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Listen up Oregonians!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Tivoenthused, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. pbg

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    Wow.... The Comcast NW feed? I was 727'ed on the League Pass channel so I assumed they were using the Hornets feed. Just to rub salt in the wounds they are blacking us out of that locally too.
    Waz up wit dat? :confused:
     
  2. DCSholtis

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    Yep the CSN NW feed. I would recognize the graphics of the Hornets feed. These were not theirs.
     
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  4. desulliv

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    That's the issue. Unless they reach an agreement Comcast will not allow D* to use their feed. If the feed had been from Hornets we should have been able to get it on NBA League Pass. The Blazers didn't black it out, Comcast did.
     
  5. pbg

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    I’m not sure it that’s true. Last Friday, League Pass used the Hornets feed, and we were blacked out locally in the Portland DMA. To me, that sort of makes sense. Typically, if the game is been broadcasted locally, which it was on Comcast, while League Pass is using the opposing team’s feed, we’d be blacked out locally from the opposing team’s feed. The idea being we’d should be able to see it on our local RSN.

    Last night the rest of the nation saw on Direct TV, the Comcast NW feed…With the exception of Portland and probably New Orleans. That’s messed up.

    Also, the League dictates blackouts. With that, they were probably respecting Comcast’s territorial rights, but bottom line, it is up to the League
     
  6. desulliv

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    You're probably correct about all that. I thought the teams had some discretion in lifting blackouts, but there's probably something in the Blazers/Comcast agreement that dictates that. I'm acutally more bummed about not having access the the University of Portland and Oregon games.
     
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    Comcast SportsNet Northwest, which holds the TV rights to 55 Trail Blazers games this season, cancelled “at least two interviews” with local media in Oregon this week when it “realized that those interviews would include pressing questions about its decision to not sell the programming" to satellite and cable operators beyond Comcast, according to John Canzano of the Portland OREGONIAN. Canzano wrote Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen should “issue a directive to get a distribution deal done or lose the rights to televise his teams.” There would “be no [CSN Northwest] without the Blazers.” Canzano: “The bigger punishment for both entities will come in the form of a natural apathy once fans accept that nobody was looking out for them in this deal” (Portland OREGONIAN, 11/7).
     
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    The entire John Canzano column is linked in post #39 in this thread.

    I know we all look forward to hear From Directv's point of view if any movement towards resolution is likely

    Thanks in advance
    Michael
     
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    It still surprises me that D* hasn't made it's own RSN like comcast has..what...10?
     
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    Getting there. 6 or 7. Philly and Northwest are the only ones not shown on D*.
     
  12. DCSholtis

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    You'll likely never to see CSN Philly on D* unless the FCC dumps that silly loophole.
     
  13. desulliv

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    I don't think D* is planning to get into the programming business.
     
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