Cable subscribers comprising two thirds of the market are in the same boat.
There’s a money dispute with the new Dodger network. New owners paid lots for the team and broadcast rights. Now they have to recoup.
They probably paid too much. They want me to make it better.
Friday night’s game was on MLB Network. It was blacked out for us even though it wasn’t played locally and there was no other way to see it. That’s a slimeball move.
Once again viewers are caught in the crossfire.
The Weather Channel’s off DirecTV. Some markets have temporarily lost their local network affiliates. It’s a mess.
Lots of people pay for ESPN every month though they have no interest in sports. You’ve got to take the package. Got to!
I can watch some channels and shows on my tablet, but I’m not allowed to plug the table into my TV. One cable! The rights owners say no.
From where I sit the only parties not represented are us, the viewers.
The technology exists for all of us to watch what we want when we want it and on whatever platform we choose. It’s fair to say we want what technology could easily bring today. Why aren’t we getting it?
Established businesses will suffer, but that’s always a risk of business. We are entitled to benefit from technological advances. Instead, deals made out of our sight restrict our access. How are these in the public interest?
There will be an upheaval in what used to be called television. The legacy operators are fighting it, but how long can they prevail?