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"People are finding this out and coming back to Linear TV."

What?


And, by the way, we know you don't like streaming.
We don't need to be reminded every 5 minutes.
 

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People are leaving streaming and coming back. It’s exactly what is happening.
You really have no idea about what is is happening in the streaming market, do you?

Netflix losing 1% of its subs doesn't mean they are running back to Cable/Sat.

The large of number of streamers - Netflix, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Paramount, AMC+, Hulu, the list goes on - have allowed subs to pick and choose a month or 2 of each service, with no penalty for canceling.
When they launched, they knew they could not charge for a 12 month subscription, and they are now realizing consumers have figured out how to watch them all 1 or 2 months at a time.

It's basically all streaming services for $150 or so each year.

Since all those streaming networks see what's happening, they now know they need to get into sports programming, because that is now the ONLY content that must be consumed live.

Before you tell us ad nauseum about your hatred of streaming and its imminent death knell, you might want to learn a thing or 2 about how the market has evolved.
 

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On July 19, someone wrote:

"I’ve seen the reports about streaming and I think they’re inflated. Noone wants it because it’s unreliable and the price will go up for streaming over time just as Cable & Satellite rates have."


Today, that same someone linked to an article, which begins:

As the content industry moves inexorably toward a streaming model, linear broadcast and cable channels are looking increasingly to live sports to gain competitive advantage. In the past, streamers have turned away from live sports programming as incompatible with their on-demand model. Sporting events are shown in real time with limited afterlife. As competition for subscribers heats up, however, streaming services are bidding for major sports packages.

Gee, why would these companies do this when "no one wants it" ? ? ?
 

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Rob37 said: "But even for a lot of residential customers it won’t work either. And that has to be addressed."

Does he not realize for 25 years it has not worked for ANYONE who didn't have DIrecTV?
That is exactly what IS being addressed.
 

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So, I want to make sure I understand what the streaming naysayers are naysaying.

A streaming company is going to agree to pay up to $3 billion per year for ST rights, and the NFL will agree to take the money....

... the streaming company will then charge subscribers hundreds of dollars to receive this service....

... and all this will happen....

.... without the streamer or the NFL knowing whether or not the service will work.

That's not the thought of a naysayer. That's the thought of a delusional naysayer.
 

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In Vegas with 1 mg down, and the video was flawless.
Extremely sharp picture and not a single glitch or buffer.

Curious to see their numbers tomorrow, as for the first time, Nielsen is rating the viewership.
 

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Aside from this, Sunday Ticket is probably done.
So, Sunday Ticket is coming up on 30 years of programming, all with DirecTV....

Millions of people have been clamoring for the NFL to increase the distribution of the product, as they either chose not to or could not get DirecTV....

Don't tell Rob37, but we are now a trillion times more advanced than 1994...

There are so many more distribution possibilities than just cable or satellite...

The NFL is now more popular than ever....

And you're telling us, after your thorough examination of the playing field, "Sunday Ticket is probably done"?

After the last 2 years of the NFL stating, unequivocally, it is seeking new partners for the package, you think they are going to wake up tomorrow and say, "Oh, never mind. This product has no value"...

Um, OK....
 

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I've had ST free the past few years and never watch a full game, leaving 703 on all day.

Since the NFL's Red Zone Channel ( Not DirecTV's 703 ) is offered to lots of cable / sat / streamers, I wonder if / how DirecTV will offer the channel next season.


Losing ST will obviously cost DirecTV customers.

Adding NFL's Red Zone will mitigate that somewhat, especially if it's added to Choice and above, like NFL Network.

Pure guess here: DirecTV will lose about 30 to 40% of their customers with ST, paid or free.
So, somewhere between 500,000 and 750,000.

By the way, 750,000 at say $125 per month is $1,125,000,000, a whole lot less that they would have doled out for a new agreement.

Plus, they'll get a good chunk of change when Google hires them to keep the bars, restaurants, and casinos for a few years until Google figures out how to do it themselves.
 

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James, I guess it would help if you read what I wrote.

Nowhere did I say the NFL would take 1.5 billion.

And nowhere did I say DIRECTV is making $125 in profit.
Revenue, James, revenue.

Losing that 1.1 bilionl revenue is bad, but manageable without the burden of ST.
 

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That Front Office Sports article is beyond stupid.

DirecTV's RZ channel is gone and never coming back. It's a part of the existing package which is gone and never coming back.

That's why DirecTV needs the NFL's Red Zone channel as a really small band aid for NFL fans who don't want to switch.
 
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