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Visitor

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3 Messages

Sat, Nov 13, 2021 11:27 PM

Regional Sports fee reduction in light of NBC Sports going away

Since NBC Sports is pulling out of Xfinity availability why are subscribers still paying $14.45 a month for a Regional Sports fee shouldn’t this amount be reduced as Regional Sports broadcasting is also being reduced?

Official Employee

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581 Messages

2 m ago

Thanks for taking the time to reach out. NBC Universal will shut down the national NBC Sports Network at the end of 2021. Sports programming currently featured on NBC Sports Network is expected to be made available on other platforms, such as the USA Network and Peacock. Please note that this change does not impact the similarly-branded Regional Sports Networks (Chicago, Bay Area, Washington, Philadelphia, and Boston)

 

The Regional Sports Network Fee (RSN) is an itemized charge based on our costs of providing regional sports networks (like The Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Southeast) that we carry on our cable systems in each area. These costs include fees that regional sports networks charge us to carry them on our cable systems, fees that are among the fastest growing components of our programming costs.

 

We hope this helps. Let us know if you have additional questions! 

Visitor

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3 Messages

2 m ago

If Xfinity would threaten to stop broadcasting regional sports networks (like The Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Southeast) watch how fast the networks would cut their fees. Call their bluff and reduce the Prima-Dona attitude these Networks think they are. Start flexing some muscle on behalf of your Customers Xfinity.

Visitor

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3 Messages

2 m ago

So why are all Subscribers having to pay $14.45 a month for access to a Sports Network many if not the majority likely don’t watch. It’s easy to report it’s a popular Network however I would challenge the stats that dictate the entire subscriber base must pay nearly $15 month to support… how about making the Network Sports broadcast a subscriber access channel and only charging those that want such access. Likely because it would not support itself… taking it off the air would change the minds of these wealthy sports network executives about what they are truly valued at.

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