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  • Nov 01, 2017 @ 09:43am

    Re: Uh?

    Exactamente! Acho que você entendiu tudo. Esse artigo é um pouco enganador. I think you are exactly right, the point of the article was not to actually report on market conditions faced by Portuguese consumers in Portugal. Instead, the article was merely a vehicle for the author to make his arguments on the issue of "net neutrality" before the U.S. regulator. The screenshot of the MEO "SmartNet" packages has been misleadingly presented in more articles than this one. My take:

  • Apr 01, 2014 @ 07:09am

    Antitrust Suit on this Issue

    Hey, Timothy. Good article. You are correct that MLB Advanced Services does a nice job with their streaming product. This is probably a big reason why WWE Network decided to partner with MLB when introducing its own online channel.

    You didn't mention it, but the exact thing you complain about--the in region blackout, is the subject of a consumer class action antitrust complaint against MLB, NHL, Comcast, DirecTV and their RSNs. You can read this opinion in Garber v. MLB, denying the defendants' motion to dismiss--but also dismissing some plaintiffs--to see if you qualify as a class member.

    The FCC is also considering getting rid of its sports blackout rules--where it incorrectly applied the Sports Broadcasting Act antitrust exemption to cable broadcasts. I've written about it here.