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    Time Warner CRAP-ble

    Can someone please explain to me why Crap Warner flat out refuses to carry the NFL Network? Despite numerous calls, letters, & e mails, I am unable to get a straight answer out of any of the dopes that work there. The last time I called last week, some guy who sounded like he was drunk told me TWC will probably never carry the NFL Network because (globber blabble shizzle- mumbling these untelligible noises).

    5 prayer channels, 26 home shoppping channels, a friggin golf channel for god's sakes, public access garbage on at least 5 channels that NOBODY WANTS OR WATCHES, hindu tv, 45 spanish channels, Sleep-Span(C-Span) on 2 or 3 channels, chinavision, Korean vision, Greek TV, a food channel, a soap opera network, just to mention a few of thew nonsensical useless channels that we are forced to pay for with Crap-Warner.

    If you add Roadrunner Internet, plus all movie channels the bill comes to $192 per month. $192 per month for this s**t and I still can not get the NFL network.

    TWC should be called Time Warner Communist Cable. Why can't I choose whether or not I want to pay for the NFL network?

    This is an unmitigated disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASH_1962
    Can someone please explain to me why Crap Warner flat out refuses to carry the NFL Network? Despite numerous calls, letters, & e mails, I am unable to get a straight answer out of any of the dopes that work there. The last time I called last week, some guy who sounded like he was drunk told me TWC will probably never carry the NFL Network because (globber blabble shizzle- mumbling these untelligible noises).

    5 prayer channels, 26 home shoppping channels, a friggin golf channel for god's sakes, public access garbage on at least 5 channels that NOBODY WANTS OR WATCHES, hindu tv, 45 spanish channels, Sleep-Span(C-Span) on 2 or 3 channels, chinavision, Korean vision, Greek TV, a food channel, a soap opera network, just to mention a few of thew nonsensical useless channels that we are forced to pay for with Crap-Warner.

    If you add Roadrunner Internet, plus all movie channels the bill comes to $192 per month. $192 per month for this s**t and I still can not get the NFL network.

    TWC should be called Time Warner Communist Cable. Why can't I choose whether or not I want to pay for the NFL network?

    This is an unmitigated disgrace.
    money...they dont refuse to carry it, they just want the nfl to give them a cheaper price...

    it isnt as though time warner just wont let you get the channel because they dont want you to watch it...

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    the AZN channel sometimes has some hot ass girls on it

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    Cablevision (Optimum IO BS) doesn't carry it either. really pisses me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    Cablevision (Optimum IO BS) doesn't carry it either. really pisses me off.
    ditto RCN. what cable sys does carry it?

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    Last week NFL Network suits said the first game of their new eight-game, prime time, regular-season package will be a matchup between Denver and Kansas City (November 23).

    Will anyone be able to watch it?

    While NFL Network brass has made a lot of noise about the new package, even fueling speculation over who might be behind the microphones, major cable operators - like Cablevision and Time Warner Cable - are saying that even with the games, chances are they won't be carrying the NFL Network in 2006.

    According to these sources, if NFL owners think they are going to force these games down the cable industry's throat it will be the owners who end up gagging on them.

    Well-embedded cable moles say there are a few reasons why the cable industry - at the present time - wants nothing to do with the NFL Network. One reason is about channel position. NFL Network brass wants the network to be carried on "expanded basic." Cable operators told them the network belongs on a digital sports tier where subscribers would pay a premium to purchase the NFL Network.

    Now, with the addition of games, the price has become a major issue. Sources say the NFL Network wants not only to be on "expanded basic," but is looking to charge cable operators around $2 per month, per subscriber. Some cable industry executives say the price is "totally out of line" in relation to the "quality" of games the NFL Network will offer.

    Furthermore, hometown fans of teams participating in NFL Network games will be able to see those tilts on an "over-the-air" channel (such as Ch. 9 or Ch. 5 here) in their market. So, if the Giants or Jets wind up playing on the NFL Network, the game would be made available here "over-the-air."

    Besides pricing, placement and availability, there is a rocky history between systems like Cablevision, Time Warner and the NFL. This goes back about seven years when the league negotiated an exclusive "NFL Sunday Ticket" package with satellite provider DirecTV.

    Cable industry sources said the NFL "promised" them when the deal with DirecTV expired the league would give them a chance to negotiate for the "NFL Sunday Ticket" package.

    "That day came and went and they never talked to us," a cable mole said. "That left a sour taste in the industry's mouth."

    The NFL Network currently does have a contract with Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, but when the NFL Network acquired the package of games, it triggered a clause allowing the NFL to re-open the contract. Now, if NFL Network brass looks to drastically raise the price it was charging Comcast per month, per subscriber, it may end up being booted off Comcast's systems.

    Remember, Comcast, which owns the Outdoor Life Network (OLN), tried purchasing the same package NFL owners eventually gave to their own network. So, at the present time, there is not exactly a love affair going on between Comcast and the NFL.

    Or the rest of the cable industry for that matter.

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    And here's a link that will automatically email a petition on your behalf to your cable company demanding that they add NFL Network.

    Hey, it's a long shot but better than just sitting here and complaining about it...

    LINK

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    Mario, excellent article and very informative. I did not realize some of the factors in that piece. 3 years ago, I do recall a TWC Rep telling me they would probably be able to carry the Sunday Ticket in a year or two, however the NFL went and resigned with DTV so I can understand to a point, the Cable industries displeasure with the NFL, however,

    Isn't it, or better still, shouldn't it be about the customer/the fan instead of the Cable Operator's pride?

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    200 a month...
    Verizon FIOS + Satellite should be way cheaper and it will stick it hard to the cable monopolies. F* MSG for being anti-new York. Those bastards have been filth from the day they left beautiful Penn station to rubble before my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASH_1962
    Mario, excellent article and very informative. I did not realize some of the factors in that piece. 3 years ago, I do recall a TWC Rep telling me they would probably be able to carry the Sunday Ticket in a year or two, however the NFL went and resigned with DTV so I can understand to a point, the Cable industries displeasure with the NFL, however,

    Isn't it, or better still, shouldn't it be about the customer/the fan instead of the Cable Operator's pride?
    just another big company screwing over the consumer...

    its times like these that i'm glad that my building uses directv...

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    I switched from Cablevision IO to Directv in February and haven't looked back.
    If possible, I know some people live in an apartment building which may limit access to satellite, I recommend Directv. I love the NFL Network, I watch it a lot. Also, even though I have Jet season tickets I ordered the NFL Sunday Ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsFanatic
    I switched from Cablevision IO to Directv in February and haven't looked back.
    If possible, I know some people live in an apartment building which may limit access to satellite, I recommend Directv. I love the NFL Network, I watch it a lot. Also, even though I have Jet season tickets I ordered the NFL Sunday Ticket.

    Fanatic, you hit the nail on the head. My landlord actually gave me permission to mount a dish on my terrace. Problem is my apartment faces the opposite way and is incapeable of picking up a signal.

    just my luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by isired
    ditto RCN. what cable sys does carry it?
    comcast..I have it with comcast..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASH_1962
    Fanatic, you hit the nail on the head. My landlord actually gave me permission to mount a dish on my terrace. Problem is my apartment faces the opposite way and is incapeable of picking up a signal.

    just my luck
    Too bad, but depending on where you live, Verizon Fios, a new cable TV service, carries the NFL network.

    Link to program packages:

    http://www22.verizon.com/content/fio...and+prices.htm

    I know Verizon Fios is starting to make some inroads on LI, which to this point has been monopolized by Cablevision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isired
    ditto RCN. what cable sys does carry it?
    Comcast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mario8723
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    Besides pricing, placement and availability, there is a rocky history between systems like Cablevision, Time Warner and the NFL. This goes back about seven years when the league negotiated an exclusive "NFL Sunday Ticket" package with satellite provider DirecTV.
    Boo f-ing hoo. The cable industry had exclusive rights to EVERYTHING for years.

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    I love Direct Tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBIIICHAMPS
    I love Direct Tv.
    Same here.

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    im a time warner customer and will no longer pay them money

    direct tv is showing up for an install on tuesday (tomorrow!)

    eff those bastards

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    Living in San Diego, I have no choice but go with Direct TV, which is great, but I still don't feel good not having a choice. For those of you w/o NFL channel, I feel your pain. AOL/Time Warner sucks.

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