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RE: ACC Network
(08-15-2019 03:28 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  Read this Fansided post from a doofus FSU fan who thinks the ACCN will be a complete failure -- solely because he's a Comcast customer and Comcast hasn't reached an agreement with ESPN yet but then he says it doesn't matter because the ACCN won't have any game he cares about anyway! It reminds me of the old joke about a woman complaining about the food in a restaurant who said "The food is just terrible -- and the portions are so small."

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It is too early to claim the ACCN is a success or failure.

It won't be a success until we see revenue in the 75% range of the SECN. I don't care how many sign up. Does the revenue compete? We don't know and won't anytime in the next month (or even 12 months, but can't be longer than 2-3 years).

I do think on success side that ACCN has some good momentum in signups. If Comcast goes....feel MUCH better.

It won't be a failure based on anything we know right now either.

One thing that can be noted on failure side is how many years behind other conferences. That's a fact.

One thing FSU fans can correctly be concerned about is how the PRIMARY network with FSU fans in Florida, Comcast, has not signed up. It isn't over yet, but if ACCN doesn't get Comcast in the biggest rating state and the biggest rating product.....yet, that isn't good no matter how you spin it.
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We know that Comcast and Disney are in a 10-year contract that began in 2012. However, I wonder when Comcast's contract for the FX and National Geographic channels is set to expire. We've seen at least one deal out there where Disney was able to get the ACCN added during a renegotiation of those FX and Nat Geo channels.
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(08-15-2019 03:15 PM)Lou_C Wrote:  I'm actually hoping Sling adds it to the $5 sports package add on, and not directly to the Orange $25 package. I like the $25 sweet spot and I would rather add the $5 extra, and have the option to drop it part of the year, than for Sling to head down the road of adding other channels that I don't care about and raising the base rate. YoutubeTV went from like $35 to $50 adding channels I don't care about. Would rather go with Sling Orange + Sports add on for $30 than have them go down that route.

The Sling Orange sports addon is now $10
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I spoke to a rep from Sling this afternoon. She told me they were in negotiations with ESPN. They hoped to have the ACCN, but as of now they are not offering it. I informed her that on Aug 21st I become the customer of another service if they don't add it. She told me that they have had a lot of calls for the ACCN.
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(08-15-2019 06:30 PM)Shannon Panther Wrote:  I spoke to a rep from Sling this afternoon. She told me they were in negotiations with ESPN. They hoped to have the ACCN, but as of now they are not offering it. I informed her that on Aug 21st I become the customer of another service if they don't add it. She told me that they have had a lot of calls for the ACCN.

I told nearly the same thing to the ATT Uverse people a few minutes ago. Extreme incompetence with some of their customer service people.
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(08-15-2019 07:15 PM)Statefan Wrote:  
(08-15-2019 06:30 PM)Shannon Panther Wrote:  I spoke to a rep from Sling this afternoon. She told me they were in negotiations with ESPN. They hoped to have the ACCN, but as of now they are not offering it. I informed her that on Aug 21st I become the customer of another service if they don't add it. She told me that they have had a lot of calls for the ACCN.

I told nearly the same thing to the ATT Uverse people a few minutes ago. Extreme incompetence with some of their customer service people.

Thing is, I've been told that UVerse's Disney contract comes up for renewal this year anyway (just maybe not this month).

Comcast is going to be tough to crack this year, but who knows? They may need to see an exodus of FSU fans in Florida before they start taking the ACCN seriously...
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ATT is stupid. Sports fans don't like to relearn channels and systems. Uverse will tens of thousands of customers in NC because of State, Carolina, Duke, WF, Clemson and VT and they will not come back once a new system is learned.
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(08-16-2019 01:32 PM)Statefan Wrote:  ATT is stupid. Sports fans don't like to relearn channels and systems. Uverse will tens of thousands of customers in NC because of State, Carolina, Duke, WF, Clemson and VT and they will not come back once a new system is learned.

My understanding is that ATT’s contract with Disney runs out in September. This gives Disney a ton of leverage so ACCN is almost certain to be on ATT in the next month or so but by 8/22 or 8/29? We’ll see.

BTW, does anybody know the situation with DISH? I think their contract with Disney ran out last month. Apparently, ESPN is still available on DISH but there’s been no announcement about ACCN.
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(08-17-2019 02:34 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  
(08-16-2019 01:32 PM)Statefan Wrote:  ATT is stupid. Sports fans don't like to relearn channels and systems. Uverse will tens of thousands of customers in NC because of State, Carolina, Duke, WF, Clemson and VT and they will not come back once a new system is learned.

My understanding is that ATT’s contract with Disney runs out in September. This gives Disney a ton of leverage so ACCN is almost certain to be on ATT in the next month or so but by 8/22 or 8/29? We’ll see.

BTW, does anybody know the situation with DISH? I think their contract with Disney ran out last month. Apparently, ESPN is still available on DISH but there’s been no announcement about ACCN.


I’m a Dish customer & they aren’t saying much. However I have contacted DirecTV & was told that they are signing “up a lot of people”. In fact they raised their 1st year price by $25 yesterday because of the increased demand. Is it ACCN related? I don’t know but it would be quit a coincidence if not.


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I hate to pass along rumors but, hell, it’s a sports message board so here goes. Reportedly, ATT Uverse operators started telling callers on Friday that, even though it’s not been announced yet, that they have come to an agreement to carry ACCN. We’ll see if there’s an announcement tomorrow.

I’ve also seen videos of several ACC football coaches put out Friday urging customers of Comcast to call to ask that Comcast carry ACCN. No other carriers mentioned. I hope that means they expect everyone else to get on board the bus shortly.
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I suspect there will be a lot of busy DirectTV techs working this week. With all the cord cutting happening, not really understanding why Comcast would tempt fate.
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Good News for the folks in South Carolina & Georgia (Outside Metro Atlanta) & Jacksonville Fl... even Pell Al

https://www.hargray.com/accn

Markets
Beaufort, SC
Bluffton, SC
Conyers, GA
Covington, GA
Hardeeville, SC
Hawkinsville, GA
Hilton Head, SC
Hinesville, GA
Jacksonville, FL
Kingsland, GA
Lake Oconee, GA
Macon, GA
Pell City, AL
Perry, GA
Pooler, GA
Reidsville, GA
Ridgeland, SC
Savannah, GA
Statesboro, GA
Valdosta, GA
Warner Robins, GA
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FWIW AT&T U-verse retention supervisors are telling GT Fans who call to canx that they will have ACC Network available by 8/24/19.
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(08-18-2019 07:17 PM)GTFletch Wrote:  FWIW AT&T U-verse retention supervisors are telling GT Fans who call to canx that they will have ACC Network available by 8/24/19.

So 2 days after launch... wonder why it's taking all week if they know it's happening?
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(08-18-2019 04:44 PM)GTFletch Wrote:  Good News for the folks in South Carolina & Georgia (Outside Metro Atlanta) & Jacksonville Fl... even Pell Al

https://www.hargray.com/accn

Markets
Beaufort, SC
Bluffton, SC
Conyers, GA
Covington, GA
Hardeeville, SC
Hawkinsville, GA
Hilton Head, SC
Hinesville, GA
Jacksonville, FL
Kingsland, GA
Lake Oconee, GA
Macon, GA
Pell City, AL
Perry, GA
Pooler, GA
Reidsville, GA
Ridgeland, SC
Savannah, GA
Statesboro, GA
Valdosta, GA
Warner Robins, GA

Includes some very important recruiting areas there.
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I have DirectTV Now. Looks like I won't have the ACC Network from what I understand.

Sucks.
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(08-18-2019 08:40 PM)nole Wrote:  I have DirectTV Now. Looks like I won't have the ACC Network from what I understand.

Sucks.

It's my understanding AT&T plans to phase that out anyway, so I'm not surprised. Does it cost anything to switch? How does PS Vue or YouTube TV or Hulu Live compare? I have Spectrum, but if they hadn't reached a contract in time I was planning to go with PS Vue, though lately I've heard good things about YouTube TV.

OTOH, you could get a satellite dish and go with DirecTV itself...
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(08-18-2019 08:40 PM)nole Wrote:  I have DirectTV Now. Looks like I won't have the ACC Network from what I understand.

Sucks.

Direct TV was one of the first carriers to sign up.
https://awfulannouncing.com/league-netwo...e-acc.html
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(08-18-2019 09:44 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  
(08-18-2019 08:40 PM)nole Wrote:  I have DirectTV Now. Looks like I won't have the ACC Network from what I understand.

Sucks.

Direct TV was one of the first carriers to sign up.
https://awfulannouncing.com/league-netwo...e-acc.html

DirecTV Now is not the same thing.
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