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MTN: Mountain West TV: No news is bad news


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 07:48 AM

Mountain West TV: No news is bad news
Source: http://www.sltrib.co...6131?source=rss

Negotiations to get television satellite services Dish Network and DirecTV to carry The Mountain regional sports network, which televises Utah and BYU games, are dragging on.
"There's a lot of hope that Dish and Direct will carry the network, we just can't give you a deadline on when that's going to be," said Javan Hedlund, associate commissioner for the Mountain West Conference.
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#2 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 11:01 AM

Telling quote: "This summer, Comcast entered the picture, becoming half-owner and operator with CSTV of The Mountain network in a new 10-year plan worth $120 million"
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#3 OFFLINE   richardeholder

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:15 PM

Of course, I have the option of watching a live PPV broadcast over the internet, for $15-20 a pop, or pay a similar amount for a 1 day package from DirecTV. Not being a devoted fan of either team, I've found other things to do during those times. Guess I and other satellite subscribers are lost customers for those advertisers.

#4 OFFLINE   GeorgeLV

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 06:08 PM

Of course, I have the option of watching a live PPV broadcast over the internet, for $15-20 a pop, or pay a similar amount for a 1 day package from DirecTV. Not being a devoted fan of either team, I've found other things to do during those times. Guess I and other satellite subscribers are lost customers for those advertisers.


Yep, the $20 internet pay-per-views are ridiculous. How long can this debacle of a television contract go on before some schools move to withdraw from the MWC?

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:02 PM

It is interesting that Air Force supported this network with the idea that they would not have to play Thursday night games - as it is extremely hard for the cadets to do this. Yet they still had to play on Thursday with the new network.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:42 PM

What a joke this whole thing is. I don't even have the option of Comcast in my subdivision so I can't have "The Mountain" even if I was willing to try cable.

I hope a resolution is reached sooner than later, but I won't hold my breath!

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