Request for new channel

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Request for new channel

DISH has just added BlazeTV to their 250 tier. I would like to see AT&T add it to their 200 or 300 tier selections. We need added diversity of political opinion and news from which to choose.

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Scholar

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BSWilson74 writes, "You believe Current TV added value?  That is fine to think, and I think all views should be broadcast, but has there been any attempts to make an agreement with TheBlaze?"

 

I don't believe we can know. This is my answer for which I would apply to negotiations in general. Not just from AT&T U-verse, it is a standard practice with providers for cable television programming.

 

Part of the reason for this is because of agreements not getting reached. If, say, AT&T U-verse were to inform subscribers it was pursuing this or that programmer, with the intent to add and carry a programmer in its lineup, and the deal then fell through … that would upset subscribers. So, AT&T U-verse (and other companies) have concluded that it is best not to involve subscribers in this area of the business.

Message 76 of 92 (1,693 Views)

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Keep in mind that's 300,000 PAID subscribers.  That means just the people that subscribe to his internet service.  That doesn't count the massive radio syndication, or DISH network.  Your .1% figure is ridiculously inaccurate.  I don't have a clue what the radio or DISH syndication brings in per month, but that's well over $3 Million/month just from internet subscriptions.  I sure wouldn't scoff at that kind of income, or listener base.  He beat the pants off of the other "news" networks COMBINED for his time slot on Fox.

 

So, while it's obvious you don't care for the program or host  (you probably never watch it, so you wouldn't even know).  Your attempt at figures was a failure -- there REALLY is a tremendous audience that would enjoy their cable providers picking up that channel.  This leads to more customer satisfaction, new customers, and greater retention.  More diversity is generally a good thing in programming choices.

Message 77 of 92 (1,665 Views)

Re: The Blaze TV instead of CNN or Headline News

That's a bit narrow. Make your request at: http://uversechannels.att.com/

But don't ask to take programming away that many others enjoy. Golden rule....
Message 78 of 92 (1,666 Views)

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We have waited a year for AT&T to add The Blaze Network.  I see that they have added a new 'news' channel called 'Fusion', didn't see any one asking for that.  So how about adding The Blaze Network?  How about, after a year of 1000's of ask, just letting us customers know what you are going to do? 

 

thanks

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ACE - Master

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The Blaze is exclusively on Dish.  You can thank Glenn Beck for that.

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Message 80 of 92 (1,440 Views)

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That is incorrect.  It was ORIGINALLY a Dish exclusive, but now other cable providers are also carrying it.  We're waiting for AT&T to do so as well.

Message 81 of 92 (1,435 Views)

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It's a shame that it was even considered.  Al Jazeera, .....

 

Shame on AT&T for even attempting to negotiate with them.

 

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Message 82 of 92 (1,434 Views)

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This is not 'A Solution'.  Solution means something has been reSolved.  This is a pound your head on the concrete till it hurts idea.  AT&T has to say Yes or No to The Blaze Network in order to have reSolution.  Please add THE BLAZE network!!!

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ACE - Professor

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No one is forcing anyone to watch any channel. If you don't like a channel, you can block it real easy. :smiley happy: I, for one, wish they would add Al Jazeera so people would see that it is a channel dedicated to actual news and not the political agenda that other channels like Fox and NBC have.
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ACE - Master

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St0rmagedd0n wrote:

That is incorrect.  It was ORIGINALLY a Dish exclusive, but now other cable providers are also carrying it.  We're waiting for AT&T to do so as well.


From GBs website:

 

TheBlaze will join Blue Ridge Communications, a top 25 cable operator, this April! After a tremendous start on DISH Network, the TheBlaze has also entered into agreements with BEK Communications, Sweetwater Cable Television and Atwood Cable.

 

ETA:  RCN, MCTV and Sky Angel’s FAVE TV

 

Local cable providers?  No national cable providers (Time Warner, Comcast or Verizon)?

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Message 85 of 92 (1,406 Views)

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I don't know, and it really doesn't matter what size the cable networks in question are.  The point is that the "answer" of exclusivity clearly is incorrect and does not apply.  I believe that WAS the case at one time, but it clearly is not anymore.

 

Message 86 of 92 (1,388 Views)

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My comment made more sense, and would have evoked a different response had it not been edited by a moderator citing "topics of a legal, political or religious nature", even though my post was neither political, nor religious.  

 

I'm not sure how the forum can operate at all if topics of a legal nature are prohibited.  Sorry, I'm gonna stick to the non-illegal stuff....

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Employee

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THANK YOU for finally making that point.  I don't know how many times I've seen someone posting that it's exclusively on Dish.  That hasn't even been true for a while now...The Blaze is on a number of other providers' packages now.  Hopefully AT&T U-Verse will add it as well.

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Message 88 of 92 (1,185 Views)

Re: The Blaze TV instead of CNN or Headline News

WellI dont understasnd why people watch CNN or MSNBC. Its called freedom of choice.  

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: The Blaze TV instead of CNN or Headline News


Jackonline226 wrote:

Americangame you must be an Obama voter.  


I'm not sure what he said that would lead you to that conclusion.  He may be, I just don't know, and don't get that from anything he posted in this thread.

 

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