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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Bofurley, Dec 6, 2010.
Why so smug?
Dibs on the "Schooner Tuna" reference this year!
Actually, Time Warner is introducing a sans-ESPN package.
Time Warner Cable to offer no-frills package that could please subscribers and annoy programmers
November 18, 2010 | 4:53 pm
Time Warner Cable is unveiling a new package that may be a hit with subscribers, but will likely anger a lot of cable networks that will be left out in the cold.
The new package, called "TV Essentials," will carry about 50 channels and be tested in New York City and parts of Ohio. Time Warner Cable said the package is valued at $49.99 per month, but will be discounted by $10 in New York and $20 in Ohio for the first year. The channels it will carry include feeds from broadcast networks ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and PBS. Time Warner Cable also said it would carry 12 of the top 20 Nielsen-rated cable networks.
Among the channels that made the cut are TBS, FX, Cartoon Network, AMC, CNN and ESPN News. The channels not being offered include ESPN, TNT, Comedy Central, Fox News and MSNBC. ESPN and TNT are two of the more expensive channels on the market. ESPN runs about $4.00, per-subscriber, per-month and TNT costs roughly $1.00. Interestingly, CNBC, the highest rated business news channel is being passed over for rival Bloomberg, which has a much smaller audience, but is also cheaper.
$50/month...plus box fees...plus taxes & fees...plus etc. WOW, such a bargain!
Yepp, not really. As much as I record, and what i pay for two HDDVR's, Ive yet to find a better solution than Directv. Wake me up in 2 years and Ill look again.
I think we can safely say that rates will not go down.
What can I say...it's easy to be right when using logic, facts, and history.
How can something that was never broadly offered be declared a failure?
Ala carte has been beaten to death so many times it's not funny. The way networks bundle their channels, it's not feasible. I do not know how many experts have to explain this, before people grasp it.
I just really hate the "attitude" of some here who think( real or imagined) that they're in the know. Doesnt really set up for a discussion on anything.
If I just signed a 2 year contract as a new customer would my price be locked in for those 2 years or would I be subject to the rate increase?
Your price is locked
If you signed under the current deal, your price is locked for one year. If you didn't, then your price will go up with any price increase. My package price went up both of my first 2 years.
Absolutely correct. If you subbed to about 10 channels there was always a package that contained those channels and cost less.
And ESPN is one of the big reasons rates go up. They spend big bucks acquiring MLB rights, Monday Night Football, NCAA basketball regular season & college football.
Call in and drop the HD Extra package, wait a few minutes, log onto your Directv account and add it for free for 3 months. In 3 months do this again.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Uh-Oh, you'd better duck because you're about to hear from all the "holier-then-thou" folks who say that doing that is illegal, immoral, ungodly (can't think of any more adjectives at the moment) and worse yet may even put DirecTV out of business! :lol:
...or else DirecTV cutting off your service for playing the game.... :eek2::eek2::eek2: