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Comcast Philadelphia

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by valleygreen22, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. garn9173

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    Even though that the FCC has told Comcast to make CSN Philly available to D*, IIRC, Comcast is asking and arm and a leg for D* to carry the channel, same goes for CSN NW.
     
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    As an expatriate Philadelphian, my desire for the addition of CSN Philly principally resides in the availability of HD broadcasts for all Flyers games on CI and Daily News Live (formerly, but no longer, accessible on a delayed basis at philly.com via Cinesport.) However, next month Daily News Live will be replaced by Philly Sports Talk, which “occasionally will expand beyond the world of sports to touch on major entertainment news,” and thereby may prove a less compelling option.
     
  3. Diana C

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    Ding, ding, ding!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!

    This is EXACTLY why CSN Philadelpia will never be on DirecTV (or Dish Network).

    Comcast is fully aware of the fact that they would lose subscribers in droves if it were not for the local sports coverage.

    Keep in mind that Phildelphia is Comcast's home town. They would not want to be in the position of having to report to shareholders that they have lost 30% or more of the their home market to the competition.
     
  4. n3ntj

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    You are exactly right.. I stand corrected. :lol:
     
  5. JoeTheDragon

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    they where willing to give it up to get NFL TICKET.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    So they claimed.
     
  7. wilbur_the_goose

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    dtrell - who owns the Flyers? That will answer all your questions/doubts.

    PS - They're owned by Comcast.
     
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    My point is that can't D* use the basic pricing offer per sub that Comcrap gave Verizon to carry CSN Philly as a basis to say that Comcrap isn't negotiating in good faith with D*?

    Not saying that D* has to get the same price per sub as Verizon has in their offer.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    First, do we know what Verizon paid? As they have limited markets, they are probably more willing to overpay to get a better foothold in the area. Second, who says they can get the same offer? As demonstrated in the PAC 12 deals, cable (fios is just fiber cable) and satellite are different animals.
     
  12. JoeTheDragon

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    outer ring vs inter ring pricing can be a issue. Cable market price may very per system and comcast may want the same for all areas even places where you maybe blacked out of the some of teams? also need to buy TCN.

    Now the The Comcast Network is available to every TV system (But let's just say even if you go back to the time when the terrestrial loophole was in place if they had it will the CSN Philly over flow stuff be blacked out?)

    Does directv want CSN Philly + overflows with out having to buy TCN?? like how all the other CSN's are setup on directv?
     
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    CSNPhilly does not have an overflow channel.
     
  14. JoeTheDragon

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    TCN is the overflow channel.
     
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    Its all pretty simple. There hundreds of thousands of fans in Philly that love their sports teams good enough to have cable to watch them. Although there is FIOS, there is a lot more competition from DirecTV and Dish, especially since the FIOS footprint is limited, and DirecTV and Dish can be viewed in the entire region/DMA that the sports teams are in.

    It is in Comcast's interest to NOT have CSN on DirecTV or Dish, otherwise they would lose clients.
     
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    What about all the areas outside of Philly but still in the teams DMA that can't get cable or may not carry the RSN, I guess those people are SOL?
     
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    Pretty much. Comcrap doesn't care about those people since they aren't their cable customers.
     
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    The area is pretty heavily cable saturated and I think most systems have the channel.
     
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    It doesn't work like other overflow channels, which are only part-time.
     
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    RCN and Blue Ridge do not carry TCN.
     

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