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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #181 of 2097
    Mariah2014

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    It's going to have to. I think that is one reason the pac-12 network is taking so long as well and why heard rumors that it could get tossed into a 15 dollar add on package of its own. It's also why CSN NW and CSN Philly to date have yet to be added to Directv and why nothing has been said about CSN Houston yet either.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2012 #182 of 2097
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    I wish all sports packages would be ala carte, this way each one could get what they want.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2012 #183 of 2097
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    Not sure,maybe it's time we expand this question to the genial forum with a poll.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2012 #184 of 2097
    inkahauts

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    RSN is not a sports package though, it's a local... That's the big hang up. I'd be fine with a $2 fee for locals RSN channels, if everyone had to pay it. That could be the only price in crease for a year, everyone's RSNs now cost $2. That would be fine by me.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2012 #185 of 2097
    Alan Gordon

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    DirecTV recently raised prices in certain markets where the RSNs were more expensive...

    I don't remember if it's markets with more channels than the average market, or most likely, markets in which the channels are more expensive.

    EDIT: See HERE and HERE!

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  6. Sep 3, 2012 #186 of 2097
    inkahauts

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    Doesn't explain why some people in the same market have it, and some don't...
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #187 of 2097
    Mariah2014

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    Depends on what your base package is and if it has local sports channels in that package. Then it is based on the cost of those RSN's.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2012 #188 of 2097
    Alan Gordon

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    Grandfathering?! :confused:

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    I thought he was n a grandfathers package that was the same as mine. Maybe he's n a much older grandfathered package. The wold make sense. I hate grandfathered packages, they should get rid of them all.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    It's a theory... I know nothing!

    There are advantages of grandfathered packages... I'm thankful to have a channel that I would have lost earlier this year had grandfathering not been in play. I hate other aspects of it though... :(

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    Link:

    http://www.multichannel.com/article..._Time_Warner_Cable_Sports_Lakers_Networks.php
     
  12. Sep 3, 2012 #192 of 2097
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    Depends on several factors. It's not market driven, but zip code driven. That is how RSNs charge the distributors. So it is possible to be in the New York DMA in one zip code where the rates for the RSNs (MSG, SNY, MSG +, etc) are lower than a different zip code in the same New York DMA.

    Also depends on base package. If you have entertainment with no RSN, there will be no RSN charge for example.
     
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    It's a local and should be optional.

    Take Root Sports Northwest (owned ironically by Directv). Aside from the Mariners this channel has little content now that the Pac 12 has walked. I don't watch much baseball and I'd give this channel up in a heartbeat....but Directv crams it down our throats, like other providers on their channels. But I can't get CSN Northwest.

    With the Pac 12 pulling content its a matter of time before others do the same (Lakers already did) before we need to see some consolidation in the RSNs There is way too much bandwidth being used up for part-time channels.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2012 #194 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    Yeah down here in San Diego I think Fox Sports San Diego is a poorly designed and utilized channel.Right now all it shows is the Padres and maybe some Del Mar Horse races.No other programming is being shown.

    Which is why I'm wondering why Directv chose to carry the channel.Them an Cox Cable down here are the only providers carrying it.AT&T U-Verse, Time Warner, and Dish Network are refusing to carry it at Fox's asking price.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2012 #195 of 2097
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    Lest we forget all those years that D* never had access to the Padres telecasts because of Cox.

     
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    Well, my contract is up. Now does Directv want to keep my business? We will see.
     
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    Interested in PAC 12, I take it.
     
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    they have it as a sub feed and maybe in a few years prime ticket may go away or fold down to a part time over flow of FS west.
     
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    Directv home base is Southern Cal. The channel(s) will be up and running, and yes the cost will be passed on, but will be barely noticed. If anything people (like me) will think the increase next January is for the Viacom channels...

    Can you imagine working or Directv in El Segundo, but subbing to TWC for the Laker games?? Never gonna happen!
     
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    Mariah2014

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    That is exactly what Time Warner wants to happen and as of now will happen unless something gives.
     

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