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ESPN is at it again

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by phrelin, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. phrelin

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    At some point in time... Oh, nevermind!

    ESPN, far-and-away the most expensive channel on everyone's cable package, is under fire. From The Morning Bridge:
     
  2. Lee L

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    THis actually heppened a while ago. Only 3 bowls were not on ESPN networks this year and one of those, the Rose, was on ABC.
     
  3. ehren

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    Rose Bowl was on ESPN
     
  4. n3ntj

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    I can't believe how much ESPN thinks they are worth.. I watch a few MNF games, some Sunday night baseball, and that is about it. Not worth $4+ per sub per month to me.
     
  5. brant

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    i was a little disappointed too that all the games were on ESPN, as i don't have sat or cable.

    i can watch the replay on espn3, but would rather had the option to record them on my HTPC via OTA and delay my start time so i could FF through commercials, etc. . .
     
  6. gomezma1

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    I don't watch ESPN, I watch ESPN2. If it would save me money on my bill, I'd get rid of it.
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    No doubt ESPN is a big chunk of the bill .. but those "lesser" channels will not be resting on their laurels .. Those rates will go up to. Sadly, until we reach the point that we won't pay .. Demand is outstripping supply and prices are rising.
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    Exactly... And also, how many people have cable just because ESPN is on cable and in that basic package?

    IF ESPN was a la carte, what would happen if the sports-only people didn't buy those basic packages... then those "cheap" channels would have to raise their rates too.

    Unless of course people would argue that everyone should be required to subscribe to that basic package... in which case we'd have a pot vs kettle situation.
     
  9. texasmoose

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    Di$ney greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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