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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Barcthespark, Mar 23, 2015.
But the posts that you were disagreeing with were specifically talking about Sunday Ticket and the impact that local blackouts on Sunday Ticket have on the local market. So, making statements about "about the majority of football watchers, not Sunday Ticket watchers" is completely irrelevant to the posts the you responded to.
Not at all. The conversation morphed.
As for ST customers, there have been historically many posts about focusing on the home team and watching ST for football junkies, sports junkies, fantasy players, etc.
The point still holds. They blackout local games on ST to preserve the local market stations share of viewership.
There are 3 London games on the schedule this year. In addition to the Bills vs Jaguars there is one in week 4 (Jets vs Dolphins), and one in week 8 (Lions vs Chiefs). So will NFLST show the other two London games? They all air at 9:30ET.
ST may or may not but the networks will.
nyj/mia - cbs
det/kc - fox
Those two games SHOULD be treated as normal - on ST, blacked out if it's on your local. That is also the way the Jags/Bills games SHOULD be since that's why we have Sunday Ticket.
But it ISNT that way.
The NFL will be distributing that game in your community. Just like every other game, they expect you to watch the game through their chosen distribution channels. Sunday Ticket is for games not otherwise available in your community. Jags/Bills will be available ... but only by the means the NFL chooses.
i bet both of them won't be on ST, because what other game does CBS and FOX have to show at that time
Online-only doesn't count. I am sorry if that's "wrong" but, as I and many others have said, streaming something online will never be as good as TV. It just doesn't count. Every game, every Sunday. Except this. If the platform is online, it needs to be on Sunday Ticket Max. We already paid for it. I expect my games on TV, as advertised. End of story.
True. It's possible that it will have a feed on ST in case the game goes long, so that home markets for the 1pm games can switch. I don't know if that's been done in the past.
You need to adjust your expectations. ST has never been every game every Sunday. There has always been an asterisk. This game fits into an asterisk that has been part of ST since it was first introduced. Every game not otherwise available.
The NFL will make the game available ... you do not need to agree with their method of distribution (you may not like your local TV affiliate that carries games each Sunday). At the end of the day the NFL owns the content and is their asterisk.
as dcowboy7 posted: CBS & Fox -- nationally. From NFL.com press release discussing the season:
EDIT: Link -- https://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2015-nfl-schedule.pdf
distributed globally?? What about local rights holders in the global market?
"Streaming online will never be as good as TV". Then why do we have the cord-cutter phenomenon? If I'm forced to choose between Internet and TV for budget concerns, Internet wins hands down.
And one more time with the "Every game, every Sunday" thing. I was a ST sub from 98-08. The fact that I had it didn't affect needing an antenna to pick up SNF from NBC since DirecTV didn't start offering locals in my area until the Fall of 2011. So it's every 1:00 PM and 4:15 - 4:30 PM EST Sunday game, despite what any ad says.
This thread is like Groundhog Day. Repeating the same things over and over and over. Good Lord.
Streaming online will never be as good as TV can still be a true statement in a world of cord-cutting. The issue is simply that people are perceiving that the quality gap doesn't justify the price of cable television.
Your logic is ridiculous. First class will never be as good as coach, but people still fly in coach.
Example: MLB.tv is still not as good as EI on directv or fios. But MLB.tv has its place for mobility and for game feeds not available on directv if you really need to hear the Blue Jay announcers on Wednesday in April or you otherwise only get an SD feed on cable or want to watch an archived game. Will it ever be as good? I really don't know. By now, you'd think it would be as movies and TV look pretty damned good via streaming but it still is not.
And, as an ST sub for two decades, I have never been blacked out from a game. I will be this year. That is regression.
Here in SoCal, Charger games have been blacked out in the past because of the lack of a sellout.
Different set of rules and well known. And gone for 2015. That's progress. This on line only is a gimmick. It's the NFL saying they are cool and up to date.