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Pac-12 Networks: No evidence of DirecTV deal “anytime soon” and other notes

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  1. RSSBot

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    Jon Wilner

    First, to the news, such as it is: Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday night at CenturyLink Field that there is “not any evidence” of a deal with DirecTV “happening anytime soon.” (The USC-Cal broadcast did not solve the impasse, it would appear.) Scott added that he “feels for the fans” and remains “optimistic” about [...]

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  2. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Lots of good stuff in this article.
    Wilner makes a great point about football being the only content DirectTv really cares about. If it doesn't happen soon will probably not happen till next season.
     
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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    DirecTV, you kill me. I wanted to switch, but only if I got P12. You have AMC, which Dish doesn't. But Dish now has P12, and I am happy. My wife loves AMC, so I will probably end up with Comcrap....
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    can you stream any of the AMC shows from their site?
     
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    If you can, I have not been able to figure it out. There is a place from where you can stream Breaking Bad, but I think it is a pirate site, so I don't want to do that.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    that is probably for the best, you don't want to be associated with Leach in any way.
     
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    2 possibly uninteresting tidbits today:
    1) met a buddy for lunch that I had not seen in about a year - without provocation or other information, he had done the same as many on here have done - called DirecTV and basically said, "you have to pay me to not move to Comcast" - interesting he did this without being a message board addict. He said the comment from the rep was "We have received many comments like yours, and we are actively trying to add the channel"
    2) By chance, I happened to receive a troll call (funny for me to say that as a sales guy - just hate the dinner time solicitations) from DirecTV today suggesting I add Showtime at a discounted rate. I told her no, but if she called me back with a Pac12 Network offer, I would sign up immediately. Her words were almost identical to the above - so similar, I believe they are now scripted.

    I don't know that I feel a ray of hope from these two data points, but it is interesting that the point has gotten big enough that DirecTV now has a formal talking point on it. /shrug
     
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    I got the same response from the DirectTV guy at Sams CLub this afternoon, except he claimed to be a CU alum as well
     
  9. btbuff

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    But he was working at the direct tv booth inside Sams? Maybe we should be concentrating on academics.
     

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