Originally Posted by WA LSU FAN
CSNW is available on FIOS, only in SD, but it is on here in the Seattle area. Comcast does not show CSNW in HD here in the Seattle area at all.
It was reported a couple months ago that Bend Broadband completed a deal with Comcast to add CSN-NW, and would also carry the HD Blazer games on an alternate channel like Comcast does here in Oregon. So it is being done somewhere locally. I believe that because there is no dedicated full time CSNNW-HD channel, it means that systems have to set up an additional slot that will only be used to carry the occasional HD games. That takes space, effort, requires non-standard handling. For competing systems it may even entail an additional programming fee over and above the cost for the SD channel perhaps. If they don't see the cost/benefit as high enough to dedicate the resources for it, they don't. As you said, it's not even on their own system in Seattle, undoubtedly because they don't see the demand for it
As far as Verizon in PDX goes, I very much doubt that Comcast is refusing to provide the HD game feeds to them just so they can maintain an "HD exclusive" for themselves. If that was their mindset they wouldn't even strike deals with competing providers for the SD feed which is a far