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Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to jetman

Re: So where are all the new HD channels we were promised?

said by jetman:

said by bsangs:

said by hobgoblin:

I would bet my House and Camaro convertible that the Sabres will sell out the First Niagara Center the first game back.

Hob

Of course they will. What the hell else is there to do in Buffalo during the dead of winter?

I guess that explains the woeful attendance at Devils games. Just too much else to do in Newark...

You could say the same about the Islanders. Their games are usually on "overflow" MSG channels and they don't even have a real radio affiliate. NYC metro can't support 3 hockey teams, which goes back to my original point about how few people care about hockey. Buffalo is practically in Canada, where hockey belongs, so it doesn't surprise me if it's popular there.

thetick

join:2009-06-22
White Plains, NY
That's funny three hockey teams and not one big time college football team? Rutgers and Connecticut are barely Division I. Syracuse is hundreds of miles away. Notre Dame, Michigan and Penn State have the largest fan base in NYC metro... truly sad.

Hooper
Premium
join:2001-10-22
Castle Rock, CO
reply to Acct101
No offense to folks who don't like sports, but I don't understand why you would subscribe to anything more than basic cable. So much content is offered via Netflix, Amazon, Hulu or the like, maybe even all? The only channels people have to watch live are for sports. Verizon needs as many sports channels in HD as they can offer since live events are the only ads people actually see. Also with the home market broadcast restrictions, there are no real alternatives.

I understand the convenience argument and likely have a minority view on this, but TV is changing and so is the way we watch it. I think we would all agree that being able to purchase the channels we want to watch is the end game here.


TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY
reply to Acct101
does Verizon have any plans on adding 3net?...I have a 3DTV and I would like to see more then ESPN 3D...3net seems like the best overall 3D channel with 24/7 content


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to Hooper
said by Hooper:

No offense to folks who don't like sports, but I don't understand why you would subscribe to anything more than basic cable. So much content is offered via Netflix, Amazon, Hulu or the like, maybe even all? The only channels people have to watch live are for sports. Verizon needs as many sports channels in HD as they can offer since live events are the only ads people actually see. Also with the home market broadcast restrictions, there are no real alternatives.

I understand the convenience argument and likely have a minority view on this, but TV is changing and so is the way we watch it. I think we would all agree that being able to purchase the channels we want to watch is the end game here.

It would be more expensive because much of that content is still pay per title.


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
reply to TitusTroy
said by TitusTroy:

does Verizon have any plans on adding 3net?...I have a 3DTV and I would like to see more then ESPN 3D...3net seems like the best overall 3D channel with 24/7 content

Haven't read anything lately.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to Hooper
said by Hooper:

No offense to folks who don't like sports, but I don't understand why you would subscribe to anything more than basic cable. So much content is offered via Netflix, Amazon, Hulu or the like, maybe even all? The only channels people have to watch live are for sports. Verizon needs as many sports channels in HD as they can offer since live events are the only ads people actually see. Also with the home market broadcast restrictions, there are no real alternatives.

I understand the convenience argument and likely have a minority view on this, but TV is changing and so is the way we watch it. I think we would all agree that being able to purchase the channels we want to watch is the end game here.

It would be more expensive because much of that content is still pay per title.