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

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  1. Mariah2014

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    Problem is ESPN has over priced the longhorn network to a price that would be at least a couple of dollars and Directv has no interest in the channel at that price. I don't believe they are even in talks on that channel right now either because of that.
     
  2. ajc68

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    In the real world they need both, but what happens with the new Lakers RSNs is going to be very interesting to follow. I have a hunch that TWC has seen what Comcast has pulled off in Philadelphia and Oregon, and to a lesser extent what Cox had done in San Diego. In other words, they're starting these RSNs to drive customers to its cable service, where they stand to make far more money than they would by selling the channel for a few dollars per to others carriers.

    They'll do this by forcing everyone to carry both the English and Spanish networks, and they're going to bundle them at a crazy-high price. Some mom and pop cable co. will bite on the price because they need the networks, and precedent will be set. None of the big competition will be able to afford the networks (DirecTV, Verizon, AT&T, etc.), so a lot of fans with no other options in the DMA will be locked out of the games for the next 20 years. I hope this isn't the case, but I've already seen this business model work in the markets I've mentioned.

    Anyway, here's hoping we have some real news on the P12Nets tomorrow...
     
  3. Mariah2014

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    The same will happen in Houston with CSN Houston.
     
  4. JoeTheDragon

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    maybe how much does the team own? and how much of the team ZONE is in non comcast areas?
     
  5. Mariah2014

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    Rockets tv territory is mainly comcast, but the Astros tv territory goes into Cox and posibbly other large carriers as well.The two teams will own about 3/4 of the network.
     
  6. Mariah2014

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    This is why providers should not be allowed to own channels. The leagues themselves should own the TV rights to all teams, and provide the feeds to all providers.

    Comcast only owns 22%, while the Astros and Rockets own the rest. Link. I think we'll see it added. It'll be interesting to see what happens to FSN-Houston.
     
  8. sum_random_dork

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    Swani jumped on the PAC 12 channel debate and posted the same thing many of us have said, tomorrow seems to be the day. Might play right into DirecTV's hand with the news that Dish and the BTN are in a fight... I can see it now " do you want your CFB? Switch to DirecTV for all your CFB in HD from the Pac12 and B1G!"
     
  9. Fog627

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    This thread has become one big circular reference. It has become totally useless.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    I'm not talking about the popularity of the PAC 12. I'm talking about real impact. The bar argument is moot. Bars still need directv no matter where they are.

    The impact is in households. And if directv has a high priced option to get all PAC 12 channels but gives local to local areas, there won't be a rush to leave because the options aren't there to do better.

    That's all.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Long ago.

    Welcome to news in the 21st century.

    Someone suggests a possibility. Another party picks it up and repeats it. The first party uses the repeat as confirmation.

    Sigh.
     
  12. Fog627

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    And then I see Swami used as a reference.. :lol:

    Double sigh...
     
  13. sigma1914

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    A part of me wants to not see the channel added to test the, IMO cazy, mass exodus theory. :D
     
  14. Fog627

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    It will never happen...most here are all bark and no bite. Me included... :)
     
  15. Eksynyt

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    See, my problem is that I live in the middle of nowhere so DirecTV and Dish are my only options. So I'm stuck.
     
  16. David Ortiz

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    I doubt the Pac-12 will let that happen.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Me, I'm going on the assumption we will see PAC 12 in some form. Now I am only wondering how. What price. What package. How many channels? All full time? In market versus out of market plans.
     
  18. BusterAvis

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    Tomorrow's the day in which we'll get bad news.
    In fact, you can book it, and certainly bank on it.
     
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  20. BusterAvis

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    I agree with the poster's comment at the bottom of the article though, as he/she makes a great point ....

    "In another article by SBnation, it seems that DirecTV wants to put the pac 12 networks on a stand alone package for 14.99/month. This would mean 6 regional channels would cost more than the whole selection of premium sports network on their existing sports pack for 12.99/month. This does not seem like a good solution for either party (DirecTV or the PAC12). So if DirecTV were to do this then this really would drive people away from DirecTV. Am i right?"
     
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