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Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Grafixguy, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jan 16, 2011 #21 of 526
    hilmar2k

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    So just to be clear, will those of us in NY be able to see Yankee games on MLBEI if this doesn't get worked out? The Yankee games are currently blacked out on EI in NY.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 #22 of 526
    tonyd79

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    No. EI would only be for out of market (outside New York).
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 #23 of 526
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    I'm a rare Mets/Yankees fan here.

    Neither team like bad publicity. May go to the wire, but I expect the Yanks to sign a deal.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 #24 of 526
    hilmar2k

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    That's what I thought. A couple of posts seemed to imply otherwise.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 #25 of 526
    cjrleimer

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    How much is YES asking for in their increase?
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 #26 of 526
    Grafixguy

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    Don't count on anything. The Yankees lost two full seasons on Cablevision due to programming disputes and YES is still not available on Dish.

    Given the current climate, I expect we're going to be seeing more and more of this type of thing. Get used to it.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 #27 of 526
    Steveknj

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    Yankee fan in Texas, and Lakers fan too. Front runner much? Of course if you root for the Cowboys you have the frontrunner's trifecta!! (but of course if you are in Texas at least the Cowboys make sense.

    I'm a Yankees fan from NEW JERSEY, and the main reason years ago I switched from Dish to Directv was the availability of YES (at the time both DISH and my local cable provider Cablevision didn't have YES. While I might be able to go into April without YES (I do have basic cable and YES bleeds into my QAM tuner). If it becomes protracted, I might have to consider a switch back to cable.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 #28 of 526
    Steveknj

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    IRC, if you are in the NY demo, the EI games are blacked out locally, aren't they? At least that's how it was on mlb.tv last year.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 #29 of 526
    hilmar2k

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    Hilarious, I was going to post that exact sentence... verbatim. :lol:

    I could probably live without YES by watching th 19 Sox/Yankee games online or via basic cable (though I haven't checked to see if YES is included in basic cable where I am).
     
  10. Jan 17, 2011 #30 of 526
    sigma1914

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    I grew up in Tucson, AZ prior to Diamondbacks days. My extended Italian/NY family instilled love for the Yankees (and football Giants, although I like to follow the Colts, Ravens, & Falcons too) at a young age. As for the Cowboys, I hate them with every bone in my body, as much as I hate the Redsox & Patriots. :lol: My Lakers love comes from the Suns sucking & never being on TV & Phoenix seeming like it was far away lol, so I had Detroit, Boston, LA, or Philly coverage. My hate for the Sox & Pats made a dislike for the Celtics easy. :lol: Detroit was scum & dirty players. Philly was cool with Dr. J. But, LA had style! Here's more fuel for you guys.....my favorite NHL team - Detroit.

    On topic...I need Directv to feed my sports addiction :lol: and YES is a much needed enabler. ;)
     
  11. Jan 17, 2011 #31 of 526
    Hutchinshouse

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    Less than DIRECTV's February rate increase.

    If it's OK for DIRECTV to raise our rates, it's OK for YES to raise their rates.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2011 #32 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Oh, come on.

    That would just lead to a larger rate increase unless DirecTV has already accounted for a potential YES increase.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2011 #33 of 526
    Grafixguy

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    Chicken....egg.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2011 #34 of 526
    Satelliteracer

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    LOL. You do realize the D* raises it's rates to cover for the programming rate increases. Programming costs are far and away the largest operating expense D*, E*, Comcast, etc, etc have. Not even close.
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    I would expect DIRECTV to have higher programming expenses than the others. You guys have more subscribers than the others. A larger family means a larger grocery bill. ;)

    All I'm saying, DIRECTV has reasons for their rate increase. Clearly YES has reasons too.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2011 #36 of 526
    sunking

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    Way too densely populated area for Directv not to pony up the money. They'd lose tons of subscribers.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2011 #37 of 526
    shadyridr

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    Theyd lose me for sure. No way I can go even one week without my Yankees. Thankfully Im out of the contract term and FIOS is offering some nice deals.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2011 #38 of 526
    Steveknj

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    This has made me rethink having them install DECA for the Whole Home Solution. I don't want to invest the money or commit anymore time to D* if I am going to have to leave them for not having YES. If someone could tell me there would be no interruption, I'll be on the phone this weekend setting up the installation.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2011 #39 of 526
    jluzbet69

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    DTV pay Yes, if not Good Bye I tell ya now bums... lol dont touch my Yankees:hurah:
     
  20. Jan 24, 2011 #40 of 526
    hilmar2k

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    Being in FL, I assume you have MLBEI, and therefore wouldn't lose the Yankee games.
     

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