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Old 10-28-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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[img=left:2803e18f36]http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=792[/img:2803e18f36]Yesterday, we reported as Fox New Channel was off the air. The lastest news about FNC and SIRIUS points back to an admin error in the programming regarding Alan Colmes' show being replaced by Stephanie Miller two days in a row. I find it interesting that FNC pulled the audio feed from SIRIUS and SIRIUS scrambled for an hour to finally get the audio from a TV put in it's place. Then, an hour after that, things were back to normal... or are they? My belief is that FNC was not happy with SIRIUS already because SIRIUS didn't jump on the Fox New Talk channel that XM will start in January. Then they have an error that causes Alan's show to not air. I don't blame FNC for pulling their feed.

Personally, I would be upset if SIRIUS didn't renegotiate the contact past December 31, 2005. There would be a void in the TV news carriage by SIRIUS if they didn't keep Fox News Channel in the line-up.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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Yeah, I think you have to have Fox News available. I don't think Fox News Talk Radio (the talk station XM will have) is as necessary, though, since you already have Sirius Patriot. But if you lose Fox News, there is a huge void in news stations. I think it is absolutely essential that you keep CNN, Fox News, and ESPN--those are the major news/sports stations that people rely upon.

ESPN News, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CNN Headline News, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio---all would be nice to have, but not as essential as the CNN/Fox News Channel/ESPN triad. Sirius would be making a huge error to lose this channel.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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What about MSNBC? Do they have some kind of exclusive deal with XM? It'd be nice to have all three, but you have to worry about losing one first.

I also don't understand what the problem with adding Fox News Radio is.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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We need Fox News just as much as we need CNN. For those of us in the middle, it's great to hear both sides of the issues.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:21 PM   #5
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Fox News Radio is a duplication of things already on Sirius: Alan Colmes (Sirius Left), Tony Snow (Sirius Right), John Gibson (Fox News), and Fox's prime time programming. The only reason for Sirius to carry it is if Fox doesn't allow its hosts to synidate their content (i.e., Tony Snow), or if Fox no longer offers the audio feed of the cable channel.
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I don't listen to Fox News on sirius much, but all I know, I hope it doesn't leave!
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Found this:

Sirius spars with Fox News

By Paul Bond 6 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a carriage dispute worthy of the cable television industry, the Fox News Channel yanked its programing off Sirius Satellite Radio for two hours Thursday, forcing Sirius to pull the feed from a TV set in order to keep the content flowing, insiders said.

The quarrel began Tuesday night when the Alan Colmes radio show didn't stream on Sirius during its normal 10 p.m.-1 a.m. time slot in favor of Stephanie Miller's show. Miller, like Colmes, is a liberal talker with a radio show that's nationally syndicated over terrestrial radio and also carried on Sirius.

Sirius, though, is under contract to carry Colmes' radio show, as well as Tony Snow's radio program, and also has rights to the audio feed of television's Fox News Channel.

Insiders said that Sirius first blamed an administrative error for the foul-up, though the next night Miller again was featured in Colmes' spot on Sirius. That's when Fox executives decided it would stop feeding Sirius the Fox News Channel.

"They sort of, unceremoniously and in apparent violation of the contract, took Alan Colmes off," said Fox News Radio senior vp Kevin Magee. "We figured, if they weren't going to honor the contract, neither were we."

Sirius listeners who were deprived of the Fox News Channel for about an hour Thursday morning were instead treated to a steady stream of advertisements for Fox News TV shows, including, of course, "Hannity & Colmes."

"It's nothing against Stephanie," Magee said, "but that's Alan's time slot."

Although Fox News Radio distributes Colmes' show, Miller's show is produced and distributed by Democracy Radio and Jones Radio Networks.

Miller, who also starred on such TV shows as the new "I've Got a Secret" and "Equal Time," said her radio show is in 40 markets, compared with 70 for Colmes. She also said Fox and Sirius have their legal teams looking into their dispute.

"Fox went nuts," she said. "While they resolve this, I'm back to my regular time slot."

Sirius declined to comment for this story.

When Fox News was back up at Sirius, it was via a makeshift feed that Sirius borrowed from a cable television connection, insiders said. An hour after that, Fox News and Sirius settled their differences, for now, and the feed was officially back up.

Magee said that the deal with Sirius involving both the Fox News television and radio programing ends at the end of they year, unless successfully renegotiated.

Meanwhile, Sirius rival XM Satellite Radio did a deal earlier this month for creating a Fox News Radio Channel next year. The channel will feature the radio shows of Colmes, Snow, Bill O'Reilly and John Gibson, whose radio career with Fox begins shortly, coupled with repeats of Fox News TV shows. Under the terms of the multiyear deal, XM will continue to carry live feeds of Fox News TV on a separate channel.

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How about we replace "Right" with FOX Talk and then move the non FOX content over to Patriot?
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I too would be very disapointed if Foxnews pulled its programming from Sirius Satelite Radio because I refuse to listen to the Communist News Network or the other Alphabet broadcasters.

Sirius and Fox have to get to work and try to come to an agreement beneficial to each of them and their listeners.
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:05 PM   #10
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Wouldn't be sad to see it go. One less channel to block out of the reciever
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Let see better ratings that CNN, CNBC and MSNBC combined, we can afford to loose it
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Let see better ratings that CNN, CNBC and MSNBC combined, we can afford to loose it
What have the Nielsens ever taught us, except that Americans flock to crappy TV?
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but but but....Fox news isn't real news, silly! lol
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Doesnt matter what it is, people like it- and this is a democracy- a land of CHOICE!! You make a whole lot of sense(NOT) when you want to get rid of choices and views. There are some I dont like,but I think the more the better. I am glad some of you arent programming.
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Doesnt matter what it is, people like it- and this is a democracy- a land of CHOICE!! You make a whole lot of sense(NOT) when you want to get rid of choices and views. There are some I dont like,but I think the more the better. I am glad some of you arent programming.
I'll Second that.

Why do the libs always want to sensor everything they disagree with while coming off as the tolerant open minded crowd?
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