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  • Feb 25th, 2016 @ 7:18am

    Re: Re:

    For me it's not as much about the bills - I don't have either phone or cable, and would gladly pay twice what the NBA currently sells league pass for - it's about access. There's no way for me to get the games I want to watch in my home without subscribing to a whole bunch of other stuff that I don't want in my home.

  • Feb 24th, 2016 @ 1:52pm

    Clinging to Sports

    My vote goes to letting "internet video" sort this all out. But, as you allude to in the article, sports is one of the main draws that cable TV still has over internet video and the likes of Netflix, Hulu and such. The real push needs to come from the Sport Leagues themselves - a good example of this for Canada is the NBA. If I subscribe to NBA League Pass online service, the only games I cannot see are Toronto games. In this situation, I'm pushed to subscribe to cable as my only way to access these games in my house. I'm not willing to feed the fire, though.

    Until it's worth it for the NBA to sell to me directly I guess cable still has that card that it can play, and many people will pay.