I don't think people were talking down to you, I think they were trying to explain the differences between public and private channels. Also, I think RokuChris created NoWhere TV more as a hobby channel, and it IS a private channel. There is the Nowhere Headlines channel, which looks like a paid channel. It's a separate channel, different than NoWhereTV. I don't think if there's a problem with a private channel, the developer should be penalized by taking down their Official Roku channel. Plus there's a bunch of other channels NoWhereMan/RokuChris has made over the years that have been superb.
Just FYI, Roku has no obligation to contact channel providers unless they are in the Channel Store. If it's a private channel, then that means and any and all support Roku has goes out the window. Now if the Private Channel is doing something illegal, scamming, etc. that is a whole other issue, and definitely should be reported. Roku does not market the private channels directly. Some channels are posted by other members on Roku's forums, but that does not mean Roku is officially supporting them, granted there's a few private channels Roku is not allowed to be mentioned on their forums.
Now as for the NoWhere TV channel itself, if you read through the NoWhereTV thread, you will understand that it is merely an aggregator. If the content source (which NoWhereMan/RokuChris has no control over) has entered the data incorrectly into the feeds (including bad url to the video feed itself), then that data is what is displayed on the NoWhereTV channel, and even a problem with the video playing at all. In fact this is another reason the NoWhereTV has remained private because it does have these setbacks.
CNNI channel, again, private channel. Roku does not market it. It's not in the Channel Store. If anything, Time Warner could decide Roku should take it down or block it since it's not authorized. I know other websites market Roku for having access to these Private Channels, I remember people mentioning YouTube back when the channel was available. Did not come directly from Roku marketing, it was just 3rd parties. Roku cannot control what 3rd parties do to market Roku devices. I don't think Roku really wants to be spending money on lawyers to sue the websites marketing the 3rd party channels either.
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