Monday, June 8, 2009

Late night open thread

Since NBC, the greedy and self absorbed National Broadcasting Company is right across the Hudson River, it's pertinent the Jersey City Desk tonight point out what jagoffs Jeff Zucker and the NBC family are being over rights to their NHL games. #1 it's our understanding they pay the NHL zero dollars and zero cents for the rights to broadcast the games and then make money selling ad time. That's the deal NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman helped negotiate but that's a rant for another day. Well they aren't letting the Penguins fans watch on the big screens outside Mellon Arena for those who want a sense of hockey community because it might cause a microscopic drop in ratings points which means a few less ad dollars for the peaCOCK network.

The Detroit Red Wings during the playoffs show the games on "JoeVision", or the big screens over center ice at Joe Louis Arena for away games. NBC is denying the right to hold "JoeVision" tomorrow night with game 6 of the NHL Final in Pittsburgh. The real kicker, and the point that should shame NBC's asshole beancounters to no end is when the Red Wings show the games at JLA, they charge the upwards of 15-20,000 fans $5 a head and ALL that money goes to charity, it always has. So, $75-100,000 will NOT be filling the coffers of charities in Detroit and the people who make money parking cars and selling hot dogs and soda pop won't get a paycheck that night.


So instead of looking out for the people who watch his network, Mr. Zucker has decided his advertisers are more important. That's fine, it's his and his network's call. We here at the Jersey City Desk just wanted to get that out there and let you the readers of the Tri-State area know that the next time you see an NBC affiliate run one of those "We're a part of the community and we really really care about our local viewership" and "WE CARE promos" they love to slather their airwaves with, understand, no, they really don't. They care more about the people selling you Honda's, beer and high fructose corn syrup products than they do about your community at large.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

Great minds, Johnny! I was bitching about this very thing over at NCD. Classless, just like the Penguins.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

I mean is there some money NBC and Universal don't have already?