Yes, it's good that I'll still (hopefully) be able to see all Laker games...if that's what you wanted to hear.
But I'd like to see other TWC programming as well, which I will not see on DirecTV...not to mention the Pac-12 networks.
But my point is more about the DirecTV situation in general, where they seem to have changed their negotiating tactics. It makes me worry what channels DirecTV will carry in the future.
I second Sandra. I'm already assuming that, by the time Directv needs to renew MSG and MSG+, I'm going to lose both, as I'm fairly sure MSG Networks, owned by the same owners as Cablevision, will want a pretty penny and, under Mike White's directions, Directv seems to no longer put a premium on local RSNs.
I understand what Directv is doing is to fire some warning shots to the other existing and potential new RSNs but still, Directv used to be known as the Sports Leader AND, because of that, people were willing to pay a premium for Directv's services. If I wanted a cheap provider, I'd had stayed with Dish and cheapo Charlie, which, btw, was able to make an agreement with Pac-12.
To summarize, the pre-Mike White Directv would have agreements in place with all these new RSNs and, of course, would have raised our bills. The Mike White Directv don't have agreements in place.