03-07-2014 10:16 AM
Sportsnet LA is a regional sports network. So if you live in the greater Los Angeles area you will be able to see it if and when Uverse sign a distribution deal. So if you live anywhere else in the rest of the country you will not be able to watch Dodgers game. The only thing you will get to watch is pre-game and post-game show as well as original programming that are Dodgers related. But no Dodgers game including spring training games. Remember should this network be added to Uverse listing, your wallet will be impacted. So it is in your best interest to not ask for this network. Instead Uverse customer should campaign for the ACC Network if and when ESPN and the ACC Conference decide to launch this network. This network will be a national sports network and not a regional sports network. So beware what you wish for.
03-07-2014 10:35 AM
Your logic makes little sense. Instead of AT&T adding an RSN that will serve the LA area (and only affect the remaining U-Verse subscribers who get the sports package) is to add a nationwide network that mainly serves the Eastern part of the country.
03-07-2014 11:02 AM
While I agree in parts with both of you, I personally feel that these teams that strike their own network deals are the ones to complain to. I'm sure most are familiar with the Houston Rockets/Astros debacle. Granted the Dodgers are a much more entertaining team to watch, but it will still be blacked out if you are not in the Dodgers footprint during live and some rebroadcasts. College networks are different as those games are not blacked out.
03-08-2014 5:08 AM
Remember should this network be added to Uverse listing, your wallet will be impacted
At the same time, the wallets of those in SoCal are being impacted by the existence of regional sports networks all over the country.
I'd be upset if they campaigned for Uverse not to carry FSMidwest so I can watch the Cardinals, so I'm not going to begrudge them the sports network that carries their team.
03-08-2014 6:59 AM
The thing is, every cable channel is a niche channel. Even if you have no interest in a particular channel, doesn't mean that adding that channel wouldn't have immense value for another U-verse subscriber.