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i4jelway7
03-06-2013, 09:30 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1556687-directv-could-possibly-pull-nfl-sunday-ticket-package-from-its-service?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cnn-br-bin&hpt=hp_bn8

Then what will us out of towners do?

Archer81
03-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Maybe having a bill that would be over $100 anyways then adding a $400 sports package for 6 months was not economically feasible for the client base...

:Broncos:

maven
03-06-2013, 10:14 PM
Contract doesn't expire until 2015.

A lot can happen between now and then.

R8R H8R
03-06-2013, 10:37 PM
Sounds like to me that all Directv is doing is starting the negotiations a little early. They think they are going to get hosed by the NFL when the contract is up in 2015, and rightfully so, so they are just starting the game now to send a message.

DenverBroncosJM
03-06-2013, 11:42 PM
Should just go pay per view..10 bucks a game

Broncos4Life
03-06-2013, 11:43 PM
Great. Hopefully the cable companies can eat that **** up. That is how they get 1/2 of their customers anyway. Heck I almost got Direct because I am in a Chicago sports area. I won't touch satellite though. That 2 yr contract **** is bogus when I can get no commitment offers and sell them at the same time.

Broncos4Life
03-06-2013, 11:47 PM
Should just go pay per view..10 bucks a game

Won't happen. Comcast was rumored to be interested in bidding for the next contract. The NFL is all about money. They sell to cable companies and they will make a lot more of it.

Drek
03-06-2013, 11:49 PM
NFL Sunday Ticket won't get shut down. What will likely happen is the NFL pricing exclusivity too high for DirecTV to keep it. Then the NFL will give them a non-exclusive license, use that same model to shop it out to all their competition (Dish, various cable companies) and then the NFL will likely set up their own online/media box streaming system like MLB.TV, cutting out the middle man on the future of distribution.

This makes the most money for the NFL and DirecTV has already all but killed Dish. Sunday Ticket isn't going to help them beat cable particularly effectively, a lot of other ramifications go into those local market battles. It isn't worth the premium pricing.

Taco John
03-07-2013, 12:56 AM
NFL Ticket is something that will be around forever. The question is whether it will be exclusive to one vendor, available through multiple providers, or delivered direct through NFL.com.

Speaking only for myself, I would personally prefer to get it through NFL.com. I cancelled Directv, and despite the complaints of my family, I don't really want it back. My kids spend more time watching Netflix than anything on Directv, plus we have a media manager that they watch for all the stuff we have on hard drive. (I spent a couple months ripping every DVD in our house and organizing it on a 2TB drive).

In any case, I could do without it being on Directv. But, I will admit that wherever it goes, I will go. God doesn't roll dice with the universe, and I don't roll dice on whether I get to watch the Broncos on any given week.

Bacchus
03-07-2013, 02:46 AM
Should just go pay per view..10 bucks a game

$5.99

winstoncup bronco
03-07-2013, 06:02 AM
I was always curious why the NFL, the kings of getting every dollar they can, would automatically re-up with DTV exclusively instead of selling the Ticket to the cable companies as well. By design, they are the only sport that doesn't have a cable TV package. Why wouldn't they want to expand to a more national audience, and increase revenues like they've never seen before?

srphoenix
03-07-2013, 06:28 AM
Taco is right on this, in the article they mention about making it a non exclusive deal. This would be the best case scenario as it would force all of the providers to get involved and get involved at a cheaper price, meanwhile the NFL gets more profit by selling the rights individually to every provider including xbox, ps3, apple tv, roku, dish, local cable, etc...

If they got the price down to $100 bucks for the year or something like that I could definitely see getting the games. As it stands at $300 or higher and the Broncos with a Manning that gets tons of spotlight games I'd much rather grab some delicious wings at the local bar and see if there is another couple Bronco fans there to watch with.

Dedhed
03-07-2013, 06:51 AM
I think they should have Team Specific Sunday ticket. For $99 you can get every out of market game for the team of your choice.

Meck77
03-07-2013, 07:22 AM
I cancelled Directv, and despite the complaints of my family, I don't really want it back.

Good for you. If only a couple hundred million more parents did the same!

LRtagger
03-07-2013, 07:33 AM
Sweet my direcTV contract is up end of 2014 so I am all set for the NFL contract expiration.

ScottXray
03-07-2013, 07:37 AM
I think they should have Team Specific Sunday ticket. For $99 you can get every out of market game for the team of your choice.

I would love that!. But the NFL would probably make it higher than $99, as they will probably set the price at half the regular price. As far as per game they will have a harder time setting that up logistically, and they are greedy bastages and don't want to limit it to one team fans. They probably realise that most people never watch more than one game anyway ( their own) and will want ALL the revenue they can get. And when a team goes on a streak and ends up getting a lot of national coverage ( read regular national broadcasts) they will lose revenue. So a single team package will probably be available for about $200 , but only until the 3rd or 4th week , then it will go to about $25-30 a single game.

Frankly, as long as they don't make it exclusive to Direct, but instead sell it through all providers I will be happy, but not if they raise the price. I have comcast right now and with the Red zone I at least get updates, and can try a web feed or listen to KOA ( which strangely is about 5 seconds AHEAD of any TV feed .)

Direct would sell it to a lot more people if they didn't try to screw the customers by raising the price so much after the promotional 1st year prices. If they would just say X is the price and keep it there they would probably not lose so many. But once that promo price expires they try to stick it to people, and so they cancel or switch providers..

Drunk Monkey
03-07-2013, 07:53 AM
Great news if it actually happens. I refuse to get DTV (bad experiences in the past). The lure of unquestioned access to every Bronco game is strong but **** them. If I didn't have to put up with crappy quality firstrow streams life would be just a little better. I would gladly pay $10 per game if I had that option.

At this point I think it is just posturing by DTV. I also agree with Drek, the current business model is on it's last leg. I see a non exclusive deal in the works.

Drunk Monkey
03-07-2013, 07:54 AM
Great news if it actually happens. I refuse to get DTV (bad experiences in the past). The lure of unquestioned access to every Bronco game is strong but **** them. If I didn't have to put up with crappy quality firstrow streams life would be just a little better. I would gladly pay $10 per game if I had that option.

At this point I think it is just posturing by DTV. I also agree with Drek, the current business model is on it's last leg. I see a non exclusive deal in the works.

Also thank god for Manning, I got to see over 3/4 of our games on TV last year. It's great to be the popular team.

baja
03-07-2013, 08:07 AM
NFL Ticket is something that will be around forever. The question is whether it will be exclusive to one vendor, available through multiple providers, or delivered direct through NFL.com.

Speaking only for myself, I would personally prefer to get it through NFL.com. I cancelled Directv, and despite the complaints of my family, I don't really want it back. My kids spend more time watching Netflix than anything on Directv, plus we have a media manager that they watch for all the stuff we have on hard drive. (I spent a couple months ripping every DVD in our house and organizing it on a 2TB drive).

In any case, I could do without it being on Directv. But, I will admit that wherever it goes, I will go. God doesn't roll dice with the universe, and I don't roll dice on whether I get to watch the Broncos on any given week.

Hopefully you blocked GhostBusters

Mountain Bronco
03-07-2013, 08:32 AM
Nice misleading thread title. Article says "if" prices get to high they might get rid of it.

Chris
03-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Smart takes guys. I look forward to getting the games on NFL.com!

LetsGoBroncos
03-07-2013, 09:12 AM
Smart takes guys. I look forward to getting the games on NFL.com!

I don't like watching games online near as much as on tv. Am I missing something? I feel like they have the laggy internet feel to them as opposed to the smoothness of tv.

Smilin Assassin
03-07-2013, 09:47 AM
NFL Ticket is something that will be around forever. The question is whether it will be exclusive to one vendor, available through multiple providers, or delivered direct through NFL.com.

Speaking only for myself, I would personally prefer to get it through NFL.com. I cancelled Directv, and despite the complaints of my family, I don't really want it back. My kids spend more time watching Netflix than anything on Directv, plus we have a media manager that they watch for all the stuff we have on hard drive. (I spent a couple months ripping every DVD in our house and organizing it on a 2TB drive).

In any case, I could do without it being on Directv. But, I will admit that wherever it goes, I will go. God doesn't roll dice with the universe, and I don't roll dice on whether I get to watch the Broncos on any given week.

This^

It'll be around, after a very expensive bidding war, of course.

And I too couldn't go w/out watching the Broncos (from PA). I can't go back to waiting for the "10 minute Ticker" to go across the bottom of the screen of a Jets/Browns game to know what the Broncos' score is.....

Ah yes, not-so-good times.......

maven
03-07-2013, 09:53 AM
This makes the most money for the NFL and DirecTV has already all but killed Dish.

Dish is doing just fine without Directv.

I could see the NFL splitting up the tv/streaming content after 2015 contract expires. And maybe like mlb tv the nfl will do it on it's own.

broncocalijohn
03-07-2013, 09:56 AM
I think they should have Team Specific Sunday ticket. For $99 you can get every out of market game for the team of your choice.

I would say they can add local newscast of locker room interviews for the team package. I loved having my big satellite with the Denver channels and be able to see the 3 Networks get the latest interviews directly from the players. You never saw that as an out of towner. $8 a month and used my cousins address in Colorado to not be blacked out.

BroncoBeavis
03-07-2013, 10:09 AM
I don't like watching games online near as much as on tv. Am I missing something? I feel like they have the laggy internet feel to them as opposed to the smoothness of tv.

That probably has more to do with whoever's hosting your stream.

Unless you only have like 3mpbs internet service or something.

LetsGoBroncos
03-07-2013, 12:26 PM
That probably has more to do with whoever's hosting your stream.

Unless you only have like 3mpbs internet service or something.

I've never watched a game online anywhere and seen it not look "internetish." Never as smooth as TV

Jetmeck
03-07-2013, 12:28 PM
Should just go pay per view..10 bucks a game

+10,0000.................

jmz313
03-08-2013, 03:43 AM
No chance DTV lets the sunday ticket exclusive rights contract walk. Its a big part of why they have the subscriber base thy do. Their over internet TV better be amazing and very cheap if they lose Sunday ticket, otherwise they can't compete with bundling. I dont think there are enough non cable reaching towns to keep that company operating at its current state. I love DTV's service but id save 40 a month switching to fios for tv. No sunday ticket on DTV, i switch.

tesnyde
03-08-2013, 04:53 AM
This was the first year in 12 that I did need to get since I moved back to Colorado. Out of those dozen years, I think I paid for about 6 times, and full price maybe 3. As discussed on here many times, just call and tell them you were going to disconnect because you could no longer afford NFLST, and it was the only reason you had DTV, they would give it to you free plus HBO or Showtime. In, addition they have been packaging it free for new subscribers. I venture to say that DTV has used NFLST to grow and keep their customer base, and cared less about the profits. Sounds like they maybe moving the business model, in addition to starting negotiations early. Furthermore, DTV probably has scene how Dish has played hard ball lately (AMC battle) and got concessions, and now they are filling emboldened.

i4jelway7
03-08-2013, 05:34 AM
Nice misleading thread title. Article says "if" prices get to high they might get rid of it.

fixed... happy now?