Doesn't Charlie understand that MLB is our nation's pastime?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by purtman, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Chihuahua

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    Charles Ergen does not want to be part owner of a network or company in which he is not the top dog.
     
  2. brucegrr

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    Now I am blacked out on the HD and SD channel (RSN Cincinnati) Why can't they get this right?

    Time to call....
     
  3. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Dish and SNY may also be looking at a divorce this weekend, see http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/b...ld_miss_out_if_sportsnet_new_york_cant_n.html
     
  4. brucegrr

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    According to the CSR I talked to this is a widespread problem. There is an error in the Program guide.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    Lemme put it this way. If there were never another MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA or NASCAR, PGA or Soccer event played, I most likely wouldn't even notice. Well, except that there would likely be better programming on certain days and evenings.
     
  6. scorpion43

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    Screw baseball
    Soccer rules:D
     
  7. epokopac

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    Lawrencevill...
    "And the MLB Network has greatly lowered its requirements to be carried by Dish."

    Please elaborate on the "new" requirements vs. the "old".
     
  8. James Long

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    DISH did not carry Discovery Health in HD. There must be a new contract - probably not the high rate that OWN asked for before launch, but some agreement.

    Cablevision reportedly got OWN (SD) for free with a future price to be determined to make sure the network wouldn't be missing that area. I believe DISH is in the same position. Hopefully they are paying nothing more for OWN HD than they did for Discovery Health while the channel popularity sorts itself out. But even carriage "for free" requires a contract. OWN HD would not be there if there was not a contract.
     
  9. adkinsjm

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    Sorry, but MLB is a solid No. 2. The worst ratings for the World Series are still better than the best ratings for the NBA Finals. Can't believe you moderate if you pull junk like this.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    You're way wrong. In 2010, the MLB had 1 game, ranked #97 in the 100 Most-Viewed Sporting Events of 2010 on Broadcast TV. The NBA had 6, including #14.

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/2010-numbers-game-broadcast.html

    The entire MLB Postseason averaged more viewers than the entire NBA Playoffs, yes, but the reason is that the MLB has far fewer low-rated early round games to drag down the overall average.
     
  11. inazsully

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    MLB is now offering the MLB Network to Dish as a stand alone channel and no longer requiring Dish to include Extra Innings in the package.
     
  12. zippyfrog

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    How do you know that? Is that just based off the fact that AT&T didn't get Extra Innings with their deal?
     
  13. epokopac

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    Lawrencevill...
    I don't believe MLB EI was the issue for E* back in 2007. What they objected to was the "if you want EI, you HAVE to own a share of the MLB Channel too". The "can't have one without the other" deal was not acceptable. Who knows what (if any) dickering is going on between MLB and Dish? I suspect there isn't any.
     
  14. Michael P

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    If getting the Tigers is that important to you it should be worth the $5 / month. That's a lot less than any sports season pass.

    BTW what RSN are they giving you w/o the Multisport pack?
     
  15. paja

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    U-verse just got MLB Net without having to pick up MLB EI. Also in the press statement released there is no indication that they have become part owner in MLB at all. The dispute between U and MLB seemed to be on what tier that MLB Net was placed.
     
  16. GrumpyBear

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    Very nice job of sticking to the World series vs the NBA finals, and ignoring the baseball and basketball playoff/extra season. World Series trailed behind the NBA finals, both of which trailed behind World Cup championship game last year. Baseball is a distant 3rd or 4th in top games in the US, not the National past time of the 50's, and the season is about 40 games to long anyways. You could almost put the NFL into to sports the NFL season with the Superbowl, and the NFL Draft, both of which seperatly dwarf the other sports. NFL Draft had higher ratings and at the sametime of the NBA playoff's this year, which really upset Stern, and he asked the NFL NOT to air the NFL draft during the NBA Playoff's again, out of a common courtesy.
     
  17. sigma1914

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    That's because early round NBA playoffs aren't good matchups and there's a ton of them.
     
  18. GrumpyBear

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    NBA allowing half the league to make the playoff's is there fault. The fact that a Draft, can out preform head to head a Major Sports playoff's, says alot about both of them.
     
  19. sigma1914

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    The Draft might of won the slot, but there were 7 playoff games on cable that beat the Draft. Also, NBA's Game 7 Final beat out the WC Final's ABC rating.
     
  20. GrumpyBear

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    If your talking about the NBA final games, yes those beat the draft, and you would hope that the actual Finals could beat out a player Draft. Granted its still pretty sad that outside of the NBA finals the NFL draft, pretty much won the day, and over all. 3 Days of the NFL Draft(can't believe its 3 days) the NFL draft had a 5.3 TV ratings avg. TNT had a 2.7 avg rating, and it wasn't until the Eastern and Western finals did any game acuatlly beat out any day of the nfl draft . If your talking about the actual playoff games held on the same day, the Draft bet them combined. NFL 2010 draft had a 6.45 TV rating and the TNT playoff games with the, Bulls vs Cavs(with Lebron) and the Lakers(super star Kobe) vs Thunder(stolen from Seattle) games combined had a 5.1 rating. Now the Lakers vs Thunder game was the higher rated NBA game of the day with a 3.0 rating. NBA playoff series are to long, the season is to long, and they allow to many teams into the playoff's that actually lesson the the importance of the season and lesson the importance of the early rounds putting people to sleep.
     

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