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01-15-2013, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Team View Post
That would depend on the agreement between the network and the TV providers. There's no "fairness" issue here, unless the network has an agreement with the TV providers on how the content is treated, they're free to do whatever they want with their content.

TV providers pay a fee to the network per customer that gets the network (which you pay for, obviously). I don't think there's any kind of exclusivity included in that agreement.
Fine, let me rephrase what I said so as to not be nitpicked for 1 word you didn't like.

Channels, say NBCSN, make the majority of their money through subscriber fees, not advertising. So they aren't going to give out their games free, they want you paying a cable/sat provider to get the channel. They aren't going to give up their content for free, it makes zero sense for them too.


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