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NFL Sunday Ticket online without DirecTV sub

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bonscott87, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. sum_random_dork

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    I am pretty sure this is also how NBA LP works, they use your IP address to block your local team.
     
  2. sum_random_dork

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    Like others have said, I wish this was an option for current DirecTV customers. Some of us are not around on wknds to watch the games so having the ability to watch either on our computers or phones would be great, plus add in the iPad there is quite a market out there for people to watch games on their computers/phones that are current DirecTV subs. I had ST for a few yrs but dropped it this year becuase I didn't watch many games on TV being my local team was usually on, the only games I watched were on my computer.
     
  3. bidger

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    Uh huh.

    So, which DirecTV Call Center do you work in and don't your supervisors have an issue with the amount of time you spend on this board while you're at work?
     
  4. Hoosier205

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    I am not employed by DirecTV. The details around being eligible for the online version have been discussed numerous times now.
     
  5. dcowboy7

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    But as mentioned it doesnt say that anymore like it doesnt mention about line of sight etc.

    It just says "you dont need to have directv."
     
  6. Justin23

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    Uh...if you are a current D* subscriber, then sign up for NFL ST with the To-Go feature.

    This product is meant for people that for whatever reason can't get D*
     
  7. bonscott87

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    Right. And as noted there is no requirement that you "can't" get DirecTV. As I pointed out their own FAQ has no such requirement. They will sell the online only Sunday Ticket to anyone willing to pay that doesn't subscribe to DirecTV, period, no restrictions. Simple as that.

    So Sunday Ticket is literally now available to 100% of everyone in the country no matter who their TV provider is.
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    My apologies. I was under the impression that those were the restrictions.
     
  9. jpl

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    This on line posting seems to back up what you're saying:

    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/110030
     
  10. chevyguy559

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    So who's gonna be the first to try and call retention for the $20 off a month for 6 months offer for this one?? :lol:
     
  11. sum_random_dork

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    Yes, I understand I could do that. But if they would offer this to current customers at a reduced cost I think there would be a market for it. Not all of us are home on Sundays. I have had ST for the past few years and only really used it for the streaming aspects as I was gone numerous times during the season. Will DirecTV offer this to current customers who knows, but I think it'd be a nice offering. There's no way I'd pay $350 for it that much I do know, but obviously there are people out there that can and will pay that.

    Long term this could be a larger part of the Sunday Ticket/DirecTV business, pay TV #'s went down for the first time ever last quater. People are watchin TV on their computers, phones, and items like iPads. It will be interesting to see what happens with this in the next few years.
     
  12. pappy97

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    And thus I reiterate my point re: RZC standalone:

     
  13. RACJ2

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    This post with a link states that DIRECTV has confirmed to them that they will sell the online to anyone with an internet connection.
     
  14. Justin23

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    I think you are saying two different things...

    So is it the $350 cost that you have an issue with?
     
  15. bonscott87

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    I think you aren't understanding. This product is already available to Sunday Ticket subscribers for $50 extra (most get it for free).

    So if you already have DirecTV, call up and get your Sunday Ticket WITH the To Go online stuff for probably $200 or less when you strike a deal.

    Or if you don't have DirecTV then you can buy this To Go *only* product for $350.

    So I'm not understanding why you think DirecTV won't offer this to current customers, they already get it for free (or at most $50) with their Sunday Ticket subscription.
     
  16. ramcm7

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    I think what Dork was implying is that there should be a middle pricing tier for people who are already D* customers, but don't buy NFLST for the TV. A "membership has its privileges" kind of thing. I think that's a fair request from D* subs. The NFL may be driving the pricing on this one, though - at least $350 from you, or nothing.
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    ...why would someone leave DirecTV to get the online only version of Sunday Ticket? That just doesn't make any sense. I just do not understand why someone would leave DirecTV to pay for a slimmed down, yet more expensive version of a product they could have already been receiving. The availability of a standalone RedZone channel will not have an impact on folks choosing to leave in favor of the online version of Sunday Ticket. Regardless, I do believe that it does say on their website that the online only version is available for new customers only...not current customers or customers who try to cancel their entire service and acquire it. I do not believe that you can simply cancel and then get this online only version. You won't be considered a new customer. If you subscribe to Sunday Ticket, you can add the "to-go" option on. I do not see the connection between an online only version of Sunday Ticket and a standalone RedZone.
     
  18. Hoosier205

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    Sounds good to me. If folks want it that bad, yet cannot or will not subscribe to other DirecTV products...that's fine. That will be $350 please. The more people who pay for Sunday Ticket, the better. I want that $1 billion check to be easier to write, not harder. The less Sunday Ticket revenue there is, the more we are likely to see it affect the products and services we enjoy.
     
  19. bonscott87

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    Depends how much they save by going to a cable bundle. But in general I agree with you.

    OR like me I dropped all pay TV and save over $1200 a year in basic TV service. If I were to get this online only ST for $350 I still save a ton of money over a year. :)
     
  20. rkunces

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    I'm with you BonScott. This makes perfect sense for people who are willing to pay for sports on tv but do not want to be forced to pay high monthly rates. As long as you have a nice computer there is not much quality lost. And with the correct cabling you can have the game on your tv anyway. With this package I can just purchase sports subscriptions online and watch them without having to pay for a high monthly tv bill on top and pay for channels that I don't watch.
     

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