DirecTV to Expand RSN Surcharge in Spring
$3 charge "doesn't come close" to offsetting costs, chairman says
By Mike Farrell, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/14/2013 4:13:50 PM
DirecTV began implementing a $3 monthly surcharge in August for regional sports networks in markets that had multiple RSNs, but only to new customers. That surcharge, mainly in markets like New York and Los Angeles, will expand to existing customers in those areas in the spring, White told analysts on a conference call to discuss fourth quarter results.
Other distributors have followed DirecTV's lead with the RSN charge -- Verizon's FiOS TV began implementing a $2.42 monthly charge for RSNs in California, Texas and Florida in February, with plans to expand to its remaining sates in March. In Maryland and Virginia, the surcharge will take effect in April.
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Ok, the economy is still so bad. And they're not making enough money off of the RSNs? What in the.....? Cable and satellite companies just want to take as much money from us as they possibly can. Tickets to go to the game are so expensive and now despite the millions/billions these cable/satellite companies make, they want more. It's never enough to them. It's sad. The sports and TV landscape revolves around money when it should be about the fans, just like it used to be. Sick and sad!
Brandon Hembrough - 2/15/2013 10:04:02 PM EST
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