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$5.00 for the new Dodgers channel.


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#101 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:22 AM

Yeah but really wont help anyone bargaining wise on either side, not when you are talking about a channel that will exist for at least 20 years.

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#102 OFFLINE   tjguitar

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:28 AM

Yeah but really wont help anyone bargaining wise on either side, not when you are talking about a channel that will exist for at least 20 years.


Sure it will. If people are actually watching the games currently, then other providers have reason to add the channel.

#103 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 02:31 AM

It's likely not one player will be on the team that's on it today in seven years. They don't do contracts based on one seasons ratings bump. Not for carriage deals. AD dollars yes.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

Do they intend to charge this for people on the Entertainment package (pretty much no sports)?  I moved to that when they introduced the RSN fee and I don't get the RSNs, or the fee.  I'll be annoyed if they tack this on to a package DESIGNED for people who don't watch sports.


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#105 OFFLINE   FenixTX

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

Do they intend to charge this for people on the Entertainment package (pretty much no sports)? I moved to that when they introduced the RSN fee and I don't get the RSNs, or the fee. I'll be annoyed if they tack this on to a package DESIGNED for people who don't watch sports.



No, if you don't receive your local RSN in your package then you won't be charged the fee. I'm assuming you have either choice or entertainment package since you don't get your local RSN?
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

Do they intend to charge this for people on the Entertainment package (pretty much no sports)?  I moved to that when they introduced the RSN fee and I don't get the RSNs, or the fee.  I'll be annoyed if they tack this on to a package DESIGNED for people who don't watch sports.

I wish that was true, I just switched to the Entertainment package and it still has ESPN which I know is hugely expensive.  I would much prefer an Entertainment package without it.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:36 AM

Only 41 days until pitchers and catchers report.

 

Any rumors on this?

 

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#108 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:43 AM

According to the new rsn fee lookup tool, the rsn fee for Los Angeles is $3.63.



#109 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

Doesn't really mean anything for the Dodgers Chanel. That's likely an increase simply for the others, but who knows...

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:11 PM

If the fee is $3.63 per sub in the local market then I don't think that's unreasonably high. I think it's still higher than what it should be but it's way below the $5 mark originally thought. That's said I'm sure DirecTV will add the channel.
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

That $3.63 price doesn't necessarily represent the cost if the Dodger's channel is included. 



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

That's a small increase for the three rsns we have now and really has nothing to do with the dodgers channel. I honestly kind of hope no one really picks it up, at least for a while. The number of rsns is getting out Of hand.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

If it's $5+ why not make it like TSN jets that is like an $10 mo add on (and it's only for the NHL season)


I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#114 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:20 AM

Oh hey I'd be all for the channel sold a la cart. Good luck with getting them to agree to that though.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:56 PM

Looks like it will debut on Feb 25... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using DBSTalk mobile app

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

Apparently the announcement was premature, but it looks like the Dodgers channel - SportNet LA -  starts Feb 25th.

 

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http://www.insidesoc...-was-premature/

 


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:05 PM

I hope DIRECTV makes some sort of annoucement soon as the only reason I currently have DIRECTV service is to view Dodger games, I activate it for 6 mos at the beginning of every baseball season. 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:36 PM

Well don't expect it to be on till a week or so into the season if at all. You won't see it when it lights up I don't think.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

I've subscribed to the MLB EI from the first year it was offered.  Note that I am in an "internet bandwidth challenged" area, so this is my best option to get the games.

 

If the Dodgers channel is not there by the middle of March, I plan to cancel my sub to MLB EI and send an email  to the president's office explaining why.

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:58 AM

I hope DIRECTV makes some sort of annoucement soon as the only reason I currently have DIRECTV service is to view Dodger games, I activate it for 6 mos at the beginning of every baseball season.

You may be waiting awhile as I see time warner wanting an absurd amount and most if not all tv providers will hold out until time Warner goes down significantly with their asking lroce




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