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#826 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

The President stated DIRECTV® reached an agreement on price of SEC Net, but it's all contingent on the other several dozen items comprising the whole ESPN-ABC package, including streaming licenses and perhaps other items no one has announced. 


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:51 PM

I guess I was referring to that IF DirecTV already has an agreement in place with the SEC Network, then why not announce it and work on the other stuff in the background.  If there's not an actual agreement in place, then no, they definitely shouldn't announce it as an agreement when no agreement exists.

SEC Network is but a line item in a criminally large package deal.  When it is done, there should be much more than just the SEC Network to announce.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:33 PM

Watching ESPN tonite, they ran an ad for the SEC network. At the end there was a page to have you contact some site/phone# to request your provider carry the network. On the slide was all the providers already signed up to carry it. Of course DTV was missing, but the ad did run on DTV.......Just observing....



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:25 AM

The only thing about the Watch abc app not everybody will be able to use it


That doesn't make any sense at all. Unlesss you mean people who don't subscribe to a package that contains that channel, which is how it is with every app anyway.


That's partially true, the ABC Live stream portion of the WATCH ABC has only been available in ABC O&O markets.

However, the on demand content has been available as long as ABC is included in your package (with the supported providers available). This includes non O&O markets for this aspect of the service.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:51 AM

Up to date FAQ page:  http://getsecnetwork.com/#Faq

 

Remember, providers love leaking information that a deal is "close" in order to keep customers on board.
 
The timing of Mr. White's statement is not an accident. Mr. White knows August 1st is an important date in the minds of many customers. But DirecTV isn't just negotiating terms for the SEC Network. They're negotiating a massive carriage agreement for all of the Disney (ESPN's parent company) television properties. While the path for SEC Network may seem to be clear, there may still be boulders in the roadway elsewhere.
 
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:18 AM

Charter agreed to carry it last week.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:23 AM

Charter agreed to carry it last week.

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Although reported as close, it's not officially 'done' from what I understand.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:54 AM

I think the game Bama has on their right now would have been the PPV game or the one before AU would be so no big loss I like listening to Eli Gold on the Radio
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:12 AM

Up to date FAQ page:  http://getsecnetwork.com/#Faq
 
Remember, providers love leaking information that a deal is "close" in order to keep customers on board.
 
The timing of Mr. White's statement is not an accident.


Of course it wasn't. It was at the second quarter report. He didn't go out of his way to announce anything.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:53 PM

If a link from Satelliteguys is posted, will you leave it up?

 

Since you asked... I'm going to try and explain something that keeps getting twisted somehow.

 

If you find information that is valid to a topic being discussed here (or you are starting that topic yourself), you are welcome to post a link. The caveat, and it is ALWAYS a caveat to any link you post... not a special "Satelliteguys rule" as some might interpret...  you must post more than just a blind link.

 

No "go here" and a link... or "Satellite Guys is discussing this" and a link.  That is helpful to no one.

 

For any link you post in any topic, you must give it context... give the forum members a reason why they might click on the link.

 

Relevant to this topic... say "They are talking over on Satellite Guys about the SEC network and someone there posted a date when the channel is supposed to launch." and then post your link.  Easy peasy. More descriptive text is better.  Always remember copyright rules... like when we post a link to an article from another Web site and post the first paragraph only (not the entire post from the other site) and then a link.

 

Respect the copyright of other sites... but post something that gives our members a valid reason to visit the link you are sharing.

 

I can guarantee you Satellite Guys has this same kind of policy. They do not want people randomly dropping in there and posting "Go to DBSTalk" and then a link. It helps nobody on either forum to make those kinds of posts.

 

I can't think of a link to Satellite Guys that has ever been removed from this site as long as it follows these guidelines, that apply to ALL posted external links.

 

Now... having said all that...  when you do post a link to any article/thread on another site here... I assume you do so to add to the discussion... and as such, people who follow that link presumably come back here and continue the discussion... which means we would now be talking not only about the topic but about what someone on their site said about that topic.  If someone posts a rumor here or posts it there and someone links to it... it is now part of the discussion and some will like the rumor, others will doubt it. It's all fair game for reasonable discussion.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

Since you asked... I'm going to try and explain something that keeps getting twisted somehow.

 

If you find information that is valid to a topic being discussed here (or you are starting that topic yourself), you are welcome to post a link. The caveat, and it is ALWAYS a caveat to any link you post... not a special "Satelliteguys rule" as some might interpret...  you must post more than just a blind link.

 

No "go here" and a link... or "Satellite Guys is discussing this" and a link.  That is helpful to no one.

 

For any link you post in any topic, you must give it context... give the forum members a reason why they might click on the link.

 

Relevant to this topic... say "They are talking over on Satellite Guys about the SEC network and someone there posted a date when the channel is supposed to launch." and then post your link.  Easy peasy. More descriptive text is better.  Always remember copyright rules... like when we post a link to an article from another Web site and post the first paragraph only (not the entire post from the other site) and then a link.

 

Respect the copyright of other sites... but post something that gives our members a valid reason to visit the link you are sharing.

 

I can guarantee you Satellite Guys has this same kind of policy. They do not want people randomly dropping in there and posting "Go to DBSTalk" and then a link. It helps nobody on either forum to make those kinds of posts.

 

I can't think of a link to Satellite Guys that has ever been removed from this site as long as it follows these guidelines, that apply to ALL posted external links.

 

Now... having said all that...  when you do post a link to any article/thread on another site here... I assume you do so to add to the discussion... and as such, people who follow that link presumably come back here and continue the discussion... which means we would now be talking not only about the topic but about what someone on their site said about that topic.  If someone posts a rumor here or posts it there and someone links to it... it is now part of the discussion and some will like the rumor, others will doubt it. It's all fair game for reasonable discussion.

 

posting links is all good and well. i am a retired reporter. and i still know a few people in the business. if i ever post a tidbit from a source, i will never name that source. i didn't do it when i worked as a reporter (yes i would be willing to go jail) and i won't do it now. you folks can ask to your hearts content but i will never reveal.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:11 PM

posting links is all good and well. i am a retired reporter. and i still know a few people in the business. if i ever post a tidbit from a source, i will never name that source. i didn't do it when i worked as a reporter (yes i would be willing to go jail) and i won't do it now. you folks can ask to your hearts content but i will never reveal.

What you're talking about is different... you're talking about protecting a confidential source. While frustrating to others, that can be respected. You should expect to be doubted, though... I mean, the different between you quoting a confidential source and me making up something is minimal until one of us is proven incorrect... so protecting sources is fine, but don't be surprised if people doubt you.

 

Meanwhile, you quoted my post... but my post applies to external links. There is no confidentiality protection when you post a link.  I mean, if you post a link to Satellite Guys the cat is out of the bag... You can't say "I won't tell you where I read this, but follow this link" and still have that particular source be confidential, right? :)


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

Just heard that DirecTv signed a deal to carry the SEC Network. Announcement should be coming very soon!


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

Just curious... why does there have to be this long-standing battle between this site and Satellite Guys?  I look at both sites, enjoy both sites and appreciate the different perspectives.  To quote the infamous Rodney King.... "Can't we all just get along?"



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:10 PM

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:24 PM

Just heard that DirecTv signed a deal to carry the SEC Network. Announcement should be coming very soon!


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

If you recall, Mediacom didn't have BTN until right before the 2008 season - a year after it launched. People who live in Mediacom country down south are in worse shape than Directv subscribers, since Directv has to renew with Disney by September 30th at the very latest since they can't exactly afford to let ESPN go dark. I don't know when Mediacom's renewal with Disney happens but they could easily end up having an entire season (or more) without SEC Network like they did with BTN.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Just heard that DirecTv signed a deal to carry the SEC Network. Announcement should be coming very soon!


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i've read announcement could come tuesday, wednesday or thursday.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

link?

There is no link because I heard it on a local Sports Radio Station coming home.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:54 PM

Done Deal:  http://espnmediazone...august-14-2014/



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

Just curious... why does there have to be this long-standing battle between this site and Satellite Guys?  I look at both sites, enjoy both sites and appreciate the different perspectives.  To quote the infamous Rodney King.... "Can't we all just get along?"


In general we do ... as Stewart posted, the trouble comes when someone violates our forum rules. So lets talk about the SEC-ESPN Network being added to the DirecTV lineup and leave the off topic posts in PMs. If anyone has further questions please PM a moderator, any moderator. This thread is about SEC-ESPN Network's potential carriage on DirecTV.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

Done Deal:  http://espnmediazone...august-14-2014/


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and BRISTOL, Conn., August 4, 2014 – DIRECTV and ESPN have entered into an agreement for DIRECTV to provide the new SEC Network to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference when the network launches Aug. 14. The first college football game on the new network will air Aug. 28 featuring #20 Texas A&M vs. #9 South Carolina.

“The SEC boasts powerhouse athletic programs, especially in football, representing deeply loyal communities, many of which do not have any professional teams,” said Dan York, DIRECTV’s Chief Content Officer. “The depth of SEC competition and the quality ESPN brings to game production and complementary programming makes SEC Network a valuable addition to our sports programming lineup, and we’re excited to bring it into our customers’ homes and on their devices.”

“Our agreement with DIRECTV continues to push the SEC Network towards one of the most successful network launches when it debuts on August 14,” said Sean Breen, Disney and ESPN Media Networks Senior Vice President, Affiliate Sales. “We’re proud to deliver the SEC Network nationwide via DIRECTV in advance of the Texas A&M and South Carolina game later this month.”

The SEC Network will deliver at least 45 exclusive SEC football games this season. Recently released pre-season polls rank seven SEC teams in the college football preseason top 25, ensuring consistently close, competitive match-ups on SEC Network. The network will also serve as an all-access pass to nationally competitive events, news and information, expert analysis, classic games and in-depth features on the most storied conference in college athletics.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, ”With opening day now firmly in sight, we are happy to count DIRECTV, the country’s largest satellite provider, among our many distributors for the SEC Network. The SEC is home to the most passionate fans in college sports and I am pleased to have such a wide distribution by launch date for the benefit of SEC fans everywhere.”

“With the launch of SEC Network just days away, we look forward to serving these legions of current and prospective students, alumni and loyal supporters with quality content and coverage nationwide,” added Justin Connolly, ESPN Senior Vice President, College Networks.

About SEC Network:

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network that will launch August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming will also include in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

Dang, no mention of Longhorn Network. :nono2:


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

Dang, no mention of Longhorn Network. :nono2:

 

That press release only mentioned SEC Network, not a new deal between Disney and Directv. So the contractual changes that may lead to LHN and WatchESPN/ESPN3 are still being worked on, and will be mentioned in a separate press release once that is done. Which could take weeks longer.

 

I suppose they figured they wouldn't have them done in time for SEC's launch, or maybe even its first game, so they took care of that separately/first to prevent an uprising in the south come August 28th :)


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

Dang, no mention of Longhorn Network. :nono2:

 

I talked to a "Retention Specialist" this afternoon (around 4 eastern time) and I asked her about SEC Network and she said that they just got the "rates" (whatever that means) for the SEC Network, Longhorn Network, & Online Services (Watch ESPN, etc) but she couldn't tell at that time that Directv would officially have those stations/services. So I guess what I'm trying to say is expect to hear good news on that front in the near future would be my guess.






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