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Chase
August 29th, 2012, 10:06 AM
It looks like as of this Saturday September 1, 2012 DirecTV Subscribers could lose Fox 31.

Below is the message from KeepKDVR.com



http://keepkdvr.com/


Attention DirecTV Subscribers


Beginning this Saturday, September 1, 2012, you could miss all of KDVRís popular programming, including the NFL on FOX, the most exciting college football games in primetime on FOX Saturday nights, the MLB Playoffs and World Series, the new fall season for the Simpsons, Family Guy, Glee, and the X Factor, and FOX 31ís local news.

Our agreement with DirecTV will expire at the end of this month. If we do not reach an agreement, by law, DirecTV cannot carry our television stations on its system.

Despite our best efforts, DirecTV is refusing to offer us fair compensation for the programming we provide, and we remain far apart in negotiations.

KDVR is regularly one of the highest rated channels on DirecTVís platform. Our ratings prove that we offer the most compelling news, sports, and entertainment programming on TV. Yet, DirecTV refuses to pay us a fair rate for our programming. In fact, we are asking for less money than DirecTV pays other networks whose ratings are nowhere close to KDVRís. Like any business we cannot afford to give away our valuable content at a cut rate price.

As a result of DirecTVís inflexibility, thereís a strong likelihood that all DirecTV subscribers will lose KDVR. We feel we have an obligation to make sure DirecTV subscribers are aware that may not be able to see their favorite programming on DirecTV after this Friday, August 31st.

radiodude
August 29th, 2012, 03:19 PM
Really? Then why is it that they have not mention this on their site? Or on facebook? or on Directv's we promise page? They would actually would announce that if they were going to remove KDVR from their lineup.

Chase
August 29th, 2012, 03:52 PM
Really? Then why is it that they have not mention this on their site? Or on facebook? or on Directv's we promise page? They would actually would announce that if they were going to remove KDVR from their lineup.

Good question and it looks like they put it on there not too long ago.


http://www.directvpromise.com/local-tv-llc/

Rob
August 29th, 2012, 06:19 PM
I wonder how many $$ per subscriber Local TV LLC wants...

I know these stations say they are facing much lower income revenue and want re-carry raises everytime their contracts expire. But each big 4 network station already gets in the neighborhood of a buck or two per subscriber from each of the satellite providers.

According to a source I know, Directv loses money on carrying the locals. They try to recoup it with the other channels in these packages.

In my opinion I really think if you offer your signal for free, providers should be able to redeliver it to your viewers for free. It costs these sat providers a lot of $$ to have an office here just to receive the signals and send it to their main switcher and it costs lots of $$$ to uplink the signals in the first place.

I have Directv and I hope they get this resolved. If they don't, I just won't watch Fox 31 and their advertisers will be missing out on a lot of viewers over this...

radiodude
August 29th, 2012, 07:43 PM
Or rob you can get their over the air antanna to get that channel.
It is strange that they are in talks with fox 31. Maybe those talks should include 31.2.

Ghost of Timber Dick
August 30th, 2012, 10:49 AM
I wonder how many $$ per subscriber Local TV LLC wants...

I have Directv and I hope they get this resolved. If they don't, I just won't watch Fox 31 and their advertisers will be missing out on a lot of viewers over this...

I have it too, and I agree with you, Rob, about the financial issue. Frankly, I don't much care about Fox 31. If I really want to see something on Channel 31, I can go to a bar with cable.

I don't think this dispute will impact Broncos fans because their 1st (& only) game scheduled for Fox doesn't come 'til December 2nd. I can't see this dispute lasting that long. Even if it does, I can still watch the Broncos (in a smaller picture) on the NFL Sunday Ticket Mix Channel.

Chase
August 31st, 2012, 10:39 AM
An agreement has been reached and Fox 31 will remain on DirecTV.