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DirecTV could pull plug on NFL Sunday Ticket

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by lacubs, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 9, 2013 #101 of 159
    domingos35

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    i hope microsoft's Xbox division buys it and transmits all games on xbox live
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 #102 of 159
    Paul Secic

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    Yup!
     
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    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    And of those you mention, the only one that NFL ST is NOT available on is Xbox.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 #104 of 159
    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    For me, I'm watching Red Zone on my main 55" screen, and then jumping from game to game on my iPad. Yeah, it's a bit geeky. But I am a geek so...:D
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 #105 of 159
    HarleyD

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    Actually it takes me around an hour. I hit the 30 second skip right at the whistle and unless the offense is running a no huddle that takes me right up to the next snap. Skipping commercials, halftime and replay reviews is a given.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 #106 of 159
    tonyd79

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    Try the shortcuts. 20 minutes.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 #107 of 159
    spartanstew

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    Correct. I read an article on it last fall where the actual playing time in a NFL game is around 18 minutes.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2013 #108 of 159
    tonyd79

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    What people don't get about baseball is that the "action" is not just the pitch, swing, etc. the action starts with the pitcher on the rubber, especially with a runner on base. Football is between the snap and the whistle, period.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 #109 of 159
    donalddickerson2005

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    NFL can be followed by idiots. I mean how is it you run an 8 second play then take a minute of rest. Go watch a rugby match they are REAL men. And hockey players are hit harder and sent wimps like football players. When the last time you had a fight in a NFL game and the guys weren't thrown out. NHL players go back get ten stitches plus spit out there teeth that they lost and come right back out. NFL players would be done for the season if they had that happen to them.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2013 #110 of 159
    spartanstew

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    Exactly. The most interesting parts about baseball are the things most people skip over - what pitch is the catcher calling for (and why), what pitch does the pitcher want, how are the defenders positioned for a certain batter/scenario, etc. I love all that stuff
     
  11. Mar 9, 2013 #111 of 159
    Tom Robertson

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    I think you are most correct.

    This is not a simple negotiation for either side. The NFL could keep the price high but give DIRECTV more ad sales. The NFL could hold the price for a year or two--then continue to increase it. Or the NFL could move to a true PPV model instead. All would be interesting changes.

    Couple of points to other posts (including Mike Florio): NFL ST was on C-band before DIRECTV. I waited as long as I could but DIRECTV hadn't announced NFL ST by the time the season started. So I was a BUD owner for 4 years before I moved.

    NFL ST was a profit center all by itself. General subscribers did not subsidize NFL ST--at least up until fairly recently. Between NFL ST subs, bars, and ad sales DIRECTV was making money directly.

    No single cable company will become an exclusive home to NFL ST. It will have to be a consortium agreement or non-exclusive agreement. Dish or DIRECTV are the only national resource that could hold an exclusive arrangement...unless...

    Someone pulls the same trick that Fox did and starts a new satellite company around the NFL ST and gets bandwidth REAL fast. :) Would be VERY expensive and I don't know if a 3rd satellite provider would work.

    I don't think NFL ST is leaving DIRECTV. Nor do I think it will be available to others. But it will be very interesting around the negotiating table... :)

    Peace,
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  12. Mar 9, 2013 #112 of 159
    TheRatPatrol

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    It was tried and it failed.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2013 #113 of 159
    Tom Robertson

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    A couple times even. But the NFL ST is a game changer--at a huge cost.

    In my mind, very unlikely. And I'm not gonna tell that to NBC and CBS when Fox took the NFC games away... :)

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  14. Mar 9, 2013 #114 of 159
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    Your first line is a little harsh. Love football, baseball and hockey for different reasons and can appreciate the best parts of each.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2013 #115 of 159
    tonyd79

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    This.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2013 #116 of 159
    Laxguy

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    Hmmm. Haven't seen harsh in this thread....? :confused:

    With a very few exceptions, all sports can be entertaining, even mesmerizing, if you know what you're watching, and not just the name of the game.

    OK: Poker is not a sport. Discuss amongst yourselves...... [/SNL]
     
  17. Mar 9, 2013 #117 of 159
    donalddickerson2005

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    I like the NFL in fact I will more than likely be getting nflst. However the people on TV and some on here say that they hit harder than any other sport, also NFL people think the NFL is the biggest sport in the world. Well sorry to bust there bubble but soccer is.
    The reason I like rugby is it is non stop for 2 - 40 minute periods. If football was hurry up all game long and say the clock would read 10seconds after a play how many more plays would you see. Not to mention not getting timeouts during the game.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2013 #118 of 159
    Tom Robertson

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    The last I heard, bass fishing beats all other sports. I scratch my head at that one, but could be true...

    The problem with the NHL is they can't decide if they want to be boxing on ice or real hockey as played at nearly every other level. I'd like hockey. I'm not interested in boxing. :)

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  19. Mar 9, 2013 #119 of 159
    JoeTheDragon

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    This may also be pressure on legal side to end the exclusive arrangement.

    Now days cable can put local ad's over the feeds some that was not really do able back the last bid they made.

    At the extreme lets say there is a join directv / cable deal where directv get's the missing cable only RSN channels and comcast and others get the rights to have NFL ticket. How much of the background work does directv do for NFL ST?? I head some say that ad's on rogers cable (canada) for it say only on directv in the fine print.

    Hard to see us cable system (in most areas) with out some major changes get into the bars or do all games in HD (in most of there foot print) with out messing it up in some way. But then again this may be the kick in the pants that cable needs to get the out market sports HD and even in some places all in market feeds SD and HD feeds. (some cable system only have outer rings in SD / not all feeds or only have the main feed in HD and are missing alt / over feeds in HD even in the main market areas)

    Also very few cable system have all the big ten alt feeds in HD.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2013 #120 of 159
    Laxguy

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    Bass Fishing is one thing. Watching people bass fish is entirely a different kettle of .........

    Watched the Sharks play the Blues this afternoon; nary a fight that I saw. (I did skip a few minutes here and there.) At least hockey fights are pretty real, unlike the Baseball toffs.
     

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