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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by lmurphy, Jan 2, 2008.
That's true Dodgeboy, but right now not enough people do feel like you so they/we keep buying!
I'm predicting $289 for Season Ticket & $99 for Super Fan.
I got superfan free last year when I rang up to cancel my Sunday Ticket. I am NOT going to renew this year (I need to keep telling myself that). There are enough OT, Sunday night, Monday, Thursday and Saturday games. Plus I get all Cowboys games anyway, who could want anything more?
Well, as a Dallas fan, when you're stuck in Washington country it makes the decision interesting either way to say the least.
If I lived out of region then I would certainly have Sunday Ticket.
I'll probably do what I did last year. Call up and ask for superfan for free. If I get it then I keep the ticket. If not I"ll cancel.
When is the NFL going to offer packages for one team??? Would that be nice !!!
Or just plain PPV on one game that you can't get.
It bothers me that the price goes up every year and we get fewer games than we used to. With Thursday, Saturday, Sunday night, Monday (2 games once) there are actually fewer games shown. And with the ability to move important games off of Sunday afternoon you can get stuck watching Miami vs. SF (sorry fans but those teams stink at the moment - Bill P. will fix Miami).
Plus adding 100 bucks for HD. Gets harder and harder to justify.
I reupped as well. Switched over to the 11 pay plan which works out better for me as I can spread everything out a bit.
let me know how well that works.............
and if you actually find a CSR thatll do it, let me have their name and extension....
I'm lucky that I can afford the ST and the Super fan...still, I'm not stupid...there's a price out there that I won't pay, even if it's something I want...and this is fast approaching my limit...
so this year, I'm doing what many are saying: if they don't give me the super fan for free (like they have done the past 2 years), I'm out...
Sure would be nice if they just let you purchase your team you want to see instead of all the games.
I'll re-up ST this year. Living out of market of my two teams and my husband's team (Jets, Giants, and Oakland), ST is a must. SF remains to be seen. If they run a deal again this year like they did last year during draft weekend where if you renew you get SF for free, then I'll do SF. Otherwise, SF might get skipped this year.
According to Gregg Easterbrook at ESPN, that is why Sunday Ticket isn't on Cable. Comcast and Time Warner were only interested in a plan where they could sell games on an individual PPV basis. They said it made the mose economic sense. The NFL would only sell it as a whole season, though... DirecTV was the only one to bite, with the caveat that it be a DirecTV exclusive.
Also according to Easterbrook, the NFL made promises to CBS and Fox that the pricing for Sunday Ticket would be adjusted every year so that no more than 1 million homes would receive the service... Ensuring that local affiliates don't lose too much viewership. The total number of subscribers is currently in the 1.3 million homes range, so the NFL has been raising the price every year to get people to drop. If people don't drop, the NFL has to repay some of the money from those HUGE TV deals from CBS and Fox.
So yes... The pricing is actually DESIGNED to get you to drop Sunday Ticket.
I'd sooner forget ST all together then not have the games in HD.
I agree there.. I don't even look at the SD football channels anymore. I almost dropped it this season, if it is higher for 2008 I just might have to.
this doesnt really make sense, since the cable companies all sell the MLB, NBA and NHL packages, as well as others, as a season. Why wouldnt they also be willing to sell the NFL as a season? All the cable companies care about is making money any way they can. As it is now, they make 0 money from the NFL Sunday Ticket since DTV has it exclusively. Somethign is better than nothing. I just think that DTV just ponied up more money than the cable companies. Money is always the bottom line.
Agree, being in a larger market I get all the Bears games and get plenty of other prime games. I used it alot when I was a cash Fantasy player not anymore.