Sunday, October 26, 2008
The Clarion Content cannot believe how many times in the last two weeks we have had to address the failure of television providers to show viewers live sporting events. When we read yet another story of this kind of snafu, our reaction was along the lines of, "You have got to be kidding!?!"
But no, they weren't. Here is the story, monopolist and convicted bandwidth denier Comcast Cable, who controls the airwaves in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area lost the Phillies telecast of Game Three. Comcast went down across the Philadelphia area, parts of central Pennsylvania and South Jersey for 20 minutes in the middle of the game. They lost coverage with spectacularly bad timing for Phillies fans, causing them to miss Chase Utley and Ryan Howard's back to back 6th inning homers.
Congratulations on a craptastic job, Comcast!