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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

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

  1. Aug 10, 2012 #81 of 2097
    tonyd79

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    True. If they fell off they could be on less. And they were/are in danger of falling off the contender list.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2012 #82 of 2097
    inkahauts

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    Haha.. Kobe gone in three years. Now thats funny. Try abut six more or so... Same with gasol. Only Nash is possibly gone in three. Maybe.

    It will be interesting to see if a deal is struck well before the season and we have an announcement early, or if it will be a last minute thing with these channels. I have a feeling that it will be next after the pac12 channels for the sports negotiators to focus on.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2012 #83 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    Kobe playing six more years :lol:

    I guess you missed the yahoo sports interviews where he even admitted that it's very likely he will be done and retire in 2 years when his current contract is up and also like a week or 2 ago at the Olympics he was talking about how when he's done in the NBA he still wants to fulfill his dream of playing in the top Euro leagues.Since he spent some of his childhood in Italy.

    Pau is gone when his contract is up in 2 years.Lakers will be looking to get younger and there are already rumblings that Kevin Love isn't happy in Minnesota and that if they aren't contenders anytime soon he wants out.Love went to UCLA and has LA family ties with his uncle being a member of the Beach Boys.

    James Harden is also from the LA area (Artesia CA) and Oklahoma is in a small market and will be facing some tough decisions to make on how much they want to spend and who to give max player contracts to.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2012 #84 of 2097
    Gloria_Chavez

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    So, we're looking at 8.50 a month for regional sports programming in SoCal. Add another 5+ for ESPN. That's 13+ for sports.

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    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/10/business/la-fi-ct-time-warner-cable-sports-20120510

    Time Warner Cable isn't saying how much it wants from distributors. But Vijay Jayant, an analyst with financial consulting firm ISI Group, put the price at $2.50 per month per subscriber. Others in the industry say that figure is low and that the company will demand $3.50 for the two services.

    Distributors are already paying Fox Sports more than $5 combined per month per subscriber to carry Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West. Even though the Lakers are no longer on Fox Sports West, Fox is going to try to hold the line on its price, people familiar with the company's thinking said.
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  5. Aug 10, 2012 #85 of 2097
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    I just hope it's not a part time channel like FS San Diego...
     
  6. Aug 11, 2012 #86 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    That's not going to happen. The also have LA Galaxy, and LA Sparks to cover and I'm pretty sure some local high school stuff.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2012 #87 of 2097
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    not part time (SUB feed of FS west and prime ticket)
     
  8. Aug 11, 2012 #88 of 2097
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    No, its more.

    DirecTV also carries MLB Network, NFL Network, NHL Network, NBA Network, and about 10 or so other sports related networks not part of the sports package.

    I think you are looking more towards $20, depending on which Choice package you have of course, as not all channels are carried.

    And if you look at the sports broadcasted on non-sports networks, such as TNT, TruTV, Bravo, USA, etc.... you are probably can pad that $20 with a little more, as the rights cost for those will also affect the transmission fees that providers pay. Hell, even BBC America plays Rugby matches a few times a year, and that all adds to the "worth" of the channel.

    Add to that all the "free" sports we get: EUFA cup soccer. All the major golf and tennis tournaments. You are already paying for that by the sheer fact you are subscribing to a DirecTV package.

    Face it: Sports Sells. I wouldn't be surprised that 20% of your DirecTV bill is sports related, whether you realize it or not. It's not all just ESPN or RSN's.

    If you don't want to pay for sports, get a Netflix subscription, cancel cable/satellite, and call it a day.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2012 #89 of 2097
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    I currently have time warner and live in LA, but im moving to Michigan in the fall and i need to get DirecTV. I understand that the local Directv subscribers will get the channel but I was wondering if the channel would be available for purchase out of market, like the YES Network. Any response is appreciated and I already tweeted at the TWCN twitter.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2012 #90 of 2097
    inkahauts

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    If dtv picks up the channel, which it has not done yet (although that's not surprising this early) that won't help you in Michigan. You you will need to purchase the nba league pass to see the games. If you want all their additional programing from the channel then you would also need to get the sports pack.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2012 #91 of 2097
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    If you want Lakers games, then you'll need NBA League Pass.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2012 #92 of 2097
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    Im going to get the sports pack to watch soccer out there but that wont let me watch the games? and if i get league pass that will only show home broadcasts,no? I won't be able to hear Stu?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2012 #93 of 2097
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    Sports Pack does not include major league games that have blackout restrictions, which are MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS. (NFL is a different setup altogether as the games are on national TV).

    If you get NBA League Pass you will get all games. You will USUALLY get the home feed, but if the team is on a RSN not carried by DirecTV, they can show you the away feed. Rules vary per league on this. If you live in a certain DMA, you will always get the home feed for that DMA (e.g. if you live in Los Angeles, you will always get Lakers home feed). If you do not, it varies.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2012 #94 of 2097
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    So if the TWC network is added to the Sports Pack it wont make me able to watch the Lakers games? Like the YES network?
     
  15. Aug 17, 2012 #95 of 2097
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    Not from Michigan, no. You would need league pass.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2012 #96 of 2097
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    No. You would get other programming but lakers games would require NBA League Pass
     
  17. Aug 17, 2012 #97 of 2097
    inkahauts

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    The kicker in all this is that the new channel will have all Laker games not on a national broadcast which then makes you have wonder if having league Pass will show that channel for home and away games as well as possibly the other home team if it is also on RSN for any areas where the two teams that are playing aren't your home area. Does anyone know if they ever do dual feeds if the game is on two channels both RSN's that DirecTV carries full-time?
     
  18. Aug 17, 2012 #98 of 2097
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    Pretty sure I've seen both feeds. Seem to remember picking one based upon picture and sound.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2012 #99 of 2097
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    Gotta love Laker Fan :nono:

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  20. Aug 17, 2012 #100 of 2097
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    Typically, they only do 1 feed per game, and usually it is the feed of the home team. Exceptions are teams that are not carried, (Philly e.g), you will always get the away feed in those cases.

    There are some more rules, for instance if you are in Philly, and DirecTV doesn't carry CSN Philly (and therefore cannot show the home feed), the away feed is still blacked out for Philly customers.
     

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