Re: Hello, NESN
posted at 9/26/2011 12:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Hello, NESN
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hello, NESN : There is no doubt they COULD have done it. I'm not sure about what they could or could not have done about the existing camera crew that was there. I have no idea how much money it would cost them to use their feed. But I'm sure that they felt that it wasn't profitable enough to them. 98.5 The Sports Hub has been doing a pretty good job broadcasting the pre-season games on the radio. But I don't believe that even they did the games this weekend (I was away this weekend and didn't get to listen even if they did...so if they did I apologize). But I'm sure it's for the same reason.
Posted by jalvis[/QUOTE]
Profitable? When you're in a virtual monopoly profitable has a different meaning.
They planted Brick and whatsisname in a studio on Watertown for those first two away games in Europe last year.
Profitable like feeding students at college dining halls, you're "profitable" by giving less because your profits are there because it's not as if you're going to get new customers for that one meal.
And that's what the deal is, cable subscribers either buy the package or they don't and then you either eat what's on the menu or you go hungry.
I know 2 things 100% for sure.
1) All of these preseason games, rookie games included were being broadcast somewhere, I managed to get at least pieces of each streaming video.
2) There was no option for me to watch any of those games on my tv.
3) re: profit margin - there are about 20 public service stations on my Verizon lineup from h.s. football to what's on the lunch menu at the elementary schools to town meetings. What can the profit margin on those possibly be? They don't even have advertising on those.
Are you old enough to remember AT&T in the old days?
It's *almost* like that now with cable tv.
You don't have an option to buy the services you want, it's just not there. Look at what you can get for phone service now, the consumer has real options.
I can get a polo match in South Africa streaming on my computer, there's no one who will put that on cable tv.
O - and it's the same company that provides my internet, cable and phone - so why don't I get the option to watch the internet on my tv?
Yes, you can have a dual monitor on your computer and watch it that way, but the picture is horrible.
I'm being scammed and you are, too.