I highly doubt this will happen. This is just another contract dispute. These disputes usually get resolved in the 11th hour as one side will eventually cave in.
WJAR TV is persuading you into thinking this situation is Verizons fault when in fact Verizon is actually protecting their customers from their bills increasing if WJAR TV gets their way.
This is absolutely wrong for Verizon to pull something like this!!!! This is what we get after sucking in all the local residents with contracts then this suddenly happens >>>>>WRONG<<<<< I don't know the whole story, but it's not a good one...Cox Cable must be loving this!
12-27-2011 02:56 PM - edited 12-27-2011 02:57 PM
Let's be fair, we don't know enough to know who is to blame, most likely both Verizon and WJAR are. I have sent just as many critical emails to WJAR as I have to Verzon, and I encourage all of you to do the same. Bottom line is they both need to come to a deal, and fast.
BIG MISTAKE !!!!!! CH 10 has the best coverage around local news and sports NFL NHL !!!!! would consider a move to another service wit out all the local channels .................please correct this BIG mistake BEFORE it takes place
thanks Mark S. Selley
12-29-2011 09:18 AM - edited 12-29-2011 12:41 PM
Just to state for all of you that think you can drop FiOS because of WJAR.
With that being said here is some facts about the dispute:
What we should be doing is asking for all the information instead of railroading one company or the other. The US Lawmakers should be involved to also update all outdated laws that allow broadcasting companies to railroad and blackout their stations because a contract was not renewed.
If you do change to another company, what stops WJAR from doing the same thing when that contract is up.
Media General owns WJAR NBC 10 and is doing the same in Tampa, FL with WFLA NBC.
For the record I do not work for Verizon but I do work for a Media Advertising company.
If Verizon drops channel 12 (wjar) I will be dropping verizon.We pay $180 a month for our package and that includes chanel 12. I ,like so many others have had it with games these companies play.Screw with your customers and see how they'll boycott your business.