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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Sep 28, 2012 #401 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    So I emailed Directv today and made it clear I was very close to canceling service.

    Here is the response I got via email:

     
  2. Sep 28, 2012 #402 of 2097
    Hoosier205

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    That's what they've been saying all along. That's basically what any provider will tell their customers about these two channels. The clock is ticking on TWC to get even a single deal signed.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2012 #403 of 2097
    mreposter

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    It's like driving down the highway and seeing a "SLOW: MEN AT WORK" sign. Three miles of orange barrels and not a hard hat in sight... So, yeah, I'm sure they have a room full of lawyers feverishly in discussions with Time Warner...
     
  4. Sep 28, 2012 #404 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    I wouldn't think it would be lawyers involved in the contract negotiations.

    It's probably TWC SportsNet's executive's David Rone & Mark Shuken and D* Robert Mercer and some other Executive VP.

    Both D* & TWC SportsNet head quarter buildings are located in El Segundo CA and the Lakers practice facility and team offices are in El Segundo also.

    In a couple articles I've read they've said that Lakers Executive Business VP Jeanie Buss is good friends and has known TWC SportsNet president David Rone for awhile and it played a role in TWC getting the Lakers new TV deal.

    Also contrary to what a lot of people believe the Lakers are quite involved with this new channels and have final cut say on the show's content on these channels and the hiring of personnel for this channel.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2012 #405 of 2097
    Shades228

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    There are many lawyers and both companies will have them and specific people discussing the terms. I can say with a large amount of certainty any of the people you mentioned from TWC are not the ones doing the leg work. These people have entire companies to run and this is just a single aspect of it. They will be kept in the loop and I'm sure if the people they have feel that something is closer to getting done then they will get involved but if both sides are far away they have other things to do. Robert Mercer is Director of Public Relations for DIRECTV so he's the one who would communicate it not negotiate it.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2012 #406 of 2097
    tonyd79

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    I dunno. Usually not a confident reply.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2012 #407 of 2097
    maartena

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    Still, there is a difference between the Nielsen definition of a market area, and the market area of a sports team. And that of the Lakers is quite large. San Diego and Las Vegas have large amounts of Lakers fans in them, and San Diegans actually have been pissed off for YEAR that they couldn't get the games that were shown on KCAL9 as that is local to Los Angeles area only and not available on any provider in Los Angeles.

    And perhaps there is a difference between primary and secondary markets. Let me put it a different way: The Lakers were shown to about 30 million people without having to pay for a NBA Package. I don't know how they would charge for San Diego, Palm Springs, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, etc.... but they are more part of the primary market than Hawaii and Nevada.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2012 #408 of 2097
    maartena

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    Same email that I got regarding PAC12. "We hope to have an update closer to the start of the football season".

    Well, we know how that played out. :D
     
  9. Sep 28, 2012 #409 of 2097
    Mariah2014

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    Once they start putting hope into it they are hoping Time Warner changes their offer to what Directv wants regarding the Lakers Channel. It is never a good sign. It is safe to say it won't be on Directv at launch, the question is now will be will it be on by the start of the regular season.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2012 #410 of 2097
    fleckrj

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    My guess is that it will be on for the first game AFTER the All Star break.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2012 #411 of 2097
    HoTat2

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    Sheesh;

    Thats about 60% of the regular missed ... :nono2:
     
  12. Sep 28, 2012 #412 of 2097
    TJNash

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    Since you have as much information as I do upon which to base a "guess", I guess the deal is done by October 31st.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2012 #413 of 2097
    VLaslow

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    Ah, the Dodgers. Their contract expires in a year or so. I'm rooting for TWC to get them:lol:

    News at 8, 9, and 10 here I come!
     
  14. Sep 28, 2012 #414 of 2097
    Bambler

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    I really don't come here very often, but I do occasionally read about these "disputes."

    I've come to a few conclusions:

    1. All discussions here are academic.
    2. DirecTV won't move unless they actually see a correlated customer decline; if DirecTV adds, we'll know the true reason behind quarterly customer numbers instead of the fluff they publish.
    3. DirecTV will never admit number 2 in their "settlements."
    4. There's a lot of people here hoping other people cancel for their benefit.
    5. Ultimately DirecTV is hoping they're right; only time will tell.

    Oh:

    6. I really don't think Mr. White is a very good CEO, personally. Bookmark this and come back in two years.
     
  15. Sep 29, 2012 #415 of 2097
    Hoosier205

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    Based upon?
     
  16. Sep 29, 2012 #416 of 2097
    Bambler

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    The general rumblings and consternation here that I used to only see on Dish's forum five years ago.

    Probably not a valid scientific correlation, but who knows.

    One thing, though, there's a lot of naive people around assuming their values and "minimum requirements" are shared by everyone else in this world. That couldn't be farther from the truth.
     
  17. Sep 29, 2012 #417 of 2097
    Hoosier205

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    We have more HD than ever before, relatively few disputes, and even fewer dropped channels. The genuine rumblings appear to be minimal, especially when compared to the competition.
     
  18. Sep 29, 2012 #418 of 2097
    Satelliteracer

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    Correct. Mercer is in PR, not negotiating. Mark Shuken, by the way, came to TWC Lakers via DIRECTV. This is a small industry, everyone knows everyone at that level.
     
  19. Sep 29, 2012 #419 of 2097
    kb24sd

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    Nice info brought up here.

    David Rone isn't just some executive involved in all facets of Time Warner.He is the specific president for TWC SportsNet and was hired because of his sports network industry background.He's worked for Fox Sports & Walt Disney in the past.

    Source:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ent...ports-vet-david-rone-to-beef-up-presence.html
     
  20. Sep 29, 2012 #420 of 2097
    mreposter

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    why not just wait for there to be some actual news?
    everyone knows what the major deadlines are.
     

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