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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

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

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Basketball arenas are A LOT smaller - horrible comparison. Look at TV ratings and basketball is on par with baseball. Some years the NBA Finals outdraw the World Series and vice versa. For example:
    2010 - NBA averaged 10.6 ratings and 18.1 million viewers while the MLB WS averaged 10.06 ratings and 17 million viewers.
    2011 - NBA averaged 10.2 ratings and 17.3 million viewers while the MLB WS averaged 11.3 ratings and 18.9 million viewers.

    Sources - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_television_ratings
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association_Nielsen_ratings#2010_NBA_Finals
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/14/nba-finals-2011-ratings-g_n_876964.html
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Oh there is no question many teams from other markets could make more money if they where in the Los Angeles market. That's why. They just want a sweetheart deal to come here in the first place to make even more money because they are so greedy.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    Its hard to call the pac12 a regional channel, even though they have regional outlets. It's really one network.

    You are in Portland, which has one RSN. The Seahawks are on national tv, so they are never on a RSN. Mariners are in Seattle, so they are on a RSN in Seattle that is pushed to your area because the mariners also have your market. Not at all the same as three main RSNs plus the pac12 for all major sports that actually are on RSNs and are allocated in the exact same DMA in the first place.
     
  4. Mariah2014

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    Charter is the first real add for time warner cable sportsnet LA.
     
  5. lipcrkr

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    Charter Cable has signed on.......the subs will be paying $12.50 a month.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Premium channel?
     
  7. lipcrkr

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    It's on the "JGS" Network. Don't do it DirecTV, let them enjoy the Sparks and Galaxy, two "pro" teams that will draw 3 people to the new channel, oh wait, they well draw 4 fans because TWC has two channels.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    Well, I will have to look into that tomorrow and see what deals I can get. I have considered getting their Internet service anyway, so this may be the push to go ahead and do that.
     
  9. kb24sd

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    It's like dominos now. The question is, did twc relent on some part of all this to make these deals happen, or did these two just pop for what twc wanted?
     
  11. Hutchinshouse

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    TWC may have cut Charter & Verizon a deal in order to force DIRECTV's hand. :sure:
     
  12. kb24sd

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    I really don't give DAMN at this point and want the channels on D* ASAP.

    This is such BS between both TWC SportsNet & D*.
     
  13. Hutchinshouse

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    Agreed!
     
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    More likely the latter, as that's usually the end result. The channels ask for the moon because they know they'll ultimately get it, which is why programming costs in general have skyrocketed like crazy in recent years despite the current estate of the economy.
     
  15. tonyd79

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    I don't understand. JGS?
     
  16. inkahauts

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    Actually, that's not normally the case all the time, and I don't think twc can afford to take to big a risk here. They have to have the eyeballs to make their money back on this, no two ways about it. And just ask Viacom and tribune if channels always get what they want.
     
  17. Devo1237

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    TWC cut Charter a deal because they serve separate areas and don't compete for any customers. TWC wants DTV customers to leave for their service (which is worth more that $4 a month to them), but if DTV is crazy enough to bend over backwards and pay that BS "fair" rate, then that'll be okay for them too. TWC is getting exactly what they want here. The Lakers are a pawn and DTV is in a lose-lose situation.
     
  18. lipcrkr

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    The "Just Got Screwed" network.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    I can't believe so many people think twc thinks they can even come out even with this channel without DirecTV picking it up. They cannot. Dish won't jump, so they have to get DirecTV. Now if they got dish,then they could afford to not get DirecTV, maybe. They have to have the advertising dollars and they won't get it without getting every single customer to switch, and there is zro chance of that. They need all carriers. DirecTV has more customers that twc does in the Lakers market.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    That doesn't even make sense.
     

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