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

can i get directv without contract


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#26 OFFLINE   kaminar

kaminar

    Mentor

  • Registered
  • 220 posts
Joined: Mar 25, 2012

Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks for the insight, especially those with working understanding of DTV's P&L.

 

My question is why DTV won't let you subscribe to receive their service via the internet only?

 

For example, I want to watch the NFL (13/14 season).  I'd pay an immediate lump sum (no payments) to receive only the NFL ticket for that period of time.

 

However, if I subscribe to their 2 year deal, get the dish & DVR, put them in a closet, I can get DTV on my laptop, desktop, android, etc.

 

Don't they offer an off-the-menu option that spares us both having to deal with a dish, and just allows me to get their programming over the internet?

 

Please only respond if you understand DTV's cost structure, and why they don't make this option available.

 

Thanks!

 

The NFL Sunday Ticket is available as an online only option..typically for customers who cannot get DirecTV (NLOS, NLLP or for whatever reason)..for more info, click the link below:

 

http://directv.com/sundayticketspecial

 

There is currently no option for "online-only" service. Perhaps it's a future option, since many people have "high-enough-speed" internet connections. IMHO, we're nearing the peak and a big wave of subscribers will soon be disappearing across the industry--unless something is done to reinvent the business model and a lower ARPU is acceptable. Anyway, multiple HD streams require VERY high speed and reliable bandwidth. I don't doubt that idea was thought up long ago. Bundling with national (and now regional) providers helps, but it's a band-aid. Perhaps if D buys E and their spectrum, some kind of deal with a mobile telco (Sprint/Softbank/T-Mobile/MetroPCS?)can be reached. Who knows? Currently, few people understand what their bandwidth is, much less what bandwidth means..it's just "online" or "internet"..much like people with cars. Few understand them beyond Go pedal, Stop pedal, gas hole and radio.. Imagine all the retraining that will require, just for sales and customer service. Discussing D*'s cost structure, P&L, quarterly and annual reports has nothing to do with it. I'm not the CEO, so if you can't fathom why they don't offer online-only subscriptions, he's the one to speak with.

 

-=K=-



...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#27 OFFLINE   Laxguy

Laxguy

    Never say 'never'.

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 14,376 posts
  • LocationWinters, CA, between Napa and Sacramento
Joined: Dec 02, 2010

Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

"Few understand them beyond Go pedal, Stop pedal, gas hole and radio."

 

I must be advanced, then, as I know one's a throttle advancer (or gas pedal, to be simpler), one's a brake, one's the filler tube, and the last one is a multimedia center..... :)

 

And you're right about bandwidth.... that's the real bottleneck in many parts of the US. 


"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.




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