Florida St v BYU on Versus HD

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  1. IndyMichael

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    I read that DirecTV and Versus might, emphasis on might, come to an agreement to allow that game to be shown. It would be a fun game to see, so I hope it happens.
     
  2. Hutchinshouse

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    Have a link to the story?
     
  3. dcowboy7

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    Guess not.
     
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    That is the quote I read or heard yesterday. Thanks for finding the article, dsp81.

    http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_13361568
     
  6. Baldmaga

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    Just some posturing. Nobody will get to see this game on Directv.
     
  7. Shades228

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    Correct Comcast won't gain anything other than some ad revenue just for this game by allowing it. DirecTV already stated they were willing to continue the channel through the negotiation and Comcast pulled it. Comcast's goal at this point is to make subs bleed out so that DirecTV feels the need to sign it to stop the loss. Doing this would be against that goal.
     
  8. LarryFlowers

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    Comcast is delusional, as usual.
     
  9. tnnolman

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    There is pne side(or) 2 sides of the coin of this issue. Here in Nashville I have seen The comcast trucks come by my neighborhood the last 5 days and I have seen some people have their dish or directv service(mostly Directv) turned off mostly because. 1)They want to get the Triple Play or, 2 ) could it be that want to get back the Verus channel in their house. Mostly maybe it is proably number 2. I also got one those flyers in the mail about wanting me coming back to comcast becuse of this verus spat w/DTV. But, you know what freezes over if I went w/comcast,that means NO SPORTSSOUTH or NFL SUNDAY TICKET. well, I will listen to the BYU-Noles game on Satellite tadio anyway.
     
  10. teebeebee1

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    There is absolutely no way anyone is leaving Directv because of VS, it's an annoyance but it's such a niche channel there is no chance Directv will come out hurt financially by this, Versus on the other hand.......
     
  11. Shades228

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    Actually I'm sure they will be impacted by loss. The key though is how little that loss is compared to their national number. Look at Dish networks subscriber charts. For a year and a quarter they lost subscribers but on the chart it's a minor change. I'd say it's safe to say that less then .5% will disconnect over VS however that is about 90k subscribers.

    It will have an impact but not enough to make DirecTV just cave and pay whatever. Large companies always have people run numbers to see which one will cost more.
     
  12. tnnolman

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    you are correct about Echostar/Dish network's churn rate. when a customer moves over to another provider. It maks the churn rate much higher or lower. That is the problem w/Dish. what i am saying is that some or many few homes that are going from Directv to comcast is because many people cannot afford to pay a high price. But you will still miss SPSO OR any NFL ST Because of switching over to any cable system (Comcast,Insight,cox,etc.) It is a dumb move for some to do that.
     
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