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    THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    The BTN flexed its muscles tonight...Fox and the BTN have the same owner...they refused the telivising of the ISU game tonight....It was the BTNs way of punishing Mediacom...

    The BTN will likely win this one.

    Mediacom may get itself in a bind with FOX..which is owned by murdoch who owns FOX entertainment....If he gets Mad ...he can pull the plug on Mediacom...you wouldn't believe how many murdoch networks are on mediacom.



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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    It's unfortunate that Mediacom has put its customers in this bind. Fox is doing the same thing to Mediacom that Mediacom did to the BTN, when it said that there wasn't a demand for the Iowa game. Fox just figured "Hey, if there isn't a demand for Iowa, then there must not be one for ISU."

    I'm sorry, but Mediacom doesn't have any standing this time. If they aren't going to show any Iowa games, then the BTN will do anything to make sure that it's fair in the state of Iowa, like it or not.


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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    It's unfortunate that Mediacom has put its customers in this bind. Fox is doing the same thing to Mediacom that Mediacom did to the BTN, when it said that there wasn't a demand for the Iowa game. Fox just figured "Hey, if there isn't a demand for Iowa, then there must not be one for ISU."

    I'm sorry, but Mediacom doesn't have any standing this time. If they aren't going to show any Iowa games, then the BTN will do anything to make sure that it's fair in the state of Iowa, like it or not.
    FOX IS THE BTN same owner same company. ISU fans were laughing about this but it affects them BIG TIME.



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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    I dont kow if you guys saw this this was on the register page...


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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    I dont know about you but this F***ing P*sses me OFF!!!


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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Quote Originally Posted by flyhighcy View Post
    FOX IS THE BTN same owner same company. ISU fans were laughing about this but it affects them BIG TIME.
    Actually, Fox owns 49% of the BTN - so they don't have complete control. Just a big stake.


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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Mediacom should decide which games they want to air. Who cares what is fair, I want what is best for the Cyclones. I am sick of networks like the NFL and BTN trying to bully their way onto basic cable packages. Let the viewers and cable companies decide. It's called capitalism. Catch it!



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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Quote Originally Posted by Enginerd View Post
    Mediacom should decide which games they want to air. Who cares what is fair, I want what is best for the Cyclones. I am sick of networks like the NFL and BTN trying to bully their way onto basic cable packages. Let the viewers and cable companies decide. It's called capitalism. Catch it!
    Yup, and capitalism is about demand, and Fox made an executive decision that ISU didn't have a big enough demand to sell the rights to the game.

    Just like Mediacom made an executive decision to not get the BTN.


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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Yeah, I was moaning that there wasn't any coverage, too, but the way it went down, I think they did us a favor!



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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    To sell the rights to the game? I really don't get this and I was a Marketing/Finance Major. Wouldn't you sell the rights even if there was one person to sell to? By not televising the game you get nothing, correct? I know there is probably more to this but I am just curious how Fox would lose by selling this game that they wouldn't broadcast? In hindsight if Fox could have made the $8.95 I paid cyclones.com they would have made money, right?


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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    Yup, and capitalism is about demand, and Fox made an executive decision that ISU didn't have a big enough demand to sell the rights to the game.

    Just like Mediacom made an executive decision to not get the BTN.
    Mediacom claims there is not enough demand to place the BTN on basic cable packages. Big difference. They want those who want it to (gasp) pay extra for it. They have never refused to carry your precious Michigan State women's soccer games, they just want the big televen suckers to pay for it and not force everyone to pay for it through basic cable fees. Now I am sure there is a huge demand for Northwestern volleyball games in central Iowa but the fact is it is niche programming. FOX is now holding Mediacom and other cable providers ransom.

    Go spew your Squakeye vomit somewhere else.



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    Re: THE BTN prevented the game from being aired

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    To sell the rights to the game? I really don't get this and I was a Marketing/Finance Major. Wouldn't you sell the rights even if there was one person to sell to? By not televising the game you get nothing, correct? I know there is probably more to this but I am just curious how Fox would lose by selling this game that they wouldn't broadcast? In hindsight if Fox could have made the $8.95 I paid cyclones.com they would have made money, right?
    FOX is trying to teach the cable companies a lesson, revenue be damned.


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