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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by tulanejosh, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 3, 2013 #21 of 1279
    nmetro

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    As SEC Network will be an ESPN channel; chances are very good that at least DirecTV will carry it, as part of the contract packaging with ESPN. Also, as some have pointed out teh SEC Network is one channel just like BTN. I suspect, when there is more than one football game scheduled simultaneously, SEC, like BTN, will also have their alternate feeds carried.
     
  2. May 5, 2013 #22 of 1279
    Eksynyt

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    They agreed to do that with Dish Network, so DirecTV has the same option...they just choose to be cheap and not pay for it. Also, Dish cannot carry Sunday Ticket, as it is exclusive to DirecTV, so your argument makes no sense there, either. There is no way to convince me that DirecTV caters to sports fans nationally anymore. They don't care at all about us up here in the northwest and they never will.
     
  3. May 5, 2013 #23 of 1279
    tonyd79

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    The Dish deal included exclusive advertising in PAC 12 arenas and stadia. Not possible to get the same deal as Dish cause of that nasty word "exclusive."
     
  4. May 6, 2013 #24 of 1279
    kevinwmsn

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    I have mixed feelings of the creation of the network... The SEC usually has at least 1 usually 2 ESPN game on ESPN 1/2/U. Then there is a CBS game, then there is 11:00 am SEC Network that is shown OTA on the locals. I think the network will allow another game or two which will likely be the 4th/5th best game from the SEC. I'm expecting to see a lot of South Carolina, Tenn, Florida, Kentucky , while ESPN1/2/U and CBS will carry Alabama, Texas A&M, and Georgia most weeks. I wonder how much my bill will go up, and will it be like a RSN or will it be something in the sports pack.
     
  5. May 6, 2013 #25 of 1279
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    I don't think a single new channel should be picked up for sports unless its on the sports tier or something else of that nature that includes the sec network pac 12, any csn rsn, etc, the new dodgers channel, all of them. Its beyond out of control and they need to say screw it, lose the customers, there wont be that many, because there wont be, and force the channels to make half what they where expecting till they come to the realization they need to drop their prices and get more realistic. This is going to all come crashing down someday, just like the housing market and car markets did. These channels are starting with the idea they will get max dollars from every player. if anyone has only half the players they will lose money till they give in or fold, but it will take a few years for that to happen. The exception is markets like philly where they own the market anyway
     
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  6. May 6, 2013 #26 of 1279
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    I agree. I'm a huge sports fan. I follow the Texas Rangers and Nebraska Cornhuskers religiously and I believe any channel devoted to any of those teams should be in a sports pack. If I want to see their games I should have to pay for them. No one that doesn't watch should have to pay.
     
  7. May 7, 2013 #27 of 1279
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    We will have to see how this plays out, but my expectation is that the new SEC Newtork will take the place of the old SEC Network that was shown OTA on the locals. As it was, every Kentucky football and men's basketball game (including the non-conference games) was broadcast somewhere, so I do not think that will change. What will change is that those who do not live in SEC territories will get the opportunity to see more SEC games and more of the sports other than football and basketball.
     
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  8. May 7, 2013 #28 of 1279
    Curtis0620

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    There is also a rumor of an ACC Network coming.
     
  9. May 7, 2013 #29 of 1279
    TheRatPatrol

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    With all these new RSN's coming along you would think these teams would embrace todays technology and allow for their games to be purchased and streamed over the internet, then their fans wouldn't have to worry about whether or not their provider carries the channel.
     
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  10. May 7, 2013 #30 of 1279
    fleckrj

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    With Louisville, Notre Dame, and Syracuse joining the ACC, I think an ACC network would be viable. Notre Dame and Syracuse, especially, have large national following, and Louisville, Boston College, and Miami have more national appeal than the original ACC schools do. While ACC football is a joke, they are strong in basketball, baseball, soccer, and lacross.
     
  11. May 7, 2013 #31 of 1279
    JoeTheDragon

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    NBC renews Notre Dame deal through 2025
    http://www.csnchicago.com/blog/irish-talk/nbc-renews-notre-dame-deal-through-2025

    also I think CSN chicago shows ND games from time to time
     
  12. May 8, 2013 #32 of 1279
    fleckrj

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    That deal is only for football. The television rights for all other Notre Dame sports will be held by the ACC. If an ACC sports network comes along, it will not be based on the strength of ACC football with or without Notre Dame. It will be basketball, baseball, soccer, lacross, swimming, tennis, golf, and gymnastics that will have to carry the network.
     
  13. May 8, 2013 #33 of 1279
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    Here is http://www.kentucky.com/2013/05/02/2624585/mark-story-how-uk-fans-will-be.html
    ]confirmation[/url] that the new SEC Network will replace the old SEC Network games that were shown OTA locally in SEC territories. Also, the Big Blue Sports Network that had carried the Kentucky games that were not shown nationally or on the old SEC Network will be no more. With the addition of the ESPN SEC Network, all Kentucky games will be broadcast on one of the ESPN channels (including the SEC Network).

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    That makes it sound like ESPN is trying to negotiate a deal where the SEC Network will be included in the base package for residents in Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and in the sports pack for everyone else. I can live with that. I think DirecTV can, too.
     
  14. May 8, 2013 #34 of 1279
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    Football may not "carry" the network, but those games will still certainly have value within the ACC footprint.
     
  15. May 8, 2013 #35 of 1279
    tonyd79

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    Actually, the rights to football games that ND plays at ACC sites (and there are contractually a few every year) will be held by the ACC. The NBC deal is only ND home games.

    However, I doubt that the ACC Channel would be the home of ANY of the ND games. The ACC would use ND as leverage to get those games on real networks like ABC, ESPN et al.
     
  16. May 8, 2013 #36 of 1279
    tonyd79

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    Big reason why I think DirecTV will have the SEC Network. ESPN understands how cable/satellite works. The PAC 12 does not; nor does the owner of the Houston Astros.
     
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  17. May 8, 2013 #37 of 1279
    Eksynyt

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    So why didn't "the sports leader" get this deal before Dish did?
     
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  18. May 8, 2013 #38 of 1279
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    I believe the initial idea was to have the conference segmented and having a channel per area:
    Pac-12 Washington
    Pac-12 Oregon
    Pac-12 Northern California
    Pac-12 Southern California
    Pac-12 Arizona
    Pac-12 Mountain
    D* would only want to offer HD channels and to offer that many different channels in HD wasn't viable for the bandwidth it would require.

    That and they didn't have the funds ready to purchase the rights to many games, though they wanted a pretty large sum in the negotiations. I think Pac12 would have done better if they waited and year and put everything together. The whole ordeal was pretty rushed.
     
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  19. May 8, 2013 #39 of 1279
    tonyd79

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    Because they don't do those kind of deals? Why does being the sports leader mean you have to do every deal known to man if it dies not make sense.

    At the time Dish made the deal, they were not dealing from strength. They were on the outs with BTN and turned to the PAC 12 as a replacement. Without both, they were in trouble. They eventually worked out BTN but they were not sure of that when they made the PAC 12 deal. They needed the PAC 12 more and probably did not get the best deal.

    But, if course, you think directv should just roll over rather than make a deal that makes sense to them.
     
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  20. May 9, 2013 #40 of 1279
    JoeTheDragon

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    DISH only has the main + game only alts and I think At120+ in market and sports pack out of it (same as BTN) but on directv BTN is choice for all.

    pac12 likey wanted basic for all and as for game only (dish has lot's of RSN that are game only HD) will they want at least more then main as full time? with some feeds setup as game only sub feeds?
     

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