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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

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

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #481 of 2097
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    I would agree with that.

    D* claims they are looking out for their customers by keeping their bill from going up. But if the things I most want to watch --Lakers basketball and USC football -- are not available to me on D*, than my interests are not being served very well, no matter what my monthly bill is.

    Last week's Cal game was the first USC game in 11 years that was not available on my TV. Sure, the Pac-12 shares some of the blame, but it does feel as if something has changed at D* -- and not for the better.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 #482 of 2097
    sigma1914

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    Are you in Florida? The Lakers will still be on League Pass.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 #483 of 2097
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    I live in LA. A few years ago I moved to Florida for a few months for a job that didn't work out, haven't gotten around to updating my profile.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 #484 of 2097
    Stuart Sweet

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    Can I suggest that they raise your bill once for you, and once for me? I would prefer my bill not be raised.

    I only say this to make the point that not everyone will go along with a $10 per month increase for a single channel with limited national appeal.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 #485 of 2097
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    Companies never do what is best for the customer unless it is at least neutral for them. That would eventually lead to going out of business. Same when their interests do not meet enough customers interests. Things work best when company and customer interests align.

    While directv may not be doing what is best for some individuals but they believe it is the right course for enough to keep them profitable and in business. For the vast majority, individual channels that cost a lot are bad business. So, no matter our individual preferences, they are doing what is in the best interest of the customers.

    Damned English. Only one word for both single and plural "you".
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 #486 of 2097
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    ARGH! That's all I can say, without completely going crazy.

    I know DirecTV is the sports leader. They may be loosing a bit of that edge by not having the Lakers (or the Pac-12) for that matter, but not many other providers will as well. And as stated above, none have the coverage that DirecTV does for so many other sports channels.

    I hope they get the Lakers as well as Pac-12 soon, I don't want to switch providers (switching won't get me the Lakers up in PDX) but I may. Of all the forces at work in all of the negotiations the most influence I have is to switch providers, and that's negligible unless I can get thousands (hundreds of thousands) of people to switch with me and let DirecTV know why. Or exactly the opposite, get absolutely zero people to leave DirecTV and tell TW or Pac-12 that we can live without their overpriced product.

    ok maybe I can write a lot without going completely crazy.

    I applaud DirecTV in trying to get what they believe is a fair price for any channel. I just wish I knew what was fair or unfair.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2012 #487 of 2097
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    That would be a great idea. However, another thought comes to mind. There could also be that rare (but very possible) instance where all three teams would be playing on the same night in March/April. Would TWC have to delay the broadcast of perhaps the Galaxy game? Or would they make sure that a national network, such as ESPN or TNT, would carry one of those games for that particular evening?

    On a side note, does anyone here remember the "enhanced" Lakers coverage that aired simultaneously on Prime Ticket for certain games a few seasons ago? FSN West would broadcast the normal game coverage with the announcers and PT would show various different angles and behind the scenes footage with interviews conducted by the sideline reporter?

    If an additional TWC channel (or a part-time overflow feed) ends up being created for the Dodgers, I think it would be pretty cool to use that channel for "bonus" Lakers coverage.

    I recall the Yankees having a similar enhanced channel. Do they still have it?
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 #488 of 2097
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    One could always use the word, "y'all". :)
     
  9. Oct 2, 2012 #489 of 2097
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    FWIW:

    http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2012/10/time-warner-flips-switch-on-new-lakers-channels

     
  10. Oct 2, 2012 #490 of 2097
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    Question;

    Are you referring to RSNs carrying the away or visiting team's telecasts playing the Lakers being available on LP (blacked out in the LA area of course)?

    Since with rare exception, the channel 750s range LP channels are simply remaps of RSNs carried in the 600 channel range, how can DIRECTV provide the Lakers home feed to LP without an agreement to carry TWC SportsNet?

    Does TWC still have to allow DIRECTV to carry the home feed for LP purposes to the other markets?
     
  11. Oct 2, 2012 #491 of 2097
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    It's up to the NBA, and do you think they'll exclude LA from LP? DirecTV carries Phillies baseball games on EI without a CSN-Philly deal.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2012 #492 of 2097
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    Oh ... :)

    Didn't know a league with their sponsored sports packages can have the right to supersede the exclusive broadcast rights of an RSN that way like with CSN-Philly.

    Lord knows the blackout rules make my head spin ...

    Well then, I wonder if I can use the NBA's usual free preview of LP to watch Lakers games for a while at least if no deal is struck with TWC? ;)
     
  13. Oct 2, 2012 #493 of 2097
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    My experience with CSN-Philly is their live games would be carried if and only if the opposing team's feed is not available and that isn't all that often.

     
  14. Oct 2, 2012 #494 of 2097
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    And BTW, is it normal for an RSN to launch this way without having secured at least one carriage deal with another provider other than their own? :confused:
     
  15. Oct 2, 2012 #495 of 2097
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    I believe you'll still be blacked out from Lakers games in the LA area (as well as San Diego, Vegas, Hawaii, Bakersfield and elsewhere).
     
  16. Oct 2, 2012 #496 of 2097
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    Not true. I've had a choice of phillies versus opponent broadcasts. Often true but not always.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2012 #497 of 2097
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    I wouldn't have known since I moved back to Philly prior to the 2011 season.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2012 #498 of 2097
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    Thats related to what I was about to ask you;

    As example, do you know if say the Phil. 76'ers games (does CSN Philly have their rights?) are blacked out on LP provided by DIRECTV there?
     
  19. Oct 2, 2012 #499 of 2097
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    Why, does D* no longer have YES? I know DISH doesn't..."the new sports leader" ;)
     
  20. Oct 2, 2012 #500 of 2097
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    No, because you're in the LA market.
     

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