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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.
Lets look at the numbers after next weeks games. Halloween probably affected number a lot.
Not where i'm streaming from. I was watching the feeds on CSPAN online earlier today live, is that illegal? The website carries not only the Lakers but all the games on that particular day. Yes, the feed is crappy, but on my big screen TV it will do.
there are also different ways to look at the reported $3.95 request. Surely it's not $3.95 for a subscriber sitting in Atlanta, GA - they can't even watch the Laker games unless they have LP. It's probably $3.95 IN MARKET, and far far less out of market, which puts your avg per subscriber cost at a much much lower number.
Point being, avg subscribers don't necessarily have to expect even a $4 increase depending on the deal that's worked out.
As a practical matter if costs are really an issue Directv is going to need to pare it's offerings across the board. Fans will leave for sports, but I am not sure that fans care if we have 5 or 6 Nick related channels. I mean, my kids watch Spongebob and the like but they sure as heck don't need all these channels showing the same stuff on them. How many MTV channels do we have? None of them show music videos anymore.....what else? Oh Pursuit and Sportsman and Fuel and Speed are all niche channesl that are going to need to leave base packages if this stuff continues.
What about all the RSNs? They look like they need to leave as well to more specialty tears upon renewal.
But Directv cut a Viacom deal that allowed all those channels to remain. They cut a deal w/CBS that allows CBS Sports channel to stay where it is at. Let's be honest CBS Sports channel has limited content.
Directv just needs to go pare down its offering to get to the channels the fans really want.
Well ... guess I'll make sure to try and savor tonight's game since without a carriage agreement this will be the last Lakers game on national TV (or RSN FSPT) until Nov. 30th.
November is going to be a long drought with the upcoming 12 games exclusively on TWC SN. starting Sunday against Detroit.
Not going to disagree but it's not as simple as getting rid of channels like CBS Sports Network. To get the big money RSNs it would be more like cutting NBCSN, CBSSN, Golf, NHL Network, NBA TV, moving ESPNU and MLB Network to Choice Ultimate, to get that RSN.
That's why they raise rates instead of slash channels...
The Viacom channels combined probably cost less than the most expensive RSN.
It's possible some of the Viacom channels will end up in different tiers next year, we don't know yet. I think the pare down is wrong, I think more tiers is the way to go.
No one wants to hear this - but the reality of the situation is no matter what this stuff is going to cost more. I dont care which provider you go to or even whether you cut the cord, every company involved is going to get theirs and you are going to pay for it. Or you are going to learn to enjoy the library again.
Wow, might even the Lakers management themselves be giving up on DIRECTV on signing an agreement anytime soon?
LA Times Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan reports TWC Business is currently at the Lakers practice facility today installing a lot of something, he's not sure.
Posted this picture on his Twitter account.
They had only DIRECTV there before ...
^ that can't be a good sign. You'd think if anyone had "inside information" on negotiations it would be the Lakers.
It is called they are waiting to know how the Dodgers will factor in this. If prices go up because of it, they don't want to add it until they can work the real price out that is fair based on the Dodgers in the mix. Don't expect this channel added tell we know what happens to the Dodgers and what network will carry them.
As Mark Cuban would say... it's called eating your own dog food. They have a major deal with Time Warner Cable, who in addition to being the SportsNet owners also happens to provide video service in the area of their practice facility. Why would they continue to use Directv when they can do use their long term partner? I dont see that this has anything to do with the status of a deal.
And when will they know that?
Ha. Twc will only want more money. Better to get a deal now. That could be part of the issue too. Maybe DirecTV wants a five year deal but twc only two. Who knows.
I agree. Doesn't mean anything except that TWC is probably part of the deal.
Interesting, my favorite minor league team was owned by Comcast for a while and they never switched the stadium to Comcast cable because it was down a long road that Comcast didn't want to put a line into.
You are probably right, but seriously how many spongebob channels do we need?
Root Sports NW used to carry the Pac 12...owned 100% by Directv. It's costs have gone way down with the loss of the Pac 12, but have those fees been rebated back? Nope. Root is now a part-time channel yet commanding full time fees....ridiculous.
If Directv was going to do this they'd do it in the renewal deal they just signed this summer.
If our residential TWC service is any indication, the Toyota Sports Center (Lakers & L.A. Kings practice facility) will be in for a rude awakening. Their TVs will be bombarded with pixelation and loss of signal every so often
It's also possible that the TWC installation is strictly for the Lakers' offices and not necessarily for the entire Toyota Sports Center facility.
On a side note, my kids go figure skating and play hockey there. I am there a few times a week, so I'll be sure to check out the picture quality of the TVs the next time I go.
Yea, but the other providers have already figured something out.
Boys, Directv is the sports king of the past. All good things come to an end.