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Would you subscribe to a 'One Team NFLST'?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BattleScott, Nov 1, 2006.

Would you subscribe to a 'Favorite Team Ticket'?

  1. Non-Subscriber, UH, hell yes!

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  2. Non-Subscriber, no.

    41.8%
  3. Subscriber, would switch.

    14.5%
  4. Subscriber, would not switch.

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  1. iceman2a

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    So far this season, I would say $10 a game is way over priced to watch the Steelers :D :lol:

    The problem is, one might subscribe for let's say $150 and may get thier team on ST 13 or 14 times durring the season and someone else may only get 10 weeks! (flex schedule, national games ect...)
     
  2. bigpuma

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    If DirecTV thought they wold make more money selling an individual team package they would do it. The fact is they believe, and they are probably right, that a lot of people will pay the full price even to see just one team. It will never happen, but I like the idea. :)
     
  3. bwaldron

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    Probably, but not necessarily. Hypothetically, D* could want to offer it, but the NFL may not allow them for whatever reason.
     
  4. Scotttac76

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    I am returned subscriber who just got DTV after about a 5 year break. I have the NFL package because it was a great deal and I probably won't get it next year (unless they throw in HD for free). With that in mind I can't understand why they don't do regional sports packaged. I understand why they wouldn't include football, but if they did a package that gave me Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins (not that big a hockey fan but why not) I would buy it. They would have to make more money on the non-NFL sports packages this way.
     
  5. paulman182

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    You're right. There are some teams that very few subscribers would want, and some teams that would be super popular. I don't know if the teams get any of the ST income directly, but that might be a reason NFL would not allow it.
     
  6. FLWingNut

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    Geez. Pick a city, dude! :hurah:
     
  7. BattleScott

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    A temporary lull my good man!

    The number of games may vary, but it wouldn't be any different than what you would get with the full ticket.
     
  8. JLucPicard

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    Sorry - that was 12:15 a.m. talking. What I really meant was that I wouldn't want to see the full-package price go way up because they are selling it a la carte to some people. I don't think in a real business situation that that would happen. In this situation, I would imagine the cost of any projected "lost revenue" would be reflected in the a la carte pricing versus the full package pricing model.

    Funny how much clearer thought is when I can actually keep my eyes open! :lol:
     
  9. BattleScott

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    My simple vision:
    >> Full ticket stays the same.
    >> Fav team tkt = $150.
    >> Millions of new Subscribers come on for the Fav Team option.
    >> The revenue sharing that the NFL has currently would apply to this like
    everything else.
    >> The NFL and DTV are so greatful they give me $5 off of a lifetime
    subscription to both (I'm nothing if not a realist!)... !rolling
     
  10. NurseDave

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    It would have to be a little cheaper, and the Raiders would have to be worth watching, but I think paying per team would be great. But maybe so the cost of 3 teams is just a little less than the full thing.
     
  11. shendley

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    If I could get my Steelers in HD, I would probably opt for the single team package (even playing the way they are now, I'd gladly pay $10 a game!). But it would be a close call. I really enjoy having access to all of the games with the package the way it is right now. But it's become so overpriced that I'd probably settle for the single team package.
     
  12. bluedogok

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    Hey...I grew up in Oklahoma City, inbetween a bunch of different markets and would go to games in Dallas, Denver and KC. I really like going to games anywhere and one of these years I will make it to all of the different stadiums.

    I do have one college team since I went to OU :D
     
  13. bidger

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    I have waivers for NYC FOX and CBS so I have no problem catching the Giants. I sub to NFL ST for the rest of the games.
     
  14. BattleScott

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    bump
     
  15. jimbo09

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    This may be 12:15am talking, but I think you are over-estimating when you think there are "millions" of people who would pay about $10 a week to watch one game, but not $20 to watch that game and any other game out there.
     
  16. Bobman

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    Its only $15.56 a week ($249 / 16) for people to get the full package.

    Unless the per team package price is $3-4 a week ($50 - 65 for the package) or less, count me out.

    I am so glad this year I cancelled the package as I would hate having paid $15 a week to watch the Steelers, who I DO like, choke game after game after game after game after game after game.:D
     
  17. Proc

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    I've had the NFLST for 3 years and really enjoy it. As for switching to just one team? No. I enjoy the ability to watch matchups, regardless of geography.

    However, they keep upping the price. Next year, my commitment is done. If they charge me for the SuperFan portion, I'll drop it.
     
  18. BattleScott

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    DTV has roughly 15 million subscribers. By extrapolating the results of this scientific poll, we can conclude that, beyond a shadow of a doubt*, 26.32% of those subscribers would indeed pay that amount.

    15,000,000 x .2632 = 3,948,000 new subscribers.


    *Poll results are guaranteed to be within .01% of the 'Shadow of a Doubt' threshold etablished by the Commission on Polling Data Analysis to get a Favorite Team NFL Sunday Ticket for BattleScott.
     
  19. bidger

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    I don't believe any of the Pro Sport packages allow you to cater to one team or Division. Why would the most in demand package do it?
     
  20. BattleScott

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    For the same reason we do anything - $$$.
    Are the dollars there?, that's what the poll is for...

    As of this point, the poll shows a slight decrease in $$$ due to more full package subs indicating they would switch than new subs taking the Fav team pkg...

    I believe that is primarily due to an intentional effort of the 'Prevent a Fav Team NFLST' crowd to block my people from voting...
    :group:
     
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