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CSN Houston

Posted Fri January 25, 2013 2:15 am, by Phoenix N. written to DirecTV, Inc.

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DirecTV,
I have been a subcriber for many years now, and I've always enjoy of watching MY Houston Astros Baseball on Fox Sports Houston or on a local channel.

But now, the Astros are carried on CSN Houston, and the season is fast approching, and according to the Houston Chronicle (dated January 19,2013) The DirecTV & Comcast are no where close to a deal, and DirecTV says "The Houston TV market is small poatoes" HOW DARE YOU, DirecTV!! We in Houston are just as important as any other television market in the country!

And I'm MAD as hell that DirecTV is dragging it's feet in getting a deal done with CSN Houston! Now, will I leave DirecTV and go to Comcast? Don't know? But, if DirecTV doesn't stop dragging it's feet on getting CSN Houston signed up, then I will leave!!

Now, if DirecTV puts CSN Houston as
a Sports Tier, and NOT a part of the expanded basic service then, you've just lost a DirecTV customer! Because I'm NOT paying extra to get something that I can get something cheaper on Comcast. I love my DirecTV, but of what I don't love is that DirecTV, Comcast & NBC Sports Universal fighting over fees! GET SOMETHING DONE!

I want DirecTV to start carrying CSN Houston, NOW! And stop bitckering over re-transmission fees!


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by PepperElf Posted Mon January 28, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

"I want DirecTV to start carrying CSN Houston, NOW! And stop
bitckering over re-transmission fees!"

And remember... if they simply just "give in" to whatever CSN is
demanding it may raise your rates.



I saw something similar once... a standoff between a *local*
broadcasting station and the cable provider.

Yes, a LOCAL station. The local station had the broadcast rights to
the local pro sports team. So they knew they could get $$$ out of
it.

IIRC they wanted a contract for over a Million. Cable company said
"hell no!" and when they reached the deadline they had to stop
broadcasting.


In less than a month the cable company relented and paid up.


However i am VERY sure they passed that cost on to the customers. No
way would they just take a million dollar loss.

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by spunkyboy08 Posted Sat January 26, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

Here is what you indicated in your complaint.

And I'm MAD as hell that DirecTV is dragging it's feet in getting a
deal done with CSN Houston! Now, will I leave DirecTV and go to
Comcast? Don't know? But, if DirecTV doesn't stop dragging it's feet
on getting CSN Houston signed up, then I will leave!!

That is an assumption. How do you know for a fact that this is
happening? CSN could be dragging their feet instead of Direct TV.

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by Back_n_TX Posted Fri January 25, 2013 @ 9:10 AM

Why is this DirecTV's fault? Clearly, Comcast is asking more for the
channel that DirecTV thinks it's worth, otherwise the deal would have
been done already. Why shouldn't the anger be directed at Comcast for
overpricing the channel. I'd be curious to know how many folks are
actually tuning into the Astros games on that channel. When I was at
an Astros game in Sept of last year, there were only a few thousand
people in the stadium. Those kinds of numbers don't give you a great
deal of leverage in a negotiation over value.

Good to hear from an Astros fan!

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by McJohn Posted Fri January 25, 2013 @ 8:20 AM

Welcome to DirectTV (and most Sat's) they dont care about local
channels and wont fork out the money to get them.

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had it happen where my family is. Cable network ended up having to pay over a MILLION to the local network by PepperElf Mon January 28, 2013 @ 11:53 AM




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