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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sticketfan, May 18, 2012.

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  1. Jun 1, 2012 #21 of 1671
    FenixTX

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    DirecTV's Mike White said on a conference call today that they have no interest in carrying Longhorn Network and don't have plans right now to carry PAC-12 Network. Said he knows they are definitely not going to carry all 7 networks for sure. Just main PAC-12 Network if they decide to carry any at all.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 #22 of 1671
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    Not quite what I saw. The quote I saw said they weren't sure what they were doing with PAC 12. No inference that thy don't want it. Just said it won't be 7 channels.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2012 #23 of 1671
    FenixTX

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    You are correct. Sorry about that. I just went back and read it again and he said they aren't sure what they are doing with the PAC-12 but they aren't going to carry 7 channels. Thanks for the correction.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2012 #24 of 1671
    tonyd79

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    sure. I was wondering if you had seen something more/different.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2012 #25 of 1671
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    Is this true? If it is Direct will have to carry Pac 12 network or have a lot of pissed subs including me. At least offer it in a supplemental sports package.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012 #26 of 1671
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    http://www.mediapost.com/publicatio...eo-says-blackouts-may-be-necessary-but-n.html

    "White said DirecTV isn’t sure what it will do with the Pac-12 Network group. “We’re not going to have seven channels -- I can assure you of that,” he said.

    Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/176018/directv-ceo-says-blackouts-may-be-necessary-but-n.html#ixzz1wjUy0cmL"


    My relationship with Directv may be coming to an end. When the direct competitor in the market place - Comcast - does carry the network, that's a problem. Also Directv won't carry CSN - Northwest, which carries the Trail Blazers.

    It's more and more likely every day the plug will be pulled soon. I've noticed that many neighbors have returned to Comcast as well. This guy was on my door step yesterday and he had a list of the entire neighborhood and who was paying what. He had some good sign up deals, but I am skeptical on the follow through. But if CEO White is so sure then I guess I need to do what I need to do.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2012 #27 of 1671
    FenixTX

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    It's not that DirecTV doesn't want to carry CSN NW, it's that Comcast wants too much for the channel and are basically withholding it as they do in Philly. As to them not carrying the PAC-12 subchannels I don't see a big problem with that. The main network will carry the football games. But go with Comcast if you want of they have what you need.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2012 #28 of 1671
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    DirecTV needs the Pac 12 network and the Pac 12 needs DirecTV. I can't imagine it not happening. Probably the only hold up right now is how to handle the seven regional channels the Pac 12 has created. They created them with cable in mind, not having a clue how satellite or even Fios work. (Actually, I think the Pac 12 has overreached with their plan and are pretty damned dumb.)

    I would see a main version of the Pac 12 network and game only subs (like the BTN) but as the Pac 12 network is trying to do special programming for each channel, there has to be some planning to make it work right.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2012 #29 of 1671
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    maybe they can do a FS / FSN like sub feed setup for the regional channels
     
  10. Jun 3, 2012 #30 of 1671
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    I guess the other option would be to put the Pac-12 regional channels on spot beams for the appropriate regions, but I'm guessing those are pretty full and may not be pointing at the correct larger areas for each region, since they were originally set for city DMAs.
     
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    I agree that's what Directv says, but then look around and quite a few of Comcast's sister channels are, in fact, on Directv. So really it comes down to priorities and this isn't one of them.
     
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    Who knows if it is a negotiation ploy or what, but I am getting so sick of these programming disputes all over the place. With the Pac 12 removed from Root Sports Northwest (fka Fox Sports Northwest) it really devalues this channel big time. Yet we will will get it because Directv owns the channel. Root Sports' programming costs go way down because there are no more football games, but do you think we'll see a price reduction because of that? Doubtful.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2012 #33 of 1671
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    diden't they used to have RSN HD on the spots?

    But directv SD slots are pretty full as well.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2012 #34 of 1671
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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3028902#post3028902

    Mike White said that they will not have all seven networks. The 350 events that include football and men's basketball are all supposed to be on the national network and simulcast to all 6 regional networks. It would be a major waste of bandwidth to carry the same content seven times. Hopefully we'll see something unique for satellite.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2012 #35 of 1671
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    this would've solved a lot easier if DirecTV threw more money up and GET MORE CAPACITY for those channels but no, they want to cutback, for reasons unknown, the Pac-12 nation will suffer...
     
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    I think you can twist words or somehow write it up that way, but it does come down to priorities. If enough of us walked away then maybe it is a business decision to carry it.

    Much of this problem is that Directv owns Root Sports Northwest, a direct competitor. With the Pac 12 football gone Root is losing a LOT of content, and thus lower bills and should lower our rates under this same theory. We all know that won't ever happen.

    Really it comes down to this - Directv needs to offer Pac-12 network to remain competitive against Comcast and other cable companies carrying the channel. To live in a west coast city and not have access to the Pac 12 Network is ridiculous. I can't see it happening, but if it does Directv cannot possibly refer to itself as a sports leader.






     
  17. Jun 5, 2012 #37 of 1671
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    They need 7 channels to carry 2-3 events a day?
     
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    It really would be embarrassing for the P12 & D* not to come to an agreement considering D*'s Hdqrs are in El Segundo, CA, about 10 miles from the UCLA campus.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 #39 of 1671
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    I doubt there would be more than two alternate channels if D* ultimately reaches a deal with the Pac-12, although there may be concern if all 12 schools are playing at the same time. Pardon my lack of knowledge on college sports scheduling.
     
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    They're almost equidistant from UCLA and USC if you're driving it -- Google says 13.2 miles to UCLA, 13.4 miles to USC.
     
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