Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Grafixguy, Jan 16, 2011.
I won't leave. I can't get cable, so the other option is Dish. That's not going to happen.
YES does not seem to be running the info banner indicating the contract negotiations. Maybe they are very close to a deal.
Yanks have been playing catchup all day! Hopefully we take the lead!
Probably just because it's the weekend-- I expect negotiations won't pick up again until Monday.
I got my Cable Box on Saturday....so for the 1st time since 2005 I have a cable box back in my house...for the last few years Ive only been paying for High Speed Internet from Time Warner here in NYC ...thats a 64 dollar bill alone...
For the last few years I have had a coax cable into the HD directly and there are SO many scrambled channels so its not like a boatload of Basic Channels or many HD's either without a box...only a few scraps..Anyone interested I can tell you exactly what Time Warner Manhattan has on cable line straight into your TV
Once YES Channel made the ramblings (literally I found out opening day at Yankee Stadium in the bar area i saw it on the TV screen the banner) I jumped & went on saturday to a time warner center and I blinked...I got me a cable box ready for if & when the channel gets hit to BLACK..
Fyi...alot more HD now on Time Warner than I last remember...yes I know the boatload of HD's they have that D* and some not even on E*...I also forgot that there is a world where Video On Demand exists without having to have a DVR inorder to have said services like you're handcuffed to have on D*...yes indeed alot of offerings now.....
Versus & G4 channel pull wasnt enough to get me to jump ship on D*...A YES channel pull ...hmm where's that Time Warner box and my phone..hmm...
Dish doesn't have YES and never did.
I'm soooo confused. YES is still on DIRECTV... this makes NO sense.
To clarify, Dish is my only other pay TV option. I know it doesn't carry YES or any RSN in the New York City market. That's why I won't switch, because I'll lose a lot more with Dish than I will with DirecTv even if YES is removed.
As much as I want YES, I think DTV should stick to their guns and not let the YES people manipulate the market. It will set a bad precedent for every time some other sports network wants more money.
Hopefully they can work this out at a fair price.
Did they move the Yankees network to Channel 206?
Hopefully YES network is paid for by New York market and Sport Pack subscribers. I hope it is not being subsidized by the vast majority that don't subscribe to YES/Sports Pack.
I can see NYC from my roof in the winter. There are over 20,000,000 people in my area and Yes Network is virtually an essential channel for most of us. Dish just lost the SNY Network which had the Mets, according to Swanni. I think Yes is a regional sports network, not sure. I'm pretty sure the folks in my region pay the cost for Yes.
So you pay more for your RSN, then the guy in San Diego who does not have Padres games?
I really don't know how it works. I think Yes charges D* by the subscriber numbers, but I'm not sure. It might be part of the basic package here, I really don't know. I do know that this is the Yankees' fault. Last time it happened it was Cablevision that snapped nasty and cut off Yes.
Again since San Diego Directv subscribers don't get Padres games on their RSNetworks, why should they pay the same 'package' price as New York Directv subscribers who get Yankees/Mets, etc?
I believe that DirecTV pays a higher per-subscriber rate for subscribers residing in the YES local viewing area and a lower rate for Sports Pack subs located outside the YES primary area. I don't think non-local or non-Sports Pack subscribers subsidize the cost of YES on DirecTV directly.
Now, to the extent that DirecTV charges the same rate for packages nationwide, and we in NY get get three RSNs and people in Philadelphia and San Diego get none, I suppose one could argue that there is a subsidy. But that's more a function of Comcast and Cox being unwilling to offer their RSNs than it is DirecTV trying to exploit its Philadelphia and San Diego subscribers.
Just readying myself for a channel pull...which now looks like thursday 4/7 or thereafter...unless it ends like most childrens story books...im ready...worse comes to worse I'll bring the cable box back..then again with all the additional HD & VOD...hmmm im wondering ..
With that rationale, prices all over the country would be different with each DMA varying in the amount of local channels offered. Won't work. DirecTV wants to have one nationwide price.
Sounds like socialism.
You have to wonder if George would have ever let this happen to THAT large a subscriber base.
I have virtually the same setup as you did prior to you getting your box, but with Cablevision. How much did they charge you for the box? Did you have to get another package? If its a few bucks a month, I might consider going the same route. If I have to pay more than $10, I will just live with out the Yanks, give it this season, and if there's no hope of it coming back (a la Dish's stance on sports), then I'll go back to CV.
I get bleeding through my direct connect to my coax now YES, but it's a really bad SD picture (think color TV with an antenna from the 1960s), so if there's a game I absolutely have to watch, that's my fall back.
The problem with all of these deals, especially this one, is "value", with YES probably trying to leverage how "valuable" YES is to DirecTV as a sports leader. "Value" can be a very subjective subject.
It's a shame, because it would be nice if YES had to prove their value, and have the end user customers decide how much the market would bear.
It seems like the content providers are trying to just name their price these days, and it would be cool if they really had their feet to fire, to see how much the general public is actually willing to pay for their specific content.