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The official Pac-12 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. DC_SnDvl

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    Unless Directv feels enough pain from holding out I am starting to think this might go until the B1G contract is up and they try to push that to a special package.

    They are going to try and push all sports (except ESPN) out of the regulat packages because they know those are the networks subscribers would pay for.

    They can keep charging the same for the base to everyone and get gravy from the sports networks.

    I hope I am wrong.
     
  2. Hoosier205

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    TWC OWNS the channel.
     
  3. kick4fun

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    exactly, even better..
     
  4. Hoosier205

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    That doesn't even make any sense. I said that there are zero retrans deals to carry that particular channel. You claimed that there were. There are none, zero, zilch...
     
  5. kick4fun

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    no, you said
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    By definition, Time Warner Cable is a "Provider"
    Time Warner Cable, which has about 2 million subscribers in Southern California, isn't looking to stop with the Lakers. Melinda Witmer, executive vice president and chief programming officer of Time Warner Cable, said the company would be "looking at all available sports in the marketplace."

    Sorry if there is a misunderstanding, but I just went on your words..
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    I said zero providers had picked it up. TWC didn't "pick it up." They own it. They produced it. They created it. They purchased content for it. There isn't a single provider in the country with a retrans deal to carry it.
     
  7. bnwrx

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    Read this with an open mind...I don't really care when DTV and PAC12 make a deal, its football season and there is a little passion for coverage, but for the rest of the year...? Anyway this guy Jon Wilner seems to have slanted his view(as he is allowed) towards the PAC12 side of things. I would like to dispute his line..."By the way, I’m pretty sure it’s illegal for a company like DTV, which owns both programming and distribution, to give its content preferential treatment...." I am not positively sure but isn't that exactly what Comcast does? IE: Philadelphia sports, Flyers and 76ers are only available in Philly on Comcast. I stand to be corrected if this is not the case.
     
  8. Carl Spock

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    That line stuck out to me, too.

    Ask the fans of Game Show Network if they think DirecTV gives preferential treatment for one of their own. GSN still isn't in HD on DirecTV.

    There seems to be a disconnect at DirecTV between owning a network and transmitting it. This may be no more than good bookkeepping. For a while, I've thought DirecTV must feel they make good money owning GSN but that it would cost them money in lost resources to bump it up to HD.

    It's probably wise business practices to look at this as two separate issues: owning a network and distributing it.
     
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    Kihei, Maui, HI
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  11. kick4fun

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  12. Carl Spock

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    You need a half time pep talk.

    "Boys, we have plenty of time to win this game."

    Brinksmanship is an essential technique in negotiations. I found the best word I could say in a negotiation was, "No". Nothing got me more than simply saying, "No".

    This is all SOP.
     
  13. Spoonman27

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    The Big Ten network reached an agreement with Dish last night. This means directv won't be picking up a slew of Big Ten defectors.

    http://www.iwantbtn.com/
     
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  15. Mariah2014

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    I was looking back at how long it took the BTN to come to deals with a couple of companies and to be honest I think that plus the past with Versus and MTN with Directv give us a good idea at how long it will take. Everything points to it taking all of this college school year if not two school years to reach a deal on Directv.
     
  16. kick4fun

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    Just enough time to sign up with Dish and fulfill a 2 year agreement.. :)
     
  17. kick4fun

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    That's a big Check Mark.. Good for them and now if the get AMC, I'm sure they are back in the game..
     
  18. Mariah2014

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    That is what I thought, but it could be worse they could pull a time warner vs nfl network. They only added because they know directv doesn't have the pac 12 and won't have twcs.
     
  19. kick4fun

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    It was definitely a counter move.. I like it.. I wonder how this sits on the board at Directv.. You think any pressure to add Pac12 now?
     
  20. Mariah2014

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    Nope they changed their message. They either want to carry in seperate stand alone for like 15 bucks or they want to ppv it. They are now are saying they won't carry until the pac 12 lets them do exactly one of those two options. Which can only mean the offer is still on the table and that Directv has gagged interest to be very low.
     

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