• Dish network bitchslaps direct tv over celebrity endorsements
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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQQZPz71Rk[/media] [url]http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=9729928[/url] [QUOTE]Satellite TV providers Dish Network Corp. and DirecTV Inc. usually unleash attack advertisements against their cable TV competitors. But as Dish lost subscribers while DirecTV gained, Dish has increasingly been targeting DirecTV. At Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Dish unveiled a 30-second TV commercial attacking DirecTV's list of celebrity endorsers, such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Kim Basinger. "Maybe that's why on average DirecTV customers spend over $175 a year more than Dish Network customers," said the ad, which was created in-house at Dish. "Someone's got to pay for it," said Ira Bahr, Dish's chief marketing officer. Bahr, an advertising industry veteran, spearheaded a campaign to go against DirecTV just four months after joining Dish in February 2009. This week's ad is one of the most aggressive yet. So far, he said, the campaign is working. Dish lost 94,000 net subscribers in the first quarter of 2009 and added 26,000 net customers in the second quarter, its first increase in five quarters. By the third quarter, it has gained 241,000. Bahr said the commercial will run nationally through February and beyond if it continues to bring in subscribers. DirecTV didn't immediately return a call for comment. Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett said the two have stepped up their discounting and promotions to get customers. Since last year, they're also spending more on attacks ads. "This time, they're aimed at each other. This posture stands in stark contrast to prior years, when they principally targeted cable as 'the other guys,'" he said in a research note. "It is hard to view this as a positive development for either one," Moffett added.[/QUOTE]
They both suck.
I'm a happy and loyal Dish customer. DirecTV doesn't seem as fine tuned and cheap.
[QUOTE=Nautsabes;20001310]They both suck.[/QUOTE] The sad truth. cable is 1000% better
Cable is far more reliable than Dish. I know because I've experienced both.
when i had satellite, When it rains i get no Tv. and it rains alot in florida
[QUOTE=Wii60;20001315]The sad truth. cable is 1000% better[/QUOTE] So THAT explains why my bill was fucking huge for cable, as opposed to my Direct TV. All I kept from my cable company was the internet, and it is pretty terrible. Also, even when it rains here, my TV doesn't go out unless it is fucking POURING.
[QUOTE=Fish_poke;20001384]So THAT explains why my bill was fucking huge for cable, as opposed to my Direct TV. All I kept from my cable company was the internet, and it is pretty terrible. Also, even when it rains here, my TV doesn't go out unless it is fucking POURING.[/QUOTE] I pay 100 bucks a month for my cable. Put in mind it is a package. I got Digital w/HD, 17mb internet and digital phone. I think that is a lot cheaper then paying for shitty satellite TV.
Dish network is losing all it's customers. It's attempting, and failing, at doing the same to DirectTV
as a digital cable user i am glad that i can watch TV during rain.
I would go with cable, I have dealt with Dish and the only time we could watch was in the summer when it wasn't raining.
I have had Dish, DirecTV and Comcast. Dish and DirecTV are the same. I liked Comcast because I had blazing fast internet as opposed to the piece of shit AT&T DSL I have now
I like cable since I can get phone, tv, and internet all together in a package that gives me a discount.
Don't get Suddenlink it sucks dick.
Why do people even give a shit? Why can't we all just have huge monopolies that dominate the TV spectrum? I mean, TV station wars? What?
Because then they could set prices and fuck us over. Common sense, or so I thought.
fuck these satellite bitches time warner cable for life
I have DirecTV and it's pretty good. The signal doesn't go out that often, it's snowing right now and the signal is fine.
Hey guys, ever heard of this thing called SKY? I've heard its when I look up.
:| I have DirecTV. It's great. All of you haters get out
Fios is where it's at.
Every form of television provider sucks. There are just those that suck less in the area where you live.
[QUOTE=Wolfie13;20002014]Why do people even give a shit? Why can't we all just have huge monopolies that dominate the TV spectrum? I mean, TV station wars? What?[/QUOTE] A monopoly would ensure a total coverage of all the possible interests of it's consumers, which would mean that every second channel wouldn't have some bloody soap going on every single day. But having a monopoly over something eliminates competition, and thus eliminates any need for the company to innovate or make their products any better. So TV shows wouldn't be of the best quality. I can draw a few graphs for you about the profit maximization a monopoly uses, if you're interested.
COX cable. Only in southwest USA
TV, Internet and Phone in one Package ftw.
In my experience, Dish Network is better than DirecTV anyways. I hope they "win"
[QUOTE=cecilbdemodded;20008804]Fios is where it's at.[/QUOTE] Too bad it's not where I'm at. >:C
I used to have Dish but I liked DirectTV so much more when I switched
[QUOTE=Wii60;20001315]The sad truth. cable is 1000% better[/QUOTE] Cable blows. [editline]01:09AM[/editline] [QUOTE=Keegs;20010826]TV, Internet and Phone in one Package ftw.[/QUOTE] Had it, and it's not ftw.
[QUOTE=Vault-tech;20010627]COX cable. Only in southwest USA[/QUOTE] rock on
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