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by e0y2e3 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:56 pm
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by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:18 am
e0y2e3 wrote:First the MLB sells out to DirecTV now this crap.Some people live in large cities and can't get dishes.http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/stewart_mandel/08/30/search.bigtennetwork/index.htmlThis entire situation is complete and utter bullshit. Don't worry guys, the network only owns the rights to four home games this year.
by e0y2e3 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:31 am
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:e0y2e3 wrote:First the MLB sells out to DirecTV now this crap.Some people live in large cities and can't get dishes.http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/stewart_mandel/08/30/search.bigtennetwork/index.htmlThis entire situation is complete and utter bullshit. Don't worry guys, the network only owns the rights to four home games this year.Didn't MLB back off on the DirecTV deal?
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:10 am
e0y2e3 wrote:Sort of:[url]It should be noted that a few cable providers like Comcast and Suddenlink Communications may not offer all 14 MLB game channels, while a few game channels shares channel space with NHL Center Ice thus excluding a certain amount of games from their customers. Because of hockey games shown on the same channels, some nights on Comcast and Suddenlink no more than 2 or 3 games are shown. Some Comcast cable systems do carry all 14 game channels while some systems have limited number of channels. Direct TV customers do not have this problem, as their 15 channels are dedicated solely to baseball.[/url](Living in Boston I am a Comcast guy).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLB_Extra_Innings
by e0y2e3 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:40 am
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:Is that MLB's fault or is it because Comcast chose not to have enough dedicated channels? Is it more to do with the NHL and their decision to off more in that area? I don't know why a cable operator would offer more hockey over baseball because it's never drawn as well, though maybe Beantown is different, though I don't see why people up there'd be interested in hockey teams other than the Bruins.My local cable operator does have all the MLB channels, NHL channels, etc. Maybe Comcast didn't want to pay MLB for the full package?Since I do so much work in the evenings on my computer I just decided to buy the MLB.TV Premium package this year anyways. I can have the game on in a window and do work that way or listen to the WTAM broadcast when the Indians play the White Sox in Chicago. Their TV crew is horrible.I just wish the NFL would offer something like the MLB.TV package. I dropped Sunday Ticket because I'm sick of pissing away so much money every year just to see a crappy Browns club. I'm optimistic for the future, but I'll probably get in a few more Sundays at Disney World, Universal, and Busch Gardens this fall instead of watching football. That's what I often will do on Saturday instead of watching college football. Sheikra > a football game that I don't care about.
by bks92 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:58 pm
by furls » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:53 pm
by Spin » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:00 am
by neoleo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:28 pm
Spin wrote:Don't these conferences make enough money off of having their conference games on network TV? Off of having half of their teams in bowl games, whether they deserve it or not? Don't the schools pay a fee to be in the conference in the first place? So why are they trying to put their hands in our pockets? It's all about greed and I hope Time Warner tells them where to stick it.
Spin wrote:i'll watch another conference that's more competitive, where more teams have a chance of winning. Let them soak someone who cares...
by Spin » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:02 am
by consigliere » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:26 am
by e0y2e3 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:00 am
Consigliere wrote:Sorry, but I can care less to watch OSU vs YSU. Or OSU vs Kent State. As long as the regular Big Ten games are on ABC or ESPN, roughly 8 games, I could care less about this new network.
by Steve Buffum » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:16 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:00 am
by furls » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:23 pm
Well, the Big Ten says their network can't be on a sports tier, that any self respecting sports fan already has anyway. They want their network on basic cable, AND they want to charge the cable company $$$ for it. They want the money AND the exposure so they can get more money from advertisers. It's all about money
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