you would think Sinclair would need viewers for their channelsLooks like Dish isn't the only provider who has problems with Sinclair's renegotiations for Fox RSNs -- see YouTube TV is absolutely screwed – here's why | Trusted Reviews
Less revenue then owners and players will just have to learn how to live on a few million instead of hundreds of millions.The very last thing the RSNs want is to have to how much it actually costs to get them. We see the $6 or so a month as an RSN fee, but that is the price if nearly everyone on the provider is paying for it.
Given that the RSNs are really only viewed by a minority of viewers, the per actual viewer price would be substantially higher. The RSN owners know that is not a viable solution to their financial issues.
For instance, I read an article a bit ago that claimed that only about 10% of viewers on Comcast actually watched the RSNs. Yet nearly all Comcast customers paid about $6/month in RSN fees. Doing some math with the numbers provided in the article showed that the actual cost to that small percentage of customers would be about $60/month. I’m not claiming that is accurate, just using the article’s numbers.
Yep, I think it is going to be painful for everyone involved. The club owners and players are most likely going to find that at home/mobile viewers are not quite as willing to pay the current actual cost. The viewers will be ticked off and post everywhere about how it all sucks.Less revenue then owners and players will just have to learn how to live on a few million instead of hundreds of millions.
Youtube TV has a temporary agreement to keep the Fox RSNs on the air until they can reach an agreement. They tweeted about it earlier tonight.
There is a temporary agreement. There's nothing that says "until they reach an agreement."
How temporary is the question, but its not into perpetuity.