Grant Stations Off Dish Over Retrans Fight


Dish Network subscribers won't be able watch Grant Communications' four Fox, two CW and one MNT affiliates until the two settle their dispute over retransmission fees.

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James Cieloha Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Every Dish customer should be ashamed of Grant Broadcasting for this blackout that result in the viewers from being able to watch their favorite shows with Dish. I feel that Grant Broadcasting are trying to be way too big being the Wal-Mart's, the Paramount Pictures with the movie theater chain of the 1940's, the Clive Davis's of when he was at Columbia Records in the early 1970's, the Neil Bogart's of Casablanca Records fame of the 1970′s disco era, the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s, the David Smith (one of the Smith brothers from Sinclair Broadcast Group), the Harry Pappas as part of the Pappas Telecasting Companies, the Bernard Madoff’s, the Enron’s, the Worldcom’s, the Adelphia’s, the Tyco’s, the Martha Stewart’s, and the Jill Kelley's of the 2000′s by letting broadcast greed get out of control so all of the head employees and bosses at Grant Broadcasting to be able to enjoy carefree lavishly spending to support carefree lavishly lifestyles with luxurious homes, luxurious yachts, luxurious jets, luxurious cars, join luxurious clubs, be in luxurious cruises, go to luxurious conventions, go to luxurious hotels, go to luxurious casinos to do gambling, throw luxurious parties, and have other luxurious items just to make them very happy then trying and willingness to improve the quality of all the stations they owned and control and making the viewers happy as well. I hope and I wish that Grant Broadcasting get scolded by both by the ACA and the FCC for making the viewers being forced to deal with this blackout because they could not make a deal to get the stations back to it’s customers sooner and with a fair deal with Dish. I hope and I wish that Grant Broadcasting is barred from buying and owning anymore TV stations in the future after their final decision to remove the stations from Dish. I feel that Grant Broadcasting are trying to bribe like the General Tire/RKO General of the 1960′s and 1970′s by not being very honest of not only the viewers by making them miss the shows on Dish and also on themselves. I hope and I wish that the FCC would force Grant Broadcasting to allow Dish to carry it’s stations without any interference, in the event Grant Broadcasting fails to allow Dish to carry it’s stations again, then the FCC would force Grant Broadcasting to allow Dish to import out of market stations that are very real close to the station being blacked out being affiliated with the same network, in the event Grant Broadcasting fails to allow Dish to import out of market stations that are very real close to the station being blacked out being affiliated with the same network, then the FCC would allow Dish to carry the out of market station with the same affiliation without any restrictions and also be allowed to continue to carry the out of market station that it’s digital television signal is reachable by a outdoor antenna including both it’s SD and HD feeds on the Dish satellite service system even after the dispute is over without any interference for 12 whole years to meet FCC rules and regulators. I would gladly love to see that Grant Broadcasting to surrender, give up, and forfeit control of all the stations they owned and control and then the FCC would allow all the broadcasters be allowed to purchased any of the stations Grant Broadcasting owns and control with all the broadcasters being required to make a real big concession that they would promised not to have any difficulties with all the cable and satellite operators when making deals to carry stations without any interference for 12 whole years. I feel that Grant Broadcasting are way too big being way too busy being the PSY Gangnam Style, the Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe, the Nicole Westbrook It's Thanksgiving, the Rebecca Black Friday, the Double Take Hot Problems and the Guns N Roses Axl Rose as well as trying be act like the Jerry Sandusky's as the assaulters, the Jodi Arias's, the Casey Anthony's, the Charles Manson's, the Lyle and Erik Menendez's, the O. J. Simpson's, the Scott Peterson's, and the Drew Peterson's as the greedy murderers, the Jeffrey Ireland's, the Patrick Jones's, the Chasin Renteria's, and the Lindsay Lohan's as the drunks and the drug abusers, the Rodney Dangerfield's, the John Belushi's, and the Chris Farley's as the comedians, the Gordon Gekko's, the Victoria Grayson's, the Victor Newman’s and the Jack Abbott's, the J. R. Ewing's and the Cliff Barnes's, the Charles Montgomery Burn's, the Homer and Bart Simpson’s, the Peter Griffin’s, the Garfield cat's, the Cookie Monster's, and the Miss Piggy’s, of the broadcasting industry of not coming to reach a deal with Dish to carry it’s stations to the viewers with Dish everyday. I feel that Grant Broadcasting are trying to turn into the 1919 Chicago White Sox’s baseball team and the Southern Methodist University football of the 1980′s to force Dish to accept a take it or leave it deal to carry it’s stations. I urge all of the viewers with Dish to boycott Grant Broadcasting right now for making the Dish viewers suffer from being able to watch their favorite shows. The affected TV viewers with Dish could try the DTV Green dish antenna system to pick up the affected stations that are owned and maintained by Grant Broadcasting:
TVEng Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Duh....Dish wants your money too! You must think they are a non-profit company and only the broadcasters are greedy. Get a clue.
formergm Nickname posted over 4 years ago
I'll take "paragraphs" for $1,000 Alex.
makofish Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Don't sugar coat it; tell us what you really think.
Bonefish Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Obviously, James Cieloha is an uninformed socialist rambler who knows not of what he speaks. DISH Network was voted the worst company to work for and to do business with. Grant Broadcasting is a tiny broadcast company trying to survive in shark infested waters.
Chuck Nickname posted over 4 years ago
Satellite and cable pay TV systems charge their subscribers to receive programming. They pay HBO, ESPN, etc. and should compensate local broadcast stations adequately. Why isn't Dish sending out their service for free to viewers?
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