A comment attached to Tuesday's Jon Wilner blog from James Jones: "Unfortunately are (sic) price is .80 in footprint and .5 to .10 outside (not disclosed) The Sports Business Journal estimated in year 1 we ended with 26 million subs and total revenue from carriage at 108 million. That works out to a national average of .24 per sub. Exact numbers in footprint and out are not known but likely 8 to 12 million in footprint and the rest out of footprint. If all of our national carriers would put us in basic we could easily survive on somewhere around the .24 if we had DTV and the others offer us in basic nationally but they will not and so we must hold are price we set in order to not lose money." So at a blended rate of .$24 its only a penny more than what FS1 got. Now I really need my question answered, why doesn't DirecTV want to put this channel into a "basic" package instead of demanding the Net be pay-for-view channel.