I just read the open letter to the Pac12 Fan's "writing to inform our
fans that we do not have a distribution agreement with DirecTV"... at least
not for tonight and maybe not for the entire season. I'm tired
of being held hostage to the Cable contract negotiations, "Call your cable
provider", "Switch to Dish", "Switch to Comcast" ! It's not my responsibility to negotiate on behalf of the University of
Utah or the PAC 12. Having switched providers twice during the Mountain fiasco,
only to receive a high school production, this time we have "cut the
cable". No more cable or satellite until I have the power to choose what
media I watch and when I watch it. In the meantime, the money saved
will easily pay for a scalped ticket or two or give me the time to do something
better with my evening hours.
@jpjazzI respectfully disagree. While I'm disappointed that a
satellite deal is not in place, it's very typical behavior of Dish and
DirecTV to play this cat and mouse game.Bottom line is this - though
disappointing, I give props to Larry Scott and the gang for holding out to get
the right deal in place. The last thing you want to do is play into the
satellite providers hands by being too desperate ... desperation results in the
end user having to pay too much. So just as the Pac 12 has advised, if
you're on satellite, now is the time to call and cancel your service. Make
sure you get them to the point where they are offering you the world to stay,
but then say SORRY, STILL LEAVING ... GET ME THE PAC 12 NETWORK.Once
satellite providers have the network, switch back ... it's not hard to
switch and you'll still be offered the world when you return.I see
nothing wrong with assisting the conference I'm a fan of to get the right
deal in place. Be patient folks ... it will happen (probably by the time USC
plays Cal for obvious reasons).
I agree and disagree. Directv should get on the bandwagon. But, is Mr Scott
and the PAC12 demanding too much money? I would like to know the financial
terms between Directv and the Big10 network. This new agreement should be about
motorbike Good points, I have had both Dish and DTV, with a DVR,
they require a 2 year agreement. So switching is not an easy or painless
process. All I know is that I am now a free agent and it feels great!
Agree and agree.It's true that we don't know the numbers
being discussed, so it's a valid point that if it's the Pac 12 being
too greedy then yeah, we the user should be upset.I also forgot that
satellite companies have contracts ... forgive me, it's been a while since
I had DirecTV.
Open letter to the PAC 12.I'll be happy to switch to Comcast
just as soon as I receive your check to reimburse me the cost of cancelling my
newly signed two-year agreement with DirectTV.
(Supposed) Ufan - why would you sign a two year agreement with a provider that
can't provide you with the content you desire? That sounds as effective
as trying to adjust the rabbit ears on your TV hoping to tune in ESPN over the
PAC 12 in full panic mode!The situation is worse than even what I
imagined...From Jon Wilner - San Jose Mercury News - 'Pac-12
Networks: DirecTV, Comcast and Cox; the league’s letter to fans; and a
list of providers'In addition to the 'letter' to
DirectTV this was mentioned."Comcast and Cox are two of the
Pac12Nets’ founding partners, along with Time Warner and Bright House, and
they have thus far refused to provide Pac-12 National on a sports tier in many
regions outside the league’s footprint, including Washington D.C./Northern
Virginia, where there are thousands of Pac-12 fans."
SoonerUteHasn't the PAC 12 been claiming for over a year that
the PAC Net would been televised nationwide and hasn't the conference been
claiming for weeks that the PAC Net was on the verge of signing an agreement
with DirectTV?Less than an hour from kickoff, and the first game
schedule for the PAC Net ISN'T going to be on satellite. How much weight
can we give to all of the other projections and promises we've heard from
the PAC 12, when they've failed miserably on their first attempt?PAC NET = The MTN 2.0
@sooner ute"Ufan - why would you sign a two year agreement with
a provider that can't provide you with the content you desire"Maybe he'd read motorbike procaiming that "A DEAL IS EMMINENT"
with dish network? Sadly it appears he believed him.
Don't switch to COMCAST. Their product is terrible (except their
high-speed internet) and you'll regret the downgrade in overall quality.Go to a restaurant or to a sports bar or to a friend's home.
Gotta enjoy all those PAC-12 benefits - no TV, bewildered referees - guess the
BYU threads will be inundated by bored Ute trolls who will be commenting (or
ranting) on the games they can see....
Sounds like the Mountain West Network all over again. I bet Scott was trying to
do the same thing Thompson was doing, getting the conference network on basic
packages. So in essence Scott is saying, "Hey we have a great product, put
us on your system for (cue Adam Sandler) frrreeeeeeee. Direct TV response,
"Uhm, here's another thought, you could pay us for our services.
That's sorta of why we are a business." Scott and Craig
Thompson both have graduated from the "hold your fan base hostage"
bargaining school. Direct TV wants more compensation than just promises that
fans will sign up for their service.
BYU is on Dish. BYU is on Direct TV. BYU is on Comcast. WOW! Independence is
looking better all the time. Oh and we beat a PAC 12 School on opening night.
Washington state was also on Dish, Direct Tv and Comcast. Life is good.
Use to work for directv and this is stupid. I remember they pull the plug on
some channels for nonsense reason and directv would say comcast did it or
disagree in some things like money. And how about this, "Exlusive
Rights" and blame it on FCC people. That is why I careless about those two
things. Welcome to cable wars!
Directv is in no way interested in Negotiating with Comcast. Directv probably
offered a fair deal to the Pac12, but surprise. . . surprise. . . They
didn't take it. Hmmm, seems like an ongoing trend here. The Pac12 and first
offers don't do so well. Good thing the Utes were part of the second offer
when it came to expansion, or were they third? The bottom line is this,
Pac12 fans are complacent. They don't care about football the same that SEC
fans, Big12 fans, B1G fans do. The fans on the left coast are too busy hugging
trees to care about whether or not their football channel is on the Directv. If
the SEC came out with a channel and Directv refused to carry it, then you would
see an uproar. The simple fact that the Pac12 had to remind its fans that
directv isn't carrying their channel is telling me that Pac12 fans just
don't care. We're used to it though, most Ute fans only care if BYU
loses in the first place, and they get BYUtv for free. . . why care about the
DirecTV kinda sucks now. Putting their money in front of their fans .