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No NFL Ticket for C Band owners


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#1 OFFLINE   Scott Greczkowski

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 09:23 AM

For those C Band owners out there who have enjoed watching the NFL-Sunday Ticket on your BUDS are going to be upset to find out that for the first time ever the NFL Sunday Ticket will be unavailable this year.

It appears that DirecTV now owns the exclusive satellite rights to the Sunday Ticket Package (which was made available to C Band owners by TVN)

What makes things even worse for C Band owners is if they wish to get the NFL Ticket they must also subscribe to a package from DirecTV for a year in order to qualify to purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket.

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#2 OFFLINE   Curtis0620

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 10:15 AM

Now we know where Directv will get the money to pay for the new contract. This should increase subs greatly.
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Posted 03 April 2003 - 11:10 AM

So in addition to BUD owners getting shut out, D* is also putting the screws to the NFLST only D* subs? I have a few long term customers that have D* equipment that they set up just for football season. For various reasons they don't want to sub to D* for regular programming and will probably just wind up passing on the "ticket" if they have to commit to a year of total choice.

Bad move guys.

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#4 OFFLINE   music_beans

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 11:15 AM

Originally posted by Scott Greczkowski


It appears that DirecTV now owns the exclusive satellite rights to the Sunday Ticket Package (which was made available to C Band owners by TVN)


2 questions for you:

What is TVN?

And can NFL ST be available on Dish Network and Directv at the same time? (like NHL Center Ice) :shrug:
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#5 OFFLINE   Scott Greczkowski

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Posted 03 April 2003 - 11:30 AM

TVN is a C BAND Pay Per View provider.

No DirecTV hold exclusive satellite rights for the NFL Sunday Ticket, so you won't see it on Dish Network anytime soon.

#6 OFFLINE   Mike

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Posted 06 April 2003 - 11:03 PM

Sunday Ticket is the only package you can buy on DirecTV without a programming commitment. Did this change?

#7 OFFLINE   JohnH

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Posted 06 April 2003 - 11:39 PM

I see no requirement on the DirecTV site to have a minimum programming package with NFL Sunday Ticket.

There is a requirement to have a minmum package if you buy new equipment at the new subscriber rate.

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Posted 07 April 2003 - 09:39 AM

D* has exclusive rights for the NFL Sunday Ticket until 2005.

At this point if you are committed to E*, try to get waivers for a west coast market if you are in the east or vice versa if you are in the west. This will get you 2-4 different games a week. Here in New York we are screwed as you get usually only get the Giants and the Jets (I am a Giants fan and will NEVER watch the Jets game). Usually they only get these two games every Sunday. Dreaded announcer tagline "coming up next on Fox.... except in New York)
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