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Sports Channels/Networks not offered by DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by joshadam84, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 4, 2013 #81 of 170
    Sandra

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    The way I look at it, with all our sports packages we're already paying DirecTV a fortune every month in our house...instead of paying a fortune to get most of the games I'd rather pay a fortune plus a dime (or a few dollars) to get ALL of the games.

    That's my opinion...YMMV.


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  2. Mar 4, 2013 #82 of 170
    joshadam84

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    I'm all for the PAC 12 Network being added. Not a specific fan of the conference, but I love college basketball. The network has had many great games this year.. Hopefully it'll be picked up prior to the football season.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 #83 of 170
    tonyd79

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    If it were a fortune and a dime, maybe. But what if it is a fortune and a mini fortune?

    For directv, it all comes down to numbers. A deal for PAC 12 across the country is evidentially not cost effective for them. They can't just pass it on as it would raise everyone's rates. They have to judge it from that perspective. If they could just charge those who want it and are willing to pay (like yourself) while still bring vcist effective, I'm sure they would do it.

    But I think you already know all that.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2013 #84 of 170
    Sandra

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    Yeah, if my bill would go up by $50-$100 or so by adding the Pac-12 Networks, that would give you pause. But chances are we're talking about a few extra dollars per month, if that.


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  5. Mar 5, 2013 #85 of 170
    DawgLink

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    A few bucks a month does mean something to me.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2013 #86 of 170
    donalddickerson2005

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    You would be for a $3 a month price raise. If so thru a 2 year contract that would be $72 more dollars.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2013 #87 of 170
    Sandra

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    $3 a month for the Pac-12 networks? In a heartbeat!!!!!!!!!

    I already pay over $200 per month most months to DirecTV...I would not care at all if my bill went from $205 - $208 in a month, for example. You want to pinch pennies (or a few dollars), go to Dish.


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  8. Mar 5, 2013 #88 of 170
    TJNash

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    While that works for you, for many people, a few dollars makes a difference. And a few dollars, here, a few dollars there, adds up quite quickly. DirecTV has to walk a fine line when adding costs across the board, because most subscribers are not in your boat. Consider yourself fortunate.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2013 #89 of 170
    fleckrj

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    I would be fine with it too if the increase only applied to those who want to subscribe to the PAC 12 network. I pay $135.95 per month, which includes $12.95 for the sports pack. I do not mind paying $12.95 to get the SEC and Big 10 games along with Universal Sports (even if it is only in SD), but if the sports pack goes to $15.95 just to add the PAC 12 network, I would not be happy. The majority of those games do not start until 11:00 PM on the east coast, and I cannot stay up that late to watch them. It is bad enough that half of the SEC games do not start until 9:00 PM.

    If the game is in the middle of the night on the East Coast, then those on the East Coast should not have to pay the same amount as those on the West Coast do.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2013 #90 of 170
    donalddickerson2005

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    I have to have DirecTV for my mlbie nhlci and nflst. I have had dish in the past and there is a reason a switched. Look if they just added the pac12 I would be happy I do not know how much the big10 is costing us but I do not see it on my bill.
    Just like one of the other posters stated we live in the east and those games do not get over till after 1am and if you have to work there is no reason to watch. As for DVRing it why since you will turn on SC in the morning to see all the scores.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2013 #91 of 170
    Satelliteracer

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    And that's the dilemma. There are many folks like yourself where it does mean something (real or just on principle) and there are others like Sandra that just say add it to the bill. DTV has tried to answer both by offering it to those that want it only, but Pac 12 has said no. That way Sandra could get it, Dawg and others could pass.

    That's where it stands right now.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2013 #92 of 170
    TJNash

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    Not disagreeing about your point in the financial sense, but as a west coast resident should I pay less for all those games that start at 4:00 Pacific time while we are all at work? Last I checked, we all pay the same rates.
     
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    billsharpe

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    Two of the many reasons I like living on the West Coast is that most sports events are over well before midnight here and that there's no delay in Sunday night network TV during the pro football season. And the Oscars award show ended at 9 pm instead of midnight here.

    But, yes, I'd like to see DirecTV and Verizon, my carrier, both carry the PAC-12 network, although I understand the reasoning behind both providers not doing so.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2013 #95 of 170
    Laxguy

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    It seems you're both overlooking the critical feature of DVRs. If one is careful, one can watch almost anything 12-24 hours later without spoilers. One has to avoid certain websites as well as local TV news or daily newspapers, and tell one's mouthy co-workers to stifle it, but it can be done!
     
  16. Mar 5, 2013 #96 of 170
    TJNash

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    I am very adept at shielding myself from being spoiled while I time shift a game or two. My point was that all time zones face challenges from games played in other time zones, and no one deserves a price break because of it.
     
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    donalddickerson2005

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    tonyd79

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    Unless you have something lower than Choice (doesn't sound it with your bill), you do not need the Sports Pack for Big Ten games. BTN is included in all packages Choice and above.
     
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    fleckrj

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    That works well when you are on the west coast and only have to delay the start for the 7:00 games by two or three hours, but on the east coast you have to delay 18 or 19 hours, and then you have to choose between watching a replay of last night's west coast game or watching the east coast games for the next night live (except for Fridays, when the Ivy league is the only one playing). Half of the east coast games start at 9:00, so that is perfect on the west coast without the need for time shifting.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2013 #100 of 170
    fleckrj

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    I do have Choice Plus, but I really bought the Sports Pack to get Fox Sports South and MSG, since they show the SEC network games and Universal Sports and NBC Sports for cycling. The Big 10 is nice to have, too. I did not realize it came with Choice.
     

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