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Comcast wins lawsuit against NFLN; other cable operators could follow

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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/15/sports/15sandomir.html?_r=3&ref=sports&oref=slogin

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    Interesting. I have Cablevision and I would pay extra for it.
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    :confused: does this mean we have to pay more to keep NFL Net?
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    FWIW, I have Crapcast and I've received a message yesterday that the NFLN is becoming a "premium" channel. Seeing that NFLN is one of maybe 5 channels I actually watch, I'll probably bite the bullet...
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    If you have Crapcast, then you'll need to be a subscriber to the sports pack...
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    the article said thats only the case for about 750,000, while for 6.5 mill wont have it at all?!?!?!
    im a lil confused
    when would this take place anyway
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    It looks like either way the subscribers lose, just much worse with this decision. I'm not going to pay extra money for the NFL Network out of football season. I can hear NFL Total Access on Sirius although it ain't the same. I guess it comes down to what games are on the NFL Network this year. Channel 5 will get any Pats games, but I think the NFL Network did hoard some of the better games.
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    Yeah, that was pretty confusing...I assume that 6.5 million receive it now as part of basic programming, and that it will soon become a premium channel. Not the greatest article ever written...

    I called Comcast to inquire about adding the sports pack. It'll cost an additional $7.95 per month. The change doesn't go into effect until June 16, 2007.
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    great :bricks:
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    I used to have the NFL Network but I got rid of it and don't miss it one bit. It's a lot of fluff and with the internet I can get more serious football doses elsewhere.

    As long as they keep broadcasting games that are on the NFLN to network TV in the local markets, I'll be happy. It would be a problem though if I didn't like in Massachusetts.
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    I already bit the bullet by adding the sports package, but for a different reason.

    I actually upgraded to the sports package today to get this weekend's Revolution/Houston game (it's on the soccer channel). Due to these latest update on the NFLN, I will have to keep this upgrade.
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    Gotta love Directv even if their customer service has taken a step or two back towards the cable blowhards.
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    #24 Jersey

    The cost will be passed on to the customer either way, it's just a matter of it being a little bit for everyone or more for just those who want it.
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    it's too bad that I am going to have to shell out 7.95 extra for something I already have now, when I could put that money towards a movie channel
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    What those of you that have comcast need to do, is call them up and threaten to leave thier service if they make the move. It won't do anything if only a small amount of people do this, you have to get everyone you know that has comcast to call in. If they make the move anyway, switch to Directv. NFLN is free and then you can get Sunday Ticket if you want other games besides the Pats.
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    for people like me you watch 2 different sport channel it is okay i guess.

    I watch motogp ,ama and super bike racing so speed channel and nfl is part of the 6$ package.
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    Sports Pack is what you make of it. I have it because I love college sports and you get CSTV, 3 different Fox College sports channels (which may get you an extra football/basketball game or two per week) and a lot of coaches shows from around the country. I could care less about the soccer channel, speed, or any of those, but for me it is worth more than some of the other channels that I don't have to pay for.

    I'm looking forward to the day when the comsumer can pick his own tv line up.
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    Think of my life since December 2005, when Charter decided to stick it to the NFLN and pull the plug. They haven't negotiated since.
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    I'd switch to DirectTV except that I've got 7 TVs in this house. I only have two of them on cable boxes and the othere 5 get straight cable but the cost to go to DirectTV is greater than keeping my cable. I also have internet access through them. I think I'm S.O.L.
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    650 million people have the digital package with Comcast, and most of them don't give a rat's patootie about NFL Network.
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    Yeah, but you know, us older fans remember times when we watched all the away games and some of the home games. When the pats didn't sell out, the game was blacked out. We survived, listend to the radio.
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    im sol too
    its impossible for me to get a dish, cuz im jumpin from apartment to apartment every 12 months (jus graduated college a yr ago)
    i guess ill hafta suck it up
    thing that sux is that i know my new roomate starting in sept(old friend from hs), as well as my current roommate (who only watches soccer) wont want the package so ill hafta pay it all
    exactly what else is on it?
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    Fox Soccer Channel is part of it. Negotiate my man!


    Full line up:
    Outdoor Channel
    Fox Soccer Channel
    Tennis Channel
    Fox College Sports-Atlantic
    Fox College Sports-Central
    Fox College Sports-Pacific
    College Sports TV
    NBA TV
    ESPN Classic


    Fox College Sports and CSTV all show college soccer too, if he is interested in that.

    More info
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    Here's Charter's currently:

    ESPNews (is valuable now since NESN stopped showing it)
    ESPNClassic (not that much on it)
    Fox Sports Atlantic (Worthless)
    Fox Sports Central (Worthless)
    Fox Sports Pacific (Worthless)
    Fox Sports Espana (Spanish - extremely worthless)
    Fox Sports World (World soccer games - extremely worthless)
    Fuel (Skateboarding and other crap)
    College Sports TV (College rugby and other crap - worthless)
    Tennis Channel (Worthless)
    TVG (Horse racing - extremely worthless)
    Sportsman TV (Worthless)
    FitTV (Worthless)
    Horse Racing TV (Worthless)
  27. PatsSteve1

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    I'm got DirecTV when I lived in Orlando and I now live in California. I didn't know thier customer service got worse. I've never had to call them for anything except when I moved and that was real easy. And free.
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    ...which is exactly what this is all about. The NFL had been forcing operators to make all the millions of people who don't give a rat's patootie to pay anyway. So now your neighbors won't be supporting your habit. ;)
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    Oh, Man, you've got to be kidding! That's just sad.:( !

    What kind of consumer research does their marketing department do anyway?
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    I feel bad for the elderly on fixed incomes...they really get screwed on this.

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