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

  1. spaul

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    Maybe the man on the moon might know but, with no more NASA flights at all in the next few years we are in limbo as well ha ha .
     
  2. fireponcoal

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    Thanks for your support.. OK! I actually hate when people find it necessary to post the above.. But since it was brought up I can't see D* even going to the table to ask.. Since their busy not getting subscribers the basic HD everyone is yearning for I don't think they'll have time to give Philly folks the only channel many of them want... Errr, wait, what?
     
  3. jlosh

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    The Tour de France is over. I wonder how soon until Versus and the CSN's are officially rebranded.
     
  4. Paul Secic

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    Why would they rebrand?
     
  5. espnjason

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    Because for many years Comcast had a bad name. Plus now that they own NBC I suppose they want to rebrand their rsns to one as a respectable reputation, such as NBC Sports. If they do rebrand, my guess would be Labor Day Weekend which is in tune with the baseball Division races, and allow some time before the NHL and NBA Preseasons. Not to mention all the NFL shows.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Because they WANT to have a single brand across Comcast and NBC properties. It make them all stronger. Just as all sports on ABC is now "ESPN on ABC." When you watch Versus, you get NBC in your face. When you watch Universal, you get Versus in your face. When you watch NBC you get CSN in your face. When you watch CSN, you get Universal. (Of course, they would all be derivations of the same name....)
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    well FOX owns 25% of CSN BA and I don't know how much that fox will like the NBC name.

    CSN Chicago is only 20% comcast and the teams have a high number of WGN / WGN sports on U games. I don't know how much NBC will like a NBC named channel saying next game is on WGN.

    Maybe if they dump all the WGN games and add more part time over flows NBC sports Chicago plus 2 HD as well NBC sports chicago plus 3 SD and HD. Yes without WGN and WCIU we will need up 3 maybe 4 over flow channels to cover all the local sports and maybe a plus 5 for any FSN / college sports that may also be on at the same time. We where close to maybe needing a plus 3 this year. That what having 2 baseball teams + NHL / NBA playoffs does.

    make NBC sports Chicago plus in to a much more of a full time channel ending the CLTV / CSN + being on the same channel.
     
  8. FramundaCheeze

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  9. tonyd79

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    You understand that 25% is a MINORITY ownership? Besides, why would they be happy with the Comcast name over Fox to begin with? You keep bringing this up as if it means something.
    If they do it now, they will do it then. BTW, you get THE VERY SAME THING with NBC affiliates doing games locally. And you get networks cross-promoting games all the time. How do you think ESPN feels about saying that the next NBA game is on TNT? Or TBS saying the next baseball playoff game is on Fox?

    You seem to think that OTA networks are the only ones that count in this discussion when they are all important.

    Not important to the conversation.
     
  10. espnjason

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    I am real suprised that there isn't a public comment for persons living within the Designated Market Area, such as the Greater Philadelphia area, but live in a part where it is not serviced by the cable provider, such as Comcast.

    I am more than certain that there would be bigger causes for concern if the FCC hears about witholding RSN access even from those who isn't able to subscribe to Comcast in the first place. I lived in Deptford, NJ for most of 2005 and I could testify to all this.
     
  11. FramundaCheeze

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    This has to fall into place soon. Now C* is playing hard ball with MLS Direct Kick. I've bought the package the last two seasons to watch Union games because there were no blackout restrictions. On July 17th, I go to watch the Union New England game and I see "This game is blacked out in your area".

    I call D* and of course the csr starts rambling on about local blackout restrictions. I fire back with "There are none on Direct Kick!" Finally I get transferred to someone else who tells me to email the FCC. I tell her " been there done that. D* has to file a complaint themselves. So what about me paying for a blacked out sports pack thats not supposed to be??"

    I sit on hold for a while only to hear......"Since Comcast owns the rights to BOTH broadcasts they are refusing to air either in your area.......sorry"

    So now, whenever the Union play a team that also has CSN as their carrier, I'm SOL!

    :mad:
     
  12. wilbur_the_goose

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    Can citizens comment to the FCC?
     
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    We better watch out. With all the horse trading going on with the debt ceiling limit, the terrestrial loophole may get added on to somebody's version of the bill. May not be likely, but I wouldn't put it past Comcast's lobbying beneficiaries.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    FenixTX

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    It's going to stay the same channel number it is right now. This isn't a new contract with DirecTV just changing it's name. And the alt feed will probably be removed since it's not needed until NHL playoffs which I believe won't be necessary this year anyways. And if it isn't removed I'm sure it will say NBC Sports Network alt but in all honesty who cares.
     
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    espnjason

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    Maybe Universal Sports would be used as an alternate feed if and when necessary, who knows.

    If anything, Congress should close it and get it over with. I'm not holding my breath on that one though.
     
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    spaul

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    Espnjason hope you only have to hold your breath till it turns Phillies red and not blue like their alternate home day caps.Though I,m with you with wishing for CSN Phila.finally for all us suffering local fans.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    It’s still not clear whether the RSNs will ever change their name to add the NBC brand. Many of the channels have multiple owners, making a name change not as easy as the one at Comcast-owned Versus

    Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/sto...us-enter-the-nbc-sports-network#ixzz1Tp2yhQXW


    Like I was saying the mixed fox and team owned RSN's make changes hard and keep comcast from makeing more CSN's cable only or pulling a TCN and locking out some overflows games from other cable systems.

    In Chicago Teams own 80% and NO CSN feeds are cable / Comcast only even they used / show up on cable / Comcast only channels.
     

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