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SportsNet New York

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Anthony, Mar 13, 2006.

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  1. DVDDAD

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    I don't see it on my guide; what receiver are you using? Just because the channel is uplinked it doesn't mean that E* is going to carry it. YES was uplinked, but E* never carried it.
     
  2. Jerseyguy

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    8 days till opening day!!!

    Lets hope Dish comes to their senses and inks a deal with SNY
     
  3. DVDDAD

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    I know it has been stated on other threeds on this topic, but this thread hasn't been updated to tell everyone that Cablevision inked a deal and is already braodcasting.
     
  4. Ashrak

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    Here's a recent article from Newsday...

    March 25, 2006


    SportsNet New York's debut on Cablevision Thursday gave the Mets' new outlet distribution from all three of the area's major cable companies, joining Time Warner and Comcast, part-owners of SNY.

    Now the focus will turn to the two major satellite distributors. An industry source said DirecTV almost certainly will sign on in time for the April 3 opener.

    Trickier is the status of Dish Network, which does not carry the Yankees' YES Network and traditionally tries to hold the line on costly channels. Dish has been talking to SNY, but a deal is far from certain.

    Smaller cable companies such as RCN long have been expected to fall in line soon after a Cablevision deal was in place.
     
  5. ScottieMobility

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    It is unfortunate that we probably won't get this channel. I am not setting myself up for disaster like the last few times with YES. I'm expecting no baseball in the NY DMA on E*. The games on WPIX and WWOR won't cut the mustard either.
     
  6. NYBuddy

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    Everytime I call SNY at Phone: 212.485.4800, the strangest thing happens, I get the same woman (believe it or not a warm body, not automation!). Well everday I call and I ask what about E* and SNY, she says the same thing, "We are currently in negotiations with both E* and D*". I then press her for more, she tells me she feels extremely confident that both will have their service by Opening Day! So I take it for what it's worth and tell her I'll talk to her tomorrow...:cool:
     
  7. Spooky

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    There is an article in Sky Report this morning that basically states: DTV told the Federal Communications Commission that regional sports networks affiliated with the cable operators will have the ability to engage in uniform "overcharge" pricing in markets where the companies are the dominant MSO.

    DirecTV also complained that Time Warner has not provided documents for inspection related to its RSN deals in North Carolina with the Charlotte Bobcats and with the Mets in New York.

    I don't want to get in trouble for copyright issues...so...

    (For the latest story on DirecTV's issues with the Adelphia takeover, see the latest edition of the skyreport

    This looks like a long, drawn-out hassle....
    I hope I am dead wrong though....
     
  8. James Long

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    Comcast Responds to DirecTV's RSN Concerns
    Comcast responded to concerns raised by DirecTV concerning its takeover of Adelphia assets, a transaction it's conducting with Time Warner Cable, calling into question the worries raised by the satellite TV company.

    DirecTV has submitted multiple filings on the Adelphia transaction suggesting that the deal could negatively impact the availability of regional sports networks for unaffiliated pay-TV providers. In a filing sent to the Federal Communications Commission, Comcast suggested that DirecTV is using the Adelphia review process at the Portals "as an opportunity to have far-reaching RSN-related conditions imposed on the parties."

    Comcast also said it has consistently refuted the concerns raised by DirecTV, saying the issues discussed by the satellite TV service have no connection to the Adelphia transaction and that they are based on "erroneous information and assumptions about Comcast's incentives."

    Comcast also said the Adelphia takeover would result in minimal changes relevant to Comcast's RSN interests.

    DirecTV's concerns relate to access of regional sports networks controlled by Comcast or Time Warner Cable, including Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia and SportsNet New York, which offers coverage of Mets baseball. DirecTV cannot access the Philadelphia RSN due to what's called the terrestrial loophole. And the company hasn't yet struck a deal for carriage of the New York network.

    (For the latest story on DirecTV's issues with the Adelphia takeover, see: http://www.skyreport.com/view.cfm?ReleaseID=1878)

    The Adelphia deal is awaiting FCC approval.

    http://www.skyreport.com/
     
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