Spectrum Cable vs. Tribune Stations

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by MonacoMike, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Are any of you affected by this? I cannot believe the number of people on social media that do not get what is going on here. They ignorantly blame Spectrum, whom I have no love for, saying greedy cable co took away their station.

    This has little to do with Spectrum or its service. I am not a cheerleader for them. This is about the station owner, Tribune, wanting more money from subscribers and the cable co fighting it.

    This was all caused by flawed Supreme Court rulings that said the cable co must pay the local station, that is broadcast free over the air, if they act as your antenna to give you good signal.
    These fights are almost always about what is called local retransmission fees that are passed directly to the subscriber. Ever see where HGTV or other cable channels are in this fight? Not often. Like it or not the truth is Spectrum is in this fight to keep costs down.
     
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    With 14 million shut out I am surprised none of you are. We are. Ready to cut cable soon.

    MM
     
  3. MrHappy

    MrHappy Active Member

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Indiana
    1991 Sea Ray 225BR
    5.7L
    I have Spectrum in Indianapolis. Spectrum internet. Cut the cable years ago. Use Amazon Prime Firefox when I want to watch TV. Also have an antenna on the house when we want to watch the local TV stations.
     
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  4. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    An antenna is what I use, cut cable years ago. Stream the rest.
     

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