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How to suggest / add sources

bernard038bernard038 Posts: 12Members ✭✭

As a news junkie, I do like the news option. But, in my view the number of sources is, at this moment somewhat limited. How can I suggest news sources? (Such as BBC world news ;))

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  • BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 10,132Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    edited October 2017

    We can't make any promises about adding because we have to work with the providers and that can take time. But please do suggest here in forum who you would like to see added.

    I am making this thread pinned at top for the sake of not having new ones created. Please post your desired source in here.

    Also I am only going to say this once so everyone knows. Any posts that are negative/hostile towards someones desired source will just be unceremoniously deleted.

    Logs > https://support.plex.tv/articles/201869908-log-files/
  • wolfmanbasswolfmanbass Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @bernard038 said:
    As a news junkie, I do like the news option. But, in my view the number of sources is, at this moment somewhat limited. How can I suggest news sources? (Such as BBC world news ;))

    I'm guessing they will only add sources that will pay them to be included. I very much doubt we will see the BBC using my licence fee in this way.

  • bernard038bernard038 Posts: 12Members ✭✭

    @wolfmanbass, I do not know if letting news providers pay for putting their content on Plex News is part of the businessmodel of Plex. But if so, I wouldn't mind if a small part of my license fee for the Dutch channels is being used to ensure that you finally can watch the latest developments in the field of windmills, dykes and the innovations in the clog-making industry. Hey, i will throw in a language course for free even so you can master the Dutch language!
    Serious: including a 'base-package' of leading news-sources, (BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, a major news-outlet per country), without asking them for a fee might be an incentive for other, less known, news-sources to pay a fee to be included, as 'their' content is shown between the content of the BBC and CNN, giving them, at least, an air of trustworthiness....

    @BigWheel, Some suggestions are:

    • BBC-Worldnews
    • CNN-World
    • Deutsche Welle news (and not only the items about cars :wink: )
    • Al Jazeera (English)
    • New York Times Video
    • A (or a few) major news outlets for each country, so every Plex-User can enjoy their national news (or news from a different country)
  • cayarscayars Posts: 4,740Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'd suggest Fox News Channel as well as MSNBC as well.

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  • jpbelangerjpbelanger Posts: 11Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    There's a huge lack of canadian news in the feature, sources like CBC, TVA and CTV would be more than welcome.

  • haywardbhaywardb Posts: 27Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    News Hub (New Zealand) - http://www.newshub.co.nz

    haywardb

  • joltcoderjoltcoder Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited October 2017

    Is there an interface that we can use to have our favorite news source provide (e.g. RSS, Video Podcasts, etc.) conform to?

    Fox News
    Fox Business
    CBS News
    NBC Sports (Philadelphia)
    NFL News

  • samirwjda@gmail.comsamirwjda@gmail.com Posts: 2Members

    Al jazeera English
    CNN

  • VitoreroVitorero Posts: 57Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Cnet Channel please! :)

  • MrNightingaleMrNightingale Posts: 10Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'm really wanting live news for Global and CTV in Canada. For now, I'm going to have to buy a small antenna and hope I can get them.

  • prophotoprophoto Posts: 51Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Is it just me or does it seem like Plex admins only added liberal news sources? I don't see one conservative channel on the list!

  • cayarscayars Posts: 4,740Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 15

    @prophoto said:
    Is it just me or does it seem like Plex admins only added liberal news sources? I don't see one conservative channel on the list!

    Inquiring minds want to know :)

    If you're talking about politics many of the sources are quite liberal and some are about as "neutral" as you get these days like Reuters and The Associated Press (for what that's worth). But no, there are no conservative views represented that I can find.

    This probably has to do with licensing costs, distribution contracts, etc more than any other reason.
    Carlo

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  • DnAtvDnAtv Posts: 7Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    For Belgium (in Dutch == Flemish): https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/ . I've sent the VRT an email with your feature so I hope they will contact you too

  • Pesceman3Pesceman3 Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    infowars would be appreciated

  • deveckdeveck Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @prophoto said:
    Is it just me or does it seem like Plex admins only added liberal news sources? I don't see one conservative channel on the list!

    I agree as well. Having more balance brought to the line up would be nice. I very much like to see both sides of the coin, whether I agree with those views or not.

  • mburmanmburman Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    What is the process to get channels added? I have contacts to a few local news stations that I would like to see added into my feed.

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