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Dish filing complaint against Comcast Philadelphia

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#1 OFFLINE   1980ws

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:15 PM

I get the feeling this is starting to move along.....

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:53 PM

Will be interesting to see if DirecTV follows suit, concurring in Dish’s judgment “Comcast has refused to enter into good-faith discussions.”

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

I hope D* follows suit soon.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:07 PM

In an AP story, this stood out:

"But Comcast said the FCC’s latest decision on the loophole doesn’t mean it has to give access to everyone. The nation’s largest cable provider said if the competitor’s business doesn’t suffer even without the channel, then Comcast doesn’t have to provide access.

The FCC’s recent order “only allows claims where the provider has suffered a competitive injury, and there is no evidence Dish has suffered such an injury,” Comcast said in a statement."

All E* has to show is market numbers from the markets that carry Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia. I'm sure satellite penetration is much lower there than in a lot of the country.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

Actually, there's a mistake in the article. One line should read like this:

"Comcast did not have an immediate comment. The spokesperson tried to answer but became confused and started to mutter something about NFL Sunday Ticket until he was reminded that Dish doesn't have it either."

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

the arrogance on Comcast is sickening

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:28 PM

I think that all D* and E* have to do is provide evidence of their subscription numbers in the Philly market compared to all other major cities in the US. Comcrap has a HUGE majority of that market. It should be easy for E* and D* to prove that Comcrap withholding CSN Philly hurts their business in Philly.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:15 PM

Better for all if Dish leads the fight here. Good for them. They have no dog in the hunt vis a vis Comcast and Sunday Ticket or any other red herring (can I mix in any other animals?).
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:45 PM

Comcast has Dish buffaloed

Something fishy in Philly

FCC moving at a snail's pace

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:43 AM

Once again Comcast skirts the point with NFL ST BS when everybody knows that no one is shut out of their home NFL team as long as the game is sold out in advance per NFL blackout rules.This being said doesn,t compare to Comcast holding all Phila. sports fans in the Delaware Valley hostage to them only some Phillies games are available over the air and ocassionally ESPN Sunday night games.When it comes to the Sixers and Flyers not one game is available locally over the air which is a direct fact that they own the 2 teams too.As said before by many the NFL ST is controled by NFL which don,t for get still would blackout the game locally of your team.So, Comcast can,t compare NFL ST with a regional sports channel because they are denining area residents of their local teams especially in hockey & basketball .All in all it is the usuall corporate double talk and misdirect.




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