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Comcast Philadelphia

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

  1. jrodfoo

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    excuse my ignorance, but how comes sometimes on 642 , it's the Flyers feed from CSN Philly? I guess it's CSN mid Atlantic, but just was wondering how that is allowed.
     
  2. dvdmth

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    Comcast will show select NHL games from one CSN on another, something they call NHL Extra I believe. All CSN's show these out-of-market games on occasion, but these rebroadcasts are always blacked out unless you live in the territory served by the network. I remember one occasion when an NHL Extra feature appeared on the Mountain West network, which Comcast partially owns. AFAIK the NHL is the only league that allows Comcast to do this.
     
  3. dubber deux

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    Everybody knows that Comcast is baaaad , very bad.

    I had them as my provider for years and I can personally attest to the fact that from top to bottom they are rotten.

    The "Boo Birds" approve of this message.
     
  4. jrodfoo

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    Ok, Thanks for explaining!
     
  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    Comcast isn't bad - they're just a public company in business to make money. They have a product that they want to keep exclusive because it makes them LOTS of money.

    If you were the BOD of Comcast, what would you do?

    That said, the FCC has ruled, and they SHOULD give it up - of course, only if E* and D* really want it.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    If I were the BOD of Comcast, I would want to grow my business as much as possible. ALL of my business.

    I find it hard to believe that CSN Philly is that much different than CSN MA or CSN Chicago or CSN Bay Area. They all make money. Plus the interest in the teams themselves. Making it harder for customers to get the games is NOT good business.
     
  7. wilbur_the_goose

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    Philly is Comcast's home. Could be an emotional decision on their part.
     
  8. psuscott0483

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    im sure they make MUCH more money by having a full tv subscriber than they would having a fraction of a sub for people with satellite buying just csnphilly. they are allowed to get away with it in this area, and by most accounts it works - 99% of people i know get comcast because of that one channel.
     
  9. tonyd79

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    And yet the rest of their channels that are not set up that way make money.

    They overestimate what market they would lose.
     
  10. dubber deux

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    @psuscott0483:

    Kutztown..wow I don't think I have ever run across anyone on the internet that lived there ...I went to Kutztown University, graduated in 91 with a degree in telecomm..first two years spent at the Lima, PA campus of PSU.
     
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    PA - Berks...
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    What makes you think that? They weren't supplying them to anyone before this year and now they are. Has nothing to do with that case as far as I see.
     
  15. fireponcoal

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    The never ending story...

    This was Cablevision's response to Verizon's announcement:

    "We are pursuing a stay with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals while we seek a review of the Orders. We continue to believe that an unbiased review of the data can only result in one conclusion: that there has been no competitive harm to the nation's two largest phone companies. In a highly competitive marketplace like New York, a forced sharing of offerings only deters companies from investing and innovating, which hurts both fair competition and consumers. Verizon and AT&T should be expected to compete based on their products and not by manipulating federal law."
     
  16. dvdmth

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    The addition of HD overflows is not a direct result of the ruling, but some believe the two are at least indirectly connected. The HD overflows have existed for some time but were exclusive to Cablevision until recently. The fact that they first appeared shortly after the ruling is suggestive, though certainly not proof.
     
  17. Grafixguy

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    If anything we wouldn't be getting them if it had anything to do with the ruling. The Dolans are keeping their house legal staff busy finding frivolous ways to fight that.
     
  18. n3ntj

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    I guess Comcrap is just sitting on the sidelines watching to see what happens b/w CV and Verizon and AT&T.
     
  19. Grafixguy

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    I think it's more like DTV sitting on the sidelines.
     
  20. wilbur_the_goose

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    ^^^
    +1

    D* has about 4% market penetration in the Philly DMA. That's about 20% less than most areas. Philly probably isn't a D* priority (although they did just add WLVT in HD!)
     

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