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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

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

  1. Sep 19, 2012 #321 of 2097
    FenixTX

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    Is the $3.95 per subscriber accurate? That seems extremely high. I honestly can't imagine any satellite or cable distributor paying that much. Or is that figure the norm when it comes to RSN's? ESPN is about a dollar more per subscriber but they have boatloads of programming.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    ...yes and releasing another statement saying that they have still not reached a deal is still an update. That is exactly what happened with PAC-12. Providing an update is providing an update, not indicating a change has occurred. Neither side can promise that a deal will be reached. They can only continue to work towards one. The same goes for every single provider in the country, as no one has a deal to carry this channel.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2012 #323 of 2097
    fleckrj

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    That might be the sticking point in the negotiations. I can see TWC demanding that DirecTV take both the English and Spanish channels, but DirecTV should be able to offer the channels in different packages. The Spanish language channel should be on the 119 bird in the package with the other Spanish channels, and the Engilsh channel should be on the 103 and in Choice or above in the Lakers territory, and in the Sports pack for everyone else (although those outside of the Lakers territory would have to have NBA League Pass to actually see any of the games).
     
  4. Sep 19, 2012 #324 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    Link:

    http://twcsportsnet.com/time-warner-cable-sportsnet-debuts-studio-programming-lineup/

    More proof that the channels aren't just a part time channel like how Fox Sports San Diego is or just a "Laker channel" only.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2012 #325 of 2097
    Hoosier205

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    We already knew that. They are also expected to make a play for the Dodgers broadcast rights when they come up as well. Now they just need to sign some retrans deals with other providers.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2012 #326 of 2097
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    What a crock of ....... :nono2:

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    Indeed.

    It will be interesting to see how Time Warner justifies charging exorbitant rates for this channel while it plays hardball with other RSNs over cost/placement issues. TWC can't come to a deal with FSSD, thus blacking out the Padres from a large portion of San Diego County. Perhaps Cox will give them a taste of their own medicine with this Lakers channel?
     
  9. Sep 20, 2012 #329 of 2097
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    The Lakers will play nice publicly with TWC, but I'm sure they are going to pretty annoyed behind the scenes if TWC doesn't get these channels distributed.
     
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    Link doesn't work for me.
     
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    See here for instance ...

    http://www.multichannel.com/news-article/esteves-twc-reluctant-rsn-owner/133495

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    Esteves: TWC A Reluctant RSN Owner

     
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    Sounds like hes talking out of both sides of his mouth.
     
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    HoTat2

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    She ... :)

    "Irene Esteves"--TWC CFO
     
  16. Sep 20, 2012 #336 of 2097
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    I debate that if FOX had gotten the Lakers again they would have asked for more than $6 for their two channels... I think they would have.


    I think they will pay a lot less to these teams than they would have ever had to pay FOX to carry their RSNs over the next 20 years, so actually, I do believe that was a major part of the motivation to get into it. But of course they want to make money on the channels too... I think they needed to see the potential to do both those things before they launched it.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2012 #337 of 2097
    tonyd79

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    Didn't the Fox channels in LA carry Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Ducks, Lakers, Clippers and more?

    TWC is only getting Lakers.
     
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    I assume you mean if given the same circumstances as TWC SN of course where FOX would have broadcast rights to both Lakers home and road games.

    Since FOX could hardly justify such an exorbitant fee under their former model of carrying only Lakers' home games with local KCAL 9 having the road ones.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2012 #339 of 2097
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    Yes, and I am saying their fees will keep escalating like crazy, even faster than twc. They might have even been after $7 or $8 or more.

    if you look at a third party costs for all the RSNs together, like dtv or cox, I would have to wonder if the price is going to be the same or less with twc having the Lakers and having both FOX RSNs, than if FOX had re signed with the Lakers with a similar styled deal as twc has and just had continued on with the two FOX RSNs.

    FOX took forever to get deals with primeticket when they started it, but eventually they got it done. The problem was they where asking astronomical prices for just dodger games when they started that channel...... Gee, sound familiar... ;)
     
  20. Sep 20, 2012 #340 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    Link:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-warner-cable-sports-20120912,0,7090219.story

    If that price about Fox Sports San Diego is true and if that is what Directv is being charged to have it on D*.Then it's just flat out stupid that D* are willing to charge us D* customers $5 a month for Fox Sports San Diego when the channel is a part time channel.Yet D* intends to hold out is not willing to pay $3.95 or more for these two new Laker RSN channel which will be full time 24/7 channels and has more programming and other sports and local teams :mad:
     

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