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Old 03-06-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default Directv could scrap NFL Sunday Ticket

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...bin&hpt=hp_bn8

Then what will us out of towners do?

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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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...

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Contract doesn't expire until 2015.

A lot can happen between now and then.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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Should just go pay per view..10 bucks a game
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:49 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:56 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:46 AM   #10
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:02 AM   #11
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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?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:51 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:22 AM   #14
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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!
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Sweet my direcTV contract is up end of 2014 so I am all set for the NFL contract expiration.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:07 AM   #19
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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.
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Nice misleading thread title. Article says "if" prices get to high they might get rid of it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:51 AM   #21
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Smart takes guys. I look forward to getting the games on NFL.com!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #22
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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.
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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.
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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.....

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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.
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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.
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