Saturday, October 10, 2015

KTHV's Parent Company Resorts to Name Calling About Re-trans Spat

Tegna has resorted to calling DISH Network names due to not being able to reach a retransmission agreement.  Here's the press release:

“TEGNA has worked hard over the course of months to reach a deal with DISH. Our position has been simple: the same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with DISH. Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, DISH has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content. Despite DISH’s repeated efforts to blame programmers, the record is crystal clear – DISH is a serial dropper of channels. It has been responsible for the largest broadcast blackout in history and routinely drops valued cable and broadcast channels. TEGNA, on the other hand, has never been in this position before because we have always been able to reach fair agreements with distributors without disrupting our viewers."

Channel 11 has blown up its facebook page with apologies to viewers.  Of course it blames Dish for the impasse.

75 Comments:

At 2:16 PM, October 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dish has caused this entire thing and people are too foolish to see.

 
At 8:27 PM, October 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV viewers and employees do the same thing on this blog, name calling. Go figure!

 
At 9:18 PM, October 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the name calling?

 
At 10:00 PM, October 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:18, the entire site is name-calling by the white man and his fat woman.

 
At 1:06 AM, October 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox 16 has a weekend met like Sarah Fortne, Traci Beene! They both stu stu stu stutter and cannot complete a sentence. Keep up the good work LR!

 
At 1:08 AM, October 11, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox 16 has a weekend met like Sarah Fortner, Traci Beene! They both stu stu stu stutter and cannot complete a sentence. Keep up the good work LR!

 
At 8:22 AM, October 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of THV did anybody hear about Aiyana Cristal getting fired Chicago sports net today. http://www.robertfeder.com/2015/10/12/comcast-sportsnet-drops-aiyana-cristal/

 
At 12:50 PM, October 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I am a fat man with a white wife

 
At 2:03 PM, October 13, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:50, are you white?

 
At 10:06 PM, October 16, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Sarah was on 7. Guess that's why I have never seen her. Good to know she is on 16 now.

 
At 3:44 AM, October 18, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Sarah?

 
At 9:15 PM, October 19, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black women prefer white men.

 
At 2:57 AM, October 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No men prefer THV fatties, thats why they are close to being in last place.

 
At 2:59 AM, October 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is the local LR bumbling idiot bad weather guesser on thv but not the only one.

 
At 5:29 AM, October 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Less chance of death and beatings with white guys.

 
At 10:39 AM, October 20, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm... fatties on THV? Remind me now who you're talking about.

 
At 9:03 PM, October 23, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve, Brett and Niel Somerlate prefer something else entirely.

 
At 1:55 AM, October 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure about fatties at thv, I can't get past the uglies to see the fat. But they did trim a lot of fat and ugly when they fired Liz.

 
At 3:35 PM, October 25, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah, Laura & Marielle are hot on 11. Much better than the old crows on 7.

 
At 2:38 AM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol yeah right. Dumb, dumber and dumbest.
Nice try though.

 
At 11:41 AM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old, dry & saggy 7. Maybe the scaffolds from your construction zone backdrop could prop up Mel's boobs.

 
At 12:39 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You is broke, you is tired, you is almost in last place, you is THV.

 
At 2:50 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That mold in the building is really getting to you. Hope they have insurance for you.

 
At 3:54 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That moldy bread you have to eat is making you obsess about mold. Thats not hummus they serve at 11, thats mold mixed in with sour cream. Oh the poor and downtrodden. Cheer up though, at least you are not in last place yet, key word YET.

 
At 6:08 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But we get paid the same as you do. It's a #57 market. Nobody is getting rich but Sinclair, Tegna & Nexstar.

 
At 6:27 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep dreaming.

 
At 8:22 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is 7 still paying photogs 8 bucks an hour? That was funny to hear about.

 
At 8:41 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah - but they say they're #1 and that automatically qualifies them for big loans.

 
At 9:57 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does it feel to be one step above last place? Let them hate guys, that is all they can do because they cannot do anything to better their stations or themselves. LMAO at the above post You is broke, you is tired reference from the movie The Help, classic!

 
At 10:09 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 bucks an hour and loads of team spirit!

 
At 10:35 PM, October 26, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of people would love to have 8 bucks an hour, a lot of people are out of work or make less. And those that do not get paid enough at their regular job have a part time job, what a concept! People have been doing it for years and years, its not something new. I have even known people that have 3 jobs. I guess you make less since you seem to be jealous. Get a prt time job if thats the case.

 
At 5:39 AM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no one would love 8 dollars an hour who is not partially mentally handicapped, but that does explain some of the photogs Channel 7 has had over the years.

 
At 5:55 AM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It explains Ray and Marcus!

 
At 9:06 AM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go team go! Go team to the welfare office to get supplemental income! Be sure to tell 'em you're #1 so everyone knows you're full of #2. SNAP Team 7

 
At 11:55 AM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ignore them, they always have to have the last word. Being last is what they are used to.

 
At 1:31 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you want a paper route, Channel 7 photogs? You'll still be in journalism!!

 
At 1:59 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they choose to get out of journalism they could go to work for thv.

 
At 2:00 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDonald's is the #1 fast food chain, but nobody hears their employees bragging about it.

Just sayin...

 
At 2:34 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you never heard of being thankful for what you have, it could be worse. Oh wait you work for thv nevermind.

 
At 2:42 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of THV . . .

This spelling of the name "Rockerfeller" appeared in the graphics during a news story.

I wonder what the excuse is/was.

 
At 3:22 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thv employees were on here obsessing over 8.00 an hour when they should have googled the name Rockefeller, they guessed and got it wrong. Lol. They are a special bunch over there.

 
At 3:32 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO, perhaps its like one of Sarah's BIG FANCY WORDS "Wind Shear." They probably asked her how to spell it when she was handing out the coffee and donuts. Dawn is notorious for mispronouncing words as well, could have been her. Lol too funny. Or perhaps they did google it with "didn't hands" oh the humanity! Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha

 
At 3:44 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I've got 8 bucks. Can you send one of your photogs over here to shine my shoes? If he does a good job, I'll throw in an extra quarter!

 
At 3:55 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow you must be a "Rockerfeller!" Ha ha ha ha ha. Notice I spelled it like thv did. Ha ha ha ha.

 
At 3:59 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, I make a measly 50 grand a year. It's not much, I agree, but I can drop 8 bucks without missing it.

 
At 4:38 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 grand a year, after taxes probably like 30 or 34, you better save that 8.00.

 
At 8:57 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you make 50 grand a year in broadcast they will soon be looking for a way to get rid of you unless you are kin to someone in management.

Think I'm kidding?

 
At 9:37 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be very surprised to see a 50k salary in this market.

That person should be selling cars. You can make lots of money with that kind of bullshit.

 
At 9:46 PM, October 27, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of people make that and more. They just are not photogs.

 
At 6:11 AM, October 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

50k sounds like morning anchor money. In any case, channel 7 should be ashamed of paying photogs $8 an hour. That's pitiful.

 
At 7:57 AM, October 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No news department in town is paying anyone $8 an hour.

 
At 10:28 AM, October 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 pays their photogs that. Heard it directly from his mouth.

 
At 5:40 PM, October 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe that not for a second.

 
At 6:25 PM, October 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Search your feelings, you know it be true.

 
At 10:53 PM, October 28, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the employees are afraid to organize. Not only higher pay but job security too.

 
At 2:35 AM, October 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds more like thv to me. Keep trying.

 
At 5:31 AM, October 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV used to have a really talented editor/photog who made that $8 money. Everyone wanted to work with him. Too bad they would not pay him better. He left.

 
At 8:09 AM, October 29, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JK was our man!

 
At 3:44 PM, October 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the real THV sports anchor please stand up! Is it Mary? Craig? Phil? The young kid, whatever his name is? Good grief THV can you not make a decision?

 
At 6:55 PM, October 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very true! I wonder what happened to that discrimination lawsuit against THV? Probably freed up some money firing Liz and gave him what she would have made this yr, 5,000 settled out of court.

 
At 8:38 PM, October 31, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should just call him and ask him how the suit is going, yeah? If you're so curious I mean. I'm sure he would tell you everything, because it's totally your business, right?

 
At 3:10 AM, November 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps he shouldn't be a whiney baby and sue just because he's terrible, and nobody would have to be curious.

 
At 3:32 AM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its known publicly so you don't have an argument there. Google it, apparently some media outlets thinks its our business. Surely the media would never dare stick its nose in someone elses business. Nah!

 
At 2:05 PM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why 6:55 didn't just google it?

 
At 2:28 PM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new since 2014 on Edwards from google. If you do call him, be sure to tell us what's up, ok?

 
At 4:26 PM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why they were asking what happened with it. We will never know of course as it was probably settled out of court.

 
At 5:42 PM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor THV, they try so hard said no one ever.

 
At 7:47 PM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that why?

 
At 7:50 PM, November 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... you just did... fan?

 
At 3:40 AM, November 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the pale zombie that was on thv's throwing up my day morning show? Fired? Finally got a better offer in a smaller market? Tired of working for the comedy show that is thv? I bet she was glad to get out of that hell hole.

 
At 7:00 AM, November 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know where she is silly. You know everything about her I'm sure.

 
At 7:03 AM, November 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take your medication 3:40 and please calm down... You are close to blowing a gasket me thinks.

 
At 8:34 AM, November 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

During their "30-yearly" set upgrade, I hope KATV bought some high-tech microphones that can actually be turned down.

That blonde toothpick chick is really loud in the mornings. Is she related to Billy Mays?

 
At 9:39 AM, November 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turn your hearing aid down then gramps!

 
At 9:33 AM, November 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't need a hearing aid if you're within 30 miles of her loud mouth.

 

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