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Comcast Philadelphia

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

  1. pdxBeav

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    I agree. I'm in the Portland market and switched away from a provider which carried the PAC-12 Networks and CSNNW and went with DirecTV. I will miss watching the Blazers and Beavers, but I side with DirecTV on this. If the PAC-12 and CSNNW want me to watch then either lower the price or let me pay for them standalone. Otherwise, I will continue finding ways to watch their content without giving them a dime.
     
  2. sunfire9us

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    GEEZE!!!! You guys have talked ENDLESSLY about these two channels! Get it out of your heads! Neither of these two channels are EVER going to be on DTV. They are NOT interested in getting them added. When are you going to learn to give up? All the endless whinning etc won't do any good. So what good does it do to keep talking / whinning about these two channels??
     
  3. cypherx

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    Well look at the bright side I guess... no RSN fee in the Philly DMA.

    We have no RSN's. Anything good was always blacked out of RSN's when I had Premier. It's like what is the f'ing point of those channels then.



    DirecTV's loss. Don't have an RSN in this area, you can't collect an RSN fee! I'm not complaining anymore.
     
  4. n3ntj

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    I think we'd only be affected if the Philly area had multiple RSNs and D* was carrying them all... such as MSG, MSG+, YES, and SNY in the NY DMA.
     
  5. dvdmth

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    I suspect the combined cost of CSN and TCN may come close to what the cost is for the New York RSN's, given how overpriced the two channels are. That said, I do believe we would've seen DirecTV add these channel by now, were it not for the cost of all RSN's skyrocketing out of control in recent years. DirecTV is more concerned with holding onto what they already have than trying to expand, and I believe rightfully so.
     
  6. n3ntj

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    Agreed, but D* also knows how depressed their customer base is in the Philly market due to Comcrap.
     
  7. cypherx

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    Depressed will come to an end when all the kinks are worked out of the X1 DVR and it becomes the primary DVR platform. They are still slowly rolling it out which takes time. It really is a nice system. Has some room for improvement yet. As long as it gets there and the pricing is right, there's no reason for a Phillies fan to get DirecTV in that area.
     
  8. KyL416

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    That's the big thing, it's been over 15 years since DirecTV had any pro sports in Philly with the old SportsChannel Philadelphia. DirecTV has to decide if the rate Comcast is demanding is worth it in a market where the fans that needed to watch every game are long gone. The remaining Philly subscriber base either doesn't care about those teams, are a fan who can get by with whatever games air on Fox, ESPN, TBS, TNT, NBC Sports, WPHL and/or WPSG or are stuck in an area with no other option but satellite like some of the more rural areas in CSN Philadelphia's expanded territory.
     
  9. dhhaines

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    Or Fios comes to your area like mine with their DVR which is every bit as good as Directv's. And they're cheaper then Directv even with 3 DVR's on my system.

    I don't think Directv would pick up enough new subscribers to make it worthwhile for them to pay the price IMHO.
     
  10. n3ntj

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    Verizon FiOS only covers part of the Philly area. I think you'd be surprised how many people in Philly hate Comcrap and would switch to another carrier in an instant if D* carried CSN Philly. We may never find out...
     
  11. ken100

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    For the record they are better known as Concrap.
     
  12. delawaredave

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    I dont have D* but would in a heart beat if they picked up CSN. Being from DE and being a huge Flyer/Phillie/football fan, I'd have all 3 sports packages, the works. Of course I have been saying this for a long long time. And yes, although I agree it probably will never happen, I still hold out hope it may. I have a dish on my house and ready to go should the day arrive! Of course there are ways around the blackout but cant write that here.....lol
     
  13. dminches

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    What's the basis for this comment? I don't see the Philadelphia fans any less interested in their teams. In fact, the success of the Phillies has probably increased the demand.
     
  14. KyL416

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    It's been 15 years since DirecTV had local sports in Philadelphia, the fans who need to see every single game, and not having them is a dealbreaker, would have switched by now if they had a choice. Especially since for at least 10 of those years Comcast didn't even have to enter into negotiations with either satellite provider because of the land based loophole.

    Unlike most other markets though, they have had a decent over the air presence via games during the week and on weekends on WPHL, so that might have kept the casual fans who don't need to see every game.
     
  15. hbg ota nut

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    CSN Philly is on D* in market!!! ... Via unblacked out MLB preseason on MLBN 213 :) ... So this is what it would look like!!!
     
  16. dminches

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    And those same fans would be candidates to switch right back. It isn't as though Comcast's reputation is so great that they never lose customers. And, D* has NFL ST.
     
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    Don't get your hopes up. DirecTV won't pony up the cash, even though it has no problem ponying up for multiple RSNs in other markets.
     
  18. dtrell

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    As a CI subscriber, I am not happy that I cannot see Flyers broadcasters because CSN Philly isnt on D. Whats the deal with this? Is it solely about money? Why is it that they carry Comcast RSNs in every other major market, like San Francisco and Chicago, but Philly is holding out for 5 times the money? What gives?
     
  19. garn9173

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    See post 9 in this thread.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=2384046&postcount=9
     
  20. dtrell

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    ah gotcha...thanks. still youd THINK with the subscriber base that D has, they woudl WANT their channel on D and would figure out a way to get it there. The NHL Network can simulcats it when the Flyers are the home team. Also two years ago, D had Flyer playoff first round games from the CSN feed.
     

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