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#1 OFFLINE   PWenger

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:53 AM

Bare with my thinking...

Arlen Spector just changed from R to D. He has lost his senority, and he, of course, has no shot of being the Republican nominee after the primaries. I have serious doubts he would be able to secure the nomination of the Democratic party (FULL DISCLOSURE: This view may be colored. I am in PA, so Spector is "my" Senator. I am a Democrat, a bit left of center. I am one of those who believes in the idea of the "esteemed opposition"...people of good conscious can have inteligent debate on issues they disagree with, and learn and refine their own views from the exercise. In the case of Spector, I really just don't trust him. He seems to have a constiuency of one...himself. I don't think he serves either party very well, and his only goal is re-election. But my intention of this thread is not to start political debate, I just think you should know where I am coming from.)

Spector has held this seat for years. Those of us in the Philly area are well aware of his relationship with Comcast. Whether he holds his seat or not, he is in for a battle. This might be the time to write a few letters about the terrestrial loophole to him, whoever his opponents end up to be, and the other officials involved.

Now, this country faces many challenges WELL beyond the fact that I can't watch a Phillies or Flyers home game. I AM NOT ADVOCATING VOTING FOR ONE PERSON OR ANOTHER SOLELY ON THIS ISSUE. If you decide your vote based on not being able to get Comcast Sports Philly on satellite, I would beg you to stay home on election day, whichever party you belong to.

But what I am saying is, if we get a "bug" in the candidates ears that their constiuents care about this, when the issue does come up (usually, because Comcast is trying to get something more for free from the government...like stadiums for the teams they own, etc) we might have a "fresher" view in the Senate. Might be enough to at least put some pressure on to close the loophole.

I know it is a very, very up-hill battle, but this is the first ray of hope, albiet tiny one, that we have had in a long time.

Whaddaya think?

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#2 OFFLINE   PA GIANTS FAN

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:52 PM

The idea of this happening would be nice but highly unlikely. Comcast will still try to use every loop hole they can to keep comcast philly off satellite. The day will come but not without a fight to end.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:19 PM

Philly.com president Eric Grilly, who has run the Web site for the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer for two years, is leaving to become executive vice president and chief digital officer for Comcast Sports Group.

Philadelphia Media Holdings, which owns the Web site and both newspapers, did not respond immediately to requests for comment. But Grilly confirmed the move in a phone interview with E&P, noting he is leaving to join a larger company, not out of any dissatisfaction with Philly.com.

"They've got their footprint in 10 markets, and if you look where Comcast is going, they have an aggressive expansion plan," Grilly said. "I am going to a Fortune 50 company that offered me an incredible opportunity."

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:58 AM

Bare with my thinking...

Arlen Spector just changed from R to D. He has lost his senority, and he, of course, has no shot of being the Republican nominee after the primaries. I have serious doubts he would be able to secure the nomination of the Democratic party (FULL DISCLOSURE: This view may be colored. I am in PA, so Spector is "my" Senator. I am a Democrat, a bit left of center. I am one of those who believes in the idea of the "esteemed opposition"...people of good conscious can have inteligent debate on issues they disagree with, and learn and refine their own views from the exercise. In the case of Spector, I really just don't trust him. He seems to have a constiuency of one...himself. I don't think he serves either party very well, and his only goal is re-election. But my intention of this thread is not to start political debate, I just think you should know where I am coming from.)

Spector has held this seat for years. Those of us in the Philly area are well aware of his relationship with Comcast. Whether he holds his seat or not, he is in for a battle. This might be the time to write a few letters about the terrestrial loophole to him, whoever his opponents end up to be, and the other officials involved.

Now, this country faces many challenges WELL beyond the fact that I can't watch a Phillies or Flyers home game. I AM NOT ADVOCATING VOTING FOR ONE PERSON OR ANOTHER SOLELY ON THIS ISSUE. If you decide your vote based on not being able to get Comcast Sports Philly on satellite, I would beg you to stay home on election day, whichever party you belong to.

But what I am saying is, if we get a "bug" in the candidates ears that their constiuents care about this, when the issue does come up (usually, because Comcast is trying to get something more for free from the government...like stadiums for the teams they own, etc) we might have a "fresher" view in the Senate. Might be enough to at least put some pressure on to close the loophole.

I know it is a very, very up-hill battle, but this is the first ray of hope, albiet tiny one, that we have had in a long time.

Whaddaya think?


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:09 AM

Will never happen, just like D* will never have CST in Louisiana, SD4 in San Diego, or Comcast Northwest in Oregon

None of these channels will ever be on DirecTV

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:53 PM

Will never happen, just like D* will never have CST in Louisiana, SD4 in San Diego, or Comcast Northwest in Oregon

None of these channels will ever be on DirecTV


the law may change that the channels will likely then be put up.




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