NFL sunday ticket 2020

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  1. dtv757

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    Right some people have horific POS docsis broadband or worse.

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  2. James Long

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    If it is on satellite for businesses I can't see it not being offered to residential accounts. It would need to be a very narrow contract (such as Amazon only, no cable satellite or other carriers) to eliminate DIRECTV residential customers.

    That is what I expect. Available to commercial and residential customers of all providers willing to make space on their systems.
     
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    Or what? I'm not trying to be a jerk here but seriously, you can't stop progress and I can assure you, the only thing the NFL is looking at is $$$$$. To be fair, part of that is going to be how much pushback they get from network affiliates. Making ST available to everyone, everywhere, is not going to sit well with them.
     
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    As long as there are blackouts the broadcast and network affiliates shouldn't have much complaint. If a game is on a TV channel in the market where the customer is the customer can only watch via that TV channel that has the rights. Replays and edited versions of the games can cut in to live viewership but most of the demand for NFL games is to watch live ... and the rights to most live games go through networks and their affiliates.
     
  6. Rob37

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    Well the simple fact is not everyone streams. I never have used streaming and don't want to. I have been a long time DIRECTV Customer who lives in a rural area now and rely on Satellite Television Service. Not Streaming. And I am not trying to be a jerk. I am just telling the truth.
     
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    Agreed and I suffer from docsis broadband. I don't like streaming either.

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    And another reason is I didn't go out and purchase a Big Screen HD TV to stream my favorite NFL Team on a phone or streaming device like an ipad or something of that nature. No Sir I bought it to watch television on and sports & DIRECTV is supposed to be the sports leader. That is another BIG reason the NFL better not sign any sort of agreement where residential customers cannot get the NFL Sunday Ticket. Hell that would be taking steps backwards.
     
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    I think I remember, pre att , they did claim to be the undisputed leader in sports. Haven't seen any marketing or advertising about that in a while .

    I remember a channel running a video talking about directv accomplishments like awards or something and it ended with directv is the undisputed sports leader in tv.



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    Times are changing fast. As others pointed out. Directv hasn’t claimed to be the sports leader in awhile. Sunday ticket will go streaming. Hell it is now
     
  11. AngryManMLS

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    Just to let you know there are many devices like the Fire Stick and Roku and even the new Chromecast that will let you watch streaming content on your TV. And you are missing out on a lot of great content by not embracing streaming. Instead of being scared of streaming maybe try learning why it's becoming the new normal and how you can benefit from it.
     
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    DirecTV could still carry NFLST for commercial businesses like bars/restaurants same as they still carry UFC PPVs.
     
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    I don't think you understand my previous post. Streaming to my understanding has to rely on good strong internet connections and where I live it is very rural and not the fastest internet speed like in a bigger town.
     
  15. AngryManMLS

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    I'm just curious but how fast is your internet speed?
     
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    Also in some mid-to-small markets where the local phone company never upgraded their aging DSL service and the cable operator charges out the butt for basic speeds would also be a factor for streaming NFLST.

    For example Suddenlink operates in areas where they virtually have no competition charges existing customers $59.99 for 20Mbps with a 150GB data cap or $89.99 for either 50Mbps (for non-Gigiabit markets) or 100 Mbps (for their Gigabit markets). The data cap is 250GB. Customers who have 400Mbps or 1 Gig as their max speeds have to upgrade to one of those tiers for unlimited data. In Gigabit markets the 400Mbps tier $119.99 and the Gig tier is $139.99. Markets that have 400Mbps as the max speed pay $139.99 for that tier. It is also harder than hell in trying to get a discount from them.
     
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    Yeah I can certainly understand data cap limits. But to cite saying "not the fastest speed" leaves me curious as to what speed Rob has. Especially since one can do very reliable 1080p streaming at even 20-40mb easily. I'm not saying throw out DirecTV myself as clearly I still have them for a number of reasons. Funny thing is one of the reasons is MLS Direct Kick which while is also on ESPN+ I still prefer Direct Kick for several reasons (5.1 audio, getting the Revs broadcast most of the time compared to ESPN+). I still use ESPN+ for MLS but usually on an second monitor/tablet when there's multiple games on I want to watch live.
     
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    If I was stuck with Centurylink DSL service where I’m at, it would not work for streaming. I paid many years for 6MB download package but typically only got 1.5MB download most all days, and even less during prime time hours around 7PM. That was verified with hundreds of speed tests performed. It was a step above dial-up of course!
     
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    Not the point I was making. The point is that with Sunday Ticket, I can watch any game I want and that would mean an out-of-market game. My eyes are not going to be focused on my local affiliate. This is more of an issue for smaller markets, of course.

    I've had DTV for 13 years and I'm not going anywhere, but I also own 5 Roku devices. The high-quality content available right now via streaming is amazing and if you're blowing it off as some kind of fad, you are missing out. I have a 75" 4K TV capable of DolbyVision and a Dolby Atmos soundbar (the cost of this gear has dropped dramatically). If I never go to a theater again, it'll be just fine with me.

    My point is that it's not going away, it's going to keep on expanding. I get you don't have decent internet, but that is not the case for the majority of Americans at this point.
     
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    I had 3Mbps verizon DSL for like 10 years it was solid never had an outage . I was even able to netflix on 3 devices (all hard wired ) no issues.

    I agree its "too slow" for the modern era and D*on-demand movies took overnight to download (could not watch "instant" ) but it was rock solid .

    This docsis i have now is . Goes out randomly all the time I pay for a tier and get half the speed. As I wrote above I tried to watch world series in 4K via a hard wired device and it would have constant issues.

    Wish more areas had FTTH fiber broadband.


    I hope NFL ST will still be on D* . But as att is trying to sell D* things are not looking well .

    Also as I said above not everyone has reliable broadband.

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