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mountain network /pac12 network...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sticketfan, May 18, 2012.

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  1. Aug 1, 2012 #441 of 1671
    maartena

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    Something stinky is going on here in SoCal by the way:

    Time Warner Cable sales people or phone operators, whoever gets on the phone when a potential customer calls for information on becoming a subscriber, has been telling people that DirecTV will NOT carry PAC12 (nor TWC Sportsnet for that matter) and the only way to see your teams will be to switch to their cable.

    This has caused one of my colleagues to actually pull the trigger last week and switch after he was told by someone from TWC that the above was the case. This is pure slander and lies of course, TWC can't know about negotiations between DirecTV and PAC12..... but they are dirty tricks nonetheless to try and reel in some customers, now that the season is approaching and there is nothing but silence....

    Technically speaking, they probably worded in such a way that they can't be called out for straight lying to customers. All they would have to do - and I have received one of these not too long ago - is pull up an email from DirecTV that says something like "Thank you for being a loyal customer. DirecTV has no plans to carry this channel at this time, but we will keep you informed when something changes", or more or less similar language.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2012 #442 of 1671
    tonyd79

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    That's the problem with cable. It is different everywhere.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2012 #443 of 1671
    inkahauts

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    Or it's a sales guy trying to make quota and will say what he needs to to make a higher and more commission. He's also probably under heavy pressure to sign people up, and may lose his job if he doesn't have so many sign ups and so on. This isn't surprising at all.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2012 #444 of 1671
    maartena

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    Yep, probably something like that. Those guys aren't dumb either, they hear the buzz about PAC12, TWC Sportsnet, etc..... and are abusing it to try and increase their sign-up quota.

    It's not a one-time thing though, unless another colleague got the exact same guy, another guy that may or may not cancel (he hasn't decided yet) was told the same. I'm thinking you are right though.... they see what is happening, and are trying to make a quick score out of this.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2012 #445 of 1671
    maartena

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    DirecTV can't be far behind now. And it looks more and more that it will be all 7 channels.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2012 #446 of 1671
    espnjason

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    And when D14 launches, the SEC would likely want several channels for themselves too. Lets not forget the ACC, Big XII, and more Big Ten programming among others.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2012 #447 of 1671
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    Here in Oregon the "sports entertainment package" is $8.99.

    It has CBS Sports Network, Fox College Sports, Tennis Channel, among others. Maybe now Pac 12 regionals from another region, who knows....cannot get a clear answer...
     
  8. Aug 2, 2012 #448 of 1671
    maartena

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    Since you probably know very well all these organizations have existing contracts, and such plans, if they even exist, are many years away..... what is your point?

    PAC-12 shouldn't be launched, because it takes away precious basic HD transponders?
     
  9. Aug 2, 2012 #449 of 1671
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    Just to be clear, I hope DirecTV picks up the entire Pac 12 Networks.

    As for down the Road the SEC is indeed working on their own TV network.

    It was a main topic of discussion at the SEC meetings. Referred to as Project X.


    Are in talks with ESPN right now to see if ESPN Wants to be in partnership.

    Mike Slive SEC Commish) has stated unofficially of course he looks for the network to be in play for the 2014 series.

    What will be interesting to me is to see what type Model they choose to use

    The Pac 12 Model/ Big Ten or some hybrid.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2012 #450 of 1671
    superdeluxe

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    Those conferences are already locked into long term deals and/or certain schools might not want to give up their 3rd tier rights, I'm not sure where you are going with this comment.

    ACC just locked itself in for quite some time, BXII Texas and Oklahoma both want to control their 3rd tier rights, SEC and B1G are also locked into contracts for several more years I believe.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2012 #451 of 1671
    davidatl14

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    SEC is going to launch their own TV Network.

    ESPN and CBS have been in talks all summer to work out the details as they are the two TV partners most affected.

    All SEC schools know and have been told all third tier rights go away when the Network comes into being most likely by 2014.

    To present day hopefully the PAC 12 and D can get all their issues worked out in the next 10-14 days.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2012 #452 of 1671
    superdeluxe

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    I'm very interested in the SEC Network, Do you have some resources that I can read up on this? Thanks!
     
  13. Aug 2, 2012 #453 of 1671
    maartena

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    I have no problems with DirecTV carrying any of them really.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2012 #454 of 1671
    davidatl14

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    superdeluxe,

    just sent you a PM with some pertinent info regarding SEC Network.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2012 #455 of 1671
    boukengreen

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    can i get that same info please
     
  16. Aug 2, 2012 #456 of 1671
    maartena

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    Just post it here, now that you spilled the beans that you HAVE info. :D
     
  17. Aug 2, 2012 #457 of 1671
    espnjason

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    I've never said Pac-12 shouldn't be launched. All I am doing is reiterating that DirecTV should be more cognizant of their bandwidth usage. If D* could be just as effective broadcasting all games over 3 or 4 channels then why should there be 7 dedicated channels that couldn't be used for any other reason?

    I am not going to make anymore assumptions until further details emerge such as what else would be on the channels. However there is a serious potential for a domino effect across the landscape.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2012 #458 of 1671
    davidatl14

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    Not trying to be secretive or coy.

    Just sent the name of a website to superdeluxe. It covers all things SEC in depth. He's been writing about it for close to two years.

    Owner is friend of mine.

    Just didn't want to get into the practice of plugging his site in a DBS forum even if it's somewhat on topic.

    If anybody else wants the name of the site drop me a PM, I will be glad to point you in the right direction.

    One plug for my friend besides original writing he is a voluminous aggregator of articles from other writers.

    A really good site. Tons of info. Plenty of differing opinions, issues covered in depth.( Not a Homer website either)

    Free .
     
  19. Aug 2, 2012 #459 of 1671
    sum_random_dork

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    DirecTV's twitter posted today in a reply to The Cal Bears twitter that they are working on agreement with Pac12 networks, I would take that as a very positive response.

    As for the SEC, I thought they were locked in for 13 yrs with ESPN and CBS. So the channel would be third tier rights as far as I know. The Pac12 net will feature prime games in both basketball and football because they have first pick every three weeks for games.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2012 #460 of 1671
    FenixTX

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    Correct. The SEC could only air third tier game rights if they decide to start a network. And that's only one game per school and is always a horrible game. That's the whole reason why ESPN paid so much money was so the SEC wouldn't start their own network.
     
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