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mathmatan
Newbie

Why was RT Droped?

Disappointing.

Very disappointing.

Now I'm watching online.

Beginning to question the pay cable paradigm.

Cable's main allure used to be it's deep subject-matter reach.

Now alternative channels are censored.

Limited view points leads to limited perspectives.

The best American is an informed American.

Just my opinion.

Ron, a humble American

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tns2
Super User
Super User

Russia Today?  Note that it most areas its a subchannel carried by some local station in your area.   Carriage is not a decision made by Verizon.

Obviously these days, carrying it has become very political and some such stations are dropping it.

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Sammy14221
Contributor - Level 1

It should be carried by Verizon with the news channels.

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CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

They may not offer it that way.

Some channels are only sold as OTA subchannels not national cable channels.

Think of MeTv, AntennaTV, Cozi, etc.

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Pete4808
Enthusiast - Level 1

Hi, I Agree 100 % Am so sick of these Telecoms dictating to us the american people what and what not to watch. I like RT TV and I will have to watch it on line too. They have to respect our choices or else I can take my business somewhere else.

Pete

Northeast Pa 19057

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Pete4808
Enthusiast - Level 1

And now they dont even allow you to give Kudos to anyone on this RT subject. Totally 3rd country control style. Sad.

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CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Cable providers aren't always the ones that dictate it.

The content providers have a large say in how their content is carried.

They can decide if they want it to be carried by cable companies directly or as a sub channel (why isnt ME TV carried everywhere for example. Because they have chosen to be a subchannel).

Their contracts also help regulate which packages their channel has to be carried in.

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jonjones1
Legend

I gave you a kudo actually 2 showed up. So kudos can be given.

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Sammy14221
Contributor - Level 1

I also we like to see RT added to the Verizon Fios lineup. Can't understand why the channel is not carried?

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CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

If you read on previous posts, not all channels are available to cable providers directly.

They are only carried as subchannels. So unless a local channel in your area picks it up, FIOS, and other cable systems, can't carry it.

It does appear to be able to be streamed live from their website.

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