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Report says DirecTV has "no interest" in WWE Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by leprechaun106317, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 #81 of 222
    sigma1914

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    Obviously, you didn't read the report. It would be an optional channel that would cost those who want it.

    I'm sure there's channels you like that others world consider to be garbage.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2013 #82 of 222
    Hoosier205

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    Every channel has a cost to everyone one way or another.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2013 #83 of 222
    sigma1914

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    I understand that. However, it'd cost those who sub to it a bit more, and those opposed to "garbage channels" won't have to worry about seeing it.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2013 #84 of 222
    DodgerKing

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    I understand it is entertainment. I just do not understand the appeal.

    I understand the appeal of real sports, any sport, even sports that I personally do not like. But it is difficult for me to understand how someone can be so entertained about an event that is staged, planned, and acted.

    Within real sports part of the appeal is rooting for your team, knowing that nothing is determined and anything can change the outcome. If I already knew that the team I loved already had their season scripted so nothing they did really matters in the outcome, and they were just going through the motions, I would not want to watch.

    I am not trying to criticize anyone or WWE; I honestly have a hard time understanding.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2013 #85 of 222
    sigma1914

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    The thing is wrestling, as in the WWE, isn't a sport. It's just like every other show on television. All tv dramas, sitcoms and movies are, as you say, "staged, planned, and acted." Storylines are made, the wrestlers get into character just like actors, etc.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2013 #86 of 222
    SParker

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    One person's garbage is another person's treasure. There are a lot of channels on Directv that some people like that I wouldn't care if they were gone. To each his/her own.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2013 #87 of 222
    Starchild

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    My family has been anticipating this and was willing to pay for it. As much as $10 a month. I know the boys would have gotten much more use out of this than HBO or Showtime.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2013 #88 of 222
    donalddickerson2005

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    That is why I am all for everything being ala-cart.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2013 #89 of 222
    damondlt

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    WOW, this is better then Epix, gimmie a break!
     
  10. Feb 9, 2013 #90 of 222
    Hoosier205

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    Not gonna happen.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2013 #91 of 222
    shyvoodoo

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    Thats what i don't understand about the "movie lovers".. you guys want ALL the movie channels.. To watch movies that has THE SAME ENDING ALL THE TIME!!!

    I mean will Reservoir Dogs have a different ending on EPIX then it would on Showtime???
     
  12. Feb 9, 2013 #92 of 222
    Starchild

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    Prowrestling.net is reporting that DirecTV is considering carrying the WWE Network as a new premium network according to a survey issued by the company to its subscribers.

    The survey states that the proposed WWE Network would involve a separate monthly fee on top of the DirecTV subscription and eleven out of the twelve current WWE pay-per-views would be shown on the network "free" for subscribers, or better yet, as part of their monthly fee.

    The other pay-per-view, WrestleMania, would not be airing on the network but only as a pay-per-view. The remaining eleven shows would still air on pay-per-view for those individuals who do not subscribe to the Network.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2013 #93 of 222
    acostapimps

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    I know some renters here in the house would love to have WWE Network, in fact they order a PPV event without my knowledge(which I wasn't so happy when I looked at the bill) which they paid but I had to block the PPV channels with $0 spending limit.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2013 #94 of 222
    shyvoodoo

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    Ok from one dodger fan to another, i'll try this for you.
    I had a book back in the day by a man by the name of Dr. Gerald Morgan and he wrote a book called "Wrestling to Rasslin'" and he was featured on a doc back in the late 90s called The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling that aired on A&E.
    On that program he said this:

    "If we look at Pro Wrestling as fake, the we're trying to judge it for something it is NOT intending to be. It is NOT a sporting competition, it is an exhibition. Would we refer to an performance of Shakespeare as fake?? Of course not. Wrestling is drama. The word "fake" is irrelevant when you view it for being what it really is. Professional Wrestling is a form of theatre."

    90% of wrestling fans KNOWS this already.. We don't look at wrestling for its "sporting" value. We look at wrestling for its entertainment value the same anyone would look at their favorite TV shows or movies.. I cant remember his name but one wrestler said "We are Storytellers, not wrestlers". I missed those days where wrestling told a story, the days where you only has 4 PPVs a year, and you look forward to all of them because back then you had to tell the story to lead up to the show, something that is sorely missed in todays wrestling shows. Now you just have to wait until next month because they run PPVs every month...

    I been a wrestling fan since 1984 and even when i "smartened up" to the business, I still watched it because it was at the end of the day, doing what it was intending to do, entertain. Yes the business has it demons, some very DARK demons from things such as drugs, steroids and dare i say, homosexuality and other sexual issues.. But to some of us, Pro Wrestling is like an oncoming train wreck.. that you just can't turn away from...

    Probably not, but hope this helps...

    Ben
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  15. Feb 9, 2013 #95 of 222
    hbkbiggestfan

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    Wow! Some of you here are terribly judgmental. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean you have to bash those who do like it and find it entertaining. I love sports and I love wrestling. But I don't put them in the same category. That's silly.

    Wrestling is like live theater with the added physicality one would find In sports. It's very offense to tell us what we should be viewing and what we should find as "garbage". I don't care for shows like "American Idol" or "Glee" or "Justified" or "Downtown Abby", but I don't go around proclaiming them to be "garbage" or question why anyone watches them. That would be just rude and obnoxious. You don't have to "understand" why someone is entertained by a scripted program. Most TV programs are scripted though, fyi. DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS.

    I'm all for WWE Network and I think it would be pretty successful, knowing how big and loyal the fan base is. The demand for this content is much stronger than some of you may think...
     
  16. Feb 9, 2013 #96 of 222
    SParker

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    Amen brother!
     
  17. Feb 10, 2013 #97 of 222
    joed32

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    My son in law likes it, says it's a soap opera for guys. Mostly younger guys I would guess but I don't know that.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2013 #98 of 222
    Cyber36

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    Where's the poll to vote to allow them to see whether or not it's worth their while to provide it?? Oh - they didn't have one? That makes good business sense.....
     
  19. Feb 11, 2013 #99 of 222
    Hoosier205

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    They have ways of gauging support.
     
  20. Tom Robertson

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    Not quite true. Some channels pay for themselves, reducing the overall costs for everyone. QVC for instance.

    Now, one could consider opportunity costs, but that just changes the value DIRECTV would charge to the paid channels.

    Peace,
    Tom
     

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