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Sinclair, Comcast... yeah

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Post by fearpeddler » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:45 am

good time to see sinclair's gonna learn their place in the world..
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Post by BobFrank » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:55 am

According to VARTV, at 2am EST, all of Sinclair's channels will be dropped from Comcast systems. As of 1:55am, nothing on WBAL, WJZ or WMAR about it and nothing on WBAL-AM or WCBM-AM.

I will keep an eye on it.

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Post by BobFrank » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:40 am

(AP) BALTIMORE The 2 a.m. deadline has lapsed and Sinclair Broadcast Group's television stations are still being carried on
Comcast cable systems.

A Sinclair executive said Wednesday the company would pull its stations from Comcast unless there was a new deal with Comcast for retransmission rights. But a spokesman for Comcast tells WBAL Radio that the two sides agreed to extend the deadline and continue talking.

The stations still available this morning on Comcast include Sinclair's Baltimore stations, WBFF TV and WNUV TV.

Comcast customers in 23 markets receive Sinclair stations.


I have checked WBAL-AM and they are reporting that WBFF and WNUV remain on Comcast as of 6:40am.

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Post by BobFrank » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:54 am

Comcast customers in the Richmond area will continue to receive "American Idol" and other Fox programming until March 9.

Comcast's contract to carry Fox Richmond, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., was supposed to expire today but has been extended, according to a news report last night on WRLH, the local Fox affiliate.

The two sides still have not reached an agreement, but Sinclair Vice President and General Counsel Barry Faber was quoted as saying he was optimistic that a deal would be struck before the second extension given to Comcast expires.


Link:http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Sa ... 9193449647

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Post by genlock » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:57 am

This crap is all just for publicity.
Both sides are in collusion and it is all just to get free publicity.

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Post by BobFrank » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:07 pm

More than likely....I have only seen two of these, Nexstar vs. Cox and CableOne in Texarkana and Sinclair vs. MediaCom, cause the stations to go off the systems, teh rest reach a "last-minute agreement". I love those!

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Post by Arp2 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:45 pm

Technically, all agreements occur at the last minute, for, after they're reached, negotiation on that agreement ends.

Pretty much.

But, anyway,.....
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Post by BobFrank » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:47 pm

That is completely true :D

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Post by Arp2 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:52 pm

Yeah, it's kinda like how things are always in the last place you look....

...'cause, after you find them, you stop looking!
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Post by Big Media » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:35 pm

Arp2 wrote:Yeah, it's kinda like how things are always in the last place you look....

...'cause, after you find them, you stop looking!
Only wimps stop looking after they find something. I found my wife nearly 15 years ago but I am still looking....

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Post by darkpower » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:53 am

Suddenly I'm so glad Comcast here in Wheeling and the Upper OV have replaced WPGH (Sinclair owned station) with WTRF's FOX feed. At least we KNOW that won't go away.

When in the hell is Sinclair going to stop digging its own grave...(EDIT -- WAY off-topic....Arp)...pulling HD channels from Comcast once, and NOW they want to do THIS?!

C'mon, Hyman, just admit that you are just a greedy, slimy, pitiful excuse for a station owner, that cannot possibly get his head out of his ass long enough to realize that he has officially fucked over his ENTIRE network of stations.

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