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Epix to Directv?

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

  1. Feb 4, 2013 #101 of 423
    damondlt

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    Sure they make money, cause when they don't they just raise the Price.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2013 #102 of 423
    lparsons21

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    The reason they should add it is they could have had at least one more subscriber! :)

    Seriously they should add it as either part of HDExtra or standalone mini premium because many want it. It could help in gaining new subs and retaining old ones.

    Assuming your numbers are correct, that 10 million subs is pretty darned good for a product that has 3 HD channels and on SD channel and is as new to the game as they are. I seriously doubt that TMC or Encore would have that many subs if they had to stand on their own, yet they are the nearest like comparison that could be made.

    You can't seriously compare a newbie on the block to the very old and experienced HBO/Showtime with a straight face!
     
  3. Feb 4, 2013 #103 of 423
    Justin23

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    So how are they "passing along the cost to 19 million subs" if the ones subscribing to NFLST are covering that nut?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 #104 of 423
    lparsons21

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    It is $18 on most provider and will be on D* too real soon now! :)
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 #105 of 423
    damondlt

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    Let me see proof! I want to see the sunday Ticket bills from the last 5 years.

    Cause I've already seen and heard otherwise.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2013 #106 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Absolutely! I've always figured that the commercial accounts cover all of the cost of NFLST with some profit even from them, and every residential subscriber is just gravy on top!
     
  7. Feb 4, 2013 #107 of 423
    damondlt

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    Prove it!
     
  8. Feb 4, 2013 #108 of 423
    Justin23

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    It all comes down to $$$. Sure they could gain a few extra subs but at what cost? Programming & retrans fees are now around 40% of D*'s monthly operating cost.

    So with the Viacom deal last summer they have the right to carry Epix, but are probably waiting for the best terms to do so.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2013 #109 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    Not to mention all the new customers it brings in as well.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2013 #110 of 423
    damondlt

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    Prove that!

    Every provider has HBO, and Every Provider in MY area has all in HD.

    Thats not an exclusive for Directv so that statement proves nothing
     
  11. Feb 4, 2013 #111 of 423
    RAD

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    Unless Michael White has lied during financial calls he's said that NFL-ST fees are not subsidized by non ST subs.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2013 #112 of 423
    Justin23

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    I thought I already proved it with math...but here you go:


    Fire Code Occupancy 2013 Early-Bird Pricing: 1-Pay
    (1/1/13-3/31/13)
    1-50 $1,445.00
    51-100 $2,295.00
    101-200 $4,590.00
    201-350 $6,425.00
    351-500 $9,180.00
    501-750 $10,330.00
    751-1,000 $13,770.00
    1,001-1,500 $20,655.00
    1,501-2,000 $27,540.00
    2,001-5,000 $57,375.00

    The cost per subscriber that D* has to make for NFLST is $333 ($1 billion divided by 3 million subs). And every Bar & Restaurant price above is way more than that.

    Boom, roasted.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2013 #113 of 423
    lparsons21

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    I gotta agree with you. I can't think of a single provider that doesn't offer HBO.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2013 #114 of 423
    damondlt

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    Hey whats networks and show do you Like? Cause maybe I don't like them and Tired of paying for them.
    I just got hit with a $10 price increase. For what?
     
  15. Feb 4, 2013 #115 of 423
    damondlt

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    You writing down numbers isn't proof. Wheres your links?
     
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    damondlt

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    Lets see a link?
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 #118 of 423
    damondlt

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    I don't give a crap about your Directv .com link,
    I want the list of the number commercial subscribers that Pay, along with the List of Paying subscribers, that proves having NFL ST , MLB EI,NHL CI, NBA, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz Encore doesn't cost 19 million customers any money over what they would pay if they were not offered.

    Cause all of you seem to claim only Epix passes on its cost to all the customers.


    Thats exact claims 3-4 people are Trying to say!
     
  19. Feb 4, 2013 #119 of 423
    RAD

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    Sorry, don't have one, just remember hearing him say it during a call.

    Guess I could go the other way, do you have a link from DIRECTV that shows that subs are paying for sports subscription packages that they don't subscribe to?
     
  20. Feb 4, 2013 #120 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    I responded to the wrong post. It was intended as a reply regarding Sunday Ticket.
     

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