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  1. Aug 6, 2014 #921 of 1279
    JoeTheDragon

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    they don't really "ESPN3 for Business" just get the rights at the very least the teams local area to be able to show the ESPN3 Exclusive games like some cable systems do have. Maybe "ESPN3 for Business" for out of market or as an game plan / full court add on.
     
  2. Aug 6, 2014 #922 of 1279
    boukengreen

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    Charter has now agree to a deal so I think that is now all major providers in the US
     
  3. Aug 6, 2014 #923 of 1279
    inkahauts

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    I think as far as the Rsns fee goes, what directv does is probably add up all the fees for Rsns in each individual market and then sees what the lowest ones are. Then it charges that much in the base package for everyone and then adds the Rsns fee to any market that is more than that. I don't think they do it strictly based on how many Rsns you have. So you could probably have five Rsns that cost less than say three much more expensive Rsns in a neighing market and the one with three could being paying a fee and the one with five would not pay anything if it's still lowest in all markets. I think that's why in some markets sec may cause a Rsns fee but many probably won't.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2014 #924 of 1279
    dcowboy7

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    Fios & cablevision dont.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2014 #925 of 1279
    joshjr

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    What package is this going to end up in for DirecTV subscribers?
     
  6. Aug 6, 2014 #926 of 1279
    boukengreen

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    i knew there was 2 that didn't
     
  7. Aug 6, 2014 #927 of 1279
    KyL416

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    RCN, who's an overbuilder in major markets like NYC, Chicago, Boston, Philly and DC, doesn't have a deal either.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2014 #928 of 1279
    boukengreen

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    choice for people who live in a state with a school. Not sure if it will be in choice or you have to have sports pack if you don't live in a state with a SEC school
     
  9. Aug 6, 2014 #929 of 1279
    whorne

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    I called to see if I needed to make a change in my plan to get the SEC network. The customer rep told me that I did not have to change.
    I am in Michigan and subscribe to the Xtra package.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2014 #930 of 1279
    bigwilly087

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    From the Directv website: https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4236/~/will-directv-carry-the-sec-network%3F


    Will DIRECTV carry the SEC Network?

    DIRECTV and ESPN have entered into an agreement for DIRECTV to provide the new SEC Network to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference when the network launches Aug. 14. The first college football game on the new network will air Aug. 28 featuring Texas A&M vs. South Carolina on channel 611.

    Note: The network will be available to customers who have CHOICE or above programming.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2014 #931 of 1279
    tonyd79

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    That sounds like BTN. If true, without any further clauses, that puts an end to speculation about BTN getting downgraded next go around. And sort of adds another nail in the PAC 12 Network on DirecTV coffin.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2014 #932 of 1279
    slice1900

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    There are still a lot of unknowns about exactly what Pac 12 wants from Directv, and what Directv is balking at.


    Some have suggested that Pac 12 wants to charge the same price to customers everywhere, not higher for Pac 12 states lower for others as BTN and SECN do. I think that's unlikely but obviously don't know for sure.

    Another possible sticking point is the 7 channels. Are they expecting Directv to carry all 7? That's a huge departure from how BTN and SECN work, which have only a single channel with alts only when necessary when multiple games are going on (they do alts for football and basketball, but pretty sure they don't for stuff like baseball, hockey, volleyball, etc.) Even if only certain customers in the Pac 12 states get a certain 'regional' channel, in order to make the 6 regional channels available to customers in the 6 regions, Directv would have to devote a lot of additional bandwidth 24x7. If Pac 12 is insisting on that, I think Directv is right to refuse. If this is the problem, they might be more amenable to adding Pac 12 once the new satellites have launched and they have a lot of additional bandwidth available.

    Of course it could be just price, Pac 12 is asking for a certain amount, and Directv thinks it is worth less than that based on price/viewership comparison with BTN, so they're saying no...
     
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  13. Aug 6, 2014 #933 of 1279
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    The PAC 12 has been reported (but never confirmed) to want .$80 per sub in its footprint (http://www.whatyoupayforsports.com/numbers/) and if I remember it was $.15 outside its territory. According to the website, the Big 10 gets $1 in territory and $.44 out of territory.

    The seven channel solution is simple if it were a mirror of how TWC settled the issue. HD for the National channel and SD for the regional channels.
    Since the channel went live, TWC now also provides the LA, Bay Area, and Northwest regional PAC 12 Net in HD as well on its system in Hawaii.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2014 #934 of 1279
    Laxguy

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    Interesting is that the Pac-12 N's contribution to the Pac-12 schools is less than a quarter of all sports revenues, as ESPN and Fox contribute far more each.
    And it's Pac-12, not PAC.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2014 #935 of 1279
    alhurricane

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    Will grandfathered plans be included? I currently have Choice Extra Classic.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    Then it is FOX not Fox.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Better tell the logo which clearly uses an upper case A. ;)

    If they can play fast and loose, so can we. And I'm not going to correct the ios autocorrect.

    And let's get back to the SEC channel. I did not mean to have this go left. Sorry.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2014 #938 of 1279
    boukengreen

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    I got a feeling this topic was bound to go left once the deal was finally announced
     
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    James Long

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    Hmmm ... I thought it was SEC not Pac or Fox. At least in this thread.

    (And checking the logo, it is SEC-ESPN.)
     
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