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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by patman99, Apr 2, 2010.
I'm like Jack Johnson here - Sitting, Wishing, Waiting :bang
I wouldn't imagine we'd hear anything until an agreement is done, if ever. I am sure both sides won't discuss this while negotiations are going on. I don't even know if D* will even tell us if negotiations are occurring.
Negotiations? You think C* will let this one die - I can almost promise you they'll go to court over this one.
Well, my hopes of watching Roy Halladay's opening day start on the CSN-Philly feed are pretty much diminished at this point. C* is purely to blame on this one.
Go ahead and give up!!!! There wont be no CSN Philly this year. Comcrap will do everything they can get away with first trying to get away from letting DishNet or DTV being able to carry their rsn. They are still trying to argue the legality of the FCC closing the loophole if Im correct. You're prolly talking atleast 1-2 years before this crap is over and there is a chance of CSN Philly ever being avail on DTV
Phillies opening day game is on WPHL-17.1 (for those of you in Philly) and on WLYH -15.1 (for those of you near Harrisburg). I'm not a Phillies fan but thought I'd let you know.
But do they plan to pull the same crap with the nbc channels and if they do how fast will the courts put a stop to it?
Anything to do with NBC has nothing to do with the rsn's like CSN Philly. Comcrap was arguing that the FCC didnt have the right to close that loophole which they were using to keep CSN Philly from having to become avail on competitors. NBC's transmissions are all via satellite not local like CSN Philly so you're talking two different things between the rsn vs NBC.
Don't look for a resolution to this for a long time to come, there is lots of legal wrangling ahead.
In the end Comcast will surrender, as they really have no choice.
Also, don't think for a second the what is going on with these Comcast exclusive rsn's isn't directly involved in their purchase of the NBC properties.
While generally speaking the Congress is made up of incompetents, a few of the brighter ones have figured this one out and have let Comcast know in no uncertain terms that their actions with regard to these RSN's will have a direct effect in how the Congress looks at the purchase of the NBC properties.
As a Capitals/Orioles fan, I for one hope they never carry CSN out of Philly. Blech.
Huh? Will they be forcing you to watch it, too?
Depending where you live, you may get both. You just don't want to lose the Caps & Orioles, right?
I doubt anyone would lose whatever RSN they get now if they add CSN Philly. Many areas, especially in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and Delaware (the CSN Philly footpring) have multiple RSNs either on satellite or cable.
I'd love to know if Comcast is even open to negotiations. I'm negative enough to think this is really a dead issue. For the Pythonheads:
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Whether they are or not open to negotiations will soon be moot. The FCC closed (more or less) the loophole. Once the appeals process is over, and once the court challenges (which are inevitable) are done, as long as the FCC decision stands, Comcast will HAVE to hand over CSN Philly. They'll have no choice in the matter. Well, DirecTV will then have to go to the FCC and file a complaint specifically for that channel. The FCC will then have to assess whether or not DirecTV's petition has merit (which they will), and at that point Comcast will have to hand the channel over.
At least it appears that Comcast is open to offering up their other local channel - FiOS today added TCN (The Comcast Network). They only have it in SD so far (there are plans to include HD at some point, from what I understand).
I can tell you that C* told Congress they would not appeal the FCC closing of the loophole.
No, that's not correct. Comcast has decided not to appeal a court decision governing a different FCC regulatory change. The other change also affected proprietary programming, but it wasn't about the loophole.
I live in the Harrisburg area. I don't want to lose the Caps & Orioles, I also don't want to have to subscribe to MEI or NHLCI. I already pay enough so I don't have to watch the Eagles/Steelers every Sunday.
Hopefully we'd be able to have both.