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Comcast Philadelphia

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

  1. Jake34

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    We would all like to hear how you make out on this. I would be very surprised if Comcast gives you anything positive.
     
  2. adkinsjm

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    I'm absolutely shocked this didn't pan out, after all, an installer had the inside info.
     
  3. wilbur_the_goose

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    Me too - I thought installers, not lawyers or corporate execs, had ALL the inside information.
     
  4. spaul

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    Bobg3 Comcast probably wants to lure you back to drop Directv and promise the moon.I am sure they're not interested in supplying CSN Phila. to Directv customers in the Phila. area.
     
  5. bobg3

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    Yea I pretty much figure that's what it is, I have no use for Comcast except for CSN. But did get another reply from Direct Tv telling me to complain to the FCC. I sent them back a reply that I did that and now Comcast is offering me the world and if they kept suggesting this to the Philly area people they could end up losing a very big market. Now I'm waiting to hear Direct's reply.
     
  6. wilbur_the_goose

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    What is C* offering?

    I contacted the FCC and haven't heard a thing
     
  7. docgood86

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    So did I. Directv told me its out of there hands and I need to write the FCC. I did over a week ago and no response.
     
  8. spaul

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    I had Comcast try to sign me back by a service mgr. knock on my door back in July 2010.He gave me his sales pitch and told me what he could do for 1 to 2 yrs special.Which I told him what I have with Directv equipment and the new whole home dvr set up .Bottom line price wise he insisted in triple play for the deal which,I don't have a land line phone since just my wife and I and use just cell phones.Besides that when I added in the premium channels that I subscribe to the price difference was not that much especially when promotion expired it would be more .All said and done they still had the same dvr available from before when I left them in 9/06 ,and it was pretty bad 15hrs hd capacity .I just thanked him and said I won't switch back since nothing changed about their service and equipment that drove me off in the first place.
     
  9. Jake34

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    I am really curious as to what has gone down so far between Directv and Comcast. I know the reply I got from Directv also laid it in the lap of the FCC. I certainly don't know anything more than most people but can't help but wonder what the real story is here.
    I would guess that Directv worked to negotiate a price for carriage with Comcast and offered what they felt was a fair price. In turn, Comcast did not agree with their negotiated offer. As a result, they have reached an impasse in negotiations and Directv has appealed to the FCC for final resolution which I would hope results in the favor of Directv and the requirement that Philly Sportsnet must be allowed to be carried by Directv..........does this sound like a realistic guess????
    If that is even close to being a good guess, how timely will the FCC be in handling it?
    I guess I have more questions than answers, but dang I am getting anxious and tired of this getting nowhere.
     
  10. Grafixguy

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    If it works anywhere near the way it worked with Verizon/ATT and MSG HD (and that's certainly the only way it will work) DTV would have to appeal to the FCC. The FCC can then force Comcast to negotiate a fair and equitable agreement to carry CSN Philly.

    That means they would have to offer the channels at rates similar to other carriers including FiOS.

    That said, I've seen no indication that DirecTV has filed any type of appeal with the FCC.
     
  11. Jake34

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    Grafixguy-but why would Directv keep saying they must follow FCC's process and tell us to write to them if Directv had not at least tried to negotiate something with Comcast and in turn appealed it to the FCC?
    I admit my scenario is the most optimistic viewpoint. I am depressed to think what the most pessimistic scenario might be.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    On the upside, now that comcast doesn't own all the sports teams, the next time contracts are up I bet someone else will bid for and win the rights to the teams. The downside is that I don;t think any of the contracts are up for what, 15 or 20 years?

    I don't think you will ever see the channel on Directv. The FCC can force them to negotiate fairly, but that doesn't mean they will ever agree on a contract, and comcast will do whatever it takes to never offer a contract Directv will agree to.
     
  13. Grafixguy

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    That's exactly what people said about MSG HD on FiOS and U-Verse. The fact is that once the FCC said make a deal it took next to no time at all to do so. The appeal to FCC was also pretty well publicized...something I've seen nothing of from DirecTV.

    That said, should this ever get that far, any contract must be similar in term to the contracts they've signed with other providers.
     
  14. joewdial

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    I am HOT today. I received the following letter from Comcast that they filed with my complaint stating that OFFICIALLY, NO OTHER CABLE COMPANIES CARRY CSN PHILADELPHIA. Is it a federal offense to lie to the federal government? I am blown away by the fact that Comcast can flat out LIE to the FCC.

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  15. edgo41

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  16. adkinsjm

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    Complaining to the FCC is useless. It's DIRECTV's job to file complaints, which the public can comment on.
     
  17. cypherx

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    Wow what a lie. I have Service Electric Cablevision for phone and Internet. Though I don't have a cable box, my QAM tuner can get CSN Philly in SD on channel 34-5308.
     
  18. n3ntj

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    Interesting since Blue Ridge Cable in Northern Lancaster County carries CSN Philly on channel 41 (SD) and 634 (HD).

    (use zip code 17517)http://www.brctv.com/tv/channels

    Another Comcrap lie...

    Write back to Jennifer and tell her that she's full of crap!
     
  19. joewdial

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  20. JoeTheDragon

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    that letter most show how clueless comcasts offices are and that must be why so much stuff on comcast fails to make it out of the testing areas.
     

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