Dish filing complaint against Comcast Philadelphia

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 1980ws, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. 1980ws

    1980ws Legend

    Mar 18, 2008
  2. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    Will be interesting to see if DirecTV follows suit, concurring in Dish’s judgment “Comcast has refused to enter into good-faith discussions.”
  3. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I hope D* follows suit soon.
  4. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    In an AP story, this stood out:

    "But Comcast said the FCC’s latest decision on the loophole doesn’t mean it has to give access to everyone. The nation’s largest cable provider said if the competitor’s business doesn’t suffer even without the channel, then Comcast doesn’t have to provide access.

    The FCC’s recent order “only allows claims where the provider has suffered a competitive injury, and there is no evidence Dish has suffered such an injury,” Comcast said in a statement."

    All E* has to show is market numbers from the markets that carry Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia. I'm sure satellite penetration is much lower there than in a lot of the country.
  5. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    Actually, there's a mistake in the article. One line should read like this:

    "Comcast did not have an immediate comment. The spokesperson tried to answer but became confused and started to mutter something about NFL Sunday Ticket until he was reminded that Dish doesn't have it either."
  6. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

    Oct 16, 2006
  7. ARKDTVfan

    ARKDTVfan Icon

    May 19, 2003
    the arrogance on Comcast is sickening
  8. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I think that all D* and E* have to do is provide evidence of their subscription numbers in the Philly market compared to all other major cities in the US. Comcrap has a HUGE majority of that market. It should be easy for E* and D* to prove that Comcrap withholding CSN Philly hurts their business in Philly.
  9. Aug 1, 2010 #9 of 11

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Better for all if Dish leads the fight here. Good for them. They have no dog in the hunt vis a vis Comcast and Sunday Ticket or any other red herring (can I mix in any other animals?).
  10. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Comcast has Dish buffaloed

    Something fishy in Philly

    FCC moving at a snail's pace
  11. spaul

    spaul Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    Once again Comcast skirts the point with NFL ST BS when everybody knows that no one is shut out of their home NFL team as long as the game is sold out in advance per NFL blackout rules.This being said doesn,t compare to Comcast holding all Phila. sports fans in the Delaware Valley hostage to them only some Phillies games are available over the air and ocassionally ESPN Sunday night games.When it comes to the Sixers and Flyers not one game is available locally over the air which is a direct fact that they own the 2 teams too.As said before by many the NFL ST is controled by NFL which don,t for get still would blackout the game locally of your team.So, Comcast can,t compare NFL ST with a regional sports channel because they are denining area residents of their local teams especially in hockey & basketball .All in all it is the usuall corporate double talk and misdirect.

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