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stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
johnnnnn1
Newbie

jsut stop this  i am so disappointed in verizon for dropping this local coverage and the super bowl coverage

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
EFFeX
Enthusiast

Yeah, I agree. WPRI is an important local channel. This would be unacceptable.

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
bobbo527
Specialist

@johnnnnn wrote:

jsut stop this  i am so disappointed in verizon for dropping this local coverage and the super bowl coverage


Hope you are complaining to WPRI as well. You do realize it is a two way street. Smiley Wink

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
notabubba1
Newbie

Don't be fooled by the propaganda. It's LIN Media, the parent of WPRI-TV (CBS 12) and WNAC-TV (FOX 64) that's pushing this issue. They've done it with both COX and DirecTV in previous carry renewal cycles.  LIN wants to blackmail the carriers into paying to carry the ridiculous sub-channels which are filled with infomercials and syndicated programming that's on dozens of other low-tier cable and broadcast channels.  Surprise, surprise - the last two times LIN played this game in the Providence market was when the Superbowl was on FOX and CBS respectively!  Screw them and their draconian tactics.  If I have to go over-the-air this time, hey, the BOSTON stations - CBS-4 and Fox-25 - cover almost all of RI with no drop-out whatsoever.  {word filter avoidance} LIN Media -they screw up FIOS access during the NFL Playoff season and  I'll NEVER watch their Providence markets again.  CBS and FOX on-demand plus Boston OTA, babay! 

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
Replete
Contributor

I won't take sides, but I do find it ridiculous that wpri runs constant commercials blaming Verizon for the crisis, and immediately people come running here to complain. 

Use your brains, people! It takes both sides to cooperate to get a deal done, the burden is not just on Verizon to give in. 

Don't come ranting just based on what a television station tells you. 

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
Replete
Contributor

An agreement has been reached. 

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
Replete
Contributor

You can watch it on the Paramount+ app, at least for now. Problem is it needs to verify your location and on some of my devices it doesn't seem to give that option so it shows a generic cbs channel.

Many streaming apps make you login and verify which cable company channels you actually get, but this one does not seem to work like that.

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Re: stop verizon from canceling WPRI and the super bowl coverage
LawrenceC
Community Manager
Community Manager

As this thread is now over two years old, it will be locked in order to keep discussions current. If you have the same or a similar question/issue we invite you to start a new thread on the topic.

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