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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ronfelder, May 1, 2006.

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  1. ronfelder

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    Comcast Sportsnet carries the Phils, Sixers and the Flyers. The sometimes carry the Phantoms Hockey team of the AHL. Those are the main things that they carry.

    I know comcast hopes it doesn't get past for i know quite a few people who'd switch to sat. if the could get sportsnet.
    Ron
     
  2. psnarula

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    oh i forgot about the sixers. but basically you confirm what i had suspected -- that CSN-Philly has contracts with all the local teams that aren't tied into national tv contracts. and since that cable company with the most market penetration in philly is most likely comcast, i'm sure they're in no hurry to see customers who switch to dish be able to watch the local sports teams.

    are there similar situations for CSN-Chicago and CSN-West? or are these available on satellite?
     
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    What about Roanoke? Looks like they're on the same spotbeam as Baltimore. Is there a station there that would show the games you want?
     
  4. ronfelder

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    what makes it worse is that comcast has their headquarters in the city and the city lets them do what they want. that's why rcn failed in getting a franchise in the city. city council squashed it.

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  5. Geronimo

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    5t is unique to Philly. they get aaway with it there because of the way the channel is didtributed. Which brings us back to the original topic f the thread.
     
  6. psnarula

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    i dind't know that comcast was headquartered in philadelphia. maybe this is also why the city's proposed city-wide wireless internet initiative hasn't gone very far...
     
  7. KyL416

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    Cablevision did the same thing with the Metro channel, which was delivered by fiber as well. They would purposely put playoff hockey games on Metro TV, while Basketball and Baseball will air on FSN New York and MSG Network, and prevent Satellite viewers from seeing the playoffs. Metro TV has since ceased programming last summer, and now instead of going on Metro TV, the overflow games now air on a new feed called "FSN New York 2", which is available on Satellite.
     
  8. ronfelder

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    As far as I know Earthlink has the contract and is going to wire the city or rather wirelss the city. My question about that is this. They say if you live on a floor higher than the third you won't get the signal. I thought this was for the poor? Most people who live in a building that has lots of floors I believe have money and can afford getting the internet from some other source.


    Sorry for changing the subject.
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  9. psnarula

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    i'm confused about this. i'm looking at the dish channel chart:

    http://ekb.dbstalk.com/dishlist.htm

    which lists baltimore locals on "23s5" except for the significantly viewed DC stations which are on "25s5". For Roanoke it says "25s5". I don't know what these numbers mean. can somebody explain it for me?

    even if i could "move" to roanoke and get their locals, i'm not sure if this would do any good -- according to the list of jp sports clearances for the state of virginia for this past basketball season, the two jp sports affiliates in the roanoke market are WDBJ and WBVA:

    http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/acc/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/06mbkclearva.pdf

    I see WDBJ on the dish channel chart but not WBVA. instead, there is a different WB affiliate that seems to be tied to Lynchburg. What's going on with the WB affiliate in Roanoke?
     
  10. jrbdmb

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    No (thankfully).

    Since Comcast owns the Sixers and Flyers (and has a stake in the Phillies) they have decided that the lost revenue to CSN-Philly and the teams from not selling to DBS is more than offset by keeping Comcast Cable the only game in town for Philly sports. Since CSN-Chicago and CSN-West did not own the respective teams in Chicago and Sacramento, Comcast apparently did not have enough leverage to force these new RSNs to cable-only.

    BTW, the MLB Padres (Cox San Diego), NBA Hornets (Cox N.O., Cox Oklahoma, or Cox wherever-they-end-up), and NBA Bobcats (Time-Warner Carolina) are the other major sports teams currently cable-only.
     
  11. Geronimo

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    Mo it isa question of how the channel is distributed. The law allows cable only sales if the channel is distributed terrestrailly. CCSn Philyis the only Comcast owned RSN that isdistributed by fiber and not by satellite.
     
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    transponder 23 spotbeam 5 and transponder 25 sptobeam 5

    WBVA is a pseudo-station, a WB100+ affiliate with no analog ota channel. It is distributed via cable and it airs on a digital subchannel of the FOX affiliates WFXR and WJPR, which are co-owned mirrors of each other. D* puts WBVA on channel 5 like the cable systems do (it identifies itself as WB5), but E* carries it on channel 21, which is the analog ota channel for WJPR.

    Btw, it isn’t clear yet which spotbeam Greensboro will be on. I think it will probably go to 6, which you totally out of luck, but spot 5 also covers that market, and there could be room on that spot, depending on what else E* wants to do, so might be able to “move” back to Greensboro. Have to wait and see.

    :lol: I like that.....
     
  13. James Long

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    Isn't that signature just insulting posters who choose to put THEIR points of views in their sig? :rolleyes:
     
  14. jrbdmb

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    True. However, I bet if the Chicago sports teams (Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls) had permitted CSN-Chicago to be cable-only, Comcast would have found a way to distribute the channel via microwave or fiber and stiff DBS. :)
     
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    No. It makes no comment about posters who express their own convictions. It comments only on those who insult others. It is believe it or not possible to express your own convictions without insulting others. There are some signatures here that are positive decalaratiosn of what people believe. I have no problem with those and my signature does does not condemn them (or comment on them) in any way.

    But what does this have to so with Comcast Philly?
     
  16. Steve Mehs

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    Comcast has 5 Regional Sports Networks. Philadelphia was the first and most famous.

    Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia
    Comcast Sports Net Chicago
    Comcast Sports Net West
    Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic
    Comcast Sports Net South

    www.comcastsportsnet.com

    Philly and South are cable exclusives. CSN South is partly owned by Charter so it's not listed on the site. These channels are delivered terrestrially not via a satellite. Same principal as cable only WB and UPNs and cable news networks like CN8 and NY1.
     
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    Comcast Local.
     
  18. Steve Mehs

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    Never heard of that one before, well make that 6 Comcast RSNs :)
     
  19. James Long

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    Since each "Comcast Local" is a separate feed it would be more than six. There are also the "Comcast Plus" channels to deal with.
     
  20. psnarula

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    i am confused about how a "move" to Greensboro would be possible after the switch to spotbeam. i have been under the impression that a spotbeam is limited to a circular / elliptical area centered around the city in question and that if you live outside the spotbeam that it is physically impossible to pick up the signal. can somebody clarify this for me? how could it be possible for me to "move" to roanoke? it's 280 miles from my home in Maryland..
     
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