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The official Pac-12 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. kick4fun

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    See, you're lucky.. You can at least get to hear the radio broadcast. I disagree with Walden though.. As fun and goofy as he was, he shouldn't have questioned the top brass.. Just my thoughts..
    I had higher hopes for this season, but I have enjoyed the last couple of weeks watching the games on the TV. For me, the switch was important.. The downer, I gave up watching the Seahawks and this might be a very good year to have Sunday ticket.

    Oh, and GO COUGS!
     
  2. sdk009

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    On Thursday night's Oregon-ASU game the Conference Commissioner again stated that the deal D* is balking at is the exact same deal that the other carriers have agreed to. He said that DirecTV officials “have dug in their heels” and he sees no reason for optimism that the satellite provider will add the Pac-12 networks.

    And he said that it is frustrating that DirecTV is not accepting the same terms everyone else has.
    And as a long-time sub, my patience with D* is really wearing thin and indeed if D* is balking at the same deal as others, it may be time to seek out other carriers.
     
  3. bnwrx

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    But remember, you are hearing only 1 side of it,maybe it is correct, but it is still just 1 side....In my opinion, its when you hear nothing about negotiations that real progress gets done. Posturing with the press usually gets nowhere. IE: the NHL talks....
     
  4. sdk009

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    I've never read anything from D* to contradict this statement for the Commissioner. If indeed the deal was different, D* would be putting the world on notice about it, and what does the Commissioner have to gain from lying about the negotiations?
     
  5. bnwrx

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    Exactly my point. Keep it out of the press. By going on TV every week the commish is posturing, like it or not....
     
  6. mws192

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    And what if those terms are "same tier as BTN"? Directv is the only provider who carries BTN on the base package for everyone, which is something they will likely change when the current BTN deal is up. Other providers, already with BTN in higher priced tiers, are more willing to play ball in this scenario.

    Conceivably the Pac12 could be saying they won't do any sports tier unless BTN is too yet Directv isn't willing to accept that anymore.
     
  7. kick4fun

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    Pac12 isn't demanding that from Dish though.. It certainly is a thought, but is it possible that Pac12 Networks would only want the same that they have given DISH (packages larger than the base)?

    Just curious, when does the current BTN and Directv deal end?
     
  8. Michael H..

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    I've lost track of what the latest "configuration" is.
    Initially, a major point of disagreement between DirecTV and the PAC12 was the broadcast of all 7 network channels.
    Since I don't see any of the carriers broadcasting all 7 networks...
    with the exception of broadcasting the national feed and making the regional feeds available online, ala Comcast/Xfinity...
    what exactly are the "same terms" that the PAC12 is offering DirecTV?
    Are they no longer insisting that DirecTV broadcast all 7 channels?
    Do they all have to be HD, or can they be in SD, as some of the other carriers are providing?
    There was some speculation that DirecTV wanted to include the national feed, and to offer the six regionals on an ala-carte basis, and that the PAC12 would not agree... Was/is this still the case?

    I'm a UCLA alum in Maine.
    I would like to see DirecTV broadcast all 7 networks, but am not going to change providers if they don't.
    If they're not in HD, in particular the LA region broadcast, and if they're limited to online, I'm not going to watch.
    I already get both coast DNS, so with the LA DNS, I get the LA region major network broadcasts of any out-of-conference, or the conference games rights the PAC12 has sold... in addition to the ESPN games.
    So far, the PAC12 has made available the "marquee" conference matchups to national providers, which makes having the PAC12 networks a non-essential for me.
     
  9. mhking

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    My wife just asked me where today's USC-Colorado game is going to air. When I told her we wouldn't have it, she got pretty bloody upset, and asked the crucial question: Why are we paying so much money to DirecTV if they can't air what we're looking for on television?

    If for noting else, DirecTV, please get me out of the bloody doghouse! Let my wife be able to watch Southern Cal on television. Please?
     
  10. mhking

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    +1

    This is really getting out of hand. I don't care about DirecTV's greed. If they can't get their act together, if for nothing else than to keep the peace in my own house, I may be forced to shift gears and providers.

    Like I said once before, it's obvious that DirecTV is only the sports leader as long as they can collect dollars on the deal. They truly don't care about the viewers, and ought to own up to that fact.
     
  11. mhking

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    I love it. I drop a note to DirecTV and their best suggestion is to listen to the game on the radio.

    C'mon! If I am left to do that, then what the heck am I spending money on television for?!?
     
  12. kick4fun

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    That beats my situation of a Directv booth employee telling me he's had it for 2 years and when I show him differently, he crumbles up the paper and throws it at my 6 year old daughter.. What a joke!

    I hear ya...
     
  13. cjrleimer

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    I have a feeling when we get to basketball season, if we have a good matchup e.g. Arizona Cal I think we will see alot of poed people then.
     
  14. Hoosier205

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    Oh please...more of this rhetoric? It's one niche, specialty channel.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    More lies from the commissioner. He can't seem to keep his stories straight.
     
  16. Hoosier205

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    Potential distribution to more than 20 millions subs matters a lot more to the commissioner than it does to DirecTV. That's his motivation for continuing to change his story and lie. This is a non-issue for DirecTV. Coverage of this "issue" has been steadily declining. Also, churn from not having PAC-12 Network? Haha...likely to be extremely low.
     
  17. sdk009

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    So regardless of our thoughts and opinions, your bias towards D* and the lack of tolerance for any that opposes you diminishes the value of your writings.
     
  18. sum_random_dork

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    With Missy Franklin announcing yesterday she is headed to Cal next fall to swim I am sure more people will be tuning into swimming. There are not many "stars" in other sports but I would classify Missy as one. For my family and me this is something we would/will tune into watch on PAC 12 nets.
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    Dispute my statements, if you can, rather than taking to personal attacks.
     
  20. kick4fun

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    Well said..
     

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