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Epix to Directv?

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

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #261 of 423
    tonyd79

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    I'd think the opposite. PS3 gives a way to stay with directv and get Epix. Means it is less necessary.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 #262 of 423
    studechip

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    It is an option, but doing so disrupts the flow of a thread. So do the many posts that back everything that Directv does. BTW, I don't think it's ot when those posts do disrupt the thread. For some unknown to me reason, some posters feel the need to gainsay any negative post against Directv.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 #263 of 423
    sigma1914

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    I completely understand. I don't block anyone, but have learned to ignore. As for me saying "Off topic," I meant my post was off topic... just like I'm doing again. :lol:



    Back on topic, I really wish DirecTV would add Epix.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #264 of 423
    studechip

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    I must be paranoid, I thought you meant me! :) I don't care about EPIX, or any other premium, so it matters not to me.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2013 #265 of 423
    sigma1914

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    Now I see how Epix got around 10 million subs... by bundling with larger premium movie tiers.

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118047390/
     
  6. Feb 5, 2013 #266 of 423
    fleckrj

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    I do not care if DirecTV adds EPIX or not. If I wanted EPIX, I would not have chosen DirecTV as my provider. I do not know about others, but I chose my provider based on what they offered - not on what I want them to offer.

    If DirecTV does add EPIX, I want them to do so as another premium movie subscription like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc, and not as a part of the base package.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2013 #267 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Epix has both in bundle deals and standalone mini-premium deals, depending on provider. But that is a plus imo as it helped them grow when all the 'conventional wisdom' when they were coming on the scene had decided that they would fail. They haven't.

    And no, I haven't made a billion posts about switching because of Epix and ReelzHD, although I've made a few, and might again! :)
     
  8. Feb 5, 2013 #268 of 423
    coolman302003

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    Charter is actually the exception as they offer access via two options

    I receive the full EPIX streaming service included for no extra charge with my Charter internet subscription, no TV service with them is required. I also subscribe to DISH (in addition to DirecTV) but I do not have to if I only want the EPIX streaming content.

    http://corp.epixhd.com/faq/files/For_Charter_Customers.php#I_have_EPIX_on_Charter_can_I_ge
     
  9. Feb 5, 2013 #269 of 423
    jerrylove56

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    Beyond the few programs that HBO, Starz and Showtime produce for their services, the bulk of their programming is movies.

    To say that Epix doesn't produce other programming other than movies is incorrect. They offer boxing, live concerts, documentaries, and stand-up comedy. The same that HBO, etc., produce.

    Epix's business model may not appeal to DTV but many of the other services do the same thing. Many of the programs seen on Starz and Showtime can be found on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.

    HBO, Straz and Showtime have other non-movie programming for one reason, money. The cost to acqure hit movies is high. Epix has an advantage over these services, they are owned by movie studios.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2013 #270 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    No, that is not the case at all. Few? Count again. Original programming has become the focus of their business.

    No, I said they do not produce original programming. They do not. They are not creating the content you listed. In most cases, they have absolutely no role in the process beyond broadcasting it either. That is not the case with programming offered by other premiums. Epix doesn't even have anyone in place to oversee that type of content.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2013 #271 of 423
    lacubs

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    Epix, need to tell Alan Ball his next tv show need to be on Epix at whatever cost! or a writer type like him
     
  12. Feb 5, 2013 #272 of 423
    litex2x

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    Yeah if Epix had a Game of Thrones, Dexter, or Spartacus type of hit show going on for it I think D* would pick up in a heart beat.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2013 #273 of 423
    Diana C

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    It's large, but that's the total population, not the number of households. According to the US Census Bureau, as of the 2010 census, there are 117,538,000 households, with an average of 2.59 persons per household.

    So, DirecTV has been selected by roughly 17% of the households to which it was offered.

    The only timeframe consistent numbers for Epix I can find are from 2011, when they were available to roughly 50 million household and had 9.5 million subscribers, or about 19% uptake.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2013 #274 of 423
    James Long

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    Nielsen Estimates Number of U.S. Television Homes to be 114.7 Million
    ... a reduction in the estimated percent of U.S. homes with a television set (TV penetration), which declined to 96.7 percent from 98.9 percent.
    http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire...-of-u-s-television-homes-to-be-114-7-million/
     
  15. Feb 5, 2013 #275 of 423
    Justin23

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    At least do some research before spouting off swill. You demand the same from others...
     
  16. Feb 5, 2013 #276 of 423
    Justin23

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    I don't have to (nor can I since that isn't publicly available).

    The NFLST break even point for D* is $333. The lowest FCO for NFLST is $1445.

    So every 1-50 FCO bar & restaurant generates +$1112 over the break even point....and that is for a small establishment. Imagine all of those locations that are bigger that carry NFLST.

    Use common sense, man.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2013 #277 of 423
    damondlt

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    And took almost 20 years to achive that.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2013 #278 of 423
    damondlt

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    You still make no sence , without a subcriber count, residential and commercial, your numbers and directv .coms commericial price sheet mean nothing.


    Directv is said to have 2 million st subscribers, NOT PAYING commercial subscribers, Not Paying Residential customers

    TOTAL Subscribers!

    Not all 2 million pay for it.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2013 #279 of 423
    damondlt

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    Isn't Directv a Publicly Traded company?

    And where did you get the Break even number?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2013 #280 of 423
    tonyd79

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    Yes, they are, so when the CEO says in a financial report that Sunday Ticket pays for itself, he cannot legally lie about that. This was referenced earlier in the thread. You ignored it.
     

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