Originally Posted by jones07
If true this is REAL BAD news for comcast
Depends on what your definition of "Bad News" is.
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is owned by Comcast. Who benefits from larger distribution of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia?
Comcast "sells" the channel to other distributors today (RCN, Verizon Fios) that compete with Comcast cable.
If there could be additional distribution of CSN on satellite providers, Comcast SportsNet could also get more money from additional providers AND more money from national and local advertisers. Plus as a bonus, satellite customers may even see more Comcast ads on CSN.
So there could be additional "per-subscriber" dollars coming in from satellite providers every month and there could be additional ad dollars coming in. That may not be enough to cover any gross subscriber loss in the Philly area but I am sure someone at Comcast already has the spreadsheets completed.
So, I would call it "mixed news" for Comcast, if this all comes to fruition. I imagine that there will be additional reviews before CSN Philly is available on a satellite service.
BTW, the landline distribution of this Philly-area sports network was implemented pre-Comcast ownership.