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

  1. hbg ota nut

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    Phillies are blacked out on MLBN and both extra innings feeds. Gosh I hate this. I don't even live in the blackout area for the Phillies.
     
  2. fireponcoal

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    Well, I'm all for Comcast getting NFL Sunday Ticket.. I hope Everyone has to get Comcastic for football. Comcast loves you.. Just remember that;)

    Even though Direct TV hates Philadelphia Comcast give us every NHL playoff game. Again;)
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    VS / NBCSN likes Directv so much that we get a both feeds of that channel when cable systems only get 1.
     
  4. TheRatPatrol

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    Well the playoffs are sponsored by D*.
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    I hate how NBC (Comcast) is saying "ALL GAMES ON NBC FAMILY".. Uh - no, not if you live in Philly.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Funny since during the Caps game, CSNMA made a point of being part of NBC sports.
     
  7. espnjason

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    Derek Chang is prominently mentioned at a Philly.com Inquirer column today.

    Aside from what a lot of us already know. The only new thing to add is although both C* and D* have been talking, it hasn't been for the last couple of months. C* is following the price gouging M.O. like usual.

     
  8. la24philly

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    well, it looks like, ill be keeping my D and 1 comcast box. my endless 35.00 a month for the 1 comcast box for 2 channels will continue until the end of time
     
  9. minorthr

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    I cant even watch the replay of the flyers pens game from yesterday that is on the NHL network right now.

    WTF is the replay blacked out? Its not playing on CSN philly today. I couldnt find anything on NHL.com or the nhl channel site or directv regarding blackouts of replays. Makes no sense at all.
     
  10. la24philly

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    minor, it was on CSN for philly area,

    so MR snider, n comcast are like, get comcast - pay us or you dont get to see .

    I wish i could get rid of this 1 comcast box, but I have to watch the phils n flyers.

    so I been caving in to comcast demands.
     
  11. minorthr

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    I know it was on CSN Philly but that still effects the replays on the NHL network? By that logic 10 years from now they still wont be able to replay it on the NHL network.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    Guess you missed the blacked out classic games on YES.
     
  13. fireponcoal

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    Since the fair market rate is offered to D* why not take it? The ball is officially in the Direct TV end of the arena.. Play ball ****ers.

    The NHL playoffs are under way, the Phillies season has commenced.. This just plain stinks for Philadelphians.. I can not wait until Fios rolls out city wide. I hope D* loses significantly more market share. I truly do.
     
  14. Ronmort

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    If Comcast really offered it for a fair price, both Directv and Dish would already have this channel. Comcast has been intent on doing everything possible to keep it away from their chief competitors. I hope the satellite companies continue to tell Comcast to shove it until they offer it for a fair price.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    I searched through, and all the articles I can find that say that Comcast said it would make available it's channel if DIRECTV made available the sunday ticket. This was all before the loophole was closed and when they literally where saying you can't even discuss it with us because we aren't even making it available to you. They never said they would make it available for a reasonable price to DIRECTV s eyes.

    Add that to the fact that DIRECTV is not the be who controls it being exclusive, the nfl is, and you start to realize that DIRECTV has no ability to allow nfl Sunday ticket on Comcast, and that Comcast would still be asking an arm and a leg for the channel like they are now, so again, nothing would change.

    And please, can you show me where they have brought it up recently? I can't find anything showing they brought up that concept since January 2010, which is eons ago in this whole situation, as the channel is available now to DIRECTV and DISH but they aren't willing to pay the pricing that's being asked. So that entire idea that they would make it available if Sunday ticket was made available is a joke now. They have already made it available without getting Sunday ticket. So explain again how assuming in some way DIRECTV suddenly buys the nfl and could do this, DIRECTV selling Sunday ticket to Comcast would automatically mean Comcast channels would show up on DIRECTV?

    You think I love DIRECTV? That's funny. I don't. I'm just being logical. Comcast is the bad guy here, but I don't blame them from a business standpoint because they are just using every tactic they can to maintain a stranglehold on their market share. That's business. I blame the FCC and congress for allowing providers and broadcasters to be owned by the same entities.

    DIRECTV screws plenty of things up, but this isn't one of them.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    Can you point me to some of those articles? I can't find anything newer than jan of 2010, and your right, we never hear anything about this issue out here in general.

    Of course, I am sure you guys didn't hear abut all the massive hulla ba loo when FOX sports west 2 launched years ago to broadcast the Dodgers and pretty much no cable company wanted to carry it. That was a big mess.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    Other than Verizon, who in your area carries the channel other than Comcast? Verizon has been known to pay whatever they had to in order to get channels on the air and get subscribers. Something a startup has to do. There is no way Comcast is offering a fair market price in comparison to other RSN channels in other markets, they have a monopoly right now and are way overcharging. I wouldn't be surprised if they where asking espn money for it. They'd have to have a way for making up for all the customers they would loose.

    And if you hate DIRECTV so much for this, why don't you get Comcast for now and get your games? I would not go without my favorite teams just for a service provider. If the Lakers channel doesn't end up on dtv, I'll have to go to cable next fall, which is horrendous, but if it has my team and DIRECTV doesn't.... Content is king.

    And have you heard anything recently on Fios? Last I heard Fios and uverse and paused all their expansion plans. Maybe not in Philly?
     
  18. la24philly

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    FIOS must have the entire philly market up with in the 7 year agreement that was between the city of philadelphia and verizon.

    my area does have FIOS now, got it last june. as far as the entire philly area not sure.

    now this goes for Philadelphia county, as far as the other counties and suburbs, im not sure. However, I noticed the suburbs had it first before phila cty.

    bucks, montgomery, delaware and chester counties have FIOS.
     
  19. fireponcoal

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    Inkahauts isn't a Direct TV super fan but he responds to every post with a six paragraph defense of the company. Some people love their wife but you love a corporate entity.. Have fun with that. Perhaps they'll throw a job in your direction sometime in the future as well if you keep sharing how wonderful you think their corporate decisions smell.

    Fios is contracted to get their service to every person in Philadelphia county. I'm through throwing all the blame on Comcast.. Direct TV should shoulder some of the wrath as well. Here at DBS talk one gets brownie point for loving their cable(how dare I refer to it as cable?) company but the question is why?

    I'm aware of the contractual obligations of the NFL and D* but thanks for explanation.. I do have Fios by the way. Just for your records. Comcast is a Philadelphia company so part of me does hope for their success. So, so sorry. Direct TV should pay whatever the price may be because their customer base in the area deserve it. Enough said... If they don't then they should stop acting like they give a **** about the situation. Fios at least gives their customers what they want.
     
  20. minorthr

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    There are smaller local cable companies that offer it the Philly area
     

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