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DIRECTV isn't losing too much on Sunday Ticket and this year all of any losses are being covered by AT&T ... so there is no benefit in DIRECTV ending the exclusive early. The penalty for ending the contract early would be losing any subscribers who are holding on to DIRECTV purely for NFLST.
And ATT is going to turn down someone else taking next year to not have to cover those losses?
 

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At $2B/year, and if you assume Apple make $4/month per subscriber after paying for all the other content on Apple TV + and the tech costs, Apple would need 41.6M new subscribers. Or nearly triple the current number.

So, no, Apple is going to do exactly what DirecTV did. Predicate access to ST on first buying Apple TV (or perhaps a new phone or other item) and THEN charging a significant amount for the ST package. Perhaps not what DirecTV was, but certainly at least 3 figures/year and far less “retention specials”.

As to commercial, the idea that people are going to bars to watch ballgames on their phones is a non-starter. And irrelevant, since the phones would be on their own accounts. The idea that someone will just use a personal account to toss up the games will happen. There are over a million bars in the country, many local and unwelcoming to strangers, and only so many spies. The bigger chains and more public places will pay up, as watching sports communally is a thing, and always will be. Commercial will be at about what DirecTV charges now, or perhaps more, as DirecTV predicates ST on getting the bar’s regular TV from it, and there is nothing on Apple TV a bar needs, save a small Friday baseball package.
big difference apple MAKES not revenue MAKES around 130 billion a year Losing a billion a year on ST to bring in even some subscribers to the Apple Eco system is an absolute loss they will take.. When this happens say goodbye to 300 dollar a season ST
 

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To what end? The break even point for ST as just a part of Apple TV is darn near more people than exist. Why lose a billion dollars a year to get more subscribers for a service that, under that math, will NEVER make money.

“Hey boss, should be lose a billion dollars and have 45M subscribers, or have 20M subscribers and turn a profit”.

“A”

(Thing said by nobody for $100)
And as far as we know Directv has never made money on it also
 

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AppleCare for Enterprise is available in volume-based price tiers starting at 200, 1000, and 5000 covered.
Apple also has business stuff.
But public view TV is a different thing. Will apple be able to deal with franchised restaurants where each site needs to be it's own account with it's own blackouts / billing size?
I mean then only deal with 10’s of millions of iCloud and iTunes accounts. Several thousand business that want to have the service will
Be the least of there problems
 

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Yeah the more I think about it I really don't think the price is going to be much cheaper if any from the DirecTV price. I don't think you are going to get ST for $10 a month for 4 months which $4.99 of that would be for Apple TV+ which means ST would be $5.01 for 4 months. It will never happen.
Stop thinking. Things will be easier
 

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But say like some ISP they lag on node upgrades what happens when an neighborhood get's over loaded at peak times? Will ISP push for something like an Netflix Open Connect setup to make it easy to have an live multicast steam + an buffer for non live content?

Cable sues Disney over the local channels being tied to ESPN?

ESPN+ / disney get blocked for all subs of X ISP due to there cable system not haveing ESPN on basic?
Lmao NFL Sunday ticket isn’t going to overload a node
 

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Assuming their unnamed insiders are correct and there is some sort of collusion to set a minimum rate. :) The concept has been mentioned before and that makes me wonder if unnamed sources are hearsay from the Internet.

In any case, I doubt that more than an insignificant number of subscribers would not continue to subscribe to DIRECTV or some other MVPD to watch other content once Sunday Ticket leaves DIRECTV. And even if one assumes that a person exists who never watches anything else on DIRECTV except Sunday Ticket and they maintain a subscription that costs $900 per year and never watch any other content we are certainly speaking of a unique case. (And that person should pause their account during the non-NFL months and subscribe to the minimum DIRECTV service - which would add up to less than $900.) The bar that must be cleared is to pay DIRECTV instead of another MVPD.

And if there is a "must charge $300 per month" rule how does DIRECTV get away with giving away ST for free? It has been a new customer offer for many years and free Sunday Ticket has also been given to existing customers. It seems that the facts present conflict with the claim made.
I think the one article was clear the 300 dollar rule came from a stipulation from there new broadcast contracts
 

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now will it be on directv and cable like the other sports?
now will it be on directv for commercial only with some like Joe Hand Promotions
what about non commercial homes for people who can't get good internet?

Will people have to get an Canadian sat dish in the USA to get it?
What? It said none of that

It won’t be on Directv or any cable provider as of this moment unless Apple/Disney or Amazon contracts it with them

It’s going to be on either Apple TV+. Amazon Prime Video or part of ESPN+
 
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