It's actually a terrible article and filled with so many holes.....don't get me started. That author once made a claim in a 2003 article that the vast majority of his friends (over 72%) couldn't get DIRECTV due to line of site issues. I began to wonder where all of his buddies lived....the forest? He has also claimed time and again that DIRECTV has a monopoly on this without properly stating this package was open to other MSO's who C H O S E not to bid on it.
And yes, DISH has Cox Sports, but they don't have YES Network...another RSN.
Of course the other irony here is that Cox, which owns the rights to the Padres in San Diego, doesn't allow DISH or DIRECTV to carry those games.
Thanks Satracer. This sounds much like the CSS situation (jointly owned by Comcast and Charter) where they will not allow Dish or D* to carry them. I really, really miss not having that channel in SEC country where ESPN has farmed out some (at least a very small part) of their fat contract to CSS, and the SEC office allows CSS to broadcast part of the SEC baseball tournament.