FCC, not FAA. FAA takes care of air travel. FCC has no jurisdiction. It's like a dispute between you and Jamie Pollard. You think it's outrageous that you have to buy season tickets to get into the Iowa game, but he says that's the way it'll be. So you either pony up or you don't get in. On the other hand if he sells 31,000 season tickets and the stadium is half empty, or better yet people revolt against him reaching into your pocket with out giving you a little excitement for the trouble and no one buys he'll be out on his ***.
I know FCC has no Jurisdiction but some comments were made about only having one Broadcaster in town, so I brought up the point that why is that? Why can't there be two? And why hasn't anyone pointed out why they are free to begin with?
"If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses."
Sorry to be bumping a old thread, But I just saw in this mornings papers that Sinclair Caved to Time Warner and did not get what they wanted. And now mediacom has requested the same deal that time warner got or to agree to binding arbitration. http://us2.newsmemory.com/ee/cedarra...fault_open.php
That is a link the gazette online edition. Article is on page B2 (and yes I am pretty sure this is free to the public now. Atleast I never have to log in anymore)
Chances are Sinclair was testing the market with Mediacom since their contract was up first. I would guess that if mediacom had caved in to sinclair that Time warner would of had a hard time trying convice sinclair to take what they did.
If Sinclair does not agree to the same terms with Mediacom as they did with Time Warner, they need to be looked at for discriminatory practices.
Thing of it is, the FCC has denied Mediacom's request to have $inclair owned & operation stations returned to their lineup as well as Mediacom has struck out in federal court on this issue.
So, not only is $inclair ganging up on Mediacom, but so is the government and judical system?
Mediacom's latest attempt to get the $inclair stations back on their lineup comes acrossed to me as desparation:
First it was binding arbitration; then it was offering to pay whatever Mcleod over in Cedar Rapids agreed to pay; then it was getting Congress involved; then it was getting the Iowa Legislature involved; and now offering to pay whatever Time Warner paid without Mediacom knowing what that amount was/is.
For a station like KDSM that isn't that community oriented, for a station like KDSM that offers no severe weather coverage at all, for a station like KDSM that pipes in it's "local" newscast from the other side of state, and a station that Mediacom wanted you to boycott a month ago, Mediacom sure comes acrossed as being desperate. Are they losing more customers than what they thought over this?
Here's one customer that mediacom lost last week. Went to Dish. Picture's a lot better, more channels and one HECK of a lot cheaper then Mediacom. The only thing I miss about Mediacom is the local channel airing Cyclone games and CY-Hawk talk, but other then that, nothing.
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