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A few miles make a hugh difference in sports teams available.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dxtrfn80, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    I live in Alamance County, the next county south of Caswell in the OP. We have
    MLB: Orioles, Nationals, Reds, Braves
    NHL: Hurricanes
    NBA: nothing (but I "moved" to the town of Lexington, which is in the clear for the Bobcats. Someone earlier said it's 100 miles from Charlotte - it's actually 75 miles.)

    Locals are Greensboro, with Raleigh's ABC, despite the Raleigh locals coming in better OTA at my place than the Greensboro ones. Thank you AM21.
    With the "move", I lose the Raleigh ABC via Directv (SD only anyway, it is HD on the AM21) and gain the Charlotte ABC.

    In Caswell County, NC, I believe you also get at least some Roanoke, VA locals, in HD, with the Greensboro, NC locals. If the Bobcats games were shown in Caswell County, I would "move" there in a heartbeat, but those few Celtics games are worth it, to me.
  2. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    Comcast doesn't want anyone to watch the Flyers. Their long term business model is to reduce Flyer viewership to zero as soon as possible, but Philly fans are stubborn and just won't convert to the Devils.
  3. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    I converted, to The Oilers. Why would anyone followThe Devils? NJ isn't even a real state. :)
  4. dxtrfn80

    dxtrfn80 Mentor

    Apr 17, 2012
    Once you hit Roxboro (Person County) you only get Orioles, Nationals and Hurricanes. And as for the Bobcats they just don't want their games seen anywhere except the Charlotte Metro area. High Point falls just 2 miles outside of the 75 mile radius on Directv. The Carolina Hurricanes can be seen as far north as Lynchburg with the Sports Pack but the Bobcats do not want to pay the rights on Direct Tv outside of 75 miles but the other NBA teams do as the Indiana Pacers claim all of Kentucky. If I were the Bobcats I would agree to pay the fee for the games to be seen in all of NC and SC. It probably will never happen just like Direct TV getting CSN Philly available.
  5. dstout

    dstout Legend

    Jul 19, 2005
    I am curious about you saying Bobcats paying DirecTV.

    Isn't the deal, DirecTV doesn't want to pay SportSouth for the extended coverage of the Bobcats?

    It is odd that they don't. I get the Hawks and Grizzlies. I am 220 miles from Atlanta and about 300 to Memphis.

  6. Garyunc

    Garyunc Godfather

    Oct 7, 2006

    Yes it is DirecTV who doesn't want to pay SportsSouth for the extended coverage of the Bobcats. Time Warner Cable shows the Bobcats in the extended area.

    DirecTV claims the viewership does not justify the cost but how the heck would they know if they don't pay it? But I would not get MASN if I went back to TWC and MASN Trumps the Bobcats all day long !
  7. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    DirecTV has ratings data on viewership in the outer market.
  8. jeepwrang3

    jeepwrang3 Legend

    Aug 19, 2006
    Would never happen. I mean I guess i could join all 500 devils fans that showed up after the last cup, for the Parade LOL. The Phantoms had a bigger parade. I'm convinced that Devils Fans are just cockroach cowboy fans after football is done.

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