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Pac-12 Networks confident, even without DirecTV

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

  1. Jul 14, 2013 #101 of 2940
    Eksynyt

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    There's no way DirecTV is ever going to add this channel if they haven't already. There's no point in even bothering. Just switch to Dish if you want it.
     
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    Laxguy

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    I've got a hundred that says you're wrong.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2013 #103 of 2940
    Eksynyt

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    What makes you think DirecTV will change their mind? They didn't pick it up last season, name me one sports channel they have waited over a year to finally pick up.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2013 #104 of 2940
    Laxguy

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    Pac12 may bow to pressure from fans over exorbitant demands and offer directv a deal they cannot refuse.

    And you said "never".
     
  5. Jul 14, 2013 #105 of 2940
    inkahauts

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    That would be terrible. Main in Hi Definition with game only for the others would be far better. The best solution IMHO is main network and regionals available to anyone via a a la cart pricing, and the main one available in the sports pack.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2013 #106 of 2940
    tjguitar

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    The MTN? NHL Network? NBA TV? VERSUS?
     
  7. Jul 14, 2013 #107 of 2940
    cjrleimer

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    It depends on early slate of games that the network picks. Last year and this year, they have picked some stinkers on paper and that is partially why D hasnt picked it up yet. Now if they picked up some top games, the story would of been different.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 #108 of 2940
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    wasn't Versus just the rebranded OLN, which was already on DirecTV?
     
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    Perhaps, but when Versus asked for too much when re-negotiating, DirecTV told them to pound sand and eliminated the channel from their lineup. I forgot how long Versus was off of DirecTV, but it's back now.
     
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    Versus was dark from September 1, 2009 until March 15, 2010.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2013 #111 of 2940
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    I think the PAC 12 network will be on DirecTV in time for the start of the 2014 football season, which will coincide with the activation of D14 and the launch of the SEC network.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2013 #112 of 2940
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    I am holding out hope that Pac 12 and DirecTV work out some sort of agreement. I had to call in on some questions I had in regards my bill and ended up being transferred to the retention/cancelation dept. The CSR was very friendly and we started chatting and I asked her about Pac 12 Networks. She stated they receive calls daily about people wanting the channel(s). She had all her talking points prepared and went over them all with me. My take away from this is/was their are still many customers wanting Pac 12 Networks despite what some may say on DBSTalk it s a channel many customers want and haven't been afraid to voice that to DirecTV via phone/email/Twitter/Facebook. DirecTV knows customers want it and Pac12 knows they really need DirecTV for a long term success with many of the sports bras/casinos. Hopefully both sides can sit down and try to work things out.
     
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    Laxguy

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    How many in these droves of which you speak? Are we talking a few thousand, tens of thousands, hundreds, millions??

    Don't forget that still a lot of those conference games will be available outside those two niche networks, enough to satisfy many true blue football fans. Though not enough to satisfy the true blue diehard alumni of those schools.
     
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    Those who follow the Big 12, Pac 12, and Conference USA will be leading the exodus. Two-three games will be carried by FS1 every Saturday from those conferences. I'd hardly call it a "niche" channel.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Call it what you will.

    So, how big is the exodus going to be? How big are your droves?

    and I already said the die hard alums won't be happy till it's added.

     
  18. Jul 15, 2013 #118 of 2940
    Eksynyt

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    Um, DirecTV is cheap and refuses to add the Pac 12 Network, so that would be one red flag right there. They're playing hardball with new channels and pissing off loyal customers. Not a good business strategy.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2013 #119 of 2940
    Laxguy

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    Way better than letting costs spiral out of control and causing lots of cancellations due to high cost of subscribing.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2013 #120 of 2940
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    Wrong, subs will leave when they don't get the channels they want. It's simple, if they don't pick up the channels that have the college football games that loyal fans want to see, then those people will go elsewhere to get those channels and DirecTV needs to realize that. The other people that don't want the extra cost can suck it up and switch, there will be fewer people that do that than switch because they can't get their team on TV. DirecTV is "the sports leader" right? I guess it's time for them to make good on that slogan or else they will have a rude awakening.
     

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