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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 #541 of 2097
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    Are you sure about that. I already thought in MLB and i pretty sure i am right that ESPN is blackout in the team market for that game. So if the Angels are playing the Rangers on a Wednesday and i on ESPN. it get blackout in the team market. Where in SO cal do you like. I know in the NBA ESPN games are not blackout. but in MLB they are in the team market.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 #542 of 2097
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    Let's not forget that our prices have also increased substantially over the last five years as well.

    I also see that executive comp is up as well at Directv over the same time period.

    Maybe this has all finally bottomed out and the apocalypse is ready to happen.

     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 #543 of 2097
    tonyd79

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    I said renewal.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 #544 of 2097
    Satelliteracer

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    They haven't increased at the rate of the programming costs. Annual price increases have been about 4% to 4.5%. Programming costs about 10% per year the last few years.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 #545 of 2097
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    If DirecTV doesn't kiss the NFL with loads of money come 2014, or the NFL decides to expand out-of-market distribution, and if DirecTV continues to play Dish Network of yesterday, they'll be in trouble in my opinion, as the more affluent demographics DirecTV so proudly touts to the finance sector and advertisers, flee.

    Just guessing, but it's plausible, especially the NFL's desire to expand distribution.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 #546 of 2097
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    No it isn't. The NFL wants ST to be an exclusive package for a reason and DirecTV will have first dibs on a new agreement. They paid $4 billion last time and have been more successful than ever since.

    Dish Network of yesterday? DirecTV has had very few public retrans disputes. They have retained and added channels, while Dish Network has dropped and openly mocked content providers. Dish Network is the Dish Network of yesterday.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2012 #547 of 2097
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    Good point! Let's hope not too long.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 #548 of 2097
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    I have NEVER seen a FSN west baseball game blacked out because a game was on espn. EVER. That doesn't happen. If a game is on espn and its exclusive, then they just don't have the game, period, there is nothing to blackout. What game and what day did you see this? Something else was going on, there would be no point in them doing a broadcast for the game for this market if it was going to be blacked out. I caught myself tuning to 694 a couple times and seeing it say blacked out for a dodger game, but then I realized my mistake.. :)

    Your dreaming if TWC is going to be ok with the nba relaxing its blackout rules for the Lakers if they don't have more carriage agreements.. :)

    And I do see games blacked out on espn for college football if they are showing the game on our abc as well, and then you can watch the reverse mirror feed of the alternate channel instead, although that's not too often.

    While I hope you all are right, until I see them hold to that, I won't bet on it, because again, I know of no market where this issue exists now and we have heard from someone whats happened in their market. I wish someone from Portland area was around, maybe they could tells us if they still get their espn games if its a blazers home game and they are on the Comcast sports channel?
     
  9. Oct 2, 2012 #549 of 2097
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    We only get Blazer game blackouts on NBATV. Never blacked out on ESPN. I bitched about the blackouts here in Eugene, since we are over 100 miles away and don't get the local Portland channels or CSNNW. I should not be blacked out!
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 #550 of 2097
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    Don't give up on CSN Huston yet the teams are big owners.


    Also CSN Chicago seems safe (teams own 80%) and it's loaded with ATT U-Verse ad's.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2012 #551 of 2097
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    I will be VERY surprised if Fox doesn't hold the rights to the Dodgers
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 #552 of 2097
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    I'm curious where you see that the NFL wants to expand distribution?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2012 #553 of 2097
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    NFL Sunday Ticket is already being offered through the PS3 and Playstation network.Where it does not require a person to sign a contract with Directv for 2 years and the person does not have to prove they cannot receive Directv service at the place they live.It costs $300 includes the red zone channel and the games are in HD.

    I had the service a year ago when I was on AT&T U-Verse and was not a Directv customer.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2012 #554 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    Magic Johnson owns and runs the Dodgers.

    They are gone after the 2013 season from Fox Sports.

    I seriously doubt MLB Commissioner Bud Selig wants them on Fox anymore after he already rejected the 1st TV deal between Fox and former owner Frank Mccourt.

    Also MLB and Dodgers fans remember how bad the Dodgers were run when they were owned by Rupert Murdoch.

    Here was Magic & Time Warner SportsNet president David Rone at the launch party last night at the TWC SportsNet headquarters in El Segundo CA.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 3, 2012 #555 of 2097
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    ...you are paying DirecTV for that service. It is provided by DirecTV. Not to mention that the number of people using the PS3 option is minuscule compared to traditional Sunday Ticket subs. The ST package is exclusive to DirecTV. The NFL wants it limited to one provider for a reason. That isn't changing.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2012 #556 of 2097
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    If the Dodgers leave Fox then that gives a perfect opportunity (if one doesn't exist already w/Lakers leaving) in Directv seeking major rate reductions from Fox. Less valuable content = less rates. Perhaps even drop a channel outright.

    But....this same situation exists here in the Pacific Northwest. Root Sports, wholly owned by Directv, used to carry the NBA Supersonics and Blazers in opposite markets (Seattle, Portland) plus LOTS of Pac 12 sports from all four Oregon and Washington universities, in addition to the MLB Mariners.

    Now....Pac 12 has left....both NBA teams (Supersonics to Oklahoma, Blazers to Comcast). and now we have what content on Root Sports Northwest in the fall/winter?

    Some Big Sky sports and high school football. Maybe 3 Pac 12 basketball games per each of the four universities and that is it. Root Sports Northwest, wholly owned by Directv has LOST most of it's content.

    My bill is not going down one dollar for the less content. Directv is playing games here. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL? By the way, they are Seattle area high schools....no interest whatsoever here in Oregon.

    So Directv talks one way out of it's mouth on one end and then on the other does the same programmer games. It's not giving back the rate.




     
  17. Oct 3, 2012 #557 of 2097
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    It's just disappointing that one thing I could count on with DirecTV was that they would carry virtually every sports channel they possibly could. While transmission could be an issue (CSN Philly), money almost never was.

    It's just not that way anymore.


    Sandra
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 #558 of 2097
    Hoosier205

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    Why? Because of two channels? One of which no one carries other than its owner...
     
  19. Oct 3, 2012 #559 of 2097
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    They don't enforce it but the reason they offered it on PS3 was to keep from getting sued by people who could not get Directv because of location or line of sight or regulations. They made it available to anyone who really wants it. They do not want to expand distribution because that would hurt the ad revenue of the network affiliates which would make their product worth less to the TV networks. That would be killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2012 #560 of 2097
    sigma1914

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    He owns a very very small percentage of the team and doesn't run them. He's a face for them to help bring in fans.
     

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