WFLA-TV, Bright House negotiate as de...

WFLA-TV, Bright House negotiate as deadline nears

There are 85 comments on the Tampa Bay Online story from Dec 21, 2012, titled WFLA-TV, Bright House negotiate as deadline nears. In it, Tampa Bay Online reports that:

WFLA, News Channel 8, could disappear from Bright House Networks cable Jan. 1 if a new retransmission deal is not reached with station's parent company.

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Mike in Bradenton

Spring Hill, FL

#1 Dec 24, 2012
If Brighthouse blocks WFLA I will drop Brighthouse for Verizon.
robert w klein

Davenport, FL

#2 Dec 24, 2012
we want to be able to see channel 8 news and many other programs. We will cancel and go to Dish for TV shows
Carol Rogers

Parrish, FL

#3 Dec 26, 2012
Do not block WFLA News Channel 8. We will have to drop Bright House cable if you do
marian

Davenport, FL

#4 Dec 26, 2012
If you drop channel 8 I will drop bright house and go with Verizon -There are so many good shows on NBC and I will not go without that channel
Sam

Clearwater, FL

#5 Dec 26, 2012
Bright House has gotten totally out of control. Not only are their rates too high, but their service is horrible. My internet goes out almost every single day and the HD channels only work occasionally. To have the nerve to drop a major network is beyond me. Somebody needs to stop this.
alicd

Clearwater, FL

#6 Dec 27, 2012
Chanel 8 presents more news of St. Petersburg than any of the other 3 local news cast. Keep chanel 8 on Bright house not only for the news but for its programing. Brighthouse advertises that it is a "friend", friends don't desert friends. If you remove channel 8 your financial bottom line is really going to go south.
Polly

United States

#7 Dec 27, 2012
This is the the only NBC station we get, please do not block it.
Polly

United States

#8 Dec 27, 2012
Plese don't block Channel 8.
JUDY

Saint Petersburg, FL

#9 Dec 27, 2012
PLEASE DON'T DROP WFLA FROM THE BRIGHTHOUSE CABLE. CHANNEL NEWS IS THE BEST ON TV AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE BEST SHOWS. CAN'T YOU ALL PLAY NICE?!
John - Davenport

United States

#10 Dec 28, 2012
This is silly - no Channel 8 means a service which fails to offer NBC to it's customers. I don't know whether it's WFLA or Brighthouse that is at fault but they need to manage their disagreements better than they do at the moment. WFLA needs to properly report the issues that are at stake rather than resort to panic broadcasting. Brighthouse should tell it's customers what it will do to provide us with NBC if negotiations cannot be successfully concluded.
Nancy Holmes

Saint Petersburg, FL

#11 Dec 28, 2012
If Channel 8 goes I WILL GO ..I will buy a converter box and save money !!!!
Julius11607

Davenport, FL

#12 Dec 28, 2012
Bright house is out of control. I will change to another network. Channel 8 is one of the most watched channels. This is totally ridiculous already. The nerve with there ridiculous commercials with hello friend . Brighthouse is not ur friend. There greedy and there are a lot of dissatisfied customers and now this elimination of channel 8 is insane.
Linda

Winter Haven, FL

#13 Dec 28, 2012
Please do not block or drop WFLA from Brighthouse.
Dana

United States

#14 Dec 28, 2012
Removing WFLA from Bright House is insane! I will definitely change!
betty

Lakeland, FL

#15 Dec 28, 2012
please don't drop WFLA
Lou

Brandon, FL

#16 Dec 28, 2012
The thought of Brighthouse dropping WFLA TV is another indication of just how little the "Powers That Be" care about their customers. The service is deteriorating more every day. I do not have consistant phone service lately and my internet service is getting worse every day. If Brighthouse drops WFLA (NBC) I will have to drop them. I love Bay News 9, but that is not enough to make me stay and lose all the other good programs that NBC provides.

If you don't care about me, why should I care about you??????????
sheree

Saint Petersburg, FL

#17 Dec 28, 2012
You will force a lot of customers to. switch services
Sherry

Lakeland, FL

#18 Dec 28, 2012
Do not drop wfla channel 8.
Sherry

Lakeland, FL

#19 Dec 28, 2012
Please do not drop wfla
Mike in Lakeland

Lakeland, FL

#20 Dec 29, 2012
Drop Gayle Sierens and keep wfla. Otherwise feel free to drop them like a hot potato!

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