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What would you be willing to give up for new national HD channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RAD, Feb 19, 2011.

Should DIRECTV elminate some original content so they can add new national HD?

  1. Eliminate the 101 or make it a subscription/PPV channel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Elminate NASCAR HotPass or make it a subscription package

    40.0%
  3. I like the 101 channel and I'm happy it's part of my base service

    78.8%
  4. I like NASCAR HotPass and I'm happy it's part of my base service

    28.8%
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  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    It's been 'guessed' in a few posts that the reason DIRECTV hasn't been adding new national HD channels is to keep our costs down. If it's strictly due to keeping costs down IMHO there's some programming that DIRECTV funds which maybe they could eliminate to free up money to add new national HD channels. So I thought I'd start a poll to see if others agree or like the original content DIRECTV is producing.


    This is a multiple response and public poll.
     
  2. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

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    Well, I just counted 36 CINEHD channels. Do we really need that many?
    Yeah, they are a money maker for DirecTV, but the same showing is repeated on multiple channels (staggered).
    So eliminate a couple and give regular subscribers a couple National HD channels.
     
  3. Coca Cola Kid

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    We don't need them on regular channels at all. PPV movies should be VOD only. There's 36 channels worth of bandwidth saved.
     
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    Nascar? Good riddance.
     
  5. Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

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    Kill the 101 and Nascar (Im as Nascar fan BTW).
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    None of the above (it should have been a poll option).
     
  7. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

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    Or All of the above! :)
     
  8. cjrleimer

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    NASCAR needs to go simply put.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I would give up hockey, NASCAR, and OWN, but those all probably make money.

    Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk
     
  10. Barmat

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    DTV will keep things the way they are. They will never ad anything unless they think it will drive new subscriptions. They are a corporation dedicated to making higher profits day after day year after year. They are not a charity. The only way to make higher profits is to increase incoming revenue and/or drive down costs.

    Exclusive sports bring new subscribers=increased income
    Adding national HD= costs increase

    Therefore we will never see an increase in (free) added channels. Unless they increase the profit from everything else or are little to no extra cost to DTV.

    If you don't like it cancel DTV and go to another service you like better. If enough people do that, that's the only way DTV will ever change their business model.
     
  11. dcowboy7

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    To quote mike francessa WFAN/YES:

    "I wouldnt watch a nascar race if they held it in my backyard."
     
  12. sigma1914

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    I don't like NASCAR, but I'm not self centered & realize many folks enjoy HotPass so taking it away would be bad.
     
  13. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    How do we know that the poll option costs would be the same as the costs of adding national HD?
     
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Bandwidth isn't an issue. It shouldn't be VOD only, either. Many customers don't have a DVR, so they can't do VOD. Why limit potential PPV buys to only DVRs?
     
  15. Araxen

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    NASCAR and 101 could go and I wouldn't care at all.
     
  16. JoeTheDragon

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    a lot of them are used for RSN HD over flow. RSN SUB FEEDS. NFL ST and other stuff.
     
  17. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Bye bye NASCAR
     
  18. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Dripping...
    Then don't vote or make your own poll with the options you want.
     
  19. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I didn't vote because just because I don't watch a certain channel doesn't mean it should go. I have to believe I watch a lot of stuff that others would happily see gone.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Since its a common option on any poll...surprised you didn't offer it.

    It's sometimes the top vote-getter.

    Obviously your desire for folks not to vote is easy since there is no such choice. :rolleyes:
     
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