Re: Angel's games, Fox Sports West dropped from channel guide
04-18-2012 04:56:11 PM
Didn't we just go through this last year with the Cardinals? AGAIN AT&T is not the bad guy, blame the Angels and FSW for taking games off of FREE tv and putting them on a cable channel then demanding more money while having a valid contract in place already.
Complain to Angels management for over spending on a fading first baseman and a no. 4 starting pitcher and complain to Fox Sports West for kidnapping customers and holding them hostage.
Look at the chain of events here:
• Angels don't renew contract for 25 games with KCOP, instead they sell those 25 games broadcast rights to Fox Sports for more $.
• Fox Sports demands more money from the providers to cover their costs of paying the Angels for the games.
• Some providers pay the extra money, and pass the cost onto the subscribers (watch next February when DirecTV & Cable raise rates again).
• Consumers actually are the ones getting stuck with the bill.
So just remember the money chain: It goes from you the subscriber -> your provider -> Fox Sports -> the Angels.
Blame your own sports team -- they're the ones that wanted more money and didn't want those 25 games on free broadcast TV. I wonder how many of the Angels fans in this thread would be willing to have a rate hike to cover the cost?