August 26, 2014   |No Comments To the FCC

No Dodgers, No Merger

Sports Fans Coalition filed a Petition to Deny the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, arguing that the FCC should reject the deal or require Comcast to divest its Regional Sports Networks. The FCC should not do anything, however, until the LA Dodgers games are available to all local fans who want to watch the games. […]

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August 12, 2010   |6 Comments Blog, Uncategorized, Where Are My Blazers Games?

A Cautionary Tale: Portland

People in Portland love their beer.  At last count, Portland had more breweries than any other city in the country. But Portlanders also love their Trail Blazers. The city has one of the most passionate fan bases in the NBA. Yet, for the last few years they’ve been getting a raw deal. And not just […]

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March 12, 2010   |1 Comment Petitions, Save the Fantasy Leagues

Petition: Save the Fantasy Leagues

As the popularity and revenue of fantasy sports have grown tremendously, the amount of court cases surrounding the use of statistics (Yahoo v. National Football League) has followed suit. Leagues have tried to charge for the use of stats. It’s a “lose-lose” for sports fans when sports leagues try to claim public-owned information as their […]

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February 25, 2010   |No Comments Petitions, Where Are My Blazers Games?

Where Are My Blazers Games?

Sports Fans Coalition has launched the Local Chapter SFC-Portland in order to organize and mobilize those frustrated Trail Blazers fans who continue to be shut out from being able to watch their home team play home games on TV unless they pay Comcast’s ransom. Furthermore, many sports fans in Oregon do not have Comcast in […]

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January 22, 2010   |2 Comments Petitions, To the FCC, Uncategorized

Comcast Takes FCC to Court: SFC Asks Where Are My Games?

On January 20th, the FCC voted to close the “terrestrial loophole” on cable calling local sports exclusives anticompetitive. The rule enables competitors to add your sports games to their programming. You should now be able to see your games! However, Comcast’s legal team has wasted no time. They are already in court fighting the FCC’s […]

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Petition: Give Us our Local Sports

January 05, 2010   |No Comments Blog, Local Sports, Petitions, Slider

Petition: Give Us our Local Sports

On December 3rd, Comcast announced its plans to merge with NBC Universal. The Sports Fans Coalition immediately raised questions about how the merged company will treat consumers given its history of forcing Philadelphia sports fans to buy cable to watch their local games. In Philly, Comcast owns the local sports network, cable system, broadband internet […]

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