Fox Sports Midwest - Cardinals Blackout 2012

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Fox Sports Midwest - Cardinals Blackout 2012

Have the issues that led to 20 Cardinals games being blacked out last season been resolved?

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stlkg wrote:

Another year of missing key games (cards, brewers) through August. I am not sticking around for another year of it!

 

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/dan-caesar/cardinals-games-blacked-out-on-at-t-u-verse/articl... 


Obviously you did not bother to read my post above yours where I posted the link to Dan Caesar's column.

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Hopefully, those who consider receiving those 20 games as a "must have" will go ahead and change to another provider instead of continuing to post about their unhappiness here on the forum.

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texasguy37 wrote:

Hopefully, those who consider receiving those 20 games as a "must have" will go ahead and change to another provider instead of continuing to post about their unhappiness here on the forum.


Sounds like someone is still a little bitter about the WS.  I'm not sure how y'all do it down in Texas, but we take our baseball pretty seriously up here in Missoura.

 

Seriously though, aren't forums like this meant to provide feedback. Hopefully someone from AT&T is listening to this and they make a change. All other service providers have made the deal with FSM for the 20 games. Watching those games is important to me and I'm sure it is for others. It was very frustrating last year when I was forced to follow online. I've been happy with U-Verse, however, I would strongly consider switching to Charter or DirectTV if this isn't resolved.

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BMaySTL wrote:

 

Sounds like someone is still a little bitter about the WS.  I'm not sure how y'all do it down in Texas, but we take our baseball pretty seriously up here in Missoura.

 

Seriously though, aren't forums like this meant to provide feedback. Hopefully someone from AT&T is listening to this and they make a change. All other service providers have made the deal with FSM for the 20 games. Watching those games is important to me and I'm sure it is for others. It was very frustrating last year when I was forced to follow online. I've been happy with U-Verse, however, I would strongly consider switching to Charter or DirectTV if this isn't resolved.


I see you are new to the forum, so let me catch you up on a couple of things.  First, U-verse did not reach an agreement last year with FSM to carry the additional 20 Cardinal games despite continual postings on this forum from some unhappy Cardinal fans.  This year it will be different for what reason?

 

Second, yes, the forum is for feedback; however, when the same users continue to the post the same comments expressing their unhappiness, it's becomes useless.

 

I will repeat my earlier comment.  If those 20 games are considered "must haves" for you, change to another provider who carries those games.  Continuing to post messages on this forum expressing your unhappiness will not be productive.

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BMaySTL wrote:

texasguy37 wrote:

Hopefully, those who consider receiving those 20 games as a "must have" will go ahead and change to another provider instead of continuing to post about their unhappiness here on the forum.


Sounds like someone is still a little bitter about the WS.  I'm not sure how y'all do it down in Texas, but we take our baseball pretty seriously up here in Missoura.

 

Seriously though, aren't forums like this meant to provide feedback. Hopefully someone from AT&T is listening to this and they make a change. All other service providers have made the deal with FSM for the 20 games. Watching those games is important to me and I'm sure it is for others. It was very frustrating last year when I was forced to follow online. I've been happy with U-Verse, however, I would strongly consider switching to Charter or DirectTV if this isn't resolved.


Let me put it to you like this, if you signed a contract with a company for services and then in the middle of the contract the company decided it wanted more money, would you pay?  This is basically what FSMW is doing.  They already have a legal and binding contract in place and because the local station decided to drop those games FSMW wants more money to air them.  It's called being held hostage and shouldn't be tolerated. If more providers would say no to the broadcast companies then rates wouldn't continue to go up.  Sure Comcast had no issue paying the extra, why, because they just raised everyones rates for the 2nd or 3rd time in a year.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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You don't understand why we're unhappy? You think we complain
about the blackouts too much.What about the people still talking
about the Hallmark channel?
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costanza wrote:
You don't understand why we're unhappy? You think we complain
about the blackouts too much.What about the people still talking
about the Hallmark channel?

I don't think anyone has said that they don't understand why you would be unhappy or that you should not be unhappy. The point is that if you are unhappy, take some action.  If it is important to you to have access to the additional 20 games, change to a provider who will carry them.  Continuing to post about your unhappiness on this forum is not productive, and as you can see from last year, it will not change AT&T's position on this matter. AT&T continues to take the stance that they should not have to pay an additional fee to FSM to broadcast those games.  Their position has not changed since last year.

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If you look on Fox Sports Midwest site, it states that they have made available all Cardinal broadcasts except for the ones being televised on ESPN and Fox.  They also give the list of the few cable companies that have "elected" not to show the ST Louis Cardinal games. So if you look at their website and choose to believe FSM, it is AT & T that is being hard-nosed in this whole situation.

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hma wrote:

If you look on Fox Sports Midwest site, it states that they have made available all Cardinal broadcasts except for the ones being televised on ESPN and Fox.  They also give the list of the few cable companies that have "elected" not to show the ST Louis Cardinal games. So if you look at their website and choose to believe FSM, it is AT & T that is being hard-nosed in this whole situation.


That's FSMW putting their spin on the situation.  What FSMW has done is elect not to honor a valid carriage agreement contract.  AT&T has elected to call them on it and not pay the ransom money.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Cardinals FSM Blackout

What a rip. We were particularly interested in Cardinals Games on FSM when we signed up. Now we find that 20 Games are blacked out.2012.. I don't think well be  staying long with this kind of quality service.   Charter never failed in delivering FSM. We also get periodic blackouts on St louis channel 5We pay good money for service and we expect it.

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I'm gonna have to switch to another provider.  Everyone has settled with FSM except Uverse.

 

http://stlcardinals.scout.com/2/1161345.html

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They did this crap last year.  It's bull that they are again blacking out 20 games this year.  I hope my contract is up, my husband is screaming for change.  I don't want to go back to charter buat I might have to!!!!!!!!!!

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I really believed that AT&T would get the message from all the st Louis fans last year that this year they would resolve the issue. Considering the number of fees we pay for Uverse, offering a 20 game fee adjustment for those who want it (Cardinals fans) should have bee made an option. Instead I face changing my Uverse to another carrier because my husband is furious. As a longtime AT&T customer, it's time for AT&T to LISTEN. Make the opportunity available by market!!
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It really is time for ATT to resolve this problem.  All other providers in the area carry all the games.  Please ATT give us the service we deserve!

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st.louis cardinal games blacked out

excuse me for complaining,but Im a new customer and was not told anything about cardinals broadcast not being shown because of a dispute with FOX. not my problem , this is the 21st century and I havent missed a game in years until i signed up with u-verse ,fixit or Im cancelling.Its also my understanding,tomorrows game is also blackedout,THIS SUCKS! 04/09/2012

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