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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by la24philly, Feb 3, 2012.
TWC is 1080i.
Well, if they do go with TWC that will be a change. I've never viewed a TWC sportsnet, is the picture good, bad, ugly...?
I think it will be based on game times and other needs.
Also playoffs pushes a team to the top and with the it's NBA over MLB.
MLB does not use RSN's for playoffs.
in Chicago the MLB teams sometimes get pushed to CSN+2 (sd only) over the NBA and NHL playoffs when the bulls and blackhawks need the main channel and the + channel also the only area system not to have CSN + HD is WOW and maybe dish but dish is a joke for RSN HD anyways.
Regarding the "second fiddle" comment, looks like it will go down as I suspected, Dodgers will have their own new network,
Full article at -> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-...-to-win-right-to-carry-l-a-dodgers-games.html
Reading other articles about this deal there's been speculation that given the amount of money involved(largest ever for a sports network) that it may be the "straw that broke the camel's back" with regards to providers finally breaking off RSNs from regular programming packages and charging for them al a carte style.
Given that DIRECTV is already charging extra for the Laker channel and being a Dodger fan my monthly bill is certain to go up in the near future.
Assuming there is carriage at all...
If the camel's back is truly broken, you may see a prolonged dispute. Took a while to get the Lakers and I will bet that DirecTV thought if TW got the Dodgers, it would be in the same package.
Unless they already made a deal contingent on the Dodger channel, this may drag on.
Very true and something I've considered, at least we have until the 2014 season starts for a deal to get done. Although, I would be very surprised if DIRECTV didn't carry this channel as soon as it starts as they would be ignoring the 2nd largest TV market in the nation, that is a lot of subscribers. Plus, if I'm not mistaken, TWC is the dominate cable TV provider in the LA area so it's hard to imagine DIRECTV would allow them that advantage. No doubt it will cost the subscriber more, but my money is on DIRECTV having carriage at inception.
You need to revisit the TWC Lakers thread. First, TW doesn't cove enough of LA by themselves. Second, there was no Lakers channel at tr start of the season on directv.
Unless they had talks when they put the Lakers channel on or TWC throws it in cheap for Laker carriers, I'm betting on delay.
You could be right, I freely admit that I really don't know the details of how/when the Laker channel got carriage. TWC may not cover all of LA but they are the largest cableco in the market as far as subscriber counts go.
Anyway, it will be interesting to re-visit this thread when the 2014 baseball season begins and see who made the winning guess.