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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NO CARDINALS GAME

What a better place than St. Louis to air the Cardinals game.  Everybody I know would have watched.

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I'm wondering too....it says on their MLB.com schedule and Yahoo Sports that it's supposed to be aired on Fox Sports Midwest.........I am NOT a happy camper!!

 

-Rhonda

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I love everything about AT&T U-verse except for the fact the black out certain STL Cardinal games.  They are the World Champs.  I am to a point where I am considering going back to Charter (even though they suck) since they show all games.  Come on AT&T work out whatever the issues are and provide the best service to your customers.  I don't want to watch Poker, UFC reports, or any other filler programs.

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My husband is furious that AT&T chose not to carry the Cardinal games.  He wants to move to Charter also.  He said he wouldn't even mind paying a little something extra to be able to view the games.  AT&T, I think you blew it with all the Cardinal fans.

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As an update, I just checked the FSMW site and there  is the SAME notice as we had last year....MOST providers picked up the 20 extra games offered BUT ATT DID NOT.  COME ON!!! THis is ridiculous. I called NUMEROUS times last year to complain and got NADA.  Why can the other providers pony up and ATT doesn't??? Especially when my bill can go up for NO MORE SERVICE???? AND if we had this issue last year, you had a whole year to make a deal, offer the extra 20 games to us for a small fee or raise the price a bit to offer them.  I am SERIOUSLY thinkign of going with another provider considering I am paying $200 a month for limited home phone, mid-speed internet and a 200 package with no premiums.  I'd think that is PLENTY of money for ATT to offer us these measly 20 games. 

 

A VERY unhappy customer,

-Rhonda {personal content removed for safety}

St. Louis, MO

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If at&t doesn't start carrying the cardinal games soon, I will be more than happy to find some other company that will!

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Cardinal Blackout

Hey is anyone at ATT listening ? Or are we just shouting down a well. I was never told that the games would be blacked out when I signed up last month.. Let the buyer beware, I guess. Anyhow, someone has to fix this! Maybe BBB should get inundated with complaints about deceptive practices by ATT salespeople who don't level with the customers.

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I will be canceling att uverse very soon.  I can't watch the Cardinals game tonight and couldn't last night either!!  BULL I will be getting Charter very soon.

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absolutely GD unbelievable - i just had Uverse installed at the new townhouse about a month ago and was told SPECIFICALLY by the rep doing the phone work that no Cardinals games would be blacked out in St. Louis

 

i asked the question because i was concerned about ATT being based in Atlanta and how that would play out with a team in another market

 

basically, I was directly lied to - the kicker is, the game tonight in Cincinnati would be carried as a regional game in st louis on the MLB Network ... except that they don't want to step on the toes of FSN Midwest and carry the game in their market!

 

I will be switching back to Charter asap

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well I guess we are on the first att blackout of cardinal games 4-10-12.

Have been on hold with att for 12 1/2 minutes...this is crazy

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I live in St.Louis, Mo. I just tried to tune in to watch our World Champion Cardinals play the Reds in Cincinati only to find the game is blacked out. Got chatted up by a service rep just to find out that there are a total of 20 games blacked out this season. All of the other tv service providers are broadcasting the game but ATT............NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This sucks and I am seriously considering going back to satelite. ATT, for all of their size and power just didn't want to cough up the $. They went on the cheap at the expense of the fans.

 

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the reps dont know crap about this situation, I was told the same thing last year, and then was told it would be fixed this year for sure...not sure what I'm going to do next

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cardjon wrote:

Hey is anyone at ATT listening ? Or are we just shouting down a well. I was never told that the games would be blacked out when I signed up last month.. Let the buyer beware, I guess. Anyhow, someone has to fix this! Maybe BBB should get inundated with complaints about deceptive practices by ATT salespeople who don't level with the customers.


Complaining on here, while it may make you feel better isn't going to get a response from AT&T.  BBB has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether a provider AT&T can be held hostage by a network FSMW.  Except for the breach of contract by FSMW.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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craig2914 wrote:

absolutely GD unbelievable - i just had Uverse installed at the new townhouse about a month ago and was told SPECIFICALLY by the rep doing the phone work that no Cardinals games would be blacked out in St. Louis

 

i asked the question because i was concerned about ATT being based in Atlanta and how that would play out with a team in another market

 

basically, I was directly lied to - the kicker is, the game tonight in Cincinnati would be carried as a regional game in st louis on the MLB Network ... except that they don't want to step on the toes of FSN Midwest and carry the game in their market!

 

I will be switching back to Charter asap


AT&T is based out of Dallas, not Atlanta.  As long as contract is in place AT&T shows all the games that are on a network, EXCEPT for FSMW which decided in the middle of a valid contract to want more money.  AT&T politely told them to pack sand. 

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

U-Verse is playing with fire in blacking out Cardinal games in Cardinal Nation. We are legion. This is the quickest and surest way to lose customers in the vastness that is Cardinal Nation.

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