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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by DC_SnDvl, Sep 8, 2012.
Good to see you understand.
Maybe because they could gain so much more if they did carry it? New Customers??
That's true but it takes time to leave and Directv has to think there is a window of time they can keep people. After people have Dish installed and on a contract it is to late for Directv. So, by letting Directv know your planning on leaving or have a schedule with Dish to install is good for Directv if they want to keep the majority of Pac 12 fans.
Gain customers? From programming they have already had for years? PAC 12 football and basketball (the big tickets despite marteena's desire to watch field hockey) has been on directv for years via fox sports.
Their only up side is to not lose customers.
Yeah, but that time has come and gone. Fans of pretty much all teams have already lost out on at least 1 football game, and this weekend isn't looking too good either.....
Many people threaten to quit in hopes they don't have to, but aren't actually serious about going through with it, even though we are a MONTH after the initial launch of the channel, and TWO WEEKS after the first football game.
I disagree, they had a chance to stay above the competition. Instead they may have lost potential customers that have either cable or dish that would have left to have Pac12..
Enough about this from me.. It seems that many here on DBS have such a strong stance against DTV carrying the Pac12, they will argue this forever.. I have my feelings as do others. I switched from cable to Directv so I could watch the Pac10, now the Pac12. It is important to me and I have voiced my "Opinion".
I will stay with Directv for now, but at some point I will re-evaluate when my latest contract expires.
They will lose customers - that's a fact. Now, they may have done the math and realized that, at the conditions/price currently offered, directv is willing to lose some customers.
the real pickle is for sports bars in the pac 12 area - they need to decide if they should carry 2 services, increasing their costs, drop directv and lose Sunday ticket clientele, or sticking with directv but losing pac-12 football customers.
I should have been a little clearer: I understand there are more HD nationals than available space, but for 7 of those available spots to go to 1 network?? That would be ridiculous in my opinion. 2, maybe 3 full time slots.
I'm pretty happy with my HD nationals line up on DirecTV, though. Still, if they sacrificed 7 slots for Pac12? I'd be upset by that over getting more nationals like H2 or DIY.
from what I hear, both are happening with the bars.. Some are adding comcast and some are dropping.. Just depends..
I don't think Directv would do anything much different then what Dish is doing with the Pac 12 Network. One Pac 12 channel with overflow channels for football and maybe basketball games. That would be only one HD spot. I would love all 7 channels but with Dish and even some of the cable companies only carrying a couple channels I can't see Directv putting all 7 up. The only way IMO would be if Directv could get a stand alone package of all 7 channels and charge people to get them which I doubt Pac 12 would ever agree to.
And access to the Pac12 Networks on the internet, like this .... http://video.pac-12.com/networks
That would be great!
Side note.. I like that DISH has the PAC12 and hopeful it pushes Directv in that direction. I do have access to the internet feed.. My in-laws have Comcast.. It looks great, I just would rather tune in on the tv, instead of having to hook up the laptop. BTW, go DUCKS. Thank you BTW for BILL MOOS.
You left out the idea of everyone calling at a specific time, thus screwing up phone service to DIRECTV for everyone else. Hardly respectful.
That concept is childish in the sense of being self-centered and not well thought out. I didn't imply you were childish in any other aspect.
Yeah, I personally don't like these kind of "call and flood the lines" actions very much. They aren't going to change the opinion of DirecTV much (especially since they KNOW it was orchestrated by the PAC12 Enterprise), and it really only keeps the lines busy for those that need to call DirecTV for other reason.
There is even a chance that DirecTV, when it is doing its internal surveys, will exclude the 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM hour today on Phone, Twitter and Facebook reports because it would skew the actual "want PAC12" results, lots of bandwagoning going on and re-tweeting.
So I am not so sure it will be helping all that much. That said, I have tweeted to also call the PAC-12 conference with their phone number. Again, they are just as much at fault, if not more.
One thing is for sure: If PAC12 is indeed carried by DirecTV soon, it will have sent a clear message to other sports related network (such as TWC LA and Comcas Houston) that it is not buckling under pressure, and waits till the other side gives in a little more.
It'll be interesting to read the next quarterly report in mid-October and see if indeed not having the Pac-12 nets has affected customer churn. And it's likely management will get questions about this on the conference call, since the company has made it clear that they are serious about controlling programming costs.
And Now I'm self centered because I suggested calling in at the same time? Wow, you really have some nerve.. Why not go bother someone else... And you are implying that phone service to Directv would what, Blow up?? Self destruct? WOW...
AND BTW, it wasn't my idea, I decided to pass it on... I love the idea.. Just because you don't agree, I don't need the name calling from you.. Why not go parent someone else instead of the personal attacks on me.
The bottom line is that a phone campaign is extraordinarily ineffective. It wastes the time of the people calling, as well as those who answer the phones and could be doing something more productive and assisting customers calling for substantive purposes. If you aren't speaking with your wallet, you really aren't doing anything.
Members here may have trouble getting through and conducting legitimate business when they call DirecTV due to potential congestion caused by the phone campaign you are promoting. I think you can understand why that might irk them a bit.
There are effective ways of getting your point across to a company like DirecTV. This just doesn't happen to be one of them.