09-09-2019 9:48 AM
Why would anybody pay nearly 300 dollars for the basic NFL TICKET? Think about it. Most areas get 4 games on Sunday, One on Monday and one on Thursday. That's six games out of sixteen possible. When the bye weeks start there are another sixteen games less to view. Which means about half of the games are free. For me that's to much money for such little extra viewing! A T& T needs to have a price drop and get more viewers.
09-12-2019 6:35 AM
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09-12-2019 11:03 AM
When we lived in a bigger city, we had cable tv and never once did we face this type of problem. I never had to miss a game and we got to watch the new season of our tv shows from the get go. Why do the satellite companies have these problems when the cable companies do not?
uummmmm yeah, cables has these issues all the time
here is a lst of them over the last 10 years
Since 2010, millions of Americans have seen dark screens instead of watching their favorite channels due to more than 1,000 broadcaster-initiated blackouts. With 230 blackouts, 2019 is the worst year for TV blackouts on record.
** Retrans fees in $billions based on data from SNL Kagan
09-12-2019 12:23 PM
09-13-2019 4:50 AM
No the nfl charges direct tv a certain amount how they recoup the amount is up to direct tv.
DirecTV decided to extend their current contract beyond 2014 by paying the NFL $1.5 billion per year for the next eight years.
thats alot of money to make up
09-13-2019 5:16 AM
You are missing the point it is the NFL that sets the price not DTV/AT&T.
@shannon02 I do not believe that is true. The NFL does not set the price, that is totally up to Directv what they want to charge. What Directv had to pay the NFL for exclusive rights is definitely a factor but as far as the NFL is concerned, Directv can charge whatever they want.
09-13-2019 5:40 AM
Directv is jacking folks with the Sunday ticket for 300 bucks. I just watched the sunday ticket on a firestick and the package only costs 99 bucks. Plus the local games on fox are getting blacked out on both fox and Directv. This sunday folks from Iowa who have the sunday ticket won't be able to watch the vikings at the packers game and I bet there won't be a billing adjustment for this.
09-13-2019 7:46 AM
The NFL Sunday Ticket has nothing to do with you watching the games that are your local FOX. The Sunday Ticket is for out-of-market games only. So regardless of channel pulling the feed from DirecTV, or in the rare cast DirecTV didn't have that exact local to begin with, you could never watch those games on the Sunday Ticket. You get the Sunday Ticket for all the games that your local wouldn't carry.
If the local is not available through your pay TV provider, then you use a antenna for the free over-the-air broadcast.
There is no automatic billing adjustment because you are getting what you are paying for. Package just has local access, not specific local guaranteed. Regardless if you have 12, 31, or just 1 local then the package cost is the same. If you had not a single local, then they have a no-local package version that is cheaper. If you call DirecTV you might get a credit as a courtesy, but there is no requirement that they must do so as channels can change at any time (a clause all TV provider must have in their Terms of Service as they don't own the channels).
As for Sunday Ticket pricing, DirecTV pays a lot to the NFL for an exclusive contract that lasts several years. So they must offer it at a cost that would recoup that expense with room for profit. Individuals who are trying to tell a major corporation like DirecTV/AT&T that they know budgeting and finances better should apply for a job then if they think they can do it better.
09-13-2019 8:11 AM
I don't pay the local channel 300 bucks a month to put up a antenna for some game that's blacked out on directv. I pay directv you clown and I've had the sunday ticket for 18 years so I know perfectly well how the blackouts go. My next door neighbor still pays for cable and gets FOX just fine. The other local channels on directv works comes thru so I'm not tyring to hear non of this Directv Mumbo Jumbo.
09-13-2019 11:37 AM
@deethesmurf lets try to keep the comments civil
09-13-2019 12:19 PM
calling whoever a clown is for from being uncivil so don't tell me to be civil when my money is involved. I see there was no response to my neighbor having cable being able to watch the same games on local fox that I'm complaining about not having.
The customer service went downhill, and It has not even been close.
I already have internet thru media com I might as well get cable where I know the locals are on and not even deal with you bums. Directv USED TO BE THE ONLY PLACE YOU COULD GET SUNDAY TICKET now that is no longer true. I'll be going to buy a firestick AS SOON AS I LEAVE THE OFFICE. Don't bother to reply back because my next call to direct will be to come get yall receivers out of my house yall don't need my money!
09-13-2019 12:28 PM
DirecTV at last glance has 21 million subscribers. If every single one of them subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket....That would equal 6.3 Billion JUST for NFL access.
So they only need a fraction of the 21 million subscribers in order to make up that 1.5 billion....Trust me, they have no problem doing it!