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

  1. Mar 27, 2010 #121 of 2405
    la24philly

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    Over the past 10 years and much debating and yapping on many threads on this site of when CSN philly will be on D and finally it will happen.

    Is their an actual launch date no. that has not been announced. but below finally paves the way.

    ON MARCH 12 COMCAST WAS IN AN APPEALS COURT HEARING AND BELOW IS THE OUTCOME.


    http://www.multichannel.com/article/450200-Comcast_Will_Not_Appeal_Program_Access_Decision.php

    if the site above doesnt open or works. go to www.multichannel.com then in the search engine type comcast will not appeal and the first link that pops up is the 3/12/10 court hearing and thats the same info that is below.


     
  2. Mar 27, 2010 #122 of 2405
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    I don't think that ruling addresses the closing of the terrestrial loophole, which Comcast said they will fight. I would not call CSN Philly on satellite imminent, though we are closer now than we were a few months ago.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 #123 of 2405
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    It doesn't. This is a separate decision that was handed down with regard to programming. The FCC extended a ban on preventing feeds of proprietary programming... CV and Comcast fought it... the court held in favor of the FCC and Comcast decided not to press that matter further. This case isn't about the loophole. As has been posted elsewhere, the FCC agreed to sorta close the loophole, but that decision is currently under appeal by CV and Comcast (the FCC allows for an appeal period). Once that's done, it's most definitely going to the courts - since the loophole was created from legislation, there's some concern that the FCC doesn't have the authority to just close it like that. Undoubtedly CV and Comcast will argue that the FCC overstepped its bounds and the regulatory change (closing the loophole) would therefore be unconstitutional. We'll see where that goes.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 #124 of 2405
    la24philly

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    does comcast release csn to directv, it the fcc approves of the nbc merger?

    will see where it goes, but why did comcast choose not to pursue comcast says they wont appeal according to the hearing on 3/12
     
  5. Mar 27, 2010 #125 of 2405
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    Dripping...
    Even if whatever law Comcast used is repealed, changed, whatever, doesn't matter if Comcast and DirecTV don't come to terms to carry CSN Philly you won't see it.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2010 #126 of 2405
    Doug Brott

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    Hopefully this issue can get resolved soon. Comcast certainly has more incentive now to work with DIRECTV.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2010 #127 of 2405
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    The merger is totally unrelated to this matter.

    They chose not to pursue it because there was no point in pursuing it. What did they have to gain?

    The terrestrial loophole is new battle to focus on...one I'll be surprised if they don't fight all the way to the supreme court.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2010 #128 of 2405
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    But how far will comcast push?? to far may just cost them nbc or maybe be foreced to sell all channels at the same rate as in house rate.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2010 #129 of 2405
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    If Comcast ever loses the right to exclude CSN from D* and E* they would lose many thousands of customers in the Philly area. Their customer satisfaction rating is very low and they have gone so far as to rename themselves as Exfinity or something like that.

    Anecdote:
    My daughter in MD had Comcast cable several years ago. She got a new HDTV the day before Thanksgiving and wanted to add NFL Network to watch the first Thursday night game. When she tried to activate the NFL Network channel it froze her box solid. We drove 30 miles to replace the box and the new box did exactly the same thing. We went out on Thanksgiving morning and signed up for FIOS.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2010 #130 of 2405
    la24philly

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    i would love to hopefully eliminate comcast. i hate paying for 2 tv services.

    im paying comcast 40 bucks for 2 channels. csn and tcn.



    your box froze when trying to watch nfl network? thats strange.

    verizon carrys all the DC stations right? csn mid atlantic and masn.

    do caps or wizards games appear on CN8 that is now TCN do you guys get that down in the dc area? if so does verizon show those games.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 #131 of 2405
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    la24philly i also live in philly and have been double dipping services since 1999.

    I have RCN cable phone internet for 75 a month plus Two HD DVRS from DTV for a total of 150 a month which o think is not to bad considering how much my neighbors pay for comcrap some are paying around 250 for the all choice package.

    But i love my DTV for the sports NFL ticket, NHL CI there is just more HD IMO.

    Any way I am like most philadelphians are keeping a close eye on this CSN issue. I Cant wait jsut to pay for one service. Hoefully soon.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 #132 of 2405
    la24philly

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    i also noticed that games are appearing on TCN alot more then ever.

    the first 2 weeks i see like 5 games phillies are on TCN flyers sixers each had about 15 games each on TCN.

    IF directv does get it. I hope they provide the alternate sports channel on the sports pack. i hope they will only used TCN for when the games are on.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 #133 of 2405
    la24philly

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    comcast told me in my area

    that they charge 230 a month for TV INTERNET AND PHONE

    IT INCLUDES HD DVR ALL THE CHANNELS EXCEPT SPORTS SUBSCRIPTIONS.

    ALSO INCLUDES 4 BOXES AND TAXES.


    THEY CHARGE AN ARM AN A LEG.


    230 A MONTH I CAN AFFORD FLYERS AND PHILLIES SEASON TIX LOL.


    WHAT ALSO SUCKS IS NHL CENTER ICE, MLB EI, AND NBA LP THEY DONT OFFER THOSE GAMES IN hd IN MY AREA.




    thats why i have both tv services.

    i have D TV for everything every sports and in HD.

    as said i only have comcast for CSN HD and TCN HD
     
  14. Mar 29, 2010 #134 of 2405
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    Well with RCN I only have digital hooked up through my TV input. just a few clicks from HDMI to TV i watch the Flyers and Phills. But I dont get TCN. I can live with that. I have HBO and all sports through DTV.

    Its the best. I would never go full time comcast ever.

    Also there will be around 50 or so phills games on wphl and fox this year so thats more HD.

    On another forum i read that all channels will have to go on DTV when they officially get the signal. Man i am hoping.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 #135 of 2405
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    Man, I feel for you guys in Philly. I'm a long way south from you all (Dallas) but I'm not a Comcast fan at all for more reasons than the CSN Philly issue.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2010 #136 of 2405
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    Simple - become a Reading Phillies fan (AA-league). Tickets are <$10 and the games are a blast. Then watch the Phils on WPHL. Boycott Com - sorry - xfinity.

    (We need a new slam slogan for xfinity... How about xfullofity?)
     
  17. Mar 30, 2010 #137 of 2405
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    I hope that when directv does get CSN philly that, they broadcast just the games on TCN only the games as an alternate feed.

    comcast shows about 12 sixers flyers, and about 8 phillies on TCN.

    I have to imagine that if they bring on csn that they would ask for that.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2010 #138 of 2405
    la24philly

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    good name wil
     
  19. Mar 30, 2010 #139 of 2405
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    The lastest Verizon FiOS ad I saw last night on MASN HD was pretty funny. They make fun of Xfinity and Comcrap. Something like "we're a new cable company called Xfinity.. nope, same old Comcrap". Something else that I noticed that if you look closely, the commercial had a graphical comparison of customer satisfaction numbers for Verizon FiOS and Comcrap.

    Verizon was 49% and Comcrap was 12%. The funny part is that Verizon's customer satisfaction number is less than half of their customers and it's a Verizon commercial. You'd think they wouldn't even use that info since it's showing that less than half of Verizon customers rate the company highly.

    I had to RW and pause it to read the graph slide in the commercial. My wife even got a kick out of that when I showed it to her.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2010 #140 of 2405
    jlosh

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    I feel like a little kid asking "are we there yet?" over and over, but is there any new news on this whole situation?
     

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