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

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    Hahaha.... not that it is going to make that much of a difference really because the move is on Pac 12 I think.... but funny nonetheless. Tweeting it to DirecTV :)
     
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    I respectfully disagree. This is advertising at its best, and you can't blame Comcast for spiking the ball.
     
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    That was ridiculous and corny.
     
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    I mean the cal ad. They are still in talks with directv and he has been obnoxious. It is a stunt.

    That attitude alone makes it harder to make an honest deal.
     
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    She... I think. :lol:
     
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    Here is more info on how the games are picked. It is a rotation, each network was able to pick games earlier this year but other games are chosen weeks before. The PAC 12 could easily end up with the best games of the week, remember the final top 25 is very different from the first week. Who is to say Utah doesn't go undefeated their first few weeks and rise in the rankings. Maybe UCLA gets hot and people wanna see, if that is the#1 game and it is the PAC 12 nets week to pick first they get the game. The contract is very different from the B1G 10s deal where ESPN gets to chooses first. See http://blogs.mercurynews.com/colleg...k-details-on-the-football-scheduling-process/ for more info.
     
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    Excellent point. Perhaps the Big-10 did want multiple channels, but DirecTv assured it that it would never confer multiples to any NCAA football league, and gave them a "favored nation" clause.

    If so, short of HUGE concessions to the Big-10, I can't see how D* resolves the impasse.
     
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    NO it's not. The attitude of Directv to walk away from negotiations is what makes it harder to get an "honest deal." Fact remains that Directv's Michael White is a slimeball that has pushed all this to this point.
     
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    What makes those games more important? I see zero Arizona schools listed on the schedule. So I'll be watching zero games on that list.
    Except for the Pac 12 championship game...... Missed that one.
     
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    Exactly.
    In addition, Ms. Barbour was quoted earlier this week in a SF Chronicle story that if there wasn't a deal by Thursday, she would be leaving D* and switching to Comcast. Imagine that, a leader in college athletics with integrity.
     
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    Directv doesn't seem to like that video. People keep posting it to Directv's facebook page and they keep removing it.
     
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    I do not have a double degree in Advertising and Public Relations. I don't know a thing or two...but I have an opinion.

    The streaming exclusivity is important for the cable companies because they use it as a tool to get their subscribers to increase to package. For example, my son has TWC. That gives him access to the PAC-12 Network. However, he does not have the Sports Pass and therefore cannot access any "live" streaming. That means no games...only short bio pieces and previews. In order to get the games he needs to increase his subscription to add Sports Pass...that is $6/mo.

    I am sure that goes a long way to cover TWC's costs of carrying the PAC-12 Network. The cable companies are banking on new sports tier subscriptions to offset the cost of the network. Thus the exclusivity...
     
  15. sigma1914

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    Because there's only 3 schools in the P12 worth a darn when it comes to the BCS & the UofA & ASU aren't part of the 3.
     
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    Everyone has an opinion.

    But with all due respect, the opinion of a guy in middle of nowhere Texas means what to college football?
     
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    You don't know what deal has walked away from. DirecTV isn't the only company without the network so why single out Mike White? There's got to be a reason there's more providers who don't carry it than do.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    What's my location have to do with anything? Stick to the topic and not get personal & childish. :rolleyes:

    Oregon, USC, & Stanford are the 3 teams with BCS likelihood - it's a pretty legit statement.
     
  19. WebTraveler

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    Again, YOUR opinion.
     
  20. kick4fun

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    Totally agreed.. Well said my friend
     
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