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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6
reply to telcodad

Re: FCC to Comcast: carry Tennis Channel, and pay up!

An article on the Multichannel News site this afternoon reporting that Comcast just got their request for a stay granted by the U.S. Court of Appeals:

Comcast Gains Stay In Tennis Channel Program-Carriage Complaint
U.S. Appeals Court Rules MSO Doesn't Have to Upgrade Network's Channel Position while It Argues the Case

By Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News - August 24, 2012
»www.multichannel.com/article/488···aint.php



not

@comcast.net
reply to andyross

Everyone who wants TC on Comcast at no additional cost needs to call into their CSRs and complain. Then hang up and keep calling at least once a day. That should change their tune... just like it did when a ton of people were complaining about them not supporting the ESPN3 mobile app to view video when Comcast subscribers already had access to that content via the website and XBOX app.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6
reply to telcodad

The latest news on this:

Comcast Files Tennis Brief
Says FCC misapplied the law and ignored evidence

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - October 4, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···rief.php



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6

The latest update:

Comcast Serves Up Last Tennis Brief
Maintains that FCC got it wrong, big time, in upholding discrimination complaint

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - November 21, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···rief.php


Kearnstd
Space Elf
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to andyross

TC should be in the sports package. Why should my family have to pay for Tennis Channel when nobody is a tennis fan?

The only reason ESPN is not in the sports package of every MSO/DBS carrier is that the contracts with Disney prevent it.
--
[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports



not

@comcast.net

said by Kearnstd:

TC should be in the sports package. Why should my family have to pay for Tennis Channel when nobody is a tennis fan?

The only reason ESPN is not in the sports package of every MSO/DBS carrier is that the contracts with Disney prevent it.

Why should I have Golf channels in my lineup that I don't want or want to pay for. I'm not a fan of golf and think that Tennis Channel should be the one included for me as opposed to the golf channels I get now.

See, I can play your game too. The only reason why Comcast doesn't want to include TC in the normal lineup is because they can force their subscribers to pay more for it. Hey, I'd pay more for it if I wasn't forced to get 3 more golf channels with it. That's the problem with cable providers. For every channels you do want, they bundle in 2-3 others you don't want and don't want to pay more for. I'd pay 1/3 the price they want now for the package that has TC in it if I could just get TC and ONLY TC. I can't, I asked... so, until Comcast and the other greedy cable providers change their shady business practices, I'll back the FCC and keep filing my complaints!


Caddyroger
Premium
join:2001-06-11
To the west
Reviews:
·Comcast

All sports should be in the Sports Package. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf any thing sports belons in the sport pak. To watch college foot ball I have to pay for tennis golf soccer basketball which I do not watch.
--
Caddy



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to not

The FCC has their hands tied by congress. You need to start writing your congress people to let them know you are tired of the rate hikes and want providers regulated.



not

@comcast.net
reply to Caddyroger

said by Caddyroger:

All sports should be in the Sports Package. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf any thing sports belons in the sport pak. To watch college foot ball I have to pay for tennis golf soccer basketball which I do not watch.

You just contradicted yourself. You say all sports should be packaged together and then you complain that you just want to watch college football by itself without all the other stuff you don't like.

The sports channels should be a-la-carte. You pay like $1.99 or $2.99 per channels unless you're wanting more than 5 and then you can buy them in a package deal where you still pick your channels you want, but pay a discounted price since it's in a package. Problem is, cable providers are too cheap to do it this way and they also don't have the proper backend control systems to offer such channel lineups to each customer individually.


Caddyroger
Premium
join:2001-06-11
To the west
Reviews:
·Comcast

said by not :

said by Caddyroger:

All sports should be in the Sports Package. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf any thing sports belons in the sport pak. To watch college foot ball I have to pay for tennis golf soccer basketball which I do not watch.

You just contradicted yourself. You say all sports should be packaged together and then you complain that you just want to watch college football by itself without all the other stuff you don't like.

The sports channels should be a-la-carte. You pay like $1.99 or $2.99 per channels unless you're wanting more than 5 and then you can buy them in a package deal where you still pick your channels you want, but pay a discounted price since it's in a package. Problem is, cable providers are too cheap to do it this way and they also don't have the proper backend control systems to offer such channel lineups to each customer individually.

I did not contradicted myself I said that all sports should be in the sports pack. I do not like to watch tennis, soccer, golf. As for the costs I probably be paying more a-la-carte then what I am paying now for the sports.
--
Caddy


not

@comcast.net

said by Caddyroger:

said by not :

said by Caddyroger:

All sports should be in the Sports Package. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf any thing sports belons in the sport pak. To watch college foot ball I have to pay for tennis golf soccer basketball which I do not watch.

You just contradicted yourself. You say all sports should be packaged together and then you complain that you just want to watch college football by itself without all the other stuff you don't like.

The sports channels should be a-la-carte. You pay like $1.99 or $2.99 per channels unless you're wanting more than 5 and then you can buy them in a package deal where you still pick your channels you want, but pay a discounted price since it's in a package. Problem is, cable providers are too cheap to do it this way and they also don't have the proper backend control systems to offer such channel lineups to each customer individually.

I did not contradicted myself I said that all sports should be in the sports pack. I do not like to watch tennis, soccer, golf. As for the costs I probably be paying more a-la-carte then what I am paying now for the sports.

Uh, ya you did. You said you don't want to watch ANYTHING BUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL. Well, if EVERYTHING is in the sports package, you'll be paying a single "high" price for all the channels in that sports package, which will include the ones you don't want. At least this is what I got from your original post.