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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    "Zeus" wrote:
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    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I agree, but wait until Zeus comes in here... He seems to think that the cable companies are innocent victims being pushed arround by the big bad NFLN.
    Yeah, you're right.
    How silly of me to think that the NFL demanding that ALL subscribers pay for NFLN is fair, rather than allowing the cable companies to put it on a sports tier that only sports fans will need to pay for.
    Free market capitalism.

    I wish HBO was free, it isn't so I pay for it.

    The NFL is the most popular sport in the US.
    People that really want NFLN will pay for it.

    As far as the internet where I live, DSL has been doing just as good as cable for one/third the price.
    The cable company put me on a cap for a $50.00 service, screw that!
    That's exactly my point.
    I'm willing to pay for it, but the NFL isn't willing to let just me and others like me pay for it.
    They want ALL to pay for it, even if they don't want it.

    =Z=
    But the NFLN still holds all the cards.
    They call the shots, it is their company.
    They want there channel to be standard or household.
    They want their Thursday night games to be offered to everyone.
    If games aren't shown to everyone, they probably won't be able to command advertising dollars.
    The cable company more than likely gets to sell a few local adds also during those prime time games.

    When it comes right down to it, someone at the cable company must have pissed them off.

    Right now, the cable company is your choice maker, you are upset that you don't have a choice.
    You obviously have faith in your cable company and like their service and you are sticking beside them.
    Cool!

    The NFL knows that if they give people the choice, they will subscribe for one or two months and then drop for the other 10 months.
    The NFL knows what they want from the cable companies and are sticking to it.

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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Thank god for Directv!
    AMEN.
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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    Another reason to like direct TV is the new BIG TEN NETWORK! Many cable companies aren't carrying it but on it you can watch all the Big 10 football, basketball, hockey, and other sports. It comes free on the mid-range Direct TV package or $5 a month extra with the basic package.
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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    One way or the other I appreciate having the NFL Network. I get so sick of watching 58 minutes of offseason baseball moves in January just to get to the 2 minutes of NFL playoff coverage they provide.

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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    Looks like NFLN thinks they are the victim.

    http://iwantnflnetwork.com/

    http://capwiz.com/nflnetwork/issues/alert/?alertid=10141141

    Cojomay, it really is nice to have the Big Ten and the NFLN on DTV.

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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    I don't think either the NFLN or the cable companies are victims here.
    They are both to blame.

    I agree with the NFLN in that the content (especially regular season games) offered affects a large enough audience to command inclusion in the basic package.
    I disagree with the outlandish price that they are asking per subscriber.
    If the NFLN would bring it down to a more reasonable level, I bet the cable companies would be willing to pick them up at the basic level, and that would in turn generate the advertising revenue.

    But now, they are in a pissing contest, so neither side wants to compromise.
    Zeus wrote:
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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I don't think either the NFLN or the cable companies are victims here.
    They are both to blame.

    I agree with the NFLN in that the content (especially regular season games) offered affects a large enough audience to command inclusion in the basic package.
    I disagree with the outlandish price that they are asking per subscriber.
    If the NFLN would bring it down to a more reasonable level, I bet the cable companies would be willing to pick them up at the basic level, and that would in turn generate the advertising revenue.

    But now, they are in a pissing contest, so neither side wants to compromise.
    I saw in an article that ESPN gets $3 per subscriber.
    I watch ESPN less because of NFLN.
    Maybe they need to renegotiate with ESPN and get some of that money back. LOL

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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I don't think either the NFLN or the cable companies are victims here.
    They are both to blame.

    I agree with the NFLN in that the content (especially regular season games) offered affects a large enough audience to command inclusion in the basic package.
    I disagree with the outlandish price that they are asking per subscriber.
    If the NFLN would bring it down to a more reasonable level, I bet the cable companies would be willing to pick them up at the basic level, and that would in turn generate the advertising revenue.

    But now, they are in a pissing contest, so neither side wants to compromise.
    I saw in an article that ESPN gets $3 per subscriber.
    I watch ESPN less because of NFLN.
    Maybe they need to renegotiate with ESPN and get some of that money back. LOL
    Holy crap.
    That is huge.
    NFLN wants 70 cents per subscriber.
    I think a more reasonable rate would be 30 cents.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I don't think either the NFLN or the cable companies are victims here.
    They are both to blame.

    I agree with the NFLN in that the content (especially regular season games) offered affects a large enough audience to command inclusion in the basic package.
    I disagree with the outlandish price that they are asking per subscriber.
    If the NFLN would bring it down to a more reasonable level, I bet the cable companies would be willing to pick them up at the basic level, and that would in turn generate the advertising revenue.

    But now, they are in a pissing contest, so neither side wants to compromise.
    I saw in an article that ESPN gets $3 per subscriber.
    I watch ESPN less because of NFLN.
    Maybe they need to renegotiate with ESPN and get some of that money back. LOL
    Holy crap.
    That is huge.
    NFLN wants 70 cents per subscriber.
    I think a more reasonable rate would be 30 cents.
    I think that $.50 is a fair deal.
    It gives the local cable companies an opp to sell local advertising in a prime time spot plus it would make their customers happy.
    Like I said, get that extra .20 (.30 + .20 = .50) from ESPN.
    Like I said, and I don't think that I am alone, all
    my NFL news comes from NFLN.
    I hardly watch ESPN for NFL news.
    The NFL is the biggest sport in America.
    If I was NFLN and I only got the .50 for the first year, I would make the contract say that it will increase by .20 for the next two years.
    That way the Cable companies can raise rates a bit at a time of the next year if they are worried about their profit margins.
    It would average that .70 for a three year period.

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    Re: NFL Network Gets Blocked

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I don't think either the NFLN or the cable companies are victims here.
    They are both to blame.

    I agree with the NFLN in that the content (especially regular season games) offered affects a large enough audience to command inclusion in the basic package.
    I disagree with the outlandish price that they are asking per subscriber.
    If the NFLN would bring it down to a more reasonable level, I bet the cable companies would be willing to pick them up at the basic level, and that would in turn generate the advertising revenue.

    But now, they are in a pissing contest, so neither side wants to compromise.
    I saw in an article that ESPN gets $3 per subscriber.
    I watch ESPN less because of NFLN.
    Maybe they need to renegotiate with ESPN and get some of that money back. LOL
    ESPN has the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, the NBA and a host of other sports.

    NFLN has the NFL.
    A better comparison would be to compare it to the NBA Network or whatever it's called.
    I don't get that either (not that I miss it).

    =Z=

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