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jbtombes
jbtombes
5/6/2016 5:15:40 PM
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ESPN?
None of these is higher than 6%. Pretty low penetration. Big question for OTT and sports is when ESPN would cross that line. And how much they'd charge. MoffetNathanson pegged price at $36/month earlier this year.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/7/2016 8:39:36 AM
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But how many use the services they already have?
Meanwhile, how many households have sports packages as part of their broadband cable packages that they don't even watch?

And how many even know it???  Sometimes you have to carefully examine your bill -- or wantonly flip channels -- to discover, "Oh, I get that channel."

I'm curious how many of these OTT services are redundant.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
5/7/2016 10:16:50 AM
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Re: ESPN?
I subscribed to Game Pass last year to watch my favorite NFL team, which is out of market in my area. One downside: I don't have regular cable, so I could not watch the in-market team on Game Pass, as the service blocks that. But overall, it's a good package and I am thinking about getting it again this season. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/7/2016 6:10:46 PM
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Re: ESPN?
I guess I'm part of the 84% that does not--which I suppose can be considered a "distinction".    The question that is yet to be "sorted out" as I see it is the future of the general networks including ESPN (which was a bit of a drag on Disney Earnings), Fox Sports/Etc.    

 

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 2:19:45 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@jbtombes  I think it would be lower price, unless they gonna add extras... but we will see...

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 2:33:13 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@mpouraryan  I would say in the future yes, they gonna do it as competition will get biger for consumers dollars... 

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 2:34:35 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@dcawrey in Canada I have simular problem with some sporting e vents and show... - it just get blocked...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/9/2016 8:51:31 AM
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Re: ESPN?
Indeed, the blocking of sporting events just leads fans to get more riled up and excited because they can't see what's going on.

Reminds me of Douglas Adams's description of Brockian Ultra-Cricket.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/9/2016 10:48:09 AM
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Someday...
I expect fans to use video game simulators to re-enact a live sporting event.. and listen to "radio" audio commentary of the game simultaneously. A Twitch-like channel that's just a few seconds delayed from the live broadcast so that skilled video game players can re-create the actual game... seems possible.  

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/9/2016 11:28:48 PM
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Re: ESPN?
@batye:   The competition will get a lot more fierce--no question.   The challenge continues to be above the fray--to stand above it all.   I wonder if you've run across those who have an opportunity to potentially in fact stand out based on current technology?  

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