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No West Coast games on EI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by MikeR7, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jul 18, 2010 #41 of 150
    stevenjr

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    A lot of you guys are missing the point, I pay so that I can watch every game available. I don't pay to watch every game, but when I want to watch a game I want to be able to watch it.

    Isn't DirecTv in charge of this whole MLB Extra Innings program anyway? So if D* screws up wouldn't D* turn it off for inDemand as well?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2010 #42 of 150
    LarryFlowers

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    I see these threads all the time. You sports crack heads go nuts over blackout rules.

    So I have a question:

    The Blackout rules for all sports are created by the leagues and their respective league or commissioner's offices.

    So why aren't you lined up outside these HQ's during the off seasons with pitchforks and torches demanding change?

    Why do you continue to pay these subscription fees if they won't fix the problems?

    Why aren't sports fans putting up websites, organizing and holding their feet to the fire?

    Why aren't sports fans driving their senate and representatives offices insane with mail demanding investigations and legislation?

    DO you think for one minute that somebody wouldn't pay attention if you could get just one person out of every four to not subscribe one season?

    Or is it just easier to vent at DirecTV, the middleman? Nothing ever changes it is the same dam threads every year with every sport.

    Do Something!
     
  3. Jul 18, 2010 #43 of 150
    davidatl14

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    My guess would be that the Powers that Be at MLB are taking full advantage of today's unique situation.

    I'm sure this day was blocked out by both ESPN and MLB last winter as a possible night for the ESPY's.

    ESPN changed the date to mid week.

    MLB sees a chance to get possible patrons to take a look at either the MLB TV package or draw viewers to the MLB Network that Just happens to be right there today with an Expanded 3 Hour version of MLB Live.

    The berating of the CSR mentioned earlier in this thread is a sad example of society today.

    Larry says it well in the post above. Take action if you must but at least get going in the right direction. MLB not DirecTV.

    A DirecTV CSR has absolutely zero power in this type of situation. Some seem to be proud though to hoist the mantle of ignorance upon their own shoulders.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2010 #44 of 150
    bixler

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    This is the reason
     
  5. Jul 18, 2010 #45 of 150
    psunate77

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    Ok, ESPN did change the date, but DTV is providing the service, they had plenty of time to make the correct change.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2010 #46 of 150
    sigma1914

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    There's more to it then that since InDemand is not showing them, either.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2010 #47 of 150
    nitty316

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    sigma - If I am DirecTV and providing In Demand's product and I know it is going to anger my customers - I would probably have tried to get a work around so they didn't anger so many customers.

    The whole deal is the same as when DirecTV and Versus were in a pissing match blaming each other - the customers are the one's that are screwed and could not do anything about it but sit back and take it. At the company I work for we have contractors do some of our work - when they screw up it reflects badly on us. This is the same situation.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2010 #48 of 150
    davidatl14

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    The In Demand Version of MLBEI is not showing the games today either. DirecTV has nothing to do with that portion of the package.

    My educated guess is that MLB did not lift the extended blackout window today.

    Thus leaving them as the only provider of the late Games. Also probably not a coincidence that the MLB Network controlled by the same has a 3 hour extended version of that program on their channel today.

    Patrons,fans can purchase MLBTV, watch the MLB Network, or listen on the radio. I suspect that MLB enjoys that unique situation for one day anyway.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2010 #49 of 150
    sigma1914

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    Directv is not providing InDemand's product. This is the MLB's doing.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2010 #50 of 150
    psunate77

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    Until I hear the whole story, I am going to point to DTV.. Like I said, they are the providers, they needed to step up and work this out, along with everyone else and get this lifted.

    They didn't..

    Whats better is how there CSR and 99% of people at DTV are so clueless on this.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2010 #51 of 150
    MikeW

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    This is certainly my last year with EI. The PQ is satisfactory with the PS3 or ROKU. I can also watch the games on my PC or my iPhone and it costs less than MLB EI. Additionally, today's Dodgers/Cards game would not have been in EI because it was only available OTA. With MLB.TV I had my choice between the Cards channel 5 or the Dodgers Channel 9. I am now watching the Giants / Mets which I also can't watch on EI because of an imaginary blackout reason.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2010 #52 of 150
    nitty316

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    Insert MLB for In Demand then. Same thing. It's still reflects badly on DirecTV's part.

    I defend them for everything - this I can't defend.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2010 #53 of 150
    Davenlr

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    +1. Unless they guarantee a no-blackout season next year, I will not be resubscribing. Since 90% of the time I want to watch my out of market team is on the weekend when I dont have to work, and most of the blackouts are on the weekend, it is stupid to pay this kind of money in a crap shoot that you might be able to catch your team. I dont blame DirecTv, I blame Bud Selig. Every time I see his face, I want to throw up.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2010 #54 of 150
    bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    See: http://www.indemand.com/sports/mlb/#blackout#blackout

     
  15. Jul 18, 2010 #55 of 150
    kenmoo

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    I pretty much understand the blackout rules and while I don't like them they're in contractual writing. Today's West Coast games not showing up anywhere is a mystery to me. I'm not ticked off enough to complain but I think what makes me the angriest is that it doesn't make sense today? And no logical explanation from DirecTV? What gives? If it's some kind of screw up with ESPN then tell me.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2010 #56 of 150
    psunate77

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    Why is the Mets-Giants game blacked out anyways? Isn't this a MLB Network telecast?
     
  17. Jul 18, 2010 #57 of 150
    sigma1914

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    Keep pointing at Directv...you're pointing wrong. Why don't you get that if both InDemand AND Directv (which are NOT together or related) are not showing the games then it must be the MLB?
     
  18. Jul 18, 2010 #58 of 150
    psunate77

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    Then please show me proof that this is solely on MLB.. Until I see it, I am pointing at the people that are suppose to be giving me these games, which is DTV.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2010 #59 of 150
    dhhaines

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    DirecTV never has and never will control MLB blackouts. If you want to complain email the MLB office. DirecTV can not show games that they have to blackout by MLB rules just because you think they should. :nono2:

    Complain to the proper people and maybe if enough complain something will change.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2010 #60 of 150
    sigma1914

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    OMG, are you serious?

    There's no games on InDemand.
    There's no games on Directv EI.
    There are games on MLB.tv.
    There's extended coverage on MLB Network.

    Pretty obvious the MLB has the control here.
     

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