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It doesn't makes cents

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.

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Re: It doesn't makes cents

Juniper if enough people dropped the Ticket they would drop the price. They have already paid the NFL for the season. If you didn’t like my “cents” you must not be happy with what your paying either. Or are you an employee of A T & T
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Nope, not an AT&T employee and I also agree we pay way too much, especially if we can't get the channels we love, causing us to miss the opening season of shows we've been watching for years and left us with cliff hangers for the end of the season. I'm really unhappy about it.
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I totally agree, and I think you speak for the majority. If someone is a football fanatic and wants to watch every team, then let him pay the extra. But for those of us who love our favorite team and just want to follow them, then give us a basic package that allows us to watch them - no bells and whistles, just the game. 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? Since we moved to a smaller city our options have been greatly limited, so is this fair to consumers like us who have no other options available to us simply because we choose to move away from the big cities?
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@CleElumHostages wrote:
 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

https://www.americantelevisionalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Retrans-1.pdf

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.

  • 230 blackouts in 2019 – Retrans Fees: $11.7B (estimated)
  • 165 blackouts in 2018 – Retrans Fees: $10.5B
  • 213 blackouts in 2017 – Retrans Fees: $9.3B
  • 104 blackouts in 2016 – Retrans Fees: $7.9 B
  • 193 blackouts in 2015 – Retrans Fees: $6.4B
  • 94 blackouts in 2014 – Retrans Fees: $4.8B
  • 119 blackouts in 2013 – Retrans Fees: $3.6B
  • 90 blackouts in 2012 – Retrans Fees: $2.4B
  • 42 blackouts in 2011 – Retrans Fees: $1.7B
  • 8 blackouts in 2010 – Retrans Fees: $1.2B

** Retrans fees in $billions based on data from SNL Kagan

https://www.americantelevisionalliance.org/retrans-fee-hikes-continue-to-defy-gravity-soar-to-record...

 

 


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Thanks! What I tried to do when I put my two cents in, was hopefully, to open some eyes in the A T & T management world. My parents used to rent to mainly college students and were faced every summer with vacancies. I suggested to them to lower their rent a little and require year around rent. It worked and they netted more by collecting rent all year around instead of nine months. A T & T could increase their volume of subscribers by (lowering the price) doing the same. I think two things drove up the price this year, not A T & T’s cost passed on to us. I think they are taking advantage of: One it’s the one hundred anniversary of the NFL, and, Two the federal government legalized sports booking, making it possible to bet on football in most states. A third reason might be less protests during the National Anthem which most stations cowardly cop out on showing it anyway. I hope a lot more positive input regarding a basic package does some good.
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You are missing the point it is the NFL that sets the price not DTV/AT&T.

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No the nfl charges direct tv a certain amount how they recoup the amount is up to direct tv.
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@bearbait wrote:
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

 

 


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@shannon02 wrote:

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.

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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.

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@deethesmurf 

 

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.

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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.

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@deethesmurf  lets try to keep the comments civil

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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!

 

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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!

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