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Epix to Directv?


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#1 OFFLINE   fkubick

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

I just saw this article posted 1/3/13 in HomeMedia magazine. Don't know if it has already been posted here. It sounds like Directv has acquired the rights to air Epix.

"Effective Feb. 7 DirecTV will raise subscription rates by an average of 4.5%, pointing to higher programming costs for the increases.

In 2013, the programming fees we pay to the owners of these television channels will increase about 8%, but DirecTV is adjusting the prices our customers pay on average about 4.5%,” the pay-TV operator said in a statement. “By holding firm in programming negotiations, we have been able to keep price increases below our cable competitors.”

During July 2012 Viacom channels went dark for 10 days on DirecTV during a dispute over carriage fees, where Viacom had been seeking a 30% increase in fees. The agreement gave DirecTV the option to add the Epix pay-TV channel, which is co-owned by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, and gave DirecTV users access to Viacom channels via tablets, laptops and other devices."

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#2 ONLINE   RAD

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

Yes it's been mentioned before that while DIRECTV did get the rights for EPIX they have no plans to add those channels at this time. It would be nice if they could add them to the HD Extra or even a seperate movie package for folks that want that suite of channels.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

The agreement gave DirecTV the option to add the Epix pay-TV channel, which is co-owned by Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate, and gave DirecTV users access to Viacom channels via tablets, laptops and other devices."


The option they've taken so far is to not add it, disappointingly.

#4 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Epix greatly reduced their own worth though their Netflix deal.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

Epix greatly reduced their own worth though their Netflix deal.


Do you have access to their financials? Didn't think so. Stop posting your opinion as fact.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Do you have access to their financials? Didn't think so. Stop posting your opinion as fact.


Their financials? Haha...probably best to not respond if you don't understand the post. It was not about their financial value. By offering their content to streaming providers, they cheapened their worth to service providers that they might hope to secure retrans deals with. This was mentioned during a quarterly call conducted by DirecTV executives, including the CEO.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

Their financials? Haha...probably best to not respond if you don't understand the post. It was not about their financial value. By offering their content to streaming providers, they cheapened their worth to service providers that they might hope to secure retrans deals with. This was mentioned during a quarterly call conducted by DirecTV executives, including the CEO.


More insider info? Plus, Netflix PQ is less then desirable. My Twenty thousand dollar theatre will have none of it.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

More insider info? Plus, Netflix PQ is less then desirable. My Twenty thousand dollar theatre will have none of it.


Quarterly conference calls. Listen to one sometime.

http://investor.directv.com/events.cfm
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

By offering their content to streaming providers, they cheapened their worth to service providers that they might hope to secure retrans deals with. This was mentioned during a quarterly call conducted by DirecTV executives, including the CEO.

Um , thats a 14 day trial only, you have to subscribe to Epix through a provider in order to maintain Epix service Via Streaming beyond that.

Epix Streaming is no different then HBO or Max GO as far as the rules and subscription.

by the way Amazon has the EPIX rights as of September 2012, Not Netflix

Edited by damondlt, 20 January 2013 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Also Netflix Stock dropped once they lost Epix.

I would say their is some value in that.
http://money.cnn.com...epix/index.html

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Um , thats a 14 day trial only, you have to subscribe to Epix through a provider in order to maintain Epix service Via Streaming beyond that.

Epix Streaming is no different then HBO or Max GO as far as the rules and subscription.

by the way Amazon has the EPIX rights as of September 2012, Not Netflix


You've missed the point. Not surprising.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Quarterly conference calls. Listen to one sometime.

http://investor.directv.com/events.cfm


I have no need to listen and then regurgitate the info like yourself. Have fun pretending you are an important representative of a TV provider. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

I have no need to listen and then regurgitate the info like yourself. Have fun pretending you are an important representative of a TV provider. Keep up the great work.


Providing information rather than resorting to personal attacks...unlike yourself.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

by the way Amazon has the EPIX rights as of September 2012, Not Netflix

Netflix lost the exclusive, they'll offer Epix titles at least until the middle of the year.

Their deal can be renewed yearly through mid-2015.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

this off topic but how much is it to Epix on the XBox a month ?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

this off topic but how much is it to Epix on the XBox a month ?

What ever your provider charges.
Otherwise you can only get a 14 day free trial.

http://www.epixhd.com/devices/

http://corp.epixhd.c...bscribe_to_EPIX

So in other words if you Subscribe to Directv you will not get a monthly subscription to Epix streaming service.

Just like if you own a Roku you will not get HBO go!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Um , thats a 14 day trial only, you have to subscribe to Epix through a provider in order to maintain Epix service Via Streaming beyond that.

Epix Streaming is no different then HBO or Max GO as far as the rules and subscription.

by the way Amazon has the EPIX rights as of September 2012, Not Netflix

I have had epix on roku for 4 months now and I can still watch it to this very day

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

What does streaming have to do with Epix the channel?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

What does streaming have to do with Epix the channel?


Nothing other than the fact that Epix has reduced their likelihood of reaching new retrans deals due to their deals with Netflix and Amazon.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

You've missed the point. Not surprising.


Providing information rather than resorting to personal attacks...unlike yourself.


LOL!!!

You can't make this stuff up...


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Edited by Sandra, 21 January 2013 - 01:09 PM.





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