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PAC-12 and DISH have deal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DC_SnDvl, Sep 8, 2012.

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  1. Sep 8, 2012 #61 of 682
    ChileDuck

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    I'm glad your happy, but that page doesn't tell the whole truth as more football games TBD will be aired on the Pac-12 network this year. The Pac-12 network made sure that it would have first pick over FOX/ESPN/ABC on some weeks.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2012 #62 of 682
    James Long

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    Pac-12 website shows the seven as one "network" feed and six regionals.
    http://video.pac-12.com/networks

    I don't know what that translates to on their uplinks to carriers ... if Pac-12 produces seven 24/7 feeds that each cable system picks from and they initially expected DirecTV to carry all seven. Carrying the one main feed and adding the others as alts when the content varies would seem to work just as well (unless the advertising was different on each regional feed).

    It still takes up a lot of alternate slots (assuming there will be a day where all seven are different) but one 24/7 feed plus alts should be workable.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2012 #63 of 682
    superdeluxe

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    Anomaly? There is value in live sporting events. Numerous articles speak to that.
     
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    Gloria_Chavez

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    Excellent Point.​
     
  5. Sep 8, 2012 #65 of 682
    tonyd79

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    That has been my stance since day 1.


    All seven are full time from pac 12. Cable systems typically use their local region plus national. All available all the time.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2012 #66 of 682
    tonyd79

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    Only ONE channel is like that. Anomaly. Not even the other espn's cost near the same. Anomaly. It is because espn is a must have because it is expected. Has nothing to do with the amount of live sports. Go into a bar. See espn on even when no game.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2012 #67 of 682
    camo

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    You are right viewer numbers are only part of the equation on what channels are more important. If your audience is teeny boppers and children like many of the viacom channels commercials are cheap to run. If your audience consist of adults that buy products like adult beverages, automobiles and pay the bills including cable, satellite the advertising goes up along with demand for the channel like ESPN.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2012 #68 of 682
    tonyd79

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    But do NOT compare PAC 12 to ESPN. The most analogous is BTN.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    If it isnt HD then who cares.

    SD is for losers. :p
     
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    dcowboy7

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    Guess it wont.
     
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    Mariah2014

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    However, SD is better than not having it at all and the online content when made available is in HD.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2012 #72 of 682
    tonyd79

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    On line content usually sucks. I've never had great success except with MLB.
     
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    I WANT MORE

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    Hell ya.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Do bear in mind that there are millions out there who cannot afford HD. Please.
     
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    camo

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    The way I understand it online content is only for subs of one of the carriers anyway. Almost all rural areas outside the major cities don't even have the option to stream the content. They may make a change in the future because I see where areas like the vast Navajo Reservation in 3 states are going to be completely cut off. With Dish being an option now that may cancel that change however.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2012 #76 of 682
    tonyd79

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    PAC 12 plans to expand on line to the point where every competition will be available that way. They see that as the future. Rural areas are screwed without satellite Internet or at least LTE for some.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2012 #77 of 682
    camo

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    Yeah some communities have DSL and cable, some use the satellite and phone for internet. Like I said you can't just subscribe to the Pac12 network internet service unless you're a subscriber of one the cable companies that carry it like COX. Now we can add Dish Network to those we can stream online content with.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2012 #78 of 682
    Bambler

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    PAC-12's sales pitch is probably focused on telling other providers that this is a chance to encroach into DirecTV's neighborhood.

    I've already seen a Comcast commercial spouting how, "they are a 'leader' in sports programming."

    DirecTV just lost a lot of negotiating leverage with Dish on board now, IMO. Not sure exactly which side is being stubborn, but delaying tactics may come back to haunt DirecTV.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2012 #79 of 682
    tonyd79

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    Not new. They have claimed they have more live sports programming than anyone for over a year. They count espn3 because of their Internet offerings.

    And actually I think the PAC 12 lost leverage. They wanted all channels. They gave that up.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2012 #80 of 682
    DC_SnDvl

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    The SD is only for the week to get it on, from the PAC-12 page

    "DISH Network is airing our programming in standard definition this weekend to ensure that they’d be able to air today’s games, but they’re working quickly to deliver our coverage in HD - possibly as soon as next week. We’ll bring you the details as they come."
     
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