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12-23-2010, 01:59 PM
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Comcast-NBC sale nearing completion; CSN to be available elsewhere?

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.co...t-nbc-deal/?hp

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F.C.C. officials said that online video was one of five broad areas that would be addressed by the conditions. The other areas involve access to NBC programming by other TV distributors; access onto Comcast’s systems by other programmers; protections for over-the-air television; and assurances about programming diversity and localism.
It sounds like the FCC is going to approve, but with a load of conditions. Possibly the ones I bolded might mean that CSN becomes available to other TV distributors ... that might be a stretch, because it might only affect the NBC properties, but we'll have to see when the final order is published.

It sure would be nice to see the Flyers pre-game and post-game shows.

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Bernie Parent and Jester ...... GO!

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Wouldn't mind seeing CSN becoming a national brand.

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Yeah, I'm waiting for someone to explain what this means. I've always assumed TV broadcasts and such work through magic and unicorn farts.

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Wouldn't mind seeing CSN becoming a national brand.
Yeah... and the the Eagles could be talked about 24/7/365 across the entire country.

... Seriously I've tuned out CSN now entirely except for Flyers & Phillies(in-season) games and pre/post-game shows... plus Orange Line and it's ilk... and I actually watched the Sixers some last week... But all the Birds constant coverage has made me avoid SportsRise/SportsNite and Daily News Live, which was once a staple of my day.

Except for the day or two the Lee signing was covered, it has been about 95% Eagles... no exaggeration.

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Yeah, I'm waiting for someone to explain what this means. I've always assumed TV broadcasts and such work through magic and unicorn farts.
I think there is a lot of $$$$$$$$ involved too, at least on Comca$t's end.

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Wouldn't mind seeing CSN becoming a national brand.
Hopefully they won't become the media ***** ESPN has become. ESPN is basically the TMZ of sports...aka gay.

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It sounds like the FCC is going to approve, but with a load of conditions. Possibly the ones I bolded might mean that CSN becomes available to other TV distributors ... that might be a stretch, because it might only affect the NBC properties, but we'll have to see when the final order is published.

It sure would be nice to see the Flyers pre-game and post-game shows.
it would only be for NBC properties.

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I still think I'm going with Fios at my new place, comcast screwed over my parents badly. Charged them for renting a modem for like 10 years, when they have never rented one from them. They always double bill them for packages, they are just awful. They are the yankees of broadcasting. Yeah Fios on demand isn't as good. But thats what the DVR is for.

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I still think I'm going with Fios at my new place, comcast screwed over my parents badly. Charged them for renting a modem for like 10 years, when they have never rented one from them. They always double bill them for packages, they are just awful. They are the yankees of broadcasting. Yeah Fios on demand isn't as good. But thats what the DVR is for.
My cousin where we work ran into the same thing, only the other way around. They had internet but not cable, even though they were paying for it. My brother tipped them off, and now we have a TV in the shop.

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And if they decide to have a national CSN, it would simply be another Versus makeover, since they already own Versus.

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ugh, versus... such a terribly put together production when it comes to the hockey games on there. whenever I watch it I feel like I am watching a B movie.

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ugh, versus... such a terribly put together production when it comes to the hockey games on there. whenever I watch it I feel like I am watching a B movie.
And yet when nobody wanted the NHL it was all we had... now Comcast is giving us additional games through TCN. Between the two and NBC there is now more NHL coverage than ever since the heydays of ESPN... before they decided that it was not worth the airtime and reduced their coverage, and then ultimately didn't want the contract at all.

Bad as it was/is, Versus stepped in and picked up the slack... The NHL is now coming back strong(ish)... and ESPN is rumored to now be wanting back in. Without Versus maybe the NHL becomes even more of a cult sport with no national coverage at all.

And yes, I do realize that the NHL had to actually pay NBC to air the weekend games, and made little money with the Versus contract... but those deals did reap results as the NHL gained back some of its ground.

Versus may not be the best coverage... but IMO it could be much worst... and there may well have been no coverage without it; I'll gladly take Versus rather than not having it.

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Hopefully they won't become the media ***** ESPN has become. ESPN is basically the TMZ of sports...aka gay.
ESPN has become MTV.

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If this causes NBC to not be available on other forms of cable then I think this is a really bad idea. But if it is only one way in the fact that CSN will be on the other companies for cable, then that would be nice.

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ESPN sucks, here is what they talk abouy

1. Brett Favre
2. Lebron

They will have nothing to talk about with the impending lockouts.

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merger approved

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And remember folks, just because there's a possibility Comcast will have to make CSNP available at reasonable cost to satellite providers doesn't mean said satellite providers will agree to that cost.

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And remember folks, just because there's a possibility Comcast will have to make CSNP available at reasonable cost to satellite providers doesn't mean said satellite providers will agree to that cost.
Yeah, how dare Comcast do that to their "satellite customers."

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And remember folks, just because there's a possibility Comcast will have to make CSNP available at reasonable cost to satellite providers doesn't mean said satellite providers will agree to that cost.
I can't wait until they announce CSNBC, for all of my up to the minute business and Philadelphia sports news.

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Yeah, how dare Comcast do that to their "satellite customers."
I mean, DirecTV is screwing over their cable customers.

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Looks like Comcast has to agree to make CSN available 'at reasonable cost' to other providers.

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· Ensuring Reasonable Access to Comcast-NBCU Programming for Multichannel Distribution. Building on successful requirements adopted in prior, similar transactions, the Commission is establishing for rival multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) an improved commercial arbitration process for resolving disputes about prices, terms, and conditions for licensing Comcast-NBCU’s video programming. The Commission is also requiring Comcast-NBCU to make available through this process its cable channels in addition to broadcast and regional sports network programming.

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To be honest, I like the idea of CSN being on other providers, mainly because if you can't get Comcast, you can still get Philadelphia games (usually).

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I would love to be able to see the Flyers pre and post games.

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What type of pricing would we likely be expecting and any idea on a time frame?

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