by Duluth News Tribune
February 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Northland’s CW 2 and My9/My9 Sports Network which broadcasts local college and high school sports are scheduled to be cut from Charter Cable’s lineup March 12.
Tags: Entertainment, Hockey, TV, umd 12 Comments »
Work it out. My9 – for hockey is one of the few channels I actually watch for my charter suscription.
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That is it for Charter and me. When my contract ends on 2 months I am gone.
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Charter is making a big mistake. We will be listening to Bruce on the radio, and paying the fee on the live stream site when we can. We will be dropping Charter too.
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Hook up a local antenna, go into the settings on your TV, change setting to air, and watch for free!
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We dropped Charter years ago for satellite after wrestling with them for service and seeing rates rise continually. Best thing we’ve ever done. Direct TV has the best deal for the number of channels and cost — and how can you beat getting a DVR unit for $5.00 per month!? Now we can watch our favorite shows or sporting events commercial free by recording them, then watching them — and spin thru the myraid of stupid, time wasting commercials. We can watch a one hour show in 45 minutes, easy. A three hour game in an hour and a half. Love it — take a hike Charter.
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I just dealt with getting internet/cable and Charter was unfortunately the best deal for bundling…Why? Because there is no other legitimate internet provider in town.
Century link’s service is woefully slow and there just is no other option I’m aware of…is there!?
Internet pricing is ridiculous. Charter wants $35 a month plus taxes for 15mbps if its not bundled. Cable is even worse.
Either way, charter has a bit of a monopoly in this town and I wish it would go away. One of the worst companies, I’m practically forced to deal with…and now this.
They’ll be getting a letter from me.
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Cable companies all suck. All they care about is money not customers. For those that have Mediacom they have already experienced this. The cable company wants to leverage the content provider so they use the customer as a pawn. In the last year I have missed 10’s of Twins games and a Vikings game because Mediacom thought it would “send a message”.
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Of course the cable/satellite companies’ controlling concern is money. If you were running the company that would be your controlling concern, too. Only the public service commission can deal with the financial issue. Talk to them, and in the meantime analyze which of the various companies/programs are best for you and buy that. Let the market show your vote!
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Don’t fret people. Another station will pick up the Bulldog telecasts. This has happened before.
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Don’t get me wrong, charter (along with every other cable company I have ever dealt with) is awful. That said, lets ditch these crappy little stations and free up the bandwidth for more HD and faster internet!!
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This is a posturing act between GM Dave Jensch and Charter. Costs of everything go up every year, and the Northland’s News Center is running sappy promos about how Charter won’t pay only ‘a penny a day’ for your Bulldog Hockey. It’s much more complicated than that, and has to do with re-transmission fees, and other contractual obligations that nobody wants to hear about. But for Jencsh and NNC to paint Charter as the ‘bad guys’ is misleading, unfair and disingenuous. If the NNC pitched in a ‘penny a day’ for their side, they could also solve the problem. But NNC knows everybody hates two things in life: Mimes, and the cable company. So, it’s easy to make Charter look like the bad guys. But where are the other 3 fingers pointing?
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After all of the negative ads and this article I find it ironic that the final regular season series of the year for the UMD Hockey team is being broadcast on Charter Channel 87 Friday and Saturday. As a matter of fact Charter has carried almost as many Bulldog Games this year as My 9 and has done so every year for the past 4 years. They carry the MN State Mankato away series, the MN Gophers away series, the St Cloud State away series, The Badger series, the Sioux series (digital tier) the WCHA Final 5 and the NCAA Division 1 Western Regional, Midwest Regional and the National Semis and National Championship. Add to that almost the entire MN Gopher season, the Fighting Sioux and all of the CCHA games and I would say they carry enough college hockey. The only games My 9 carries are the local UMD games…If you really want to see the game you can buy a ticket and support the team that way, listen to the radio, webcasts ect. The NNC does not have the contract signed for UMD hockey going forward. 2012 is the final year. The quality of their broadcasts are a major sticking point. A low quality representation of the University when compared to other marquee teams (Gopher, Badgers, Michigan). Live sports costs money to produce…NNC tries to spend as little as possible on their broadcasts and it shows. The new conference alignments and contracts with other networks will dictate a different required level of presentation. NNC is not a long term player in that arena. Someone else will need to step up. NNC does not have the resources finacially of physically to compete. It is too expensive.
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