Originally Posted by TVBob
It wouldn't be the first time a press release was inaccurate, particularly in this case when the nesn claim is likely based on a deal being finalized, which is not a guarantee, and which is why broadcasters generally don't announce new channels ahead of time.
OK, since you
brought it up, TVBob, please give us examples of previous DirecTV press releases which announced programming agreements would start on a specific day, and which turned out to be "inaccurate".
It would absolutely fly in the face of everything DirecTV has done regarding press releases to announce an agreement when, in your words "the nesn claim is likely based on a deal being finalized, which is not a guarantee".
And there is something else important here, too. Do you understand the liability DirecTV would have if this press release coming from investor relations
The SEC could bring criminal charges because this NESN release.
If DirecTV is announcing a deal to investors then a deal has been finalized. Period.
Of course there are always technical snafus which could possibly push back the launch by a few days, I would guess, but the deal is done.
The sooner you admit that your source was WRONG
the more credibility you might be able to salvage for the future.