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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Jon J

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    Nantz is da man! ;)
     
  2. sigma1914

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    It's not spin...it's good business. Spin is what Dish says...We are losing customers, but we're still making money. (paraphrased)
     
  3. oldfantom

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    That is not wholly unreasonable. Shedding parasitic and or low margin customers can be a good thing. If you get rid of 5 customers who make you $5.00 and add one that makes you $6.00, you would do it in a minute.

    Not saying that is what is happening. I have not read their annual reports or cared about their quarterlies.

    But back to the HD and lack of anticipation I am starting to have... I am not overly excited by the talk of negotiations or the speculation of business practices any more. It was interesting for a while. Now it has just become so much noise. At some point, I have come to the somewhat comforting position that we have what we have. When they do get around to giving us more, then we will have that too. None of the speculation or attacking or defending will make much difference to the timeline. Even if it is sometimes mildly amusing.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Agreed 100%...Even though I partake in it. :lol:
     
  5. Paul Secic

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    You're right. I don't care about a wedding..
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    Actually the industry term is "churn". :)

    All the MSOs have churn and the key really is to add more than you lose. DIRECTV has been doing very well since they started the big HD push, at least.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. rkr0923

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    Hmmm, so all these HD's we don't have wants everyone to carry their services with the exception of D*. Keep believing that.
     
  8. Paul Secic

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    You better check where the VRAM is. If it's on another street, you'll won't like to outcome.
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    I learned my lesson about U-verse. Awful!
     
  10. Coca Cola Kid

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    Uverse sucks and this isn't the Uverse board so :backtotop
     
  11. raoul5788

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    Yes, it could well be. However, with the hd channels that most of the other providers have that Directv doesn't, it can't be all on the providers. Logic dictates that Directv isn't as interested in adding basic hd as they were when this whole push started. It's really pretty simple if you have an open mind about it.
     
  12. seern

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    With all of my unhappiness with no basic hd in over 10 months, I will be sticking with D* since I feel they provide the best overall package.
     
  13. raoul5788

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    I probably will, too. I could get YES from Uverse or Cox, but I still prefer Directv. That's what keeps me here.
     
  14. the_batman

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    All would seem to be so simple if DirecTV would just be more open and up front about what is going on with new channels added, why ones are not being added etc. They have no issue with raising rates.

    On a second subject here. I get all these sports channels, RSN’s, but every time I go to watch baseball , soccer, NHL I get a message that this program is unavailable. If I have to buy the MLB, MLS, NHL packages, then what good are the RSN’s I already pay for?
     
  15. Coca Cola Kid

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    Out of market live games require the out of market packages, Sports Pack won't get you extra teams except in a few fringe areas. Check here for what teams are in what packages in your area.
     
  16. gully_foyle

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    How have they been doing since they ended it?
     
  17. sigma1914

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    Check the quarterly reports...They have continued to increase subscription numbers.
     
  18. deanconst96

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    There are many games other than the pro teams on RSN's. Lots of college sports which I watch quite a bit. I also like the regional shows on these channels.
     
  19. Beerstalker

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    To expand on what Coca Cola Kid said, the Sports pack doesn't get you access to any more major league teams (at least not in most instances). This isn't by DirecTV's choice, it is by the choice of the league (MLB, NHL, NBA, etc.). You are only allowed to get games for the teams that claim you as part of their local viewing area. Outside of a teams local viewing area you have to buy the league package to see the games.

    However they sports pack can get you access to more local high school, college, and minor league sports. Also some pre post game shows, news shows, etc.
     
  20. Impala1ss

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    Stolen from Imus.
     
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