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Question about black out rules?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by CarolinaGuy79, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. adkinsjm

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    Why should the other feed be opened up? The RSNs pay a ton of money for exclusivity.
     
  2. camo

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    I agree this is just stupid. If you bought the programming extra innings what does it hurt allowing you to watch the other market when yours doesn't carry the game.
    What makes watching the Diamondbacks painful is the god awful Darren Sutton, they should be paying the Arizona Diamondback fans for the torture he puts us through.
    It's calling every pitch that drives me nuts and absolution nothing of interest every talked about outside of the pitching staff. Very painful indeed.....:mad:
     
  3. tonyd79

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    Of course, if they gave the out or market games during that broadcast period, they would be the same "poor video quality, constant invasive score ticker, and usually unbearable announcers" games.
     
  4. Shades228

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    You haven't seen the money involved in these TV deals if you think they're hurting themself.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Huh? What do those hypothetical numbers have to do with reality?

    The FACT is that the vast vast majority of people do NOT have out of market sports packages and rely on local RSNs, local OTA and national nets like espn, fix, etc.

    They are hardly hurting themselves by withholding one or two games a week from a small audience.
     
  6. adkinsjm

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    I'd demand a $1000 credit for missing a game.
     
  7. adkinsjm

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    Ditto. Missing a few games here or there does not affect the bottom lines for MLB, RSNs, nor DirecTV in a significant manner
     
  8. n3ntj

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    If the game is on ESPN and not a national exclusive (such as most weeknight ESPN games), then the games will also most often be on RSNs via MLB EI. It would only then be blacked out if one of the teams was local to you, but you should still be able to watch it via that local team's RSN. Sunday night games are on ESPN only.
     
  9. tonyd79

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    Yes. And if the Rangers are playing at home Sunday night and are not the ESPN game, then you cannot get them outside the Rangers territory.
     
  10. joshjr

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    So your advice is to charge minimum $200 a month for all games for a single team and thats all you get? PASS!
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Actually, MLB has been way ahead of the curve on streaming. Their streaming product predates Hulu and netlflix streaming as well as amazon.
     
  12. adkinsjm

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    I'll one-up you. Make tickets free so more people will go to games. Fans win, you win, the sport wins.
     

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