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An end run around DirecTV?
2007-03-12 19:46
by Bob Timmermann

Maury Brown in his Business of Baseball blog relates a Sports Business Journal about how Comcast may try to buy MLB.TV subscriptions in bulk and sell them at a discount to their subscribers to keep them from going to DirecTV.

MLBAM seems to not like this.

But just who is in charge of DirecTV, is it Chase Carey or his mustache?

I've made peace with the whole deal. I'm not getting DirecTV. I won't be getting MLB.TV either. I'll just watch my local teams and then just listen in to out of town games. I can live with out the dulcet tones of Dewayne Staats and Joe Magrane on Devil Rays broadcasts.

Meanwhile, no installation required or southern exposure needed to join the Griddle's NCAA tournament contest.

2007-03-13 09:25:36
1.   Jacob L
Why, in the name of the great Dodger in the sky, did I click on the link to the Carey picture? I don't want to see that guy.
2007-03-13 10:41:01
2.   sam2175
Off topic:

I am mildly surprised that the Griddle did not pick up the starting of the Cricket World Cup in the Caribbeans.

2007-03-13 11:14:17
3.   El Lay Dave
Would you buy a used-car from that man? I'd sooner send cash to a Thailand address for a buy-now Ebay transaction.

I'm no economist, but limiting accessability by charging additional for content and/or limiting the set of providers, doesn't sound like a future-growth policy. Once the current customers are bled dry, how does the customer base grow and where does the demand for that content come from? How's professional boxing doing these days? (On the other hand, isn't UFC on the rise and mostly PPV?)

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