I wish I could write all of the adjectives that are spinning around in my head right now when it comes to the Direct TV and Sunbeam Broadcasting situation that is happening in my house, and hopefully not in yours! In case you're not familiar with what's going on, Sunbeam, which owns local affiliates Channel 7 and 56 here in Boston and a Fox station in Miami, is demanding more fees from Direct TV in order to let them broadcast their stations here in Boston. When I put on channel 7 or 56, guess what I see? You got it, baby. A big "nada!" Goose egg. Zilch. A black screen that has a notice from Direct TV saying that they are negotiating with Sunbeam and these matters are usually sorted out quickly.
Quickly??? Are you kidding me? I haven't had a picture since January 14th!!! I couldn't watch The Golden Globe Awards or Law and Order SVU. I could go on, but what's the point? It's all very frustrating.
You realize what this is all about, right? It's about the big boys screwing with us. Sunbeam is holding us hostage. They realize the Superbowl is on 7/NBC this year and the Pats will be in it. Direct TV says that Sunbeam wants to increase Direct TV's fees by 300%. As usual, the mucky-mucks/higher-ups/numnums want more dough. When's the last time you got a raise? I bet I could tell you the last time your boss or so called executive got a bonus or an increase. It was more recently than you. I wonder how the higher ups at Sunbeam are doing financially? What do you think? Exactly ..damn good!
As usual schmucks like me and you will end up paying extra in the end. It just doesn't seem fair...does it?
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