I know space isn't an issue since MASN2 (a 24 hr feed) is on channel 1 for us during baseball season. I think it's more an issue of CSN+ being a part time channel and until recently, indifference on Verizon's part about figuring out a way to make it work. Before this year, I think that some people at Verizon just didn't think it was worth the trouble because they figured no one cared about it.
Well, whatever the issue, it is better than what Time Warner subscribers have to endure. First, they lost HDNet and HDNet movies (something that wouyld cause me to drop the provider and switch to someone else immediately!). And now NFL fans may not get to see the Philadelphia Eagles final game of the season against the Dallas Cowboys. (The outcome would have a major impact on the playoffs leading to the SuperBowl). Time Warner cable subscribers may not get to see the game. Why? Money. (Fox wants too much, more than the norm.) And it may end in the Fox Channel’s content being pulled from that cable system. I mention this because all systems have issues that may result in bad news for consumers. The grass is NOT always greener on the other side. While I hope Verizon does add the CSN+ channel just for those who seem to desire it, I'm more than happy with what I'm getting from Verizon right now, particularly in HD. I came from Comcast last year (primarily to get the HDNet channels) and they only had a little over 20 HD channels. So for me, Verizon is a deluge!. (And they have the HD picture quality beats cable and satellite easily.)
In the Philadelphia area please add the "Comcast Network" formally CN8. It carries sports programming that gets bumped from "Comcast Sportsnet" due to scheduling conflicts especially between the Phila Flyers and Sixers.
I can't see Blazer games in HD on fios, and I live in Portland.
all Blazer games are available in HD on Comcast.