Comcast Philadelphia

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by valleygreen22, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 #2041 of 2405

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    Interesting...."My thinking is that this issue will never be resolved, until DirecTV gives up its exclusive hold on NFL Sunday Ticket."

    What does he mean by give up? Didn't they outbid everyone, including Comcast? Maybe that should be when Comcast outbids Direct TV for NFL Sunday Ticket.
  2. Apr 5, 2012 #2042 of 2405

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    The NFL will not want it to be cable only much less only 1 cable system (Directv covers more area)

    And most systems don't have the room for 13-15 part time HD feeds. (indemand has 9+9+1) so shut down MLB EI HD, NBA LP HD, NHL CI HD, MLS DK HD to fit it. The comcast systems have at most game 1 HD and game 2 HD + Team 1 HD as well PPV HD. Comcast may have to trun off HD channels to fit it in. or roll out MPEG 4 or SDV.

    also even if your cable system had all inemand feeds directv has more HD (and more dual feed HD)

    And they still have to find room for the SD feeds as well. Does INdemand have the room to add 15 SD feeds?
  3. Apr 6, 2012 #2043 of 2405

    austen0316 AllStar

    Jun 21, 2006
    I wish Satelliteracer knew something :(
  4. Apr 6, 2012 #2044 of 2405

    stoutman Godfather

    Feb 8, 2003
    He does, but cannot share. There are a host of reasons to believe the day will arrive. Comcast business model has shifted due to acquiring NBCU. They are no longer as parachoial and have interests to work with Directv. Yes, they are also a competitor, but the bottom line now has more business interests to find accommodation with Directv. Lastly, the legal climate is forcing Comcast to engage Directv on carrying sports channels. My guess is that a high profile lawsuit and PR battle would be underway if Directv did not think Comcast would make a deal. I will be as brazen to say that a deal might already be in the works and infrastructure could be under way. SR will tell us when he can.
  5. Apr 6, 2012 #2045 of 2405

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    Just another writer who didn't bother to do any research. No point in rehashing the apples to oranges comparison between CSN and ST.
  6. Apr 6, 2012 #2046 of 2405

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    But nothin has change in years. Comcast wants more than DirecTV is willing to give. End of story. There are no lawsuits to file. That could only cause issues for other stations and would never get a deal that DirecTV wants And Comcast will not gain that much if anything from opening it up.

    Status quo is the only thing that keeps DirecTV and Comcast happy as said as that is.
  7. Apr 6, 2012 #2047 of 2405

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    He probably does. And That's why he likely has nothing to say.

    If you want this channel then I'd get Comcast. I like my DirecTV but if they don't pick up the new lakers rsn then I'll have to either replace or supliment my DirecTV with a provider that does have it. That's not even a debate.
  8. Apr 7, 2012 #2048 of 2405

    pbg Godfather

    Oct 11, 2007
    It will be interesting to see how that plays out. While the Portland DMA is no LA, we've been without Blazer hoops now for FOUR SEASONS. We'll see if the same hardball tactics are put in place. Hopefully the Lakers went to school on the Blazers and the same nonsense we are experiencing can be avoided in L.A.
  9. Apr 7, 2012 #2049 of 2405

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I don't think they are asking for as much as Portland is. And if they are, it's actually for two stations. The most interesting part of all the negotiations for the Lakers RSN will be the fact it's actually two channels, one English anyone Spanish, and they will have totally separately created content. I have read that they are asking for a highish, but not the highest rates by far, for both channels, (in comparison to just one) making each channel individually rather cheap.

    So would DIRECTV pick up both and make both available to everyone, or English to everyone and Spanish to Spanish package customers only? And what happens if the Dodgers end up in this channel as well. I think the Spanish channel will be huge, since it will cover from San Diego to Fresno to Vegas and so on...

    Also as I have said in other threads, you just can't compare the portland situation to the Lakers RSN situation. We are talking about somewhere around 10 times or more the amount of people, and time Warner doesn't hold the monopoly that Comcast does in Oregon in the lakers markets. They have to have carriage by most if not all carriers to make money off these stations. They cant gain enough new customers to make up for the amount they'd loose by not having it on other providers.
  10. Apr 7, 2012 #2050 of 2405

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006

    No, you're the one that's wrong. Comcast is the party that keeps bringing up the exclusive D* NFLST rights.
  11. Apr 7, 2012 #2051 of 2405

    la24philly Hall Of Fame

    Mar 8, 2010
    ok flyers sixers phillies all in action today, and whats funny is flyers and phillies are both playing in pittsburgh.

    and sixers phillies swapped networks.

    Flyers @ Penguins NBC SP 4pm

    Phillies @ Pirates now CSN 7pm ( this is listed also on MLB network as the alternate for Yankees Rays) so not sure if its on MLB EI or not.

    Magic @ Sixers 8pm TCN / ESPN
  12. Apr 7, 2012 #2052 of 2405

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    What are the ratings like for the Phillies and Sixers?
  13. Apr 9, 2012 #2053 of 2405

    jeepwrang3 Legend

    Aug 19, 2006
    stoutman always keeps my hopes and dreams up.
  14. Apr 9, 2012 #2054 of 2405

    charlie460 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2009
    CSN Philly is on for the Phillies home opener today, on MLB EI, channel 722 (-1 HD), is this unusual or was it always on EI?
  15. Apr 9, 2012 #2055 of 2405
    Jimmy 440

    Jimmy 440 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2007
    It's been on EI. for years.
  16. Apr 9, 2012 #2056 of 2405

    charlie460 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2009
    My mistake.
  17. Apr 9, 2012 #2057 of 2405

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Comcast getting Sunday ticket will not get Philly onto DIRECTV by itself. The price will not change just because of that, and therefore it's unlike DIRECTV would pay for it suddenly juts because it's didn't have sunday ticket. Those two things are not tied together like that.

    And when was the last time they brought that up by the way?
  18. Apr 9, 2012 #2058 of 2405

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    Whatever... Did it hurt your DirectTV loving ego to see it again? It's something Comcast brings up continuously.. Why even ask the question? Don't worry, someday you'll be a mod.. Your D* love is not in doubt.
  19. jeepwrang3

    jeepwrang3 Legend

    Aug 19, 2006
    guess any of the articles never make it out to Cali, because here on the east coast its all we hear inkahuts
  20. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    If Comcrap got an exclusive on NFL ST, then this package would not be available in many areas of the country where other cable providers (Time Warner, Cox, etc.) provide service. With D* being national, essentially everybody has access to this package as D* is available in just about every location of the USA.

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