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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Feb 16, 2012.
Oh, think I forgot to add sarcasm here.
I for one, am happy to see DirecTV doing well! I will happily pay money to them, because they offer what I want, Sports! And for the record, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than what I was paying the [cable company] 2 months ago (even after my first year is up, it will be cheaper)
They are running a smart business, they know what the majority of the people want, and they deliver it.
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OK, but now I am confused! I meant no sarcasm in my reply.
I do guess you are a returnee with a new handle?
I was reading the transcript and it said somewhere in there that on March 29 will be investor day. But I was wondering if that applies only to Directv Latin America or the actual USA.
More HD is coming and it's not on 119
I can't picture many more (If any) English language channels being on 119.
I'm going to say Epix 1, 2, & 3
AMC is now HD
Don't recall if FMC or TCM are HD
The ever requested BBCA HD
No way to know if they are really planning to add them as saying we want to add so and so channel before it is a signed deal is a great way to drive the price up.
Isn't this like the 13th straight quarter you have pretty much predicted doom and gloom for DirecTV?
And they keep growing.
Guess they have a better handle on their numbers than you do.
BTW, the average customer is probably nowhere near a basic customer. I think SatRacer has said that the majority of customers have premiums of some type (movies and/or sports). Sports (something your provider has little of) will drive the cost to the average sub way up.
None of those are "broad appeal" channels; none are in the top 40 for total daily ratings.
I'm not predicting anything. I'm simply offering up numbers that may or may not (typically not) support the claims of joy-joy from the apologists.
But why do you feel the need to rain on anyone's parade? Just trying to rein in things? Or reign over a forum?
True apologists may need slapping hard from time to time, but really.........
They rose prices by 4% compared to Dish's increase of 10-15% last year, I'd say they are doing better than most companies at raising prices.
Directv has triple the amount of HD channels Dish has..:nono2:
Direct TV made money! I'll drink to that. Wait, why would I drink to that?
Actually, Dish's rates rose 3.5%, 3Q11/3Q10. Dish will announce 4Q11/4Q10 ARPU hike this week.
Average monthly subscriber churn rate in the third quarter of 2011 was 1.83% compared with 1.98% in the year-ago quarter. Average revenue per user (ARPU) in the reported quarter was $76.99 compared with $74.36 in the prior-year quarter. Average subscriber acquisition cost in the last quarter was $789 compared with $795 in prior-year quarter.
During 4Q11, DTV's ARPU increased 4.9%.
Somebody mentions this fact every year. Obviously they raise the rates enough in early 2011 to more then offset the higher costs and once again attain record profits in 2011. So now they raised them again in 2012, so that next years profit will beat this years.
With that said, I'm a happy customer who is glad they take care of good customers, by granting discounts, free upgrades, etc that are requested. Obviously, those that are willing to settle for paying list price are contributing to the record profits. If you are one of them, you should be proud of your accomplishments.
I'd say that's exactly why they have added the entertainment package...
They still have room on the other sats for more hd. 10 to 12 channels, maybe even more depending on a few other things.
No one can expect any regular hd channels to ever show up on 119 again, it would go against everything they have been doing for the last 4 years, and all their plans they have stated going forward, making that idea illogical. Of course, illogical is what you seem to specialize in when it comes to predicting anything that has to do with Directv and what is happening with them.... :nono2:
You're right - why would we want any American-based company to make money? They should all be losing money by giving away everything for free... that'll help the economy and prevent job losses,. :nono2:
I'm all for DirecTV and other American Companies like GM making money And I will continue to stick with the companies that give me what I want be it in the area of TV or cars!