'll lose the famous KING KONG duopoly (KING/5 is the local NBC outlet, KONG/16 is independent with backup to NBC - and what's left of the Kraken preseason, not much of that left, though) that another channel we lost recently - Root Sport - has primary...
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    RSN's Continue to Fall - Dish drops AT&T Sportsnets

    Bad timing with the race to the playoffs for the Mariners of late AND the launch of the Kraken up here in the Northwest (though we'll get to see some of both teams' games on ESPN as those are picked up.)
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    Locast update

    Just checked out of curiosity. On dish this message now appears on my Hopper when I "click" on the Locast app logo: "Locast has suspended operations, and due to this, the Locast app will no longer be available on dish." Let's see if Locast can work things out so they can resume operations.
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    Locast News (Additions, changes, etc)

    That, and cease referring to the $5 fee as a "donation." Can you imagine how annoying it is to see one of those "donate" spots come up while the station is showing something important - like the President speaking on the now-ended conflict or emergency news on that fast-approaching tropical...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Bottom Line (without all the excessive overquoting - you can backtrack): dish will not be taking the Sink-clair (again, my spelling) channels off because it appears both sides are making nice. And Sink-clair has nothing to gain from a retrans blackout except bad press, which is never a good...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Neither Sink-clair (my spelling), nor dish, requires our permission OR an agreement to remove the retrans propaganda from their websites. A bit of common sense, Yes, but permission, No. It would be a definite surprise - and not a welcome one - to see dish being forced to remove over 100...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Also gone from komonews.com (out local Sink-Clair outlet): the house propaganda urging you to bug dish about all this. This impasse definitely appears to be OVAH!!!
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Anyway, I've got dish. I've got a Hopper. I've got backup from the Canadian channels. The retrans hell won't go away if I were to switch, anyway.
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Not sure if things are settled, but the note that dish stuck onto the EPG when you tuned to KOMO/4 in Seattle is not there anymore! Looks like Whammy and I will keep our time together tomorrow. I'd rather see Elizabeth and Whammy than the dish Barker tape given the choice, anyway.
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    Spam call from Echostar?

    Same here. In fact, the preamble I give them states clearly that I don't answer the phone unless you are on my contact list and if you are you should reach me on my landline - and they'd know that number if I knew them. If you're not, El Blocko sends them off to hell. I also switch the thing...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Different story in Seattle/Western WA. KOMO/4 is still running "the crawl" a couple minutes into every program along with the usual "Call dish and complain" spots (BTW: DON'T unless you call Sinclair and do the same to them). Methinks sometime tonight we'll get the dish Barker Video in place of...
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    Sinclair warns of 112 channels being dropped by DISH next Monday (8/16)

    Stil a couple of days left, but if “no news is good news,” the fact that the websites TV Newscheck and nexttv have absolutely nothing on their front pages regarding the Sinclair/dish impasse leads me to believe there are cooler heads prevailing. That said, I’ll believe it when those websites...
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