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Apparently Almost the Entire State Now Has the Bobcats on TV!


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#1 Proudiddy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

According to our play-by-play guy Steve Martin! He had been asking fans to tweet him their zip code and cable/sat. provider. He said it was being passed along to Fox and the providers and they were seeing what they could do about it. I had been tweeting him, as well as many others, for at least 2 or 3 weeks.

After all of these years, I really didn't have a lot of hope for anything to happen, even if Steve was doing his part to help... I just didn't see anything changing.

BUT, after initially saying that I probably wasn't getting the games right outside of Raleigh because of MLB TV rules (I don't really care about baseball anyway lol), he tweeted this yesterday:

23h Posted Image Steve Martin@BobcatsMartin
Breaking news for Direct tv viewers tonight in all of SC and western and Central NC see the game on 650/650-1.Eastern NC 647/647-1 til Sun



23h Posted Image Steve Martin@BobcatsMartin
Eastern NC will have a new permanent channel after Sat game at Washington.

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23h Posted Image Steve Martin@BobcatsMartin
@22thesnowman Johnston Co. Might be on the line, try 650/650-1 or 647/647-1. For tonite, Fri and Sat.

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23h Posted Image Steve Martin@BobcatsMartin
@22thesnowman your complaints helped make this happen, nBA looked into it and with Fox help found a tech. Problem.


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18h Posted Image Steve Martin@BobcatsMartin
@AaronLong92 they are going to another channel after that as apermanent location

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Steve Martin@BobcatsMartin
@PlasticOnoJohn if you are on Direct TV yes you shoulkd get us on 650/650-1 twEet me if we aren't


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How awesome is that? He said there was a technical problem that was messing things up in getting the games to us on our end... But apparently, Steve was putting in a lot of work to help us get them on TV and it worked! I didn't get to check out the game last night because we had a drastic change of plans for Thanksgiving and had to do last minute shopping, but I can't wait 'til tomorrow night!

Everyone who didn't get the games before should definitely tweet Steve and thank him!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

steve martin comes off as drunk somethimes on the air but I love the guy. You can tell that him and dell curry care about the bobcats.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Most announcers like to booze it up a little bit before games (with the rest of us ;) ).

Steve is a cool guy. I've run into him a few times he's very genuine. I'm really glad he came back to do the play by play with the Bobcats.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

weird coincidence.....about an hour ago I got off the phone with TWC, the Bobcats and left a message with
Fox Sportssouth trying to find out why the Bobcats aren't being shown in the Myrtle Beach market.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Must not have fixed it in Wilkesboro yet. I was at my parents for Thanksgiving and the Toronto game wasn't being shown even though the channel guide said that it was supposed to be

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

Must not have fixed it in Wilkesboro yet. I was at my parents for Thanksgiving and the Toronto game wasn't being shown even though the channel guide said that it was supposed to be


I live in Hickory, which is close to Wilkesboro. This area has the games on DirecTv & AT&T U-Verse. I'm assuming your parents have Charter? They are still refusing to show the games.

I work for Charter & from what I have been told it has something to do with TWC. Obviously, TWC has quite a bit invested in the team. At some point this season, though, Charter will begin broadcasting all of the Cats' games.

Until then I am just out of luck. I'm glad things have finally changed, though. This organization has alienated it's local market worse than any pro team I can think of. Now the entire Carolina region has access to the games.

Say what you want about MJ as a FO guy, but I think he has done a great job. He hired an excellent GM in Cho & stepped down to give him full control. Then he expanded the horrible tv market to include the entire NC/SC markets.


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