RSNs on Dish

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  1. zippyfrog

    zippyfrog Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    Agreed. I thought a while ago it was a mistake, but Dish has not changed it. The change came in October during the second half of college football season, but if it were a mistake, Dish would have fixed it by now.
     
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    Somewhat off topic, but when the FOX Sports RSNs get bought by Disney, I'm willing to bet that either they become regional ESPN branded outlets or Disney brings back the ABC Sports brand.
     
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    I thought Disney already owns them now and they have to sell them off before June?
     
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    Correct, Disney has agreed to sell the Fox RSNs, some rumors say Sinclair might be the buyer. That should be ummmmmmm interesting.
     
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    Yeah, and that's why I doubt Disney will rebrand them as ESPN or ABC Sports because whoever the new buyer/owner is will be rebranding them in June
     
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    Correct. The final bids by Sinclair, MLB, Liberty, and a couple of others are due on April 15, and from my understanding, those are the binding bids. So whomever Disney chooses from those that bid that day will get the RSN's. It would be fascinating if MLB bought the RSN's considering there are NHL and NBA games on the RSNs as well. If Sinclair bought them, you know that they would try to tie in the new Cubs RSN to any new deals Dish signs. But at the same time we know the disputes Dish has had with Sinclair over the years.
     
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    My price lock ends tomorrow, live sports are 90% the reason I still stick with satellite. Definitely waiting until this sorts itself out before starting any new contracts with dish, and if I have to, go back to Comcast. Between AT&T and Comcast, Comcast is barely the lesser of two evils. Whoever is in charge over at AT&T, seems to be full throttling that ship straight into a mountain of jagged rocks.
     
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    Very interesting if MLB itself buys the RSN's. Curiouser and curiouser!
     
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    I’m in Western NY. No MSG, Yes or SNY. My regionals are ATT-PIT (ROOT), ATT-Rocky Mtn and Fox Sports Ohio (Cleveland). No hockey on any of them because we are in the Sabres DMA, no NBA but we do get the Pirates, Indians and Rockies.

    Great for baseball (not a Yankees or Mets fan) but not much else.
     

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