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Temp430

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DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:40:48 AM »
Anyone else have their local Fox station blacked out by DirecTV?  With football season here shortly I'm getting a little pissed off with the ongoing spat between AT&T/DirecTV and Nexstar  Is there a way to stream a game live over a smart TV?
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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 10:42:45 AM »
nextar and directv are having a cbs dispute in the southeast at least. still a few weeks until sec on cbs, but if that ain't fixed soon, they'll lose a ton of customers around here.

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 10:46:58 AM »
the networks need to lose these battles more often to keep the rates down

Cable companies, satellite companies, and streaming providers need to shut them down
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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 10:48:05 AM »
Yeah I'm not happy about that @rolltidefan .. Problem is cable is hugely unreliable and internet is feeble. 

First world problems, right? 

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 11:44:47 AM »
There has been a season or two where BTN was in this position in late August with big providers like Comcast. I think they wait this late to use the urgency as a bargaining chip. If "they" means the provider, that never works; but if it's the channel, maybe it usually works. In the past I believe Comcast has always lost in BTN negotiations. And this time I'm sure DirectTV will fold. So I'm betting you guys will have your channels in time. DirectTV is in a corner and is highly unlikely so foolish as to mess this up. Just like Comcast before them, the risk of subscriber exodus is very real and easily sparked by something we treat religiously (CFB) being inaccessible. 

I'd say just kick back and have faith.


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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 12:49:12 PM »
i'm not worried, but my parent's and inlaws have both contacted other providers to get info on how long it'll take to install if needed.

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 01:40:31 PM »
Even if you have DirectTV or whatever, everyone should get Youtube TV.  Idk what it costs now, but I got it for $40/month with all the sports channels.  And all the major networks.  


It should just be the norm for everyone.  It's just the channels you might watch, not 400 channels of crap.
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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 01:55:31 PM »
no high speed net for me or i'd have dropped cable/dish a long time ago.

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 02:47:19 PM »
just phone internet or dial-up?
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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2019, 04:12:47 PM »
Just phone. Could get satellite net but it’s expensive and crap. 

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2019, 04:42:40 PM »
nextar and directv are having a cbs dispute in the southeast at least. still a few weeks until sec on cbs, but if that ain't fixed soon, they'll lose a ton of customers around here.
Yeah, that's the one I had heard of, didn't know anything about FOX.

As much as we love college football, having disputes with the two major NFL carriers I can't imagine will carry into that season.  That's a killer

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 04:05:05 PM »
Complaining to your TV provider about a carriage dispute only encourages higher prices for everyone.

https://www.techhive.com/article/3438316/dont-blame-att-and-directv-if-espn-gets-blacked-out.html
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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 08:17:10 PM »
A CBS v carrier  dispute did end up blacking out 2 weeks of Colts games here in Indy about 10 yrs ago

I only remember because we also missed UF v UT and some other game.

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Re: DirecTV FOX Local Blackouts
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2019, 07:47:54 AM »
There has been a season or two where BTN was in this position in late August with big providers like Comcast. I think they wait this late to use the urgency as a bargaining chip. If "they" means the provider, that never works; but if it's the channel, maybe it usually works. In the past I believe Comcast has always lost in BTN negotiations. And this time I'm sure DirectTV will fold. So I'm betting you guys will have your channels in time. DirectTV is in a corner and is highly unlikely so foolish as to mess this up. Just like Comcast before them, the risk of subscriber exodus is very real and easily sparked by something we treat religiously (CFB) being inaccessible.

I'd say just kick back and have faith.



My FOX channel magically re-appeared after you posted this.  You must have been in on the negotiations.
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