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What's Happen To Directv "Being The Leader In Sports"


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#26 OFFLINE   smitbret

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:21 AM

Just because DirecTV does not have every sports channel does not prevent them from still being the leader in sports. DirecTV still has more sports than anyone else. Does Dish have the Big Ten Network?

Does anyone other than DirecTV have NFL Sunday Ticket? Are there enough people outside of the local PAC 12 schools areas that care whether the PAC 12 network is on DirecTV? The PAC 12 has been pretty irrelevant in football and basketball for many years. The PAC 12 came up with a model for their network (one national channel and six regional channels) that was designed with cable in mind. That model does not work well for DirecTV. At some point, I expect the PAC 12 national channel and overflow channels for live games will be on DirecTV (and in HD) as soon as the PAC 12 comes to its senses.

The Lakers are relavent in the NBA, but a channel devoted to one team in one sport has little to offer for a national market. Serious basketball fans will have NBA League Pass, and the others outside of LA will not care that they are missing Lakers home games. That said, let's wait until the NBA season starts to see whether it will be on DirecTV. I expect it will be on DirecTV, too, but it might not be until the All-Star break.


Not much of a sports fan, huh? There's a team in Eugene, OR and another LUCKy team on the Bay in NoCal that like to think they've been pretty relevant the last few years.

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#27 OFFLINE   speedy4022

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

We need a poll because I am guessing that nobody cares other than a few about the pac 12 networks. The games that are important are carried by the other networks.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

I don't give a crap about PAC 12, that should be local RSN's only.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

I think you guys are being a little hard on this poster KB24sd . IF only TWC carries the new lakers RSN then only people in los angeles and a few select cities that have time warner cable in southern california and laker terriorties, will be able to watch laker games other towns like mine, apple valley/victorville will not be able to watch the lakers unless directv ,dish,verizon.or charter get the channel,because time warner cable is not in our area! also the lakers will not be available OVER THE AIR, because kcal 9 the lakers previous ota channel will not be televising the games because all the laker home and away games will only be on twc!!:nono2: and i hate the lakers as i am a diehard celtics fan,but strongly believe directv needs to carry both these twc english and spanish HD channels and also the pac-12 channels.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:40 AM

I think you guys are being a little hard on this poster KB24sd . IF only TWC carries the new lakers RSN then only people in los angeles and a few select cities that have time warner cable in southern california and laker terriorties, will be able to watch laker games other towns like mine, apple valley/victorville will not be able to watch the lakers unless directv ,dish,verizon.or charter get the channel,because time warner cable is not in our area! also the lakers will not be available OVER THE AIR, because kcal 9 the lakers previous ota channel will not be televising the games because all the laker home and away games will only be on twc!!:nono2: and i hate the lakers as i am a diehard celtics fan,but strongly believe directv needs to carry both these twc english and spanish HD channels and also the pac-12 channels.


Sounds a lot like padres and cox. For laker fans in SoCal, I hope you are wrong.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

I don't give a crap about PAC 12, that should be local RSN's only.


Agreed plus seven channels require too much bandwidth.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

Now that SC has lost to Stanford I am not nearly as upset about the lack of the Pac-12 network on DirecTV or Verizon FiOS.

Maybe next year I'll be more concerned, but it sure doesn't look like SC will be #1 this year after last night's performance.

Never watch pro basketball, seldom watch pro football, but ESPN's GoalLine channel on FiOS with 12 hours of college football each Saturday without commercial breaks is great.

Edited by billsharpe, 17 September 2012 - 11:40 AM.
added that GoalLine channel is on FiOS

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

I think you guys are being a little hard on this poster KB24sd . IF only TWC carries the new lakers RSN then only people in los angeles and a few select cities that have time warner cable in southern california and laker terriorties, will be able to watch laker games other towns like mine, apple valley/victorville will not be able to watch the lakers unless directv ,dish,verizon.or charter get the channel,because time warner cable is not in our area! also the lakers will not be available OVER THE AIR, because kcal 9 the lakers previous ota channel will not be televising the games because all the laker home and away games will only be on twc!!:nono2: and i hate the lakers as i am a diehard celtics fan,but strongly believe directv needs to carry both these twc english and spanish HD channels and also the pac-12 channels.


The Lakers have decided to stop providing coverage of their games on over-the-air stations and are launching dedicated cable channels. Why? Because they want more money out of your pocket and the pockets of everyone else that has cable or sat. tv. The Lakers are the one's taking the content away, not the cable and sat companies.

The Lakers and PAC-12 channels will ultimately have more content on them than was previously available over the air or on ESPN, but what they're really after is to get every single cable/sat customer to pay a very steep price for the content only a few people want.
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