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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mfrenzel wrote:

Would the AT&T represetnative who reviews this forum answer a question? Why in TEXAS of all places you not have the Comcast-Houston Network yet carry Comast-New England, Comcast-Chicago, Comcast-California and Comcast-Bay Area? C-mon Man!


Because like the other providers that don't have it, they aren't willing to pay the $3.00 per subscriber fee for this channel.  Blame the owner of the Rockets and the Lastros for losing what few fans they have.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Soooo how much did they pay for Comast-New England, Comcast-Chicago, Comcast-California and Comcast-Bay Area? C-mon Man!
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mfrenzel wrote:

Soooo how much did they pay for Comast-New England, Comcast-Chicago, Comcast-California and Comcast-Bay Area? C-mon Man!

You think I'm kidding. No other provider besides Comcast has this channel. Dish, Direct, TWC, Verizon. None of the major providers have agreed to the stupid cost of this channel.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Comcast is unethically trying to get Houston sports fans to choose them. I think it is borderline what they are doing. At the very least it's very unethical business practice.
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It's the same technique that other sports networks in other cities have used (and been successful with). However, the difference is that Comcast Sports Network Houston is not carrying the Yankees, the Patriots, the Red Sox, or the Cubs -- they're carrying the Astros. Not quite the same leverage. The funny part is that any 8-year old could have told you that, but apparently it's beyond the comprehension of the Comcast and Astros executives.

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SomeJoe7777 wrote:

It's the same technique that other sports networks in other cities have used (and been successful with). However, the difference is that Comcast Sports Network Houston is not carrying the Yankees, the Patriots, the Red Sox, or the Cubs -- they're carrying the Astros. Not quite the same leverage. The funny part is that any 8-year old could have told you that, but apparently it's beyond the comprehension of the Comcast and Astros executives.


Yep, the owner of the lastros doesn't understand that he is one of the biggest reasons for their teams poor home attendance and terrible tv ratings.  When you are only on on small area of  your MLB broadcast area.....

There are a few bright spots on that team, but unlike the "Billy Ball" of the A's, the owner of the Stro's is just plain cheap and management doesn't quite understand the concept of ROI.

 

The Cubs, for all their woes and terrible seasons are still one of the top draws in baseball, Houston, not so much.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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SomeJoe7777 wrote:

It's the same technique that other sports networks in other cities have used (and been successful with). However, the difference is that Comcast Sports Network Houston is not carrying the Yankees, the Patriots, the Red Sox, or the Cubs -- they're carrying the Astros. Not quite the same leverage. The funny part is that any 8-year old could have told you that, but apparently it's beyond the comprehension of the Comcast and Astros executives.


If this was 10 years ago they may have had that kind of power.

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Interesting article:

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2013/08/29/erroneous-story-claiming-houston-astros-most-profi...

 

This is more about the Astros as a business, analyzing their revenue and expenditures, but it contains a decent amount of analysis of Comcast SportsNet Houston.

 

For some background, there was a Forbes article 3 days ago that claimed that with the CSN Houston deal, the Astros were the most profitable baseball team in history.  This article completely refutes that ridiculous claim.

 

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