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Christian Programming Is Being Blocked From Your TV Lineup
http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | february 13, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee

Posted on 02/13/2014 3:57:34 PM PST by lowbridge

DirecTV recently announced it will drop the Inspiration Network from its lineup, leaving its stable of profane and worldly channels untouched. Incredibly, reports indicate the provider also misrepresented the development by suggesting the network initiated the split.

In reality, it appears the decision was wholly that of the provider. Perhaps the most baffling aspect of the decision lies in the fact that DirecTV did not gain anything – or save any money – by dropping the network.

Unlike the majority of channels carried by the company, the Inspiration Network does not charge a license fee to providers. Many failing networks cost carriers millions per year, however, and still remain prominent options in cable packages across the nation.

For example, DirecTV spends an estimated $25 million annually to carry Islamic news network Al Jazeera. Christian content the company received for free, however, was somehow deemed unacceptable.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; blackout; christianity; christianmedia; directv; inspiration; satellitetv

1 posted on 02/13/2014 3:57:35 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

It probably had more viewers than a lot of the channels it carries


2 posted on 02/13/2014 3:58:30 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lowbridge

time for the network to go All Streaming All The Time.

thus far the “internet” doesnt cancel websites


3 posted on 02/13/2014 4:01:14 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: lowbridge

“DirecTV recently announced it will drop the Inspiration Network”

I’m sure many will be happy to do the same to DirecTV.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 4:01:34 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: lowbridge; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

What about EWTN?


5 posted on 02/13/2014 4:03:26 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

We can get EWTN on our Roku box, and EWTN radio on Sirius/XM. I listen to the radio more often than I watch it on TV.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 4:07:39 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Salvation

EWTN...no problems, but it’s a premium channel on FIOS (as in you have to buy a more expensive cable package to get it)


7 posted on 02/13/2014 4:08:48 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: lowbridge

Sounds silly. I get lots of inspirational Christian movies on Netflix, believe it or not!


8 posted on 02/13/2014 4:15:01 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: lowbridge

Get a Roku. Lots and lots of religion channels available for free. EWTN included.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 4:15:10 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

I did just that. After three years with DirecTV, I dropped them when they dropped The Inspiration channel. They called several times to try to get me back. My family watches the Inspiration channel the most and will not do without it. I do believe DirecTV dropped it because it promotes Jesus Christ.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 4:15:43 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: andyk

Netflix has a very substantial amount of good religious programming. I used to go through the Ignatius Press movie catalog and sigh, thinking I’d buy this or that DVD someday. Now I go through it and request the DVDs from Netflix or pull them up on streaming.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 4:16:57 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: lowbridge; 444Flyer; Diana in Wisconsin; svcw; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; Diogenesis; ...

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John+4:3&version=KJV

1 John 4:3

King James Version (KJV)

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:
and this is that spirit of antichrist,
whereof ye have heard that it should come;
and even now already is it in the world.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 4:17:45 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lowbridge

I think Roku has it.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 4:18:39 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Politicalkiddo

I see religious programming on 363-378 on DirectTV, with one exception, a medical channel.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 4:19:01 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: yellowdoghunter

Well, Jesus won’t be promoting these people on Judgement day...


15 posted on 02/13/2014 4:19:14 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: Politicalkiddo

“I’m sure many will be happy to do the same to DirecTV.”

Or not subscribe at all. Like moi. I was seriously considering the switch to DTV. That is, until a few minutes ago.

And in case some directTV zipperheads happen to be reading this, I will make sure others know about the way you do business.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 4:23:14 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: lowbridge

This channel had gone away from Christian programming. They were showing Waltons, shows like that. My wife watched it a lot. They went away from carrying pastors, Christian shows, months ago.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 4:25:20 PM PST by RetiredArmy (God's judgment on America is here for us to see. If America does not wake up, it is going to suffer)
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To: Politicalkiddo

However, if you go to DirecTV’s website, they say that Insp Channel dropped them. Says they did not drop Insp.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 4:26:18 PM PST by RetiredArmy (God's judgment on America is here for us to see. If America does not wake up, it is going to suffer)
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To: Salvation
EWTN seems to be OK for now on DirecTV. No announcements on it and other stations save JLTV, which is to “switch signals” on the 26th of this month to HD (won’t be viewable if you don’t receive HD signals apparently).
19 posted on 02/13/2014 4:28:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: MeshugeMikey

Roku3-Netflix-Hulu-Crackle. Over the air for current news. Who needs cable or dish.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 4:29:31 PM PST by doomtrooper99 (Mr Truman, you did not finish the job)
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To: lowbridge

This is one reason we need a la carte television.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 4:30:20 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: RetiredArmy

That’s true. They also carry The Virginian, High Chaparral, and other older westerns, which I did enjoy watching.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 4:32:51 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: lowbridge

I wouldn’t jump ship yet. DirecTV still offers a lot of Faith based programing:

GTV - God TV
JLTV - Jewish Life Television
WHT - World Harvest Television
DSTR - Daystar
EWTN - Global Catholic Network
TCC - The Church Channel
TBN - Trinity Broadcast Network
WORD - The Word Network
CTN - Christian Television Network
TCT
NRB


23 posted on 02/13/2014 4:33:15 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: clintonh8r

Correct. My wife watched all those programs. But when it went away, I went to their web site to find out why and DirecTV said Insp simply did not renew, that they did not drop Insp.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 4:35:51 PM PST by RetiredArmy (God's judgment on America is here for us to see. If America does not wake up, it is going to suffer)
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To: doomtrooper99

I dont even have a television “set” anymore. Given what i read about being on television thats likely just as well.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 4:39:32 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: lowbridge
I still get EWTN all day, every day.
CALIFORNIA
26 posted on 02/13/2014 4:47:44 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: RetiredArmy

Each party is pointing to the other so who knows whom to believe?


27 posted on 02/13/2014 5:07:47 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: morphing libertarian
"I see religious programming on 363-378 on DirectTV, with one exception, a medical channel."

Also 375, which is Link TV---a leftwing loon channel.

28 posted on 02/13/2014 5:11:15 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

don’t know anything about the individual channels


29 posted on 02/13/2014 5:19:39 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: lowbridge

I would sssume pressure from the Al Jazeera folks and from Washington.


30 posted on 02/13/2014 5:22:56 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lowbridge

I would assume pressure from the Al Jazeera folks and from Washington.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 5:23:55 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lowbridge

This is why we need a la carte TV.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 5:43:05 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I don’t think Verzion FIOS would drop Inspiration network I do watch it sometime but mostly I been watch regular OTA channels like ME TV Antenna TV on my regular tv set in the bedroom
I doubt EWTN network would get drop by anybody that would tick off Latino Cathoics especially in Los Angeles

People go Raider fan on Customer service


33 posted on 02/13/2014 5:59:43 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: morphing libertarian
"don’t know anything about the individual channels"

Well, you mentioned one exception, and I added the other.

34 posted on 02/13/2014 6:00:06 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

Just scanned the programs on at the time and one was medical.


35 posted on 02/13/2014 6:07:51 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SevenofNine
"People go Raider fan on Customer service"

LOL!

I don't think EWTN will be dropped, either.

36 posted on 02/13/2014 6:35:05 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: lowbridge

That’s OK. I dropped DTV years ago.


37 posted on 02/13/2014 6:46:04 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yeah you got that right

I know Latino Cathoics here in SO CAL they would go Raider fan on customer service line LOL!


38 posted on 02/13/2014 6:50:50 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: lowbridge

Is this the same DirectTV that just dropped The Weather Channel? I don’t subscribe to any cable, so don’t know one from the next, but TWC (where I’ve visited frequently this Winter) is still crying over being dropped.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 7:36:52 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: lowbridge

My guess that it was dropped because DirecTV raised the charge for carring it, just like it raised what it charged the Weather Channel. When the Inspiration people, like the Weather Channel, refused to pay the higher fee, they were dropped by DirecTV. I expect that AlJezerra also pays DirecTV and not vice-versa.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 7:32:14 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Gettin Betta

And SBN on channel 344.


41 posted on 02/14/2014 8:05:00 AM PST by CPO retired
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