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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

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

  1. Nov 9, 2012 #1521 of 2097
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    Yeah, however the wrong Mike was fired. :lol:

    Just joking Mr. White. Get us the dang channel already.
     
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    It probably had to do with the person he was replying to claiming the end of the world or directv since he hates them now.

    Directv has a boat load more than twc does for The nba I believe. I don't see them ever leaving.
     
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    What else is inaccurate? 2 facts don't constitute many.... i feel like your are trying to tell us something!:D
     
  7. Nov 9, 2012 #1527 of 2097
    inkahauts

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    That whole article is filled with pure editorial and spin. Fox having paid the same amount for the lakers would not have caused the channel cost to increase by 3.95.

    Also every indication we have seen all be it no one knows for sure is twc wants dtv to pay them differently than other rsns.
     
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    Lakers press conference to commence, just waiting, watching FOX 11 ch.399, maybe they will announce a D* TWC deal!:lol:

    Seriously though, new coach to be introduced?? We will see...
     
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    Just an announcement on Brown's firing...no surprise to Laker fans by any means. Just not a good fit this year or last year for that matter. Wish a reporter would ask about the Directv / TWCSN deal, or lack there of!
     
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    Bring on Phil Jackson!
     
  11. Nov 9, 2012 #1531 of 2097
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    Best news in two years. Bigger than getting Howard and Nash IMHO because they whereby winning with him.

    Diatonio or Sloan would be good fit.

    Either way twc needs to get their buts in gear and cut a deal.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2012 #1532 of 2097
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    Man, those Cable/Telco contracts must be really easy (in comparison) to negotiate. Even tiny "Champion Broadband," serving just Arcadia and Monrovia, CA., and certainly no financial giant I imagine, seems to have come to an agreement to carry TWC SportsNet.

    And in time for the game tonight to boot. :mad:

    http://www.championbroadband.com/digitaltv

    See ad at top right.
     
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    The smaller they are the easier they are to get a contract.
     
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    Well, they are a lot easier to figure on the basis of what percentage of my viewers care about The Lakers. If I'm in the L.A. area, the answer is: a lot! So I'll pay up. If I'm in the SF Bay Area, or Chicago, or Baltimore, etc., etc., the answer'd be: damn few. So I'll say, uh, sports pack, fine, all subs, no, not at crippling cost to carry.

    So, Arcadia, CA, gets them, but Acadia, ME, doesn't. Obviously, Dish and DirecTV have a much different profile of customers.
     
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    Yes it may have some growth in Latin America, but that is still TV services.

    Dish does have the Slingbox under it's control, which is actually producing revenue right now. Don't confuse the slingplayer, which is something Dish itself sells to Dish customers.

    Dish has the microwave airwaves, which at the moment may not prodiuce revenue.

    Dish has Blockbuster under it's wing and is actually realizing a profit from it, including a profit for unloading the assets of the former stores, etc. since it bought the package so low.

    There are more. Directv is JUST tv and three sports channels.
     
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    Yes it does, but take a good look at what is on the channel on a regular basis. It's really not a whole lot. Plus a "regional sports channel" by its definition usually means "regional" sports.
     
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    Bottom line is that until Mike White leads w/example he is not going to change the industry.

    No one in the industry is going to allow it's Regional Sports Channels to go to a sports pack or ala carte option while Mike White sits there with his own channels on the regular tiers.

    You are so confused on accounting. On a consolidated basis the revenue and expenses are neutral between the two companies. Never said it didn't cost a combined ROOT/DIRECTV anything. Those are your words.

    ROOT is still paying for it's content, so there is an overall cost to the company for the acquisition of that content whether it goes in bucket A or bucket B. So if ROOT is put in a sports tier then the customer who does not want ROOT should see some reduction in his monthly bill. (If ROOT pays a fixed cost for the acquisition of that content then it's going to make less money because having it's channel to fewer customers means the fixed price per customer just rose)

    The whole issue of consolidated accounting is that the PROFIT (or loss) is earned by the combined entity. It does not matter what bucket it comes from. Wall Street financials include the COMBINED profit of the company. The profit you see Directv release is it's combimed profit for all of its owned properties. For all I know Directv breaks even on it's satellite TV service and makes its money on providing sports channels. I do not know, never looked deep at the financials.

    But the fact is that the market is changing and Mike White has three legacy RSNs that, in time, appear to be less relevant.

    I think Fox is already looking ahead at the demise of some RSNs someday. The fact that it is looking into converting Speed from a niche channel into a basic sports channel available nationwide is evidence that it's looking for a way to expand it's reach. Because Speed already is being distributed on most systems it doesn't have to worry about the same carriage issues going on. But it's going to be asking for some hefty increases over time.
     
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    You'd better tell all the RSNs then because they all import programming from outside their region.

    By the very nature of fall sports, there is not much mid week. Root will have college basketball, too. They do tonight, I believe.

    By your definition, ALL RSNs are parttime.
     
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    For anyone that just doesn't understand how big the Lakers are, Brown being fired today was the lead story on just about all the evening newscasts...
     
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    Firing a coach mid season would be news almost anywhere. The lakers are big but that doesn't prove anything.
     

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