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How likely will DirecTV renew NFL-ST?


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:23 AM

How likely is it that will DirecTV renew NFL-ST?
 
 
Report: DirecTV “likely” to renew NFL Sunday Ticket
 
The sale of DirecTV has sparked plenty of chatter about the future of NFL Sunday Ticket, especially with the acquisition of the company by AT&T potentially hinging on a renewal of the package.
 
For now, it appears that DirecTV will indeed re-up the arrangement it’s now had for 20 years....
 
 
 
Roger Goodell calls DirecTV “a terrific partner” for the NFL
 
Amid reports that a new agreement is near for the NFL Sunday Ticket Package to remain exclusively on DirecTV, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested at today’s owners meeting that he expects to be in business with DirecTV for years to come....
 
 
 
NFL Sunday Ticket: The easiest way to derail the AT&T-DirecTV deal
 
If another company intercepts the NFL Sunday Ticket package from DirecTV, AT&T could walk away. Here are four potential spoilers....
 
 
 
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:14 AM

I would think that the NFL would like the additional possible subscribers from the buy out by AT&T.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 08:44 AM

The NFL is not paid per sub but rather DirecTV pays one lump sum every year for the term of the contract


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:37 AM

if florio wrote it, i take what he says with a grain of salt. he is one of the biggest a## kissers around. although he quotes a reporter with a business journal, i was under the impression (from what i read on this site) that this was nearly a done deal months ago. thats why i am having a hard time believing dtv's exclusivity negotiating period with the nfl is gone. it may very well be true. but i'm not totally convinced!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:48 AM

I think they have to for the ATT deal to go forward.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:19 AM

The NFL is not paid per sub but rather DirecTV pays one lump sum every year for the term of the contract


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More potential customers = larger lump sum negotiated



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:29 AM

99% chance directv keeps.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:35 AM

More potential customers = larger lump sum negotiated


They can't count on that money for the negotiations though.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:52 AM

They can't count on that money for the negotiations though.

exactly. Keep in mind that the deal is not done yet.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

More potential customers = larger lump sum negotiated

 

I'd be surprised if this acquisition ever resulted in NFLST being offered on U-Verse as that is not available nationwide.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

NFL Sunday Ticket has lost some of its value.

 

CBS and FOX tend to do Sunday double headers, NBC Sunday night, ESPN Monday Night and Now CBS/NFL Network Thursday night. A total of 7 games (14 teams)  are not on NFL Sunday Ticket. After College Football, and before the playoffs, there are Saturday NFL games. Throw in, when there are byes, NFL Sunday ticket would have between 6 - 9 games a week. This all assumes the 32 NFL team count remains constant.

 

Is it worth paying more for less? A little over $2 a game (price in 2012).

 

I found channels like NFL RedZone fills in the gaps without paying over $200 for the package.

 

So, honestly, I do not think NFL Sunday Ticket, not being offered by DirecTV, is going to make much of a difference to the merger.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:40 AM

NFL Sunday Ticket has lost some of its value.

 

CBS and FOX tend to do Sunday double headers, NBC Sunday night, ESPN Monday Night and Now CBS/NFL Network Thursday night. A total of 7 games (14 teams)  are not on NFL Sunday Ticket. After College Football, and before the playoffs, there are Saturday NFL games. Throw in, when there are byes, NFL Sunday ticket would have between 6 - 9 games a week. This all assumes the 32 NFL team count remains constant.

 

Is it worth paying more for less? A little over $2 a game (price in 2012).

 

I found channels like NFL RedZone fills in the gaps without paying over $200 for the package.

 

So, honestly, I do not think NFL Sunday Ticket, not being offered by DirecTV, is going to make much of a difference to the merger.

 

I disagree.

 

There is language in the agreement that allows AT&T to back out if D* does not renew the NFL-ST.

 

My guess is that D* & the NFL are 99% done with negotiations, or AT&T would not have done the deal.  It's huge for AT&T - they will now have all of the platforms available to deliver the NFL.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:04 PM

I'd be surprised if this acquisition ever resulted in NFLST being offered on U-Verse as that is not available nationwide.

 

Why not have it offered on Directv and Uverse? Whether Uverse is available to 1% or 99% of the country doesn't matter if that is only an addition to Directv. It just offers those in Uverse country another way to get NFLST if they can't have/don't want a dish.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

It's huge for AT&T - they will now have all of the platforms available to deliver the NFL.

Except wireless, which Verizon has locked up for years to come.  That is big IMO!

 

http://online.wsj.co...525060861520512

 

Verizon Wireless will pay the NFL $1 billion over four years, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms.

 

That is nearly 40% more than Verizon agreed to pay when it signed the current four-year, $720 million agreement in 2010, a growth rate similar to what the NFL and other sports leagues have received in their latest TV deals.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:35 PM

NFL Sunday Ticket has lost some of its value.

 

CBS and FOX tend to do Sunday double headers, NBC Sunday night, ESPN Monday Night and Now CBS/NFL Network Thursday night. A total of 7 games (14 teams)  are not on NFL Sunday Ticket. After College Football, and before the playoffs, there are Saturday NFL games. Throw in, when there are byes, NFL Sunday ticket would have between 6 - 9 games a week. This all assumes the 32 NFL team count remains constant.

 

Is it worth paying more for less? A little over $2 a game (price in 2012).

 

I found channels like NFL RedZone fills in the gaps without paying over $200 for the package.

 

So, honestly, I do not think NFL Sunday Ticket, not being offered by DirecTV, is going to make much of a difference to the merger.

Your #s are off:

 

1) Its 12 teams not 14 not on ST each week cause only cbs or fox has a DH each week (except week 17)....so its cbs/fox 6 teams + TNF + SNF + MNF = 12 teams.

Also not every city gets the DH each week.

 

2) Its not really 6-9 games ST each week -- per the sched listed on this site this is the # of ST games per week:

 

11 games = 1 week

10 games = 4 weeks

9 games = 6 weeks

8 games = 3 weeks

7 games = 3 weeks

 

3) What dweeb pays full price $$ -- most here call to get ST free or at least with a big $$ discount.

 

But i actually still like redzone best.  :bink:


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:53 PM

I don't see any other provider being able to buy it. Comcast is big enough, but probably doesn't have enough bandwidth in enough places to show it. Could you imagine the crap Comcast would take if they offered it, but then you have to read the fine print to see how many games would be able to be shown in your local area?

 

Uverse may be able to show it, but with buying DTV, they will probably have access to it before next season any way.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:38 PM

And if AT&T walks away from acquisition deal because of no ST deal, then would that mean that Directv pays back AT&T on termination fees?  per the agreement.  Or does that just means if Directv backs out of the acquisition agreement?


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:13 PM



NFL Sunday Ticket has lost some of its value.

 

CBS and FOX tend to do Sunday double headers, NBC Sunday night, ESPN Monday Night and Now CBS/NFL Network Thursday night. A total of 7 games (14 teams)  are not on NFL Sunday Ticket. After College Football, and before the playoffs, there are Saturday NFL games. Throw in, when there are byes, NFL Sunday ticket would have between 6 - 9 games a week. This all assumes the 32 NFL team count remains constant.

 

Is it worth paying more for less? A little over $2 a game (price in 2012).

 

I found channels like NFL RedZone fills in the gaps without paying over $200 for the package.

 

So, honestly, I do not think NFL Sunday Ticket, not being offered by DirecTV, is going to make much of a difference to the merger.

 

Sunday Ticket is still good for people who like to watch their favorite team and aren't in that team's market.  For those that are fantasy football junkies, I believe RedZone fills that niche.  It also depends where you live and what your favorite team is, but a lot of times you can see your team out of market without Sunday Ticket.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

I'm gone without NFLST.  It's the only reason I'm still with D* after 17 years.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:07 PM

I think ST is why Directv has 20M customers and Dish has 14M.


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