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Epix to Directv?

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

  1. Feb 4, 2013 #161 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Lots of things have changed. Epix now has 10 millions subscribers which certainly was not the case in 2009.

    As to the original programming, no not abandoned but very certainly postponed.

    A little off-topic question. HBO's Girls gets good reviews yet I never got beyond about 3 episodes of it 'cause it was terribly boring with no real good actors, imo. And I haven't talked to anyone that actually watches it. So is this an east/west coast favorite only??
     
  2. Feb 4, 2013 #162 of 423
    Justin23

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    Still waiting for a link on your claim on the "well known" details of HBO's contract with D*...
     
  3. Feb 4, 2013 #163 of 423
    Justin23

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    My wife watches that show...not sure if it's trying to be the next Sex In The City for the female demo?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 #164 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    I am a boxing fan as well, but I'm not missing much without Epix considering the quality of what they feature. I can get the better fights elsewhere. Epix got the scraps.

    That's my point. It's MMA...and it's bottom rung. It might as well not exist at all.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 #165 of 423
    damondlt

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    Directv was never into premium channels period, Directv up untill 2 years ago had the least offering of any provider. Sports was always their top choice, and now look at what it cost for just simple RSN's

    I have to pay a fee beause my DMA has 4 RSN's But thats not passing the fee on to the customers right?
     
  6. Feb 4, 2013 #166 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    You say that as if it is a lot. It isn't.

    Abandoned. Completely. They scrapped any and all efforts and the person in charge of it left.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2013 #167 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    That is not at all true.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2013 #168 of 423
    damondlt

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    Yea you got me.:nono:

    All networks charge on a per subscriber basis only and Directv cuts them a weekly check. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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  9. Feb 4, 2013 #169 of 423
    lparsons21

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    Epix is mostly fights from Europe which don't get much coverage here. I've seen some good fights on it in the past and expect to in the future. The US isn't the only place in the world that has boxing matches you know? :)

    From the standpoint of marquee fights, Epix doesn't get them, but that doesn't mean they aren't good fights. You can't imagine how tired I'm getting of watching the prima donnas of boxing and their picadilloes and then having a less than stellar matchup.

    I'm finding myself enjoying the undercard fights and those of up and comers a whole lot more with each passing day.
     
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    Justin23

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    Gotta agree with you there. Their premium channel HD adds over the last few years have been impressive.

    No, it is passing it on to the customer....because RSN costs have spiraled out of control.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2013 #171 of 423
    lparsons21

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    From zero to 10 million in 5 years is damned well a lot!

    And no, they haven't abandoned the idea, just a temporary blip on the future.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2013 #172 of 423
    damondlt

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    Yes it is.
    Sorry 2009 when Epix came to town.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2013 #173 of 423
    damondlt

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    Yea , well thats not my fault. I didn't choose them.
     
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    Justin23

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    So downgrade to a package that doesn't have RSN's...
     
  15. Feb 4, 2013 #175 of 423
    damondlt

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    Yep, Directv is not where you went if you wanted movies before Directv 11 and 12.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    No, it really isn't.

    That was a year and a half ago. Still no plans. Nothing has ever even been produced since they were launched.
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 #177 of 423
    damondlt

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    What pack is that? So I have to downgrade my package just so I don't have to pay stuff I don't want.

    Why don't you downgrade your packages and don't worry about EPIX then too.

    Mister Pot meets Kettle.

    Sounds a little like a double standard doesn't it.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 #178 of 423
    damondlt

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    Its only been 4

    By the way it took Directv 8 years to get 10 million subscribers.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2013 #179 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    No it is not. Your claim they were not into premiums and that they had fewer premiums than any other provider is false. Unless you can back that up... :rolleyes:
     
  20. Feb 4, 2013 #180 of 423
    Hoosier205

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    It's only been four what? They had seven pilots in development and none were ever produced. That was three years ago. Those were their first and only attempts in their history. A year and a half ago, the person in charge of that effort gave up and moved on.
     

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