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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 30, 2012 #161 of 2097
    maartena

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    That doesn't mean it isn't low enough for DirecTV. Also, those cable systems are not directly competing with Comcast, only FIOS is. And FIOS is not yet available in the entire city either, and won't be fully covered until 2016.

    DirecTV would be a major Direct competitor however, and immediately in the whole DMA of Philly.

    The price may be established, but they may still be asking for more than DirecTV is willing to pay. Also, Mike White has said the current focus is on retaining customers, not gaining customers. Adding CSN Philly isn't a real priority in that regard.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2012 #162 of 2097
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    Here is a new update on broadcast rights for TWC Sportsnet:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-twccbs-20120828,0,3913895.story

    They have struck a deal with CBS for coverage of college ball games of San Diego, Las Vegas, and Fresno State Universities. No, it's not anything major, but it pads the value of TWC Sportsnet a bit more.

    And the terms of the deal are interesting: It doesn't look like a price was set, not money was exchanged.... but in exchange for the ball games rights, CBS is getting their CBS College Sports network on Time Warner Cable in this region.

    What was that about regulated prices again? Sounds to me they did some wheeling and dealing here and TWC got a deal other cable providers (or satellite) couldn't have been making (unless they also own a sports network or 2 to do that with).
     
  3. Aug 30, 2012 #163 of 2097
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    Umm I already posted a article about this a page ago.

    San Diego State's football is moving to the Big East after this season. Their basketball program which actually has been good the past 5 years is staying in the Mountain West.
     
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    Here is the response Directv is starting to give out on their facebook page regarding the time warner cable sportsnet LA.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2012 #165 of 2097
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    Of course. It is the standard canned response. They gave me that response via email about BBC America HD, after the Facebook announcement was made and it went in to test. :D
     
  6. Aug 30, 2012 #166 of 2097
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    It confirms what I have always thought of those they have responding to people on their. They are probably told to say anything they can to get people off their back, but not say they are adding or doing something unless it has been confirmed from upstairs first.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2012 #167 of 2097
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    Wasn't part of the condition for approval of the NBC - Comcast merger that Comcast had to make CSN Philly available for a reasonable price?
     
  10. Aug 31, 2012 #170 of 2097
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    My bad. I meant to say CSN NW. I don't know what got into me.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2012 #171 of 2097
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    this was in another post:

    channel info 2

    i was wondering if any one knows why on channel 695 on my hr 23 se 700 it is listing twcsn on it and in the guide it says to be announced on it

    Interesting? DBSSTEPHEN posted the info...
     
  12. Sep 2, 2012 #172 of 2097
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    What does the info say for the channel. And can you post a picture?
     
  13. Sep 2, 2012 #173 of 2097
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    Do you have a link for where that was said on the Directv facebook page?

    Thanks
     
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    I just checked the guide on my HR34 and channel 695 is coming up as RSN with the Southern Methodist @ Baylor college football game upcoming at 3:30PM PST.

    Channel 700 is not even showing up on my guide.
     
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    The 700 he is referencing isn't a channel number his receiver model.
     
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    I honestly can't see TWC not having this channel available to other providers. This is the Lakers, they would be crucified! Think of all the remote areas throughout Southern Cal who can't get TWC but can get Directv. We will see this channel. Just makes sense.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2012 #178 of 2097
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    Think of it this way. CSN Philadelphia is available if Directv wants to add it. Problem is the station is priced so high Directv can't add it without passing the entire cost on to the customer. TWCS LA is priced in the same way. They would have to add a 4 to 5 dollar charge to everone inside that networks tv territory to cover the cost of a station that is way over priced at this time. They have no way to absorb that large of a fee without passing it completely on. Then they would make people mad who don't want it when they see a charge on their bill for it that they can't get rid of without going down to the entertainment package. As long as it is priced at a premium price, they won't add it. I have no doubt that Time Warner has been eying something like this for awhile ever since they took over Adelphia's LA territory. Unless ala carte happens, I would expect a person to need two if not every provider in their area to get every station they want. It's possible even then you wouldn't get everything you want. The days of one provider with everything are gone.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2012 #179 of 2097
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    So am I really the only subscriber in LA paying the $2 regional sports fee? I don't wanna be the only one paying $6 extra if they pick up this channel.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2012 #180 of 2097
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    well then you better hope that sports becomes a HBO like add on as under the law you can have basic cable and add stuff like HBO.
     

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