reply to Northwest60
Re: [TWC] Lakers Basketball takeover Yeah, Lakers were hardly tricked into the deal. They just went with whomever gave them the best deal. Almost every other team would do the same thing. Whether you believe or not, EVERYBODY (including Time Warner, Lakers, and the NBA) knew that the situation would play out exactly like this where some carriers would not have the channel right away.
In addition, what makes you think the Staples will be renamed to Time Warner Center or whatever? Last I checked, the Lakers are not into giving freebies, especially when there is already a contract in place. Staples paid tons of money to have naming rights. Same thing happened with The Fabulous Forum when Buss sold the naming rights to Great Western Bank.
It is not as though Time Warner does not want to share the feed. Everybody will get the channel...eventually. Right now, the ones who have are not the main competitors of Time Warner. So, Time Warner is probably in no hurry to get the channel onto satellite if TW is getting a large number of new subscribers. Sports fans will justify it since Time Warner also has the Pac-12 Network and the NFL Network.
So when will the satellite guys get Sportsnet? Maybe soon. Maybe after college football season. Maybe after college basketball season. Maybe when there are almost no more switchers from satellite to TW. Or maybe it will be when at least one of the parties feels it is urgent to get a deal done.
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said by btB :Not to mention that the Lakers don't own/operate Staples Center, so they can not change it even if they wanted.
In addition, what makes you think the Staples will be renamed to Time Warner Center or whatever? Last I checked, the Lakers are not into giving freebies, especially when there is already a contract in place.
The Lakers games are blacked out in TWC WNY which really makes the channel virtually worthless. Lakers Cheerleaders, old games just doesn't cut it as they are repeated numerous times.
Steve MehsGun Control Is Using A Steady HandPremium
Funny how you constantly bash Time Warner over making a worthless channel available in Western New York, but yet bellyache about TW not adding FS Carolinas, FS South and FS West, which would have been the same result.
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I enjoy NCAA basketball and some of the best teams are on Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports South. Like I said before, each subscriber has different tastes.
reply to Steve Mehs I enjoy NCAA basketball and some of the best teams are on Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports South. Like I said before, each subscriber has different tastes. The result would be different since Bobcat and Hawks games like the Lakers games are blacked out. My concern is for the ACC and SEC conference basketball games which those providers carry. Anyway, I paid for something as the card states as a price increase without receiving all the channels.