Hold on to your wallets NFLST fans.......

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by keithtd, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 #1 of 76

    keithtd Godfather

    Dec 15, 2006
    Mid Atlantic
  2. Dec 6, 2011 #2 of 76

    mnassour Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    In a nutshell, the league wants 60% more revenue from DirecTV, the networks, everybody!
  3. Dec 6, 2011 #3 of 76

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    The numbers are astounding. As for DTV, that price affects all subscribers. The other sports packages are based on subscriber numbers but the ST is a flat fee. Even if there were no ST subscribers DTV would still have to pay the full amount to the NFL.
  4. Dec 6, 2011 #4 of 76

    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
    The most I'll pay for Sunday Ticket is $200. If I can't get a deal, I won't sub. Somebody, somewhere, should be putting a stop to this. Unfortunately, the content providers keep signing these ridiculous deals then crying to the public about the need for re-trans fees and the average consumer pays for it.
  5. Dec 6, 2011 #5 of 76
    Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    The NFL could get more money by extending ST to other providers ... much better to sell 10 widgets priced at $1 each than 1 widget priced at $10!
  6. Dec 6, 2011 #6 of 76

    dualsub2006 Icon

    Aug 28, 2007
    I wasn't going to pay the rate this year, then they gave it to me for free. If it goes up 60% you're in the $500 range. I'm not going to anywhere near that.
  7. Dec 6, 2011 #7 of 76

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    So we just get a discount or for free like every year we do now anyways....big woop.
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    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
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    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
    That's assuming that every year they will be willing to give steep discounts. I hope they do, but I never count on it.
  10. Grafixguy

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    That is incorrect. The reason DTV pays so much is because it's exclusive. Additionally, the networks have made it clear they do not want it widely available because that would cut into local advertising and make the affiliates very unhappy.
  11. ThaPhenom

    ThaPhenom Mentor

    Aug 21, 2006
    It's also the reason the broadcast networks pay so much. Having Sunday Ticket more widely available would severely reduce the amount the networks would be willing to pay.
  12. raott

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    I've never paid more than $140 a year. Never pay the sticker price on ST.
  13. Shaqdan

    Shaqdan Legend

    Jan 23, 2009
    Somebody, somewhere, should be putting a stop to allowing us to pay to watch every game on Sunday? Somebody, somewhere, should be putting a stop to DirecTV charging what they think is fair market value for a service they provide? It's like a dollar a day.

    You act like it's electricity you're being forced to pay for. You aren't entitled to anything.
  14. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    Let's say ABC/ESPN, Fox and CBS threaten to pull back what they would be willing to pay by 20 percent. You're saying the NFL wouldn't be able to more than recoup that by extending ST to folks like DISH, as well as Comcast/NBC, TWC, Rogers and other MSOs throughout North America?
  15. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    No, they would not.

    The amount of customers with Sunday Ticket is vastly overrated.

    Plus, 99% of the non-DirecTV systems do not have room for the HD channels for the games. Fios, for example, is almost completely full at this point with no wriggle room.

    Do you remember the outcry when DirecTV pulled TNT a couple of weeks for football?
  16. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    Putting a stop to ... capitalism? Free markets?

    The only people who can stop it are the paying customers. Let the people vote with their own wallets.

    (BTW, the last I checked, virtually everybody in the country has free access to up to at least 3 and theoretically up to 8 NFL games on FREE TV every week of the season. Anything more than that is a luxury that should come at a premium price.)
  17. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    Between tickets, souvenirs, concessions, parking or whatever, if one would actually think of the total cost of going to one game compared to a whole season of NFLST where I could watch virtually any game not locally broadcasted - I don't have a use complaining.

    But, I hope this new deal would include all games, including Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night football games On Demand and locally blacked out games. In addition, one shouldn't have to miss a game because D* doesn't carry the local channel, especially in HD.

    If all the above comes to fruition, then the only way I would consider dropping ST is if the price doubles yearly.
  18. zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    No way will it include locally blacked out games and I sincerely doubt the others you mentioned either.
  19. la24philly

    la24philly Hall Of Fame

    Mar 8, 2010
    so how long before directv charges 400 for nfl ST
  20. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    DIRECTV's contract is already negotiated and the prices are set. What you're going to see now is a price hike demand from your local stations as they attempt to recoup the costs. This would not cause a higher price on the Sunday Ticket than already planned.

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