1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The official Pac-12 discussion thread

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

  1. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    4,567
    0
    Sep 3, 2004
    I'd want to be the last one to settle. The others would establish the maximum price I would have to pay. I'd also look at the terms of everyone else's deal in crafting my own.
     
  2. donm

    donm Legend

    168
    0
    Aug 19, 2003
    Well it's time to settle then. There is only 3-4 providers left to sign including Directv.
     
  3. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    4,567
    0
    Sep 3, 2004
    I'm sure DirecTV cares as little for your advice in negotiating as it does for mine.
     
  4. kick4fun

    kick4fun Godfather

    487
    6
    Aug 9, 2006
  5. kick4fun

    kick4fun Godfather

    487
    6
    Aug 9, 2006
    It's more grim than that.... http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/sep/20/carlisle-pac-12-networks-directtv-cant-reach-a/
     
  6. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    695
    19
    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
  7. kick4fun

    kick4fun Godfather

    487
    6
    Aug 9, 2006
    The Directv of old was never like this...
     
  8. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Like what? A provider with sound business savvy? Content fees are up across the board. The PAC-12 Network folks are asking for more than DirecTV is willing to pay. They acting like an ESPN when they are simply an unproven upstart with limited content.
     
  9. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    695
    19
    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    If that's the case, (which I doubt), then what happened to the $14.99 package that was supposed to get done in August?
    A lot of assumptions have been made, so all we can do is see what the other providers are charging and come to our own conclusion. I hardly think Time Warner could add it to its sports pack without raising the fee, if the PAC-12 was asking an ESPN like fee of $3 a sub.
     
  10. kick4fun

    kick4fun Godfather

    487
    6
    Aug 9, 2006
    Stop being all pro Directv.. They were a sports leader.. When the NFL contract expires, I wonder if you'll be blowing the same horn.. They are not acting like ESPN, but how can they say yes to an ALA CARTE deal? Big10 was unproven and Directv gave them a shot... Why not Pac12?
     
  11. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

    843
    5
    Apr 21, 2006
    Somewhere...
    It isn't even stand alone. They want to treat it like time warner does Hawaii games in Hawaii. A ppv type model.
     
  12. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    695
    19
    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    That's even worse. At least you can watch the Rainbow game replay the next day for free.
     
  13. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Where are you getting $14.99 from?
     
  14. kick4fun

    kick4fun Godfather

    487
    6
    Aug 9, 2006
  15. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    695
    19
    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
  16. donm

    donm Legend

    168
    0
    Aug 19, 2003
    That was one of they rumors that Directv wanted early in negotiations with the Pac 12 Network. It was from some usual reliable sources. I'm not sure if it was true but the way Directv is acting I wouldn't doubt it. It was rumored a Pac 12 Network package only for $14.99. I knew the Pac 12 wasn't going to go for that. Only the diehard Pac 12 fans like myself would buying that package.
     
  17. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    How exactly are they not the sports leader now? This is a single channel. They have an incredible number of sports channels and sports packages compared to every other provider. Sunday Ticket? Not going anywhere.

    ...after four years of negotiations.
     
  18. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Then that's on the PAC-12 Network for failing to come to terms.
     
  19. donm

    donm Legend

    168
    0
    Aug 19, 2003
    No it isn't. It is in you bias view that the Pac 12 should take any package that Directv can shove down their ***. Directv is in the wrong and just because you can't or won't see it and keep repeating things that are not true doesn't make Directv right. Like I said before it is Directv right to not carry the Network but it is also the Pac 12 Network right to only accept something that will make money. I'm done posting in this topic. It doesn't do any good going around and around when people don't want to listen or make stuff up.

    Best thing for me is if this site would ban me!!!
     
  20. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

    843
    5
    Apr 21, 2006
    Somewhere...
    It is starting to look more and more like directv doesn't want to come to terms and that is also what I'm hearing from those affiliated with them too.
     

Share This Page