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What is the DirecTV "VIP Package"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wilbur_the_goose, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. wilbur_the_goose

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    I'm watching Morning Joe today, and one of the talking heads says she had the "DirecTV VIP Package". According to her, she was able to watch last weekend's CPAC convention on DirecTV.

    Is there really a package for "VIP's"?
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    The only thing I can think of is VIP installation which is a little more than the "standard" installation. There are a lot of packages I don't know about but I've never heard of that one.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    I thought I read a post once where someone had that. It was a flat fee per year of several thousand dollars. It had all the receivers you wanted and every bit of programming that came on the DTV satellites including all of the sports channels and PPV channels.
     
  4. JACKIEGAGA

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    I think that was called the Titanium Package.
     
  5. lugnutathome

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    At one point I was offered that package. IIIRC it consisted of a flat annual fee of like 5k that enabled one to have ALL services and unlimited receivers.

    I had been whining to a CSR about the costs of maintaining just the lease fees on my enterprise which then was like 8 service machines. Pre DBSTalk era for me and the CSR suggested this plan.

    Don "a bit beyond my limits of sustainability what with retirement looming" Bolton

     
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  7. wilbur_the_goose

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    I wonder if they offer a special package for people they consider "VIPs" - big-name actors, jocks, news types, politicians, etc?

    And, was CPAC available on D* this past weekend? (I'm definitely not a CPAC type, but I always appreciate hearing what we all have to say)
     
  8. Sandra

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    Sorry us VIP's have been sworn to not discuss the VIP package with commoners such as yourselves...:contract: :D


    Sandra
     
  9. KyL416

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    C-SPAN aired it, so it wasn't something that would be a "VIP" exclusive
     
  10. Diana C

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    The way Joe Scarborough was talking about it, it seemed like a "mix" channel...multiple feeds of coverage, each of a different aspect of the conference, on a single screen.
     
  11. Lugnut

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    There's not just one "VIP Package".

    There are scores of different customized packages for all sorts of different customers that have special arrangements with DirecTV.

    The pre-paid $10,000 per year package that is no longer offered is called Titanium.
     
  12. Pepe Sylvia

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    Is that the one OJ had? :grin:
     
  13. Lugnut

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    Minus the $10,000 :lol:
     
  14. levibluewa

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    I wonder if it includes both the NY & LA big 4 feeds...that the "rest of us" don't qualify 4.
     
  15. donalddickerson2005

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    This package unlocked ALL the channels to include all ppv and adult programs. Not to mention all overseas packages also.
     
  16. levibluewa

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    So, once again, some are above "the law"? Once again...not surprised.
     
  17. Brubear

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    Titanium customers must qualify for DNS through the usual channels. DNS is provided only if the service address qualifies.
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    I think Titanium was all channels with NO black outs.

    It mainly was to put a price on the cost of the hacked boxes / cards that got all channels.
     
  19. KyL416

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    Since it was an official package there had to be some blackouts due to contracts (as well as legal issues when it came to DNS since it was around the same time the FCC started cracking down on DNS rules). i.e. someone in CSN Philly territory would still be blacked out of the games, and I doubt they got any of the private network broadcasts in the 570s.
     
  20. P Smith

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    at least it used in a court to justify a fee for violators (not a hackers) whose watched but programmed the cards
     

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