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SBD/Issue 24/Sports Media
Published October 15, 2009
|Favre's Return To Green Bay
Now Gets National Audience
UNDER FIRE: The GLOBE & MAIL's Bruce Dowbiggin reports Rogers Sportsnet "continued to draw heat" this week over its decision to "not show the MLB playoffs on all its four regional channels." Sportsnet Pacific Sunday dropped Yankees-Twins ALDS Game Three in the ninth inning for Stars-Canucks. Dowbiggin: "It's clear that Sportsnet must weigh the value of pushing clients into buying multiple regional channels against the pushback from baseball fans over missing postseason games" (GLOBESPORTS.com, 10/14).
ANOTHER SATELLITE FIGHT: In Dallas, Mike Heika reports Stars fans "have to deal with a problem between" Dish Network and FS Southwest, as FS Southwest "has taken on an additional 20 games this season and says that Dish does not want to pick those games up." Last night's Predators-Stars game was "blacked out for Dish's viewers" and Friday's Bruins-Stars game "also will be." Fox Sports officials said that negotiations are "ongoing, and they hope to resolve the problem" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/15).