Comcast Philadelphia

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

  1. stoutman

    stoutman Godfather

    Feb 8, 2003
    This why it is not hopeless. A market value exists. The complexity is the contract itself. National rates for those out of market is a sticking point, because no prevailing rate structure exists. Also, language to ensure content is not bled to other channels. Lastly, infrastructure costs. Lots to fight over, but not insurmountable. The law, climate and market conditions are pointing in the right direction.
  2. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I don’t understand why you take this so personally. If D* doesn’t have what you want you should go to switch to Comcast or FIOS. They aren’t obligated to carry the channels but you aren’t obligated to do business with them.
    By the way, there was an article in the inquirer the other day about some local Philly people and a lawsuit against Comcast. I know the suit isn’t about Comcast Sportsnet Philly, but it does reflect on the company’s business habits.
    Here’s the link:
  3. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    D* already gets the signal for MLBEI.

    I wonder if this same thing will happen with CSN Houston?
  4. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    they have a CSS Houston in place so maybe they can copy the other part of CSN Philly and put over flow on it and play games to keep others from getting it AKA RCN not getting the comcast network.

    or they can just rename CSS Houston into CSN Houston.
  5. stoutman

    stoutman Godfather

    Feb 8, 2003
    The infrastructure for this occurred through the landmark agreement a decade ago between MLB and its teams over Internet rights. Each team is required to provide SD and HD feed to MLB broadcast center. Directv can take signals from there.
  6. spaul

    spaul Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    That is what today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports for the most part in their business section of the paper.It pretty much said ,that CSN Philly won't appear on Directv or Dish for anytime soon.Do in most cases of Comcast high asking price for carriage which, doesn't fall into line with price of other RSN deals .This article can probably be accessed at the paers web site.I am barely hanging on to my Directv service with down grading to family package because of financial reasons with the very real chance of ending up with just a antenna.If per chance my finances steady or improve I,d have to say as far as a pay service and no Fios expansion with this news I would have to possibly make a deal with the devil Comcast now that it seems CSN Philly is just pipe dream for satellite.
  7. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
  8. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    And from the other side of the tracks:

  9. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    I think Peter305 is THE expert on this matter - this post from 2+ years ago is exactly correct. The rest of us have been overly optimistic.

    If you want CSN-Philly, you must cancel D* and purchase C* or FIOS (assuming you can't afford both services)
  10. la24philly

    la24philly Hall Of Fame

    Mar 8, 2010
    it all depends on what your needs are to.

    I have D and C.

    currently D is where i have all my programming at Premier, and the Sprots packages.

    C I have, HS internet, Phone, 1 box at the cheapest plan for 2 channels in HD CSN and TCN.

    I thought about reversing it.

    Make C the premier and then just have D on the family plan the cheapest plan. the only real reason I like D is the sports packages alot of them are in HD.

    so I might do that.

    in reality no matter what I decide to do, my bill will always be around 200 a month

    but atleast I'll be able to watch the teams.
  11. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    The whole Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is a good argument why a cable or satellite company should not be allowed to own any programming.

    There used to be standards such as these from the FCC. But, of course, money took care of that.
  12. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Or any professional sports teams.
  13. Peter305

    Peter305 Hall Of Fame

    May 24, 2006
    I can't claim any great expertise, but these two companies don't like each other. Didn't then, don't now. We might as well close this thread until there's something to celebrate. Don't hold your breath folks.
  14. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    Agreed.. we should lock it until there is some actual news on the topic because we are all just speculating month after month. None of us will know anything until D* and Comcrap announce something (don't hold your breathe) or SR tells us something.

    If Comcrap was actually offering CSN Philly at the same price per Philly DMA sub that FiOS was paying, I would think D* would jump on it in no time.
  15. Redbullsnation

    Redbullsnation Mentor

    Apr 16, 2012
    You guys are gonna be waiting untill the end of time. The Padres on the other hand did the right thing and left COX 4 and made their own network with FOX. Just wait untill the TV deal expire for the Phils and then you can say "FOX Sports Philadelphia", but for now, you're gonna have to pay two bills to get your Philly Sports fix :x
  16. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    That'll never happen as long as Comcast still owns the teams.
  17. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    Well, I am pretty much done on this topic because I really have nothing more to add until the big news comes. The most I'll do is either actually go to the games or to a bar when time permits and watch other teams when I am at home.

    But trust me when I say this. There are enough of us in Philly, South Jersey, Delaware, all the way up to Scranton, out to Harrisburg, and all parts in between that would love nothing more than to finally stick it to C* after all these years if it weren't for the desire to watch the Philly teams on an almost nightly basis.
  18. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    And this is exactly what will happen because Comcast has ticked people off.
  19. FramundaCheeze

    FramundaCheeze Legend

    Jun 9, 2004
  20. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Comcast does not own the Phillies. In fact, the Phillies own a part of CSN Philadelphia. Comcast recently sold the 76ers.

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