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  1. Sep 8, 2007 #561 of 572
    colavsfaninnwia

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    I want to know why South Dakota cannot be placed into the category of being a Big Ten State. They have a big Big Ten fan base there. And they technically have a D-1 school, but not too many many people are a big fan.
     
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    You can add stock price performance to the thread. It was not conveniently
    left out. The bottom line is the bottom line. Adding 50,000 more low margin subs
    is not going to account for $400 million of net income.
     
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    With D* apparently (we do not have their advertising budgets) spending way more than E* on advertising, it is surprising that D* earns more than twice as much as E*.

    When you sit in a meeting with the CEO, the Division Presidents and the CFO,
    the CEO looks at the bottom line, sees if the Divisions are making their budgets,
    and if not, cuts their advertising. It has been my experience that advertising
    budgets are adjusted to make quarterly earnings.
     
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    I heard D will bring Tivo back on Leo LaPorte's syndicated radio show today. I might follow because of E's HD prices.
     
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    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=DTV&annual
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=DISH&annual
    In looking at the two income statements above, it would appear that Dish had a rather large G&A expense in 2006 (for some reason). If they get G&A expenses down to a more average number this year they should easily be more profitable than DTV (dropping down to $500M in '06 would have given them a profit of over $2Billion). Hopefully, these were non recurring events that gave them the high charges. I could dig out the annual reports to find out, but I'm too lazy. :D

    Disclaimer; I have stock in both.
     
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    Any announcements on the HD simulcast and/otr if ALL AVAILABLE HD feeds will be available for the overflow games?
     
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    Charlie said ALL on the Charlie Chat, but then that's Charlie.
     
  8. James Long

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    Yeah, just a very successful guy running a very successful company. :)
     
  9. db2

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    Are you sure? I just got done watching the chat and they did mention the main channel but I don't remember anything mentioned about the overflow games being HD??
     
  10. James Long

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    The graphic said ALL the weekend games were going to be in HD.
     
  11. Stewart Vernon

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    I think the thing here worth noting is... There is only 1 Big Ten Network... and 1 Big Ten Network HD. Everything else is on the overflow. So... if there are games with overlapping start/end times, it will not be possible to show all of them in HD on Big Ten Network HD.

    This is not a failing in Dish... but rather exactly the plan of the Big Ten Network. I'm sure what this means is that some weeks not all games will be in HD.. but that whatever games are in HD Dish will have them.
     
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    The Big Ten Network can do either 3 or 4 games in HD at the same time and send out the feeds to providers. Its up to provider if they have bandwidth to show all the HD feeds or just one HD feed and the rest SD.
     
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