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UPDATE 1-Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by onan38, Mar 5, 2013.

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    tonyd79

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    There was a camera crew at the Bowie Baysox game tonight from Fox Sports 1. They were doing internal video interviews for the "voice of the customer" on what we want to see on the channel and on various media. I was selected to do an interview. Interesting.
     
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    Jcowan1972

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    Anyone else hear this or just clueless customer service.
     
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    tjguitar

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    Why are you bugging CSRs about this? Just wait and see what happens on Aug 17.
     
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    Latest tweet from "@DirectvService We do not have any new information regarding Fox Sports 1"
     
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    ESPN would be priced at 25 to 30 dollars a month a-la-carte. So, in effect, the non-sports Pay Tv subscriber is transferring 20 to 25 dollars a month to every ESPN fan.

    And with Fox Sports, it's going to get worse.

    Against the backdrop of stagnant/declining median wages.

    That's why Channel Master and Echostar recently announced a new OTA DVR.

    And also why Simple.tv, after a successful kickstarter campaign, was able to secure 5.7M in VC funding for its OTA DVR.
     
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    inkahauts

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    And don't get forget one other thing that I read and agreed with in the Los Angeles times recently. For the price of espn you probably probably get about 20 other channels. Sports channels are by far more expensive in packages than anything else in general. Peope don't pay much at all for the Viacom packages in compariosn to the espn packages.
     
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    ESPN would be priced at 25 to 30 dollars a month a-la-carte. So, in effect, the non-sports Pay Tv subscriber is transferring 20 to 25 dollars a month to every ESPN fan.

    And with Fox Sports, it's going to get worse.

    Against the backdrop of stagnant/declining median wages.

    That's why Channel Master and Echostar recently announced a new OTA DVR.

    And also why Simple.tv, after a successful kickstarter campaign, was able to secure 5.7M in VC funding for its OTA DVR.


    Just send me your $25.

    That's not how it works.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Just send me your $25.

    That's not how it works.


    Uh, that's not how what works?
     
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    Gloria posted like every non-sports fan is paying $25 for every sports fan. That's not how the math works.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Gloria posted like every non-sports fan is paying $25 for every sports fan. That's not how the math works.


    I readit as if espn went a la cart it'd be priced around there to makeup for the less amount of viewers and sub fees. I have never seen her suggest what you are saying she said. Hopefully she'll come and clarify for us.
     
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    tonyd79

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    She may not have meant it but that is exactly what she wrote in the post I quoted.
     
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    Yeah, that's how I read it, too.
     
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    James Long

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    It would be accurate to say that everyone paying for ESPN is saving those who like sports from paying $20-$25 more per month for the channel. The non-sports lovers are not giving $20-$25 each to each sports lover ... they are only giving ~$5 to the satellite carrier which keeps the price down for those who want the content - as well as providing the content for those with an occasional need for ESPN's programming.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Ha I read it wrong. Yeah I see what you all mean. That's not right at all and I'm hopping it was just worded bad cause that not true obviously.
     
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    The OTA DVR is sounding better every day.
     
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    James Long

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    Except for the content. This year 16 of the 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup points races are on broadcast TV (13 FOX, 3 ABC). Four of the 33 NASCAR Nationwide points races are on broadcast TV (ABC). When NBC/NBCSports takes over for ABC/ESPN there will be seven Sprint Cup points races on NBC broadcast TV but Fox is moving content from broadcast to FS1.

    I can have the nicest DVR in the world ... it isn't going to deliver content that it cannot receive.

    Broadcast TV has become a sampler of larger sports packages. If you want all of a sport you need the cable channels. Unless the programmers come up with streaming packages that undercut their cable channels (so one can pay $199 for a year of NASCAR streamed to their "OTA" DVR instead of the linear channels) there will be something missing for the cord cutters and shavers.

    At the moment a lot of streaming is based on linear subscription. Want HBOGo? Subscribe to HBO linear. Want PAC-12 Network? Subscribe to PAC-12 linear. Getting those services without a cable subscription would require programmers to enter a dangerous (for them) new world: a la carte.

    The OTA DVR sounds good ... streaming receivers sound good. But the content needs to be there.
     
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    I will have to give up content but we only use about 10 channels now and the cost is getting more than I am willing to pay. A lot if not most of what we record is network programming and the other channels like discovery and History now show almost all reality programming.
     
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    Ha I read it wrong. Yeah I see what you all mean. That's not right at all and I'm hopping it was just worded bad cause that not true obviously.


    I'm hoping it was just bad wording, too.
     
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    Guessing this channel won't be on DirecTV either, just like the P12N. What a joke for those of us that wanna watch the conference of champions.
     

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