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Sources: NFL, DirecTV Negotiating Renewal, With Talks Still In Early Stages

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Athlon646464, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Jul 31, 2013 #21 of 100
    damondlt

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    Not having Directv Pay the total bill would lower its cost, while still giving the NFL their billions.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2013 #22 of 100
    dcowboy7

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    It isnt just scoring plays what do you think happens 1:00 does the screen just stay blank until 1:10 when a team scores ?

    & especially during the 4:30 - 8:00 block when there are usually only 3 or 4 games going on you see alot of plays all over the field not just in the redzone.

    People have a really odd view of what the redzone channel is.




    Nope there are the same # of games this year as last year.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2013 #23 of 100
    joshjr

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    The Red Zone channel is designed to show all the scoring plays and teams in the red zone. I prefer to watch a game not just the scoring plays. Red Zone just does nothing for me. NOTHING!
     
  4. Jul 31, 2013 #24 of 100
    dcowboy7

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    As i said they show way more than just scoring plays & teams in the redzone. WAY MORE!
     
  5. Jul 31, 2013 #25 of 100
    damondlt

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    Yes lots of commentary, constant scores, big play updates. If you are an inmarket fan , redzone is a good NFL ST alternative.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2013 #26 of 100
    chevyguy559

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    Yep and the BEST part about it is NO COMMERCIALS!

    As an in-market 49er fan, I watch the Niners every week on my local station and the rest of the time on Sundays my TV is watching 703 :)

    IMO I see the NFL coming up with their version of MLB.TV as far as an online only package, thus ending the exclusive part of the DirecTV contract, but I don't EVER see DirecTV not having NFL ST.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2013 #27 of 100
    sigma1914

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    I keep the Redzone on with Giants in the PiP and alternate. Definitely not just scoring and redzone stuff.

    Sunday Ticket isn't going anywhere, except maybe streaming for the same price.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2013 #28 of 100
    RACJ2

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    I know how you feel and for several seasons I barely ever watched Red Zone.

    Then 2 seasons ago I noticed that there was more too it. So after my teams game was over, I started watching it more. Although last year when they separated Red Zone into NFL ST Max, I just went with the basic NFL ST and really didn't miss Red Zone.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2013 #29 of 100
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    Then tell the local affiliates to shove it. It's the NFL's choice not the local channels. Hopefully DirecTV loses its exclusivity so that people will leave in droves without the Pac 12 Network and have the option to switch to a better sports provider.
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2013 #30 of 100
    JohnBoy

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    The NFL would have to give a reasonable rate to Directv since they watered down ST with Thursday Night games.

    Also,the Nfl is forcing D* hand by making ST more available to everyone via apps (PS3/4 and PC,Ipads,Iphones).

    Since I signed back up with D* I definetly want to see a new deal done,maybe another 10yr deal and keep the price for regular ST around $179-$199 and ST Max at around $249-$299.

    I had the PS3 app the past two season while I was with BHN/Uverse and although it is a good concept they really needed to work on their encoding methods.Many of the games were choppy and laggy.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2013 #31 of 100
    inkahauts

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    Then tell the local affiliates to shove it. It's the NFL's choice not the local channels. Hopefully DirecTV loses its exclusivity so that people will leave in droves without the Pac 12 Network and have the option to switch to a better sports provider.


    That's to funny. Why do you want people to leave in droves? Because they are starting to say no to the proliferation of channels that needs to be stopped?

    They won't ever lose many people because I the pac12 and I doubt I they no longer had st as an exclusive they'd lose many people because of that either.
     
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  12. Aug 1, 2013 #32 of 100
    joshjr

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    So let me get this straight, you think we should tell the networks to shove it and they would have to tell the NFL they wanted to lower their fee for airing the games and the NFL would tell them to shove it. Do you think games would be on local tv long that way? The games on Sunday Ticket are from the local markets just we have the ability to watch them. If there is no deal between the local broadcasters and the NFL, there is no Sunday Ticket. Might want to rethink your stance just a little.

    Your argument reminds me of the people who decided to hate Metallica for suing Napster over their content being given away for free. I never understood why everyone thought Metallica was being greedy. They just wanted paid for their work the same as they always where before Napster came along and decided to give their music away for free.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2013 #33 of 100
    joshjr

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    From what I read, Sunday Ticket is not going to be available on PS3 this year.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2013 #34 of 100
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    I guess that is not such a bad thing. From everything I've read it was painful in just about every respect. I always wondered if DirecTV purposefully halve assed it because they truly wanted nothing to do with it? Probably not but I wonder.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2013 #35 of 100
    JohnBoy

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    Link or I'am calling Here say.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2013 #36 of 100
    joshjr

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    Granted this is Wikipedia but their note was pointing to DirecTV's site. It appears that the post on DirecTV's site has been removed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Sunday_Ticket

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    From 2011-2012, DirecTV offered NFL Sunday Ticket on the PlayStation Network (PSN). The fee was $339.96 per year ($84.99 every month for four months) but was reduced to $199.99 mid-season.[9] The PSN offer was discontinued in 2013.[10]
     
  17. Aug 1, 2013 #37 of 100
    joed32

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    They show every good play in every game, every turnover, every sack, every good run, big hit, etc. With that many games going on there's never any dead time.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2013 #38 of 100
    joshjr

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    I am glad people like it but its not for me.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2013 #39 of 100
    carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Leave in "droves"? LOL. NFL Sunday ticket will stay on DirecTV, bank on it. And the PAC 12 network isn't that special. Time for you to realize both of those facts.
     
  20. Aug 1, 2013 #40 of 100
    bidger

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    That's OK. You're only on your sixth Season w/ ST. I subbed to ST from 1998 until roughly 2008 when I came to the same conclusion about ST that you have about RZC, and the reason I reached that assessment was that RZC offered me all I needed without all the other unwatched channels at a fraction of the cost of ST.

    I agree with DirecTV taking a hard line stance w/ the NFL, but it's hard to imagine them dropping what's been their trademark all these years.
     

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