Comcast could help get Magic on cable...

Comcast could help get Magic on cable more

There are 15 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 29, 2007, titled Comcast could help get Magic on cable more. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Magic Fans Held Hostage: Day 30. Did you enjoy Wednesday night's game against the Seattle SuperSonics? Of course not.

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Scottsmoor, FL

#1 Nov 29, 2007
Tired of the whining

United States

#2 Nov 29, 2007
WAKE UP wrote:
I couldn't have said it better. Satellite is a simple solution so stop complaining.

Orlando, FL

#3 Nov 29, 2007
After last nights NBA TV "technical glitch" I am switching to DirectTV this morning.

Titusville, FL

#4 Nov 29, 2007
No Mention of either of either Dish or Directv. WOW have you been out in the real world lately??
Honor Man

Kissimmee, FL

#5 Nov 29, 2007
I would switch. I know that I will go to a Dish. This has been a joke with Brighthouse. I will switch TV- Phone-Internet.
Cable Unhappiness


#6 Nov 29, 2007
As a fan of the magic since there inception I feel let down that the Magic would sell games to a station who in the Orlando or central Florida market can not be seen what was management thinking. If comcast wants to come this way and be a part of the Seminole county area I would be 1 of the individuals to jump on the wagon and dump the Bright House network. FSN not only has half of the Magic games but they also show a lot of the college programming that we want to see. When you look at the pricing difference how can you not want to make the change. The Magic need to step it up and do what they can to help the fans.


New York, NY

#7 Nov 29, 2007
I'm surprised that more attention hasn't been paid to this situation. With the team's success you would think the Magic or some entity would be putting a huge amount of pressure on to get all the games televised. The Magic are alienating fans with the current arrangement.

Orlando, FL

#8 Nov 29, 2007
I switched over to Dish after the second game being carried on FSN. I can't complain plus with Dish network i get the NFL network and NBA TV in HD. two channels i would never get with brighthouse. I just kept their internet. GO MAGIC AND get satellite everyone!

Orlando, FL

#9 Nov 29, 2007
WAKE UP wrote:
I wish it was that easy. Trust me, I want to. Unfortunatley I can't until I move out of my apartment. I have ever intention of doing so when I move. I hate Brighthouse and can't wait to get a Dish and quit giving BH my business.
SadMagic Fan -LP WP

Sanford, FL

#10 Nov 29, 2007
I was watching NBA TV last night from my Bright House Cable linked TV. Of course I always check to see if by some chance that NBA TV may carry the Magic game (since I don't have FSN. Lats night I was happy as a lark. I turned to NBA TV at 9:30 and saw the pregame show for the Magic Seattle game to be shown at 10:00PM. 10:00PM came around and the screen went blank!!!!!!!! Brighthouse had blacked-out the game for locals. How many times can they hit us on the head before we leave to the DISH...I am making the call today!!!!!!!!!

Plano, TX

#11 Nov 29, 2007
News Corpů.. the likely the real culprit?

Inadequate regulation is leading to the demise of competition.

Collusion and conspiracy between the entities? Clearly the regulators, congress and/or the courts should consider an investigation.

A devious plan by News Corp, Direct TV, Fox, Sunshine, TV65 all affiliated and controlled by Rupert Murdoch, and apparently acting in concert to illegally stifle competition and force subscribers nationwide to give into the takeover of the nations sports viewing by News Corp? Why is it in the public interest for Fox to be controlling so much of the nations sports coverage?

Sports teams receive tremendous tax benefits from communities throughout the country.

Television rights to sporting events, considering the extensive taxpayer support, need far more government scrutiny to protect the public from this type of nonsense.

Is it only a matter of time before collusion between the entities of News Corp vastly increases your sports cable costs?

Foreigners should not hold US taxpayers, Comcast and Brighthouse hostage to our sports coverage.

United States

#12 Nov 29, 2007
I don't watch the Magic but want FSN for the Rays,Marlins and want NFL net too. About the only thing holding me back is I have 8 tv's hooked up. I'd have to still have cable and maybe 1 on the dish. Not in my budget.

Lake Mary, FL

#13 Nov 29, 2007
DirecTV is a wonderful thing... I have been able to see very Magic game this year that I wasn't attending.

Not only that, but I'll be able to watch the Cowboys and Packers tonight in HD and the NFL Sunday Ticket too.

The only complaint I have is this: It is apparent that the Magic, as long as they stay healthy, is fast developing into one of the elite teams in the sport. For such a franchise, EVERY game should be presented in HD.
Chris Berry

Altamonte Springs, FL

#14 Nov 29, 2007
Scott from Daytona Beach, you're right by looking at the big picture and the impact this may have on everyone!
Jerry Fowler


#15 Nov 29, 2007
For all the heming and hawing and exposure the Sentenel and other media outlets have given this, how come none of our useless elected politicians have gotten on board? Answer is simple: they're in bed with these SOB's! why does the cable industry get away with this? They pad the right pockets!

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