I changed my mind and restarted YTTV.After yet another bug with YTTV I said to heck with it and cancelled. But since they just billed me today for another month I am stuck with YTTV till March 24th.
Today I wanted to watch 'Mad Money' from my library and it gave me 'Shark Tank' instead. And strangely, at the bottom of the screen there was no position marker!
Sinclair also called their programming "some of the most popular and in-demand programming they carry." I find that claim to be dubious. Perhaps as a whole across all the RSNs and YES, but on a per channel basis, it seems very unlikely.A Sinclair rep is saying they had offered to lower the fees on the RSNs, as well as a short-term extension. Article.
It sounds fishy them saying they went into negotiations offering to charge less than they were currently charging, and YTTV said no. Unless YTTV simply wants to get out of offering RSNs altogether to bring down costs and never intended to renew.
Its my thinking If Sinclair could make any money on just streaming RSN they would have done it a long time ago. Sinclair is just trying to make MONEY off the people who don't watch RSN. Sinclair needs to learn something might be better than NOTHING.It is time for the RSNs to go streaming only. The viewership numbers just don't justify MVPDs paying to carry them.