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Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:56 PM

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No Al Jazeera

Please do not carry Al Jazeera.  We already have plenty of, so called, news channels that are nothing more than propogandists that sell advertising time.  That last thing the American television landscape needs is to be inundated with the propoganda of Islamic extremists.

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Roland11

Teacher

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6 Messages

7 years ago

Why did ATT wait till the last minute to drop Al Jazerra was it the pressure from the other cable networkd or was it the something political ? I am very disappointed and intend to drop ATT after 25 yrs I am starting a campaign of all the people I know to also drop ATT at they cannot and will not dictate what I can view. The views about most about the Aljazerra is hateful , childish and comes from a place where they are ill informed and brain washed by the local cable stations.

AT & T should be ashmaned of itself that they are not caring for their customers- "We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business" is the biggest bunch of crap in media history and contract disputes had to wait till the day the Al Jazeera launced - do you expect us to believe that?

 

Master

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7 years ago


@Roland11 wrote:

Why did ATT wait till the last minute to drop Al Jazerra was it the pressure from the other cable networkd or was it the something political ? I am very disappointed and intend to drop ATT after 25 yrs I am starting a campaign of all the people I know to also drop ATT at they cannot and will not dictate what I can view. The views about most about the Aljazerra is hateful , childish and comes from a place where they are ill informed and brain washed by the local cable stations.

AT & T should be ashmaned of itself that they are not caring for their customers- "We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believe provided value for our customers and our business" is the biggest bunch of crap in media history and contract disputes had to wait till the day the Al Jazeera launced - do you expect us to believe that?

 


you go right ahead and start that campaign. You might get 1 or two people to drop AT&T with you. I wish you well on your new cable provider.

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Teacher

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7 Messages

7 years ago

Hey Roland, (sorry for the late response) Comcast IS currently carrying AJA if you are interested.  I too am thinking of dropping these ****.  I wanted to get real news not spoon-fed drivel.

 

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hex731

Scholar

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275 Messages

7 years ago

Real news. Thank you for the laugh.

dwinth

ACE - Professor

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7 years ago

It has now been around four months since Current TV became Al Jazeera America. Since AT&T decided not to carry Al Jazeera America, does anyone have any information from friends with other providers or just reading boards from other providers how popular this channel actually is after four months.

 

I wonder if, after all of the controversy on this board,  Al Jazeera America is another non-entity just like it's predecessor, Current TV.

 

I would not be surprised at all that very few if any U-Verse subscribers actually left because of the non-inclusion of Al Jazeera America to the U-Verse lineup. If anyone threatens to leave now after I just opened up an old wound from four months ago, I would have to say that they are probably not even U-Verse subscribers. We have not had any great amount of posts concering Al Jazeera America, other than a few scattered in October and November, since early September.

 


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dhascall

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7 years ago

I think the bigger issue beyond how many folks left U-Verse is how much damage this has done.  It may be a cumulative deal.  i.e. How many folks did AT&T make irate or how many folks are scratching their head at this decision or how many said "really, REALLY?"  etc.  The perceived (at least to me) upshot is that their decision is "we don't care much" how the consumer feels - but that's just me, lol.  Add this to Hallmark and if some other "really?" moments happen or the service starts having issues - it all adds up.

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dwinth

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7 years ago


@dhascall wrote:

I think the bigger issue beyond how many folks left U-Verse is how much damage this has done.  It may be a cumulative deal.  i.e. How many folks did AT&T make irate or how many folks are scratching their head at this decision or how many said "really, REALLY?"  etc.  The perceived (at least to me) upshot is that their decision is "we don't care much" how the consumer feels - but that's just me, lol.  Add this to Hallmark and if some other "really?" moments happen or the service starts having issues - it all adds up.


My opinion is that the Al Jazeera America decision did not do much damage at all. Other than my post today, there has not been any posting about it since early September, other than a few here and there. I would not compare the Al Jazeera situation to the Hallmark situation. There has been constant posting about Hallmark since the day it was announced three and a half years ago that U-Verse may no longer carry that channel.

 

The bottom line is that I feel the great majority of U-Verse subscribers do not give a darn that Al Jazeera is not part of the U-Verse lineup. Damage to U-Verse in general with Al Jazeera America not being included? My opinion is the affect is very minimal.

 


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dhascall

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7 years ago

It may not be the end all to everyone but even some ACE's who are pro-AT&T to the core, spoke out on this one.  All I'm just saying is feelings add up - it may take 20 years for AT&T to do enough wrong but if one loved Hallmark, AJA and could not live without TVG, that might be enough. Smiley Tongue

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JefferMC

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7 years ago

Spoke out in favor of Al Jazeera?   I must have slept through that.

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dwinth

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7 years ago


@dhascall wrote:

It may not be the end all to everyone but even some ACE's who are pro-AT&T to the core, spoke out on this one.  All I'm just saying is feelings add up - it may take 20 years for AT&T to do enough wrong but if one loved Hallmark, AJA and could not live without TVG, that might be enough. Smiley Tongue


I would like to have Al Jazeera America as part of the U-Verse lineup as well as bringing back the Hallmark channels and TVG. The more channels the better, and the more HD channels, even better.

 

I may not necessarily watch the channels I cited. In fact, I could care less about those channels, but I would still like to have them included in U-Verse.  I just do not like seeing any channel eliminated or not initially included for whatever reason.

 

What I do not like are these one post one and done wonders making their threats to leave U-Verse, some in all capital letters, who do not understand that AT&T is a business just like any other business who has to make decisions that will not always make their customers happy.


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dhascall

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7 years ago

Yup OPW's can be an issue.  BUT we all came to this board with no posts - maybe with an issue, to learn something and so on.  It's up to them to stay and be productive (and up to us to make 'em feel welcome).  Some are just going to be OPW, sadly.

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dhascall

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@JefferMC wrote:

Spoke out in favor of Al Jazeera?   I must have slept through that.


I PM'd you.

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dwinth

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@dhascall wrote:

Yup OPW's can be an issue.  BUT we all came to this board with no posts - maybe with an issue, to learn something and so on.  It's up to them to stay and be productive (and up to us to make 'em feel welcome).  Some are just going to be OPW, sadly.


It is very difficult to make a new poster welcome, when he comes on here with an agenda posting in all capital letters, and threatening to quit U-Verse after he makes his unreasonable demands.

 


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MicCheck

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7 years ago


@dwinth wrote:

It has now been around four months since Current TV became Al Jazeera America. Since AT&T decided not to carry Al Jazeera America, does anyone have any information from friends with other providers or just reading boards from other providers how popular this channel actually is after four months.

 

I wonder if, after all of the controversy on this board,  Al Jazeera America is another non-entity just like it's predecessor, Current TV.

 

I would not be surprised at all that very few if any U-Verse subscribers actually left because of the non-inclusion of Al Jazeera America to the U-Verse lineup. If anyone threatens to leave now after I just opened up an old wound from four months ago, I would have to say that they are probably not even U-Verse subscribers. We have not had any great amount of posts concering Al Jazeera America, other than a few scattered in October and November, since early September.

 


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Even more of a non-entity it seems:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/al-jazeera-america-ratings_n_4297591.html

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dhascall

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Please send a Private Message to Alex. He is one of the Community Managers on this forum.





@MicCheck wrote:

@dwinth wrote:

It has now been around four months since Current TV became Al Jazeera America. Since AT&T decided not to carry Al Jazeera America, does anyone have any information from friends with other providers or just reading boards from other providers how popular this channel actually is after four months.

 

I wonder if, after all of the controversy on this board,  Al Jazeera America is another non-entity just like it's predecessor, Current TV.

 

I would not be surprised at all that very few if any U-Verse subscribers actually left because of the non-inclusion of Al Jazeera America to the U-Verse lineup. If anyone threatens to leave now after I just opened up an old wound from four months ago, I would have to say that they are probably not even U-Verse subscribers. We have not had any great amount of posts concering Al Jazeera America, other than a few scattered in October and November, since early September.

 


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Even more of a non-entity it seems:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/al-jazeera-america-ratings_n_4297591.html


It doesn't matter how low of rating it is, I the end user should be deciding what I watch.  I understand if they could not reach a deal but my bigger fear is that AJA not being available is an ideological decision and not a contractual one.  Bear in mind that it's okay to have the foreign owned Bein but not AJA. Smiley Indifferent

 

dwinth: Most of the posters that come here do not have an agenda other than letting us know that they want TVG, Hallmark, AJA, hate the 8 hour screensaver and so on.  I gar-un-darn-tee you if someone comes here witrh a suggestion, ask about a channel and so on, there are the same three or so fellow ACEs who are pre-programmed to shoot them down.  Not too welcoming.  Most of these posters are not "cable company:" plants but some are quite nutty.  The main thing is, if folks are shot down, it just turns into an Ace Club.  Smiley Very Happy  We may not always agree but lets all go get a drink, lol.

 

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