"MASN's programming is very expensive to distribute. It will cost literally hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade. These are costs that ultimately will have to be borne by cable customers. Comcast does not intend to profit from the carriage of this new network, but its significant cost makes it necessary to pass along a price increase to our customers." (
Johnny the Paperboy in Better Off DeadComcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen, via Washington Post, 8/12/2006)
Comcast to jack up rates by $2 a month to carry MASN, Nats.
And, surprise! That Sept. 1 date has already slipped (we still say there is no chance that a single Nats game airs this season on Comcast. See you in '07!)
Comcast said the price increase would affect about 1.6 million customers in the Baltimore-Washington corridor who will start receiving the channel around Sept. 8 -- three weeks before the Nationals' season ends. (via Washington Post 8/12/2006)
Ok a-holes, we give up. You can have our two dollars. Just give us our Nats already.