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Epix to Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fkubick, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #241 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Yeah, 4 years to go from zero to 10 million, while it took D* 8 years to hit that number with a far larger potential market. Yep, those folks at Epix are doing a terrible job all right!

    Of course when Epix shows up on D* you'll be singing a different tune! :lol:
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 #242 of 423
    sigma1914

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    You just compared the number of subs for a channel to the number of subs for a tv provider. That's got to be the worst comparison ever.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 #243 of 423
    lacubs

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    most big movies go there, but i understand what you are saying, Epix need to come up with like tv show like True Blood
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #244 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Yeah, I did! :)

    comparing a company that is selling into a far smaller market (ie; premium channels) to one that is selling to a very broad market is a bit of a stretch.

    Let's just say that Epix is getting far more subscribers to their premium offering into a much smaller base of potential buyers than D* was in their 1st 8 years selling into a very broad market.

    To me that says Epix has done wonderfully.

    And as to what they are offering, well yes they do have somewhat limited offerings compared to HBO (@$18/month) or the others (@$14/month), but then they are only $7/month as a mini-premium.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2013 #245 of 423
    lparsons21

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    And of course if they do that, then raise their rate to $18/month instead of $7/month, right? :)
     
  6. Feb 5, 2013 #246 of 423
    sigma1914

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    The comparison is still ludicrous. I understand you love Epix (you post a billion times about your switch to Dish was for Epix & Reelz), but your rational is laughable here.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2013 #247 of 423
    studechip

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    Perhaps, but no more so than those that back EVERYTHING that Directv does.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2013 #248 of 423
    Sandra

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    'Not very good' is just your opinion...not fact. ;)


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  9. Feb 5, 2013 #249 of 423
    sigma1914

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    Off topic, but my signature is good advice if you're unhappy with some posters.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2013 #250 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Supported by a basic understanding of...numbers.
     
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    Sandra

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    Your comment on the what the numbers mean is an opinion.


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  12. Feb 5, 2013 #252 of 423
    damondlt

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    Not really.

    Directv was dangled in front of 370 million american homes and Yet only 20 million choose them.

    Yet Epix is only available to less then 50 million and yet 10 million subscribe.
    And has done so in 4 years what took Directv 8 years to do with a fraction of the potential subscribers.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2013 #253 of 423
    damondlt

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    Newfoundland...
    :lol:
     
  14. Feb 5, 2013 #254 of 423
    damondlt

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    I hope you don't work for Directv with that signature.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Feb 5, 2013 #255 of 423
    Justin23

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    370 million homes when the US population is only 314 million? Ummmm....
     
  16. Feb 5, 2013 #256 of 423
    damondlt

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    OK cause 314 M isn't huge:zzz:
     
  17. Feb 5, 2013 #257 of 423
    damondlt

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    Did you get a hold of that NFL ST subscriber list yet?
     
  18. Feb 5, 2013 #258 of 423
    sigma1914

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    There's simply no reasoning if you really believe channel subscriber numbers are any way comparable to a tv providers number.

    Also, your numbers are off. There's not 370 million people or homes in America. Here's a link... http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
     
  19. Feb 5, 2013 #259 of 423
    sigma1914

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    I don't.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2013 #260 of 423
    tonyd79

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    Yeah cause a major installation is always as easy a sell as clicking a subscribe box on a website. And a $100 a month decision is comparable to one under $10.
     

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