DirecTV - Disney

Discussion in 'Football' started by spliff45, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. spliff45

    spliff45 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the carriage contract ends Friday at midnight. There’s no agreement so Directv is about to lose ESPN/ABC, etc...
     
  2. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Holy schnike. If DirectTV doesn't have college football on Saturday people will lose their minds.
     
  3. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    lot's of other options.
     
  4. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

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  5. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    No way. Do you have any idea how slow Grandmas Streams will run if there a million people trying to stream off of it? Ugh. FML.
     
  6. haydensly

    haydensly Well-Known Member

    They'd better get it resolved. We are already without the local Fox affiliate in Eastern Iowa with DirecTV so I wasn't able to watch some good college and pro games last weekend. Now this? That may cause me to jump.
     
  7. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    There is a reason they do it this time of year. I actually had a DirecTV rep call me on my cell at work today trying to get me to come back. Explains why.
     
  8. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    What the F are you still doing with them? CUT THE CORD! CUT THE CORD! CUT THE CORD!!!!!
     
  9. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Man, you'd think someone at the cable companies would wise up and say "hey guys, can we set the termination date on this contract as, oh I don't know, say April 1 rather than September 10?" That way you could let Disney ride a quarter without a giant customer and you'd actually have some negotiating leverage. I wonder if they do that and then Disney will only agree to short term extensions that happen to coincide with the start of college football because they know the bevy of pissed off Southerners and Midwesterners will come to their defense in the dispute.
     
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  10. haydensly

    haydensly Well-Known Member

    I know, I know. I just can't.
     
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  11. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    If you remove yourself from the DirecTV hate for a second...this is actually a really bad thing for bars and restaurants across the state of Iowa. DirecTV is the go-to option for a lot of these places (BWW, etc) and they could potentially be without the biggest CyHawk game ever?

    I realize Directv/disney don't give two shits about the state of Iowa, but its definitely in their best interest to get a deal done asap

    That being said....I do sorta love the idea of ESPN being in Ames while their own channel is blacked out. There's something very Ames about that.
     
  12. haydensly

    haydensly Well-Known Member

    Although people would miss ESPN's Game Day, the game itself is on FS1, which is still on DirecTV.
     
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  13. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    Yeah but a lot of the "gameday excitement" seems to be the fact that ESPN is in town.
     
  14. smhawk

    smhawk Well-Known Member

    Direct TV needs to stop spending money on advertising and figure out their product and contracts.

    I liked the idea of trying them 1 year ago since before then I never had a house but damn has it been full of regret.

    I don't see why I should have to pay a cancellation fee if the product changes significantly like its about to.
     
  15. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    That is why you have to be careful about those long term contracts. They tried to pitch me on DirectTV and the deal is horrible. You have to commit to 2 years, they won't promise what channels you will get AND they wouldn't promise me what the year 2 price would be. Year 1 looked great, though!

    Not sure how this will play out, but if AT&T doesn't get a deal here I think they're going to have a helluva legal battle on their hands if they don't let people cancel contracts. ESPN is the second most daily viewed channel (behind Fox News) and on days of big games, their ratings dwarf everything else on cable. DirectTV knows that the primary purpose behind most of its customers buying certain packages is sports programming and they advertise the presence of ESPN. If they don't have ESPN they are setting themselves up for a frustration of purpose defense by a lot of angry customers and potentially unfair trade practice claims by state governments. It would be absolutely foolish for them to attempt to hold people to those termination fees if they lose ESPN for any appreciable period because this is precisely the type of lawsuit that would be ripe for class certification. I'll bet there are hundreds of lawyers who already have filings drafted and ready for delivery on Monday morning.
     
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  16. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    A) there's plenty more streaming sites
    B) I doubt most of the general viewership has knowledge of, or is willing to use, such sites.
     
  17. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    No fucking way they don’t come to an agreement. It’s all just posturing and both sides will come out and say how they sacrificed so much at the last minute to make it happen.
     
  18. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    If you pay by credit card then cancel and tell your card company to deny any payments to Directv with your valid reason.
     
  19. Hawk1960

    Hawk1960 Well-Known Member

    It's kind of like sitting down to take a massive dump in a public restroom and looking over and realizing there is no toilet paper.
     
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  20. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

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