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Comcast Philadelphia

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

  1. ejbvt

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    There can be no benefit to not being on satellite. What respectable bar doesn't have Directv? I am sure some (many) in the Philly area also have basic cable to get CSN Philly. They should all stop that. There needs to be some banding together by different forms of consumers to get these greedy cable companies to stop holding channels hostage. Sunday Ticket is not the same thing, but it attracts people to Directv. No one wants to go to a bar to watch Red Zone channel on cable. Get real. It's based on Comcast's greed. The loophole is to blame for making it last so long.
     
  2. JoeTheDragon

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    Well if CSN loses the Phillys to fox can be very bad for comcast. CSN overall cost for dish / directv will go down due to it's smaller area and comcast may be forced to pickup the fox channel.

    The big area for Astros is hurting CSN Huston big time.
     
  3. fireponcoal

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    Nope


    This is how I do it as well though I've always preferred the overall simple look of the D* guide personally.


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  4. inkahauts

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    There can be no benefit to not being on satellite. What respectable bar doesn't have Directv? I am sure some (many) in the Philly area also have basic cable to get CSN Philly. They should all stop that. There needs to be some banding together by different forms of consumers to get these greedy cable companies to stop holding channels hostage. Sunday Ticket is not the same thing, but it attracts people to Directv. No one wants to go to a bar to watch Red Zone channel on cable. Get real. It's based on Comcast's greed. The loophole is to blame for making it last so long.


    In the end even the loop hole way back was all about money. Reality is the loop hole has zero to do with anything today and money is all its about at this point.

    And Comcast figures if they let the channel onto sat they'd lose more customers and their revenue gong to sat than they could gain from the sub fees by being on sat. And in order to balance that they'd need a very high fee. Hence the stalemate on their high asking price.
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    IMHO, this is as much D*/E*'s fault as it is Comcast's.
     
  6. Laxguy

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    REally? When both sat co's have struck deals with hundreds others?
     
  7. edgo41

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    I do have FIOS also along with D* in Wilmington, DE. Had it for about two years with an addition for one TV and costs $8.
     
  8. fireponcoal

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    I wholeheartdedly agree with him. Before you start I don't have time to get in a nine page debate with you as I'm sure you'd love. Just tell yourself you would win anyway.. You'd argue until you had the last word either way... You live on the West Coast so your opinion on the subject truly means very little to those of us who actually have to deal with this in any real way. Perhaps when you move to Philadelphia we can chat.
     
  9. fireponcoal

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    And just to add most people in the area could care less about getting D* at this point. I can think of about ten people who've left D* completely for Fios when it was an available option for them. Perhaps D* not pushing the issue at this point is very well planned in that they know it's losing proposition either way.


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  10. Laxguy

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    I went to Philadelphia once, but it was closed.....</WC Fields>

    No, I have no desire to debate anyone with a parochial viewpoint.
     
  11. je4755

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    As both a resident of Monterey CA and expat Philadelphian, I profoundly hope – but remain pessimistic – DirecTV will conclude a carriage agreement with Comcast for CSN Philly. Availability of this channel both would permit access to programming that addresses my favorite professional and college teams and increase the frequency of HD Flyers games on CI (or so I believe). Indeed, it is ironic I can view RSNs from cities all over the country except the one I most care about.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Thank you. I, too, hope for that, but have no basis for confidence it'll happen soon.
     
  13. fireponcoal

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    As both a resident of Monterey CA and expat Philadelphian, I profoundly hope – but remain pessimistic – DirecTV will conclude a carriage agreement with Comcast for CSN Philly. Availability of this channel both would permit access to programming that addresses my favorite professional and college teams and increase the frequency of HD Flyers games on CI (or so I believe). Indeed, it is ironic I can view RSNs from cities all over the country except the one I most care about.


    But, biggest difference is that you can actually view the teams you care about most minus the actual RSN through other sports packages. Those who live in this DMA can not. I'm of the mindset that CSN Philly programming other then the live events are not the most compelling aspect of the network. The live events are my sole concern honestly.


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  14. n3ntj

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    Good luck... Been talked about for a long long long time but CSN isn't giving CSN Philly to D* anytime soon.


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  15. je4755

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    I fully sympathize with frustrations experienced by DirecTV customers in Philly. I subscribe to Comcast triple play as well as DirecTV and doubtless would do so were I still residing in the Philly DMA, principally to obtain access to CSN.

    Re: the sports packages, I only pay for ST and CI but too many Flyers games appear in SD, thereby verging on the unwatchable, because of the impasse between Comcast and DirecTV.
     
  16. fireponcoal

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    Just about every Flyers game is available to you in HD via the opposing teams broadcast(minus Canadian feeds) of the game.


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  17. Bambler

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    I would think that DirecTV would be happy that Comcast is holding this channel back, considering their recent stance against RSNs?

    Wouldn't they?
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    They may not be holding back but pulling an CSNNW asking an very high price. It's very market to market in some area like Chicago if they did not have CSN then directv may be dead there also the local teams have a lot of pull and want to be on all systems. WIth CSN Houston it seems to be one team that is an part owner playing hardball that teams big in market area does not help.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    What???? They have no stance against RSNs. They have a stance against paying too much for the value of a specific channel, regardless of content. Epix, anyone?
     
  20. dminches

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    What I don't understand is why did Comcast give FiOS access to CSN but is holding back against Directv? Isn't FiOS a bigger competitor given that it is land based and also offers internet service? Was Comcast forced to provide CSN to FiOS?
     

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