DirecTV won’t charge for Sunday Ticket......

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    .........until lockout is resolved.

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  2. GP

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    I had already de-subscribed myself, sort of, but this is good news that they will do something to alleviate the potential issue of fans paying for something that might not happen this year.

    I almost forgot: Screw you, Roger Goodell--Be a LEADER and get in there and bridge the gap between the two entities, instead of being a whore for the owners. You whore.
     
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    Sorry GP, But I HAVE THE BALLS

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    LOL

    Goodell is the worst commish in NFL history and that's not even taking into account his role of lackey in the CBA negs.

    He's ruining the fabric of what has made the NFL the #1 sport in this country with his silly touch football rules changes.
     
  5. PapaL

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    Actual email I received:

    Don't worry fans—you won't pay until they play

    NFL SUNDAY TICKET™
    Dear <PAPA L>,

    Your NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ subscription is set to automatically renew for the 2011 season. Due to the NFL's uncertain labor situation, DIRECTV is offering all
    subscribers a no-risk policy. There will be absolutely no charge for your NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription until it is confirmed that the 2011 NFL season will begin.

    What happens with your NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription during the dispute?

    • A balance of $0.00 will show for the NFL SUNDAY TICKET portion of your bill.
    • Once an agreement is reached, your subscription will renew for six easy payments of $53.99 each.
    • If any games are cancelled from the season schedule, the balance on your bill will be adjusted accordingly.

    For more information about your NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscription during the dispute, please visit directv.com/nfllabor.
     
  6. Hardcore Texan

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    I can't rep him, somebody get him for me......
     
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    I know I'm focusing on wrong thing but 32 owners would keep $400million if no season. It's late & I'm tired but isn't that about $12.5 million per team?
     
  8. CloakNNNdagger

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    What are you trying to say?
     
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    I was wondering how much it cost :tiphat: Up here, I paid $29.99 for 4 months last year (on top of my regular satellite bill). It went up $5 from the previous year.
     
  10. NitroGSXR

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    Big win for Directv from me. Although we have not received this nor any email... I told the wife about this and we have decided to bump up a premium movie channel or two sometime very very soon.
     
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    Wow. How generous of DTV to not make the consumer pay for a product that doesnt exist. And how generous of DTV to not make the fans pay for their agreement to pay the NFL even during a lockout. /sarcasm.

    Are we really calling this a big win for them? I dont give 2 shits if they are on the hook for 40 million because of a deal THEY made. They made their bed and they will sleep in it. Fine. But dont act like you are doing me a favor for not charging me for a product that doesnt exist.
     
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    32 owners receive $1 billion dollars and then keep $12.5m each even if no season and that does not include any other source of revenue. Not much happening to encourage them to settle with players.

    Let's say owners lose $750m (returned to ESPN) but get to remove another $1billion off top that will not be shared with players, that makes up a lot of that $750m. My comments have nothing to do with this thread and I agree that it was smart thing to do (NFL ticket)but that $400million stuck out to me like a beacon on a dark night.
     
  13. Dutchrudder

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    I'm not a DirectTV customer, nor do I have any experience with NFL Ticket. So could someone explain to me why this matters at all? If you choose not to re-subscribe to NFL Ticket for the 2011 season, can you subscribe once the labor dispute is resolved? Is there a discount for customers who had NFL Ticket in 2010, and then re-subscriber for 2011? What's the monetary issue here?

    This is of course in comparison to the PSL renewals that would otherwise make someone lose their seats and such. You can clearly see the issue with losing your PSL.
     
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    I think the only thing you are missing is that some have special pricing. Maybe they got a good rate for having it for years, or maybe they complained enough. So they dont want to cancel and lose that pricing. But they also dont want to be charged for it if there is a lockout.
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I would guess that is the case, but the article nor the comments mention any special pricing. If there is no incentive, then this is actually is a gesture of good will on DirectTV's part by not requiring customers to call in to cancel the subscription.
     
  16. NitroGSXR

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    I firmly believe Directv has the highest prices overall out there but they also offer so much more on a sporting level than their competitors. It is an absolute monopoly. I also believe Directv gives out better deals to new customers or returning customers. I am a fan of Directv. Wish it was a lot cheaper...
     
  17. False Start

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    I cancelled my subscription last season, so..... :tiphat:
     
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    Same here. In SA the CBS affiliate shows the Texans every week with Dallas on Fox. No reason for it. If you live in Austin on the other hand....
     
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    They actually showed all the Texans games here in Austin last season. I felt like.... ughhhh i wasted all that money... ha.
     
  20. Blake

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    I did that my first year here in SA, 2 years ago. I came from Austin and didnt think they would show them. What a waste of $300ish.
     

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