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Re: done with the NFL
said by KrK:For commercial subscriptions, which start at a minimum of $1,000 per season and max out at something like $50,000 per season, I seriously doubt they're only making $100 per subscription. DirecTV and the NFL aren't stupid, so there is nothing to 'get'. I would assume they have run the numbers and the people at one of the, if not the biggest sports leagues in the world and one of the biggest TV providers in the country made the right decision.
What's better.... make $10 off 30,000,000 subs OR make $100 off 2,000,000 subs.
I wish they'd get this. (The NFL)
And I know the number comes from DirecTV but 2 million ST subscribers seems really low. Maybe 2 million residential subscribers, but I find it really hard to believe that includes commercial accounts, which include just about every national chain bar and grille in the country.
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said by apple4ever:The NFL is still the most consumer-friendly pro league in the USA. How many games on free ota tv does your local NBA/NHL/MLB team broadcast?
I don't want to get DirecTV. I'm happy with Comcast. The NBA, the MLB, and the NHL all have great fan friendly ways to view. Yeah they still have stupid TV blackouts (not radio, oddly enough), but they are still great. The NFL continues to promote fan unfriendly deals, with this and the Verizon exclusive deal.
Why am I punished because I want Comcast and ATT? Ugh.
Guess instead of paying them money, I'll stream for free. okay then.
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Re: Terrible NBA/MLB/NHL games are not all on cable channels. It depends on your market plus not everyone roots for their local market team. However, you can still get a package and in the case of MLB you can get it exclusively online. It's been that way for years. MLB also has a free game each night. NFL network is only on cable and not all cable companies.
Also, how does one explain why it's okay for VZW customers to get an NFL deal and no other carrier? Exclusivity are bad for consumers. Always is.
For me, the NFL is even more troubling. No directTV, No streaming internet, and the team I root for is not in my "local market".
My signature is on strike.
Rarely Used I'm not sure how often I would be able to use Sunday Ticket, even if it were available. Unless the team you follow is in a different market, most people would not get a lot out of this service.
Now that we have Thursday night games (sometimes 2), 3-4 games Sunday afternoon, a Sunday night game, Monday night games (sometimes 2), Red Zone fills the gap nicely for many fans.
As the season develops, any compelling matches are typically available for me to watch, and the flexed Sunday night games will show any critical games for that week.
I only recall a couple times this season where I wanted to watch a game that was not being shown locally. As it happened, on one occasion it was an afternoon game with only 2 other games playing at the same time, and Red Zone generally stayed with the game I was interested in watching for nearly the entire game.
Re: Rarely Used
said by biochemistry: I suppose that is the benefit of living in a region with multiple networks available.
3 games Sunday afternoon. Not 4. The NFL restricts a doubleheader to one network.
On the Baltimore CBS feed, the Pats and Dolphins were playing, while the DC CBS channel was showing the Jets and Panthers. Meanwhile, I watched DC Fox and caught my struggling Redskins in a loss to the Falcons and then followed it up with the Packers and Cowgirls on the same station. Most of the time the games are the same on these stations, but every now and then they have different games on.
I pick all of this up with a cheap indoor antenna, but I also use Comcast.