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Epix to Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fkubick, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Jan 20, 2013 #1 of 423
    fkubick

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    I just saw this article posted 1/3/13 in HomeMedia magazine. Don't know if it has already been posted here. It sounds like Directv has acquired the rights to air Epix.

    "Effective Feb. 7 DirecTV will raise subscription rates by an average of 4.5%, pointing to higher programming costs for the increases.

    In 2013, the programming fees we pay to the owners of these television channels will increase about 8%, but DirecTV is adjusting the prices our customers pay on average about 4.5%,” the pay-TV operator said in a statement. “By holding firm in programming negotiations, we have been able to keep price increases below our cable competitors.”

    During July 2012 Viacom channels went dark for 10 days on DirecTV during a dispute over carriage fees, where Viacom had been seeking a 30% increase in fees. The agreement gave DirecTV the option to add the Epix pay-TV channel, which is co-owned by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, and gave DirecTV users access to Viacom channels via tablets, laptops and other devices."
     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 #2 of 423
    RAD

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    Yes it's been mentioned before that while DIRECTV did get the rights for EPIX they have no plans to add those channels at this time. It would be nice if they could add them to the HD Extra or even a seperate movie package for folks that want that suite of channels.
     
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    HGuardian

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    The option they've taken so far is to not add it, disappointingly.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Epix greatly reduced their own worth though their Netflix deal.
     
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    HGuardian

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    Do you have access to their financials? Didn't think so. Stop posting your opinion as fact.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2013 #6 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Their financials? Haha...probably best to not respond if you don't understand the post. It was not about their financial value. By offering their content to streaming providers, they cheapened their worth to service providers that they might hope to secure retrans deals with. This was mentioned during a quarterly call conducted by DirecTV executives, including the CEO.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2013 #7 of 423
    fireponcoal

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    More insider info? Plus, Netflix PQ is less then desirable. My Twenty thousand dollar theatre will have none of it.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2013 #8 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Quarterly conference calls. Listen to one sometime.

    http://investor.directv.com/events.cfm
     
  9. Jan 20, 2013 #9 of 423
    damondlt

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    Um , thats a 14 day trial only, you have to subscribe to Epix through a provider in order to maintain Epix service Via Streaming beyond that.

    Epix Streaming is no different then HBO or Max GO as far as the rules and subscription.

    by the way Amazon has the EPIX rights as of September 2012, Not Netflix
     
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    damondlt

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    Hoosier205

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    You've missed the point. Not surprising.
     
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    fireponcoal

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    I have no need to listen and then regurgitate the info like yourself. Have fun pretending you are an important representative of a TV provider. Keep up the great work.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2013 #13 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Providing information rather than resorting to personal attacks...unlike yourself.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2013 #14 of 423
    dualsub2006

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    Netflix lost the exclusive, they'll offer Epix titles at least until the middle of the year.

    Their deal can be renewed yearly through mid-2015.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2013 #15 of 423
    lacubs

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    this off topic but how much is it to Epix on the XBox a month ?
     
  16. Jan 21, 2013 #16 of 423
    damondlt

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  17. Jan 21, 2013 #17 of 423
    DBSSTEPHEN

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    I have had epix on roku for 4 months now and I can still watch it to this very day
     
  18. Jan 21, 2013 #18 of 423
    pablo

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    What does streaming have to do with Epix the channel?
     
  19. Jan 21, 2013 #19 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Nothing other than the fact that Epix has reduced their likelihood of reaching new retrans deals due to their deals with Netflix and Amazon.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2013 #20 of 423
    Sandra

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    LOL!!!

    You can't make this stuff up...


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