Sinclair/AT&T sign their deal...includes RSNs and Marquee

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SamCdbs

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Interesting to see them use the generic phrase “21 RSN brands” rather than Fox Sports Net, or release whatever they are going to call it in the future.

With basketball and hockey starting, and “Fox Sports wherever” still being used, assume they will change the name in March?
 
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Funny how all of the SINCLAIR Stations run under (SUBSIDIARY in name only) DEERFIELD Media are NOT included, BOOO.
 
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Funny how all of the SINCLAIR Stations run under (SUBSIDIARY in name only) DEERFIELD Media are NOT included, BOOO.

If they included those in the negotiations they would lose their ability to claim they are under separate ownership.
 
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I think this clearly shows that one DBS provider values the RSNs, while the other doesn't. I realize sports is not everyone's cup of tea, but it is a major factor for me. Yes, I may pay extra for that privilege and I am willing to do so.

I think one of the big gets with this deal is the Marquee network. To have that deal squared away before next baseball season begins is huge since the Cubs are a national brand thanks to their games being on WGN in the superstation era. Of course, MLB Extra Innings will be needed for out of market games.

Keeping the RSNs through the NBA and NHL seasons uninterrupted is key for sports fans. The only missing link currently is Altitude, but none of the big three have that channel, yet.
 
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D* has to have them for the all the sports bars.

Now if they could just get the Dodgers and The PAC 12 Network.

I wonder if they’ll change the name to either Sinclair Sports Networks or Marquee Sports Networks?
 
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Marquee Sports Networks is the cubs name
 
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I would bet they will eventually change the name of the Fox Sports RSNs to Marquee Sports Network. The Cubs channel will be Marquee Sports Network Chicago, and so on.
 
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I think they will use Marque only for the Cubs channel and the rest will be Diamond Sports. Sinclair registered that trademark, they don’t like to put their own name on things, and it is a pretty good name.
 
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Wait till Directv is sold. AT&T will be the owners of a lot of the programming on the system. There will be outages and programming disputes left and right! It was a big mistake letting them buy Time Warner's media assets. We are going to pay the price if they sell Directv. Watch what I tell you.
 
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Wait till Directv is sold. AT&T will be the owners of a lot of the programming on the system. There will be outages and programming disputes left and right! It was a big mistake letting them buy Time Warner's media assets. We are going to pay the price if they sell Directv. Watch what I tell you.
You mean there isn't enough programming disputes already ?

Fwiw,
At least ATT is trying to lower the cost of those channels demanding high dollar for some channels that don't support the cost ... many of these negotiations are getting stalled as the network is asking them to pay for channels that are not even a channel yet. Thats ridiculous.

Btw, there are programming disputes EVERYWHERE, not just ATT ... look around, they are affecting everyone, just depends on when the contract is up.
 
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I dont know who owns our local Fox station, but its been off since May, which was no problem till today when i upgraded to 4k mini genie in my room, and the LCC doesn’t work with the mini’s...just great. I had the HR54 moved to the spare bedroom.


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I dont know who owns our local Fox station, but its been off since May, which was no problem till today when i upgraded to 4k mini genie in my room, and the LCC doesn’t work with the mini’s...just great. I had the HR54 moved to the spare bedroom.


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Put the LCC on the HR54 ...
 
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I done have antenna cable ran in that room yet, and even then, would the local OTA show up on the mini in my room?


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There is No Ant input on the client at least the C-61k ... therefore I would say, the OTA channels will show up on the client once they are on the HR54.
At least thats the way my set up is.
 
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I dont know who owns our local Fox station, but its been off since May, which was no problem till today when i upgraded to 4k mini genie in my room, and the LCC doesn’t work with the mini’s...just great. I had the HR54 moved to the spare bedroom.


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Go to the bottom of their website and it should tell you or go to the About Us. Or you could look it up on Wikipedia.:D
 
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