Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

DirecTV 3rd Quarter Results Conference Call


  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#41 OFFLINE   RAD

RAD

    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 16,025 posts
  • LocationDripping Springs, TX
Joined: Aug 05, 2002

Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

I think we need to take his comments with a grain of salt...remember DirecTV owns Root Sports. He doesn't like the fact teams are starting their own networks...with the help of the likes of Comcast/TWC. DirecTV sees teams they had deals with hin the past leaving to better offers from another provider. Most of the "new" channels started up were with the help of another provider CSN Houston (Rockets Astros) and TWC (Lakers). I highly doubt he'd be saying the system was broken if Root went into a market and started up a channel with the help of a major sports franchise. I don't think they Dodgers have signed a new deal yet, I am sure Root would love to be a player with the Dodgers if/when they start up their own network.


I thought the Root channels were a rebranding of channels they got when they did the deal with Liberty to get majority ownership, along with GSN channel?

See post My Setup for configuration info.


...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#42 OFFLINE   Bambler

Bambler

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 404 posts
Joined: May 30, 2006

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

Surprising results, but actually after more thought, I guess it wasn't unexpected.

Any fallout, if any at all, probably won't be felt until the fourth quarter or first quarter of next year for a number of reasons.

1. People were still hoping DirecTV would pick up the PAC-12 network through the end of September as the rhetoric wasn't completely sour back then as it is now and many still had hope.

2. I'm not sure when Dish picked up the pac-12 network, but it may have been at about the quarterly transition, so the bulk of the jumpers, if any, won't show up until the fourth quarter.

3. The lakers deal is still in flux and people are waiting. IF DirecTV doesn't carry this channel, the affects, if any, probably won't be felt until next year.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...