There is no conspiracy. Comcast has its agenda and Directv has its agenda. It's Mike White of Directv complaining about all the sports channel costs, etc. and yet he's the one who owns directly several of them that charge rates in the same general range as the others, that have had increases over the last decade in the same general range as the others, and Mr. White is the guy complaining about sports channels needs to be moved to a specialty tier. He needs to walk the walk and talk the talk for that to happen.
Because frankly, I would prefer that model. The model we have was set up by the tv providers and the tv distributors. Consumers have asked for years for an alacarte-type choice.
And understand the context of the Blazers issue. First, the Blazers have not complained about the pricing. They've had fans upset with access to the channel the games are on. And they filed this notice at the time the Comcast was buying NBC.
But the thing is - the games are available to Directv customers - at the price listed. Other systems have picked it up, but not Directv. Directv can carry CSN Philadelphia if it pays the price.
I don't like the prices and I think they are way to high, but that is a separate issue. I don't like how the Blazers sold out its viewership for an upstart channel with access problems.
Comcast is not innocent in anything, and neither us Directv. The chief competitor for both is each other.
Again you have no clue about big companies.
Fox? You mean the company that has the totally conservative Fox News and the immensely liberal Fox TV network that takes open swipes at Fox News?
I give up. You have no idea how businesses are run and think everything is a conspiracy. Wonder why directv would have channels that repeat Root programming like college sports if they want everyone to watch Root only.
Everything to you is a conspiracy. Directv would love to have the blazers games n their system. That brings them customers. For the right price. Just like the laker games.
And all that matters is NOW. Deny CSN because of a deal made years ago? And yet CSN has been a problem for everyone after they got the Blazers.
I am not cherry picking anything. The Blazers themselves complained about CSN pricing. But, if course, it is all about eyeballs for Root on Thursday night in January. Riiiiight.
Amazing directv hasn't dumped altitude with your reasoning.