I've had it with DirecTV!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RVD26, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    35,496
    1,872
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Right, both of the guys I know about went to corporate jobs. IIRC. And both had to stop posting here, not sure why.

    Rich
     
    RVD26 likes this.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    50,392
    2,087
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    Some companies (including the non-DBS company I work for) do not allow employees to represent their company unless the communication is cleared through some level of management. People can lose their jobs for speaking for their employer without permission. And while a disclaimer is "nice" it doesn't protect employees who violate policies.

    When are you representing the company you work for? Whenever you are speaking to someone who knows you work for that company and especially when discussing the company or their field of operation. Perhaps the representation is not intentional. But people who want to keep their jobs should keep in mind how their activities affect their employers.
     
  3. SledgeHammer

    SledgeHammer Icon

    3,173
    476
    Dec 28, 2007
    Nowadays, anybody who posts anything on the internet using an account that is identifiable runs the risk of getting fired. Countless articles about random people posting dumb tweets (i.e. racist, offensive, etc.) and them going viral and the person ends up fired. Had nothing to do with the company at all, but companies don't want heat. Waaayyyy too PC these days borderline ridiculous.
     
  4. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    1,378
    5
    Aug 19, 2006
    Yes, way too much PC for sure in today's society. I wish we didn't have social media. I know some jobs require employees to have social media accounts. The big thing is to control who can see it, but hope they don't share with the world.
     
    Dishdude714 likes this.
  5. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    4,694
    111
    Aug 16, 2006
    Back to the original post. AT&T is the personification of a corporation that couldn't care less about their customers. They don't care if you stay; they don't care if you leave.

    They've apparently laid off all their well-trained call center reps. They have failed to provide training to the new reps. Etc, etc.

    I've been with DirecTV since 1997, but I'm gone the minute they lose NFL Sunday Ticket.
     
  6. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    3,325
    494
    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    You just described almost every single large corporation
     
  7. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    35,496
    1,872
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    ATT has always had a large presence in our town and they treat their employees in the same way they treat customers. All you have to do is change the word "customers" to "employees" in that sentence. Truth both ways.

    Rich
     
  8. NashGuy

    NashGuy Active Member

    958
    202
    Jan 30, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    I wonder what percentage of DTV's residential subscribers stick with the service only because it's the exclusive home of NFL Sunday Ticket. We may find out about a year from now...
     
  9. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    3,325
    494
    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    I haven’t had Sunday Ticket in 2 years
     
  10. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    10,771
    1,571
    Feb 14, 2013
    Iowa
    The NFL decided not to exercise their option to end the contract early, so Directv has the exclusive through the 2022 season.
     
    compnurd likes this.
  11. carlsbad_bolt_fan

    carlsbad_bolt_fan Icon

    845
    32
    May 18, 2004
    Carlsbad, CA
    It's the main reason why I still have D*. I love it, but my current family financial situation (wife's job will be eliminated in April) will most likely mean I'll be going elsewhere. I'm not one to toss a grenade behind if/when I leave. I'll just smile because the experience was roundly positive.
     
    bmetelsky and Rich like this.
  12. NashGuy

    NashGuy Active Member

    958
    202
    Jan 30, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    I've read sources saying the current contract ends with the 20-21 season and others saying the 21-22 season. You're saying it's the latter?
     
  13. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

    1,178
    317
    Nov 19, 2010
    NashGuy likes this.
  14. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    8,391
    636
    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
  15. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    50,392
    2,087
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    "The NFL and DirecTV have an agreement through the 2022 season"
    Forbes

    This fits with the eight year extension signed in 2014. So three more years of Sunday Ticket.
    It appears this also aligns with the expiration of other carriage contracts. Changes to the season and post season are also under consideration.
     
    NashGuy likes this.
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Icon

    1,420
    118
    Nov 14, 2006
    Do they still have people in the USA answering calls? I've called at various times both off hours and during regular hours and I always get someone from offshore (sounds like eastern European but might be something different).

    I know people have been picking on the OP, but even though we've all had issues in the past with DirecTV (heck, I had someone punch a hole through my attic floor during the initial installation around 15 or more years ago), I always felt that they didn't want to lose me as a customer. From unsolicited free stuff over the years, to the old "loyalty upgrade" program, to them being receptive to even folks here, I always felt that they were trying hard to give us the best system out there. Since AT&T took over, I have always felt that their goal was more about getting me as a mobile customer each time I called than actually helping me. I just don't "feel the love" anymore. I'm still sticking with them until something better comes along (for my purposes, I haven't found that yet), but if something does come along that gives me what I need, I'd leave in a heartbeat. Never said that before, and in fact, when HD became popular, I called my cable provider and they came in a little cheaper, but decided to stick with DirecTV because their CS was much better.
     
    jimmie57 and Rich like this.
  17. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    10,771
    1,571
    Feb 14, 2013
    Iowa
    No, its not "the latter" it is through the 2022 season (which ends with the Super Bowl in January 2023)

    Three more seasons of NFLST, as James said.
     
  18. wmb

    wmb Godfather

    640
    63
    Dec 17, 2008
    The NFL regular season ends at the end of the calendar year. After the new year, they are into playoffs, which are nationally televised.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  19. NashGuy

    NashGuy Active Member

    958
    202
    Jan 30, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    So at this point, it'll definitely be on DTV for three more seasons. But does that contract with DTV preclude the NFL from selling separate streaming rights for NFLST to Google or Amazon (or even AT&T)? Based on numerous articles over the past several months, it sounded as though the NFL wanted to make NFLST available via streaming sooner rather than later. They were talking to both Amazon and Google. Are they going to wait until 2023 now to make that move? Or can they sell streaming rights while DTV continues to hold traditional TV rights?
     
  20. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    50,392
    2,087
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    At this point I believe DIRECTV has the exclusive rights to NFLST - but the catch is that they have the rights as a satellite service. They can't extend their rights to UVERSE or AT&T TV without modifying their contract. It basically places the streaming rights in limbo. The NFL cannot offer a streaming NFLST any easier than they could offer NFLST via a cable system. (The deal allows DIRECTV to offer a streamed version of NFLST on a limited basis.) Limbo until the end of 2022.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall