Sports fans can pursue U.S. antitrust case over programs

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chekovmerlin wrote:

It’s about time. The sports cartels (owners) and TV broadcasters have to let the consumer some opportunity. But the question is, will SCOTUS allow it?

Dec 05, 2012 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SayHey wrote:

You wonder what is at stake for an individual here. For example, with MLB Extra Innings, you get virtually all games for about $159 for the entire season. If you only wanted one out of market team’s games (say, NY Yankees), how much less would it be?

Dec 05, 2012 3:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gen wrote:

With so much money in major sports it is amazing that the government still gives teams special business status at the expense of taxpayers.

Dec 05, 2012 3:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

The fans have my support. I am sick of being held hostage on what I can watch, and that ESPECIALLY includes college sports. Sold out games and still a blackout on taxpayer funded schools.
This case is LONG overdue.

Dec 05, 2012 4:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ddmondello wrote:

Comcast and Direct TV are both guilty of antitrust violations. THey’ve price fixed everything.
THe NFL is an antitrust violator too. A Judge should take away any special provisions provided to the NFL regarding taxes.
It’s time for American Corporations to start thinking about being socially responsible to the public at large.
We’re the ones that make it happen. Without us, there is no television, NFL or anything else for long.
Make the large corporations responsible with individual guilt for antitrust acts that have been planned out by officers and employees of the large corporations.

Dec 05, 2012 5:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
volatur wrote:

I understand Comcast being involved as they own Comcast Sportnet, but DirecTV? They make no decisions when it comes to sports and must abide by program carriers, sports leagues, and franchise holders rules on blackouts and pricing.

Dec 05, 2012 8:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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