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Comcast suing DirecTV over Sunday Ticket advertising.


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#41 OFFLINE   bjlc

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:17 PM

I didn't start the thread.. maybe you should watch and listen to the ads.. oh wait , for some of you, UNLESS they say.. HEY LISTEN TO THIS LIE IN THIS AD,, that Directv must always be telling the truth..


this is a never ending process with Directv..

THEY have a SUPERIOR PRODUCT,,, they shouldn't have to lie about it to get more customers..

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#42 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

and the voice over doesn't say NEW CUSTOMERS.. that's the lie..


Technically you don't have to be a new customer to get it for free. So it's not really a lie. As an example, they are offering it in the Movers Connection.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:59 PM

Give Directv Comcast Philly and the commercials stop.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:13 PM

Give Directv Comcast Philly and the commercials stop.


There we go! +1 :allthumbs

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:20 AM

I didn't start the thread.. maybe you should watch and listen to the ads.. oh wait , for some of you, UNLESS they say.. HEY LISTEN TO THIS LIE IN THIS AD,, that Directv must always be telling the truth..


this is a never ending process with Directv..

THEY have a SUPERIOR PRODUCT,,, they shouldn't have to lie about it to get more customers..


......as is your never ending process of complaining about DirecTV. :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:00 AM

It's so much easier to file a lawsuit than it is to be competitive in programming.

All that's going on here with Comcast is sour grapes.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:11 AM

Give Directv Comcast Philly and the commercials stop.


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:21 AM

That is the point about Comcast CSN Phila. not being available to us in the Phila. area. Have you noticed in the add I saw it is a Eagle player shown while Deion Sanders as a fairy telling you about not being shut out from your team.I think the ad is fine and hits the rival services (Comcast) right in the gut.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:25 AM

Agreed.

Grow a set, Comcast. Instead they hired a lawyer to show his.

This kind of lawsuit is so frivolous. :down:
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:29 AM

Agreed.

Grow a set, Comcast. Instead they hired a lawyer to show his.

This kind of lawsuit is so frivolous. :down:


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:15 AM

Wait a minute... Comcra... er, Comcast is sticking UP for the consumer?

:lol: :sure: :D ;) :grin: :rolleyes: !rolling :rolling: :icon_stup :rotfl: :slowgrin: :icon_lame:shrug: :new_Eyecr !Devil_lol :uglyhamme:icon_lol::bang

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:52 AM

Never mind. You refuse to communicate in a clear manner.


Not familiar with bjlc, eh?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:33 AM

You all know the song I'm about to sing... please discuss the topic, not the thread starter. Let's all play nice.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

I live in a small town with one cable carrier but i have yet to see a cable co compete with either sat provider. The only reason I would go with cable is if I was in an area that I could not get a sat signal or it rained so much it was not worth it. Other then that I am not a fan of 1/3 of the channels for the same price Im paying now. Not to mention way over the top DVR fee's and crappy recording space as well as small HD channel count. Just not for me. That being said we done have U-Verse available here or Verizon. Maybe my opinion would be different if we had better options but I doubt it.


Competition is good. The mom-and-pop cable co. my parents had when I was a kid sucked big-time compared to other smaller mom-and-pops in the state and even bigboy Dimension Cable (before it became Cox). It was a godsend when D* came on the scene. Until I got D* in 1997 I was envious of everyone else in the state who had Cox Cable. Now with satellite I wasn't dealing with all the problems from a cable company still working with equipment from the 1970's and what I got for channels was worth the price. As long as the checks came in the mail the owner had no incentive to update/upgrade the system. The mom-and-pop still exists but competition from satellite and Cox being allowed into the area has forced them to try and compete with the bigger Cox. At least I know if I ever leave D* again I can go with Cox.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

You all know the song I'm about to sing... please discuss the topic, not the thread starter. Let's all play nice.

Did I miss something? :confused:
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:40 AM

Did I miss something? :confused:


Nah. Pretty sure he meant to say 'participants', not the esteemed T.S....:)
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:37 AM

I find it funny that people jump down the throat of D* when they think something doesn't sound right to them. Do you have ANY idea how much clearer the verbage is this year versus last year? How many people I had to tell you didn't get 5 months of free service when you get the NFL ticket and the Premier together? It says to go to Directv.com or call 1-800-Directv on our radio ad here in NE Ohio, and please let me know when the customer service line changed from 800-531-5000? That number brings you to new customer sales and you can all see what the website says. When someone signs up for Directv there is verbage they are read..want to hear it?

The 2011 NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go will be automatically added to your order at no additional cost. The regular full season retail price of NFL Sunday Ticket is $334.95 and the regular retail price of NFL sunday Ticket To-Go is $49.95.
These services will automatically renew at a special renewal rate, provided Directv still carries the service, unless you call to cancel PRIOR to the start of the next season. These services can not be cancelled, transfered, refunded or credited(in part or in whole) after the season starts.
Blackout restrictions and other conditions may apply to the NFL Sunday ticket games and the actual number of games varies by market due to blackout restrictions.
NFL games broadcast by your local or regional stations may not be available on the NFL sunday ticket channels.
For NFL To Go:
You must subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket to receive NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go.
Only one game may be accessed from any device at any given time.
Please check with your service provider for additional data charges as they may apply.
For a list of system requirements and compatible mobile devices, please go to directv.com/nfl..

Same thing that is on the screens/in the paper ads, albeit shorter so the customer gets the point.
Point out the misleading part please.
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:03 PM

Federal Judge Quickly Denies Comcast Request for TRO against DIRECTV.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A federal judge in Illinois today denied Comcast's request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against DIRECTV in an attempt to handicap the company from advertising its best offer of the year, one where new customers receive the popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ package at no extra charge for the 2011 season.

"We're pleased the judge recognized Comcast's veiled attempt to limit our ability to compete in the marketplace and denied the TRO," said Jon Gieselman, senior vice president of Marketing and Direct Sales for DIRECTV. "We're happy to go head-to-head with Comcast any day on whose service is superior, so we look forward to competing in the marketplace rather than the courtroom."

DirecTV Press Release HERE

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:18 PM

Federal Judge Quickly Denies Comcast Request for TRO against DIRECTV.

Not even the least bit surprising. This case had no merit.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:01 PM

Federal Judge Quickly Denies Comcast Request for TRO against DIRECTV.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A federal judge in Illinois today denied Comcast's request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against DIRECTV in an attempt to handicap the company from advertising its best offer of the year, one where new customers receive the popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ package at no extra charge for the 2011 season.

"We're pleased the judge recognized Comcast's veiled attempt to limit our ability to compete in the marketplace and denied the TRO," said Jon Gieselman, senior vice president of Marketing and Direct Sales for DIRECTV. "We're happy to go head-to-head with Comcast any day on whose service is superior, so we look forward to competing in the marketplace rather than the courtroom."

DirecTV Press Release HERE


A judge with common sense....imagine that.....:lol:
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