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October 2nd, 2013
NBC, for some unknown reason has now removed all programming to Costa Rica. As of yesterday, all cable operators displayed a sign on the NBC channel stating that NBC will no longer be available here. Further, the cable companies are denying requests for a price adjustment. I have been unable to find any reason for this blockage by NBC, but the station is popular not only with the Costa Ricans, with Ex-Pats living in Costa Rica but also by the many thousands of visitors here from the USA and other countries. I do not care much about the rebate for less cable service, but I am one of the PO’d people that NBC would be so high handed as to do this to so many viewers.
Interested in this topic? Read on…
$$$ always talks. If you are upset about this either as a vistor coming to Cost Rica or someone living in CR, contact the big advertisers who support NBC!
The SC Johnson company for instance sells a LOT of products in Costa Rica and the USA. Their OFF brand of bug spray has a lot of competition so they might not be happy if the tourists or locals switched to another brand. Same thing with their air fresheners. Contact Johnson here.
Sprint is another advertiser and below is a list of more. Yeah, I know I did not put the email or social media links, but all you need do is Google the company name and pull the info off their web sites, then contact them to let them know you are not happy about NBC’s action and you intend to punish them as advertisers.
Finally, sent this Post to anyone who you think can assist. The direct link to this post is: http://blog.therealcostarica.com/?p=1801
List of Sponsors of NBC
Walgreens Pharmacy 200 Wilmont Road Gregory D. Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Merck, Inc. One Merck Drive P.O Box 100 Richard T. Clark Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Allergan, Inc 2525 Dupont Drive David E.I. Pyott Irving, California 92612
General Electric 3135 Easton Turnpike Jeffery Immelt Fairfield, Ct. 06828
Pfizer 235 East 42nd Street Jeffery Kindler New York, New York 10017
The Scotts Co. LLC 14111 Scottslawn Road Jim Hagedorn Marysville, Ohio 43041
Fidelity Investments 82 Devonshire Street Roger Lawson Boston, Mass.02109
Kellogg Company One Kellogg Sq. P.O. Box 3599 David Mackay Battlecreek, Mich. 49016
Foot Solutions Marietta, GA. 30067 email@example.com
Kraft Foods Three Lakes Drive Irene Rosefeld Northfield, Illinois 60093
Transitions Optical 9251 Belcher Road Richard C. Elais Pinellas Park, Fl. 33782
Allstate Insurance 2775 Sanders Road Thomas J. Wilson Northbrook, Illinois 60062
The ServiceMaster Co. 860 Ridge Lake Blvd. J. Patrick Spainhour Memphis, Tn. 38120
Obviously there are others… go after them! Tell ’em you won’t buy their products.
I know, I know… I am tilting at windmills…
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