Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Grafixguy, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. adkinsjm

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    Why? We had more notice with Versus and G4. Maybe satellite companies should have the same rules as cable companies regarding giving notice of a potential loss of channels. If I'm not mistaken, cable companies have to give 30 days notice if there's a possibility a channel could get pulled.

    Time Warner Cable has this list of expiring contracts for New York City.

    http://www.timewarnercable.com/nynj/about/policies/regulatorynotices/legalnotices.html
     
  2. NowSTL

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    I moved from metro NYC to St. Louis. I have DirecTV now for three reasons:

    1) YES and NY Yankee broadcasts. I did not like watching opposing team broadcasts before YES carried all games full time. Let's be honest, the production quality, picture quality and even if you find Michael Kay annoying (I take him over John Sterling on WCBS 880) the quality of the broadcast is far superior. Especially vs. the amateur Fox Sports affiliate here - poor picture quality in 720p (I clearly see a difference), poor announces and I am not a Cardinals nor NL fan. I am a Yankee fan. I grew up in a Red Sox household a Yankee fan. Without YES, I will have to re-evaluate having D*

    2) NFL Sunday ticket so I can watch NY Jets games. Lets face it, there may not be football this year, making this cost redundant.

    3) Superior HD in quality and quantity. Well, D* has fallen behind. I can't get excited over HBO Signature HD with so many national networks still not being carried in HD. Despite the boasts on the newer satellite, fixing the broken satellite, D* provided promises it has not kept.

    All this says, my subscription to D* could be in serious jeopardy. I can get UVerse tomorrow with a phone call. I support D*, prefer it, but without YES, football and no more HD channels being added, I may need to make the informed decision.

    I can only hope both parties - it takes two to tango - reach an agreement or agree to keep the feed while negotiating IN GOOD FAITH. Of course I can't watch YES now since repeats of this afternoon's game are blacked out (I still don't understand that one). I called D* to let them know how I felt. I will call YES as well. We the customers need to speak up and out loud.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    The first post in this thread is from 1/16/11.
     
  4. adkinsjm

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    I don't recall a date was given for a shutoff.
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    Because there is no reason for customers to be given notice. It serves no purpose.
     
  6. dirtyblueshirt

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    Two reasons this really doesn't make me care...

    1. I have MLBEI, so I can just watch the other feed.
    2. <troll>Yankees suck.</troll>:p
     
  7. hilmar2k

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    While I agree with both of those, without YES I will miss ~12 Red Sox games this year. And of all the teams to watch the Sox beat this year..... ;)
     
  8. Sixto

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    Been playing around with MLB At Bat 11 App on the iPad.

    Man, it's awesome. Just watched the condensed game in 12 minutes.

    And the video is top notch.

    Really cool app.
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    <moderator comedy>The rules do not permit posters to insult members and we don't differentiate when the poster insults him or herself. So do we have to ban you? :D

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  10. stoutman

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    Ok, so let us do worst case scenario, what is the Directv rules for suspending your account? If it is six months then I know the answer.
     
  11. sigma1914

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    12 months...See below.

     
  12. Apr 1, 2011 #172 of 526
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    The DirecTV.com/YES site states DirecTV will continue to broadcast YES, but hinted that YES might stop the feed.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2011 #173 of 526
    west99999

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    6 months not 12 at a time anyway you may be able to call at 6 activate and then call back and suspend again.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2011 #174 of 526
    huron77

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    as much as I dislike the yankees, I dislike YES even more.

    Everything always seems blacked out when I actually want to watch something. What sense is there in blacking out a yankees game when it's a replay?

    In Michigan?

    In December?
     
  15. Apr 1, 2011 #175 of 526
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Money
     
  16. Apr 1, 2011 #176 of 526
    reweiss

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    That's a good point. I don't understand blacking out a reply of a game that was shown to begin with. What is the logic?
     
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    Grafixguy

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    Many of those seats are in fact NOT SOLD. They're ridiculously expensive...somewhere around $1,500 a seat. Same thing at Citi Field.
     
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    hilmar2k

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    Though the attendance was reported at 92.3% capacity, which I find very hard to believe based on all of the empty seats (not just behind home plate).
     
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    reweiss

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    Maybe they included the vendors in that count :D
     
  20. Apr 1, 2011 #180 of 526
    n3ntj

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    If D* doesn't have the YES HD feed (due to an expired carriage agreement), how could they provide it via MLB Extra Innings? If D* were to have to drop YES, then we'd be stuck watching the other team's feeds. Hopefully, either a new carriage agreement will get signed today or both sides will agree to allow YES to stay on D* for a time until an agreement is signed.

    According to D*, YES is asking for more money per D* subcriber than Time Warner, Comcrap, and Cablevision pay per subscriber. Not fair.
     

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