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2013 DIRECTV Price Increases

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by FrozenAsset, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

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    OK, if you are getting all those RSNs, then you are most likely getting the RSN fee.
     
  2. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    OH yea , I agree 100%.

    We drop our subscibing packs down, and Netflix,HULU,Amazon, and soon to be Red Box, will jack their price up.
     
  3. Satelliteracer

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    Are you asking "why not let"?

    The simple reason is the investment in the equipment and the cost. If D* is spending north of $800 in subscriber acquisition costs to get someone on board to their platform, it would take 40 months (3 + years) just to get that money back on a $20 subscription of HBO...and that would assume all $20 goes to D* which we know wouldn't be the case. So the reality would be a pay back of somewhere along the lines of 5 or 6 years. I don't think customers are going to want to sign up for a 5 year commitment.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    And it wasn't just Netflix. We were watching Amazon Prime video on the Roku, and it went out. Fortunately, I have three different ways to get at on my tv, and the others worked. But the issue wasn't on Netflix in reality, it was Amazon.
     
  5. damondlt

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    Well that stinks, The only answer is don't subscribe to a Base pack with RSN's right?
     
  6. Satelliteracer

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    Yup. The sports channels are demanding high distribution, meaning placement in almost every package so they can leverage advertising eyeballs. That's been the dilemma out there and what Mike White and others were pushing against.

    Interesting times.
     
  7. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    My Question is , why is it only Directv?

    Why not Dish, or Cable, Why only the DMA's with 4 RSN's, I don't get why it matters how many you have.
    Its not the customers Fault where they live.
     
  8. lipcrkr

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    I have a question. I joined DirecTV in May of this year. I have Choice Ultimate soon to be Ultimate. In May when i joined, i got 50% off for the first year (reg $74.99....now $44.99). In my 2nd year it's supposed to be $64.99.
    Will this be the same amount for my 2 year contract?
     
  9. damondlt

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    I signed up in may too, But I have rebates, so increases can still happen. ;)
     
  10. cjrleimer

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    Agreed. I mean Mike White is no Chase Carey who had plenty of deals without problems.
     
  11. mreposter

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    Thanks for the clarification. Too bad Directv didn't put something as simple and easy to understand on their website.
     
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I believe you have answered your question above:
    If DirecTV did not have those channels they would not have to pay them.

    And as far as it not being the customer's fault where they live, that plays both ways. DirecTV is charging the fee to the customers who receive the benefit of multiple expensive RSNs. They could raise the price another dollar or two on every customer. Would that be "fair"? Have people out in the sticks with only one RSN (and perhaps not the best teams in the country on their RSN) paying the same as a customer in a market with good teams and overlapping coverage?
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Cable prices vary by location. There is no single price for any cable system. Not just directv. What you pay matters where you live.

    Dish doesn't have the RSNs directv does. Like many of the one you listed. Dish pretty much have up on big city RSNs.
     
  14. Wyannuzzi

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    Add in $300.00 per month for cell phones (5 smartphone family), and you would kill them twice!!




     
  15. gpg

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    Do Premier customers in the NY dma have to pay an RSN fee?
     
  16. skinnyJM

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    Looks like $5/month more for me.

    Thank You Satelliteracer for being honest in your replies and explanations, as well as being brave enough to step into a potential lion's den! :)
     
  17. Barcthespark

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    Anyone know?
     
  18. dpeters11

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    $2 increased DVR fee, plus package increase if yours is higher than Entertainment.
     
  19. lipcrkr

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    Yeah, i have a rebate courtesy of my best friend so when May comes around i will lose the Refer a Friend. But i will continue to be able to get $44.99 per month until May of 2013 and $64.99 from May 2013 to May 2014....Correct?
    Isn't that in my 2 year contract?
     
  20. dpeters11

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    Contracts don't freeze pricing, but if that was the new customer offer when you signed up, then that would be honored.
     

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