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.