PSC Says Fans Shouldn't Contact Them About NFL Coverage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission is asking professional football fans to not contact them regarding television coverage.

P-S-C spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says the commission, which regulates utilities in Kentucky, is being inundated with e-mails from people wanting the N-F-L Network. Melnykovich says the commission does not have authority to force cable companies to offer the network.

The N-F-L Network broadcasts certain games exclusively. But, many cable companies aren't offering the network.

Melnykovich says the commission has been receiving up to 25 e-mails per week on the matter.

Chairman Mark David Goss says such complaints are better directed at the Federal Communications Commission or local governments that issue cable television franchises.

Melnykovich says the network has a Web site, www-iwantmynflnetwork.com, which urges fans to contact state officials.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by UK Fan Location: Berea on Dec 2, 2007 at 03:48 PM
    While we're griping about football coverage, why is it that Fox Sports South carries UK football and basketball games, but satellite customers around Lexington only get Fox Sports Cincy in the base package? Really disappointing when hockey's on in place of Big Blue....
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Dec 2, 2007 at 06:35 AM
    If the cable companies weren't holding Kentuckians "hostage" by having exclusivity in communities (no competition), this wouldn't be an issue. It's time for the PSC to step up and put an end to these "franchises" in communities and let the companies compete.
  • by Shane Location: Lawrenceburg on Dec 1, 2007 at 07:59 AM
    What good is the PSC then? They regulate utilities, but it seems the cable companies are the untouched one in KY. I think it's absolutely horrible that in Lawrenceburg I have NO CHOICE for cable except Time-Warner, when I lived in Lexington I really liked Insight. Now I'm paying 40 dollars a month more and getting less with Time Warner Cable. THese cable companies are holding the citizens hostage by forcing us to use them exclusively. I think the PSC should do away with the franchise concept with cities/counties and allow ALL companies who wish to compete to do so, maybe I could get Insight again, or Comcast (I had that when I lived on the West Coast and it was by far the best I've ever had for the least money). Unfortunately here in KY, the system is set up exclusively to make sure that one company in a particular area is making all the money. I wonder if there are kickbacks going to regulators to let this continue???

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