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#561 BaltBird 24

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 04:37 PM

Also, the MASN app isn't available through my cable provider so I have to use a buddy's direct TV account. The app doesn't even work 80% of the time.

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 04:40 PM

Does MASN have any actual programming that anyone would watch besides the O's/Nationals games? I always feel like I'm watching 1990's HTS when I flip through the channels and land on MASN.

 

Looking at the programming guide, a show called Follow the Money is on right now. How riveting. And appropriate for a network owned by the Angelos family. You should be glued to your TV right now.



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Posted 02 February 2023 - 04:46 PM

Looking at the programming guide, a show called Follow the Money is on right now. How riveting. And appropriate for a network owned by the Angelos family. You should be glued to your TV right now.


I'm curious at how many viewers MASN has at any given time when baseball isn't on. I'd venture to say probably under 100.

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 06:34 PM

I'm curious at how many viewers MASN has at any given time when baseball isn't on. I'd venture to say probably under 100.

 

And that's probably only in bars during the season because the staff is too lazy to change the channel.

 

Aside from that, apparently Follow the Money is quite a popular crime-thriller series in Denmark...so maybe some ingenious people with a VPN are streaming it over there.

 

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 08:00 PM

MASN could fill up the whole offseason with daily Os podcasters. Including the OTV guys. I guess Nats podcasters for that team too. Boo. That content during the day would be much better and on point vs what they do now
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Posted 03 February 2023 - 01:44 PM

MASN could fill up the whole offseason with daily Os podcasters. Including the OTV guys. I guess Nats podcasters for that team too. Boo. That content during the day would be much better and on point vs what they do now

They have missed so many chances to make MASN a real sports channel and I am guessing it is because they do not want to pay.  


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Posted 03 February 2023 - 02:08 PM

They have missed so many chances to make MASN a real sports channel and I am guessing it is because they do not want to pay.  

 

It's also because people like that might actually be honest.



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Posted 03 February 2023 - 03:05 PM

They could get a partnership going with some of these sportsbooks at this point and show some handicapping programming, I’d watch. So many things they could do to make it an interesting channel.

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 03:31 PM

Given how they've handled MASN since it launched, I think it was formed to serve a single purpose. Retain as much control of the market as they possibly can.

They invested the bare minimum to get it up and running. Someone mentioned how far behind the times they were in offering HD. Peter alienated the Ravens, instead of welcoming them. All based on jealousy. That would have provided a wealth of programming during baseball's off-season. And since NFL fans can't get enough football, they could have had Ravens shows all spring-summer long. 

 

Oh well, the list of Angelos shortcomings, flaws and missed opportunities is endless.  


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Posted 14 March 2023 - 07:23 AM

Arguments will be held today in court in this never ending story...



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Posted 14 March 2023 - 05:29 PM

Arguments will be held today in court in this never ending story...

 

If this is the hearing on the appeal of the 100M settlement, I agree with the Orioles and they should win this one.  I've discussed this (and the math) somewhere earlier in this thread.  Unless there's something else in the arbitration decision that precludes the above...when you award the Nationals an addition 100M, you have to award the Orioles the same 100M.,,,,that means less money gets shared in the uneven split....so you have to go back and redo ALL of the math.  I'm not going to look (or do it again) but it's like 75M instead of 100M. 

 

I you want to know why MLB would want to get rid of the Angelos family, this is still going on. 



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Posted 15 March 2023 - 08:01 AM

Balt Sun: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred at core of Orioles’ and Nationals’ MASN arguments in New York’s highest court



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Posted 15 March 2023 - 08:51 AM

Balt Sun: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred at core of Orioles’ and Nationals’ MASN arguments in New York’s highest court

Of course he is.  I maintain Manfred does not give a damn about the Orioles.  MLB has been in bed with Washington since Day 1.  


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Posted 15 March 2023 - 10:28 AM


Of course he is. I maintain Manfred does not give a damn about the Orioles. MLB has been in bed with Washington since Day 1.

Of course. They dont give a crap about the Os or where they play their home games.

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Posted 19 April 2023 - 12:15 PM

The Washington Post has an article about how cord cutting is affecting the viability of RSN's.

 

It's mostly about the Bally bankruptcy, but there were some MASN numbers in there.  According to the article, MASN has 3.3M subscribers, and has a $3.60 per month carrying fee.  So, $3.60 x 12 x 3,300,000 = $142,560,000 in annual revenue.

 

For comparison, in 2018, MASN had 5.6M subscribers.

 

How RSN bankruptcy will affect how we watch sports - The Washington Post


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Posted 19 April 2023 - 12:38 PM

I'd gladly pay them more than $4 per month but they won't let me. So I use my dad's account and pay them zero. 


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Posted 19 April 2023 - 12:43 PM

The crazy thing about the RSN model is that MASN makes the vast majority of its revenue from people who never watch the channel.



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Posted 19 April 2023 - 12:45 PM

The Washington Post has an article about how cord cutting is affecting the viability of RSN's.

 

It's mostly about the Bally bankruptcy, but there were some MASN numbers in there.  According to the article, MASN has 3.3M subscribers, and has a $3.60 per month carrying fee.  So, $3.60 x 12 x 3,300,000 = $142,560,000 in annual revenue.

 

For comparison, in 2018, MASN had 5.6M subscribers.

 

How RSN bankruptcy will affect how we watch sports - The Washington Post

 

Thanks, good info.  

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https://baltimorespo...rsn-situations/



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Posted 19 April 2023 - 12:49 PM

So subscriptions have dropped 36% in less than 5 years, wouldn’t this be a logical time to offer subscriptions outside of the telecom/obsolete sector? So stupid.
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Posted 19 April 2023 - 12:54 PM

The crazy thing about the RSN model is that MASN makes the vast majority of its revenue from people who never watch the channel.

I just looked up an old bill and Comcast was charging me $8.25/month for "Regional Sports Fee." I think MASN was the only thing I had that would apply to so that's quite a racket if they are only passing along $3.60.






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