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Mon Dec 22 14:24:04 EST 2003
And Comcast doesn't allow dish services access to their sports nets in
the Mid Atlantic markets.
On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 2:12pm, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 00:20:08 -0500, Mark Laurence
> <email@example.com> said:
>> On Saturday, December 20, 2003, at 03:39 PM, Larry Weil wrote:
>>> At 03:15 PM 12/20/2003, Bill O'Neill wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know why NECN is not carried on the Dish Network?
>>> Probably because it's half owned by a cable company.
>> More likely because Dish and DirecTV don't want to use up their scarce
>> transponder space on regional channels except for sports, which of
> I'm given to understand that Comcast considers NECN to have
> substantial marketing value (or at least its predecessor, AT&T, did),
> and will not permit DBS systems to offer it.
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