Liberty files with FCC for take over of SiriusXM

whitewolf8214

whitewolf8214

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
May 13, 2004
40,379
798
Space
I just hope Disney nor Comcast get control of Starz imagine the price of the Disney Channels and Comcast if they get control of Starz :)
 
M

mikew

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 7, 2003
1,768
213
Las Vegas, NV
So if DirecTV is under Liberty's umbrella, why does DirecTV pay SonicTap for the music channels? Maybe those rumors of a January return have some merit. The timing is right.
 
dangue

dangue

Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 29, 2007
4,887
1,226
SF Bay Area
whitewolf8214 said:
I just hope Disney nor Comcast get control of Starz imagine the price of the Disney Channels and Comcast if they get control of Starz :)

Since Starz is in its own premium tier, it shouldn't really impact pricing negotiations for normal channels.

Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys
 
Least

Least

Thread Starter
aka. Dr. Fat Man
Lifetime Supporter
Oct 2, 2010
9,658
7,597
Land where we pronounce our "R" as "ah"
All I have to say about Starz, since we're in the SiriusXM forum, is look at what Viacom did to Directv. And that was over Viacom wanting to force Epix on Directv. I can see either Disney or Comcast using Starz to hold providers hostage.
 
dangue

dangue

Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 29, 2007
4,887
1,226
SF Bay Area
The Fat Man said:
All I have to say about Starz, since we're in the SiriusXM forum, is look at what Viacom did to Directv. And that was over Viacom wanting to force Epix on Directv. I can see either Disney or Comcast using Starz to hold providers hostage.

The two aren't comparable situations. The Starz channels are already pretty standard across the industry and in their own separately priced tier. Epix is not widely distributed and isn't an established premium multiplex. It's doubtful Viacom wants a separate Epix a la cart option without inclusion in some other bundled package.

Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys
 
renegade734

renegade734

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 10, 2010
461
140
Metro Detroit
Since Starz is in its own premium tier, it shouldn't really impact pricing negotiations for normal channels.

Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys

The Disney channel used to be a premium channel. Now look what's happened.
 
Least

Least

Thread Starter
aka. Dr. Fat Man
Lifetime Supporter
Oct 2, 2010
9,658
7,597
Land where we pronounce our "R" as "ah"
dangue said:
The two aren't comparable situations. The Starz channels are already pretty standard across the industry and in their own separately priced tier. Epix is not widely distributed and isn't an established premium multiplex. It's doubtful Viacom wants a separate Epix a la cart option without inclusion in some other bundled package.

Sent from my iPhone using SatelliteGuys

I can see it being used as leverage or pulling other channels to force something to do with Starz.
 
Peter Parker

Peter Parker

Formerly Geronimo
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 9, 2003
12,109
1,679
So if DirecTV is under Liberty's umbrella, why does DirecTV pay SonicTap for the music channels? Maybe those rumors of a January return have some merit. The timing is right.

I dont believe it is under that umbrella anymore.
 

Similar threads

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top