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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by skaman74, Feb 27, 2012.
Any word on why DTV doesn't have Epix movie channels?
Most providers don't have EPIX.
Time Warner, Cablevision, Comcast, AT&T UVerse, Cable One, DIRECTV, US Cable, etc, etc do not carry EPIX.
"We think there are enough of them out there already," Doyle said of premium movie channels. "We don't see the value of adding another movie channel."
Then it would seem even that much better for that statement to read...
Most providers OTHER THAN DIRECTV don't have EPIX.
The reasoning given in that linked statement is pure BS too. People were dropping premium movie packages with DirecTV because at the time of that statement DirecTV had some of the most pitiful premium movie offerings in the industry.:nono2: HD or otherwise.
Wonder what the "take" rates are for them now? I'll bet they are better than they were in 2009.
And Epix is expanding beyond just movies. They've started covering some boxing and I fully expect them to have an original or two. I'd like to see it added.
At what price? Verizon charges $9.99 for two EPIX channels.
Didn't Epix just lose Lions Gate to Starz?
DISH offers 4 EPIX channels for $7 so I guess the price would depend on how good a deal DirecTV could negotiate.
The issue isn't who else doesn't offer it. DIRECTV subscribers shouldn't have to suffer because of what the other guys aren't doing.
If DIRECTV wants to set themselves apart in areas other than sports, getting HD channels that most other providers don't carry is a great place to start. If I read the recent financial documentation correctly, DIRECTV benefited pretty nicely by adding more HD movie channels last year.
Doubts very much if DirecTV customers think they're suffering because Epix isn't available. :sure:
I doubt they are going to add it. More choice is always nice, but I doubt we are missing that much. If you really want to get it though, vote with your pocketbook and go to a provider that carries it.
You are a Dish sub. Don't you have enough to be disappointed with?
And yet you have dish which has less HD movies than directv.
I would love Epix as much as many of you, there was once a time when I've suggested that the Epix channels should be included with the HD Extra Pack.
With that said, I've since backed down of my stance because D* made alternate plans for most of the D12 bandwidth, thereby limiting a number of new HD to an unspecified amount with the actual number depending on who you ask.
Knowing D* like I do, I am real certain that they will only add a set of channels that would bridge the gap between overall consumer appeal and internal finances. As we've seen the last several months, circumstances appear to change by the Quarter. Hence all the delay in new HD.
I have all the premiums with Dish and honestly in my opinion the Epix channels breath a bit of fresh air in an other wise stale list of movie channels.
They have alot of great variety and get some movies sooner then the other guys (i could have sworn i saw true grit on epix 2 the same week it came out on blu ray).
Its a really nice set of channels in my opinion. I dont think there worth leaving the company your fond of for but there definitely worth requesting.
That is what I thought too. Until I had Epix for a couple of months. Epix is the worst of the worst when it comes to playing the same old movies over and over and over and over again. Epix gives new meaning to repeats. :lol:
You are lucky to get one or 2 new movies a month and the boxing is the stuff HBO and Showtime does not want.
You have a point in regards to the repeats but then again these are movies that you otherwise wont see on the other premiums.
im a big 80's movie fan so epix does that really well for me lol.
Yes, true. But as I pointed out, after a couple of months of Epix you are exposed to everything they have. They have very little new content.
I had Epix free for a year, but after 2 months it was pretty worthless as I had seen everything I wanted to see. Very little new content.
And Dish has it in their HD Platinum or whatever package with a bunch of other channels and includes Blockbuster for $10. IMO, D* could put that into the HD Extras package and possibly make that have more value.