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

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  1. Aug 15, 2012 #641 of 1671
    maartena

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    First game is on Aug 30th, not Sept 30th.

    Guys, if you are really serious about switching, I would have an installer scheduled already..... you can always cancel it if DirecTV deals a deal.
     
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    A bar with cable.... hmmmm :D I think most have DirecTV. :D
     
  3. Aug 15, 2012 #643 of 1671
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    Some have cable for local stuff as well.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2012 #644 of 1671
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    I wonder if there is any hope of a free streaming weekend to show off the new network and get all of us fans salivating over the online version and then hassling our providers.

    I may hold for a few days or even a week to see what happens.

    But even if Pac 12 regionals make it into sportspack instead, what's the thought about them being available for streaming?
     
  5. Aug 15, 2012 #645 of 1671
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    Looks like the channels are online now for Comcast at least and TWC. RUnning teasers and Trailers
     
  6. Aug 15, 2012 #646 of 1671
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    I would go ahead and schedule a Comcast install a couple of days before the season starts. That way if a deal isn't reached you can suspend DirecTV and have Comcast installed just in time.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2012 #647 of 1671
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    I'd say that you would still need the sports pack in order to see them. PAC-12 streaming works with provider authentication, so streaming access to content from channels depends on whether you actually pay for those channels.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2012 #648 of 1671
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    Pac 12 commish Larry Scott is making the rounds today hyping the channel launch. He said in the Bay Area they will get the Nor Cal feed included like an RSN but the Nat'l Channel will require the Sports Pack. Luckily at my office we have Comcast with the sports pack so I am looking forward to checking the channel out tonight. Hopefully DirecTV plans to add it before Labor Day!
     
  9. Aug 15, 2012 #649 of 1671
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    I don't know anything about the market in Seattle, and/or Comcast, but I would call a little sooner than that. I am saying this because last week a colleague here ordered TWC (I told him he was a fool for dropping DirecTV, but some TWC guy convinced him he would NOT be able to see his USC and UCLA football on DirecTV), and his install date was almost 3 weeks out.... On Saturday the 25th.

    But that also may have to do with the fact that he wanted it to be on a Saturday, so he didn't have to take a day off of work. If you can schedule it on a week day and take time off, you might be able to get a much quicker turn around.

    But waiting till a few days before.... might be pushing it. I'd call and schedule this week so you have it on the books on a day YOU want, instead of being at the mercy of the cable provider trying to fit whatever time they still have left in YOUR schedule. (And pissing off your boss in the process because you have to take time off with less than a week notification)
     
  10. Aug 15, 2012 #650 of 1671
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    Might see a influx of lots of little cable operators hopping on today, just got this:

    Click Services the city of Tacoma, (about population 180k)
     
  11. Aug 15, 2012 #651 of 1671
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    That's what I was implying. Call Comcast today and have an appointment scheduled a couple of days before the season starts.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2012 #652 of 1671
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    Ah, sorry. I misread it.

    But I can see it going like this:

    2 weeks before football:
    Angry PAC-12 fan: Still no news! I'm switching to CABLE if DirecTV doesn't carry it before football begins!
    DBSTalk User: No news. Perhaps you should schedule an install to be sure.

    1 week before football:
    Angry PAC-12 fan: WHAT!?? Still no carriage! If no carriage by next week, I am switching to CABLE!
    DBSTalk User: That is fine, just make sure you schedule it already so you can plan it for a weekend install. You can always cancel if DirecTV secures carriage.

    Football begins:
    Angry PAC-12 fan: NO PAC-12!! I Am switching!!!
    Angry PAC-12 fan: OMG I need to take a day off of work for the cable install, and it is DirecTV's FAULT.

    DBSTalk User: No it isn't. You didn't plan this ahead of time for a weekend install, and now you have to suck it up.

    :D
     
  13. Aug 15, 2012 #653 of 1671
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    An update to Cox carriage.

    http://blogs.mercurynews.com/colleg...networks-updating-the-cox-carriage-situation/

    I have to say.... even though it is a blog, he actually seems to take the time to call a Cox representative and conduct an interview. Unlike Swanni, who just copies stuff off of this site and others.

    Of course, DirecTV would have probably kept it lips sealed no matter WHAT journalist made the call. :D
     
  14. Aug 15, 2012 #654 of 1671
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    Seems the PAC 12 strategy is backfiring somewhat. Customers are losing access.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2012 #655 of 1671
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    Overall I doubt it. I think what they may be after is the bigger picture. First it sets a precedent in case other conferences decide to take the same approach. Second, it would likely increase the subscriptions to sports pack quite a bit, which would help offset the rising costs of the other regional sports channels coming online in Los Angeles, Huston, new Orleans, etc... If they could make up some of the costs differences for the twc sports network in Los Angeles and so on by getting more people to sub to the sports pack as well, that would be a win win for DIRECTV because they wouldn't feel the need to raise the rates more than expected just to pickup these new regionals.
     
  16. Aug 15, 2012 #656 of 1671
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    How does adding subs make up money when the payments to he channels are based on number of subs. Subs go up, costs go up with them.

    However, if they have a ton more of programming, they can raise the price on the package.

    What you say only works if they pay a flat fee rather than per sub. They showed they don't like that with Epix.
     
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    Las Vegas is really the only one losing in this scenario.... the other regions are simply "not gaining" anything.

    Pre-PAC-12-Networks, all sports were done through the local RSN, and with just providing access to the local PAC-12, no one in the actual PAC-12 conference is losing out on any of the games, as their local channel will broadcast everything affiliated to the 2 universities on that channel. So it will more or less be "status quo". They will however not gain access to national content on the main PAC-12 network.

    Las Vegas.... enjoyed the RSN's from all of California and Arizona due to not being in any Major League footprint, and as such also got all the PAC12 sports from 6 out of the 12 universities. Now they just get what the 1 national network brings. So they are really losing a lot of access.

    DirecTV could really score here:

    - 1 Regional PAC12 available in "Choice" package for your region. (zip code check)
    - National Channel in Sports pack.
    - The 5 other Regional channels in Sports pack.

    They would probably get a lot of cable customers in Las Vegas :D Or South OC for that matter. Or actually in any region where they only show the Main network and 1 regional.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2012 #658 of 1671
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    Pretty sure (memory only) that some markets with more than one rsn got two games on fsn. Am I remembering wrong?

    They will also have to schedule carefully. USC and UCLA can't play at the same time unless one is on espn or abc or the acid customers in the LA area don't get one if the games. You want to decide which?

    Scheduling all that out can be pretty tricky. What about Utah and Colorado if an area only gets one channel.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2012 #659 of 1671
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    Now there is an interesting conundrum. I actually think if you get the national channel and they put the regional ones into the sports pack that you will still get the regionals streaming, because everything that is on the regionals will eventually get play time on the national if it is a game at some point as a repeat even if it wasn't there live. The question then would simply be pre and post game shows, and we don't know if they are going to repeat those as well, but all the week in review programs will likely be on the national channel just less often...

    Plus, haven't they said for areas that have no regionals but get the national they will still have access to all the regionals via streaming?
     
  20. Aug 15, 2012 #660 of 1671
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    These are the kind of issues that are making a deal with directv tough. Directv is a national provider and they all come into play.
     
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