same thing.... Are we really 2nd guessing which words he uses.. If 4 out of 5 carriers are picking up PAC12, makes you think... Directv says that don't want to charge everyone for channels they don't want, but last time I checked I didn't agree to the BIG10, nor Viacom etc... This is just rhetoric.
I love this argument - you assume because 4 of the top 5 signed a deal that it's automatically a fair deal. Is there maybe the slight possibility that they are doing whatever they can to add value to their already watered down product offerings? I can tell you that my local cable company offers nothing that compels me to switch back to them. DirecTV is WAY ahead in both technology, programming and HD. I think this is probably pretty common around the country. Anything they can do to try to add value to their service and convince people to switch AWAY from another provider is considered money well spent, regardless what it does to the bottom line or their subscribers bills.
Personally, I'd rather DirecTV dig in their heels and get a good deal than see my bill jump because of a group of channels I care nothing about. No carrier will carry every network and I'm fine with that. If it's such a big deal, switch. Quit claiming DirecTV is the devil because they're not opening their wallets to appease you. Now enough of this Pac12 garbage (there's a dedicated forum for this, guys!) and back to anticipation.
With DIY being added this morning, it's just another channel I'm glad to have. I've been watching it a lot lately and it's a welcomed addition. At this stage, the only must-have HD for me is my LiLs, however those are due to launch at the end of the year, so I should be set there.
I would love to see additional Encore, H2, Epix and any other missing premiums that may be out there, but I'm a pretty happy camper overall.