INHD Dead issue?? (1 Viewer)

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FlyingJ

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Looks like INHD has a lot of MLB games on their schedule this year. I don't know the backround facts of this one. Is there some reason that D* can't get INHD. Is this one of those cable vs SAT fights?
 

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I think it has to do with the way INHD wants to charge DirecTV for the channels. INHD, which is owned by a number of cable companies, if I remember correctly, is charging per digital customer. On cable systems the HD customers are a digital customer. INHD is not charging cable companies for customers who don't have the digital package. On DirecTV 100% of the customers are digital, even though only a small percentage are HD subscribers, so it costs DirecTV a lot more to offer INHD. I believe DirecTV is in the courts now to get this changed so they are only charged for the actual number of HD subscribers and not every subscriber.
 

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I believe VOOM DBS also took the INHD matter to the FCC prior to their going out of business. It's a shame the rules regarding cable TV carriage (especially when it comes to regional sports channels) have not been updated to prevent these ongoing shenanigans.
 

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