Hopefully the Astros will get their comeuppance as well, and whatever deal they end up with in the future pays them less than what they could have got if they hadn't vetoed the deal Comcast and the Rockets were willing to agree to. A few more blow ups like this and what most of us hope happens to the Dodgers channel will teach sports rights owners that there's going to be a limit to how greedy they can be.
I'm still surprised at how reasonable the reported asking price for the SEC Network is. I think they probably could have asked for at least twice as much in region, and ended up making more even if they didn't get everyone to carry them. I only hope what BTN asks isn't too crazy when that contract comes up for renewal next year or things could get ugly here in Big Ten country. Unfortunately I think it is probably easier to be greedy when renewing a channel versus starting a channel, because they know customers will complain way louder if you take away what they have versus not giving them what they never had.