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Allow Direct TV and Dish Network to carry Comcast Sportsnet--Philadelphia

I have considered switching to Direct TV because it is cheaper, however, Comcast holds all of the regional viewing rights to the Phillies, Flyers and 76ers so I would only be able to watch my favorite teams if they are on a national telecast.

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    James ErneyJames Erney shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • RobertRobert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, anyone who reads this , please log a complaint with the FCC. I know its a pain , but they are the only ones who can do something about it . They can't ignore all of us

      • RobertRobert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i am frustrated beyond belief like a lot of u. Where I live I cant get Comcast cable , and I cant get Verizon fios , which also carries flyers games. The flyers are still blacked out for me on Dish networks. This to me is bull!!!! Do they actually expect me to drive 2 hours for every home game? I have done a lot of research and from what I understand , Comcast is demanding way more money than direct tv is willing to pay. Everyone I talked to at direct tv is confused as to why Comcast wouldn't want their advertising on direct tv cause it reaches so many more people. My only guess is greed. Comcast knows they have control of you if u want to watch your team and will overcharge you to do so. Meanwhile , they are alienating us as customers and fans. I am at the point to where i'm considering trying to like another team just so I can watch them. The fault ,in my opinion ,falls squarely on Comcast . This will continue until they hear enough complaining from us as fans, or until they start losing revenue. ........Does anyone know of any petition or anything going around ? That wouldn't hurt either.

      • Brian ShankleBrian Shankle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on Comcast it's 2013!!!!! Put a contract together to group CSN in the local channel line that WE pay for and charge a set rate and of course TAKE YOUR PERCENTAGE. Myself as well as many other Philadelphians love our philly teams. Phils, Flyers ,Sixers, and the OHH wait the EAGLES we can watch. Come on put something together!!!!!

      • SteveSteve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Directv has an awesome services on sports packages while
        Dish Network is better on entertainment packages. On the other hand they are pretty similar, both are better than cable.
        To know more about the between DIRECTV and DISH NETWORK just visit: http://www.thesatellitecompany.com/

      • Michael SheahanMichael Sheahan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When is the FCC going to live up to it's responsibility and get Comcast to share the broadcast feed with other television providers in the Philadelphia PA market?
        The fact that this situation still exists, is absurd.....
        The only way this is going to change is by local sports fans either going to our local politicians or just refusing to attend games until this situation is rectified.
        It really is possible if everyone would continue to push this issue......

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have been hearing that Comcast was going to have to give up CSN for years and nothing has changed. Is there ever going to be a time when i can sit down and watch the Phillies without blackouts and such because Comcast has a monopoly on these teams and found a loophole to hide behind because of Prism and the underground cables and so on. Come on this is 2012. How can they hold all of us customers *******. Even people that live in Phila cant watch the Phillies unless they have Comcast. Shame. You guys at the FCC are the only ones that can ever change this.Comcast will never give them up on their own .

      • MuizzMuizz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have Dish. I do miss my local sports and feel bad as my son wants to watch flyers and sixers but I just cant get myself to go to Comcast.

        Is there any word on the FCC ruling that might allow satallite tv to carry CSN?

        Thanks.

      • Bobby H2OBobby H2O commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had Comcast through my local cable companies for years. When I moved in with my girlfriend she had DirectTV so initially I wanted to switch back to cable just for Comcast. We stayed with DirectTV and they offer everything I need but Comcast Philadelphia. I need my Flyers, Phillies and Sixers!

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Comcast is the greediest, scummiest company I have ever done business with. The monopoly they hold over the Philadelphia market is unacceptable. I finally got fed up with poor customer service, poor technology, poor technicians, poor pricing, etc..and switched to DTV. My life is so much better knowing I don't have to deal with comcast weekly, but it is not fair that even though i live in the philly metro i can't watch my local sports teams.

      • William SharkazyWilliam Sharkazy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have considered switching to Direct TV because it is cheaper, however, Comcast holds all of the regional viewing rights to the Phillies, Flyers and 76ers so I would only be able to watch my favorite teams if they are on a national telecast.

      • Eric WeberEric Weber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Had Comcast, its was way overpriced for the service they provide. Switched to DirecTV, very satisfied but missing my local sports.

      • BillBill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used to have Comcast in Adams County, PA, I only got Comcast Mid-Atlantic. Comcast told me I was too far from Philly to get the Philly sports. Now I have direct TV in York (which is further east) The Pens and Flyers get blacked out if they are on the NHL Network, and I still only have Comcast Mid-Atlantic. Even if I bought the center ice package I would only get the other teams broadcast of flyers games; if they were playing the pens I assume it would be blacked out. There is no way to win in PA.

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