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Pac-12 Networks confident, even without DirecTV

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

  1. Aug 20, 2013 #701 of 2911
    damondlt

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    Sandra

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    Everyone has their own personal preferences. Some would prefer Pac-12 Net to be included. You don't. To each his own.


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  3. Aug 20, 2013 #703 of 2911
    damondlt

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    Yep you are right, Everyone shouldn't be expected to pay for something only a fraction of people are requesting!
     
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    Sandra

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    Only a fraction of people request most channels...including YES.


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    James Long

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    If that is true then that is the problem. PAC-12 shouldn't get all of DirecTV's subscribers. They should only get the subscribers in market that subscribe to Choice or above or the subscribers out of market who subscribe to the sports pack/Premier.

    That is far less than 20 million.

    Even if they got Big-10's "Choice" nationwide placement it wouldn't be all 20 million customers.
     
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    tonyd79

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    If that is true then that is the problem. PAC-12 shouldn't get all of DirecTV's subscribers. They should only get the subscribers in market that subscribe to Choice or above or the subscribers out of market who subscribe to the sports pack/Premier.

    That is far less than 20 million.

    Even if they got Big-10's "Choice" nationwide placement it wouldn't be all 20 million customers.


    I just saw a directv commercial which claimed "30 million customers (or was it viewers) can't be wrong."


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    James Long

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    That number includes Latin American subscribers. :)
     
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    tonyd79

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    That number includes Latin American subscribers. :)


    Maybe. It was in competition with Dish. They may have stretched things a bit.


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    James Long

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    No maybe. The "30 million strong" claim is also on DirecTV's website homepage, with the appropriate disclaimer attached explaining just where they got the number.
     
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    Laxguy

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    I can't agree with the link between signing up and concluding any of these thought it was a fair price. They may have had a myriad of reasons to sign up thinking it was a lousy price.
     
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    Sorry. I forgot the winky.
     
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    James Long

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    For example, paying ESPN's extortion for their channels with the reasoning being the carrier "has to have" those channels. :)
     
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    You are right. You may not pay an exorbitant rate just because someone else did.

    But here, 40+ did, so is it so exorbitant?!
     
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    Under that theory why do I pay for Nick? Why do I pay for Fox News?

    That's a lousy analysis. We all pay for junk we do not want.
     
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    Yeah, it's all academic at this point. The Pac-12 network, by doing what they are doing, has come to the conclusion that DirecTV thinks it deserves a discount, whereas, in my opinion, even with the expanded viewership, a discount and retroactive discounting probably wouldn't be fininacially viable.

    They know their own math better than our assumptions, why else would they be burning their bridges.

    So honestly, there's really no point in arguing over the merits of anything, anymore. If you want the Pac-12 Network, switch. End of story.
     
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    shyvoodoo

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    Well lets see coach, drop DTV:

    PROS:
    - Get Pac 12 Network

    CONS:
    -NO Free Rugby.
    -NO New York teams.
    -NO Golf and Tennis mix.
    -NO Genie.
    -NO UEFA Champs Mix.
    -Less HD.

    UMM.. Sorry Coach you lose.. Maybe you should Change to the BIG TEN!!

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    damondlt

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    Face it the 2 networks you mentioned would bring hell if they were dropped. Far more viewers then Pac 12.

    Don't you remember when Nick was dropped from Directv line up? There was far more action then the maybe 20 people here.
     
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    damondlt

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    No where did I read Pac 12 only wants to be in a certain package. They should only be in the sports pack, and available in market.
    But again where are the details of what they want?
    It would still be a fairly large chunk of that 20-30 million, much larger a subscriber base then Dish could offer to Pac 12.
     
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    damondlt

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    Bring some research with you next time, and we'll talk more about it.

    What worked yesterday doesn't always mean its good today, which is why so many provider are now starting to take a stand!
     

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