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Pac-12 Networks confident, even without DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Athlon646464, Jun 29, 2013.

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    mrdobolina

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    Heh...I used their tool for switching providers. The main Pac12 channel isn't even in HD by me. The regional channel is, but I couldn't care less about the CU Suckaloes.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Where are you getting that info. from?


    It says so in the article he responded to.
     
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    kick4fun

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    You're right, but now it is so easy to hook the Laptop to the TV via HDMI. Just another way is all I was trying to post.
     
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    kick4fun

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    Except now that you have switched providers, you can access all live football in HD or use your computer to see the other events and connect to the tv via HDMI. Looks great!
     
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    kick4fun

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    Of course, you didn't read that?
     
  7. Aug 12, 2013 #487 of 2974
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    Except, contrary to your next post, I have yet to see streaming over a computer on sports look great on a TV.
     
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    kick4fun

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    Without sounding too argumentative, I hosted a party last year before I switched and everyone was pleased. This was our only option because none of the bars had Comcast and of course the game was not on Directv. It was an alumni party, so we had all the fare. Maybe the booze helped, but I hooked it up via HDMI to the TV and sound system and it looked pretty good on a 60 inch plasma. .Mind you, this isn't the highest quality, but it really did look like something from a video on demand service such as "VUDU" or "Amazon on Demand". I might argue that it looks better than Netflix.


    Now my original point was that all the games are in HD, but the other programming is available via streaming. Events such as soccer, swimming, etc.. For the true die hard, this is a nice alternative for someone like me who likes a particular school but lives in a different region.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2013 #489 of 2974
    mrdobolina

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    Well, no. If I switched providers, I would be able to catch more Pac12 games live. But I wouldn't be able to watch "all live football" because I would no longer have access to NFL Sunday Ticket.

    I definitely wouldn't mind if DirecTV had Pac12, but I say that mostly because I have a number of friends who are Arizona fans with DirecTV. But would I really seek out even their BEST games that were only on Pac12? Nope. Not a chance. I might tune in if it were the only game on and there was absolutely nothing on TV or that I felt like watching off of my DVR. But really, the college games that are truly worth watching are going to be on ABC, ESPN, NBC, etc. BTW, even those Arizona fans I know with DirecTV are not dropping it. In fact, the most vocal fan I know thinks Pac12 is being greedy.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2013 #490 of 2974
    kick4fun

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    I understand how you and others feel, but I felt differently.. NFL was way too expensive and Redzone is a good alternative. Also, going back to streaming, the NFL Sunday ticket hooked up with Madden NFL and Amazon to stream the live NFL games. So in reality, I now get all the games I want to watch.
    It reality it comes down to, "to each their own". I'm no longer mad at Directv nor Pac12. I'm not loyal to any one brand other than my own Pac12 team. For me it is easier to be loyal to my Alma matter than a television provider.
     
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    Good to hear. It really is personal choice, and one's Alma Mater is a bit more important than a TV provider or content producer....
     
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    That is mostly true, but my only choices for TV provider are TWC, Dish and DirecTV. When the SEC network launches, I expect that DirecTV will be more likely to carry it than either of the other two, but if it is not on DirecTV, and I cannot stream the Kentucky games on the internet, I will have to make a choice. I would accept missing a few games each season instead of switching to Dish, but since I can get the UK radio broadcast of every game on XM and the internet, I would listen to the games on the radio before I would switch back to TWC.
     
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    this is what it comes down to. You make choices based upon what is best for you. If it is a single provider or more than one. You decide what you want based upon what is on the market. It is all what it is worth to you.
     
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    You forgot one a big factor and that is what you can afford. Some may want to have more than one provider to get what programing they want but can't afford it. As a result, they have pick a provider they can live with the most based on what is available.
     
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    Didn't forget cost/affordability, as that is very much part of choice. You make a good point, though. Coffee, cigarettes, beer, wine are also choices that may or may not have to do with affordability... just to throw in another thought.
     
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    True. All about what is more important inside what spending money we have.
     
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    True dat! I remember eons ago on long drives to Florida from Illinois my Father and Mother pointing out shack after shack seemingly held up by a $2,000 antenna rig and color TVs in the window back when those suckers cost!

    I am sure there are more colorful examples of skewed spending in the world. Certainly more recent ones!
     
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    I entered my zip code and the info verified what I figured: My only other choice of provider carrying Pac-12 Network is Dish Network.

    This is because I live in the DMA of Detroit, Michigan. And my area cable companies aren't covering programming on a national scale as is the case with satellite rivals Dish Network and DirecTV. (Well, AT&T U-verse does. And it does not carry Pac-12 Network. And, well, AT&T U-verse still hasn't come to terms with Crown Media's Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. A big WTF.)

    I don't intend to drop DirecTV for Dish Network. One reason, and it alone is good enough, is that I don't have confidence in Dish Network with how Charlie Ergen and his ilk handle programming contracts. Dish Network still hasn't recovered the missing ABC/Disney high-definition feeds. It's been, what, two or three years?! Yes, I would consider this compelling enough to go well beyond Dish Network, but not DirecTV, carrying Pac-12 Network.

    I applaud the earlier poster who had mentioned the Early Termination Fee (ETF). Yes, Pac-12 Network should cough up numerous dollars to entice us to switch.
     
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    At Stalemate with DirecTV, Pac-12 Launches Campaign for Subscribers to Switch

    No deal expected in 2013-14

    With negotiations remaining at a stalemate with DirecTV, the Pac-12 Networks has focused its energies on a new advertising campaign that aims to convince subscribers to the satellite distributor to drop it for an alternative that carries the college sports channels.

    Using print, digital, billlboard, radio and TV spots, the campaign launched Monday, 17 days before the first college football telecast of the season on the Pac-12 channels, and encourages DirecTV viewers to switch to such outlets as Cox, Dish or Time Warner Cable.

    Including 35 football games, the Pac-12 Networks will show more than 750 live events this year, 200 more than 2012-13.

    “We realize this is affecting many of our fans, and we share their frustration,” said Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans. “We built the Pac-12 Networks to give fans unprecedented access to their favorite teams and sports on TV, and with just two weeks before the fall sports schedule begins DirecTV continues to deny them that access.”

    In late July, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told reporters at the conference’s media day that no deal with DirecTV is expected to be completed in 2013-14.

    One problem the Pac-12 faces is that many fans of the network are also fans of the NFL, and DirecTV is the exclusive provider of the NFL Sunday Ticket package – at least until that deal expires at the end of the 2014 season. DirecTV CFO Patrick Doyle said in March that the company would be willing to absorb a cost increase on the DirecTV deal, but that at a certain point it would “think about not carrying it or go nonexclusive,” according to AdWeek. Earlier this month, Doyle said that DirecTV was having “constructive discussions” with the NFL.

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