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#26 OFFLINE   RACJ2

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:03 PM

I hope they do offer RZ w/o NFL ST next year for $100. Then add HD to the regular NFL ST package for the current package price. It would save me $100 or keep me from having to call for a credit.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:03 PM

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:31 PM

i hope they do offer rz w/o nfl st next year for $100. Then add hd to the regular nfl st package for the current package price. It would save me $100 or keep me from having to call for a credit.

not gonna happen!

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:29 PM

What I'm hoping happens next season is DirecTV will offer thier RZC A La Carte for $75-$100 for the season.....bottom line is I'm not going to be a ST subscriber next season and I'll be at 22 months of my commitment so if they don't offer an alternative to NFL RedZone that doesn't cost more than $100, I'll gladly pay them the $40 ETF, return my 6 boxes, and call another provider :)


They better offer a comparable option to what their competitors now provide. There is no way I can justify paying that much more for football when there are other options available to me now. I pretty much just watch RZC on sundays (I live in my teams market).

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:30 PM

not gonna happen!


Well - if so then they will not be getting any extra cash out of me for football next year. Will be watching RZC by "other means". :sure:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:45 PM

Directv says go ahead & leave. :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:46 PM

not gonna happen!


If you mean they won't offer HD as part of the regular package, I do agree but as I said earlier and explained my reasoning, I do think an RZC only deal is coming to DirecTV.

As I said before, most people with NFLST won't be downgrading because they need NFLST for their team or they just love the sport that much. Offering RZC for $100/season is for those who won't sub to NFLST and won't even consider it, but are considering leaving DirecTV for DISH, Cable, FIOS, etc. To keep those people, and to get more money off them, I think DirecTV could very well offer RZC only for $100/season.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:40 AM

I would pay $100 for a redzone package, I will not pay $300 for ST, the only team I really care about is the local team. Directv has the chance of making $100 off me by offering a redzone package, vs getting nothing by not offering it. Their accountants have to decide how many people would stop getting ST if they offered the redzone a-la-cart, vs how many people would pony up $100 to get the redzone package. Added to that would be the loss or gain of subscribers they would get by either offering or not offering redzone, when some of their competition is now offering it. I'm sure it just ends up being a numbers game for them, my guess is they will offer it eventually but we will see next fall.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:34 PM

I just found this on the DirecTV Web site:

While other providers are now offering The Red Zone Channel from The NFL Network, they will not be able to offer coverage of all NFL games in their entirety. The Red Zone Channel from the NFL Network will only show highlights of games and will only be available in select programming packages.


Link: http://support.direc...etail/a_id/1646

WHAT SELECT PROGRAMMING PACKAGES IS THIS OFFERED IN?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

I just found this on the DirecTV Web site:


Link: http://support.direc...etail/a_id/1646

WHAT SELECT PROGRAMMING PACKAGES IS THIS OFFERED IN?


That is from last year.

Next year likely still is TBA on all parts of NFL redzone and Direct red zone.

the Cable one may go up in price just like ST does.
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

I hope they do offer RZ w/o NFL ST next year for $100. Then add HD to the regular NFL ST package for the current package price. It would save me $100 or keep me from having to call for a credit.


For me, I have DirecTV because I want Sunday Ticket (due to living states away from where my team is).....

But I do agree that just offering RZ would be a hit for many....just as I thought I remember reading that RZ was a hit on FiOS sub wise. Could be wrong on that though....

Financially though, I can see why D* wouldn't do it...they want everyone buying the entire package

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:45 AM

Financially though, I can see why D* wouldn't do it...they want everyone buying the entire package


But with the NFL ST price increase as well as the tough economic times, there's going to be plenty of people dropping ST.....why not get some $$ out of them by offering either ST's RZC or NFL Red Zone for $100 for the season ;)

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:00 AM

But with the NFL ST price increase as well as the tough economic times, there's going to be plenty of people dropping ST.....why not get some $$ out of them by offering either ST's RZC or NFL Red Zone for $100 for the season ;)


Exactly. Like I've said many times, most people who will keep NFLST are not going to drop down to NFL Red Zone only. After all, NOBODY pays the ridiculous amount for NFL ST only for the Red Zone Channel. Offering RZC only is a great way to keep people from switching who are currently NON-NFLST subs, will never be NFLST subs, but see that cable/FIOS/U-Verse/DISH offer RZC only at a very affordable price.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:40 PM

Link: http://support.direc...etail/a_id/1646

WHAT SELECT PROGRAMMING PACKAGES IS THIS OFFERED IN?


Because it's a comparison between DirecTV's entire Sunday Ticket package and what's available on cable/Dish Network, what it's saying is "the NFL Network's version of the Red Zone Channel is only offered in select programming packages on cable and Dish Network, so watch out if you're thinking of switching programming providers in order to get it -- and, by the way, they can't offer out-of-market games in their entirety the way Sunday Ticket does."
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:12 PM

But with the NFL ST price increase as well as the tough economic times, there's going to be plenty of people dropping ST.....why not get some $$ out of them by offering either ST's RZC or NFL Red Zone for $100 for the season ;)


I agree. I think DirecTV would see a significant increase in them.

But then again, they would need 4 RZ-only people to match 1 full paying package buyer.....and their train of thought may be that they could get more overall money with the full package only.

I could be wrong though....

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:29 PM

But then again, they would need 4 RZ-only people to match 1 full paying package buyer.....and their train of thought may be that they could get more overall money with the full package only.

I could be wrong though....


I agree. They could be afraid that offering RZ-only, they'd pick up some people they might lose but they'd also cannibalize their existing ST customers. With a 4 to 1 cash-flow ratio difference, it wouldn't take very long to make that a failed direction.

As you say though, I could be wrong (too).

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

I agree. They could be afraid that offering RZ-only, they'd pick up some people they might lose but they'd also cannibalize their existing ST customers. With a 4 to 1 cash-flow ratio difference, it wouldn't take very long to make that a failed direction.

As you say though, I could be wrong (too).

for my purposes I hope you are wrong :) as I'd be one of those who would love a RZ-only option as I live in my team's home market as well. I'm actually surprised that the NFL capitulated in offering RZ to other providers just so they could get the NFL Network carried.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

I am leaving DirecTV to go to FIOS for money savings, one of which being getting RZ for at most $100 instead of $400 right now. I just can't justify NFLST+SF to get RZ HD, I used to watch more full games than RZ but not anymore.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:31 PM

I am leaving DirecTV to go to FIOS for money savings, one of which being getting RZ for at most $100 instead of $400 right now. I just can't justify NFLST+SF to get RZ HD, I used to watch more full games than RZ but not anymore.


Yep if u dont have to watch entire games redzone is definately the way to go.

Id still rather watch the cowboys on the 40 yard line than the chargers on the 10 but thats what great about the options now.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

I am leaving DirecTV to go to FIOS for money savings, one of which being getting RZ for at most $100 instead of $400 right now. I just can't justify NFLST+SF to get RZ HD, I used to watch more full games than RZ but not anymore.


This is exactly the customer DirecTV should be looking to retain by offering an RZC HD only option. It's a broken record now, but nobody pays for NFL ST just to get RZC. Thus an RZC only option is for those who won't get NFL ST, but want an RZC option, and are willing to leave DirecTV for that option.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:42 PM

Well satracer did say there would be changes this year to it so we shall see.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

I think it should be part of the Sports package just like it is on DISH and Cable. Not everyone can afford the $350 a year to get all the ST channels. I remember when ST first came out on C-Band satellite, the entire package was only $99 a year. DirecTV took it over and look what it is today. DirecTV needs to offer it outside of the ST package, as an outlet to keep people that can't afford ST, from jumping ship to cable or DISH.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:58 PM

I am leaving DirecTV to go to FIOS for money savings, one of which being getting RZ for at most $100 instead of $400 right now. I just can't justify NFLST+SF to get RZ HD, I used to watch more full games than RZ but not anymore.


I can't either anymore. This was my last year with ST.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:45 PM

Well satracer did say there would be changes this year to it so we shall see.


Yup, I'm still crossing my fingers....:)

I just wish they'd let us know....if I can get NFL RedZone or RZC separate from ST, I'd add 2 HD DVR's to my account and be set with DirecTV for many years to come :) But as of right now, come August if I don't get RedZone for $100 or less, I'm out! :D

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:06 PM

My contract is up in April. If they don't offer it either in sports pack or for a reasonable price compared to other providers i may switch too. I really like my directv hd at this point but it would tick me off if they don't offer it this year, considering how many other providers carry the channel.




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