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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
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Re: Comcast Sports Nets

An article on the Philadelphia Inquirer's site yesterday about the soaring prices for sports programming rights:

About half of cable-TV bills go to sports
By Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 2012
»articles.philly.com/2012-11-19/n···e-sports

[Make sure to click through all 5 pages of the article.]



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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Sports TV Class Action Against Comcast, DirecTV, MLB & NHL Still In Play
By Dominic Patten, Deadline.com - December 5, 2012
»www.deadline.com/2012/12/comcast···ackouts/

Major League Baseball, the NHL, Comcast and DirecTV failed today in their team effort to get an antitrust class action suit against them dismissed in a New York District Court. “Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged that the NHL and MLB have used their monopoly power to restrict the broadcast of television programming in a manner that harms competition,” said the ruling (»www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-con···1450.pdf) from U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin on Wednesday. The ruling means the class action instigated in the spring can go forward. The various plaintiffs claim that the leagues, regional sports networks and the cable and satellite companies have created monopolies over the airing of games on TV and online by dividing up territories and instating blackouts.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

where is the lawsuit against directv and the nfl? The NFL Sunday Ticket is ONLY on DirecTV!!



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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said by mikedz4:

where is the lawsuit against directv and the nfl? The NFL Sunday Ticket is ONLY on DirecTV!!

NFL Sunday Ticket is a different situation. See:
»Re: FCC Chief Proposing to End U.S. Rule on Cable Program Shari
and:
»Re: chances of nfl ticket on comcast?


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
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That needs to be changed. People in apartments or who don't want or can't get directv are locked out of sunday ticket. There is something wrong that directv is the only provider that has sunday ticket.
I suggest people write the nfl, and the fcc about this setup.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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NCTA's Powell: Escalating Sports Costs Could Invite Government Scrutiny
Says operators and programmers need to be careful not to blow up the model

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - December 7, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···tiny.php



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

at least offer people who have cable the option to order it online or their cell phones at a reduced rate. Maybe $200 or $250?