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KITV blacked out on Oceanic

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:29 p.m. HST, Jul 10, 2012

KITV remained blacked out for Oceanic Time Warner Cable customers in Hawaii tonight, with no signs that the ABC affiliate's programming will return any time soon.

The station and about a dozen mainland sister-stations, owned by New York-based Hearst Television Inc., were blacked out on the cable system overnight due to a contract dispute with New York-based Time Warner Cable Inc.

"Time Warner Cable has terminated negotiations with our company for continued carriage of KITV," said Andrew Jackson, KITV president and general manager.

The station's broadcast continues over the air and via satellite services DirecTV and DISH Network.

KITV's local newscasts are streamed live online, Jackson said, bringing up the irony that many people will be seeing the station's programming via Oceanic Time Warner Cable's Internet service.

"That's the difference between data networks and video programming services," Jackson said.

A notice on KITV's website says that the station's carriage agreement with Time Warner expired at midnight and encourages viewers to get KITV's over-the-air signal or use DIRECTV, the DISH network or Hawaiian Telcom to get KITV's programming.

Oceanic Cable's notice says: "Hearst Television chose to black out their signals from Time Warner Cable customers rather than continue negotiations."

Time Warner Cable discourages customers from switching to satellite services, noting that similar contract disputes also can result in blackouts on those systems.

Time Warner Cable said Hearst wanted a "nearly 300 percent increase" and said their demand is "way out of line. That kind of outrageous increase is unfair to our customers and unsustainable for our business."

KITV said that "notwithstanding our best efforts to reach a new carriage agreement, we were unable to do so. As a result, unless there is a change in Time Warner's position, carriage of KITV will no longer be available to you on Time Warner systems."

Jackson and other Hearst officials say the 300 percent increase cited by TWC is "incorrect."

Hearst apologized for "this inconvenience" and thanked viewers for their support.

Hearst owns 29 television stations, including KITV. The dispute involves stations in markets where the group's over-the-air signals are carried by Time Warner cable networks.

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Nesmith wrote:
Mmmmmmm something don't seem right here." Hearst wanted a nearly 300 percent increase." Shouldn't it read "Time Warner wanted a nearly 300 percent increase."
on July 10,2012 | 04:45AM
RandyC73 wrote:
you could be right!
on July 10,2012 | 04:59AM
jusmetwocents wrote:
I switched to Hawaiian Telcom for my cable provider... Cheaper monthly bill. Only downside... No OC-16 but it's still a better value!
on July 10,2012 | 01:39PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
I am thinking about switching to Hawtel's TV service, but my concern is the internet speed. How is their internet speed?
on July 10,2012 | 02:14PM
islandmom wrote:
We switched to hawtel as the husband wanted to try the tv service. The tv is fine, but the customer service is as bad as they were a few years ago when they had those problems. Took us forever to get the service installed, had problems with the bill, home phone service has been spotty. Only good thing is that now we have kitv, I guess!
on July 10,2012 | 06:24PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
No. Star-Advertiser got it right. We pay a cable company only because the cable company has content to deliver to us. If the programs on a TV station are interesting to lots of people, then people will pay the cable company for bringing the station into our homes. So if it's a big station with lots of viewers then the cable company must pay the TV station for the content which the station provides. Sometimes small stations have to pay the cable company to get the cable company to carry them. The FCC used to have a rule that cable companies "must carry" small stations. I'm not sure how that works nowadays.
on July 10,2012 | 05:52AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Interesting Ken. Thanks for the information.
on July 10,2012 | 06:24AM
dlum003 wrote:
Hearst is a notoriously obstinate entity to negotiate with. What the public is not aware of are all the slanted deals TW and other carriers have given in to to appease their customers. I worked for an ABC affiliate in the midwest and a cable company in Texas so I know what goes on with those greedy Hearst negotiators, they're impossible to reason with. All the chicken littles posting here (except Ken Conklin) know NOTHING about the the cost of cable infrastructure and programming fees so they suffer from projectile verbal diarrhea. Go ahead and run off to HawTel, and we'll see you back here b*tching and moaning about their service in a few years. You're all so laughable, with your infantile senses of entiltlement. Maybe the company you work for can give their goods and services away at no profit? Then you'd be out of a job. Oceanic ain't perfect, but who is?
on July 10,2012 | 12:44PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Wish I was as perfect as you then I'd be really proud.
on July 10,2012 | 01:17PM
username_required wrote:
Let me know when KITV comes out on Netflix, so I can watch on my ipad.
on July 10,2012 | 01:30PM
allie wrote:
dlum works for Oceanic! Transparent company troll
on July 10,2012 | 01:38PM
dlum003 wrote:
Ha! i wish! Then I'd get free cable
on July 11,2012 | 09:00AM
Senior_Researcher wrote:
Unless you're kidding (I don't see a smiley face), the problem IS that Hearst wants a 300% increase. Cable companies buy a program stream that they resell to their cable subscribers. So when contracts end and the program suppliers wants to sell their programming for more $ under a renewed contract than the cable company wants to pay (or thinks they can get from their subscribers), you get an impasse like this. It happened a couple years ago with one of the non-broadcast channels.
on July 10,2012 | 07:15PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Anyone else besides me getting a lot of signal dropout and picture freezing on Oceanic Digital lately (for the last three months)?
on July 10,2012 | 11:39PM
Oahuan wrote:
Haha Time Warner is no longer the only cable provider in town. Thank god I switched over to Hawaiian Telcom.
on July 10,2012 | 05:30AM
allie wrote:
I like the weather guy on KITV news and Paula Akana is very professional. She is no-nonsense and I like that. Bring them back!
on July 10,2012 | 06:43AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
I never watched KITV for the longest time so it is no loss at all. Just replace the spot with something else. Watch the ABC affiliate go out of business as their sponsors won't get their advertisements aired so potential buyers see them. Hearst and Disney have become so money grubbing that they will notice people shunning their products such as magazines or as with Disney their hotels and theme parks. They are showing their true colors and are no better than the Unions they cast disparaging remarks upon.
on July 10,2012 | 09:18AM
PCWarrior wrote:
Yup ever since KITV traded Kathy Muneno for Justin "Giant Head" Fujikawa I never watched them no more.
on July 10,2012 | 09:38AM
false wrote:
Get a new sports commentator team at KITV and it's rating will go up!
on July 10,2012 | 12:21PM
kapoleidude1 wrote:
Lol! I got no problems with direct tv..make the switch ...tw seems to have prOblems with other networks too
on July 10,2012 | 05:41AM
allie wrote:
Oceanic is far too expensive for bad service.
on July 10,2012 | 06:45AM
kapoleidude1 wrote:
yup...i made the switch after breaking down my bill and getting over charged, they have poor service, less channels and cost more. now that there are alternatives, people should look at their options and choose a service that makes sense and not ripping them off
on July 10,2012 | 06:59AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
The only difference basically between the satellite providers and Oceanic is the OC-16 content, that is to say, the UH sports, and i guess some of the others like Olelo. So if u can live without ABC, continue with Oceanic. If u want to explore, go explore. Me, I am just a butterfly, as I live only two months after I emerge from my cocoon.
on July 10,2012 | 08:50AM
PCWarrior wrote:
TMI butterfly...
on July 10,2012 | 09:39AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I hope there is a refund for not allowing us to watch KITV.
on July 10,2012 | 08:47AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Who watches KITV anyway?
on July 10,2012 | 10:34AM
nuuanusam wrote:
Wait til the football season starts...
on July 10,2012 | 10:44AM
agile wrote:
Thank you, HonoluluHawaii. Very, very smart of you to suggest that. We need to look at our contracts, and if KITV is included in program selection, which I'm certain it is, we should all be DEMANDING REFUNDS.
on July 10,2012 | 11:30AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
So very true. Not only bad service, not dependable! The only way anyone can truely get a 911 call in a real emergency is not by wireless or cable but, landline (HAWTELCOM). So sad but true and only if you have the analog type phones not the more technological electrical powered ones. Seems like when those who were brought up in the 'old days' had something that worked and wasn't broke. Ever see stores with cashiers that can use the registers when there is a power outage? Omly those with a battery powered calculator or enough brains to figure out how mush 2 plus 2 equals four are operating.
on July 10,2012 | 09:26AM
bender wrote:
I recently went through my analog channels and see that Oceanic has deleted quite a few, perhaps 5. But they have automatic increases every year on an anniversary date, justified by trying to pay for the stuff they carry. Seems like they are carrying less in the analog package but charging more. I assume it has to do with trying to coerce people over to their digital service. And although digital service is only slightly more, they make up for it by renting you a table top box for each TV. For my house, that would be the cost for 3 boxes and that makes their digital package less attractive. I just wish HawaiiantelCom would reveal if they're coming to my neighborhood or not. If I knew for sure, i'd hang on with Oceanic a bit longer but otherwise I have to consider one of the satellite providers.
on July 10,2012 | 05:46AM
PCWarrior wrote:
I noticed that too. Dropping lots of channels - but not the bill.
on July 10,2012 | 09:40AM
roughandtough wrote:
Hope negotiations are settled soon !
on July 10,2012 | 06:09AM
MrRealistic wrote:
Typical Time Warner thinking they can get everything for free. They are making millions every month and expect to pay peanuts for networks to provide programming in which costs them millions to produce. Granted they have sponsors paying for production costs, but TW can't think they are the only provider to get them on the air. The owners of KGMB had he same negotiations a few years ago, but came to a settlement. All i can say is - Arrogance.
on July 10,2012 | 06:09AM
JBS wrote:
And Hearst-Argyle isn't trying to make millions every month too? All I can say is - lop-sided argument.
on July 10,2012 | 11:22AM
little_princess wrote:
Time to change to Hawaiian Telcom. My sister has it and she has all the same major channels and most of the other channels that I like to watch. Bye bye Oceanic.
on July 10,2012 | 06:14AM
jomama wrote:
kind of funny because the real one who will get screwed in this is KITV. Anyway, both the cable operator and the networks are in trouble as more and more people get their programming from netflix and the internet.
on July 10,2012 | 06:22AM
BO0o07 wrote:
About 5 months ago, I tried switching to HawTelcom to save $40-$50 a month and probably better overall service. When the HawTelcom technician checked the distance from the HawTelcom cable switchbox to my house, it was 3,500 ft and the effective range for the cable signal is a maximum 3,000 ft. I'm on Oceanic cable until HawTelcom fix the problem of distance from their equipment to my house. My neighborhood is suppose to be in the HawTelcom cable service area. Verify with HawTelcom that their cable service is working in your area before you decide to switch.
on July 10,2012 | 11:32AM
turbolink wrote:
If I were a KITV advertiser I'd want a refund to lose an audiencce the size of local Oceanic Time Warner. That said, so what? KITV is the least watched channel in our house and most others I am aware of (not a scientific poll). They might actually need content people want to watch before making such a huge demand for payment.
on July 10,2012 | 06:17AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
This is all about greed and $$$... just like everything else.
on July 10,2012 | 06:19AM
allie wrote:
on July 10,2012 | 07:20AM
tiki886 wrote:
If it wasn't for profit, you wouldn't be able to post comments on this website or have an internet. Do you want everything for free?
on July 10,2012 | 09:26AM
JBS wrote:
Tiki...stop making sense. You'll give a lot of people headaches...lol... Then again they probably won't get it anyways.
on July 10,2012 | 11:20AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
What is free? I'm paying Oceanic good money for their services.
on July 10,2012 | 05:09PM
Windwardite wrote:
Bad for viewers and bad for KITV. Without Oceanic( majority have this), KITV will go down the drain. We need this local station back on the air. Wife is pissed cause she will miss final episode of The Bachelor. I am pissed that Oceanic decided to cut my TruTV......Operation Repo.
on July 10,2012 | 06:19AM
McCully wrote:
on July 10,2012 | 07:42AM
CarolA wrote:
I am sure she can see the last episode of the Bachelor on the internet.
on July 10,2012 | 08:02AM
jjjjo wrote:
I still see Tru on my TV
on July 10,2012 | 09:16AM
magicman1433 wrote:
When did they drop TruTV? I still have it...
on July 10,2012 | 09:57AM
what wrote:
Plug in an antenna and get KITV in beautifual HD Digitial for free! (If you're in the broadcast area)
on July 10,2012 | 12:58PM
PCWarrior wrote:
I loved that show!! Operation Repo.
on July 10,2012 | 01:20PM
ainokea1 wrote:
Hawaiiantelcom should step up their program in installing VSEM. As soon as it is available in my area, it's goodby Oceanic.
on July 10,2012 | 06:22AM
pgkemp wrote:
no loss, will miss paula akana though...........
on July 10,2012 | 06:44AM
allie wrote:
me too...She is a professional and very pleasant. Too many other channels have clowns playing at being anchors. Paula is a professional and no-nonsense.
on July 10,2012 | 07:21AM
pgkemp wrote:
so true..........won't miss the big guy who thinks he's the best, mr. arrogant to the max..........
on July 10,2012 | 01:15PM
gth wrote:
Have to agree with you a thousand times. Paula Akana is the reason why I watch the 6 pm news. Thoroughly professional.
on July 10,2012 | 04:07PM
hanamauka wrote:
I agree, too many laughs and giggles on some of the other news. I sometimes think I'm watching comedy. I was looking for a solid reason to consider H-telcom. I think this does it for me.
on July 10,2012 | 09:51AM
MakaniKai wrote:
I will miss Paula Akana too! Merrie Monarch has not been the same without her. Aloha.
on July 10,2012 | 01:27PM
allie wrote:
Very true but with massive spending on ads coming this fall from Lingle, KITV will not dare miss being off the air to collect these revenues
on July 10,2012 | 01:40PM
bleedgreen wrote:
I enjoy watching KGMB TV News.
on July 10,2012 | 06:46AM
hilopango wrote:
on July 10,2012 | 08:40AM
what wrote:
KGMB/KHNL/KFVE news is the laugh and giggle express. I like KITV, it's more serious.
on July 10,2012 | 01:00PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Agree they think they're the cool kids but it's just silly and juvenile. Everything is a joke.
on July 10,2012 | 01:21PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Greedy corporations need more money to pay their exorbitant CEO salaries.
on July 10,2012 | 06:59AM
awahana wrote:
With the lack of competition and the extra high prices in Hawaii ($5 footlong not $5!), more and more local television viewers are becoming 'Cord Cutters.' Do a search and find out more.
I cancelled my cable 5 years ago (I cancelled my HawTel landline 7 years ago), and its been great! I used to pay $160/month and now just $49. That is $6600 I would have paid had I still been a viewer. I can buy a car! Go on a vacation! Buy 6 HDTVs!
HawTel or satellite is still way too much money for so many channels I don't even want/watch. Now my family watches kdramas, jdramas, streaming netflix, and more. All at little or no cost. In fact even youtube is more interesting to me. So much to watch, so little time.
Just go to kitv and abc and hulu web sites to watch what you want. No problem.
on July 10,2012 | 07:04AM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
A 300.percent increase is ridiculous, even for a broadcaster to demand. That's ESPN money. And don't think it's going to be any different with another provider. DirectTV has dropped channels for the same reason, and so will Hawaiian Tel eventually. They simply cannot afford what some networks are asking to be paid. The fairest way is for all networks to go to an "ala cart" type basis, where you pay for only what you want to see and the networks get paid by the cable company based on how many people order the network. But the networks won't go for it since they'd rather be carried on the regular standard package (and thus be paid more). It is greed, but I have to side with Time Warner in this case. I don't want my bill going any higher, and it would if they gave in to some of these ridiculous demands.
on July 10,2012 | 07:41AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Oceanic customer representatives can make around $20 an hour, possibly even more. Can you imagine how much their technicians make an hour? That, my friend, is why Oceanic costs so much. I used to have digital cable after realizing how poor analog cable looked on HD tv. Then I realized that I didn't even watch their premium cable channels because they show the same movies day and night. And that does not mention their featured start-over which only works sometimes on certain channels. They were asked officially why they don't always work and they responded that they cannot offer it here on the islands because blah, blah, blah. That's just like the local restaurant franchises here that claim that they cannot offer the special prices offered on national tv ads. Because of shipping costs, blah, blah, blah. Then I subscribed to Netflix and watched THAT more than those premium channels. Then I used over-the-air antenna and found that the picture quality was better than Oceanic's analog cable. And some channels are even in HD! So I dropped cable and now save a whole lot of money.
on July 10,2012 | 07:50AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
They work hard for the money. They also have to pay Union dues to IBEW 1186 which cuts into their pay.
on July 10,2012 | 10:33AM
MKN wrote:
I think their technicians get paid less than the guys that work for Hawaiian Telcom, so its probably in the $20-25 an hour range.
on July 10,2012 | 11:28AM
scooters wrote:
Okay, now I should get a partial rebate on my monthly bill from Time Warner..I'm waiting for the check in the mail..lol
on July 10,2012 | 07:54AM
olos73 wrote:
Me too...
on July 10,2012 | 08:46AM
allie wrote:
on July 10,2012 | 01:44PM
CarolA wrote:
I only watch a few KITV programs, I can easily find them on the internet.
on July 10,2012 | 08:03AM
honolulugal wrote:
Looking at the TV schedule, I just realzed the only KITV program I watch is Judge Judy. I guess I'll survive. But sure do enjoy watching her rant. LOL
on July 10,2012 | 08:21AM
what wrote:
Plug in an antenna and get KITV for free! And in beautifual HD Digital broadcast! Of course, this only works if you're in the broadcast area.
on July 10,2012 | 01:01PM
kauailawyer wrote:
Oceanic sucks!
on July 10,2012 | 08:27AM
what wrote:
Oceanic is trying to save you money. KITV gets its money from commercials, but now they want more money from Oceanic for carrying their commercials too! Double dipping.
on July 10,2012 | 01:02PM
billybob_76 wrote:
Still think the cable company should come up with a menu of stations to choose from. You pick and choose the station you want service from and the cable company delivers it. One dollar a month for each station you choose is about right. So you pick 30 stations and pay 30 bucks a month. KITV is not one that I would pay for anyway.
on July 10,2012 | 09:01AM
tiki886 wrote:
Ditto. There're a lot of channels I don't watch but we have to subsidize the smaller market stations for diversity as long as they don't overcharge the carrier which is Oceanic.
on July 10,2012 | 09:34AM
JBS wrote:
Great idea in theory. But all those channels don't make deals with providers on an ala carte basis. They charge a fee to cable/dish/whatever based on their subscriber base. ESPN is way more than a dollar per sub by the way. Now, if it was cable/dish not allowing ala carte...then I would blame them. But not as it stands now.
on July 10,2012 | 11:30AM
rich22 wrote:
I must admit I like watching KITV news and selected programs every night. IF this channel is not restored within one week, I will be glad to switch over to Telecom. BTW, this is not a threat, I will cancel my cable subscription!
on July 10,2012 | 09:39AM
what wrote:
Plug in an antenna for Free Digital HD KITV. If you're in the broadcast area.
on July 10,2012 | 01:04PM
KimoSabey wrote:
Do we get the money back we pay to see content on KITV?
on July 10,2012 | 09:44AM
lowtone123 wrote:
KITV's already shrinking ratings will go down the toilet. Oceanic owns most of the households in Honolulu. The only time I watched KITV was the news after 10:30 pm on weeknights.
on July 10,2012 | 10:06AM
false wrote:
I don't watch KITV anymore. Their local news is terrible, especially the sports and sportscasters. KHON and KGMB and PBS are fine. No loss here.
on July 10,2012 | 10:07AM
PCWarrior wrote:
KITV does have some hot babes on the morning show. Not too bright, but hot.
on July 10,2012 | 01:25PM
allie wrote:
very sexist
on July 10,2012 | 01:44PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Well you were my first choice allie but you rejected me.
on July 10,2012 | 06:42PM
twitter6 wrote:
Can't complain with morning weather and traffic. However I can't get myself to watch the big guy doing sports. Wonder what the tourist think when they see KITV sports weekdays
on July 10,2012 | 10:28AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
My kids love to reconfigure the TV to "wide screen" when Robert Kekaula comes on the air. Now they won't be laughing during the 6:00 news...
on July 10,2012 | 10:57AM
gobows wrote:
I hardly watch KITV, so NO LOSS. Aloha!
on July 10,2012 | 11:02AM
allie wrote:
Untrue..KITV has the best weather and Paula Akana is the best anchor. Very smart, professional and no wasted time on clowns trying to make jokes. I am a UH student and admire her as a reaL feminist
on July 10,2012 | 01:44PM
JBS wrote:
Dish, Cable, Satellite - all these providers will have the same conflicts when their contracts with networks or station owners expire. So feel free to hate on Oceanic TWC for the moment. But please remember to cut and paste the same heated comments to HawaiianTel Com and Dish when they do the same as TWC. I have Dish and shudder to think when the NFL Network demands a big rate increase to Dish. All providers pass it on to customers so this is not all on TWC...and eventually the others.
on July 10,2012 | 11:26AM
agile wrote:
Is anyone surprised that KITV is #3 in ratings? Do they really think that those of us paying for Oceanic will also pay for another service like DISH or DIRECTV just to see KITV? If KITV thinks their news ratings have been low, they ain't seen nothing yet.
on July 10,2012 | 11:28AM
agile wrote:
I called KITV office# to find out what's going on this morning. The lady who answered was clueless, absolutely clueless. Mr. Conklin, maybe you can give her a script with something intelligent and informative to say.
on July 10,2012 | 11:33AM
akuman808 wrote:
Hope to see Yasmin and Moani on another channel soon.
on July 10,2012 | 12:02PM
agile wrote:
Just got the Noon Headlines email from KITV. Not one word about the blackout - unbelievable.
on July 10,2012 | 12:08PM
drgtherocker wrote:
This Stinks, Big Time. Hey Oceanic, fix this now, or some of us will be going DIRECTLY to the PUC. I know you are monitoring this. Take seriously or be dethroned.
on July 10,2012 | 12:40PM
JBS wrote:
Who's to say KITV and their parent company aren't to blame? KITV's parent company is the one asking for 300% increases in fees paid to them. So when you're over at the PUC, if you're gonna complain you better list both.
on July 10,2012 | 02:42PM
drgtherocker wrote:
JBS, you raise a valid point, to an extent. The major difference is Oceanic has the license, with a high degree of exclusivity, granted by the state. Oceanic gets to collect a lot of money from virtually all cable subscribers. In effect, this is a legalized takeover of public airwaves. Cable service offers a number of benefits for all involved. KITV is also federally licensed and has kept is license in order. So, like it or not, Oceanic has to let publicly licensed entities through. Contract differences between KTIV and Oceanic have to be negotiated outside the transmitting process. Oceanic is locking KITV out, at our expense. For the purposes of negotiation, KITV is in a stronger position up to the point the Oceanic turns off the switch. It amounts to this, Oceanic gets paid a lot of public/customer money for their de facto monopoly. If KITV is being so unreasonable then Oceanic needs to get before a judge, not lock out a signal first. So, the onus is on Oceanic, which may be unfair, but they hold the ultimate financial card at our expense.
on July 10,2012 | 07:22PM
Manoa_Fisherman wrote:
The best option is to get a digital antenna like a Terk amplified one for either internal ones for condos or external ones for regular houses. With most TVs sold today, they have a digital tuner built in and it is just a simple hook up. If you TV has only one cable input line, then you have to get an A/B switch to alternate between the cable and antenna. I got the Cables to Go 41015 High Isolation AB Switch for about $13. The only issue is that every time you switch the lines, the new digital flat panel tvs may require you to change the signal received between cable and antenna. Most new tvs don’t have dedicated inputs for cable and antenna, so the switching is a procedure that is necessary. Also, you have to do a channel set up for the antenna to scan for available signals in your location. However, digital signals are not as finicky as the old analog ones were. The biggest benefit that I get is that I get stations not offered on basic cable. Channel 2's CW network on digital 2.2, Channel 4's ME network on digital 4.2, KGMB’s THIS network on digital 5.2, KHNL's Antenna TV on 13.2 and PBS on both 11.1 an 11.2. All the signals are digital and watching Hawaii Five-O in 1080p Hi Def is outstanding. If I were to get it on Oceanic, it would cost me double and Oceanic only broadcast in 720p, not 1080p on their HD channels.
on July 10,2012 | 12:58PM
mochiko wrote:
Awww, we're going to miss the mayoral debate on KITV! But otherwise, it's no loss to me. I only watch the 5pm local news on KITV. Nothing else on that station interests me.
on July 10,2012 | 01:03PM
Mana07 wrote:
Directv!! NFL Sunday ticket! All channels in HD. MUCH better value than Oceanic. Oceanic is a joke. They are far from the only game in town now.
on July 10,2012 | 02:18PM
808comp wrote:
Damn these two companies. I'm missing my soap. Are they going to be like the politicians in congress that can't get their act together. Going miss Paula and Pamela on the news too. To bad Hawaiian telcom don't have cable outer island.
on July 10,2012 | 02:34PM
culi wrote:
I just going to miss their weekend morning news.
on July 10,2012 | 02:50PM
dalawyer wrote:
Norm Santos of Oceanic Time Warner needs to go! Bugga is getting to big for his britches!
on July 10,2012 | 02:53PM
control wrote:
silly, childish CEO games to see who blinks first at the expense of you and me, the consumer. welcome to wall street baby.
on July 10,2012 | 03:48PM
GeoDiva wrote:
Don't watch anything on ABC anyway till the Fall and then I can just watch on abc.com on my iPad if need be.
on July 10,2012 | 04:12PM
WaialaeGuy wrote:
Perhaps Oceanic customers who long for KITV and don't want to wait for the dispute to end should contact Hawaiian Tel for cable TV service, KITV still appears on their channel 4 and MyTV on channel 19.
on July 10,2012 | 04:41PM
Honuahu wrote:
I live in a bldg that only has dishnet... and I pay just as much as TW. Cannot get my K-dramas, sometimes satellite not there and only 'scanning' shows on screen so I was complaining. But... I do have KITV today! Wish I had K-dramas though!
on July 10,2012 | 05:49PM
bully106 wrote:
they better be back on by the time dancing w/the stars starts back. but what about the debates on kitv this week? i was soooo looking forward to them. and hubby misses paula.
on July 10,2012 | 06:15PM
mikaeldk wrote:
KITV news will not be missed.
on July 10,2012 | 06:52PM
Senior_Researcher wrote:
No particular loss to me. Then again, I don't even have a TV!
on July 10,2012 | 07:16PM
Akhmed_PKC wrote:
i want to drop cable and go internet only but my other half won't go for it. HELP!
on July 10,2012 | 07:20PM
alllepo wrote:
find another half...? RIPKITV
on July 10,2012 | 08:40PM
awahana wrote:
Amazing how so many can post comment here for such a trivial issue such as a single channel blackout. Yet something more important gets not a single post.
on July 10,2012 | 07:55PM
false wrote:
Oceanic is a wasteland of religious programming, shopping channels, and a host of channels that I am not allowed to see unless I call my cable representative. I'm thinking of switching to the DISH network. HBO and Showtime are pretty good, though, but I can get them with DISH, too.
on July 10,2012 | 09:45PM
JohnD2 wrote:
So what? I like Ice Road Truckers and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Who cares about ABC "News"?
on July 10,2012 | 09:49PM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
So Mr. KITV spokesman, your owner is NOT asking for a 300% increase? Why don't you tell us how much they are asking TW to pay? 275%? Network TV is going down the drain. You are losing money with your advertisers. So you try to make your profit by charging carriers like TW an arm and leg to carry you. And of course, that sum will ultimately be paid by us. Wise up. You're going the way of the dinasour.
on July 10,2012 | 10:09PM
Eradication wrote:
Gave away my three TV's several years ago. Haven't missed them a bit. While there are a few programs worth watching most of the programs on TV are a "brain drain". No offense...
on July 10,2012 | 11:32PM
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