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Assuming you are not an NFL Sunday Ticket subscriber already, would you subscribe to a 'One Team Sunday Ticket' where you could select your favorite team?

Let's say for about half the price of the standard sunday ticket ($150.00)

If you are a subscriber, would you keep the current ticket or select the new "Favorite Team Ticket"?
 

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I think the price of $100 (with Red Zone Channel) for one teams games, in HD, would be the sweet spot. $150 seems steep.

A lot of subs would stay with the full package, but an awful lot of new subs would grab 'their' teams games. I bet a good percentage of those would be enticed to get the full ST in future years.

The biggest gain to D* would be all the new subs they get for regular service at the lower 'team' rates. The full ST is a large barrier for new subs, even with their popular 'premiere' package for 4 months. Once they hook them in, they are going to keep renewing.
 

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Oh heck yea! That's exactly what I want! I would kill for an ala-carte Sunday Ticket package instead of having to pay full price just so I can watch my team. Most of the good games are already national so I can catch most of them on broadcast, but I miss many of the Cowboys games because I'm in Packer country and their games or other NFC North team's games are on.

That being said, I have been able to watch a number of good games that were on this year opposite the Packer games thanks to NFLST. They were games I wouldn't have been able to watch otherwise due to Packer games.
 

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Only if they could guarantee HD feeds for every game. Since all of my team's games are carried by CBS I know this will never happen, at least not anytime soon. If I lived in an area that was out of my home team's market then I would consider subscribing, even if the games were not all in HD, which they currently are not. I don't think I'd pay more than about $19.95 per month during the season. I'd rather see DTV offer games a la carte as PPV events, but not at the ridiculous PPV prices they currently charge for such things. I still don't understand how thay can find enough idiots to support PPV wresting at the prices they charge.:rolleyes:
 

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I guess if you did sign up for the plan then you would get access to more games then what's on your RSN for free. However it seems most games are on either CBS,FOX,ESPN or NESN for the Patriots.
 

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Would depend on ability to subscribe to (2) teams. I'm and Eagles fan but married a Patriots fan. We often spend 3-4 hours in different rooms on Sundays watching our teams play. If the FavTeam ST would allow multiple teams, and be significantly cheaper than full package, I'd switch.
 

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yesi would, actually when i first got directv in 1994 they had NBA team pass where i paid $99.00 a year to get the boston celtics games(I LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) or i could had paid $149.00 to get NBA league league pass. but ayear or two after that directv dropped TEAM PASS and only offered NBA LEAGUE PASS. iv'e talked to several csr's in the past but they say they doubt they'll ever offer team pass again althoug a couple csr's tought it was a good idea.
 

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I would subscribe in a heartbeat. The cost of full blown NFL ST is kinda prohibitive, so the pricing would have to be reasonable.

My major problem with paying the full amount for NFL ST is that most of my Broncos games are nationally televised, and since the only reason I want ST is for the Broncos, I have a hard time justifying the cost for 4 games a year.

So far this year, the only games I have not gotten were week 1 versus St. Louis (which I actually got because I ordered NFL ST, and it worked for 2 weeks then it turned off for some strange reason and I was never charged) and week 7 versus Cleveland. Out of the remaining games, only 3 have a chance to be unavailable on OTA stations. I just can't see spending $250 for 5 games (ok, my WIFE can't...).
 

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In a heartbeat. at least for now. I live in the Boston area, and while my girlfriend is a Pats fan, I'm a Browns fan myself, so an a la carte Browns package would be perfect (coupled with the local feeds for her). Now if we moved somewhere Browns/ Pats neutral, I'd likely spring for the full-fledged package.

I'd like to see a multisport a la carte package. I'd pay good money to get all the Cleveland sports games (Browns, Cavs, and Indians) without having to get *all* the sports games...
 

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What they should be offering is a la carte programming for NFLST and also for all other channels. In other words pay per channel.
 

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I'm pretty much in the same boat as iceman2a. However, I would be in favor of a la carte ST if it meant a drop in price for the full package subscribers! Sorry guys, but I'm not interested in subsidizing a la carte for others.
 

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iceman2a said:
I am an ST subscriber and I voted no! I do not sub because my favorite team is out of mkt, I sub to watch the game I want and not the game the Network wants to show me!
Exactly! I'd say half of the time the network game ends up being a yawn fest. I love the fact that I can find a game with a lot of action and excitement.:biggthump
 

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Only if they could guarantee HD feeds for every game. Since all of my team's games are carried by CBS I know this will never happen, at least not anytime soon. If I lived in an area that was out of my home team's market then I would consider subscribing, even if the games were not all in HD, which they currently are not. I don't think I'd pay more than about $19.95 per month during the season. I'd rather see DTV offer games a la carte as PPV events, but not at the ridiculous PPV prices they currently charge for such things. I still don't understand how thay can find enough idiots to support PPV wresting at the prices they charge.:rolleyes:
Most people I know who have NFL ST or order PPV events (boxing, wrestling) get them to invite others over to watch. You can share the cost of these events between 5 or 6 people, and it's not too bad.
 

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Skarzon said:
I would subscribe in a heartbeat. The cost of full blown NFL ST is kinda prohibitive, so the pricing would have to be reasonable.

My major problem with paying the full amount for NFL ST is that most of my Broncos games are nationally televised, and since the only reason I want ST is for the Broncos, I have a hard time justifying the cost for 4 games a year.

So far this year, the only games I have not gotten were week 1 versus St. Louis (which I actually got because I ordered NFL ST, and it worked for 2 weeks then it turned off for some strange reason and I was never charged) and week 7 versus Cleveland. Out of the remaining games, only 3 have a chance to be unavailable on OTA stations. I just can't see spending $250 for 5 games (ok, my WIFE can't...).
Try getting the Texans (and Titans) games every week, I got ST for the Broncos, Chiefs and Bears games......my wife is the one who told me to go ahead and get it and she also wondered why we didn't have it the past few years...but then she used to be a football official. This also goes with my NHL Center Ice (Avalance) and MLB Extra Innings (Red Sox and Rangers) subscriptions.
 

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A few comments on the replys so far:

1) I based the figure of $150 on each team playing 16 games, that would be less that $10 a game. I would gladly pay that each week to watch the Stilluhrs.

2) I would hardly call paying $300 for the full ticket versus paying $150 for a single team 'subsidizing'...

3) The NFL and DTV both have already stated that there WILL NEVER BE NFL games on a PPV basis, so that is not an option on this poll or in real life.

4) Please don't consider requirements such as HD, lower price, etc when voting. Feel free to add them here, but vote solely on the options presented. I am trying to benchmark whether or not they would be able to offset the loss of revenue from full ticket subscribers with the additional Favorite team subscribers.

As of this moment (79 votes), they would lose 20 Full Subs and only gain 17 Fav subs, a loss of 1.5 subs.

I feel my dream fading away...
 
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