And, Mr. David Cohen, please stop with the apples to oranges comparison to the Sunday Ticket Package and Comcast you've been mentioning for several years now. That's between you and the NFL and has NOTHING to do with keeping CSN-Philly from sports fans in the market who decided to have satellite delivery into their home either because they can't get Comcast to wire their location, or they know that DTV has a better package for sports fans who happen to live in Philly. Should it matter how I pay you Comcast for your content because I want a different delivery mechanism into my home?
Cohen keeps bringing up the Sunday Ticket. A couplr of years ago, the Sunday Ticket was up for renewal. DirecTv paid lots of money to keep it exclusive. Comcast had the option to pay the NFL as well. Comcast chose not to show the money to the NFL. Had Comcast paid money for the Sunday Ticket, it might not have been exclusive to DirecTv any more.
This almost happend with MLB until Congress got involved. DirecTv was willing to pay more money to bring the MLB package exclusive. And with the MLB package on DirecTv as opposed to the Comcast one, I can watch ALL the Red Sox games on NESN in HD. If I had this package through Comcast, I could watch the home feed of a game only in SD. I could not choose between NESN or YES to watch a Red Sox - Yankees game whether the game is in Boston or New York on Comcast like I can on DirecTv.