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

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  1. ajc68

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    That's not entirely true. TWC Hawaii is carrying all seven, and so is Bend Broadband. And there was an LA Times article linked in this thread last week that said the price was more than 80 cents for the networks (plural). I had previously heard 90-95 cents. I re-linked the article below w/ the quote.

    I've also read in a couple of places that those who agree to carry the networks have choice of which ones they want to carry. It made it sound like the seven networks and TV Everywhere are being sold as a bundle and it's up to each individual carrier which channels they want to carry. But it wasn't really made clear and they could have just been stating the obvious, but does anyone really believe Bend Broadband and TWC Hawaii are paying a lot more to carry all seven networks (especially when their customers already have access to everything via TV Everywhere)?

    So who really knows outside of the Pac-12 and the carriers? This package of channels is unprecedented, so there's nothing to base any of this speculation on. Until something happens we're all just shooting in the dark.


    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-pac12-20120814,0,1511937.story

    Sports Business Journal has reported that the Pac-12 is seeking more than 80 cents per subscriber to carry its channels. That's more than CNN, USA and FX and about the same as Disney Channel, according to SNL Kagan, an industry consulting firm.
     
  2. thelucky1

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    RT @espn700bill: Based on conversations I've had today, I'm expecting the #Pac12 Network and #DirecTV deal to roll out Monday barring a snag.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    but pac-12 should not need sports pack in market.
     
  4. JoeTheDragon

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    the rogers super sports pack is like $32+ now and it's college + Hotpass + NHL + NBA + NFL + MLB + OHL.

    also that does not give stuff like TSN or in market rogers sports net feeds (part of a differnt main pack)
     
  5. Fog627

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    Nothing like comparing apples to oranges to bring clarity to the conversation. Any other countries you want to bring into the sports packages comparison?
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Elbonia.
     
  7. cjrleimer

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    Now the 64 thousand dollar question is will the sports pack increase? Or will this be a FOX soccer plus situation.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Man, hope it doesn't cost 64k.
     
  9. Fog627

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    I bet some Dilbert will have an answer... :)
     
  10. WebTraveler

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    Yep. This is a very trying time for Mike White of Directv. If he chooses wrong on what he does he will lose a lot of us. The way he handles this issue, on top of last quarters 1st net loss ever may just send more of us out of the door and thus him as well.

    The $14.99 being discussed is a non-starter w/me, especially in market. I will leave DTV. Surely comcast will pick up on this and find a way to charge more, however.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    In market should at a minimum give you regional. National maybe not. Isn't cable typically charging for national. And SD?

    Adding other than regional could be up charge.

    15 bucks is too much.
     
  12. DC_SnDvl

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    Don't worry I will. I have never been shy about explaining the level of my contibutions.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I think it's time for a couple things to change.

    Make all local RSNs seperate charges of say $3 a month, and don't raise the regular rates this winter. Then move all the college only sports channels into a college sports PAC, and make it $8. Then move all the sports only channels after the espns of the world, like fuel, outdoor, etc, to a recreational sports pack for $5. And then offer all the local RSNs in a pack for $8. That would let people pick and choose what channels where important. Plus, it'd keep your major sports networks where they are, like nba, MLB, NBC sports etc, without raising pricing of the current packages for one year.
     
  14. DC_SnDvl

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    That is a dream. If they had that as an option I think we would all sign up in about 35sec an never post again.
     
  15. DC_SnDvl

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    ROFL
     
  16. tonyd79

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    A la carte. Ain't gonna happen. Contracts are already in place and they specify the terms and package levels.
     
  17. Eksynyt

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    I highly doubt that it will be $14.99 for the block of channels. I think that will be the new sports pack price for out of market people that want it. Though even if it was $14.99 a month, I would still pay for it, as DirecTV is the only way I will be able to see those games.
     
  18. sum_random_dork

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    Here in the SF Bay Area, Comcast is including Pac 12 Bay Area and Pac 12 Nat'l channel in SD, customers get the Pac 12 Bay Area channel in HD only. There is no option to get both, at least so far let alone all the other channels. This is for the SF Bay Area market only, Sacramento, Monterey, Frenso etc will have to subscribe to the sports package to see the Pac 12 channel(s) on Comcast. (Comcast is the major CableCo in the Nor Cal market)

    Now obviously we know Satellite and Cable are two different products with different methods of deilivery. I haven't heard/seen what Comcast plans to do the 1st few weeks of the season when more than one game is live, if they'll use a part time channel to show both games in HD. Comcast does have a 2nd channel they use for overflow when more than one game is on CSN BA/CA.
     
  19. reason43

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    As an alum of a PAC-12 school I would welcome the following scenario:

    The PAC-12 national channel becomes part of all package levels "Choice" & above at no increase in price at this time.

    Then give ME the choice of whether I want to buy a PAC-12 Total Package (which would contain all six regionals) at $12/month OR any of the regional packages @ $3/month each. I would consider paying the $3 extra for my local regional package and the regional package which contains my school of choice.

    This would make a lot of sense on the customer level but I don't know how it would play out for the bottom line of Directv & the Pac-12.
     
  20. JoeTheDragon

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    cocmast does not have the big ten channel alts in HD so any over flow is likely to be SD only.
     
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