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#376 OFFLINE   TXD16

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 09:52 AM

Not surprisingly, it looks like Comcast is appealing the initial valuation ruling directly to the 5th Circuit, which, if they agree to hear it, may significantly delay any final sale decision: 

 

http://blog.chron.co...ankruptcy-case/


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#377 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 12:40 PM

Maybe D*/AT&T should say "hey we give or share with you CSN Houston in exchange you give us access to CSN NW and CSN Philly". :D

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:49 PM

directv is hiring for job opening at root sports Houston .....in case they win the court settlement

 

 

http://jobsatdirectv...-(houston)-jobs



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Posted 16 October 2014 - 12:38 AM

Comcast has declined an immediate appeal to the 5th Circuit, so given the totality of the proceedings thus far, it's now about 99.44% certain that Isgur will approve the reorganization...

 

http://blog.chron.co...ore-csn-ruling/


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 12:57 AM

HUZZAH!



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:08 PM

It looks like it is a done deal that CSN Houston will become Roots Sports Houston next week. 

 

The teams and DirecTV/AT&T hope the plan will be approved Oct. 28th. That means the Rockets ‘ game against Utah on Oct. 29 would air on the new channel.  :joy:

 

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http://www.multichan...s-oct-28/385032



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:52 PM

We will see....



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 11:20 PM

It looks like it is a done deal that CSN Houston will become Roots Sports Houston next week.

Unfortunately, it could still be a long way from a "done deal" as the appeals process can be a long and arduous one.

 

Marvin Isgur, who has a well-deserved reputation as an ethical and respected jurist, has, on more than one occasion, made known his desire for a fair and equitable resolution, including his pre-approval and certification for an immediate appeal to the Fifth Circuit if Comcast so desired after his initial valuation ruling, which Comcast declined, a clear indication that that he believes he is on very solid legal ground, but, even so, if Comcast decides to first appeal to the District Court after the final ruling, no approval or certification is required, and that still leaves open for Comcast the Fifth-Circuit-appeal option, regardless of the District's ruling. Isgur has also stated that he would be reluctant to make any decision with regard to the final approval of certain and actual asset transfer while the appeals process is wending its way through the court system.

 

In any event, hopefully, Comcast will continue to see the apparent folly of their ways (A.K.A. peeing in the wind), accept the valuation and final decision by Isgur, and be done with it, but the Comcast pockets are deep, so that may be more wishful thinking than anything.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 06:23 AM

Thank goodness for Ballstreams.



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 12:56 PM

Anyone seen or heard new news on this?

 

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Just found this online 

 

http://blog.chron.co...ankruptcy-case/


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 02:09 PM

Guarantee it'll be delayed again....and again.....and again....and again.


Edited by SChonson, 30 October 2014 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 05:20 PM

The deal is DONE,Good-By CSN Houston, hello Roots Sports Houston. Now the question is when will Root Sports be up and running.   :joy:

 

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http://blog.chron.co...or-new-network/



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

check out the twitter feed from a reporter in the court room.....mid November possible launch

 

https://twitter.com/dfbarron



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:27 PM

Yea

Hopefully within a week or so. We've waited too long for this already but we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

The most salient point in Isgur's comments today was that if this agreement were not approved by the court, the only other alternative was a pure liquidation (Comcast offered no alternate reorganization plan), something over which no bankruptcy judge wants to preside if it can be avoided.

 

In this instance, I think Isgur has very much lived up to his reputation, and the likelihood of reversal at either the District or Circuit Court level is minimal.


Edited by TXD16, 30 October 2014 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:40 AM

Hold the phone, Comcast is appealing the decision.

 

More delays, hooray! :sleeping: :nono2:



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hold the phone, Comcast is appealing the decision.

 

More delays, hooray! :sleeping: :nono2:

 

Where did you hear that? Did you have a link to the story? All the reports that I see is that the deal is approved.



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Posted 31 October 2014 - 09:52 AM

Where did you hear that? Did you have a link to the story? All the reports that I see is that the deal is approved.

That fact that Isgur ruled in favor of the purchasing parties has little to do with the appeals process, other than to assure that one was to be filed:

 

"Judge Isgur’s ruling does not mean that the case is concluded. Comcast, in fact, filed notice of appeal late Thursday night, alleging the judge erred on six grounds in his decision."


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 10:22 AM

The Houston Chronicle reported that network would be up and running by Nov 14.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:41 PM

follow this message board

 

http://bbs.clutchfan...=258990&page=11



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

Looks like we are about ten days away:

 

Root Sports Houston gets clearance to launch.


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:56 PM

Worthy of note is that during today's hearing, as a result of the parties' agreement, Hughes removed the automatic stay that had been in place as a result of Isgur's ruling and Comcast's notice of appeal, so there is a possibility, however slight, that Root Sports Houston could actually go live prior to the now-anticipated Nov. 14-16 time frame.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 12:47 AM

I read on ClutchFans that Reid Ryan on the radio today said it would be up on the 14th.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:09 AM

http://www.multichan...-houston/385399

 

Of note, IMHO:

 

"Under the reorganization plan, the Astros (46%), Rockets (31%) and Comcast (23%) will lose their network equity positons, and the teams agreed to forego immediate payment of more than $100 million in unpaid rights fees. DirecTV and AT&T are picking up the RSN for $5,000. "

 

5K? And I do know they'll need to invest far more $ to actually run the network. Still, 5K isn't 5 mi....


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:25 AM

http://www.multichan...-houston/385399

 

Of note, IMHO:

 

"Under the reorganization plan, the Astros (46%), Rockets (31%) and Comcast (23%) will lose their network equity positons, and the teams agreed to forego immediate payment of more than $100 million in unpaid rights fees. DirecTV and AT&T are picking up the RSN for $5,000. "

 

5K? And I do know they'll need to invest far more $ to actually run the network. Still, 5K isn't 5 mi....

ATT/DIRECTV are infusing the reorganized network with $50 million in order to get RSN Houston up and running.


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