Dish Network & DirecTV will be showing August 7th Cubs game in HD!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marque D, Aug 4, 2001.

  1. Marque D

    Marque D Stunt Coordinator

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    Who said ASCN wanted a exclusive deal?
     
  2. GaryS

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    Frank_C,
    You've been whining about this on at least 3 different forums. It's not Mark Cuban's fault that DirecTV has exclusive rights to the sports he wants to broadcast. If you want to blame someone then I'm afraid the blame rests with your beloved Charlie. He is the one who chose not to pay for the sports rights not Mark Cuban.
     
  3. GaryS

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    Do you know anything about broadcast rights? The reason that both DirecTV and Dish can broadcast the Cubs game is because WGN has the rights to broadcast that game and can do what they want with with it. Sorry but Mark Cuban has no choice. DirecTV paid a lot of money for the NFL ST, NHL CI, and the NBA League Pass. If they choose to restrict who can have access to those games then that is their right. It is no different than NBC no longer being able to broadcast NFL games. I guarantee you that if Dish had exclusive sports rights they would be doing the exact same thing.
     

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