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So Long NFL Network...`It was nice knowing you!

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by BlueStar22, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    Time Warner cable has pulled the plug. Today after work, I turned to Channel 180 today on my digital cable and got this loving message:

    Regretfully, the NFL Network has been deleted from the Time Warner Cable Channel Lineup. Despite continued talks, we have not been able to reach an agreement for carriage that is in the best interest of of all our customers.

    We want to carry the NFL Network in a manner that is fair to all of our customers-this means placing it in a digital sports package with other sports networks that appeal to a select audience (such as NBATV, The Tennis Channel and Fox College Sports).

    This way we can make the network available to the customers that want it without everyone picking up the tab. However, the NFL Network continues to insist that all of our customers pay for the network regardless of their interest in sports programming.

    We will continue to negotiate and remain hopeful that an agreement wwill be reached that is beneficial to all. In the meantime, we want to assure you that your home team games (many in high definition) can indeed, be view on Time Warner Cable on CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN.


    This is so much crap it's not even funny. They need to get it done! I have to go with the NFL on this one because, I couldn't care less about the Sports Tier. I don't care about NBA TV, the Tennis Network, or the Fox Sports Channels. If they end up going that route, still, the very point they're arguing, they would be forcing me to do. I just want the NFL Channel, I don't want to pay for a sports tier and those other channels like NBA TV that does not interest me. It's sad that they both can't compromise as TWC has taken over a huge market which mean $$$, and the NFL has one of their premier franchises in this market.
  2. jfell99

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    Called TWC to complain and was informed that they just reached an agreement to put the NFL Network on a 'sports pak'. They were unsure on pricing, and said they'd have more info monday morning.
  3. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    If true W00T! I don't want the sports pack but if I have to have it, sigh.......I do have hope as on the guide, the programming is still shows what's on but just that message on the channel.
  4. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    That is crap...

    I would get direct tv and just hit them where it hurts....
  5. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    Had directv once in our old place. Wife and I moved to another apartment almost 2 years ago, can't get the signal because of a tree that hangs over the balcony. Will be buying a home over the next year and definitely will be back with DTV.
  6. demdcowboys#1

    demdcowboys#1 New Member

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    i got that directv so im str8, cant go wrong with Directv, channel 212 NFLN
  7. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    I almost had that once when I moved to an apt. I wanted DTV bad enough and warned my wife not to be surprised if she heard a chainsaw at 3 am and then all of a sudden no more tree in the way :D

    Thankfully I didn't have to resort to this as I was able to get a signal.
  8. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I for one was never too impressed with the repetitive nature.
  9. calico

    calico Active Member

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    Spin city.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I feel sorry for those who don't get the NFL Network. Some great stuff on there.
  11. rexrobinson

    rexrobinson Active Member

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    I have the NFL network and as much as I like it, I have to side with Time Warner on this one.

    It is not fair for the whole customer base to pay for something only football customers care about. If they do that with the NFLN they will do it with other channels that I would never pay to watch. TWC in my opinion was right holding it's ground and it seems they won the battle.

    If we should be hating anyone it is the NFL for trying to leverage its product in a way I feel is dirty. They stratigically took away a few very important games from the fans (Thanksgiving game) in order to low ball the cable companies and have the fans complain to the point the pressure is on.

    This may be good buisness for the NFL but it basically equates to taking crack away from a crack junkie and telling him he can have it back if he robs a bank for them.

    Just for the record I do not work nor am I affilliated with Timer Warner, in fact I don't use their service. I use a smaller local cable provider who gives me a much cheaper bundle with NFLN and higher speed internet services. I also belive in capitalism so don't get me wrong on that part either.
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I think cable companies are run by former kickers. Therefore I hate them all.
  13. EagleHarry

    EagleHarry New Member

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    Nothing compares to the NFL Sunday Ticket on Direct TV, which of course carries the NFL Network. Worth every penny for NFL fans.
  14. BlueStar22

    BlueStar22 Well-Known Member

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    By the same token, it's not fair that I should have to pay for a sports tier when I couldn't care less about NBA TV, the Tennis Channel and all the Fox Networks. Yet, if it's put on a sports tier, I have to pay more than the .70 it would cost all subscribers to have it as a regular channel. If I could get directv again, i'd have it....I side with the NFL, for one, cable is too freaking expensive for what you get. I remember with DTV we had total choice plus with locals. The bill was about $45.00 per month. With Digital Cable, our bill with one premium channel comes in at about 80 bucks.
  15. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    I think my response to that letter would be, "Oh yeah? Well here's a loooong list of channels I'm already "picking up the tab for" that flat out SUCK~!" and then list all their crap channels! :rolleyes:
  16. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    What a shame something couldn't be worked out. Gotta get a dish i guess?
  17. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Benched

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    A tree? That shouldn't be a problem.

    :chainsaw:
  18. Daudr

    Daudr New Member

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    The problem is that the NFL Network is demanding that the channel be for "free" on expanded basic (despite charging the cable companies additional money to carry it) and they are not allowing them to put it in with the Dgitial Sports Packages. To me it's the NFL being boneheaded.
  19. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    Perhaps this is true, but have you checked on the number of shopping channels in your basic or extended package lately? The NFL product (games) blows away its competition pretty much anytime it is aired. We may well be moving to an NFL product shown on almost every night of the week. I'm a sports fan and I'll admit I'm biased but this is about who's got the power. Both sides are partly right and partly wrong here but I trust the NFL far more than any cable company. I'm a distant fan so Sunday Ticket is a necessity for me. I built my house with that in mind.

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