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Old 09-22-12, 04:22 PM
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Yup, apparently showed up this morning! Huzzah!
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Just read an email about this.

Great news but WTF took so long?
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Originally Posted by randyba View Post
Just read an email about this.

Great news but WTF took so long?
TWC wanted to put the NFL Network on a sports tier, while NFL Network wanted to be on basic. That was a major part of it. I'm sure keeping Sunday Ticket as exclusive to DirecTV also played into things as well.

But with the NBA and MLB networks both on basic, plus with NFL Network adding more games this year, TWC's hardline stance just wasn't gonna work much longer.
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I also think it's because Cablevision recently caved, so TWC was the last big boy to not have it.
Old 09-27-12, 02:27 PM
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Re: Sports Channels You Want, But Don't Have (Either extra cost or Provider issues)

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...326,full.story

From today's Los Angeles Times about the new Time Warner Cable Sportsnet channel that is the new home of the Lakers. Noone has the channel except Time Warner.

Here's a key excerpt:


With more than 2.3 million subscribers in the region, Time Warner Cable is the largest pay-TV distributor in the region. But for the new channels to succeed, they need to be carried by other local distributors, such as satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish Network as well as Cox, Charter and Verizon — none of which has signed up yet.

Time Warner Cable won't divulge what it is seeking for the two channels, but people familiar with the situation said the price tag is as much as $3.95 per subscriber per month for both channels depending on what part of Southern California a distributor serves. That's more than what Fox Sports West, which previously had the Lakers, charged. It is also more than Prime Ticket charges. Those channels have far more sports — Dodgers, Angels, Clippers, Kings and Ducks — than SportsNet and Deportes.

"We understand that the Lakers are popular sports programming, but that programming comes at an extremely high price," a Cox spokesman said. "Our goal is to provide Cox customers with the best TV experience at the most reasonable price."

Spokespeople for DirecTV, Dish and Charter offered similar comments.

Shuken isn't sweating yet. Negotiations between distributors and program suppliers typically heat up only when a deadline is approaching. The channels go live Monday, but the first regular-season Lakers game on the channels isn't until Oct. 31.

"We assume there will be some conversations into October. That's natural," Shuken said.
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I'd love to get the NBA Pass and NFL Sunday Ticket. I don't want to pay for the NBA Pass and Sunday Ticket is too expensive on the PS3.
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If DTV added the NFL Network Red Zone Channel as part of the NFL Network package I could stop paying for Sunday Ticket. Or not. I could at least think about it. But I'm sure they won't as long as they exclusively offer Sunday Ticket (at least two more seasons after the current one) just for that reason.
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Did you try calling to get RZC standalone for free? A lot got it free. I got ST and RZC for free....just had to do a 1 yr commit but I could have gotten RZC alone for free with no new commit.
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Did you try calling to get RZC standalone for free? A lot got it free. I got ST and RZC for free....just had to do a 1 yr commit but I could have gotten RZC alone for free with no new commit.
I couldn't resist the deal I got for the whole thing (

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