OT: Still no NFL Network for Charter

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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Box already knows how I feel about this issue. ;)


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  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    It sucks for those who can't get a dish - for those that can, hit them where it hurts by switching to DirecTV or Dish Network.
  3. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    I guess I should move to Shrewsbury (right next door). They have their own cable company as well as electric company.
  4. hyperpat

    hyperpat Practice Squad Player

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    I am pi$$ed off that the game is not being shown in the Portland area. Friggin' Time Warner Cable refuses to carry the NFL Network. And NFL Network refuses to release the game to local stations like channel 8 here in Portland who want to carry it. I suspect this is part of pi$$ing match between TW and NFLN. If you live in Maine and have TW Cable,go to the NFLN web site <www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/home> and the TW website <www.timewarnercable.com> and complain!
  5. milwaukeebeers44

    milwaukeebeers44 On the Game Day Roster

    That's just crap. I'm glad I had the ability not to choose Charter. Maybe they'll get their heads out of their asses when they lose customers. . .
  6. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter


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  7. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Did you see NFLGetReal.com, the website Time Warner started to piss about the NFL Network?

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2006
  8. Murphys95

    Murphys95 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I just dumped the NFL Network last month. As much as Comcast Cable charges for that package, it wasn't worth it - and frankly I think the NFL Network is a weak-@ss channel anyway.
  9. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    There was no price reduction once Charter dumped the NFL Network. They replaced it with the friggin' Tennis Channel.

    Their sports tier is absolutely worthless:

    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)
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  10. maxhagen

    maxhagen Practice Squad Player

    Damn Pats1, I feel sorry for you... that IS a really crappy Sports Tier...
  11. Gopats!!!

    Gopats!!! On the Game Day Roster

    Living in NC, the Sunday Ticket and NFL Network are the only reason I have Direct TV.

    The future is TV on demand where you order what you want.

    I can't wait!!!!! :rocker:
  12. Patjew

    Patjew PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Luckily I have season tix so it didn't matter for me, but I find it ridiculous that they didn't show the game in RI. My house in Providence is only 22 miles from the stadium, closer than Boston to the stadium, and they don't show it here because we're not the "home market"? Such bullshot. It also greatly irks me when the Pats sign a player and the pundits say, "player X is coming to Boston."

    Plus RI is nicer than MA with better restaurants, less traffic and fewer M*******s.

    And no, I don't have an inferiority complex about Providence at all!
  13. pepper03

    pepper03 On the Roster

    OK so that's the deal-on Channel 5 Boston which isn't on my Cox cable in RI, and EIGHT games I can't watch this season because I don't have Cox Digital. That sucks-I'm going to call Cox and complain everyday. Maybe this will get me to finally switch to satellite.
  14. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Metrocast does not carry the NFL Network on their basic tear. I refuse to pay more money to go to the next tier that includes 200 goofy channels.

    They say we have 78 channels but in reality we don't have close to that. They could easlily fit the NFL Network into their basic tier.

    Cable TV is becoming a rip off.

    I shouldn't complain because we do get channel 5 here in So.Maine, so I dibn't miss the game.
  15. Murphys95

    Murphys95 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I see more of the problem emanating from the NFL. Part of the NFL's success is due to the billion dollar television contracts throughout the years. Yet now the league turns around and airs its own channel (all the while banning sideline coverage from local stations). In a way the league is snubbing its nose at the television networks. To make matters worse, the NFL then charges a high cost for its own network which forces cable companies (who I hate defending, mind you) to raise their rates or not carry the channel at all.

    It's old fashioned greed here, pure and simple.
  16. kurtinelson

    kurtinelson In the Starting Line-Up

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  17. kurtinelson

    kurtinelson In the Starting Line-Up

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    You are right that the Charter Sports Tier is a Friggin Joke. Without the NFL Channel it is absolutely worthless. Living in Western Mass is hell because they don't carry Channel 5 out of Boston. I couldn't get the Pats New Orleans game last year, but I was able to get every friggin NY Giants game.
  18. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Of course Charter lied their asses off the day the station went dark. Every customer service rep I talked to twisted the story a new way.

    December 19, 2005:

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  19. Slagathor

    Slagathor 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I'm in Worcester and I hate Charter.

    Ever since it was greater media it was always last in the country to get all the great new services it seemed.
    I'm not a huge fan of satellite but I think I'm heading that way.
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