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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.
Only if there is tango
You know... if they tried the Lambada, they might make more progress.
Personally, I think my theory is insane, but as I also said on a certain level, based somewhat on the couple known facts I listed, it seemed "right" on an emotional level.
In my theory, AMC aren't the gullible ones. It's really the customers of both AMC and DirecTV. Cablevision, more than anyone D* has to "tango" with, clearly feel they hold the cards in this negotiation. Fios only within the past few months has made a deal with them for HD; E still hasn't. AMC HD has been the hardest channel for non-cable television providers to get. My theory, which I agree seems absurd, is only that Cablevision said to D* if you want to carry AMC before Fall 2010 you have to pay more for it. D* said it would wait.
If people want to believe that we don't get more true nationals in HD because of the "tango," there must be stuff to tango over.
I don't think your theory is insane. I think Directv is preparing something "big" , involving programming rights linked to VOD,PPV and Internet Streaming.
The current VOD/PPV model will change, in my view. I am expecting a "Netflix like" solution where a flat fee will alow streaming and downloads of movies and shows.
Who knows if Directv is not forcing new contracts to include some streaming/downloading clauses that makes a simple tango become a Bolshoi Ballet ?
Netflix's business model for physical DVDs depends strongly on their ability to throttle their customers' rate of consumption by adding artificial delays to the turnaround time. And Netflix's streaming is not of the best quality.
Anyway, I'll bet DirecTV is very happy with the profits from VOD/PPV as it is now.
As we await getting AMC in HD, I noticed that Amazon on Demand is not carrying episodes of Rubicon past the first episode. It is carrying all the episodes of Mad Men the day after they show on AMC. Does anyone know if Amazon on Demand will pick up the rest of the season of Rubicon?
I would hate to watch it on the crappy SD signal AMC comes in on.
?? Rubicon had just one episode and that's the one shown on Amazon. Mad Men already had 2 episodes because started a week before.
"Gone in the Teeth" - June 13th
"The First Day of School" - August 1st
2 Rubicon's aired Sunday...Ep. 1 - The Pilot and Ep. 2 - The First Day of School.
You missed the point. I mentioned Netflix because it has a flat rate and that's what I think we will see on Directv some day for some VOD product. Nothing to do with delays and video quality. I don't think Directv would expand VOD dramatically just to offer more movies at 5 bucks to the same public who already use the product. They could very well keep new releases on the current model and launch a new product with a flat rate for shows and not so new movies. There is not 400 new releases, anyway.
Thanks. I got confused because I saw a "2 hours episode" and didn't realize it was actually the 2 first episodes. Sorry.
I'm pretty sure I recently read that DTV was denied those rights? Maybe by the studios? Distributors? I can't recall the details.
Oh, is that what they did? Did they just roll the pilot in with the first regular episode for a 2-hour event?
It probably wasn't DTV (digital television). I'm not so sure about DirecTV.
There appeared to be 70 slots available on the new satellite for HD channels. How many of those slots are now left?
Are we sure that it's all destined for the USA. The CEO said he wanted DirecTV to play a role in Latin America, could some of the transponders be aimed that way?
I think they use other sats.
The footprint of D12 doesn't reach South America , which is good otherwise we would have another 100 soccer channels :sure:
Well, they can't do that, as it is the forbidden dance. Duh.