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Postby Winning Unlimited » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:10 am

Sadly, I won't be getting any for a while.

Dish blacks out the next three games!!

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Re: Dry Spell

Postby Nyghtewynd » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:12 am

If the St. Louis Blues think that they can simultaneously claim no responsibility for the current TV situation and continue to pimp Dish at games AND AT THE SAME TIME expect more people to follow their product, they are deluded. I can easily say that I care a lot less about game results this season in part because I can't rely on them being on TV. Instead of upping my season tickets, I'm actually thinking about cutting my package down for next year. Congrats, Blues.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby WaukeeBlues » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:40 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks' resurgence in popularity (albeit bandwagon in the extreme) should put to rest any moronic notion that putting games on TV actually takes away from game attendance/ interest in the team for all time.

Not that that hasn't been proven before.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby DaDitka » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:01 pm

It's simple business and totally separate from anything else.

This has NOTHING to do with the Blues organization. They already sold the rights to FSM, FSM simply wants Dish to pay the same extra money that Direct and the cable companies already paid.

That’s like blaming the Blues because I can’t see their games on Verse.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby Nyghtewynd » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:07 pm

Nope. They can believe that it doesn't have anything to do with them. But every time I go to a game and see Dish Network advertising everywhere, I wonder why I'm paying for an organization that's willing to advertise a network that refuses to air their games. Then again, I'm not missing said games as much as I used to miss them, so I guess they'll see how that goes.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby Storm13 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:01 pm

DaDitka wrote:It's simple business and totally separate from anything else.

This has NOTHING to do with the Blues organization. They already sold the rights to FSM, FSM simply wants Dish to pay the same extra money that Direct and the cable companies already paid.

That’s like blaming the Blues because I can’t see their games on Verse.


Wrong.

The Blues contracted with FSM to broadcast 70whatever games this season. Not 70whatever games if you can restructure your own contract and 40something if you don't. The Blues sold their games with either the implied or explicit agreement that FSM would broadcast them over ALL of their current contracted providers. By not forcing FSM to stand up to the original intention of the contract, they are directly involved in not getting their own games out to their fans.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby kodos » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:29 pm

Dish network is just being merciful.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby WaukeeBlues » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:05 pm

kodos wrote:Dish network is just being merciful.


This.
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Re: Dry Spell

Postby DaDitka » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:53 pm

Storm13 wrote:
DaDitka wrote:It's simple business and totally separate from anything else.

This has NOTHING to do with the Blues organization. They already sold the rights to FSM, FSM simply wants Dish to pay the same extra money that Direct and the cable companies already paid.

That’s like blaming the Blues because I can’t see their games on Verse.


Wrong.

The Blues contracted with FSM to broadcast 70whatever games this season. Not 70whatever games if you can restructure your own contract and 40something if you don't. The Blues sold their games with either the implied or explicit agreement that FSM would broadcast them over ALL of their current contracted providers. By not forcing FSM to stand up to the original intention of the contract, they are directly involved in not getting their own games out to their fans.


They already struck their deal with Dish. The only repercussions they have is to change the terms on next year’s deal.

These terms and this situation were posted in the paper and on STL.com already this year.
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