Sling TV Berlin Station Interview – Includes Twitter Discussion

How interesting that Michelle Forbes seems in favor of whistleblowing and publishing, but when talking about Twitter – she talks about privacy – but about that, she says some OK things. Strange thing to think that there are strangers in your life.

As to Richard Armitage, he checks in all the time, he thinks of it as a tool to promote his work and his charity, ( as I have said) a way to promote charities, and to say thanks.

Richard Armitage actually uses Sling TV to watch EPIX.

WTF is he doing with his hands?

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22 thoughts on “Sling TV Berlin Station Interview – Includes Twitter Discussion

  1. Thank you!! Does he have calluses on them or pancake syrup or what? 😄
    I wonder if he has access as a Sling subscriber to the Epix.com website and app….
    last I checked with Epix customer service, they told me Sling customers could not access.

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    • That’s not true. You join Sling first, than add the package that has Epix included for an extra fee. There have been several posts all over about this including here. But US only. Now, whether it is every platform, or just computer – that I am not sure. But you can Get Sling with Roku, and therefore EPIX – so good for Smart TV.

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      • I know, we’ve already added the Hollywood package that includes Epix to our Sling subscription. I’m speaking specifically about access to the apps and the Epix.com website. You’re asked to select your provider in order to login, and Sling is not listed in the pulldown options. Epix CS replied to my question that there was currently no access to the apps or the Epix.com website for Sling customers.

        Not the end of the world unless life happens (as it often does to me) and I can’t be in front of the TV from 9-10 pm one Sunday night. But it seems irking to be a paying customer & have to hunt down video in that case, rather than be able to watch on demand through the website. (Shrug) They’re pushing Sling pretty hard to overlook that in a streaming society.

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        • I don’t understand all of this. You can watch through your computer at any time and at the exact time that the program is on – was my understanding. Are you saying that with only Sling and Epix, you can’t watch on demand at all, or you just can’t watch EPIX.com without logging on t through Sling first – in otherwords – something like HBO Everywhere – is not available?

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          • I’m just explaining what I’ve discovered as a Sling subscriber who has also signed up for the Hollywood Access package which includes Epix. I watched the premiere Sunday pm on TV, no problem. It’s other streaming venues (i.e. phone, computer/laptop) that are an issue, as a Sling subscriber, since apparently Epix is not giving Sling customers access to the Epix app & website features.

            Sling customer service (which is phenomenal, by the way) told me today that with the Sling app, we will be able to watch anything that Epix gives THEM access to. Sling doesn’t fit the “normal” categories of “cable/satellite provider” or “streaming service” – it’s kind of a hybrid. So it may be fine through the Sling app, I haven’t had time to try it out.

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            • Since you subscribed to Sling+Hollywood, you shouldn’t need to deal directly with Epix at all, or choose provider through the pull down. For your phone and tablet, you should have no problem finding the free download of the Sling app, which will give you everything you’re able to get on your tv with Sling. I would think you should be able to access Sling on your laptop without issue as well, so streaming on demand on any of the devices should be fine. Just forget about the Epix app directly.

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              • Okay – thanks. I’ll see if I have get there. Right now, Sling is my best option. The good news is I don’t have to do anything before the third episode.

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              • Right, I just found this out today, it only took a month lol.
                I have a feeling since Sling didn’t respond earlier (because I swear, they are all over any questions related to Sling on Twitter- & I mean that in a good way)- that they were waiting for some shoe to drop in their interaction with Epix themselves.

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  2. I thought it was kind of a dumb thing to say that you’d cut the cable when you’re working for a cable network.

    And her — she just steps into one contradiction after another. Privacy breeds corruption, but she’s entitled to hers (presumably because she’s not corrupt — but who decides?). It’s fascinating to me that this version of Left politics uses the same argument that the people who support the Patriot Act do about surveillance: if you’re not doing anything wrong you don’t need to worry about it. Such b*******.

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    • But with the kind of marketing Epix is doing, they KNOW which way the wind is blowing… the future isn’t on the monopoly’s side, imho.

      That argument makes me scream too…. exactly, any law or executive action needs to be examined in the light of any future administration. This cycle has sooooo much irony, it doesn’t bear talking about. Either everyone deserves privacy until they clearly give evidence of crossing a legal line, or no one does.

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      • it might not be, but it’s there now — and the easiest way to get EPIX is to add it to your cable subscription (if you have one).

        She’s been saying things about “FOIA people,” too — and I thought it was the strangest thing to say. Historians are the original people who file FOIA requests (along with journalists) and that community is by no means unanimous behind the position that all people should be able to see all documents at all times.

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        • We’ve been on antenna for around 10 years & I can’t imagine going back to paying that kind of money for all the bloat channels. Some of my family have tried and gone back though- they somehow didn’t really “get” the streaming options , & were bored I guess….

          Yes, “FOIA people” is a little odd 🙂 …. it’s clearly pretty complicated. He actually hinted at a more considered point of view, re: some government function not necessarily best as public knowledge. And also indicated a more idealistic level of trust in government than I have at this point, but we all have our own perspectives.

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          • I’m reading into it here, but I don’t read him as someone who’s hugely trustful of government (at least historically, he hasn’t been and has stated the obvious, e.g., during Spooks).

            Extrapolating from my own perspective — we have this sense in the US in public discourse these days that we should distrust experts. It’s everywhere — not just government. Teachers don’t know how to teach, for instance, which is a wildly held belief these days — we know better, it’s not a special skill, anyone can do it. Doctors don’t understand anything about vaccinations or obstetrics or weight loss. Generals who’ve been thinking about security arrangements for years are wrong about our national interest. This is more or less where Forbes is — she arrogates all authority to decide anything to herself. But I think there’s a concomitant of Armitage’s position that says, essentially, the individual observer can’t always know best and needs at times to trust others.

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            • That makes sense. His statements I was thinking of may have been more in the broader context of – how do we know the truth? Perhaps going more toward the side that says- do I really get to decide what truth is? Not putting aside critical thinking, but rather is it something subjective or objective? I’m obviously reading in too 🙂 but he did basically ask- how do we find or know the truth anymore? And at the time, I took it as a little more epistemological rather than simply- how do we know which news source is worth a flying rip?

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              • They were actually discussing this on CNN this afternoon. One person said for the most part, liberals watch/read liberal news and vice versa. Neither side really knows the mainstream views of the opposition in that scenario, and that we should really be getting news from both sides. That would be the best method of getting a complete picture, and making real educated decisions. I’m just throwing this out there. Personally, I know I can’t start watching FOX.

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              • I watch a lot of FOX because of Dad. I don’t think it really reflects what a lot of conservatives think, either. FOX mostly reflects what FOX thinks will sell. I’m hoping that with the departure of Ailes and the likelihood that they will get flanked by Trump’s planned TV station, they will get a little more thoughtful. However, there are plenty of ways to get at what “the other side” thinks in thoughtful ways — Wall St Journal, Financial Times, National Review, Forbes, etc.

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              • @Servetus & @JaneS Yes, I prefer to avoid most broadcast news altogether, other than my preferred local affiliate. If the question was really how to find the truth in reporting, checking multiple sources across the spectrum (excluding furthest fringes) works best for me. In a time pinch, I tend to check Associated Press & Reuters, as they seem to include less opinion / spin. They often get there faster than CNN on breaking news too (not so much Fox, but they revise themselves a lot lol).

                I guess I had the idea he already reads a wide spectrum of sources, judging from his follows. That’s why I assumed he meant something a little deeper with the question. I suppose he’s really asking as simply a setup for Berlin Station, vs. expressing a personal question.

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