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Report says DirecTV has "no interest" in WWE Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by leprechaun106317, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Hoosier205

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    It is true actually. Cost isn't always measured in financial terms. Every channel costs us one way or another. Even channels that pay for their own carriage have a cost.
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    To that point, DIRECTV uses a model to determine the value of a channel. When the channel overvalues itself against the current market, it doesn't get added or might get removed.

    Then there is the gamesmanship, even in the public. This statement might indicate that WWE tried a price point way, way too high. :)

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  3. Tom Robertson

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    Yes, one could consider the "cost" of having one more item in the guide for people to skip. Generally those "costs" are so trivial as to be meaningless against the overall financial cost reductions of a high margin paid channel.

    Peace,
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  4. Hoosier205

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    An item in the guide to skip over? No. Not at all what I was referring to in relation to cost. Resources. If there were not some manner of "cost" involved...they would add more of the paid channels and/or free to air channels than they have. There is however. So it isn't as simple as saying that because a channel is free or pays to carried it doesn't cost anything.
     
  5. Tom Robertson

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    Resources are easily converted back to finances, even easier than the opportunity costs that I mentioned in my original post. So if the margin is higher than that for the "average" channel or otherwise meet the targets, the channel still reduces the cost to everyone else more than "it costs" everyone else.

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  6. Hoosier205

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    They have limited resources until they get another bird up and as we've seen from Dish...a successful launch is not guaranteed. No matter the retrans rate or who is paying it, it costs us all something: Capacity. Nothing is free. There is always a cost somewhere, in some form.
     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    Of course there are costs.(Sounds like a "well, duh" concept.) :)

    Lots of costs, in fact--to DIRECTV. But that doesn't mean the net is a cost that everyone pays. There is also a direct income that by virtue of the higher margin reduces my costs. Which is what we're interested in (and talking about.)

    Peace,
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  8. Hoosier205

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    Which is what I said. Every channel, regardless of its rate, has a cost. A simple comment.

     
  9. lacubs

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    when does the WWE network starts? i been hearing about this network for about 5 years now
     
  10. Hoosier205

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    That's not known. They couldn't get any providers to pick it up last year and now they have retooled it.
     
  11. lacubs

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    that what i figure, i not a big wrestling fan but my brother is a "indy" wrestler, so i kinda follow it
     
  12. Tom Robertson

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    These are two different statements. 1) every channel has a cost (to someone) is very different from 2) every channel has a cost to everyone.

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  13. Tom Robertson

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    An unsubstantiated opinion. It might be known, just not by us here. :)

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  14. Hoosier205

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    No they are not.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    I posted the information we have available at this time.

    When it will be launched is not known.

    They failed to reach a deal with any providers last year.

    They have retooled and are making another run at it.
     
  16. Tom Robertson

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    Sure they are. Estimates may vary... :)
     
  17. Tom Robertson

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    In other words when it will launch is not known by some. Other estimates of known-ingness may vary. Like, maybe, by the people who should know. They might have a date that we here don't know. Still known, estimated by others, and unknown to some of us. (I don't know and I don't care enough to research to estimate.) :)

    And "any"? Is there something that says they didn't reach a deal with NTNCS? (Next to nowhere cable systems?) Or is that an estimate too?

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  18. Hoosier205

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    I posted the information we have available at this time. When it will be launched is not known. It isn't. A launch date is not known...therefore it is unknown. Pretty simple. They failed to reach a deal with any providers last year. This was reported by the New York Post. They have retooled and are making another run at it. This was announced during a conference call in November of 2012.
     
  19. TJNash

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    As a long time subscriber to The Wrestling Observer (don't laugh, it is an awesome business journal), what Hoosier205 says is right on the money.
     
  20. Tom Robertson

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    I'm sorry, I don't see such a post. Could you repost that link. Thanks.
    What if someone at WWE knows it but we here don't. It is known... But not published. Pretty simple concept, eh? :)
    Links?
    And I ask again, "any?" Even one is more than "not any". (And, as has been requested of others, proof?)

    Thanks,
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