Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

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  1. Apr 4, 2011 #381 of 526
    Rich

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    I just brought up MLB service on my Sammy BD5500 and got this info: The games will be on the Yes network and you can cancel before any billing period. It costs $25 a month, BUT, you can cancel any time before the next billing period starts. All games are archived so you can watch a game the next day if it is a night game, which is what I usually do. You can get the details here.

    Since I have three Sammy BD5500s, this seems like a better thing to do than go thru the ordeal of hooking up cable DVRs to record the games. For me anyway.

    If there are anymore details, I'll post them as I get them. I'm on hold waiting to talk to a live person to verify everything.

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  2. Apr 4, 2011 #382 of 526
    tonyd79

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    4SD is much like CSN Philly. 4SD is only available on Cox and Time Warner. Cox keeps it to themselves in their area but allows out of market customers to see games on Extra Innings.

    The big difference is that 4SD in not in an ownership situation with the Padres and is (I believe) in the last year of its contract with the Padres. Things may change next year.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 #383 of 526
    Sixto

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    I thought that there was a loophole where you can't watch you local RSN games, from a zipcode within the RSN area. Also thought someone posted that the replays were available. Need to double check the fine print.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 #384 of 526
    reweiss

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    Wow, the main reason why I stuck with DTV and MLB EI is because I wanted to have a way to watch the Yankee games on the big screen. But I also travel a lot and felt that since DTV wouldn't allow me to access my games remotely I didn't want to pay twice. Now I might have a way to do both and lower my cost. (Too bad I paid for MLB EI this year already)
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 #385 of 526
    tonyd79

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    That is not going to work. MLB.tv is blacked out for all live games within your local market. Both home and away are available on archive but neither is live.

    It checks your location to see what to blackout. It is not based upon your account but upon where you actually watch the game. I have it on my iPhone. When I go into Pennsylvania, the Phillies and Pirates get blacked out and, eventually as I go deeper, the Nats and O's are allowed.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 #386 of 526
    paco1986

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    You are correct, this is the last year of the contract.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 #387 of 526
    REDSKINSFAN47

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    i think i understand that if yes gets pulled,as a suscriber of ei i could watch a yankees game on yes but nothing else,or would i just get the opposeing teams feed,if i lived in the ny dma and yes was removed would i be offered the opposeing teams feed.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 #388 of 526
    Steve

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    You would not. Based on what I'm reading here, if you live in an area covered by a RSN, if that RSN is broadcasting its team's game, you either watch the RSN feed, or you don't see it... period.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 #389 of 526
    tonyd79

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    If YES is pulled, it will not be on at all. Not EI nor non-EI.

    Anyone in the YES market would get no Yankee games other than those on ESPN or Fox and some of the ESPN games may be blacked out anyway when ESPN does not have exclusive rights.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 #390 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Does not matter if the RSN is broadcasting or not. You cannot get out of market coverage of your home team at all.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2011 #391 of 526
    I WANT MORE

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    This is absolutely correct.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2011 #392 of 526
    dtrell

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    if D is about to drop YES, why dont they have it plastered all over the place, in the guide, on a scroll etc?? every other time theyve had a dispute with a channel theyve plastered it everywhere on there....so why arent they now? maybe its been solved?
     
  13. Apr 4, 2011 #393 of 526
    Tom Robertson

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    Because they are hoping they won't drop YES. They are hoping to resolve the issue soon and happily for everyone. :)

    Cheers,
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  14. Apr 4, 2011 #394 of 526
    tonyd79

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    It probably is a good indication that they think it is solvable, though. Both sides have been pretty civil.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2011 #395 of 526
    zimm7778

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    I am happy D* doesn't waste $$$ buying multiple stupid sounding domain names for 1 channel dispute, pay someone to get the sites up and running, and cry about wanting "fair rates" to anyone who will listen.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2011 #396 of 526
    Laxguy

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    I think I know what you mean, but could you expand a bit, and provide a link to an example- Please!
     
  17. Apr 4, 2011 #397 of 526
    zimm7778

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    It was the other satellite company. They do it anytime there's a dispute over a channel. When they and Fox were at odds earlier this year they created I think 7 websites over it. Plus there was the MSG dispute at the same time and I believe there were 2 of those. I don't have a link because I guess they were all resolved. I know one of the websites you can try is www.foxrefused.com and see what that brings up.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2011 #398 of 526
    Laxguy

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    Thanks, Zimm.

    Yeah, I now understand why there are few examples flying around....:sure:
     
  19. Apr 5, 2011 #399 of 526
    Eksynyt

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    Still better than the sitting duck that is Dish Network, which has ZERO of the NYC sports teams now (they lost MSG and now SNY, and they will never have YES).
     
  20. Apr 5, 2011 #400 of 526
    Santi360HD

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    April 7th huh? nah dont pull it down on Saturday...pull it on Friday!! when it really matters when they play the RedSox (saturday's game is on fox and Sunday's game is on ESPN)...yeah guys do a sleez maneuver like that !!!! I have my cable box ready for said ploy and my telephone with D* on speed dial to cancel my (not in a contract) subscription to D*
     

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