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Article on Mike White, CEO of DIRECTV...authentication, 3D, TV Everywhere

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Satelliteracer, Jul 26, 2010.

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  1. Aug 2, 2010 #221 of 298
    dreadlk

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    Doug do you really believe that a DBSTALK POLL can be used to reflect real world views about Directv?
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 #222 of 298
    Sixto

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    May CEO Analyst Call:
    First, in terms of revenues. I was very pleased with our 11% growth. We did see some very encouraging trends in the quarter, particularly related to sales of premium movie channels, pay per view movies and events, as well as higher advertising revenues. Now I'd attribute much of that improvement to better execution. But as the economy also continues to improve, customers do appear more willing to purchase additional content and premium services.

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/203565-directv-q1-2010-earnings-call-transcript
    Investing in growth areas, simple as that.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2010 #223 of 298
    hdtvfan0001

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    Perhaps more predictive than repeated erroneously statements. :D
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 #224 of 298
    spartanstew

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    I think it's probably more accurate than the numbers you pull out of your ass.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2010 #225 of 298
    dreadlk

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    And how do you order the Show, so that Directv can Bill you?
    Am I missing something, is the satellite connection now two way :rolleyes:
    If I buy a Show the order is sent Via Phone Line or Ethernet to Directv, thats why you need a connection. The only other method is to call them Directly and order it over the Phone. Most people hate that because it's time consuming and they charge like $1 extra.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2010 #226 of 298
    RAD

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    The only issue I see with not having the STB not connected for outbound communications is that the PPV would need to be ordered via the DirecTV web site or paying the phone in surcharge.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2010 #227 of 298
    sigma1914

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    "Many people" get Directv installed by installers who hook up a phone line because they're required to.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2010 #228 of 298
    dreadlk

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    Hmmm Popular and Utilized system.....

    So is my Toilet, but it's not making me any profit :lol:
     
  9. Aug 2, 2010 #229 of 298
    dreadlk

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    !rolling!rolling!rolling You must have never met an Installer.
     
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    dreadlk

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    Thanks at least some people are paying attention.
     
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    sigma1914

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    dreadlk,

    If PPV is as unpopular as you claim, then why does EVERY TV provider use it to push it's product/service?
     
  12. Aug 2, 2010 #232 of 298
    sigma1914

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1541043#post1541043

    Topic: HSP Wants Phones Hooked Up
     
  13. Aug 2, 2010 #233 of 298
    Hoosier205

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    Do you actually have any proof of your claims? Otherwise, we're just dealing with your half-cocked assumptions which obviously are not based on reality. PPV has been a valuable revenue stream for DirecTV. Enough of your nonsense. Common sense is a very popular and utilized tool around here. Feel free to get on board.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2010 #234 of 298
    Doug Brott

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    I believe it's better than just spouting numbers out, yes. Plus based on what little I do know from the inside, I think our numbers are dramatically lower (the 25%) than reality.

    Where are you getting your 95%? From a few friends? It may be an Internet poll, but over 500 people have weighed in. That's still a lot of people responding no matter how you look at it.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2010 #235 of 298
    paulman182

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    Every time I've had a box installed the tech ran a phone line to it.

    I have some receivers that I've moved or self-installed that are not connected, but the techs have always connected phone lines.

    I don't think the satellite and cable services would keep PPV going if it was not a money-maker, and I don't think they would expand it and add features (like 1080p) if they did not see it as a source of increased future revenue.

    Are we really to believe that DirecTV, Dish Network, and the cable companies have been desperately grasping at straws all these years, trying to make a dime from a constant loser? Why exactly would they do that?
     
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    Doug Brott

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    iPhone App ;)
     
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    Doug Brott

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    Regarding phone lines .. Only one system has to be connected via phone lines. SWiM based systems have some mechanism to communicate so that PPV purchase information gets sent to DIRECTV via that one DVR that is connected.
     
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    dreadlk

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    Doug, Iphone Directv App is something only a very very tiny amount of people have and even less of them used it past the first few weeks of owning it.

    The problem with SWM is that you still need a line hooked up to at least one unit!
    Most people I know dont even have Landlines anymore and many others do not have an Ethernet connection in their living rooms. Others yet have said to me that they are not interested in PPV because they get their Movies from XYZ and it's cheaper.
    You are basicaly proving my point, your sheer belief that things like SWM and Ethernet connections near TV's is common is because your surrounded by Techies. Most of my Customer of which I had 400 at one point (These are High end HT people) did not even consider hooking up Ethernet or phone lines unless I suggested it and if it was even going to be the slightest inconvience in terms of Dust, unsightly wires etc. they would just say "Is it needed for me to watch TV, NO... Well Don't bother". My own friends just have no interest at all in PPV, most of them use Netflix etc.
     
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    dreadlk

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    Do you have any proof of your claims that PPV is a Valuable Revenue stream for Direct and by that I mean profitable. Not someone's opinion but some printed facts that state how much Directv makes from PPV? If not your opinion is worth about the same as mine and just get over it that I am on the opposite side.:p
     
  20. Aug 2, 2010 #240 of 298
    sigma1914

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    Got it...dreadlk's friends and customers don't do/have/use XYZ, therefor XYZ is not important and perfect representative of whatever he sees fit.

    Noted.
     
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