NEW CHANNELS COMING TO A FIOS TV NEAR YOU!!!!
Techman28
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Message Edited by Techman28 on 12-05-2008 01:40 PM
Message Edited by Techman28 on 12-05-2008 02:29 PM
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snuka12000
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We just got Fios and to my surprise Fios doesn't have one of my favorite channels, MSNBC.

Why doesn't Fios have MSNBC?  MSNBC should be added to the channel line-up.

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zooky
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@snuka12000 wrote:

We just got Fios and to my surprise Fios doesn't have one of my favorite channels, MSNBC.

Why doesn't Fios have MSNBC?  MSNBC should be added to the channel line-up.


This must be on a Regional basis because I pretty much stay glued to it.  I'm in the Seattle area.  otoh - mayhaps I'm watching an MSBC wannabe?

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nascar
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Assuming you are in a Cablevision area you cannot get it since there is a some deal between MSNBC and Cablevision.  I am in a Comcast area so I have it.  I can not get an answer as to when Verizon will be able to carry MSNBC in Cablevision areas.

If you are not in a Cablevision area then dunno.


@snuka12000 wrote:

We just got Fios and to my surprise Fios doesn't have one of my favorite channels, MSNBC.

Why doesn't Fios have MSNBC?  MSNBC should be added to the channel line-up.


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snuka12000
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Well, I think that I am in a Cablevision Area.  That sucks!
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lite
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I live in, a Cablevision area (came from Cablevision) . I was also a Dish Network customer. Dish had MSNBC, Fios does not, SOMEONE is lying.

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nascar
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I don't think someone is lying.  There is a distinction between terrestrial transmission of content and content that is sent to a bird.

It isn't easy to find it all out but the FCC is a good place to start.


@lite wrote:

I live in, a Cablevision area (came from Cablevision) . I was also a Dish Network customer. Dish had MSNBC, Fios does not, SOMEONE is lying.


TimSykes
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@nascar wrote:

I don't think someone is lying.  There is a distinction between terrestrial transmission of content and content that is sent to a bird.

It isn't easy to find it all out but the FCC is a good place to start.


@lite wrote:

I live in, a Cablevision area (came from Cablevision) . I was also a Dish Network customer. Dish had MSNBC, Fios does not, SOMEONE is lying.



I agree am sure it has to do with the way the signal is sent to the TV, one is ground wired, the other is satellite.

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MarvKirsch
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Bottom line:  If you live in a Cablevision served area (as I do) you will not be able to receive MSNBC on FIOS until the exclusive distribution contract (That Cablevision denies exists, {please keep your posts courteous}) ends, and no one seems to know when that will be.  Be advised that there is always the possibility that the exlusive distribtion contract could be extended, although I don't know why MSNBC would do that ($$$$$ talks Smiley Happy)
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MarvKirsch
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Techman:  I'm on Long Island, NY, with compitition from Cablevision.  I have triple play with HBO & Movies, very happy with FIOS for over 2 years.  There is one issue that everyone seems to be dancing around, and that is MSNBC in areas that Cablevision serves.  I even went as far as complain to the FCC about Cablevision.  To my surprise, Cablevision called me.....AND LIED TO MY FACE!!!  I asked: "When will your exclusive contract with MSNBC expire?" to which I was told: "We have no exclusive contract, Verizon is holding back".  While I tried just to get an answer, I felt as if I was going against city hall.  I finally just gave up.  I hopeful that once the exclusive MSNBC distribution contract ends (and I'm sure there is one), FIOS will be in a position to start broadcasting.  Heck, MSNBC is in almost all other territories.  I know that FIOS is in court with Cablevision for the rights to broadcast MSG-HD.  Considering how bad the Knicks are, this is no great loss.  So after this long winded babble....Do you have any idea as to when the Cablevision-MSNBC exclusive contract may be ending??
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JamesParks
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Techman,

I am in Henrico VA and PPV HD 1001 shows up on the guide, but always says "Off Air" what is that all about? Did this area not get the PPV HD yet?

Asking because the schedule looks like it shoulda already be deployed here and like I said, it does show up in the guide but with no information.

Thank you.

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matcarl
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It always says OFF AIR because there is very rarely anything on it. Maybe a wrestling match or boxing once every two weeks.
Message Edited by matcarl on 12-18-2008 09:24 PM
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JamesParks
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matcarl,

I would at least think something would display on HD PPV, some kind of information other then "Off-Air". But like you said, maybe that's normal? 

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JamesParks
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Well, as matcarl said, and FIOS Tech support also informed me today, that you will see "Off Air" / No programming Info unless there is a HD PPV sponsored event. So just because it's on PPV does not mean it's in HD PPV. That I did not fully understand, now i do :smileyhappy:
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Techman28
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it is possible that they aren't broadcasting but I can look at that first thing in the morning.
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JamesParks
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Techman, that would be great, I really appreciate the feedback!

Thank you. 

Message Edited by JamesParks on 12-18-2008 06:59 PM
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Techman28
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UPDATE guys MLB Extra Innings / NHL Center Ice HD have been postponed. There is no ETA only for those channels. I apologize but we'll get them for you soon.
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matcarl
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Techman: what are you talking about? Center Ice HD is on channel 1474 and has been available for several weeks. I think people were asking about NBA League Pass maybe?
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TheSanchez
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This was only for certain areas getting the new content push last night. 

TS

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jake5975
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Sanchez (or Techman),

 

I'm VHO14 - Harrisburg, PA.  The NHL Network SD and HD (87 and 587) were released to my market today.  However, both channels come up unavailable immediately, and then after a couple of seconds say you are not subscribed to this channel.  I have the HD extreme package, so these should be working.  Also, same thing with the NHL Center Ice HD channel that was just released, channel 1474.  And I subscribe to Center Ice.

 

I unplugged the box to reset it, but that didn't work.

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TheSanchez
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According to the information I have recieved VHO 7, 13, 14 and 15 did not recieve these channels.  We have not heard why nor have i recieved any other information as to when they will be launched in those areas.  They will be programmed into the guide but there is no access to them for anyone in these areas just yet.

TS

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