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Comcast Sports Northwest

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by masmith, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. May 3, 2010 #681 of 935
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    Now that the Blazers have ended this whole issue will fall to the back burner for most. Come fall, we'll have the same silly dialogue and the same silly Comcast integrity issues. Since little is on this channel in the summer, except re-runs of movies and irrelevant sports, it drops to the back burner....maybe this is what the other providers object to - substantial rates for a part-time channel?
     
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    Exactly, Comcast knows DirecTV and Dish will never pay that high price so Comcast keeps the channel a de facto exclusive.
     
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    Comcast will be forced to play fair with the satellite providers if they want to win approval of their proposed acquisition of NBCU.
     
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    i think they are making a deal as we speak. we should have an answer end of the year.

    I think that once csn philly is up so will csn nw
     
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    You really think our government (whether it be the FCC or Congress) will really stand up and do something? I have no faith whatsoever for this occurring. Brian Roberts will have Comcast simply contribute more for the payoff. The Democrats and Republicans will again be stuck in silly drama while the country falls apart at its seams. Look now, despite falling prices in the last Consumer Price Index, Comcast still finds a way to stick it to us. I am telling you all that Brian Roberts is a fraud. He counts his cash every night before he goes to bed. If there is a real world Scrooge, CEO Brian Roberts is it. I believe he wakes up daily and thinks "how can I screw everyone over today for a buck?"
     
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    I will believe it when I see it. We've heard this gibberish now for three years since the inception of CSN NW.
     
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    Still waiting for the deal!

    Lets hope by the start of next season Comcast and Directv get a deal done.

    Didn't directv buy Fox Sports NW?
    I guess a deal got done to keep it on Comcast cable. I was hoping someone would be smart enough to demand Comcast Sportsnet in exchange for Fox Sports NW -- but looks like they didn't.
     
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    I think part of this entire problem is that Directv doesn't have the available capacity yet to even put this channel on if it wanted to. The new satellite creates opportunities, so we'll see if they all come to terms now....I am hoping that Comcast can put aside its integrity issues......
     
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    I doubt it. Why do think comcast is gradually going to xfinity.
     
  10. WebTraveler

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    Because Comcast is reinventing itself as a holding company as a result of the NBC purchase.
     
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    Within a couple years, NBC affiliates around the entire country will be in constant contract disputes.

    This channel will never be on satellite. Just get the Pac 10 Network deal done please so we can get all of the Duck games on no matter what. I could care less about the Blazers. The problem is that this fall, both the New Mexico and Portland State games will only be on CSNNW so I will have to drive 50+ miles to the sports bar because of the government-endorsed monopoly.
     
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    With a new Pac 10 network coming (and from what I read it's "all in") the Ducks will have to pull the broadcasts from Comcast. This means that all that is left on this silly channel is the Blazers. No freaking way Directv or anyone else will pay serious cash for this channel for just the Blazers and re-runs of Caddyshack, etc. all over again.

    Blazers Larry Miller is still sitting on his hands on this issue. Wasn't it last October where Miller gave Comcast until January 1 to get the games up and streaming on the web? Well the season passed and it is now June, and is there streaming? Nope. But soon thereafter the Blazers just simply refused comment on the issue.

    Rather than Miller charging right in and formally going after Comcast publicly, Miller clams up. Why should we ever believe him? He gave an ultimatium to Comcast and they ignored him. Any parent knows that you can't do that.

    Nothing will ever change. We will never see this channel. Maybe at the end of the 10 year contract the Blazers will negotiate something on required access, but until then, it's never gonna happen.

    At least by 2012 the Ducks will be off this crappy station.
     
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    As long as Comcast ponies up the cash, then the Blazers won't care if zero people watch. I hate to say it but the best thing that could happen is the Blazers starting to suck again, then Comcast won't have as many people watching.

    The Pac 10 (Pac 12) Network is all but a certainty now, all the games will be on satellite by 2012...bout time too. Larry Scott has done a great job as Pac 10 commissioner thus far.
     
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    Well I don't know, now that the Pac 16 imploded, I am skeptical they will start a network. With 16 teams there was a lot of programming that had some nationwide appeal. Now, I am not sure.

    My guess is that it won't be on satellite. Too many Fox RSNs that need programming - the deal will be better - but I doubt it will be a full network. I'd also expect a NBC-Versus deal and a late game on ESPNU in addition to the FSN coverage.

    As for Comcast, they can stick it.
     
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    Nice find, hopefully things get worked out for all the Blazer fans as well as those Oregon fans that have been missing their various games.
     
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    Comcast HAS made the channel available to the satellites...they're just offering it at some ridiculous $2-$3 rate nationally to essentially force the DBS companies to refuse to pay for it, so Comcast gets the channel to be an exclusive locally, which is what they want.

    My biggest fear is that the Pac 10 will be negotiating a new TV deal very soon, and reports are that Comcast wants the TV package badly. If this happens and the Pac 10 lets Comcast have 100% of the network, then D* and E* subscribers can basically say goodbye to ever seeing the Pac 10 games after this next season, as Comcast will lock the games down to their own networks and charge exorbitant rates in order to force people to switch to their criminal service.
     
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    This whole situation with Comcast seems to be a textbook example of unfair Anti-competitive practices and abuse of a (local) monopoly. If CSNNW was an independent channel I have no doubt that they would have negotiated a deal with DirecTV but since Comcast is also a competitor to DirecTV they are perfectly happy to not have a deal as a tool to drive their Cable TV subscriptions in the area.
     
  19. ASG82

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    Yes and no. As long as anybody is allowed to have exclusive access of any channels, whether it by Comcast Sports Net, Vs, the 101 Network, or Sunday Ticket, its all fair in my eyes.
     
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    Fair .. Unfair ... Competitive .... or Not...

    The real problem is in areas of Oregon where Comcast is not the cable provider. For instance, Paul Allen's Charter is the second largest cable provider in the state. Despite also owning the Portland TrailBlazers, they do not have a distribution agreement for CSNNW. So people in Medford, Lincoln City, etc. have no real option.
     

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