COMCAST SPORTS NET HOUSTON

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COMCAST SPORTS NET HOUSTON

I HAVE A QUESTION, I ASKED THIS BEFORE LAST YEAR AND NOTHING WAS SAID, SO I WAITED,,, ON OCTOBER 1ST 2012 WHICH IS ON MONDAY,, COMCAST SPORTS NET HOUSTON WILL START.. MOVING THE ROCKETS AND ASTROS TO THE NETWORK..... DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ATT UVERSE WILL GET THAT CHANNEL AND WEHAT CHANNEL WILL IT BE ON

 

THANK YOU

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ACE - Professor

Re: Is AT&T going to pick up the Comcast Sports Network

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ken09211 wrote:

I got the Rockets and Astros last year.  Now they are gone.  What's up AT&T?


Comcast SportsNet Houston now carries the Astros and the Rockets. No major provider carries that channel. CSN Houston is available regionally on Comcast, Coastal Link, En-Touch, Phonoscope, and Consolidated Communications.

 

You will not find it on AT&T U-Verse, Dish Network, or Direct-TV.

 

You should be asking what's up Houston Rockets and Astros?

 

From Wikipedia concerning carriage agreements:

 

The Houston Astros, who are part owners of Comcast SportsNet Houston along with the Houston Rockets and NBC, nixed an 11th-hour deal with DirecTV that could have put CSN Houston on the provider and delivered Rockets games to its subscribers at the beginning of the Rockets season.[10] It is believed that such a deal, had it been completed with DirecTV, would have almost certainly led to similar deals with U-verse and Dish Network. Astros team president George Postolos, who held the same position with the Rockets until 2006, was one of the first to trumpet the idea of a joint network between the Rockets and the Astros in the late 1990s when he was still with the Rockets. Now, as the head of the Astros, he could be the person preventing his former team and employer from airing their games to the majority of Houstonians, which has been an embarrassment to the Rockets, particularly with the All Star game being played in Houston this year.

DirecTV has failed to reach a carriage agreement as of yet, despite a new deal with NBC Universal for its other cable channels. [11] CSN Houston is also trying to gain carriage deals with Suddenlink Communications (for the Victoria, Lufkin-Nacogdoches, and Bryan-College Station markets)[12] and Time Warner, but have failed to do so. So far, fans have missed 42 Rockets games and counting. more than half of the NBA season.[13] To date, no major providers (besides Comcast) carry the network. [11]

Ratings have been competitive based on the total number of households with the channel, but overall have suffered due to the lack of availability in the Houston DMA. Through 15 games, Rockets games are averaging about a 0.95 Nielsen rating, which equals about 21,050 households. That’s down from a 1.45 rating for the first 15 games on Fox Sports Houston, which was available on most providers in its market. CSN Houston President and GM Matt Hutchings had this to say; "I get it that everybody wants the channel. We want them to have it. We just have to find that right deal." [14] The current obstacle however to providing coverage on other providers is that CSN Houston, Rockets, and Astros signed a 10-year-deal with Comcast for exclusivity, with an opt-out date unknown to the public.[15]

In total, only about 40% of Houston viewers have CSN Houston available to them, with residents of Pearland, Texas unable to obtain the channel due a local public access channel in channel space conflict with CSN Houston.


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Re: Comcast Sportsnet Houston

No kidding, price is always the issue. If it was free we would already have it.

 

 

I'm aware that comcast owns NBC but the NBC channel is not called COMCAST NBC. See  what i'm getting at? 

It's a 24/7 advertisement for the competitor.

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UVerse Access to CSN Houston

Regarding CSN Houston- Exactly how much more is CSN Houston demanding from UVerse as compared to what UVerse was spending with Fox Sports Network.  Then we know whether to fight for or against UVerse

 

By the way, this site would not let me choose from the list of UVerse Community Support.  Any ideas?

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Re: UVerse Access to CSN Houston


tardcj wrote:

Regarding CSN Houston- Exactly how much more is CSN Houston demanding from UVerse as compared to what UVerse was spending with Fox Sports Network.  Then we know whether to fight for or against UVerse

 

By the way, this site would not let me choose from the list of UVerse Community Support.  Any ideas?


None of us on this forum can give you an answer. We are subscribers to U-Verse just like you. This is a peer-to-peer forum for subscribers. There may be people from AT&T who check the forum once in a while, but they would never reveal financial figures regarding negotiations between AT&T and the channel or group of channels involved.


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Re: UVerse Access to CSN Houston


tardcj wrote:

Regarding CSN Houston- Exactly how much more is CSN Houston demanding from UVerse as compared to what UVerse was spending with Fox Sports Network.  Then we know whether to fight for or against UVerse

 

By the way, this site would not let me choose from the list of UVerse Community Support.  Any ideas?


Apparently quite a bit since none of the major providers (Dish, Direct, Verizon, Time Warner, Charter) have picked up the channel.

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Preposterous. The Houston Astros have been the last place team in Major League Baseball for the past 2 years, haven't been playoff contenders for years before that, and currently are last in payroll of all MLB teams. This is their first year in the American League as well, so they will be playing many teams unfamiliar to them. They have no superstars and only minimal talent to draw on due to a gutted farm system.

Their record this year is certain to be in last place again. On top of that, the large number of divisional games they played in previous years were in the Central time zone, resulting in games starting at 7:00 Houston time. Now that they're in the AL West division, most divisional games will be against west coast teams, giving many games a 9:00 Houston start time, thus many fewer viewers.

The CSN Houston president is without a doubt the most delusional man in the entire universe if he thinks that providers should pay $3.40 per subscriber per month for this channel. And this is a universe that includes Glenn Beck.

News flash, very few people in Houston care at all whether they get this channel or not. I know plenty of people who have U-Verse, DirecTV, Dish Network, private providers like Entouch cable, etc. who are not carrying CSN Houston. Hardly anyone is broken up about it at all. Of the few who are disappointed that they can't watch the Rockets or Astros, NONE of them are switching providers to Comcast to remedy the situation. A few have told me they're going to get a Roku and subscribe to MLB.TV, or maybe they'll listen on the radio. Forget it CSN Houston, you botched this worse than New Coke.
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A few have told me they're going to get a Roku and subscribe to MLB.TV, or maybe they'll listen on the radio. Forget it CSN Houston, you botched this worse than New Coke.

 

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't MLB TV blackout your home team? 

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They do black out the local games when live, but they're available as an archived game about 90 minutes after the game is over. Useful for early games or weekend games, or if you just want to stay up late.

I'm not saying it's right, but I also have heard that some people get a relative or friend elsewhere in the country to subscribe on their behalf so that the billing zip code is not where their local team plays.

 

 

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SomeJoe7777 wrote:

They do black out the local games when live, but they're available as an archived game about 90 minutes after the game is over. Useful for early games or weekend games, or if you just want to stay up late.

I'm not saying it's right, but I also have heard that some people get a relative or friend elsewhere in the country to subscribe on their behalf so that the billing zip code is not where their local team plays.

 

 


Billing zip code means zilch, they blackout according to IP location.

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bill4002 wrote:

Billing zip code means zilch, they blackout according to IP location.


 

They definitely do that on MLB.com, but I'm not positive about MLB.TV.

 

Of course, if they do, that's nothing that a VPN can't fix. Smiley Wink

 

 

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I'm a Rangers fan and while I congratulate the Astros for their opening day win against my team, the Astros fans should really be ashamed of themselves. I know your team hasn't been the best, but seriously, there are more Ranger fans in the stadium tonight than their are Astros fans.  Maybe that greedy SOB owner and the owner of the Rockets will realize that by not having your team available on TV is really not helping your cause any. 

 

At least you should be able to watch the Astro's on Fox Sports when they are playing the Rangers.

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The banner read: "DirecTV, AT&T and Dish dropped your Houston teams…But your bill is the same.” The message was underlined by the Web address, IwantCSN Houston.com...

 

Really, the providers didn't "drop" the teams, in fact the channel is still there, the GREEDY owners of the Rockets and Astros are the ones to blame.  I'm sorry, I feel sorry for the Astros fans, they have the lowest payroll in MLB, the 8th highest ticket price, the most expensive RSN fees and the worst team in baseball. To say they are MLB is stretching it.  

 

Fans of those teams should be pounding on the owners doors demanding they lower their asking price for the channel especially since he has no intention of fielding a competitive team.

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ACE - Professor

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oufanindallas wrote:

The banner read: "DirecTV, AT&T and Dish dropped your Houston teams…But your bill is the same.” The message was underlined by the Web address, IwantCSN Houston.com...

 

Really, the providers didn't "drop" the teams, in fact the channel is still there, the GREEDY owners of the Rockets and Astros are the ones to blame.  I'm sorry, I feel sorry for the Astros fans, they have the lowest payroll in MLB, the 8th highest ticket price, the most expensive RSN fees and the worst team in baseball. To say they are MLB is stretching it.  

 

Fans of those teams should be pounding on the owners doors demanding they lower their asking price for the channel especially since he has no intention of fielding a competitive team.


Doesn't help that the old owner did everything he could to make the team as worthless as possible while trying to sell the team. Jim Crane has only had the team for a little over a year so you can't really blame him for the fact that the team he purchased was a glorified farm league for the Yankees.

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