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#151 OFFLINE   jefbal99

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:19 AM

Well, take this for what it's worth, but the word is the Blazers have taken over the rights negotiations and have been adamant they will have a deal in place before the season starts, probably the end of October at the latest.


Is there a source for this rumor...Newspaper article, radio show archive, blog, podcast?
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 12:20 PM

Yes please tell me where u are getting this info because if it's true I am going to be extremely hopeful...get this deal done!!!!

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

Well, take this for what it's worth, but the word is the Blazers have taken over the rights negotiations and have been adamant they will have a deal in place before the season starts, probably the end of October at the latest. .


Comcast pays Blazers 10M for the broadcasts rights. Comcast then turns over negotiation rights between Comcast and other providers to the Blazers?

Sounds a bit farfetched to me, but who knows. I think it would be appropriate if you'd occasionally substantiate your posts.

Without a doubt the Blazers and Ducks want a deal done. However, they made a pact with the Devil and I’m guessing they’re roll is limited more to just cheerleading at this point

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:40 PM

Comcast pays Blazers 10M for the broadcasts rights. Comcast then turns over negotiation rights between Comcast and other providers to the Blazers?

Sounds a bit farfetched to me, but who knows. I think it would be appropriate if you'd occasionally substantiate your posts.

Without a doubt the Blazers and Ducks want a deal done. However, they made a pact with the Devil and I’m guessing they’re roll is limited more to just cheerleading at this point


Maybe there contratct states that they must have a certain amount of subscribers able to get the channel by certain a certain time.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:42 PM

I doubt it comcast like other cable companies likes total control over these channels. The price they want of probably over 2 dollars is probably plus an arm and leg. They like items that force people to get comcast.

Maybe there contratct states that they must have a certain amount of subscribers able to get the channel by certain a certain time.



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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:54 PM

And this is the way it should be with all sports nets, the TEAMS should own the channels and provide them to any TV provider who wants them. Cable companys should not be allowed to own cable networks, its a conflict of interest and creates a monopoly. Just my opinion. ;)


So you'd have separate RSNs for each team? Just think of New York City... with the Yankees RSN, the Mets RSN, the Knicks RSN, the Nets RSN, the Rangers RSN, the Devils RSN, the Islanders RSN, the WNBA Liberty RSN-and that doesn't even account for minor league teams! That would be 8 RSNs, each owned by the team. Not to mention the expense of each team maintaining separate production and transmission facilities. It'd mean work for people like me (I worked in video production for years) but the costs would be daunting.

What should be done is for the FCC to abolish all loopholes and enforce open access universally. That would eliminate situations like Comcra... er, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

It seems that as the Blazers record improves this year and Odin, Bayless and Fernandez start to play, the fact that a good portion of their fan base can't receive the games on T.V. will become a bigger and bigger local story with the Blazers not happy with all the negative publicity.

I would also assume the Blazer advertisers and corporate sponsors will not be pleased with the current situation.

Like others I would appreciate a source for the rumors about negotiations heating up.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:24 PM

I might be thinking to far ahead but. if and when DirecTV picks up CCNW(Comcast Sports Northwest) will it be a natural RSN for us who live in the Seattle area,meaning not having to subscribe to the sports pack and to be able to see the pro sports i.e. Blazers ,since we no longer have the Sonics.?

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:26 PM

I might be thinking to far ahead but. if and when DirecTV picks up CCNW(Comcast Sports Northwest) will it be a natural RSN for us who live in the Seattle area,meaning not having to subscribe to the sports pack and to be able to see the pro sports i.e. Blazers ,since we no longer have the Sonics.?


good point. So much has happened around here over the last several weeks with the big vacancy in Seattle (BTW, thanks David Stern- jerk) and more recently the Ducks signing with Comcast, you wonder what influence it may have on the negotiations. Unfortunately, they all seem stacked in Comcast’s favor.

But who knows; The flipside may be they’ve become a bigger player, and it may now be more of a priorty for Direct to loosen the purse strings and deal.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:30 AM

So you'd have separate RSNs for each team? Just think of New York City... with the Yankees RSN, the Mets RSN, the Knicks RSN, the Nets RSN, the Rangers RSN, the Devils RSN, the Islanders RSN, the WNBA Liberty RSN-and that doesn't even account for minor league teams! That would be 8 RSNs, each owned by the team. Not to mention the expense of each team maintaining separate production and transmission facilities. It'd mean work for people like me (I worked in video production for years) but the costs would be daunting.


Yeah I see your point. But isn't that what they have now? The Yankees are on YES, the Mets are on SNY, the Rangers and Knicks are on MSG, the Islanders, Devils, Nets are on MSG Plus, etc. I'm not saying each team have their own channel, I'm saying that the teams in that area join together to share the ownership in a channel or two to broadcast their games on, like the Bruins and Red Sox do with NESN (who I think has had it right all along).

What should be done is for the FCC to abolish all loopholes and enforce open access universally. That would eliminate situations like Comcra... er, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

I agree. The leagues themselves really need to get more involved in situations like this and stop this from happening.

But then again what do I know, just my opinion. ;)

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:35 AM

I might be thinking to far ahead but. if and when DirecTV picks up CCNW(Comcast Sports Northwest) will it be a natural RSN for us who live in the Seattle area,meaning not having to subscribe to the sports pack and to be able to see the pro sports i.e. Blazers ,since we no longer have the Sonics.?


This is a great point. Is Seattle now in the Blazers territory? Because if so, the CSNNW would be a channel for Washington too, not really just Oregon and that might make negotiations a bit more interesting between DirecTV and Comcast since there's a much larger audience now at stake and an entire media market of the Pacific Northwest is in danger of having everybody on satellite miss the entire OSN Ducks season and the entire Blazers season (now the northwest's team). Let's hope there is a huge push from both parties to come to an agreement very soon.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:57 PM

This week's Duck game vs Utah State will be the first atrocity of the year as a large percentage of the state of Oregon will be unable to see this game. My family in Texas can see it on Gameplan though...I seriously cannot comprehend how bad this situation is!!!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:51 AM

This week's Duck game vs Utah State will be the first atrocity of the year as a large percentage of the state of Oregon will be unable to see this game. My family in Texas can see it on Gameplan though...I seriously cannot comprehend how bad this situation is!!!


Your family is out of luck too. Fox Sports Net, which has a contract with the Pac10 allows them to prevent the broadcasting of live game institutional telecasts and they have chosen to exercise this right for Oregon games. Oregon games will NOT be on Gameplan this year. :eek2: :nono:

I guess Fox is not happy that Oregon went with Comcast??? Unbelievable

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:15 AM

Your family is out of luck too. Fox Sports Net, which has a contract with the Pac10 allows them to prevent the broadcasting of live game institutional telecasts and they have chosen to exercise this right for Oregon games. Oregon games will NOT be on Gameplan this year. :eek2: :nono:

I guess Fox is not happy that Oregon went with Comcast??? Unbelievable

You know I'm getting sick of all these regional sports networks playing turf wars with each other. I say get rid of them all and make all sports available on a national basis. No matter where you live in the country, and with todays technology, you should be able to watch whatever game you want. Turn the games on when they start, turn them off when they are done. Get rid of all this regional and blackout crap.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:33 AM

Earlier I had mentioned that the Duck games were to be carried on the Portland produced Comcast channel 14 (as still stated on the Ducks website) but I find that channel 14 has disappeared.

I may have to drop by the Comcast office and see what they have planned.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:07 AM

This situation is seriously among the worst in the nation. I seriously hope we see this channel on D* one day but I'm not holding my breath.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:24 AM

Earlier I had mentioned that the Duck games were to be carried on the Portland produced Comcast channel 14 (as still stated on the Ducks website) but I find that channel 14 has disappeared.

I may have to drop by the Comcast office and see what they have planned.

Here is information posted on ducksportsnews.com

Portland - Comcast SportsNet 37
Eugene/Springfield - KLSR
Roseburg - KLSR
Coos Bay - KLSR
Bend - No carrier. Need an agreement between Bend Cable and Comcast SportsNet.
Medford - No carrier. Need an agreement between Charter and Comcast SportsNet.
Ashland, Coquille, Myrtle Point - Mixed coverage.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:03 PM

Dish and DirecTV...SOL still. I don't think this channel will ever be on satellite.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:13 PM

Update: this Saturday's Utah State at Oregon game will be televised on O-Zone (Oregon's athletic site). So anybody that wants to see the game it's not much money and it's worth it...hopefully this doesn't become an issue later in the season though, as I would prefer to watch it on TV.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:39 PM

Update: this Saturday's Utah State at Oregon game will be televised on O-Zone (Oregon's athletic site). So anybody that wants to see the game it's not much money and it's worth it...hopefully this doesn't become an issue later in the season though, as I would prefer to watch it on TV.

Any local news in your area if they're any closer to getting a deal done with with D*?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

None yet, maybe Satelliteracer will know. I have no clue. I always just assume the deal will never get done.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:37 PM

Still nothing new on this channel?

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:15 PM

Here is a little rumor from the Blazers forum I frequent.

"A little bird told me last night that something is in the works with OSN/CSN/Direct! Not Dish though. This bird should know, trust me."

"Just letting you guys in on some inside info. It's not a sure thing. The bird works in the industry and might know what's going on. Who knows, it might not pan out, but that's the info I got."

The poster never brought up bad info before but take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully he is correct though. Here is a link:

http://www.basketbal...-duck-game.html

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:27 PM

We'll see, but I have heard lots of rumors before and been disappointed. I'll believe it when I see it. I wish Satelliteracer knew if anything was going on.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:37 PM

We'll see, but I have heard lots of rumors before and been disappointed. I'll believe it when I see it. I wish Satelliteracer knew if anything was going on.


I agree and heard many rumors and they never pan out. I'm with you and will only believe it when I see it on Directv. I have heard sort of some hints from Wheels and Mike Rice on the radio that something is happening. I really want CSNW on Directv. I can't get Comcast in my area and am a huge Blazer and Ducks fan. I'm really hoping these rumors are true this time but probably not.




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