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FCC Media Bureau seeks comment on the regional sports network marketplace
Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:20 PM
Will this process have any impact whatsoever in getting Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia on DTV or Dish???
Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:24 PM
Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:53 PM
Right now Comcast is allowed to deny Dish and DIRECTV (and other small market cable companies that might be interested) some of the regional sports networks since those networks are entirely run and distributed on fibre optic cable. RSNs that are distributed via satellite must be allowed to other cable and satellite companies, but ones that never go up to a satellite do not have to be.
This will allow true competition in markets like Philly where DIRECTV and Dish can't get the RSN so customers who want that are forced to stay with Comcast.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:33 PM
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