Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

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  1. Apr 6, 2011 #421 of 526
    reweiss

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    On the YES network itself I have been seeing a lot of commericals for Optimum cable where they have stated they are the only cable company that gets all of the NY sports teams in HD. I wonder if the strong commerical campaign is out now to lure DTV customers away is the dispute doesn't get settled.

    As a Floridian, that is not an option for me to see my Yankees (not that I would give the Dolans any of my money anyhow).

    I hope this dispute gets settled before we lose any YES games or programming. I don't like watching Yankee games on most other sports networks but it is better than not watching them at all.

    I'm not a DTV fanboy, but I think this is about not setting a bad precedent where other sports networks could then raise their rates in the future. It's also about not giving the YES network an unfair monetary amount over other sports networks. I understand ifDTV has to stick to their guns and get the best price they can.

    I wish there were some regulations (or a cap) around the type of network and the prices they can charge. I know it sounds un-American, but 10 years ago NBC could have made the case that they should get more money that the other networks because they had the best programming. There would have been a price increase and then we would all be paying a ton of money for what passes for their programming today.

    At some point (hopefully not in my lifetime lol) the Yankees may not be doing so well. Does that mean YES will lower their rates at that point? I doubt it.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 #422 of 526
    tonyd79

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    They have been running them for years. They may have added more spots but I see more of them around the start of baseball season.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 #423 of 526
    mark2061

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    D* already jacked up my price a month ago. $5.00 more for my base package and $1.00 more per receiver. They all go up every year so using the excuse that they don't want to raise prices and that is why they don't want to pay YES what they want is BS. JMHO.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 #424 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Yes, because the ONLY channel they pay more for is YES. You do realize that they pay a few hundred channels every month and YES is asking for a good chunk of that 5 dollars. If they raise your bill 5%, not paying YES and increase of 200% is just BS. Love your math skills and logic.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 #425 of 526
    mark2061

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    So you are involved in the negoitiations with YES and D*? You know what dollar amount they are asking for? Please enlighten us.

    I don't know what my math skills and logic have to do with my statement. All I stated is that all providers raise prices almost every year, so using the excuse that they don't want to raise our rates because they have to pay for programming increases is BS. They raise our rates to pay for programming increases all the time.

    What part don't you understand??
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 #426 of 526
    Hoosier205

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    They completed 40 retrans deals last year and have 80 to complete this year. The cost of doing business is going up. The rate that DirecTV has to pay to content providers is going up. If service providers do not negotiate a fair deal, the price they charge us will go up even more than it already has. Rate increases are an annual event. How much they are increased is dependent upon how successful DirecTV is in these negotiations.

    There are folks who want to focus only on the end result. Understanding how we get to that end result, and why, is the real story.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 #427 of 526
    adkinsjm

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    YES isn't too happy with Cablevision right now as it added the network to its streaming iPad app.

    BTW, is the SNY contract up soon?
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 #428 of 526
    tonyd79

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    Oh come on. Read the webpages. YES is asking for more money from DirecTV than anyone else pays. DirecTV says so and YES is not denying it. How about doing some of your own research.

    Fine, DirecTV should pay whatever every channel wants and raise your rates even more.

    Your statement that they should pay whatever YES wants is, at best, naive.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 #429 of 526
    Mike Bertelson

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    Everyone listen up, discuss the topic and NOT each other...I'm just sayin'

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  10. Apr 6, 2011 #430 of 526
    mark2061

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    Never said that. Reading comprehension would be nice. I know YES is asking for more money, I asked if you were in on the negoitiations because you were stating percentages. How do you know what they are asking for? Again please reread what i wrote before stating things I wrote that I didn't.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 #431 of 526
    tonyd79

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    "They all go up every year so using the excuse that they don't want to raise prices and that is why they don't want to pay YES what they want is BS."

    That is implied in your statement above. What do you want them to do? Take a loss so it won't be BS?
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 #432 of 526
    hdtvfan0001

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    I'm guessing YES has far more to "lose" than DirecTV if this doesn't work out (still think it will).

    These content providers who hold viewers and delivery services hostage are both greedy and arrogant in their most recent pricing practices.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2011 #433 of 526
    Hoosier205

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    Well this is going nowhere. He doesn't understand Tony. We've explained it as best we can.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 #434 of 526
    Laxguy

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    They don't want to raise prices MORE than they already have. No BS.

    And nobody here has a humble opinion..........
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 #435 of 526
    el-loko

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    Parking @ the new Yankee stadium went from $20 to $28 to $35 each year, I can only imaginate how ridiculous the asking programing fee price is...
     
  16. Apr 6, 2011 #436 of 526
    Ira Lacher

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    :icon_lol: Thirty-five dollars? $2.25 for a subway ride!
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 #437 of 526
    el-loko

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    $25 per pep to grand central from where I'm at...
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011 #438 of 526
    Rich

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    And where do you leave your car? You're gonna pay a lot no matter what you do.

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    Rich

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    I don't understand what a "pep" is, but if you're taking a train from CT or NJ to get to the game, that's usually the worse way to go. Been there, done that, never again.

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  20. Apr 6, 2011 #440 of 526
    Ira Lacher

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    Car? Car? Clearly thou art in the 'burbs. :)
     

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