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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.
I think that all depends on how many other providers add it. Zero so far.
Guys i tried reading through the last few pages on the thread. So D* is holding out? I'm about to make that call to TWC and get them to install by this weekend and put D* on hold.
TWC owns the channel(s) and hasn't signed any deals with other providers. I wouldn't phrase it as, "holding out."
I good perspective article about Directv and sports...
Won't the games be blacked out in the LA are on those two services?
Everyone is holding out. No deal with Charter, U-Verse, FIOS, Dish, Cox, or DirecTV, and those are the main carriers in the Lakers DMA.
Personally, I think we won't see this network before the last week of October. And actually, with the extreme amount of money TWC is asking and the way things have been going with PAC-12, there is a good chance that they will go in to the proper basketball season before they make a deal.
If you NEED the pre-season, your best bet is to make a call to TWC today so you can get a good install time and you can adjust your schedule accordingly. I'm pretty sure NO other providers will have it come start of the pre-season.
The actual proper season.... who knows. There's just as much chance they will get as there is a chance they won't.
Personally, I find $3.95 for the network APPALLING. Yes, the Lakers are by far the most important franchise of California, and the most important of the NBA, but that is quite a steep amount.
I couldn't agree more if the $3.95 per subscriber is correct. That's just outrageous. I feel for Laker fans by saying this but I really hope no provider picks this channel up at that price. Every provider needs to stand up to these networks that want so much per subscriber. Honestly, the only network that does deserve that much is ESPN. Hopefully, an agreement is reached to carry the channel on DirecTV at a substantially lower rate for Laker fans in the Los Angeles area.
That's what I thought;
The home and away telecasts of teams playing against the Lakers on LP will be blacked out in the LA market I think.
TWC SportsNet has the exclusive broadcast rights to the Lakers in this market.
To note from the earlier post, TWC Sports President David Rone says its only the subscribers closest to LA (Yeah, lucky us ) they want the $3.95 per month per sub. Less for everyone else in the nation, but how much less was unstated.
Yeah but your ok with D* charging subscribers for Fox Sports San Diego a part time regional channel $5, $4,$3 or whatever ?
Straight blasphemy !
Isn't the $3.95 a month for two channels?
I'll bet anything that FS SD is a lot cheaper.
Nobody knows for sure. But that's what been reported several times in articles.
I'm not a basketball fan, so I'm just as happy to be able to turn on KCAL (channel 9) at 8:00pm and see the news without seeing the Lakers. I certainly hope that if DirecTV rents the content it's in a tier for which I don't pay.
Cost to Directv. $4 for an LA market channel versus $3 or $4 for a SD market channel. LA is six times SD. And twice as many games for padres.
Price is not to customer but spread around nation.
So, yeah. Same price for 160 games for a smaller market versus same for a market six times for 70 games. I'm okay with it.
And I'm a lakers fan.
I turned on channel 9 today for news and.... the DODGERS were playing! Where's my news!
I never said I was. I haven't seen a source for that number either, by the way.
True but at the same time. It can't be lower than $3 dollars when right now here in San Diego the only TV providers that have it are D* and Cox.
Time Warner, AT&T U-Verse, and Dish don't have it right now.
If it makes you feel better to think so.