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Comcast and the old tricks

Posted 10:20 PM ET | Comments 7
Booo to Comcast. They are at it again. They refuse to play with others. They are trying to create a monopoly in Philadelphia broadcasting. They are so paranoid about satellite TV that they have kept CSN off the DirecTV since it's inception. They claim that they are not capable of broadcasting to satellite.

Now they have increased the price of Versus to make it unavailable on satellite. This is big and NHL fans have to band together to make Comcast realize the error in the ways by effecting their advertising. The removal of Versus means that all Monday games will be not available via satellite. Nothing. The CenterIce channels do not show and cannot show Versus games. So if Pittsburgh is playing Washington. Nobody anywhere in the US will see the game on satellite. All Versus exclusive games will be out!

Contact the satellite providers, Comcast, the NHL. Raise a big panic over this or we will miss many games that we all enjoy.
Filed Under:   Comcast   NHL   Television  
September 2, 2009 12:40 AM ET | Delete
Not true, I contacted Direct tv, since they are my provider.Also wanted to check the status of my Center Ice package.According to them, what you say is true, about versus(only versus)But since direct tv no longer has Versus, any game that is broadcasted on versus will also be broadcasted via Center Ice.According to Direct Tv, the reason it wasnt on Center Ice, is because versus was a nationally broadcasted channel, no need to ave it on both. But he assured me many times, I will see every broadcast.
September 2, 2009 9:40 AM ET | Delete
If that's true then I'm totally onboard with DirecTV. It's not like I wasn't before, but now there's absolutely zero reasons to have Versus in their lineup. I hate Comcast. Always have, always will.
September 2, 2009 11:53 AM ET | Delete
September 2, 2009 12:44 PM ET | Delete
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P6220002full story, comcast wants to charge direct tv 20% more, but not the cable companies, or fios tv.I have direct tv because of customer service, and they work on keeping our rates low, instead of crappy fios tv, which is retardedly expensive for no reason, and HD cable tv, which is also retardedly expensive.
September 2, 2009 6:40 PM ET | Delete
September 2, 2009 6:46 PM ET | Delete
honestlly why hide behind this verification crap WHY JUST NOT BAN ME FOR EVER!
September 7, 2009 12:28 PM ET | Delete
I have spoken with DirecTV sports programming and they have ensured me that unless the NHL makes a deal with Versus, that all Versus games will be not available. Since neither team in all Versus games does a broadcast, only the Versus feed is available.
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