$5.00 for the new Dodgers channel.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by lipcrkr, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. tonyd79

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    According to the MLB.tv webpages, overlay is still only PC based.

    And it is. It only every feed. If a team does not have a feed, they will take stadium video and overlay radio over it.
     
  2. Mariah2014

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    Not always. Sometimes MLB has made their own TV production for a game. A feed that isn't from the diamondvision in the stadium.
     
  3. milton

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    I don't know what lipcrkr is talking about. Chances are it is illegal.

    But on a similar topic, I'm surprised TWC hasn't complained about the MLB Game Mix channel. Dodgers fans subscribing to MLB EI can see Dodgers games, albeit on a small screen. (If you have a big enough television, it is tolerable.)

    The NFL blacks out a game nationally on Game Mix if it is blacked out in the home market.
     
  4. SomeRandomIdiot

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    As MLB controls EI, D* should have no issue with regards to Dodger Games on EI subs 100 or so miles outside of LA.

    Dodgers v Padres is already listed on channel 749. Channel 748 says "To Be Announced" so one would think one will be the Padres local broadcast and the other will most likely be the Dodgers local broadcast.
     
  5. JoeTheDragon

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    different blackout rules
     
  6. harsh

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    There aren't any special conditions under which reception, possession or use of stolen goods is permitted.
     
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    I was just holding it for my friend.
     
  8. milton

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    Question: At what point will we see networks and distributors begin to have contract terms be contingent upon channel ratings?

    For example, Directv could agree to carry Sportsnet LA for a fixed lower price but then the price rises for next year if the ratings for that channel are above X.
     
  9. HoTat2

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    The problem I see there is that unless the Dodgers would agree to such a thing as well under a new contract arrangement (if that's even possible to do now that the current one has been signed) TWC cannot afford to gamble that way since under their current deal the Dodgers are guaranteed their money irrespective of SNLA's seasonal ratings.

    Therefore TWC has to have assurance to recoup their investment (at a profit of course) regardless of how SNLA's TV ratings pan out over the years.
     
  10. ejbvt

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    Didn't TWCSN (The Lakers Channel) start off this way? The Lakers season started and TWC wanted some ridiculous rate and then, all of a sudden, TWCSN and TWC Deportes were there a little while into the season. Does anyone feel that will happen this time?
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    I think this is different. TWC Sportsnet started at about half the asking price of Sportsnet LA. TWC would have to drop the Dodgers channel price about 75% to get the value proposition where it needs to be.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Not only that but the Lakers channel was two channels and has a dedicated Spanish version and has the Galaxy and some other sports. I've yet to see anything in regards to the Dodgers string anything else. Although in sure eventually they will but nothing yet.

    Heck the Lakers channel even has the d league games and well the Lakers girls shows. ;)

    Plus I think that there was some tweaking of the deal before it actually got on the air in terms of how much for out of DMA by in Lakers market pricing etc.
     
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    JohnDG

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    Dodgers broadcast just popped up on DTV.

    Jdg
     
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    keenan

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    Any guess what channel number Sport Net LA might be? Or is it just being carried as a MLBEI channel, 721?
     
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    tonyd79

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    tonyd79

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    It's an odd world. Non LA folks can watch the dodgers and LA folks can't.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    If it gets added full time I would guess 690.

    It is isn't it? Let the willing fans pay for the games if they want them. Make some money instead of no money at all.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2014 #238 of 921
    milton

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    But that is a sunk cost. They have to pay the Dodgers regardless, and Directv, Dish, Charter, etc. know that.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2014 #239 of 921
    matty8199

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    well, that didn't take long (to figure out TWC's true intentions in asking for such a ridiculous price for sportsnet LA)...just saw a commercial on KTLA for TWC. showing highlights of all LA sports...all teams included. "we're the ONLY place where you can get this...and this... (as the different teams flip through)...and this..." then, wait for it...the dodgers come up. the voiceover says... "and ESPECIALLY this."
     
  20. Apr 3, 2014 #240 of 921
    keenan

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    That seems to be just a bit of passive/aggressive advertising as TWC must have more carriage for it than just their own 1.5 million subscribers, it will fail unless it does.
     

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