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Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

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

  1. Apr 5, 2011 #401 of 526
    Sixto

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    Hopefully an agreement gets worked out by Thursday evening, but sometimes these things take some significant pain before resolved. Maybe Friday night's game will be a good decision point, while Saturday is Fox, Sunday is ESPN, and Tuesday is My9.

    Personally, I'll probably add YES to a secondary provider if it drags on more then a week or two.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 #402 of 526
    harsh

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    Consider that commitments likely create an environment where the market reacts relatively slowly to change for the worse.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 #403 of 526
    zimm7778

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    I mentioned Dish and said their MO was creating stupid named websites to tell their side of the story anytime they don't come to terms with a channel provider. I did not realize they were now in a lover's spat with SNY, the webpage is www.Iwantmymets.com
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 #404 of 526
    reweiss

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    Taken from the DirecTV link below:
    http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3185/~/yes-network


    We're doing everything we can to close a deal by the new Thursday deadline (April 7) and are hopeful YES will remain on DIRECTV. Their threats to take down the channel are nothing more than gamesmanship to try and gain leverage in the talks. Obviously their goal is to get DIRECTV customers to pay as much as possible for their network, so these are the games that they play in negotiations. This will get resolved if YES agrees that DIRECTV should pay the same amount as the other three dominant TV providers in the market (Comcast, Time Warner & Cablevision). DIRECTV customers should not be forced to pay a penny more for YES Network.

    DIRECTV plans to keep the channel up while we conclude these negotiations. However, if the channel should go dark for any reason, make no mistake that it was solely the decision of YES Network to take the channel away from DIRECTV customers.

    If YES Network goes dark, MLB Extra Innings and NBA League Pass customers will continue to see Yankees and Nets games but will not have access to the YES Network feed. In most instances DIRECTV will provide the opposing team's feed for these packages. If you receive YES Network as your local RSN unfortunately these games will not be available.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 #405 of 526
    Rich

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    I think I found an even better way to work around this issue. I'll post a notification if I'm correct and will only explain what I've done by PM. Cablevision has always treated me very well (except for 2002) and I don't want to bury them with phone calls.

    Rich
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 #406 of 526
    Santi360HD

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    and my monthly money wont be available either as I will cancel my service..as quickly as whomever flicks the switch my speed dial will be ready for cancellation
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 #407 of 526
    tonyd79

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    I can't find it right now but in one of these threads (maybe this one), there was a link about getting Yankee games streamed if you are a customer of one of the local cable companies in the NY market.

    Found it.

    http://wwwyankees-on-yes-in-market-...inmarket/index.jsp?c_id=nyy&partnerID=YESHOME
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 #408 of 526
    Sixto

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    Yep, read that, but the fine print had words that you needed to already receive YES to qualify.

    I currently only have the $15/month basic service as a backup (with a Series3), no YES.

    Worst case, I would just turn on the regular service until resolved, but won't do anything unless it drags on for a while. Won't mind much losing a few games, that might even be the best way to get it resolved, but hopefully there's a new deal by Thursday night.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 #409 of 526
    sigma1914

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    We get it. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 #410 of 526
    Rich

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    I will be adding cable TV for the duration of the Yes/D* squabble so I would qualify for that. My understanding was that once I became a Cablevision customer for TV, I already have a CV cable modem, I would be able to use my Samsung BD players to stream "Yankees on Yes". I just called up the folks that put the MLB app on the Sammy BD players and it would cost an extra $25 for the MLB subscription even tho I only want the Yankees, which are normally blacked out in my area.

    Looks like it will be cheaper to go with two CV HD DVRs and just watch the games on them rather than pay $15 a month for Yankees on Yes plus $25 to MLB for the whole package. I'd save $26 a month using the CV DVRs. I'd rather spend the extra $26 and be able to use my Sammy BD players to stream the games, but I gotta check with the boss and see if she's OK with that. Both services are easy to cancel. No commitments, but if this squabble lasts for the whole season...

    Rich
     
  11. Apr 5, 2011 #411 of 526
    MysteryMan

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    :wave: With over 19 million customers I'm sure you'll be missed. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Apr 5, 2011 #412 of 526
    Hoosier205

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    Well, it will be YES who pulls it...not DirecTV.
     
  13. Apr 5, 2011 #413 of 526
    tonyd79

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    So, YES still gets your money. I can see how well your protest will work.
     
  14. Apr 5, 2011 #414 of 526
    sunking

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    You assume he is protesting YES's asking price. Compared to what out of market people pay for the full MLB package when all they care about is one team YES's asking price is a bargain.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2011 #415 of 526
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    This would not be a "protest". As I told DirectTV, I don't care if they think that YES is being unreasonable, or even if they are. I went to DirectTV in 1998 because they had YES and my cable did not (a fact that, interestingly, changed in Northern CT just last Friday.) As a consumer, if my grocery store doesn't carry the brand I want I don't care why, or whose fault it is that they don't sell what I want. The reality is that I simply begin to shop elsewhere, and may or may not return to that store if they begin to sell my favorite brand again. That's not a protest, I just don't want to pay monthly fees and still not get the product I want. That may put DirectTV at disadvantage when negotiating for the popular stations that are most important to some - but that's just business. Its not like DirectTV has offered to reduce my fees, or so I can get the programs on my computer during the interim. This is not a morality play, just about providing paying customers with what they want or risk losing them.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2011 #416 of 526
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    yes Hoosier you made this quite clear in your copy & paste frenzy the other day from SR...do you also remember I asked if technically you guru's can find out who actually does the channel pull (yes stops sending a signal or D* just pulls it)...didnt get much of a straight answer, I know SR is widely respected here, but my question was to find out who does what just to ensure they're all playing fair and not dis honor the sanctity of it all by lying?? huh?.....but the hands on the clock...are ticking...and blink or bluff time is a coming..Wont affect me I have my cable box already in play...and 2 high bills to go with it for the time being..
     
  17. Apr 5, 2011 #417 of 526
    tonyd79

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    But if the price of the product you want to buy in the grocery store goes up and your store decides they don't want to stock it because of that, you go to the other store and you decide if the price is worth it to you. This is not the case here. This is more like a dinner buffet that stops putting out tomatoes because the price went too high. That happens all the time. And if they start stocking tomatoes again, they raise the price.

    What you miss is that programming is not free. If YES and everyone jacks up the price, your bill will go higher.

    And do not think that because you go to another provider you are going to avoid the price increase. If DirecTV goes with the higher price, that will compell the other providers to do so as well.

    You are just dancing to YES's tune. That is my only point. No morality involved. What I am saying is that they will get your money (and more of it) if everyone jumps. I don't see how you win anything except short term viewing of some baseball games.

    BTW, welcome to the forum!
     
  18. Apr 5, 2011 #418 of 526
    n3ntj

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    Interesting thing is that YES Network didn't even exist until March 2002. How could YES Network been the reason you went to D* in 1998? :lol:
     
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    Santi360HD

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    Maybe he went in 1998 for MSG Network...thats where they used to be b4 the Yankees made their own channel..
     
  20. Apr 5, 2011 #420 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Yeah, I read that as "the Yankees" without even realizing it.
     

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