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Reports: NFL, DirecTV near new Sunday Ticket deal


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#26 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

"With all the new platforms coming," Bedol said, "by the time the next Sunday Ticket deal comes up, it will be obsolete."

 

Well the past few years for Comcast has seen them not do much on the cable tv side other then dropping HD channels and still keeping very old boxes alive.

 

Other cable system have at least done a lot more on MPEG 4 and SDV.

 

Internet will need to drop caps and have higher speeds.

 

Now how meany bars will pay the cost of say 30 Mbps - 50 Mbps business internet + an router that can do 8+ HD steams? + 8+ internet tv boxes (that may not get local sports, espn , local channels and more)

 

maybe an hdmi to component box of each one lots of bars have component matrix switches and cabling. They may also need a bigger matrix switches to add boxes that just do NFL ST. Also will they be as easy to run, install , setup as say an directv / cable box is?


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:06 PM

I hope DirecTV drops the Ticket personally. Enough with D* super fans feeling special because their programming provider of choice has something the others do not. Let Comcast have at it and be done with it. Go Xfinity! :)

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

Its obvious ST is not the country's first choice in TV entertainment.

 

If it was for one all 20 million Directv customers  would subscribe , not just 10%, and only about 1 percent of the countrys total TV viewers.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:44 PM

A million or two paying subscribers is not shabby.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

A million or two paying subscribers is not shabby.

In a Country where there are about 75 million plus tv subscribers its fairly weak. Again if ST was that important to customers they would be a lot closer to 20 million and not just 3m at best.
People would be lined up getting directv, and that's never been the case. Least amount of content for the most amount of money, tends to steer people clear of it.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:26 PM

Since I'm guessing most people live in their team's market, most subscribers don't " need" ST. ST is for out of market fans, hardcore football junkies and fantasy geeks .


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:51 PM

Being in the military, ST is perfect for me. Colts fan living in Lions territory. I hope DirecTV keeps it. I don't see how any cable provider could offer the same. Sent from the jaws of my Hammerhead!

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:09 AM

Since I'm guessing most people live in their team's market, most subscribers don't " need" ST. ST is for out of market fans, hardcore football junkies and fantasy geeks .


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have been a loyal Seahawks fan since their first game.  It took a divorce :eek2: and remarriage but in 1999, while living in Northern Virginia, I finally got DirecTV and quickly realized I could get my full dose of Seahawks games if I signed up for Sunday Ticket.  Since then I've moved to San Antonio and stayed with DirecTV still driven somewhat by their exclusive Sunday Ticket offering.  I've never really considered what I might do if DirecTV lost Sunday Ticket. I think after all these years with DirecTV I'd probably stay put with them as my primary TV source though that decision might be influenced by where Sunday Ticket landed.  Count me amount those displaced fans with little to no other choice than Sunday Ticket to continue to follow their team.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Its obvious ST is not the country's first choice in TV entertainment.

 

If it was for one all 20 million Directv customers  would subscribe , not just 10%, and only about 1 percent of the countrys total TV viewers.

 

You may be underestimating the design and why it is what it is. 


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:07 AM

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have been a loyal Seahawks fan since their first game. It took a divorce :eek2: and remarriage but in 1999, while living in Northern Virginia, I finally got DirecTV and quickly realized I could get my full dose of Seahawks games if I signed up for Sunday Ticket. Since then I've moved to San Antonio and stayed with DirecTV still driven somewhat by their exclusive Sunday Ticket offering. I've never really considered what I might do if DirecTV lost Sunday Ticket. I think after all these years with DirecTV I'd probably stay put with them as my primary TV source though that decision might be influenced by where Sunday Ticket landed. Count me amount those displaced fans with little to no other choice than Sunday Ticket to continue to follow their team.

Why does everyone think Directv will lose ST? DirectTV is considering just not making an exclusive deal. Which is fine by me.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

You may be underestimating the design and why it is what it is.

You are over estimating what it is.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:19 AM

You are over estimating what it is. Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app

Considering Satelliteracer knows DIRECTLY what is involved...I'll go with his assessment instead.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:39 AM

Considering Satelliteracer knows DIRECTLY what is involved...I'll go with his assessment instead.

I'll stick with the other 75 Million Americans whom do without NFL ST, or its outrageous price tag.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:12 PM

You are over estimating what it is. Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app

 

By design, I mean the NFL has a tough balancing act they have to play with their broadcaster rights.  The NFL set this up, by design, to be the way it is to address the networks and out of market components.  You also had technology constraints in which most of those first 20 years there were only two providers in this country that could even pull this off. 

 

My two cents


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

I'll stick with the other 75 Million Americans whom do without NFL ST, or its outrageous price tag.

Go for it. In the mean time...many millions of us enjoy it all season long (and have been since it came out).


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:57 PM

Why does everyone think Directv will lose ST? DirectTV is considering just not making an exclusive deal. Which is fine by me. Sent from my PantechP8010 using DBSTalk mobile app

 

I guess I could have been clearer and should have added that I don't seriously think DirecTV and the NFL will part company.  Anything is possible I suppose but I think the probability of another provider outbidding DirecTV for exclusive rights is highly unlikely.  I've thought for a long time that if DirecTV were to lose its claim to exclusive Sunday Ticket it would be because the NFL might decide to go the route of say a service like HBO or Showtime and market to all cable and satellite providers.  I won't even guess at the math/accounting as to what it would take to make that as lucrative or more profitable than the present single provider contract.  


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

Go for it. In the mean time...many millions of us enjoy it all season long (and have been since it came out).

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:33 PM

I'll stick with the other 75 Million Americans whom do without NFL ST, or its outrageous price tag.


Most Americans have never been to Las Vegas, does that make it a failure?
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

Most Americans have never been to Las Vegas, does that make it a failure?

Most cell phone users don't use an iPhone... I guess Apple is a failure, too, to his reasoning. :rotfl:


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:50 PM

Most Americans have never been to Las Vegas, does that make it a failure?

REALLY??? We are getting that desperate?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

Most cell phone users don't use an iPhone... I guess Apple is a failure, too, to his reasoning. :rotfl:

That's your reasoning, not anyone elses,

Most people love NFL but don't feel they need to spend extra on something that not very important.

That's the reasoning!

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:56 PM


Most Americans have never been to Las Vegas, does that make it a failure?

Most people don't have a choice for that.

If they could go to Vegas , or subscribe to NFL ST I think we all know what would be picked.

People chose not to subscribe to Directv and 90% of the ones that do, don't subscribe to NFL ST.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:20 PM

Most people love NFL but don't feel they need to spend extra on something that not very important.


Yeah, you're right. The NFL should turn down a billion dollars in revenue because "most people" don't want the programming.

Are you going to tell a business owner "most people will never set foot in your establishment - close up shop"? 90% of the people who pass your establishment will never come in ... your business is a failure. You're making a billion a year but you are a failure.

The service is there for the people who want it - and a lot of people want it and are willing to pay.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

Nine out of ten of the top rated programs of 2013 were football, and the top four were essentially the same program. The top rated cable program? Sunday Night Football. The only pay-tv (non-broadcast) program to break the top 10? Monday Night Football. It's football's world, we just live in it.

 

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