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03-16-2010, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by
Bernie Parent 1974
"Provisions for continued service during disputes are intended to keep process from “being unduly lengthy and expensive,”
Wow that's a terribly written article.
On the upside, this is comedy gold:
Comcast’s Cohen believes the right answer for the American consumer is that the Sunday Ticket should be available on any cable company in the country that wants to offer it, just like MLB and NHL packages. However, Pilson Communications President Neal Pilson, former CBS Sports president, disagrees, pointing out that the NFL, not DirecTV, controls Sunday Ticket.
“Comcast is barking up the wrong tree,” he says, adding that there is a very specific reason the NFL did a deal with DirecTV: a 10% buy rate is around 1.8 million homes.
Offering it over cable, however, could see subscription rates of around 10 million homes, he says. “That would significantly dilute the value of the agreements the NFL has with the broadcast networks. The NFL can’t make a deal with cable without diluting the revenue stream related to broadcast rights.”
Comcast: we should make NFL ST available to more customers!
NFL proxy: No go, the NFL will make less money if more people can watch.
Yep, Comcast is the dick.
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