hancox said:Agreed. I don't see NESN coming as an MPEG2 national channel, unless it's the occasional MLB EI feed that also gets sent to the Red Sox territory.
What still lights up the bogus light for me is that you would figure YES or SNY would come first, because there are already carraige agreements in place.
raoul5788 said:I could see it happening if it is in mpeg4. Then it could be spotbeamed on one of the Spaceway sats. After all, it is regional, so it makes sense that it would be spotbeamed.
lou_do said:It would have to be a national feed, as the RSNs are a Premium Sports package available for purchase by all viewers.
Also I think the sports packages (Center Ice, MLB, NBA, etc.) get their feeds from the local RSN feeds.
raoul5788 said:Not necessarily. The sd feed is national, but the hd feed doesn't have to be.
lou_do said:Currently, that is correct, but with the promised HD Nationals that may change. Sure hope so. I subscribe to Center Ice and those hockey games in HD are a big improvement over the SD broadcasts.
NESN is not partially owned by Comcast. NESN is owned by the New York Times, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.putterboy said:Probably wishfull thinking. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading somewhere that NESN is partially owned by Comcast. I know Comcast has Sox games in hd on INHD network. the feed coming from NESN. The cable guys are certainly not anxious to strike a deal with satellite providers. We can just wait and see.