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Comcast suing DirecTV over Sunday Ticket advertising.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Jon J, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 #41 of 106

    bjlc Icon

    Aug 20, 2004
    I didn't start the thread.. maybe you should watch and listen to the ads.. oh wait , for some of you, UNLESS they say.. HEY LISTEN TO THIS LIE IN THIS AD,, that Directv must always be telling the truth..

    this is a never ending process with Directv..

    THEY have a SUPERIOR PRODUCT,,, they shouldn't have to lie about it to get more customers..
  2. Aug 4, 2011 #42 of 106

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Technically you don't have to be a new customer to get it for free. So it's not really a lie. As an example, they are offering it in the Movers Connection.
  3. Aug 4, 2011 #43 of 106

    bosco10021 Icon

    Apr 16, 2006
    Give Directv Comcast Philly and the commercials stop.
  4. Aug 5, 2011 #44 of 106

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    There we go! +1 :allthumbs
  5. Aug 5, 2011 #45 of 106

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    ......as is your never ending process of complaining about DirecTV. :rolleyes:
  6. Aug 5, 2011 #46 of 106
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    It's so much easier to file a lawsuit than it is to be competitive in programming.

    All that's going on here with Comcast is sour grapes.
  7. Aug 5, 2011 #47 of 106

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
  8. Aug 5, 2011 #48 of 106

    spaul Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    That is the point about Comcast CSN Phila. not being available to us in the Phila. area. Have you noticed in the add I saw it is a Eagle player shown while Deion Sanders as a fairy telling you about not being shut out from your team.I think the ad is fine and hits the rival services (Comcast) right in the gut.
  9. Aug 5, 2011 #49 of 106
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004

    Grow a set, Comcast. Instead they hired a lawyer to show his.

    This kind of lawsuit is so frivolous. :down:
  10. Aug 5, 2011 #50 of 106

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    Agree 1000%
  11. Aug 5, 2011 #51 of 106

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    Wait a minute... Comcra... er, Comcast is sticking UP for the consumer?

    :lol: :sure: :D ;) :grin: :rolleyes: !rolling :rolling: :icon_stup :rotfl: :slowgrin: :icon_lame:shrug: :new_Eyecr !Devil_lol :uglyhamme:icon_lol::bang
  12. Aug 5, 2011 #52 of 106

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Not familiar with bjlc, eh?
  13. Aug 5, 2011 #53 of 106
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    You all know the song I'm about to sing... please discuss the topic, not the thread starter. Let's all play nice.
  14. Aug 5, 2011 #54 of 106

    NewForceFiveFan Legend

    Apr 23, 2010
    Competition is good. The mom-and-pop cable co. my parents had when I was a kid sucked big-time compared to other smaller mom-and-pops in the state and even bigboy Dimension Cable (before it became Cox). It was a godsend when D* came on the scene. Until I got D* in 1997 I was envious of everyone else in the state who had Cox Cable. Now with satellite I wasn't dealing with all the problems from a cable company still working with equipment from the 1970's and what I got for channels was worth the price. As long as the checks came in the mail the owner had no incentive to update/upgrade the system. The mom-and-pop still exists but competition from satellite and Cox being allowed into the area has forced them to try and compete with the bigger Cox. At least I know if I ever leave D* again I can go with Cox.
  15. Aug 6, 2011 #55 of 106
    Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Did I miss something? :confused:
  16. Aug 6, 2011 #56 of 106

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Nah. Pretty sure he meant to say 'participants', not the esteemed T.S....:)
  17. Aug 6, 2011 #57 of 106

    MattScahum Legend

    Oct 26, 2010
    I find it funny that people jump down the throat of D* when they think something doesn't sound right to them. Do you have ANY idea how much clearer the verbage is this year versus last year? How many people I had to tell you didn't get 5 months of free service when you get the NFL ticket and the Premier together? It says to go to Directv.com or call 1-800-Directv on our radio ad here in NE Ohio, and please let me know when the customer service line changed from 800-531-5000? That number brings you to new customer sales and you can all see what the website says. When someone signs up for Directv there is verbage they are read..want to hear it?

    The 2011 NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go will be automatically added to your order at no additional cost. The regular full season retail price of NFL Sunday Ticket is $334.95 and the regular retail price of NFL sunday Ticket To-Go is $49.95.
    These services will automatically renew at a special renewal rate, provided Directv still carries the service, unless you call to cancel PRIOR to the start of the next season. These services can not be cancelled, transfered, refunded or credited(in part or in whole) after the season starts.
    Blackout restrictions and other conditions may apply to the NFL Sunday ticket games and the actual number of games varies by market due to blackout restrictions.
    NFL games broadcast by your local or regional stations may not be available on the NFL sunday ticket channels.
    For NFL To Go:
    You must subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket to receive NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go.
    Only one game may be accessed from any device at any given time.
    Please check with your service provider for additional data charges as they may apply.
    For a list of system requirements and compatible mobile devices, please go to directv.com/nfl..

    Same thing that is on the screens/in the paper ads, albeit shorter so the customer gets the point.
    Point out the misleading part please.
  18. Aug 9, 2011 #58 of 106

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Federal Judge Quickly Denies Comcast Request for TRO against DIRECTV.

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A federal judge in Illinois today denied Comcast's request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against DIRECTV in an attempt to handicap the company from advertising its best offer of the year, one where new customers receive the popular NFL SUNDAY TICKETâ„¢ package at no extra charge for the 2011 season.

    "We're pleased the judge recognized Comcast's veiled attempt to limit our ability to compete in the marketplace and denied the TRO," said Jon Gieselman, senior vice president of Marketing and Direct Sales for DIRECTV. "We're happy to go head-to-head with Comcast any day on whose service is superior, so we look forward to competing in the marketplace rather than the courtroom."

    DirecTV Press Release HERE
  19. Aug 9, 2011 #59 of 106
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Not even the least bit surprising. This case had no merit.
  20. Aug 9, 2011 #60 of 106

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    A judge with common sense....imagine that.....:lol:

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