Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Great, another fee fight for a channel I won't watch.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    The $3 RSN fee in select areas goes to $6 in selected select areas?
  3. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I don't get it. Yes, they are eying the fee for the channel without having to share it but they also fragment the audience and make the value of the channel go down. Plus they dilute the actual ratings. LA sports fan can now watch the Laker Girls instead of a Dodger game.

    Everyone thinks the money train is infinite. It isn't.
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I wouldn't be surprised.

    Now, I suppose it's too much to ask that the Bloomberg article got it wrong, that the games will actually be on TWC Sportsnet. Honestly I see that channel going nowhere fast after basketball season and it wouldn't be such a bad idea for them.

    Although, I will say that the Dodgers probably have a better chance of carrying a channel than the Lakers do. There are passionate Laker fans, sure, but baseball gets better ratings in general.
  5. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yeah you're right. Times are changing.
  6. TJNash

    TJNash AllStar

    Jun 5, 2012
    San Diego
    Two general thoughts:

    1. The Dodgers' market footprint is smaller than the Lakers. San Diego would not be a viable market for this channel, while it is in Lakers territory. Not sure how far north the Dodgers' territory would extend. That has to impact TW to an extent.

    2. The numbers might surprise you, but in recent years the Lakers have outrated the Dodgers in LA.

    2a. Two separate channels for the Dodgers and Lakers is batsh#t crazy.
  7. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    After watching the Lakers have their a$&@! handed to them in Chicago why do we even carry this channel at the expense of us subscribers? I know I don't have this channel but I'm paying for it one way or the other.
  8. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Not a done deal yet and from everything I've heard, FOX has the right to match. We'll see. Nevertheless, the cost is astronomical.
  9. bong... james bong

    bong... james bong Mentor

    Sep 10, 2012
    not in la buddy, Lakers come fist here. Good talk and bad
  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    This is why DIRECTV instituted the double-extra-secret Regional Sports Fee. They know that subscribers aren't going to sit down for subsidizing sports any longer.

    As a theoretical result, you're paying less for the big-market RSNs. You may not see a discount though as it will surely be balanced out by the reduction in the NFL Sunday Ticket rates where less than very small percentage of DIRECTV customers pay a fraction of the cost and everyone else pays the balance.
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The Latinos Post says the contract is for $7-8 billion over 20 years.

    The story also indicates that Fox will spend $39 million this year for some Dodgers games and the whole season is said to be worth around $200 million.
  12. lokar

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    Wow, that's what the NHL gets from NBC per year. Are the Dodgers really worth that much?
  13. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006

    Of course my Lakers got a contract that is every bit as over the top as well IMHO.
  14. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    And that is due to MLB revenue sharing
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    How does that help a Basket Ball team?? :D
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