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FRANCE 24 NO MORE ON CHANNEL 29 IN NYC

FRANCE 24 NO MORE ON CHANNEL 29 IN NYC

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Copper Contributor Sanjay
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Guess what Verizon was not happy that wnyj was carrying FRANCE 24 so they told the station take it down or face a lawsuit... Of course they are the big guys and no one wants to bother them... Therefore no more FRANCE 24 on channel 29... {word filter avoidance} Verizon

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Copper Contributor Sanjay
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I hate verizon... they know how to add crappy channels but good ones they dont want them to be broadcasted on their systems.... Guess Verizon in DC you do have France 24 on MHZ are you gonna stop them to from carrying it??

France 24 is available to all systems in the USA ... However Missing from FIOS in NYC...

U R HORRIBLE VERIZON!!!

 

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@Sanjay wrote:

Guess what Verizon was not happy that wnyj was carrying FRANCE 24 so they told the station take it down or face a lawsuit... Of course they are the big guys and no one wants to bother them... Therefore no more FRANCE 24 on channel 29... {word filter avoidance} Verizon


Doesn't sound likely.  Do you have anything that supports this statement.

Copper Contributor Sanjay
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Yes it is true... Take a look at the channel and you shall see.... The only thing they can do is to bring back the channel part time from 8pm to 6am and thats a big if... Verizon is threatening a lawsuit.... stating that they want a direct feed from France 24... and that WNYJ doesnt... ridiculous... Its funny how Verizon carries France 24 on the MHZ network in the DC area with no problem but because they want money they come up with **bleep** arguments... Diversity is not on Verizon... Crappy Programming is all they can dooo... Look they are bringing back MAV TV this June 6... A channel that has ridiculous stupid programming and reruns... They dont listen to their customers... They do as they please.... and charge you an arm and a leg for programming you dont even watch.....

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Just for the record Verizon has no control over what WNYJ puts on the air.  And what would Verizon sue about? Please provide facts and sources... not angry rants.  Do you think Verizon execs sit around a room and think about how could they possibly upset their customers?

 

Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence

 

Take a look at http://www.wnyj.org/programming/402-france24-on-wnyj for the facts. France TV was moved by WNJ to a digital sub channel. Verizon is not obligated by law to carry sub channels, but Verizon is required by law to carry the main channel.

 

Complain to WNJ (programming@wnyj.orgsince they made the decision to move FranceTV.  Verizon does not have to but will probably add the FranceTV subchannel as has been done with all the other digital sub channels.

 

BTW the channel is free for anyone to watch OTA , from a Roku or a PC. See http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed/

Copper Contributor Sanjay
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dude  I dont wanna say who i work for but what i said is legit... Verizon chief of Programming contacted WNYJ and threaten them to remove the programming... stating something that WNYJ need to renegotiate since its not the original feed... so in order to avoid a lawsuit WNYJ switched to the BON network... The thing is the main feed of WNYJ has france 24 Part Time but what they were trying to do for FIOS customers only... was to provide a 24/7 feed for FRANCE 24 which is on WNYJ 2 ...  However I think because this violates FCC rules they had to remove it because Verizon complained... SO IN SOME WAY VERIZON DOES HAVE CONTROL ON WHAT THEY DO....

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Verizon might have said they were not willing to carry the feed as it wasn't the channel they previous agreed to.  They  hava no say on what WNYJ wishes to carry.  If this channel qualified as a must carry then they Must Carry it.  Most likely it was not and they may even have agreed to pay for carrying the previous channel.  Law suits might hit if if WNYJ was insisting they carry it in place of what was previously being carried.

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Oh please with all the drama.  I'm sure Verizon pushes their weight up to the legal limit and possibly in some cases probably more, but you are just completely embellishing the situation.

 

1) FCC mandates must cary for channel 29 but not the subchannels.  No if ands or buts!

2) WNYJ1 has total control on what they put on ALL of their channels .. again no if ands or buts!

3) If WYNJ1 and Verizon signed a separate contract mandating certain programming on a certain channel then it's the stupid WNYJ1 lawyer(s) who have screwed up by not allowing flexibilty in the contract.  It's not Verizon's fault in anyway!  In which case WNYJ1 should fire their stupid lawyer(s), spend a little more money get some lawyers who have a clue, so they can negotiate with the big bad Verizon behemoth.

 

 

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