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

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  1. tonyd79

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    And not much of it in HD. No system has the HD that directv has.

    Sorry. Keep trying to make this out as a disaster for directv. They aren't buying into it. Neither am I?
     
  2. sdk009

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    I find D*'s atttiude in the tweet insulting.
    As an alum of SDSU, I was really looking forward to seeing the UW game this Saturday. WHo and how did D* decide that there "wasn't enough interest."
    D* carrys over 500 channels that are of little interest to anyone, so why are they using that excuse with the PAC-12. How many other channels, or potential channels generate 57 pages at this fourm?
     
  3. tonyd79

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    Yeah. Cause tweets from a third party are that accurate. And a deal is being held up for a week or two based upon the games.

    Don't buy it.

    Now they may not feel the same urgency they may later but to portray it as they don't want the channel because of one weeks programs is stupid.
     
  4. maartena

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    Oh I think they will be fine for Sportsbars for now.... They will probably lose some die-hard PAC12 fans to cable as people have been threathening. I still think they will make a deal, but they are holding their ground as much as possible, showing their teeth.

    This will be fun when TWC negotiations start stalling... :D
     
  5. mattgwyther

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    Spoke to a local sports bar in Salt Lake (Iggy's) they are working a deal with Comcast to be installed in time for the Utah game tomorrow.

    Sunday ticket isn't a deal killer for sports bars in this market. Most show the network games and red zone. NFL die hards have Sunday Ticket at home so they aren't at the bar.
     
  6. sum_random_dork

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    Based off what the Sportsbar told me they pay a month in fees....I could be driving a new Bentley and it would be paid off within 9 months. I would think that is the customer they don't want to lose. Cable offers everything but Sunday Ticket.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    No they do not. Out of market sports in HD are meager.

    Gee, I just looked at how many bars have directv in Philadelphia. You know, the place where zero local sports are on satellite? A ton of them.

    A smart sportsbar has both.
     
  8. Fog627

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    All of this talk about sports bars is going to drive me back to drinking...I would like to direct us back to the subject...but I am not sure that I remember what it is or if it has any significance at the moment...
     
  9. BusterAvis

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    DirecTV is sinking in the sports coverage world.
    Cable is now rising, and are out to prove they can steal large amounts of market share (of sports loving customers) away from DirecTV.

    DirecTV is moving the ship in the direction of the "has-been" territory for being the sports leader.
    Cable is the future (and apparently the NOW) for providing the most college sports, because DirecTV doesn't care anymore about non pro-sports.

    And it shows in the current direction of both spectrums (cable vs. satellite).
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    let's not get into an us vs them discussion. Discuss the topic or move on please.
     
  11. LamontJoe

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    I'm disappointed that the P-12 Network deal was not done with D, but there will be plenty of college football on beginning tomorrow. Hell, I've prepared my coffee and set the timer so that Thursday come. I can't wait until 4pm! I am so excited!
     
  12. rockdoc

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    Bear Down!
    at least we can see our first game on ESPNU
    love college football
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I don't know why anyone would think a deal with DIrectv or Dish would make a deal more or less likely with the other. :nono2:
     
  14. LamontJoe

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    Yep, but I'll be pissed if the Oklahoma St game is not shown on the 8th.
     
  15. Mariah2014

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    I wouldn't bet on it. http://blogs.mercurynews.com/colleg...o-deal-this-week-with-directv-and-other-news/
    I would take this to mean all of the college football games on the pac 12 network schedule they find to not being compelling enough interest wise to their customers. It sounds like we need to complain more and that they don't believe people will leave in large numbers over it.
     
  16. Fog627

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    Hello...where is everyone? Must be at a sports bar watching football...
     
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    Taking to twitter
     
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    Some of them probly switched providers since DirecTV refuses to give them what they want. I have no choice where I live so I will just watch what can and will just not watch the other games. I'm not going to waste a bunch of gas and drive to a sports bar 60 miles away.
     
  20. Fog627

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    It appears that the PAC-12 Network has sought the Big Ten Network model and may have ended up with the Longhorn Network model.
     
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