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How likely will DirecTV renew NFL-ST?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Athlon646464, May 21, 2014.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    How likely is it that will DirecTV renew NFL-ST?

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  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I would think that the NFL would like the additional possible subscribers from the buy out by AT&T.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    The NFL is not paid per sub but rather DirecTV pays one lump sum every year for the term of the contract

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  4. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    if florio wrote it, i take what he says with a grain of salt. he is one of the biggest a## kissers around. although he quotes a reporter with a business journal, i was under the impression (from what i read on this site) that this was nearly a done deal months ago. thats why i am having a hard time believing dtv's exclusivity negotiating period with the nfl is gone. it may very well be true. but i'm not totally convinced!
  5. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    I think they have to for the ATT deal to go forward.
  6. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    More potential customers = larger lump sum negotiated
  7. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    99% chance directv keeps.
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    They can't count on that money for the negotiations though.
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    exactly. Keep in mind that the deal is not done yet.

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  10. HarleyD

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    I'd be surprised if this acquisition ever resulted in NFLST being offered on U-Verse as that is not available nationwide.
  11. nmetro

    nmetro Godfather

    Jul 11, 2006
    NFL Sunday Ticket has lost some of its value.

    CBS and FOX tend to do Sunday double headers, NBC Sunday night, ESPN Monday Night and Now CBS/NFL Network Thursday night. A total of 7 games (14 teams) are not on NFL Sunday Ticket. After College Football, and before the playoffs, there are Saturday NFL games. Throw in, when there are byes, NFL Sunday ticket would have between 6 - 9 games a week. This all assumes the 32 NFL team count remains constant.

    Is it worth paying more for less? A little over $2 a game (price in 2012).

    I found channels like NFL RedZone fills in the gaps without paying over $200 for the package.

    So, honestly, I do not think NFL Sunday Ticket, not being offered by DirecTV, is going to make much of a difference to the merger.
  12. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    I disagree.

    There is language in the agreement that allows AT&T to back out if D* does not renew the NFL-ST.

    My guess is that D* & the NFL are 99% done with negotiations, or AT&T would not have done the deal. It's huge for AT&T - they will now have all of the platforms available to deliver the NFL.
  13. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Why not have it offered on Directv and Uverse? Whether Uverse is available to 1% or 99% of the country doesn't matter if that is only an addition to Directv. It just offers those in Uverse country another way to get NFLST if they can't have/don't want a dish.
  14. cforrest

    cforrest Icon

    Jan 20, 2007
    Except wireless, which Verizon has locked up for years to come. That is big IMO!


    Verizon Wireless will pay the NFL $1 billion over four years, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms.

    That is nearly 40% more than Verizon agreed to pay when it signed the current four-year, $720 million agreement in 2010, a growth rate similar to what the NFL and other sports leagues have received in their latest TV deals.
  15. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Your #s are off:

    1) Its 12 teams not 14 not on ST each week cause only cbs or fox has a DH each week (except week 17)....so its cbs/fox 6 teams + TNF + SNF + MNF = 12 teams.
    Also not every city gets the DH each week.

    2) Its not really 6-9 games ST each week -- per the sched listed on this site this is the # of ST games per week:

    11 games = 1 week
    10 games = 4 weeks
    9 games = 6 weeks
    8 games = 3 weeks
    7 games = 3 weeks

    3) What dweeb pays full price $$ -- most here call to get ST free or at least with a big $$ discount.

    But i actually still like redzone best. :bink:
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  16. prushing

    prushing Active Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    I don't see any other provider being able to buy it. Comcast is big enough, but probably doesn't have enough bandwidth in enough places to show it. Could you imagine the crap Comcast would take if they offered it, but then you have to read the fine print to see how many games would be able to be shown in your local area?

    Uverse may be able to show it, but with buying DTV, they will probably have access to it before next season any way.
  17. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    And if AT&T walks away from acquisition deal because of no ST deal, then would that mean that Directv pays back AT&T on termination fees? per the agreement. Or does that just means if Directv backs out of the acquisition agreement?
  18. Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

    May 10, 2010
    Sunday Ticket is still good for people who like to watch their favorite team and aren't in that team's market. For those that are fantasy football junkies, I believe RedZone fills that niche. It also depends where you live and what your favorite team is, but a lot of times you can see your team out of market without Sunday Ticket.
  19. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    I'm gone without NFLST. It's the only reason I'm still with D* after 17 years.
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  20. PCampbell

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    Nov 18, 2006
    I think ST is why Directv has 20M customers and Dish has 14M.

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