Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

MLB blackouts!


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
25 replies to this topic

#21 OFFLINE   rjdude

rjdude

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 203 posts
Joined: Mar 08, 2005

Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

So if fsn detroit was broadcasting the game in hd would I then be able to watch it on ch.95?


A lot of these issues will go away next year because D* has promised (with the new Sats) to deliver the majority of baseball games in HD, wherever available. However, the major problem next year will still be local channel broadcasts. Local channels that own broadcast rights may still show games in SD instead of HD. We need to be ready to fire off complaints to these local stations to start carrying the games in HD. We can also complain to the baseabll teams to encourage HD broadcasts.

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#22 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

Lord Vader

    Special Member

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,218 posts
  • LocationGalactic Empire
Joined: Sep 20, 2004

Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:02 PM

...but I believe that's just a formality! The big teams (think big markets) have a lot of money and power.


Oh, I know. MLB, I'm sure, rubber stamps every team's individual agreement, but they must make sure they all conform to the League's rules and requirements.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


#23 OFFLINE   DawgLink

DawgLink

    Woof Woof Woof

  • Registered
  • 1,543 posts
  • LocationWashington, DC
Joined: Nov 05, 2006

Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

A lot of these issues will go away next year because D* has promised (with the new Sats) to deliver the majority of baseball games in HD, wherever available. However, the major problem next year will still be local channel broadcasts. Local channels that own broadcast rights may still show games in SD instead of HD. We need to be ready to fire off complaints to these local stations to start carrying the games in HD. We can also complain to the baseabll teams to encourage HD broadcasts.


Someone awhile back said that MLB Owners would soon be getting together and Blackout rules would be discussed

I hope so...

MLB Blackout rules are one of the worst things in sports...period

#24 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

Lord Vader

    Special Member

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,218 posts
  • LocationGalactic Empire
Joined: Sep 20, 2004

Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:49 PM

I'd suggest anyone who's interested write a polite, informational--as opposed to confrontational--letter to Bob DuPuy, President & COO of Major League Baseball. Don't write Selig; he doesn't deal with this issue. Bob does. In fact, Bob was the one deeply involved in the DirecTV MLB Extra Innings deal.

You can write Bob at the MLB office:

MR. BOB DuPUY
PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
245 PARK AVE FLR 31
NEW YORK NY 10167

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


#25 OFFLINE   millertime

millertime

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 349 posts
Joined: Sep 02, 2007

Posted 03 September 2007 - 02:34 PM

A lot of these issues will go away next year because D* has promised (with the new Sats) to deliver the majority of baseball games in HD, wherever available. However, the major problem next year will still be local channel broadcasts. Local channels that own broadcast rights may still show games in SD instead of HD. We need to be ready to fire off complaints to these local stations to start carrying the games in HD. We can also complain to the baseabll teams to encourage HD broadcasts.

I was also hearing that fsn detroit only broadcast a certain number of games this year in HD bacause of a capacity issue at the fsn headquarters in Houston. However I heard next year all games should be in HD. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated!

#26 OFFLINE   Galley

Galley

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 159 posts
Joined: Apr 02, 2007

Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:47 PM

AFAIK, The Baseball Channel is still scheduled for a 2009 launch; hopefully in time for the World Baseball Classic.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...