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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Devo1237, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 #81 of 143
    David Ortiz

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    Link? Googling shows that B1G is also getting 90 cents per subscriber in market.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 #82 of 143
    FenixTX

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    The only thing I could find with a list is this website:
    http://consumerist.com/2010/03/list-of-subscriber-fees-shows-what-you-pay-for-channels-you-hate.html

    If the Big Ten is getting that much that makes me sick, too. Although, I do believe the Big Ten Network deserves much more money than the Pac-12 Network does. The B1G is much more popular as a conference than the Pac-12.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 #83 of 143
    WebTraveler

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    You don't know who the Pac-12 thinks they are? Pac-12 controls

    #2 - Los Angeles
    #6 - Bay Area
    #13 - Seattle
    #14 - Phoenix
    #18 - Denver
    #23 - Portland
    #36 - Salt Lake

    Plus realistically #28 - San Diego, #40 - Las Vegas

    What does SEC control? Really #9 - Atlanta, #29 - Nashville, #39 - Birmingham, #49 Knoxville. #52 - New Orleans, etc.

    It's all about viewers and dollars. This past BCS championship ratings were the worst ever nationwide. While the SEC may play decent football, most of America really doesn't care. I know that's hard to accept, but the reality.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 #84 of 143
    FenixTX

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    Bwaaa haaa haaaa. You are crazy. Most of the country doesn't watch the PAC-12. The SEC is king. The SEC has to get way better ratings than any PAC-12 game. But that's not the point. I'm just annoyed with how much these sports channels are getting. And what scares me the most is how much the Big Ten and SEC are going to get in a few years when their TV contracts are up for renewal. It's going to blow past how much the PAC-12 is getting now and that is very scary. Our tv bills are going to sky rocket come then. :(
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 #85 of 143
    zimm7778

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    Yeah that's why CBS has an exclusive an agreement to carry only their games nationally on their broadcast network.....because no one cares about them. I love conference homers. That goes for SEC, PAC-10, Big 10, Big 12, Conference USA, etc. The nation as a whole doesn't care about any one conference. The nation should not be subject to any conference sports network in a basic programming package for the very reason they are of regional interest.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 #86 of 143
    inkahauts

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    Where did you read that? I'd like to see it. Was the 90 for all channels? If so, thats actually pretty cheap, but is also why I think that other than maybe the national and maybe locals into the local markets, these will end up in the sports pack if they get picked up.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2012 #87 of 143
    FenixTX

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    Believe 90 cents just for the main feed. It was a tweet from a PAC-12 reporter out west. I will try to find the tweet again.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 #88 of 143
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    Call it what you want. Media markets control.

    By the time the SEC is looking to start its channel there won't be any space left on the satellites or cable systems. Pac 12 and Big 10 will have that all locked up. No one will have any money left.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 #89 of 143
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    I wish all sports was a on a sports tier myself.

    Excuse me on national coverage. It's not uncommon out west that some of the games don't hit the local channels. They show infomercials instead sometimes....it's gotten better, but we don't always get those games on CBS.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 #90 of 143
    Davenlr

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    SEC Network already has a channel of sorts. Usually picked up by local affiliates and cable systems on a per game basis. Dont see it on any of the satellite companies, but watch it on FTA satellite every weekend during college football season. Hopefully they will have baseball on it this spring...and I see they will: http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1272194363&postcount=2
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 #91 of 143
    sigma1914

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    :lol: I guess you didn't know...

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/stewart_mandel/07/24/sec-espn/index.html#ixzz1mbF57ul5
     
  12. Feb 16, 2012 #92 of 143
    JoeTheDragon

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    CSS a other comcast cable only channel.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2012 #93 of 143
    Davenlr

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    I know, that is why I watch the feed on FTA.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2012 #94 of 143
    ms1960

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    What satellite is CSS on FFA?
     
  15. Feb 16, 2012 #95 of 143
    Davenlr

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    It changes each week/game between a couple of them, but has been on 72W, 79W, or 85W (AMC 6, 9 , 16). Usually once you find the two or three they use, you can just check the same 3. At least last year, they didnt change the SR or Freq very often. Havent watched baseball yet, so time till tell if I can find it, if its scrambled, or fed via fiber.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 #96 of 143
    Devo1237

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    Yeah, the SEC rules about 15 days a year (football saturdays in the fall). Meanwhile the PAC-12 consistently wins championships in a bunch of sports. Makes for a pretty compelling full-time channel to the people in the west, which includes A LOT of big markets listed above, as well as alumni and fans nationwide. Not sure why you keep bringing up the Big-10. They aren't even comparable to the SEC in football or the Pac-12 in the rest of the sports, but I'm guessing your Nebraska avatar has something to do with it.

    http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/champs_records_book/summaries/combined.pdf

    Most D1 Championships - notice the drop off after #3
    1. UCLA -- 108
    2. Stanford -- 102
    3. USC -- 94
    4. Oklahoma St. -- 50
    5. LSU -- 42
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 #97 of 143
    sigma1914

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    Most of those championships are in sports no one watches or cares about like swimming, water polo, tennis, golf, etc. For example, 33 of Stanford's 102 championships are men's & women tennis with another 16 in Swimming & diving. For UCLA, 55 of 108 are in swimming, water polo, & tennis.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 #98 of 143
    JoeTheDragon

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    Is that FTA HD?

    Also what CSS Houston or the other one?
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 #99 of 143
    Devo1237

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    First of all, some people do care about those sports. Especially, when their local schools are playing, which the PAC-12 schools often are.

    Second, Stanford and UCLA STILL have more championships than any non-PAC-12 schools without the sports you deem unworthy. So... what's your point? You think LSU won 42 football titles?
     
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    Oh I knew. But you didn't read what I wrote:

    "By the time the SEC is looking to start its channel there won't be any space left on the satellites or cable systems. Pac 12 and Big 10 will have that all locked up. No one will have any money left."

    Big difference in what I said with what you commented about. SEC won't be starting any channel anytime soon.
     

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