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Copper Contributor grackle6
Copper Contributor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-04-2009
Message 41 of 101

Thank you, Caps09, for posting those links. Great work. it's good to know we're getting some attention.


I'd also like to thank you for starting this issue up as long ago as you did. My hat's off to you.




Copper Contributor grackle6
Copper Contributor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-04-2009
Message 42 of 101

I've assembled some stats. Here they are.


The following users have requested to be able to see the Caps on CSN+ in the "Suggest Channels" thread:

Howard/AA Counties MD

bkb  10/30
scraff  11/04
grackle6  11/06
Padow  11/06
devonwood  11/10
chrsmi142  11/12
caps81737  11/07  11/12
jotot  11/13
Preston16  11/13
slacker  11/13
Howard_Co_Caps_ 11/13
b1974 11/13
wazlo21 11/13
shaft103 11/21 

Harford County MD

BmoreCapsFan  11/04 & 23


elicea  11/14  Newport News
annandaleva  11/16  Northern VA
Benjammin  11/21/09  Richmond
Caps09  10/17  11/01  11/06  11/18, 11/21  Richmond

no location given:

joek443  11/06
jsaint625  11/06
eat1820  11/07
hockeytool  11/21
MoreCapsonTV  11/21
levi1864  11/22

That's 26 requests for CSN+ for Caps games between 10/30 and 11/22: 15 Howard/AA, 1 Harford, 4 VA, 6 no location given.

Add to those the following requestors in the "Comcast Sportsnet Plus (DC)" thread who have not posted in the "Suggest Channels" thread.

capsfan78  AA County, 11/06
gdw10  AA County, 11/06
Terps1984  AA County, 11/11
cparks  AA County, 11/12
hockeygene  PG County, 11/14
spbbp09  Howard County  11/14

The grand total is 32 requests for CSN+ in the MD and VA suburbs made by Caps fans since 10/30/2009.

Copper Contributor eat1820
Copper Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-14-2009
Message 43 of 101

I am in AA county. I put VH04 which is verizons office for AA county to help them out. You can add one to the AA county list

Copper Contributor PLEASEGiveMeCSN
Copper Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-13-2009
Message 44 of 101

Thanks for the link Caps09. The blogger that you linked to the other day has posted some more info:



Silver Contributor IV
Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 574
Registered: ‎05-11-2009
Message 45 of 101

That blog has a very detailed and reasonable explanation, which is exactly what we've been asking for here. It's too bad no one from Verizon will tell us this, but it's nice to know that they're working on it. I wonder how many subscribers they're willing to lose in the meantime.


It seems that this thing is finally to the point where the parties involved are trying to fix it. I wonder why it took two years without CSN+ for anything to happen, but it may have been our recent complaints that did it.


Please don't be silent about this though...the Caps and Canadiens are on CSN+ this Saturday. Thanks everyone for posting!!!

Copper Contributor caps81737
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
Message 46 of 101

I've pretty much decided that, next summer I will be going back to comcast if this is not resolved...I'd do it sooner, but I may lose the CenterIce pkg. I've already paid for...Verizon has till July to fix this--or I'm gone...this has been going on for TWO YEARS...why couldn't they have just left the games on NewsChannel 8?  We GET that waste of a channel...

Silver Contributor IV
Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 574
Registered: ‎05-11-2009
Message 47 of 101

CSN had to expand their footprint for these games because MASN clearly had them beat. News Channel 8 was only available close to DC, and even then, only on certain cable operators. The NC8 games didn't even come close to where I live in Richmond, much less other parts of the CSN footprint. CSN+ was a great idea, but at ths point it looks like MASN still has them beat, because every operator has to carry both MASN and MASN2, plus MASN2 is a continuous feed all summer. At least Verizon is trying to get their act together at this point and get the channel, but I cannot fault you whatsoever if you leave. This is really frustrating...


Also, this Saturday's game @ Montreal will be carried on NHL Network in the U.S., but don't  forget that it's blacked out in our region because it will be available on CSN+.

Silver Contributor IV
Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 574
Registered: ‎05-11-2009
Message 48 of 101

In case anyone from Verizon is reading the posts here, I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION-

I posted it on Mike Holden's blog last night, but I've been thinking about it since as something that just might work. For areas in the CSN footprint that don't have FiOS1, simply put up a feed of the FiOS "help channel" (The channel that comes on after the cable box is reset). With the help channel duplicated on channel 1, this creates "filler" for when there is no CSN+ programming on. When CSN programming comes on, use the same mechanism currently in place to switch between FiOS1 and CSN+. The channel can just be listed in the guide as "Comcast Sportsnet Plus", with "off air" during the times when the help channel is on.

This would probably be a temporary solution, but is absolutely adequate until CSN and Verizon work out a permanent one.

Silver Contributor IV
Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 574
Registered: ‎05-11-2009
Message 49 of 101

Sorry about that...the help channel is 131.


We would be able to see the games, and Verizon would basically have a commercial running 21 hours per day that more people would see.

Contributor zsportsman28
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-28-2009
Message 50 of 101

I live in Anne Arundel County and I noticed a few weeks back that Comcast got rid of Fios1 which would broadcast the Wizards or Capitals game depending on who was on CSN+.  I think this is absolutely rediculous.  I pay a lot of money almost $200.00 a month for FIOS service and when the capitals and/or wizards are playing I'd like to have the option to watch them play.  For example, tonight the Wizards are playing on CSN, and the Caps are playing on CSN+.  I would prefer to watch the caps game but would much rather prefer the option to watch both games.  This is absolutely rediculous.  I was a comcast customer for over 10 years and I never had an issue with watching either the caps or wizards game.  Verizon must do something to get CSN+ or get FIOS1 back up and going in Anne Arundel County.  If I have to miss anymore Caps or Wizards games because of Verizon not playing them, I will switch back to Comcast as will many others that I know.  If we do this, Verizon will lose over $1K a month just off myself and friends of mine.  This is unacceptable. 

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