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- Dec 28, 2004
ScoBuck said:Actually, last week on the Merrill Lynch conference call, DirecTV announced that they have INCREASED the number of HD local markets that will be lit before end of December - the number now appears to be 59 total markets (attached is link to the conference call collateral materials).
What they didn't do (and rather wisely I would add) is state exact markets/exact dates as charper1 is right on when he comments on the trolls that go bananas when a date is not exactly met (and always blaming D*, even when they DON'T know ANY of the reasons for the delays/changes). A good example is Grand Rapids, which was announced and seems not to have been lit. People blaming DirecTV, when it is reported that VARIOUS providers are having identical issues with those local affiliate stations.
Worse is that some of these same people make these remarks when they aren't even affected (when its NOT their market affected), just to stir up everyone else.
charper1, you are on to something, for sure.
All that you have written is true. Here in CT we have only two of the four networks in hd from D*. The Fox and ABC local apparently will not negotiate in good faith, so the customer suffers. I do not blame D* though. LIN owns the ABC station. There is only one cable company in CT that has them in hd. That should tell you something.