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Comcast SportsNet Houston

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by TravelFan1, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. WebTraveler

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    You are giving me advice on how to run a company? Really now. You know this from your low level tech job at a company? Seriously, that gives you the real understanding how it all works? Seriously?

    There is no conspiracy. Comcast has its agenda and Directv has its agenda. It's Mike White of Directv complaining about all the sports channel costs, etc. and yet he's the one who owns directly several of them that charge rates in the same general range as the others, that have had increases over the last decade in the same general range as the others, and Mr. White is the guy complaining about sports channels needs to be moved to a specialty tier. He needs to walk the walk and talk the talk for that to happen.

    Because frankly, I would prefer that model. The model we have was set up by the tv providers and the tv distributors. Consumers have asked for years for an alacarte-type choice.

    And understand the context of the Blazers issue. First, the Blazers have not complained about the pricing. They've had fans upset with access to the channel the games are on. And they filed this notice at the time the Comcast was buying NBC.

    But the thing is - the games are available to Directv customers - at the price listed. Other systems have picked it up, but not Directv. Directv can carry CSN Philadelphia if it pays the price.

    I don't like the prices and I think they are way to high, but that is a separate issue. I don't like how the Blazers sold out its viewership for an upstart channel with access problems.

    Comcast is not innocent in anything, and neither us Directv. The chief competitor for both is each other.





     
  2. WebTraveler

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    My conjecture vs. facts?

    You are the dude that jumped on the bandwagon about CSN-NW costing $4.04

    But upon closer examination the $4.04 comes from CSN Washington (DC). I would hope that even a guy in somewhere Virgina knows that Washington DC is completely different from Washington state!!!!


     
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    At the risk of actually making a semi-on-topic response (and while quoting myself), quite obviously, since Satelliteracer offered no correction to the above, the addition of CSN Houston is imminent (or in DIRECTV parlance, "soon" ;))!
     
  4. tonyd79

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    No, I didn't. I never entered into that particular piece if data.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    Gents, here's an early warning. I think you have all seen with your own eyes, you do not want me reading these sports threads... I tend to get cranky, fast.

    Please take these one-on-one conversations to private message, and please don't be rude to each other.

    "A word to the wise should be sufficient."
     
  6. WebTraveler

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    These are your words, not mine when you commented on the prices....

     
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    I didnt have time to read the thread,how much is houston asking for the channel? I heard directv paid about$3.50 per subscriber for the laker channel,surley houston should be able to get $2.50 or more?
     
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    It's all because the new entrant comes into the market and waves cash in front of the teams.....in order to pay its bills the new entrant has to charge higher rates than the last guy - because the last guy was operating under a contract where terms were signed 5 or more years ago!

    It's not really the broadcaster per se, it's teams that want the cash!
     
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    The article cites $3.40 per subscriber: "The NBC Sports Group is seeking a reported $3.40 per subscriber per month for CSN Houston..." Whether that is valid or not, who knows.....but that's what the article cites as the demand for the channel.
     
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    Too true.
     
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    G4 might return down the road depending on what they rebrand it to and if they actually invest in programming for it. Similar to how we lost Trio in 2005 (which originally was a US outlet for CBC programming until CBC sold it to Universal in 2000) and NBC Universal shut it down a year later and used its satellite slot to launch Sleuth (now Cloo), which DirecTV picked up.

    I think The Weather Channel/Weatherscan are still negotiated seperately from the rest of NBC Universal, they don't even include them on their affiliate site or the media village site.

    Universal Sports isn't on their affiliate and press site either, so that might be a seperate deal too since NBC is only a minority owner in the network.

    The HD feeds for Chiller and Cloo never launched.

    Hopefully we get more details when the deal is officially announced and if it includes TV Everywhere, extra VOD and HD rights. (In addition to Style HD, there's also an HD feed for Sprout)
     
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    This is exactly why I wish Fox handled all RSN's. You never hear about FSN not being carried on a provider in the teams DMA. And it's always Comcast owned RSN's that have the most trouble. It's ridiculous and only the fans are the ones that miss out. $3.40 for this channel is way too high considering FS Southwest is over $1 cheaper if I recall and carries much more programming.
     
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    As bad as it is for us Rocket and Astro fans, the CSNH Facebook page is at least providing some comedic relief. Seems CSNH can't make a post without the majority of the responses being complaints about the lack of the ability to actually watch the channel. My favorite has to be the comment left on the "1-on-1 with Mike Tyson" thread: "Tyson, will you please punch CSN Houston in the face?" :lol:
     

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