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Losing Fox45 in Baltimore?

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andy9798
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Re: Losing Fox45 in Baltimore?

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My cable bill with Verizon is high enough. I never watch the Sinclair stations. Verizon should tell Sinclair Broadcast Group to go pound sand!

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Re: Fox Channel Richmond (and all other citys)

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It really doesn't matter, Dutch, who is dropping what..  We are all going to go to a cable company that carries the stations we want to watch  Corporate greed is corporate greed.  I will change back and forth, if I can save money by doing so.  New customers, after all, get the lowest prices, and those of us who have had Verizon ,or Comcast for that matter, have our price go up every time our contract expires.   What we need is a third cable company to bring a little more competition into the mix.

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Re: Fox Channel Richmond (and all other citys)

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An article from the Baltimore Sun about the Sinclair Broadcast Group dispute with Verizon:

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-sinclair-using-its-baltimore-airwaves-...

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Sorry, but I would not go back to Comcast. They take your money and never update any of their service. At least Verizon does attempt to upgrade their some of their features.  I based my choice on features and price , like when you buy a car.

 

Enjoy your Comcast.

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@andy9798 wrote:

An article from the Baltimore Sun about the Sinclair Broadcast Group dispute with Verizon:

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-sinclair-using-its-baltimore-airwaves-...



Thanks for the post .... Now people can read Verizon's side on the issue.

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Re: Fox Channel Richmond (and all other citys)

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@andy9798 wrote:

An article from the Baltimore Sun about the Sinclair Broadcast Group dispute with Verizon:

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-sinclair-using-its-baltimore-airwaves-...


Yes, thank you kindly for posting that link. Also to Dutch for posting Sinclair's involvement in the negotiations.

 

from the link:

"Negotiations continue between Verizon and Sinclair Broadcasting, despite Sinclair’s messaging to the contrary," Heather Wilner, a spokeswoman for Verizon told the Sun Monday.

 

"Unfortunately, Sinclair is threatening to temporarily remove Fox and CW from Verizon’s FiOS customers because Verizon will not give in to their demands for an unreasonable rate increase," she added. "We have never threatened to remove these channels, and do not have plans to remove them from our lineup."

 

Wilner concluded her email to the Sun, saying: "We’re working hard on behalf of our customers to ensure they receive the best possible television service with the content they have come to expect. We hope that Sinclair will agree to rates and terms that are in our viewers’ best interests and that Sinclair will not temporarily interrupt our customers’ ability to receive content from these stations."

 

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David Zurawik, the author, adds, "As a media reporter and critic, I cannot help but point out how disingenuous it is for Sinclair to say, "we do not think it is approriate to negotiate matters such as this in public," and then use the public airwaves leased to them by the FCC to essentially do that with endless warnings during football games and other popular programs.

 

Very disingenuous. Seems pulling this last-minute crap and counting on people to be crappy to the company they're trying to force negotiations with is their m.o.

 

It's a shame. I watch the Fox 45 Morning News Team every morning ~ up until recently, Fox45 was the only local station to offer a 3-4 hour local morning show. I hope Verizon is able to work out a deal that is fair for them and for us.

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Re: Losing Fox45 in Baltimore?

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Same problem here in Pittsburgh with Fox 53, and I will also be switching to Comcast!
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Pittsburgh Local Channels Fox and MY TV

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We have been informed that as of January 1st, 2012 Verizon Fios will no longer be able to offer the Pittsburgh channels for Fox and My Tv Pittsburgh.  My children and I watch these stations daily and want to know what is being done to correct this.  If we loose these stations we will be forced to look for other options like Direct TV, Dish Network or Comcast.  I don't want to do this but will if I have to.  Has anyone heard about this and have information?

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Re: Losing FOX & CW channels

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I would think that if Verizon cancels FOX & CW local programming, they have voided the contract with the customers that signed up before. I would also think that if this happens I would not have to pay a cancellation fee due to the fact that I signed up having these stations.

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Both sides are saying a tentative agreement has been reached.

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