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Pac-12 Networks confident, even without DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Athlon646464, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Jul 31, 2013 #361 of 2911
    6tv's

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    These channels may be a joke to you, but since you probably don't own DirecTV I think for you to speak for DirecTV is a waste of your time and mine. In the slim chance that you do own DirecTV, than I would very much appreciate it if you would add HRTV soon.
     
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    tjguitar

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    ESPN3 is through your internet provider, not your tv provider.
     
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    These channels may be a joke to you, but since you probably don't own DirecTV I think for you to speak for DirecTV is a waste of your time and mine. In the slim chance that you do own DirecTV, than I would very much appreciate it if you would add HRTV soon.


    Yes I've had DTV from 2001 to this day. I have the Premier package as well as MLB EI & NHL CI. Yes all those niche channels such as the one you mentioned next to other sports channels listed on another thread such as Blackbelt, Fishing channel etc would not be worth DTV's time or money due to very small followings. Anyways, when it comes to horse racing, there already is TVG on DTV
     
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    pdxBeav

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    Because it has to start somewhere. Why not now?
     
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    Whatever. So they hang a sign in stadiums, so what? Directv could have had the ads, but chose not to.

    Coke and Pepsi advertise, so what? ESPN has banners, Fox has banners.

    The programming side has been the same.
     
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    They both have similar packages....of course they are different in some respects. Dish has better technology. Directv has the edge on programming barely.

    But for what I watch it works fine, and now I have the Pac 12
     
  7. Aug 1, 2013 #367 of 2911
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    Whatever. So they hang a sign in stadiums, so what? Directv could have had the ads, but chose not to.

    Coke and Pepsi advertise, so what? ESPN has banners, Fox has banners.

    The programming side has been the same.


    No they don't.
     
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    Coke and Pepsi don't advertise?

    ESPN and Fox don't have banners?

    This makes no sense. To say that Directv needs a lower price because Dish gets to hang a banner in the stadium is a ridiculous if you think that holds up any deal. Directv could have had those banners, but they chose not to.

    The issue is this: (1) Directv has every right to decide not to carry Pac 12, and (2) the Pac 12 has every right to tell its audience that it does not expect Directv to come to terms before or during the upcoming football season and if fans want to see the games then they will need to switch providers. It's really as simple as that.
     
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    That is a valid point, except Directv failed to hold firm on the Laker channel issue and then could also start first on channels it owns. But it does not. So it goes full circle.
     
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    They can't both hang banners. The deal is exclusive. Perhaps Dish came up with the idea as an alternative to make the deal work. You are assuming that the PAC 12 offered it.
     
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    National? I do not think so. It is 12 schools, most of which are in the Pacific Time Zone. That is a regional network.
     
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    fleckrj

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    Not to get too far off topic, but a horse racing channel (TVG) that does not carry any races from Churchill Downs, Arlington Park, Fairgrounds, or Caulder is like having a college football network that does not carry any SEC or Big 12 games or a college basketball network that does not carry any ACC or Big 10 games.

    To bring this back to topic, comparing HRTV to TVG is like comparing the SEC to the PAC 12. They are definitely different.
     
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    If you read phil swanns latest thread is sad that directv lost subs in the last quarter. they say it the churn rate. But if the truth was told it is because not carrying PAC12 or Longhorn Network or CSN Houston. Some subs might also went for streaming devices like roku or just simply went back to ota digital tv.
     
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    tnnolman

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    said not sad my goof up on last message but it really matters to Pac12 Fans not getting their sports programs or teams that they normally watch during college football and college basketball season.
     
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    Actually not... If I remember, Directv was offered exclusive signage with the proposed deal that Directv said it was going to make happen.. I believe this was sometime in July of last year.
     
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    Actually not... If I remember, Directv was offered exclusive signage with the proposed deal that Directv said it was going to make happen.. I believe this was sometime in July of last year.


    I don't recall any details were ever disclosed but it does not matter now.
     
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    tjguitar

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    That doesn't matter - there are alumni and families of student athletes all over the place. There are 6 regional channels in addition to a national channel, but there is still a national channel.
     
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    So my local TV station is a National channel because people that used to live here now live elsewhere and want to know whats going on back home?

    Is WGN a Local or National Channel?
     
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    pdxBeav

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    Exactly. I was going to say the same thing. I guess this means that local community access channels can be considered "national" because someone who lives far way might have an interest.
     
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    So my local TV station is a National channel because people that used to live here now live elsewhere and want to know whats going on back home?

    Is WGN a Local or National Channel?


    WGN America is a national channel.

    Whether a channel is national or regional depends on its carriage. Part of the dispute over the PAC 12 channel is if it is national or regional.
     

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