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Old 04-12-2014, 09:58 AM   #1  
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So it appears DirecTV may be the fulcrum point on whether Southern California TV Subscribers of all Providers ever get to see Dodger games outside of being a TWC subscriber.

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After decades of forcing consumers to pay for channels they don't want, the pay-TV industry is strongly resisting Time Warner Cable's efforts to make subscribers of all its rivals pony up $4 to $5 a month for a Dodgers channel.
All eyes are currently on satellite heavyweight DirecTV, whose 1.2 million Los Angeles customers give it a roughly 30% share of the local pay-TV market, slightly less than Time Warner's estimated one-third market share.
DirecTV says it would be happy to provide the channel to anyone who wants it, but so far has rejected Time Warner's insistence that all customers take it. Dish Network, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse reportedly are standing pat until DirecTV either prevails or caves.
At stake, it could be argued, is the future of the pay-TV business.
"This is a big change," said Emily Rusch, executive director of the California Public Interest Research Group. "And wouldn't it be nice for people to pay only for the channels they want to watch?"
Anyone with any info on a possible resolution so both Dodger fans and those apathetic towards baseball might be satisfied?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...#axzz2ychtC6ZF
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