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#51 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

Remember if you do switch to verizon fios, they do not have TCN the comcast network.

TCN has shown 10 flyers, sixers, and have alot of phillies games scheduled for spring and first month of april.

TCN is 100% own by comcrap. IT is our version of CSN 2.

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How did they pull that one off. In Chicago they did have CSN+ SD on CLTV (long time comcast only) But all CSN + and CSN + HD stuff was and is on all other cable and sat systems. WOW cable does not have CSN + HD.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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#52 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:41 PM

JoeTheDragon,
Comcast essentially runs metro Philly. Not a bad thing - they're a major employer and provide the area a lot of benefits.

With that type of clout, they can, and do, just about anything they'd like.

#53 OFFLINE   kenkraly2004

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:19 PM

It whould be great if Directv adds CSN Philadelphia.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:49 AM

This is interesting...

http://latimesblogs....nel-versus.html

"The two sides had been deadlocked until recently when Mike White, the new DirecTV chief executive, got involved in the process. The companies also resolved carriage disputes over a couple of regional sports networks owned by Comcast in Northern California and New England."

No specifics on which channels though.

Edited by TonySCV, 16 March 2010 - 05:15 PM.


#55 OFFLINE   Grafixguy

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:38 AM

This is interesting...

http://latimesblogs....nel-versus.html

"The two sides had been deadlocked until recently when Mike White, the new DirecTV chief executive, got involved in the process. The companies also resolved carriage disputes over a couple of regional sports networks owned by Comcast in Northern California and New England."

No specifics on which channels though.


Given Philly's location geographically, I'd say it has nothing at all to do with CSN Philly.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:48 PM

Given Philly's location geographically, I'd say it has nothing at all to do with CSN Philly.


They might just not have great geographic knowledge.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:46 PM

Until the FCC fixes the loophole Comcast Philly being available is a dream..:nono:

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:15 PM

Well, the FCC tried to close the loophole, the problem is they really don't have that power (they can't make up their own laws, they are only supposed to enforce existing laws). If the FCC tries to force them Comcast/Cablevision will take it to court and it will get thrown out. What needs to happen is there needs to be a new law passed that gets rid of the loophole.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

Once Comcast finally loses the court battle, they'll switch all of the Sports Prgramming (Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies) from CSN Philly over to TCN. Just conjecture on my part.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

Remember that just says they have to offer them at "Comparable rates". IT doesn't really say comparable to whom, and it doesn't say that they can't restrict what requirements they can put on the channels, etc. It also doesn't say that they others have to accept the offer.

I could very easily see this turning into another VS fiasco with Comcast telling D* they can't put it in the sports pack, and trying to charge more than D* thinks it is worth.

For the people in the affected areas and the affected fans I wish you the best of luck though.


Except there is a TON of precedence on the pricing for RSNs. And the packaging of them. Including Comcast RSNs on DirecTV. Basically included in most packages for local RSN and in SportsPak for out of market with pro games in their respective packages.
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#61 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:12 PM

Once Comcast finally loses the court battle, they'll switch all of the Sports Prgramming (Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies) from CSN Philly over to TCN. Just conjecture on my part.


They are useing TCN as a over flow now and comcast will not want to pull that sh** with nbc deal in works.
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#62 OFFLINE   la24philly

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

TCN is just the begning of comcast ways of preventing their teams on D.

prior to this nba and NHL season many flyers and sixers games were on CW57 formerly upn.

for the first time ever comcast has not allowed 1 game of each team on public television.

Directv and dish networks do carry CW57 and myphl 17.

the phillies still have about 48 games for myphl17 this year thank god.

but its a clear sign many games are headed for TCN

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

This is interesting...

http://latimesblogs....nel-versus.html

"The two sides had been deadlocked until recently when Mike White, the new DirecTV chief executive, got involved in the process. The companies also resolved carriage disputes over a couple of regional sports networks owned by Comcast in Northern California and New England."

No specifics on which channels though.


this was for Versus, which has nothing to do with CSN Philly.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:38 PM

Would love to see CSN-Philly added in time for next year A-10/Big Five college basketball.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:44 PM

believe it or not, I saw alot of BIG FIVE GAMES ON TCN

NOVA, TEMPLE
PENN, PRINCETON.
ST JOES
DREXEL LASALLE


i dont recall 1 big five game on CSN this year.

#66 OFFLINE   CincySaint

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:29 AM

Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts regarding the closing of the terrestrial exemption...

He (Roberts) also pointed out that there is only one Comcast-affiliated network across its 39-state footprint that the company has not made available to all competitors--Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, and that it is ready to do so as soon as DirecTV relinquished its exclusive access to NFL Sunday Ticket.


See the whole article HERE.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:40 AM

I'm confused, they were ordered to share it, yet Roberts is still going with the DTV NFL ST defense? What power does Comcast truly have when the exemption they've been using has been closed?
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:41 AM

Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts regarding the closing of the terrestrial exemption...



See the whole article HERE.


Once again obfuscating the issue at hand: Content owners who are also content providers withholding content from competing providers. DirecTV is not the content owner of NFL Sunday Ticket, the NFL is. Comcast is the content owner of the CSN Philadelphia channel. 2 separate issues.

Besides, there is no way Fox, CBS or any other broadcaster would pay the NFL anything close to the amount they pay for NFL broadcast rights if Sunday Ticket was available to Comcast or any other cable provider.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:57 AM

Once again obfuscating the issue at hand: Content owners who are also content providers withholding content from competing providers. DirecTV is not the content owner of NFL Sunday Ticket, the NFL is. Comcast is the content owner of the CSN Philadelphia channel. 2 separate issues.


Sure but why should Roberts let the facts get in the way of a good argument to continue a bad business policy? :lol:

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:04 PM

Sure but why should Roberts let the facts get in the way of a good argument to continue a bad business policy? :lol:


I love that he's basically taking his old VS stance about the NFL Ticket, and flipping it to his bread and butter which the government just said they are required to share. :lol:
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

If Comcast wants to outbid DirecTV the next time NFL Sunday Ticket exclusivity comes up for renegotiation, more power to them. Apples and oranges.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:16 PM

A similar loophole issue: http://www.signonsan...x-to-play-ball/

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:32 PM

Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts regarding the closing of the terrestrial exemption...



See the whole article HERE.

Well, it may be apples and oranges when he refers to D*, but not living in Philadelphia, I believe that he also does not allow E* access either. What is the justification there?

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:39 PM

dhkinil,
You're 100% correct - no CSN-Philly on E* either. But they do allow it on Verizon's FIOS TV service - go figure.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:40 PM

It's the idiotic comments like that from Comcast that are really irritating. I just hope the FCC nips this in the bud, enforce the ruling and I am watching the Phillies this summer.




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