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  • DIRECTV , does it die after losing NFL ticket ?

    I got tired of their BS so I dropped them about 4 years ago and flipped over to the streaming world. Nearly everyone I talk to about it with, says they have it because they need NFL Ticket.

    I personally think this will be the end for them . They have held it over everyone head for so long . Complete dicks. I look forward to the meltdown.

    I can't wait to get live games back this year.

    Your thoughts ?

  • #2
    I'd suspect they keep the commercial contract. That's still being negotiated I think. And there are so many bars already invested in DirecTV hardware for this.

    Streaming solutions (with many simultaneous screens) get trickier in that kind of environment.

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    • #3
      It should die. I'm still amazed when anyone under the age of 50 has satellite television.

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      • #4
        I’m leaving

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        • #5
          Youtube/Alphabet paid a substantial price for the rights. My concern is what are the consumers going to pay?

          What was DTV charging? $150 a season? That was under a cheaper contract. Expect that price to double and expect YouTubetv to look at single team plans for 125-150.

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          • #6
            DirectTV has lost tens of millions of customers the past few years. I'm guessing this will cause even more to drop. I've heard their streaming service is costly and sucks anyways. Doo doo!

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            • #7
              I grew up just out of city limits with no cable option. We had NBC and CBS with the rabbit ears until I was in middle school. Then Direct TV happened and it was glorious. I will always appreciate the very large amount of soft core TnA that was on offer in my early teens.

              Having said that they area relic. Probably not going to be around for long.

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              • #8
                They were doing just fine before The Ticket, and they had/have Dish as competition. Directv will have to change things to compete better with the cable companies and streaming services. They either do that or they die. But that’s their choice.

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                • #9
                  I hope not. I need them for my Nuggets/Avs.

                  Does steaming really lend itself to the Sunday Ticket? I would think flipping from game to game would be a hassle with having to pick up a stream? Could just be me because I live in the mountains and have fast but not blazing internet.

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                  • #10
                    DirectTV is gonna have less customers than Russell Wilson has bathrooms in his house...

                    ya dig?
                    Last edited by B-Large; 01-09-2023, 01:43 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gutless Drunk View Post
                      I hope not. I need them for my Nuggets/Avs.

                      Does steaming really lend itself to the Sunday Ticket? I would think flipping from game to game would be a hassle with having to pick up a stream? Could just be me because I live in the mountains and have fast but not blazing internet.
                      Sounds like Heaven

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                      • #12
                        Btw, are the cable companies all that much better? Serious question. It always bothered me that too many areas, incl my own, have 1 cable company in town.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by R8R H8R View Post
                          They were doing just fine before The Ticket, and they had/have Dish as competition. Directv will have to change things to compete better with the cable companies and streaming services. They either do that or they die. But that’s their choice.
                          Yes they had other satellite service but they never had to deal with Roku and the like. Where you can pay for what you want instead of what they are willing to give you. They were sucks dicks about it as well. Here's our prices , we are the only one that has it. Deal with it.

                          I will be happy to see them fold.

                          This will be just like land phone lines once Cell phones came out.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gutless Drunk View Post
                            I hope not. I need them for my Nuggets/Avs.

                            Does steaming really lend itself to the Sunday Ticket? I would think flipping from game to game would be a hassle with having to pick up a stream? Could just be me because I live in the mountains and have fast but not blazing internet.
                            Not for me. For example, The FF and reverse functions were real awkward on the Prime TNF; I could never tell where I was to know when to stop. Maybe they fix the bugs b4 it’s implemented next season, idk.

                            But the big thing for me is I think it’s just unhealthy not to have competition with any product, and The NFL Ticket is one of them.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by R8R H8R View Post

                              Not for me. For example, The FF and reverse functions were real awkward on the Prime TNF; I could never tell where I was to know when to stop. Maybe they fix the bugs b4 it’s implemented next season, idk. But the big thing for me is I think it’s just unhealthy not to have competition with any product, and The NFL Ticket is one of them.
                              The Amazon Prime TNF audio was way ahead of the video for me. I figured they would fix it over time but nope.

                              I don't think streaming is a great option for channel flippers.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by quoydogs View Post

                                Yes they had other satellite service but they never had to deal with Roku and the like. Where you can pay for what you want instead of what they are willing to give you. They were sucks dicks about it as well. Here's our prices , we are the only one that has it. Deal with it.

                                I will be happy to see them fold.

                                This will be just like land phone lines once Cell phones came out.
                                I've been with DirecTV for over twenty years and have received Sunday Ticket for free for a long time now. I don't really care or use it since most of the out-of-market games suck anyway (there's a lot of bad football out there, anyone excited for this awful Wildcard weekend?!).

                                Like Gutless, I need to have Altitude to watch the Nuggets and Avs.​

                                I call DirecTV every year to renegotiate my price and they always do it. I'm not a huge fan of the idea of having to piece together a bunch of streaming subscriptions to create a bundle that, you guessed it, satellite and/or cable already did for me.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by R8R H8R View Post
                                  They were doing just fine before The Ticket, and they had/have Dish as competition. Directv will have to change things to compete better with the cable companies and streaming services. They either do that or they die. But that’s their choice.
                                  DTV has their own streaming service, in fact they didn’t even want their equipment back when I dropped them. The last time I negotiated with DTV, they weren’t budging or any incentives thrown in. At that time, ATT stock was in the toilet and they were in major debt.

                                  I think in this business/economic climate, it’s all about mergers and acquisitions. I would not be surprised to see Alphabet company purchase DTV from ATT, that way they can handle the distribution to bars and gatherings. ATT has been pivoting from these dumb acquisitions they’ve made in the past and offloading that debt to focus on 5g/communication services.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Ed Reed View Post

                                    I've been with DirecTV for over twenty years and have received Sunday Ticket for free for a long time now. I don't really care or use it since most of the out-of-market games suck anyway (there's a lot of bad football out there, anyone excited for this awful Wildcard weekend?!).

                                    Like Gutless, I need to have Altitude to watch the Nuggets and Avs.​

                                    I call DirecTV every year to renegotiate my price and they always do it. I'm not a huge fan of the idea of having to piece together a bunch of streaming subscriptions to create a bundle that, you guessed it, satellite and/or cable already did for me.
                                    FuboTV has Altitude under their cheapest plan which is like 75 bucks.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Gordon Gekko View Post
                                      ...it’s all about mergers and acquisitions.


                                      You know it!

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