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NEW CHANNELS COMING TO A FIOS TV NEAR YOU!!!!

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It has been Coming Soon since November.
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Techman:  I'm on Long Island, NY, with compitition from Cablevision.  I have triple play with HBO & Movies, very happy with FIOS for over 2 years.  There is one issue that everyone seems to be dancing around, and that is MSNBC in areas that Cablevision serves.  I even went as far as complain to the FCC about Cablevision.  To my surprise, Cablevision called me.....AND LIED TO MY FACE!!!  I asked: "When will your exclusive contract with MSNBC expire?" to which I was told: "We have no exclusive contract, Verizon is holding back".  While I tried just to get an answer, I felt as if I was going against city hall.  I finally just gave up.  I hopeful that once the exclusive MSNBC distribution contract ends (and I'm sure there is one), FIOS will be in a position to start broadcasting.  Heck, MSNBC is in almost all other territories.  I know that FIOS is in court with Cablevision for the rights to broadcast MSG-HD.  Considering how bad the Knicks are, this is no great loss.  So after this long winded babble....Do you have any idea as to when the Cablevision-MSNBC exclusive contract may be ending??
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We just got Fios and to my surprise Fios doesn't have one of my favorite channels, MSNBC.

 

Why doesn't Fios have MSNBC?  MSNBC should be added to the channel line-up.

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Assuming you are in a Cablevision area you cannot get it since there is a some deal between MSNBC and Cablevision.  I am in a Comcast area so I have it.  I can not get an answer as to when Verizon will be able to carry MSNBC in Cablevision areas.

 

If you are not in a Cablevision area then dunno.

 

 


@snuka12000 wrote:

We just got Fios and to my surprise Fios doesn't have one of my favorite channels, MSNBC.

 

Why doesn't Fios have MSNBC?  MSNBC should be added to the channel line-up.


 

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Well, I think that I am in a Cablevision Area.  That sucks!
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I live in, a Cablevision area (came from Cablevision) . I was also a Dish Network customer. Dish had MSNBC, Fios does not, SOMEONE is lying.

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@snuka12000 wrote:

We just got Fios and to my surprise Fios doesn't have one of my favorite channels, MSNBC.

 

Why doesn't Fios have MSNBC?  MSNBC should be added to the channel line-up.


This must be on a Regional basis because I pretty much stay glued to it.  I'm in the Seattle area.  otoh - mayhaps I'm watching an MSBC wannabe?

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I don't think someone is lying.  There is a distinction between terrestrial transmission of content and content that is sent to a bird.

 

It isn't easy to find it all out but the FCC is a good place to start.

 


@lite wrote:

I live in, a Cablevision area (came from Cablevision) . I was also a Dish Network customer. Dish had MSNBC, Fios does not, SOMEONE is lying.


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@nascar wrote:

I don't think someone is lying.  There is a distinction between terrestrial transmission of content and content that is sent to a bird.

 

It isn't easy to find it all out but the FCC is a good place to start.

 


@lite wrote:

I live in, a Cablevision area (came from Cablevision) . I was also a Dish Network customer. Dish had MSNBC, Fios does not, SOMEONE is lying.



I agree am sure it has to do with the way the signal is sent to the TV, one is ground wired, the other is satellite.

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Bottom line:  If you live in a Cablevision served area (as I do) you will not be able to receive MSNBC on FIOS until the exclusive distribution contract (That Cablevision denies exists, {please keep your posts courteous}) ends, and no one seems to know when that will be.  Be advised that there is always the possibility that the exlusive distribtion contract could be extended, although I don't know why MSNBC would do that ($$$$$ talks Smiley Happy)
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