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Pay Per View is now "DIRECTV Cinema."

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, May 21, 2009.

  1. May 21, 2009 #1 of 169
    Stuart Sweet

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    DIRECTV is rebranding its pay-per-view options as "DIRECTV Cinema."

    If you take a look here:

    https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/listing/ppvMovies.jsp

    You'll see that Seven Pounds, premiering this week, has a little logo identifying it as "DIRECTV Cinema."

    This is DIRECTV's new branding for all Pay-Per-View movies. As far as I know it's a name change; policies will not change.
     
  2. May 21, 2009 #2 of 169
    Aztec Pilot

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    I like it!
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    Not bad. Much better than "PPV"
     
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    roadrunner1782

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    I think it's a good change. I've never really liked the term pay per view mainly because to me it has always sounded like "paper" view.:D
     
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    turey22

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    SOUNDS EXOTIC! :)
     
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    Jasqid

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    Sounds good to me... Just which they would restructure their price too. Or at least give me a 7 day rental for $5.99:)
     
  7. May 21, 2009 #7 of 169
    litzdog911

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    Until they're able to cut a deal with Hollywood and change the 24-hr viewing rules, I doubt I'll be using it, even with the new name.
     
  8. May 21, 2009 #8 of 169
    Wisegoat

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    Me too. I have a 2 year old. We can't even watch an hour of CSI in one night, let alone a 2 hour movie!

    Please give us 7 days!
     
  9. May 21, 2009 #9 of 169
    WestDC

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    Well isn't that GAY! Not that there is anything wrong with that :D
     
  10. May 21, 2009 #10 of 169
    celticpride

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    I like the new name,but it dont matter to me anyway as i never use pay per view. (unless directv gives me a free coupon.)
     
  11. May 21, 2009 #11 of 169
    tarbilly

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    What would be nice if Direc** would offer in there cinema would be what some of the hotels does is be able to watch movies that is out in theaters now or in between theater and dvd.I have rented movies in hotels thats was still in the theater and I thought it was awsome.Having said that the rental price was higher (ex. $10.99) but it would be cool to stay at home and watch than spend the gas and 3 to 4 movie ticket prices . But it just a thought maybe one day we can do that. Any Thoughts?
     
  12. May 21, 2009 #12 of 169
    jbeskow

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    Good to see we are not the only ones. We have a 8 year old (in multiple sports) and 2 year old and my wife works 12 hour shifts as a nurse switching between days and nights regularly so it can easily be a week before we are able to watch a 2 hour long movie together. Sometimes we'll start it but one of us starts falling asleep and it will be another 4 days before we get another chance to sit down and watch it together again.

    I will never buy a movie through DirecTV until the movie studios lift the 24 hour expiration.
     
  13. May 21, 2009 #13 of 169
    Spicoli

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    I agree! I used to order PPV all the time, but since the price has gone up the wife and I have been going back to Blockbuster. Cheaper prices and can keep it for a longer period of time.
     
  14. May 21, 2009 #14 of 169
    Sixto

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    yep, all channels changed yesterday (5/20) at 6am.
     
  15. May 21, 2009 #15 of 169
    trainman

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    Does this mean they're going to start charging $5.00 to eat popcorn during the movie?
     
  16. May 21, 2009 #16 of 169
    Stuart Sweet

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    Not impossible :)

    Also I expect that someone will bring a screaming child into your home and talk on his cellphone while you're watching.
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    I like the new name... :)
     
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    bjamin82

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    Cool... much better than PPV
     
  19. May 21, 2009 #19 of 169
    dpfaunts

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    That would be for a small, large $7.50 but sometimes they might offer a popcorn soft drink combo. :lol:


    I do like the name Cinema, much better for marketing.
     
  20. May 21, 2009 #20 of 169
    Ira Lacher

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    If they can offer a cinema-like experience, the name change will be a positive. But I learned a long time ago in my career as a marketing consultant that you'd better be prepared to deliver on all the implications of a name change, or it will bite you where it hurts the most!
     

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