Originally Posted by BCF68
Don't you think that if I wanted DirecTv I would already have DirecTv? Did it ever occur to you that some people either can't or just don't want DirecTv.
Yeah that's for people that already have had Sunday Ticket. So those discounts do me no good. The fact remains that getting Sunday Ticket on DirecTv requires DirecTv service which is at minimum $30 a month plus taxes.
And that is the whole point of this.
For the first time(for most), someone can get NFL ST WITHOUT having to get DirecTV "base" programming first, which is a HUGE savings.
$350/12months=$29.17/month for ALL NFL FOOTBALL GAMES. Plus of course the cost/per month of broadband/DSL/FIOS access.
That is still a helluva alot cheaper than going the DirecTV route. I can't believe Liberty actually MADE/SIGNED this deal in 2010. I would never have given the money they gave for NFL ST if I knew this was in there.
If it were to begin with the 2014 season(last season of the current deal), then fine. But this takes away DirecTV's #1 advantage(EXCLUSETIVITY. How do you spell that?) over everyone else. Some very short sighted people signed off on this, and if I were in charge, heads would roll because of it.
Not from the NFL point of view. Simply brilliant. This is why I see them potentially giving their own NFL Network channel a chance to stream as an option for those who can't get it at all. Just as an option, month to month.
Boy, if I were DirecTV execs, I would be FURIOUS. But this is great. I love more options/choice.
This would be like being able to sign up to HBO/Showtime/Starz/Cinemax indvidually, with NO NEED/Requirement for base programming first. Just get them streamed directly to your PS3 for per month charge, with no base programming required.
This could be the beginning of that sort of revolution.