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#2381 OFFLINE   slice1900

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

How do they ask for a "surcharge"? Did they get those who signed up for it to sign contract stating not only a price, but also the ability to add a surcharge if they overpay for rights in the future?

 

If so, no wonder Directv hasn't signed up, and this would make it even less likely they ever will.


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#2382 OFFLINE   milton

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:39 AM

As has been mentioned, Comcast has gotten a 15-year head start on Philly sports customers.  Chances are most of those that remain with Directv in the Philly area are those that don't put much value in Phillies, Flyers and Sixers games.  So adding CSN would not add much value to their current customers.  The question is to what extent Directv could move existing Comcast customers over to Directv if it added CSN.  Due to switching costs (largely inconvenience and people not taking the time to research), it probably wouldn't be worth the cost to Directv.



#2383 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:00 PM

Not only that but would they make enough money off the new customer to pay for the one new channel that would cost them $5 or so for EVERY customer in that market?



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

I really hope the FCC requires Comcast to divest all their content in order to be permitted to merge. I'll bet if they did the merger wouldn't go through. They want to be able to leverage the sort of strategy nationwide to steal customers from competing cable and satellite providers.


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