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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This is my first year with DirecTV and eventhough i have season tickets and have yet to miss a game, Sunday Ticket is by far the best purchase i have made since i bought that David hasselhoff CD. I love ...

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:22 PM   #11
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This is my first year with DirecTV and eventhough i have season tickets and have yet to miss a game, Sunday Ticket is by far the best purchase i have made since i bought that David hasselhoff CD. I love it. Superfan is the best thing they have to offer and it isnt all that expensive.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:09 AM   #12
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maximkat wrote:
actually it wouldn't work like that euph, espn is broadcast across many different cable/satelite companies whereas directv has the exclusive rights to all the games not broadcast nationally that weekend. not only would i be happy if it was broadcast on more than just directv, but chances are with competing companies the prices may drop (hopefully). agreed hagan, we aren't too far away from each other.


You got that wrong.
DirecTV has no exclusive rights to any game. All games are broadcast on-the-air.
What DirecTV sells, is basically a remote link to a game not televised in YOUR geographical area, but that game IS televised somewhere else.
Yes, I was wrong, to a point, regarding exclusive rights to any game; however, the fact remains that the NFL has a contract with DirecTV giving them exclusive rights to league's subscription package. Exclusive, meaning that no one else can bring the games outside of your area other than DirecTV. I'm going through Saints visual withdrawls.
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:02 AM   #13
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I love DirecTV, but when I'm at school I can't get it, therefore I never get to see any Saints games. I hope the NFL realizes how much money they're losing by making people who really want to watch not be able to watch a game.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:36 PM   #14
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yeah i said months ago that the nfl was eventually going to open up a series of nfl network channels that would be a pay service that you will buy a subscription too. that is for sure going to happen eventually. oh and how happy will direct tv be since they bid a billion beans for the sole right to offer sunday ticket under the current contract.
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