Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR


  • Please log in to reply
2096 replies to this topic

#2076 OFFLINE   tonyd79

tonyd79

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 12,949 posts
  • LocationColumbia, MD
Joined: Jul 24, 2006

Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Time Warner won the rights to the Dodgers. Their games will not be on TWCSN but on a new channel.

http://www.bloomberg...gers-games.html

Excellent.

:nono2:


Are these people nuts????

They had to fight to get the Lakers network on carriers and now they are starting yet another channel?

I am sure the providers thought they would get the Dodgers on TWC SportsNet if and when they signed them up.

How is this in any way shape or form excellent?
LR: HR34-700, H24-200, Fios DVR, BD350 Blu Ray, Roku Netflix Player, Chromecast, Sony 65w850 TV
BR: HR21-200, Viso 32LX, DB350 Blu Ray
Dish: Slimline, SWM8
Other: genieGo

#2077 OFFLINE   inkahauts

inkahauts

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 17,601 posts
Joined: Nov 13, 2006

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Something is going to give.


Dodgers wanted more money, and now we will have to many channels for the sports. It was pushing it with four, not five? Get real. FOX needs to fold San Diego and prime ticket into one channel, and then black out appropriate games on appropriate days and make life simplify for everyone.

#2078 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

JoeTheDragon

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 4,330 posts
Joined: Jul 21, 2008

Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

Something is going to give.


Dodgers wanted more money, and now we will have to many channels for the sports. It was pushing it with four, not five? Get real. FOX needs to fold San Diego and prime ticket into one channel, and then black out appropriate games on appropriate days and make life simplify for everyone.

SD is just a sub feed of prime.

West is all over.

So maybe just have West and West Plus (part time feed) + sub feeds.

Cable viewers in SD get west and SD.

Other areas get prime and west.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#2079 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

TheRatPatrol

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,913 posts
  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
Joined: Oct 01, 2003

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Not sure why you say wow. I've been expecting that since they didn't sign with FOX before the end of the exclusive window.

Now you know why I said wow.

I bet Fox is p*****.

#2080 OFFLINE   inkahauts

inkahauts

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 17,601 posts
Joined: Nov 13, 2006

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Now you know why I said wow.

I bet Fox is p*****.


Nah I'm not surprise. Dodgers own the rights and fox likely wouldn't go for that.

#2081 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 37,028 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Great, another fee fight for a channel I won't watch.
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#2082 OFFLINE   James Long

James Long

    Ready for Uplink!

  • Super Moderators
  • 41,374 posts
  • LocationMichiana
Joined: Apr 17, 2003

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Great, another fee fight for a channel I won't watch.

The $3 RSN fee in select areas goes to $6 in selected select areas?

#2083 OFFLINE   tonyd79

tonyd79

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 12,949 posts
  • LocationColumbia, MD
Joined: Jul 24, 2006

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I don't get it. Yes, they are eying the fee for the channel without having to share it but they also fragment the audience and make the value of the channel go down. Plus they dilute the actual ratings. LA sports fan can now watch the Laker Girls instead of a Dodger game.

Everyone thinks the money train is infinite. It isn't.
LR: HR34-700, H24-200, Fios DVR, BD350 Blu Ray, Roku Netflix Player, Chromecast, Sony 65w850 TV
BR: HR21-200, Viso 32LX, DB350 Blu Ray
Dish: Slimline, SWM8
Other: genieGo

#2084 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 37,028 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

I wouldn't be surprised.

Now, I suppose it's too much to ask that the Bloomberg article got it wrong, that the games will actually be on TWC Sportsnet. Honestly I see that channel going nowhere fast after basketball season and it wouldn't be such a bad idea for them.

Although, I will say that the Dodgers probably have a better chance of carrying a channel than the Lakers do. There are passionate Laker fans, sure, but baseball gets better ratings in general.
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#2085 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

TheRatPatrol

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,913 posts
  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
Joined: Oct 01, 2003

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Nah I'm not surprise. Dodgers own the rights and fox likely wouldn't go for that.

Yeah you're right. Times are changing.

#2086 OFFLINE   TJNash

TJNash

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 172 posts
  • LocationSan Diego
Joined: Jun 05, 2012

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

I wouldn't be surprised.

Now, I suppose it's too much to ask that the Bloomberg article got it wrong, that the games will actually be on TWC Sportsnet. Honestly I see that channel going nowhere fast after basketball season and it wouldn't be such a bad idea for them.

Although, I will say that the Dodgers probably have a better chance of carrying a channel than the Lakers do. There are passionate Laker fans, sure, but baseball gets better ratings in general.


Two general thoughts:

1. The Dodgers' market footprint is smaller than the Lakers. San Diego would not be a viable market for this channel, while it is in Lakers territory. Not sure how far north the Dodgers' territory would extend. That has to impact TW to an extent.

2. The numbers might surprise you, but in recent years the Lakers have outrated the Dodgers in LA.

2a. Two separate channels for the Dodgers and Lakers is batsh#t crazy.

#2087 OFFLINE   acostapimps

acostapimps

    Hall Of Famer

  • Registered
  • 1,866 posts
  • LocationIllinois
Joined: Nov 05, 2011

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

After watching the Lakers have their a$&@! handed to them in Chicago why do we even carry this channel at the expense of us subscribers? I know I don't have this channel but I'm paying for it one way or the other.

Directv Genie DVR HR44-700
Directv HD DVR HR24-500
Directv HD Receiver H24-200
Directv Wireless Mini Client C41W-100 (Deactivated)
Directv Standard SD Receiver D12-700 

SWM 16  SWM 8-Way Splitter  SWM 2-Way Splitter  Slimline 5LNB  

Directv Subscriber From 2009-?


#2088 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

TheRatPatrol

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,913 posts
  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
Joined: Oct 01, 2003

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

Dodgers TV deal could mean another sports channel for Los Angeles

#2089 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

Satelliteracer

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 3,042 posts
Joined: Dec 06, 2006

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

Not a done deal yet and from everything I've heard, FOX has the right to match. We'll see. Nevertheless, the cost is astronomical.
DIRECTV employee

All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV

#2090 OFFLINE   bong... james bong

bong... james bong

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 30 posts
Joined: Sep 10, 2012

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:52 AM

Although, I will say that the Dodgers probably have a better chance of carrying a channel than the Lakers do. There are passionate Laker fans, sure, but baseball gets better ratings in general.


not in la buddy, Lakers come fist here. Good talk and bad

#2091 OFFLINE   harsh

harsh

    Beware the Attack Basset

  • Registered
  • 20,706 posts
  • LocationSalem, OR
Joined: Jun 14, 2003

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

I know I don't have this channel but I'm paying for it one way or the other.

This is why DIRECTV instituted the double-extra-secret Regional Sports Fee. They know that subscribers aren't going to sit down for subsidizing sports any longer.

As a theoretical result, you're paying less for the big-market RSNs. You may not see a discount though as it will surely be balanced out by the reduction in the NFL Sunday Ticket rates where less than very small percentage of DIRECTV customers pay a fraction of the cost and everyone else pays the balance.

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- JFK


#2092 OFFLINE   harsh

harsh

    Beware the Attack Basset

  • Registered
  • 20,706 posts
  • LocationSalem, OR
Joined: Jun 14, 2003

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:37 AM

Nevertheless, the cost is astronomical.

The Latinos Post says the contract is for $7-8 billion over 20 years.

The story also indicates that Fox will spend $39 million this year for some Dodgers games and the whole season is said to be worth around $200 million.

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- JFK


#2093 OFFLINE   lokar

lokar

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 720 posts
Joined: Oct 07, 2006

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

The Latinos Post says the contract is for $7-8 billion over 20 years.

The story also indicates that Fox will spend $39 million this year for some Dodgers games and the whole season is said to be worth around $200 million.


Wow, that's what the NHL gets from NBC per year. Are the Dodgers really worth that much?

#2094 OFFLINE   inkahauts

inkahauts

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 17,601 posts
Joined: Nov 13, 2006

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

Wow, that's what the NHL gets from NBC per year. Are the Dodgers really worth that much?


No

Of course my Lakers got a contract that is every bit as over the top as well IMHO.

#2095 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

DCSholtis

    Up The Irons!

  • Registered
  • 5,775 posts
Joined: Aug 07, 2002

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

No

Of course my Lakers got a contract that is every bit as over the top as well IMHO.


And that is due to MLB revenue sharing
Dan Sholtis
"The Raiders will be back. I have unshakable confidence, the will to win, and I just know that the fire that burns brightest in this building is the will to win. And we will win. We will win."---Al Davis. Rest In Peace, Al

#2096 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 14,874 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

And that is due to MLB revenue sharing


How does that help a Basket Ball team?? :D
"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

#2097 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

TheRatPatrol

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,913 posts
  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
Joined: Oct 01, 2003

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Time Warner Cable and DirecTV subscribers can watch Lakers online




Protected By... spam firewall...And...