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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Jan 22, 2013.
I don't have a membership there.
I don't have a subscription either. And I hate sports.
Perhaps DirecTV will find a new way of hiding there outrageous "regional sports fee" like they did the DVR and HD fee ("advanced receiver fee").
"Deluxe program channel surcharge"???
I love Milwaukee...miss going to the State House, Goolsbys, Buck Bradley's, etc. Good times.
The Regional Sports Fee was just put into circulation by FIOS and will becoming to others as well. Outrageous, well I would say necessary. Things like $7 billion for the Dodgers for local rights is going to drive fees like that. I'd also note that the Advanced receiver fee for DIRECTV is applied to the whole house, rather than per box. So if you have someone like Time Warner or Charter, etc, you pay a dvr fee per dvr. Just my two cents.
Now I'm going to go to sleep thinking about Leon's and Kopp's frozen custard. Grrrrr.
It's so much fun being charged extra for something you didn't want in the first place.
Can you paste the text from the article here instead?
Does FIOS let you opt to not receive the RSN(s) and not pay the fee?
This is the latest language in the FIOS offer.
"Offer for new FiOS TV and Internet residential customers subscribing to a FiOS Triple Play bundle online. Promotional rate applied via $25 bill credit for 24 months; beginning month 25 standard rates apply. Price guarantee applies to base monthly rate only; excludes optional services. Rate may increase after 24 months. 2-year agreement req’d. Beginning month 2, up to $230 early termination fee (w/ $10/mo. prorated reduction) applies. $2.42 Regional Sports Network Fee, & other fees, taxes, equipment charges & terms apply. Activation fee waived via bill credit. Subject to credit approval & may require a deposit. FiOS and FiOS Digital Voice available in select areas. Actual speeds may vary. Battery backup for standard fiber-based voice service, FiOS Digital Voice, & E911 (but not other voice services) for up to 8 hours. "
I think that gets into copyright issues. I'm trying to see if another source picked it up.
With these extra fees, does this mean we'll finally get CSN-Houston, CSN-NW and CSN-Philly?
You still have to deal with Comcast, which is problematic.
also need TCN-Philly to go with CSN-Philly.
What about pac12 Regional college Sports Network fee?
I wouldn't expect directv to just start piling up the rsn fees. They will add more but they can't let it run away. That would not be a good selling point. Remember, these fees are not optional. They are transparent but still locked in.
If they could get comcast or the PAC 12 to go optional (and more per customer then), they'd probably do it in a heartbeat. But all want to be basic. Adding multiple fees won't save them.
Here's a NY Times article on the topic:
As mentioned, Verizon has implemented a RSN fee as well. Directv's is $2.00 for existing customers only in zip codes impacted, about 20% of the country. $3.00 for new customers, same limited zip codes. Verizon charging $2.42, but not sure if it is limited to certain zip codes or not.
At least Verizon gives Philadelphians an RSN to pay two bucks for. Thanks for the note..
are you from the SOUTH SIDE of Milwaukee.. since you mention LEON'S?
No, but let's just say I spent many good years in Cream City.
The comment I find interesting is...
No wonder they are fighting so hard on the recent contracts (PAC12 comes to mind).
I've always seen programming as having channels like puzzle pieces in a box that make up the total cost of programming - at least until ala carte surfaces some day in the future - or else as a separate package, much like the Extra Pack is today.
With sports programming being among the most expensive, having it segregated for pricing would seem to make some sense, especially for those who don't prefer to subscribe to it.
How this all unfolds should be interesting.