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    Locast update

    Yeah, Raleigh-Durham is 27th largest, but they did it 33rd, so clearly there is more going on here than just the size of the market.
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    AppleTV

    FYI: Apple TV App Available on Nvidia Shield Streaming Device Starting Today Can't wait to try it out.
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    Considering the Move to Dish Network

    I think Dish's MoCA does its own thing. I do not believe it can share a wire with your Actiontec adapters. Not sure if it is still an option, but you used to be able to use the Dish Anywhere app on the inexpensive Amazon Firestick to watch content on less-used TVs. Essentially, it is like a...
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    Considering the Move to Dish Network

    Ethernet is not preferred or even officially supported for Joeys, but it works great in my experience. I don't think you can mix Dish MoCA and Actiontec adapters.
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    A la carte starting to consolidate

    If this means I will no longer get HBOmax for free, it is going to be hard to justify keeping it or gig Fiber.
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    DIRECTV SD / HD Changes coming

    I just think people would be happier if they watched more ESPN, or other sports/entertainment channels, than cable "news" all the time.
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    DIRECTV SD / HD Changes coming

    Yes...hence the unhappiness.
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    DIRECTV SD / HD Changes coming

    Gotta say, people would be a lot happier if these weren't three of the most popular channels on TV.
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    Locast update

    I see what you are arguing, and the courts could certainly end up looking at it given all the yahoos that have been appointed, but I don't interpret it that way. Also, it isn't the station owners who are suing for lost retransmission revenue, it is the networks suing for copyright infringement...
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    Sling TV is down

    Any post-mortem? DDoS? Someone forgot to pay the AWS bill?
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    Locast update

    You are paying Dish (are you really paying Dish? Seems unlike you.) $12 per month for locals because, in simplified terms, the law says that companies that profit from the retransmission of those OTA signals must pay for the privilege of doing so if the station requires it. It does not say...
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    Locast update

    The local retrans fees go to the stations. The stations have a fee they pay to the networks based on the size of their market. If they want to be able to afford to pay the fee, they have to sell enough advertising and get enough subscriber revenue to make the payments. The ad revenue is based...
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    Locast update

    I see, and I already explained that is not how they get paid and they don't automatically own the copyrights to the content they distribute. Networks get paid on viewership, not on subscriptions.
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    Locast update

    But the station isn't the copyright holder of the sports broadcast which was your argument. Further, the number of stations that are owned by sports leagues or teams that also offer OTA broadcasts of said leagues/teams is very small. I am not saying a judge won't find in favor of the...
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    Locast update

    Yes I have. Perhaps you would like to explain the direct correlation between subscriber fees and how those sports leagues are compensated by the networks that have OTA stations, because I don't see it. Also, Locast is not a superstation scenario as the recipient of the content is getting the...
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    Locast update

    Nope. If they make that argument, they lose. Makes them look like a monopoly, plus a lot of content on network tv isn’t owned by the channel it is broadcast on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Locast update

    In some cases, this might be true. However, often Copyright owners generally get paid based on a contracted rate per show, regardless of the number of households that pay for access to the channel the show appears on. The channel owners get revenue based on the number of subscribers + local...
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    How will most people stack streaming services?

    My experience with YTTV is I could stream my local channels while traveling, at least for a few days last week on my Amazon FireHD 8 tablet and my iPhone while in Orlando.
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    Roku may lose YouTubeTV access

    For now, I just use AppleTV 4k or Firestick to watch AppleTV+. Hopefully, Apple will eventually add support for the Shield and other AndroidTV devices as the new Google TV software rolls out. The Shield hardware should be up to running AppleTV+ given what else it runs on.
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    Roku may lose YouTubeTV access

    Close, but still not perfect. If it was, I could load AppleTV+ app on my Shield. I haven't seen where anyone has gotten this to work.
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