Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oregon Baseball Games We will NOT get in Southern Oregon

The University of Oregon announced the TV schedule for the coming baseball season and none of the games will be broadcast in Southern Oregon with the exception of a few cable subscribers in the city of Ashland. The games will be aired on Comcast SportsNet Northwest a cable outlet which has failed to come to terms with Charter Cable which has the franchise for most Southern Oregon cities such as Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg and Klamath Falls. A large number of people in Southern Oregon get their TV from the satellite providers such as Direct TV and The Dish and Comcast has also failed to come to terms with those satellite providers. The University of Oregon gets a big check each year from Comcast so they don't seem to care or have the ability to change things. As Joe Giansante, assistant Oregon AD, said in August of 2008: "But when networks like these grow, these are the growing pains. If we lose 8,000 alums in Medford, we’re picking up 50,000 alums in Seattle.”

The games you will NOT get:

OSN Baseball TV ScheduleDate Opponent Time (Venue)

Tuesday, March 2 Washington 5 p.m. (PK Park)
Sunday, March 14 Seattle 1 p.m. (PK Park)
Saturday, April 3 Arizona State 1 p.m. (PK Park)
Friday, April 23 USC 7 p.m. (PK Park)
Tuesday, April 27 Oregon State 6 p.m. (PK Park)
Friday, April 30 Washington State 7 p.m. (PK Park)
Sunday, May 2 Washington State 1 p.m. (PK Park)
Tuesday, May 4 Portland 7 p.m. (PK Park)
Saturday, May 22 at Washington 2 p.m. (Husky Ballpark)
Sunday, May 23 at Washington 1 p.m. (Husky Ballpark)
Tuesday, May 26 vs. Oregon State 6:30 p.m. (PGE Park)
Saturday, May 29 California 6 p.m. (PK Park)
Sunday, May 30 California 1 p.m. (PK Park)


There's a hearing today at 3:30 p.m. in Salem about the absurd Comcast Sportsnet Northwest situation that has left a lot of Trail Blazers and Ducks fans without the ability to watch their teams.

The Oregon House Consumer Protection Committee is conducting the hearing on the problems fans face with Comcast’s refusal to reach agreement with many cable and dish providers.