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New DIRECTV Blimp to Light up the Skies in 2014

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Athlon646464, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Mar 5, 2014 #1 of 18
    Athlon646464

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    New DIRECTV Blimp to Light up the Skies in 2014

    Van Wagner unveils new Lightship equipped with the world's only 2,100 sq. ft. LED Lightsign screen

    Blimpologists will soon have a new, more advanced species to study as they scan the skies this spring. The DIRECTV blimp adorned with new, high-tech plumage – the world's only 2,100-square-foot LED Lightsign screen – began its annual tour March 1.

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  2. Mar 5, 2014 #2 of 18
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    I'll have to keep an eye out. I live near the airport where all the blimps come into when they are in town.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2014 #3 of 18
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    That's where my rate increase $$$ go!
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2014 #4 of 18
    dpeters11

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    It's good advertising, and I'd think they'd get paid to provide coverage of sporting events.

    And there won't be many blimps around, just this and MetLife, since Goodyear is moving to the Zeppelin this year.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2014 #5 of 18
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    Nice glad we pay for a blimp.

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  6. Mar 7, 2014 #6 of 18
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    Winters,...
    You might think in terms of advertising, attracting new customers, keeping others, which actually help keep our costs down, as the bigger the base, the more to spread fixed costs over.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2014 #7 of 18
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    Your rate increases go to pay for additional programming costs. Marketing budgets didn't get any bigger. Dish has no blimp, their rates went up even higher.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2014 #8 of 18
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    In fact, Mike mentioned to me he's forgoing part of a raise just to cover the cost of the blimp's operation.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2014 #9 of 18
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    Is the blimp transparent to Ka and Ku signals ?

    Annoying if the damn thing is blocking MY dish and I can't watch Green Acres.
     
  10. Athlon646464

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    I heard Green Acres is the place to be......
     
  11. gov

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    No blimps, just a steam locomotive!
     
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    Everybody looks at these blimps. They're the best billboard in the world of billboards.
     
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    I wanna ride in one! Please!!
     
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    any way to view its schedule and see which days is will be in a certain area.
    I saw it fly over Downtown Norfolk, VA years ago march 2010 i think.

    thanks.
     
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  17. gov

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    I don't see a KingDome on top of the blimp! WTF ?!?!?!?!?!
     
  18. damondlt

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    I'm sure he can spare it.

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