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#261 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

do you think that now PS3 will add Epix this summer, its will force direcTV to add to?


I'd think the opposite. PS3 gives a way to stay with directv and get Epix. Means it is less necessary.
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#262 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Off topic, but my signature is good advice if you're unhappy with some posters.


It is an option, but doing so disrupts the flow of a thread. So do the many posts that back everything that Directv does. BTW, I don't think it's ot when those posts do disrupt the thread. For some unknown to me reason, some posters feel the need to gainsay any negative post against Directv.

#263 ONLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

It is an option, but doing so disrupts the flow of a thread. So do the many posts that back everything that Directv does. BTW, I don't think it's ot when those posts do disrupt the thread. For some unknown to me reason, some posters feel the need to gainsay any negative post against Directv.


I completely understand. I don't block anyone, but have learned to ignore. As for me saying "Off topic," I meant my post was off topic... just like I'm doing again. :lol:



Back on topic, I really wish DirecTV would add Epix.
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#264 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

I completely understand. I don't block anyone, but have learned to ignore. As for me saying "Off topic," I meant my post was off topic... just like I'm doing again. :lol:



Back on topic, I really wish DirecTV would add Epix.


I must be paranoid, I thought you meant me! :) I don't care about EPIX, or any other premium, so it matters not to me.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Now I see how Epix got around 10 million subs... by bundling with larger premium movie tiers.

http://www.variety.c...e/VR1118047390/

Epix now counts about 9.5 million subscribers to date through its deals with cable operators Cox, Charter and Mediacom, satcaster Dish Network and the Verizon Fios service. In most of those deals, Epix is bundled into a larger premium movie channel tier, rather than charging a separate monthly fee a la HBO, Showtime or Starz.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

I do not care if DirecTV adds EPIX or not. If I wanted EPIX, I would not have chosen DirecTV as my provider. I do not know about others, but I chose my provider based on what they offered - not on what I want them to offer.

If DirecTV does add EPIX, I want them to do so as another premium movie subscription like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc, and not as a part of the base package.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

Now I see how Epix got around 10 million subs... by bundling with larger premium movie tiers.

http://www.variety.c...e/VR1118047390/


Epix has both in bundle deals and standalone mini-premium deals, depending on provider. But that is a plus imo as it helped them grow when all the 'conventional wisdom' when they were coming on the scene had decided that they would fail. They haven't.

And no, I haven't made a billion posts about switching because of Epix and ReelzHD, although I've made a few, and might again! :)

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

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

Charter is actually the exception as they offer access via two options

I receive the full EPIX streaming service included for no extra charge with my Charter internet subscription, no TV service with them is required. I also subscribe to DISH (in addition to DirecTV) but I do not have to if I only want the EPIX streaming content.

http://corp.epixhd.c...harter_can_I_ge

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

No. Not until they add content that can compete with what the other premiums offer.


Beyond the few programs that HBO, Starz and Showtime produce for their services, the bulk of their programming is movies.

To say that Epix doesn't produce other programming other than movies is incorrect. They offer boxing, live concerts, documentaries, and stand-up comedy. The same that HBO, etc., produce.

Epix's business model may not appeal to DTV but many of the other services do the same thing. Many of the programs seen on Starz and Showtime can be found on Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.

HBO, Straz and Showtime have other non-movie programming for one reason, money. The cost to acqure hit movies is high. Epix has an advantage over these services, they are owned by movie studios.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

Beyond the few programs that HBO, Starz and Showtime produce for their services, the bulk of their programming is movies.


No, that is not the case at all. Few? Count again. Original programming has become the focus of their business.

To say that Epix doesn't produce other programming other than movies is incorrect. They offer boxing, live concerts, documentaries, and stand-up comedy. The same that HBO, etc., produce.


No, I said they do not produce original programming. They do not. They are not creating the content you listed. In most cases, they have absolutely no role in the process beyond broadcasting it either. That is not the case with programming offered by other premiums. Epix doesn't even have anyone in place to oversee that type of content.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Epix, need to tell Alan Ball his next tv show need to be on Epix at whatever cost! or a writer type like him

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Epix, need to tell Alan Ball his next tv show need to be on Epix at whatever cost! or a writer type like him


Yeah if Epix had a Game of Thrones, Dexter, or Spartacus type of hit show going on for it I think D* would pick up in a heart beat.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

:lol:
OK cause 314 M isn't huge:zzz:


It's large, but that's the total population, not the number of households. According to the US Census Bureau, as of the 2010 census, there are 117,538,000 households, with an average of 2.59 persons per household.

So, DirecTV has been selected by roughly 17% of the households to which it was offered.

The only timeframe consistent numbers for Epix I can find are from 2011, when they were available to roughly 50 million household and had 9.5 million subscribers, or about 19% uptake.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

It's large, but that's the total population, not the number of households. According to the US Census Bureau, as of the 2010 census, there are 117,538,000 households, with an average of 2.59 persons per household.

Nielsen Estimates Number of U.S. Television Homes to be 114.7 Million
... a reduction in the estimated percent of U.S. homes with a television set (TV penetration), which declined to 96.7 percent from 98.9 percent.
http://blog.nielsen....-114-7-million/

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

:lol:
OK cause 314 M isn't huge:zzz:


At least do some research before spouting off swill. You demand the same from others...

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Did you get a hold of that NFL ST subscriber list yet?


I don't have to (nor can I since that isn't publicly available).

The NFLST break even point for D* is $333. The lowest FCO for NFLST is $1445.

So every 1-50 FCO bar & restaurant generates +$1112 over the break even point....and that is for a small establishment. Imagine all of those locations that are bigger that carry NFLST.

Use common sense, man.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:38 AM

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So, DirecTV has been selected by roughly 17% of the households to which it was offered.

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And took almost 20 years to achive that.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

I don't have to (nor can I since that isn't publicly available).

The NFLST break even point for D* is $333. The lowest FCO for NFLST is $1445.

So every 1-50 FCO bar & restaurant generates +$1112 over the break even point....and that is for a small establishment. Imagine all of those locations that are bigger that carry NFLST.

Use common sense, man.


You still make no sence , without a subcriber count, residential and commercial, your numbers and directv .coms commericial price sheet mean nothing.


Directv is said to have 2 million st subscribers, NOT PAYING commercial subscribers, Not Paying Residential customers

TOTAL Subscribers!

Not all 2 million pay for it.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

I don't have to (nor can I since that isn't publicly available).

The NFLST break even point for D* is $333.
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Isn't Directv a Publicly Traded company?

And where did you get the Break even number?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

Isn't Directv a Publicly Traded company?


Yes, they are, so when the CEO says in a financial report that Sunday Ticket pays for itself, he cannot legally lie about that. This was referenced earlier in the thread. You ignored it.
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