But to use your argument, that $2.33 per month is going from DirecTV to DirecTV, so in reality, Root is free to DirecTV.
I think it would be very reasonable for DirecTV to say that if we get the sports channel for free (or for a price below a certain amount, say $0.50 per viewer per month) it will be available in-market to all subscribers. If it is more than that amount, it will be in a higher tier. How high the tier depends on how much it costs. There is nothing inconsistant about that.
Then he should be OK if the other distributors, etc. if Root is moved to a sports tier and not resist that!
And he should be OK with Time Warner putting Lakers channel in a low tier.
And then we are right back to where we are now where White wants his channels in a low tier whereas everyone else's channels in a sports tier. Time Warner is not agreeing to that their channel be in a sports tier and White is not allowing cable operators to move his channels to a sports tier......so what has changed? Not a darn thing.
Or if ROOT is put in a sports tier on Directv then each customer that elects out should save $2.33 on his monthly bill.
Your whole argument is completely silly.....we are going nowhere until Mile White shows others he is serious about changing the sports channel market by leading
Edited by WebTraveler, 09 November 2012 - 08:24 AM.