1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DirecTV 2010 3rd Quarter Results

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RAD, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 #41 of 124
    Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Everything seems to be looking up for DirecTV. They are firing on all cylinders. More HD will come soon enough. 197 and counting...
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 #42 of 124
    hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    5,957
    54
    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I wouldn't hold my breath.:)
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 #43 of 124
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    13,447
    0
    Jun 19, 2006
    Incredibly. The company is performing so well, when will these idiots realize they don't know what they're doing? They keep adding more and more subs and making more and more money. It's pretty disgusting to see what a great job they're doing.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 #44 of 124
    Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    :lol: +1

    I also noticed that they are now just shy of 19 million subs. I'm sure they will pass that mark by the end of Q4.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 #45 of 124
    hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    5,957
    54
    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    People's minds are made up, don't you go around confusing them with the facts.:)
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 #46 of 124
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    28,939
    72
    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Wasn't the general consensus here that we wouldn't pay anything for MRV?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 #47 of 124
    Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Hey...at least we don't have to worry about this:

    From Dish Network's Q3 report:
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 #48 of 124
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    28,939
    72
    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    mostly there is a lot of angst and anger over pricing. Trust me, I get that. In the call, DIRECTV seemed sensitive to that fact, but it was also a wake up call in saying that it's not likely DIRECTV can hold the net cost increase @ zero.

    Part of the strategy by DIRECTV is to provide some value-added services. We might pay more but we've gotten extra services (WHDS).

    One other thing that DIRECTV was worried about was the whole "Free HD" thing. A bit of good news is that it sounded to me that since they offered Free HD DIRECTV is getting more of the customer that they are seeking (the high-end customer). So DIRECTV actually considered that program to be a positive for the company even though they were giving things away.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 #49 of 124
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Ya had to bring that up, huh? !rolling
     
  10. Nov 5, 2010 #50 of 124
    Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    4,632
    0
    Sep 27, 2006
    Congrats DIRECTV on $trong growth. Way to crush the competition.

    Regarding HD channels:
    (Tiny Tim voice) Excuse me Sir, may I have another? Throw us mere poor peasants an HD channel.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2010 #51 of 124
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    28,939
    72
    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    hey, I didn't agree with it at the time .. I knew it would be a huge positive because everyone can relate to that functionality. Fortunately from a consumer perspective, it's only a $36 add each year. In my case, I was able to cut down by one receiver so I ended up saving $2/month until the next rate increase.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2010 #52 of 124
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    13,447
    0
    Jun 19, 2006
    Realistically, Dish subs don't have to worry about it either. It's just a worst-case scenario that they have to spell out to cover their asses.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2010 #53 of 124
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Translation = I Told Ya So. :D:lol:
     
  14. Nov 5, 2010 #54 of 124
    hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    5,957
    54
    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I didn't either (agree), but I paid for it for quite a few years by not renewing NFL-ST. I have much more use for MRV than NFL-ST. Best move I've made in a while. I wasn't sure how much I'd miss it...but the ever escalating prices caused me to try to find out. I did. I don't miss it at all, and still record more football than I have time to watch. It's been a win (MRV) win for me!
     
  15. Nov 5, 2010 #55 of 124
    fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    7,316
    38
    Jun 19, 2004
    Peachtree...
    Your statement was an actor gets residuals every time the commercial is run and and that is not true.

    my source comes from the actors as well including myself, A UNION actor.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2010 #56 of 124
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,500
    98
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    Yes, but how many ponied up and did it anyway?
     
  17. Nov 5, 2010 #57 of 124
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    13,447
    0
    Jun 19, 2006
    Not me!
     
  18. Nov 5, 2010 #58 of 124
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,500
    98
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    Perhaps DirecTV should go to a pricing model that some utilities have adopted where the costs of the enery is broken out from the cost of providing the service, similar to what XM/Sirius is doing with their music rotalty fee.

    So instead of a set price for service, it may be

    Satellite Service $20.00
    Programming Fees Passthru $45.00

    This will let the consumers know how much they are paying for the programmming and when a rate increase happens due to increase programming costs, they know who to blame.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2010 #59 of 124
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    13,447
    0
    Jun 19, 2006
    Good idea in theory, but the fact is that price increases are almost never solely due to rising programming costs. DirecTV wouldn't want to make it so obvious by breaking down the pricing that way.
     
  20. Nov 5, 2010 #60 of 124
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    I agree.

    Cafeteria pricing has been replaced in most circles with bundled pricing. It presents the provider with less headaches for changes, questions, and the like.
     

Share This Page