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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    :lol: Yeah what about that?
     
  2. 6tv's

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    Would love to see HRTV on 603. It's been ten years now, with all the sports channels that DirecTV should add, HRTV is the one who has been waiting the longest, Why DirecTV turns a blind eye to HRTV is beyond comprehension. I'm glad to see Lakers fans finally getting thier channel, maybe someday PAC 12 too. As for now ch. 603 is open and the perfect spot for HRTV!!!
     
  3. Joe Spears

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    Its available a la carte for $9.99 mo...... https://www.hrtv.com/members/register/
     
  4. plehrack

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    The news was RIGHT on time, 30 minutes before my scheduled U-Verse install.... I was dreading paying for both DTV and U-Verse and having the silly little U-Verse DVR just for Lakers games. Even though I cancelled the install over the phone, the installer still showed up just to make me feel bad! ;-)

    Peter
     
  5. kb24sd

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    I suspended my D* account since I'm still under contract.
     
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    This deal was only signed to please Megan Fox. :D

    I don't see it. It still lists Lite and Express services. o_O
     
  8. TJNash

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    OK. But how long are you obligated to pay Uverse?
     
  9. kb24sd

    kb24sd The Specialist

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    I'm not under contract with them. I can and will cancel them and un suspend my D* account later today.
     
  10. mreposter

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    I'll be interesting to see what effect this deal has on fees and rates next spring.
     
  11. TJNash

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    How did you avoid the one year service agreement they are now tying to their packages? I was exploring Uverse for the same reasons you did, but I saw that service agreement requirement and decided that Cox was a better option.

    Glad I was waiting till this weekend before I added a needless cable box to my life.
     
  12. kb24sd

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    U-Verse well at least my experience with them always had options to either sign up for service with or without a contract.It came out to about a $25 monthly price difference if you signed a 1 year contract agreement with them.
     
  13. lipcrkr

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    So if i have DirecTV "Ultimate" package i am fine?
     
  14. kb24sd

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    From the reports I've seen. Customers need to be subscribed to the sports pack which is like $11.99 a month.
     
  15. mreposter

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    From Deadline.com, info on the specific markets that will get the channels:

    Time Warner Cable SportsNet will be available for on channel 691 throughout Southern California (Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield and parts of Fresno) as well as Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Time Warner Cable Deportes will be available on channel 458.
     
  16. tonyd79

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    So Mike White blinked? I thought the RSN model was broken and we were supposed to see a shift in RSN's to the Sports Pack, or a la carte. I guess the Lakers were just too important to go without. I really didn't think this deal was going to get done. I still don't hold out hope for the P12Net, but I would love to be wrong again...
     
  18. TJNash

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    Unless you have access to the exact terms of the deal, you have no idea which side "blinked."
     
  19. tonyd79

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    Until and unless we know the terms, we don't know who blinked or if they just found a mutual point.

    While White can still say the RSN model is broken, DirecTV did have a price point in mind for TWC. That was pretty much public in the statements that it cost too much for what they were delivering.

    Did they compromise on the price? Did DirecTV blink? Did TWC blink? Did the get creative like the PAC 12 did with Dish?

    We don't know and may never really know.
     
  20. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Oh were you in negotiations? Please share how White blinked. I bet it's an intriguing story.
     

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