More Comcast/NBC merger fall out? CSNCA coming back to DISH

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  1. LadyStanley

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    What does this mean?

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    Sharks fans can watch games on DISH, and CI won't not have a feed.

    (And NBA King, MLB As fans too can watch their favorite teams.)
     
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    anyone like Universal Sports has a new name for Versus?

    I like it better than SNBC lol

    abbreviation: USN

    Yes, No?
     
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    With a name like that people are going to expect a lot of European sports and random sporting events from around the world. It sounds good but it doesn't fit the network as it currently stands
     
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    +they will be using the sports channel to drive the NBC sports brand. It will be called NBC sports or some variation of that.
     
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    There already is a Universal Sports. It is an over the air NBC sub-station. Airs a lot of Olympic Sports. Unless they are just going to end that channel (and it is 50% owned by an outside company so i doubt it) that isn't going to be the name,
     
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    Mod note - let's keep this thread on the CSNCA return to DISH (and other service providers "returning"/removing channels, as the case may be).


    For personnel moves, please discuss at this thread: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=871649
     
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    Any chance that Comcast Sports Philly becomes available on DIRECTV as a result of this takeover or is that a dead horse ?
     
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    Quite possible.

    Comcast/CSNCA resolved dispute (in arbitration) with DISH.
     
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    Unless something changed, CSN is a land-line network, which means it's a pain in the ass to put it up in the sky, and is why you rarely get their feeds on CI.
     
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    It depends on why CSN is not on Directtv. If it is part of a contractual fee dispute than they will be forced to go to arbitration to resolve the issue because of their aggreement with the DOJ and FCC. If its some other issue than it probably wont be resolved because of the merger
     
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    As mentioned above CSN Philly is fed through a fiber obtic which allows Comcast to bypass the satellite companies for competitive reasons. The FCC banned that loophole in 2010 forcing Comcast to negotiate with Dish and Directv. Late last year Dish filed a FCC complaint saying that Comcast was being unfair in their negotiations. That's where it stands today. Perhaps it will thaw with NBC taking over the management of CSN.
     
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    One of the conditions for FCC approval was:

     

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