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#2216765 DirecTV threatens to pull FSNs

Posted by drumnj on 21 October 2011 - 04:02 PM

As people said, the exact same thing last year with Dish Network.

What do people do, get angry and switch to someone else. Then they see the same thing with their new provider a year or 2 later.
No matter who have, Directv, Dish Network, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, Verizon, Cablevision, Charter, Bright House, Wide Open West, etc., etc., etc....there will always be contract negotiations that never get done before the cut-off date. Which pretty much only affects customers. No company goes out of business or has layoffs, customer base just swings away from that company temporarily until the next round of negotiations comes around for a different company.

It's never really the providers faults, the networks/broadcasters demand a crap ton more money from the providers, which is always, ALWAYS gets passed on to the customer. It how it was with Fox and Dish Network last year, as well as NBC/Comcast (Versus) with Directv the last time too. Those channels eventually come back to the provider, just the customers have to wait around for one of the companies to give in....no matter who gives in, the customer ends up paying more for their subscription (not right away, but eventually).

There is always 2 sides, and customers get stuck in the middle, having to decide who they favor. Really whoever persuades you first, customers are kind of like sheep....we'll follow one shepherd or the other.

What can you do? Follow who you want, switch, wait, complain to get some free stuff (it works). Unless there is some kind of government intervention for rules on how these media negotiations are handled, we'll see the same thing again next year with another provider & broadcaster.


Directv's Site - OurPromiseToYou
Fox's (News Corp) Site - KeepMyNets


#2214437 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by drumnj on 12 October 2011 - 11:58 PM

Just fyi, since I'm like the first one to say something in the GDT. I have Griffins archives now along with live stuff :cool:


#2214393 NHL Gamecenter is now on Apple TV

Posted by drumnj on 12 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

GCL works on many things now. All you really need is internet and something that access the internet.
computer, console, htpc/media center boxes, smartphones, tablets (computer/smartphone), I believe even some smart tvs have the ability to get it.


#2212974 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by drumnj on 07 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

Hi Everybody!

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#2209043 9/22 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 4 at Flyers 3 (SO)

Posted by drumnj on 22 September 2011 - 09:38 PM

Cool, when and where?

I unfortunately have to go to bed. I would love to see it at some point though. I would appreciate it.

On now, where I always have games ;)


#2209041 9/22 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 4 at Flyers 3 (SO)

Posted by drumnj on 22 September 2011 - 09:28 PM

I'm gonna stream it again....although it lost the 3rd period thanks to the people running the online broadcast.


#2209037 9/22 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 4 at Flyers 3 (SO)

Posted by drumnj on 22 September 2011 - 09:22 PM

Anyone interested in re-watching this?


#2208290 Red Wings Pre-season opener against Pitt

Posted by drumnj on 20 September 2011 - 12:01 PM

It looks like FSD added a preseason games from what was released with their broadcast schedule last week (9/28 vs Chicago)


#2205904 Report: Wade Belak found dead in home

Posted by drumnj on 01 September 2011 - 07:17 PM

I think getting punched in the head hundreds of times with bare knuckles and the cumulative effect it has on the brain is more at play here, but that's just my opinion.

The Chris Benoit "effect"?


#2205714 I could have made it to the NHL!

Posted by drumnj on 31 August 2011 - 08:27 PM

If I wasn't accident prone while growing up.


#2201780 Personal Dilemma

Posted by drumnj on 30 July 2011 - 11:30 PM

I'm not going to post specifics publicly.


:banana: :beerbuddy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUVwR0rw5fk


#2191197 2011 MLB Season Thread

Posted by drumnj on 28 June 2011 - 05:40 PM

I'll be showing games on my site more frequently now. Only for people who have already registered (sorry).


#2182439 2011 MLB Season Thread

Posted by drumnj on 03 June 2011 - 06:44 PM

If you are registered on my site, log in.


It will be pretty inconsistent coverage for a good while.


#2170702 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by drumnj on 10 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

They're back! :D
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#2165545 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by drumnj on 04 May 2011 - 03:07 PM

I'll actually be around tonight for the game, with FSD feed, pre and post as always.

Haven't been around for this series and neither were the streams (Game 1 did, but broke).


Oh and just to let people know I closed registration at the end of the regular season. Won't be open until I can get some coding help, been trying to get someone to help for the past 3 months. Need to fix stuff, so hopefully it'll be open again before next season. If you're in the system, you can still work on getting approved if you haven't ;)