Fox Sports RSNs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by slice1900, Jun 30, 2018.

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  1. zippyfrog

    zippyfrog Mentor

    Jul 14, 2010
    If Sinclair does get the Fox Sports RSN's, this is great news for the Cubs and ensuring the Marquee Network gets distributed more widely and there isn't the Dodgers fiasco. Now instead of just locals, they have these large RSN areas that they can tie to Marquee Sports Network. Not sure when DirecTV's contract expires, but Dish's Fox Sports RSN contract expires in June, and you can bet the Cubs network is going to be included with the renewal of all the other RSN's.

    However, I don't think that all the Fox Sports RSN's will be re-named Marquee. The Marquee Sports Network majority owner is the Marquee Sports and Entertainment group, which is an entertainment agency that is owned by the Rickett's family and the Marquee group is named after Wrigley Field's marquee. I think Sinclair is the distributor and minority owner and don't have the rights to the name. I would think that there is a better chance of the RSN's being Stadium Sports Wisconsin, Stadium Sports Midwest, etc.
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    And I wouldn't bet either way on this allowing them to force the Cubs channel on people. Spectrum got the Lakers channels on Directv but not he Dodgers... Just sayin...
  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    You won't think it is such great news when you realize the leverage they are using to force channels onto people will cause your bill to jump higher...
  4. zippyfrog

    zippyfrog Mentor

    Jul 14, 2010
    True. I should have worded that differently.
  5. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Active Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    So does this mean Sinclair is going to insert their "must run" segments during ad breaks featuring Boris Epshteyn shoving their right wing agenda down people's throats?
    BigRedFan and I WANT MORE like this.
  6. wxman2003

    wxman2003 New Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    It has now become a total nightmare. Sinclair is truly the most evil company on the face of this planet. Goodbye to the best announcers for cheap inept announcers who know nothing about baseball. Good bye Dick Bremer. Good bye Bert Blylevin. Good bye Brian Anderson. Good bye, insert name here. The ones who will be watching their replacements will of course be the totally clueless inept morons.
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
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  7. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    I think the announcers work for the team not the RSN network.
  8. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    In most cases, correct. At least the teams have a kind of veto power.

    What will the average consumer notice when Fox Sports-Geography becomes Sinclair Sports-Geography? The logos will change.
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
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