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Sharing article on sports costs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I don't have a membership there.
  3. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I don't have a subscription either. And I hate sports.

    Perhaps DirecTV will find a new way of hiding there outrageous "regional sports fee" like they did the DVR and HD fee ("advanced receiver fee").

    "Deluxe program channel surcharge"??? :mad:
  4. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006

    I love Milwaukee...miss going to the State House, Goolsbys, Buck Bradley's, etc. Good times.

    The Regional Sports Fee was just put into circulation by FIOS and will becoming to others as well. Outrageous, well I would say necessary. Things like $7 billion for the Dodgers for local rights is going to drive fees like that. I'd also note that the Advanced receiver fee for DIRECTV is applied to the whole house, rather than per box. So if you have someone like Time Warner or Charter, etc, you pay a dvr fee per dvr. Just my two cents.

    Now I'm going to go to sleep thinking about Leon's and Kopp's frozen custard. Grrrrr. :)
  5. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    It's so much fun being charged extra for something you didn't want in the first place. ;)
  6. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
  7. lokar

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    Oct 7, 2006
    Does FIOS let you opt to not receive the RSN(s) and not pay the fee?
  8. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    This is the latest language in the FIOS offer.

    "Offer for new FiOS TV and Internet residential customers subscribing to a FiOS Triple Play bundle online. Promotional rate applied via $25 bill credit for 24 months; beginning month 25 standard rates apply. Price guarantee applies to base monthly rate only; excludes optional services. Rate may increase after 24 months. 2-year agreement req’d. Beginning month 2, up to $230 early termination fee (w/ $10/mo. prorated reduction) applies. $2.42 Regional Sports Network Fee, & other fees, taxes, equipment charges & terms apply. Activation fee waived via bill credit. Subject to credit approval & may require a deposit. FiOS and FiOS Digital Voice available in select areas. Actual speeds may vary. Battery backup for standard fiber-based voice service, FiOS Digital Voice, & E911 (but not other voice services) for up to 8 hours. "
  9. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    I think that gets into copyright issues. I'm trying to see if another source picked it up.
  10. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    With these extra fees, does this mean we'll finally get CSN-Houston, CSN-NW and CSN-Philly?
  11. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    You still have to deal with Comcast, which is problematic.
  12. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    also need TCN-Philly to go with CSN-Philly.

    What about pac12 Regional college Sports Network fee?
  13. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I wouldn't expect directv to just start piling up the rsn fees. They will add more but they can't let it run away. That would not be a good selling point. Remember, these fees are not optional. They are transparent but still locked in.

    If they could get comcast or the PAC 12 to go optional (and more per customer then), they'd probably do it in a heartbeat. But all want to be basic. Adding multiple fees won't save them.
  14. cforrest

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    Jan 20, 2007
  15. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
  16. fireponcoal

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    Sep 26, 2009
    At least Verizon gives Philadelphians an RSN to pay two bucks for. Thanks for the note..
  17. bjlc

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    Aug 20, 2004
    are you from the SOUTH SIDE of Milwaukee.. since you mention LEON'S?
  18. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    No, but let's just say I spent many good years in Cream City.
  19. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    The comment I find interesting is...
    No wonder they are fighting so hard on the recent contracts (PAC12 comes to mind).

  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I've always seen programming as having channels like puzzle pieces in a box that make up the total cost of programming - at least until ala carte surfaces some day in the future - or else as a separate package, much like the Extra Pack is today.

    With sports programming being among the most expensive, having it segregated for pricing would seem to make some sense, especially for those who don't prefer to subscribe to it.

    How this all unfolds should be interesting.

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