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Merger Results in Formation of DIRECTV Sports Networks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Unknown, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Unknown

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    DIRECTV completed a merger transaction with Liberty Media yesterday .. More information here. Some more information came available today.

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    What effect will this have if any. also i did a search and nothing cam up on this topic.
     
  2. n3ntj

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    I am certain this will come into play around the end of December regarding the lack of Versus on D* and comcrap's carriage agreements with these same RSNs expiring. D* will soon have what they call "leverage". ;)
     
  3. sigma1914

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    I hope they use their hold on FSN Northwest, FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain as HUGE leverage against Comcast in those areas to get Versus back. Comcast subs who are Pittsburgh Penguins fans would go nuts got yanked.
     
  4. MikeW

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    Let's see how nice DirecTV Sports plays with Comcast on the Pirates games. May start getting easier for DirecTV to get Comcast Philly.
     
  5. Newshawk

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    Talk about strategic placement! FSN Rocky Mountain is right smack in the 2nd home of Comcra... er, Comcast (as well as DirecTV's second home and Dish's first home). FSN Northwest is in the Seattle/Poetland area and FSN Pittsburgh is about as close as you can get to Philly with a sports network not named "Comcra"... er, "Comcast". (I wonder why my keyboard always does that? :sure:)
     
  6. loudo

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    Great News for us sports junkies. Keeping DirecTV the leader in sports television.
     
  7. lwilli201

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    Would some one explain how Directv can own/control FSN regional channels. Does FSN produce the programming on FSN Northwest, FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain?
     
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  9. Garry

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    Comcast New England used to be Fox Sports New England but was not owned by Fox. It was owned, I believe, by Cablevision but Comcast bought it from them.

    As you said, Fox provides programing as they do now with Comcast New England.
     
  10. 5353

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    Does this mean that there is a possibility to get Philly Comcast on DTV I have been waiting for years. I miss it and have been looking to get it and there is no way cause of the Prism days
     
  11. sum_random_dork

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    I wonder how this will play into D* also having purchased The Dan Patrick and Tony Bruno shows, will they be combined into this network? It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
     
  12. kevinwmsn

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    Good, maybe Comcast can give it exclusive access to Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast as well as the other above channels.
     
  13. TheRatPatrol

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    "You're watching DSN, the DirecTV Sports Network" ;)

    So who owns the other Fox Sports Nets?
     
  14. Willh

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    NewsCorporation, they own all of the other FSN RSNs
     
  15. grooves12

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    FSN is an affiliate network... just like many of the local CBS, NBC, FOX, etc. channels are owned by independent companies, but carry the network programming, the same is true of the Regional Sports Networks. Even though most of them fall under one of the two major brands (Fox Sports or Comcast Sports) that doesn't necessarilly mean Fox or Comcast owns all the networks that carry those names.
     
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    Goodbye FSN NW (Mariners and Pac-10 sports) on Comcast cable in Washington/Oregon thanks to Comcrap denying CSN NW (Blazers and Ducks) to D*. D* is truly calling C* bluff on this one, and it started with Versus. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. We may not know until April when baseball season starts...
     
  17. SteveHas

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    This is getting good
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  18. TheRatPatrol

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    So that means we should be ok for a while with those. Hopefully they won't sell out to C*.
    I wonder if they'll do an even exchange for the two? C* gets FSNW, in exchange D* will get CSNNW. Maybe the same with FSN Pittsburgh and CSN Philly.

    Its going to get interesting.
     
  19. elaclair

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    Hmm, now if DirecTV Sports Network were to purchase NewsCorps holdings in their FSNs......or for that matter, just buy a majority stake in NewsCorp itself.....
     
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