Your name or email adress:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    No Super Bowl for Some DirecTV Customers?


    This is a discussion on No Super Bowl for Some DirecTV Customers? within the DirecTV forums, part of the Cable and Satellite Providers category.

    Results 1 to 6 of 6
    1. #1
      Moderator
      Join Date
      Oct 2008
      Posts
      1,268
      Blog Entries
      29

      Default

      Looks like another retransmission fees battle leading up to a major sports event again (just like the World Series in October 2010). A four week standoff continues between Fox Network and DirecTV affecting customers in Southern Oregon, Northern California, eastern Washington and upstate New York.

      About 30,000 DirecTV customers in the region served by KMVU in Medford have resorted to rabbit ears antennas or other means to follow NFL playoff games, American Idol and other FOX programming during the interlude. Some have obtained distant network signal, but many aren't eligible for the alternate transmission.
      FOX signal still absent from satellite service as Super Bowl nears | MailTribune.com

    2. #2
      Super Moderator
      Chief Content Editor

      Join Date
      Nov 2009
      Location
      Seattle ... and still learning that sometimes ATSC reception = Black Magic plus Pixie Dust
      Posts
      3,962
      Blog Entries
      36

      Default

      Ha ha. Too bad, so sad.

      I receive FOX Network here FREE over the air from both a main transmitter and from a secondary re-transmitter.

      Perhaps the DirecTV victims should consider trying OTA FREE TV!


      Jim
      Three of my popular blogs posts:

      Radio Shack is Short Circuiting
      http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/fri...ircuiting.html

      A new scam aimed at AT&T Wireless Customers
      http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/fri...customers.html

      LED Lamps Are Becoming Practical For Your Home
      http://www.dtvusaforum.com/blogs/fri...your-home.html

    3. Post a New Topic!
  • #3
    Moderator

    Webmaster of Cache Free TV

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Las vegas
    Posts
    4,069
    Blog Entries
    30

    Default

    DirecTV victims
    Ha! thats funny.

  • #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,268
    Blog Entries
    29
    Thread Starter

    Default

    It'll be a real problem for some northern California and Oregon DirecTV customers. Not as easy as installing an antenna due to terrain issues, so I'm sure there will be a lot of ticked off customers if Fox and DirecTV doesn't work things out.

  • #5
    Contributor
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    A very mountainous area of South West Virginia
    Posts
    699
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    And we will broadcast the Super Bowl on two transmitters, with one signal being 720P HD from 4,000 feet, and the other being 480I SD from 3,000 feet. I hate the Super Bowl, as I have to report to work Sunday Night at 5:00 PM, and stay here during the entire game, and I desperately despise football in general. If it ain't got a motor and or wheels, it ain't a sport to me, with one exception being Ice Hockey, which I used to play in my younger days.
    WE ARE NOT SHEEPLE !!

  • #6
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,268
    Blog Entries
    29
    Thread Starter

    Default

    and here we are again in 2012: DirecTV in Miami and Boston Cuts Off Local Broadcasting Channels.

  •  

    Quick Reply Quick Reply


    Click here to log in

    What state is the city of Los Angeles located in? (Answer this question correctly, it is used to stop spammers)

    Tags for this Thread

    Share this Post

    Join DTVUSAForum

    The leading television and technology community discussion site, join today!

    DTV USA Forum is the best source of television
    and technology troubleshooting advice from a community of experts and members.

    Back to top