Again, that's less than what twc is asking, and twc flat out said they are asking less than what they are charged for root. They spin facts to a lie and use that to try and create pressure. I not even going to get into the number of games and sports n th different channels, etc, at the times all these contracts where signed with root.
None of us do not really know what is being said behind all the doors. We do not know when one side cites "we pay more already" that they mean per sub, across the board or whatever other formula.
Fact remains that is is disingenuous to argue on one end for an ala carte model and on the other end for the same traditional deal for its own channels.
Directv already has shut us down in Oregon on CSN-NW and the Blazers. Fact is that per sub we are paying MORE for Root NW - their own channel. Directv has cited publicly the costs for a part-time channel (which is true), but then ignores that it's own Root NW is a part-time channel and it charges MORE.
I do not object to Directv making a business decision to do what it is doing. Sports channel costs are out of control. But then at the same time Directv is doing the same thing as Time Warner on the other end and blocking entry by competitors into the channel box. I also object to Directv lying about it. They did it with the Pac 12 and the Laker channel. They never had any intent to carry these channels.