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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fkubick, Jan 20, 2013.
Even AMC now relies more on their original programming, rather than movies.
That doesn't mean they are good quaility ranking shows.
Of this list I deleted the crap.
My piont exactly, You don't need to spend money on premiums for original series.
But you do need to for movies.
Three in your opinion, but there are more than three that are highly successful.
A dying breed. The others jumped ship long ago and went with the market. EPIX tried to fill a void and it turned out there wasn't much of a want.
Again, in you opinion. Many of the programs you deleted from the list have done very well.
Sorry if my writing is too loud and offensive too you.:hurah::hurah:
Again I said prove it, and all you did was through up a list of shows.
Not if the original series you want is on a premium. Other networks moved towards original programming when their movie formula stopped working. EPIX swooped in like a VHS manufacturer offering a product in the heyday of DVD. A day late and a dollar short.
You know you have the option if Directv decided to carry Epix to not subscribe.
So why do you care at all about what customers who don't have the option want?
Yep, and if they don't care about Original programming , then why does it matter?
Movies didn't stop working, The nextworks you speak so highly of have a movie library so enormus, but yet choose to only play the same 50 movies day after day after day. Who wants that?
But these networks also play the same Series over and over day after day for 9 months out of the year as well.
How many Boardwalk empire series repeats do I have to watch over and over untill september? This is an $18 per month channel. And this what we get.
Just because a customer doesn't subscribe to a premium, it doesn't mean it isn't costing them something.
Epix has been rumored to want $1 to $1.50 per subscriber and placement in Choice package and above. Which probably equals around $16-$24 million per month ($192-$288 million per year).
D* is probably looking at it from the point of view of how many subscribers are we losing for not carrying this channel? Probably not enough to warrant that cost.
I've read surveys that show what compels people to add premium channels are the original series, followed by movies. So the series do matter...
Yeah, that is the rumor. But in the face of that rumor is that it isn't offered that way with any other service that I'm aware of.
On Dish Epix is either paid as a standalone mini-Premium or inside their BB@Home package which is similar to HDExtra on D*, but with way more channels. And it seems to be doing pretty well on Dish if comments about the BB@Home and Epix in Dish discussions are any indicator.
So why would they only want D* to have it as part of a base package? Just seems at odds.
Same goes with everything else, but I have to pay for something you like, Right?
Yea thats what I thought.
Get off it! How about NFL ST? Thats a huge bill passed on 19 million customers for just less then 2 million subscribers. Oh but i'm sure that doesn't count right!
The question is...why should D* add it if they are doing fine without it?
And Epix probably wants to be in a base package so they can increase their subs. The latest numbers I saw has them at around 10 million subs. The closest to them is Showtime with about 21 million.
Commercial accounts with ST, like bars & casinos, cover ST.
Actually it's not as bad as you think. D* pays the NFL $1 billion per year under the current agreement. There's approximately 3 million subs (residential & commercial) that have NFLST. When you do the math that's only $333 per subscriber. Considering that commercial NFLST is way more than that, I imagine they either break even or make some money from having it.
It's $15.99/mo for 10 HBO channels...