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

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  1. Mariah2014

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    one difference. Pac 12 network will get added. Longhorn network will have to drop in price a lot to get added. As soon as they expect what having the national network on with alternate channels for the additional games and for about what big ten network wants, they will added it.
     
  2. tonyd79

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  3. Fog627

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    It must be getting close...both sides are starting to play hardball in public. They just need to ensure that they don't go too far and completely blow any chance of an early agreement.
     
  4. Mariah2014

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    They want directv to flinch in this case. However, I don't believe enough pressure has been applied to directv in this case due to their remarks about the programing and demand for it.
     
  5. Fog627

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    Agreed. I don't think that DirecTV will respond to the "we're going to take our ball and go home" approach.

    As has been stated earlier in this thread, DirecTV isn't just negotiating this contract...they have an eye to the future and other potential conference networks and want to set the expectations early...while the PAC-12 is only concerned with their own network.
     
  6. Mariah2014

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    Not to mention set the tone regarding other sports networks like time warner cable sportsnet LA.
     
  7. Fog627

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    It's interesting that the PAC-12 Network has chosen to single out DirecTV in their letter...not Dish and not the other larger cable companies. I guess they realize how big a player DirecTV is in their plans (or how small the others are). Unfortunately, they have chosen the wrong player to try to intimidate.

    DirecTV has much more experience at these games and will not take a bad contract. The PAC-12 is playing a dangerous game...DirecTV will not flinch.
     
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    Interesting how they SPECIFICALLY mention DirecTV in this article, and not Dish, Charter, U-Verse, FIOS, etc.... That must mean they are really close to a deal, but there is a stalemate. PAC12 wouldn't have gone out of their way to point fingers to DirecTV if they weren't on the brink of making the deal but it has fallen through.
     
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    Seriously, DirecTV. Just give the Pac 12 what they want so I can see the Duck games. I really don't care what everybody has to pay, and I hope that you don't add the Lakers channel later on.
     
  11. Fog627

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    HMMM...Where have I seen these thoughts before?


     
  12. BusterAvis

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    I'm not the biggest fan of NBA basketball, so who cares about the Lakers.
    I like college basketball, international basketball, and Olympic basketball.
    But NBA basketball has turned into a joke.
    So if DirecTV doesn't get the Lakers channel, meh.
    As long as they cover March Madness, and regular season college basketball, and the NBA playoffs (it's nice to root against the villains from time to time), then that's enough basketball for me on DirecTV.

    Lakers NBA regular season basketball games on TV at the Staples Center are about as boring as an episode of Little House on the Prairie.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I want the PAC 12 but I'll go without it. The lakers channel is far far more important. Of course I can guess why you said that. ;)
     
  14. inkahauts

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    Guess you haven't hear who's come to town.

    May be the first time in ten or more years that there are several exciting teams in the league and im not just talking about the lakers.
     
  15. Fog627

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    The DirecTV site is down...is this part of the PAC-12 warfare? First, open letters condemning DirecTV...then hack DirecTV's website???
     
  16. Eksynyt

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    I disagree. The Pac 12 Network covers more states.
     
  17. Eksynyt

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    The Lakers and Heat are the only good teams in the NBA and there is no reason to play a regular season or playoffs.

    The NBA is a joke. College football is way more exciting. DirecTV is being stupid and not giving Pac 12 fans what they want.
     
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    I don't have a choice. My only TV options are DirecTV and Dish...so I'm screwed.
     
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    Compare the number of games that each teams fans will lose. The Lakers would lose a lot more fans than any one of the PAC 12 schools. Lakers would lose what65 plus games. Football, each school will lose three to four games? Shoot, lets say five for fun. The real question will be basketball. I'm guessing each school would lose about ten to maybe 15 games. So 20 games vs 65 for each teams fans? And I'd bet there are more ratings loss for the Lakers than there would be for any one single school that will lose out as well if you add the combine amount of people for all of a schools ratings vs the Lakers ratings (total for a season for both).

    The pac12 is not going to show the majority of the two top sports, where as the twc channel will have the vast majority of the Lakers games. Big difference there. More people will deal with losing a game or two, they won't with losing all their games. If the PAC 12 had five of the six football games every week of the regular season, this would be a very different discussion.
     
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