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DirecTV drops price of Sunday Ticket under $200

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At a time everything relating to the NFL seems to be getting more and more expensive, one fairly significant aspect of the fan experience is getting cheaper.

According to Bloomberg.com, via SportsBusiness Daily, DirecTV will cut the price of its Sunday Ticket feature by more than 40 percent, to $199.95.

Also, the service once again will be provided free for one season to new subscribers.

Since 1994, Sunday Ticket has held exclusive rights to out-of-market games, making it an indispensable tool for anyone who follows a team that doesn’t have a local connection.

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  1. seatownballers says: Apr 20, 2012 1:44 PM

    Bout time

  2. tennis22drew says: Apr 20, 2012 1:45 PM

    HD included?

  3. mrplow3 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:46 PM

    Yeah and what about poor suckers like me who have yards filled with trees?

    I can’t get diretv for that reason alone, hence no out of town games for me.

    I want the monoply lifted on this service so I can watch all the games too.

  4. laeaglefan says: Apr 20, 2012 1:46 PM

    Interesting…I have to wonder about why the sudden generosity though. Could it be they were losing viewers because people couldn’t afford it?

  5. mountaindont says: Apr 20, 2012 1:47 PM

    Even though NFL Sunday Ticket is a great thing to have for $200 it isn`t worth the horrible customer service Direct TV provides.

  6. iplaybad says: Apr 20, 2012 1:48 PM

    Wait — so I can get EVERY game for less than two bills and I can’t go to ONE Broncos game with good tickets for less than three?!?

    Sign. Me. Up.

  7. grndizzle says: Apr 20, 2012 1:48 PM

    That figures. I paid about $400 for it the past four seasons, and now that I switched to Dish they cut the price almost in half.

  8. phillychzstk2012 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:48 PM

    nice! still too damn much though lol

  9. northern49niner says: Apr 20, 2012 1:50 PM

    Dish offers the Redzone channel for $6.99/month, which Directv doesn’t offer unless you get the Sunday ticket, so I’m betting it’s due to that.

  10. vonmiller58 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:50 PM

    This is great news. I’ll save myself $120 from last year.

    It does suck to pay $320 to watch the Browns only win 4 games a year though. Now it won’t be as bad.

    Trent Richardson will make it worth it this year though.

  11. sirsupersouthern says: Apr 20, 2012 1:52 PM

    The price is still ridiculous when you can stream any game you want for free on-line.

    If you just wanna sit on your couch and watch the game on a huge TV then it might make sense to pay for Sunday Ticket but I have a 30″ monitor and a nice leather chair so I would never consider paying $200 for something I already get for “free” (internet bill)…

  12. ken0west says: Apr 20, 2012 1:53 PM

    I would pay up to 50 bucks a week to watch my Phins from DC. My wife would do the same to watch the steelers. I am not complaining about the price reduction I just don’t get it.

    On second thought I think the store is wrong.

  13. jmphinsfan says: Apr 20, 2012 1:54 PM

    I’m just hoping there will be a new trailer for DIRECTV’s “Football Cops” this season…

  14. redbullenergydrink says: Apr 20, 2012 1:54 PM

    YES!!!

    DIRECTV > CABLE. No debate.

  15. desertviking64 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:54 PM

    SWEET!!!

  16. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 20, 2012 1:55 PM

    Plus popcorn will be delivered to your home by a cute girl in a short skirt.

  17. mikeyarch53 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:55 PM

    Thank you!!!!nice !!!! Love this so much! As A Bills fan , my teams on local only 4 times a year and then maybe one or 2 times after that! Glad I can get this at a bargain

  18. maddogwhite says: Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    Sounds great in theory, but in reality DirecTV was giving current subscribers $120 off every year any way if they called in an complained. I haven’t paid full price for Sunday Ticket for over 4 years and they probably figured they should just make it a blanket discount for everyone instead of dealing with all the customer haggling.

  19. dieselfan44 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:01 PM

    I smell a damn rat somewhere boys..just waitin for it to show itself..things that sound too good to be true…usually are

  20. vicpetro says: Apr 20, 2012 2:04 PM

    You can avoid going thru DirecTV if you have a PS3. You can get NFL Sunday Ticket via your PS3 but it’s expensive as heck…$340 for the year I believe.

  21. gdive says: Apr 20, 2012 2:06 PM

    Thanks for the price reduction, but DirecTV still needs to fix the Sunday Ticket Device App. It locks up or goes down EVERY week.

  22. hedleykow says: Apr 20, 2012 2:06 PM

    Once you get Sunday Ticket, you are ruined, it’s all over. I’d pay a couple thousand for it if I had to.

  23. daninms says: Apr 20, 2012 2:07 PM

    Sweet. Now I won’t be stuck watching the flippin’ Saints.

  24. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 20, 2012 2:07 PM

    That’s great. I’ll need that to follow the Vikings after they move.

  25. yooperman says: Apr 20, 2012 2:08 PM

    This rate is for first time buyers only. But beware, next year your credit card will be charged for the full amount unless you call to cancel the automactic renewal.

  26. luke8512 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    Hopefully the price reduction is also apart of the Sunday ticket package for the PS3 and XBox 360. Which is a great option they started last year so I didn’t need to get a dish and was for the first time able to watch an entire season of my Bengals.

  27. surshot says: Apr 20, 2012 2:09 PM

    Yeah and here in Puerto Rico I was paying 159.95 and now I will be paying 40 bucks more

  28. mp42245 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:11 PM

    It’s still blacked out in the local area if there is no sellout.

  29. cd_ridge says: Apr 20, 2012 2:12 PM

    I wonder if this price reduction applies to PS3 streaming, too.

  30. 49erstim says: Apr 20, 2012 2:15 PM

    Just got DirectTV 2 months ago and was seriously considering Sunday Ticket. The debate is OVER! Wooo Whooo!!

  31. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 20, 2012 2:15 PM

    Yes, the $200 includes HD (if you already pay to receive HD programming, of course).

    The $200 package just includes the games. All the games, nothing else. For a lot of people, that makes perfect sense.

    DirecTV is still offering a $300 package that includes the games, the RedZone channel (the real one with Andrew Siciliano, not the junk one on Comcast), the player tracker on your DirecTV receiver, and the to-go option to stream any game on your phone or computer.

    Regarding the reasons for the price decrease, I have some decent guesses… DirecTV has shifted its infrastructure to accommodate the growing number of HD channels, and they’ve probably recovered much of the cost of creating that additional capacity already (the monthly charge for HD access helps), so it no longer makes sense to have an extra fee to get the games in HD. Additionally, Sunday Ticket will have fewer games this season due to the NFL Network picking up more Thursday games, so that warrants a small decrease from a value standpoint. DirecTV may also be taking the approach that pricing Sunday Ticket lower will result in more subscriptions. Seems like a good idea.

  32. stull60060 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    It’s still not worth the price. They need to offer games a la cart. I’m really only interested in the Raiders. I don’t want to pay for all the other games. Maybe charge $5 to $8 per game.

  33. akezmoh says: Apr 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    They kept a customer for another year, I fully intended to cancel and not use the “ticket” this season

  34. boilerup1869 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    Would rather have redzone for $7 a month

  35. bennetmr says: Apr 20, 2012 2:16 PM

    If they would only get rid of the blackouts now, we’d be all set…..

  36. devildog911 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    Chargers can kiss my *bleep!* I can finally watch my Colts live instead of those boring Chargers.

  37. pjamdragon says: Apr 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    so what? after week 8 (when it really starts to matter) they usually drop price to $50.

  38. tomeffnbrady says: Apr 20, 2012 2:18 PM

    how bout DIRECTV put together a Patriots (or your preferred team) package so i can buy just the pats games aka the only games that i care to pay extra for???

  39. contra74 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:20 PM

    mrplow3 says:Apr 20, 2012 1:46 PM

    Yeah and what about poor suckers like me who have yards filled with trees?

    I can’t get diretv for that reason alone, hence no out of town games for me.

    I want the monoply lifted on this service so I can watch all the games too.
    —–
    Cut your trees, problem solved.

  40. reasonableeaglefan says: Apr 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    I bet Redzone is killing the NFL Ticket. Unless you live outside of your favorite teams market, the Redzone provides enough coverage to get a feel for all of the games going on at anytime on Sunday, and shows most of the best game. Like Tebow-Time this year. Redzone let me watch most of the 4th quarter and OT all of those comeback wins for a lot less $ than the NFL Ticket, and I would have missed just about all of them in my market otherwise.

  41. silverdeer says: Apr 20, 2012 2:23 PM

    @babyhorse…. Not to mention that for $20 you can buy a whole case of beer instead of two full size beers.

  42. edukator4 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:24 PM

    americans are getting screwed.
    here in toronto, it costs me 24.99 a month for the sunday ticket.
    for 29.99 a month i get the full sports package; nfl, mlb, nhl, ncaa, nascar, etc.

    because i only keep the full sports package for the duration of the nfl season it costs me $150

  43. khuxford says: Apr 20, 2012 2:24 PM

    DirecTV’s customer service sucks these days, but, with the monopoly, I might sign up for streaming service on the PS3 if I can get a trial of it in the preseason to make sure it works reliably.

  44. td40 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:25 PM

    I live in the DC area, have watched every Browns game for years, and have never paid a dime. It’s not that hard to figure out.

  45. bucwild05 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:25 PM

    I have been a DirecTV customer for 11 years, and can’t remember the last time I didn’t get NFL Sunday Ticket. I did cancel the subscription for the upcoming year due to the price. It was just too expensive, and with our cutbacks, we had to let that go.

    I can’t wait to call DirecTV and sign back up! This is awesome news… I have always loved DirecTV with their service and reliability… awesome news here!

  46. whoisedgy says: Apr 20, 2012 2:26 PM

    I’m guessing the millions more cable customers than directv would pony up more than $200 for Sunday Ticket. I know I would. If the NFL really cared about it’s fans, it make Sunday Ticket available to cable companies, too.

  47. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 20, 2012 2:29 PM

    Cool…went to their website and it does include HD.

  48. setaoc1 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:29 PM

    Lets see, $200 divided by 16 games = $12.50; oh and I usually record another one, so dividied by 32 = $6.75 per game. I spend that on a fast food meal and then it deposit that in the toilet later. You whiners about price are either ultra cheap or just like to whine. I have been on Sunday tichet since it began. DTV has it because they pay the big bucks to NFL to get sole rights. no monopoly there, just a contract between two willing parties. This is a great move for the consumer. You pay more to see a bad movie. Stop whining and pay up. After all, this is big boy football, not some dancing or singing contest.

  49. mrclearview says: Apr 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    Red Zone>Sunday Ticket

  50. johnnyqbp says: Apr 20, 2012 2:32 PM

    Mrplow3 and anyone else who can’t get direct tv. Go buy a PS3. The ticket is available on there as well. My apartment is facing north, not south, so I had to go this route.

  51. contra74 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:32 PM

    edukator4 says:Apr 20, 2012 2:24 PM

    americans are getting screwed.
    here in toronto, it costs me 24.99 a month for the sunday ticket.
    for 29.99 a month i get the full sports package; nfl, mlb, nhl, ncaa, nascar, etc.

    because i only keep the full sports package for the duration of the nfl season it costs me $150
    ——
    You got a 50% discount because you live in Canada.

  52. cardiffgiant11 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:33 PM

    Will the price of Sunday ticket via ps3 drop as well and will it have fewer problems this year?

  53. jumpball81td says: Apr 20, 2012 2:35 PM

    I read the directv release. Add $100 for redzone and games in HD. So it’s really $300 total.

  54. Deb says: Apr 20, 2012 2:36 PM

    Fortunately, my cable company gets the NFL Network and Redzone, the Steelers get tremendous national coverage, and despite the league’s best efforts, we can still pick up some pirated games online. So I will not be blackmailed into getting a satellite dish that gets poor reception in my area. Anytime the NFL wants to provide a cable-based Sunday Ticket option, I’m in.

  55. matzahballz says: Apr 20, 2012 2:37 PM

    Generous?! I’ve had the ticket for 7 years, have paid ridiculous amounts and they’re going to give a new subscriber a year free or at a discounted rate? How about taking care of the long time loyal customers and take off 50%? I feel like the veterans watching draft knowing the rookies are going to be taken care of while they are the ones who’ve built it up.

  56. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 20, 2012 2:39 PM

    The NFL did offer Sunday Ticket to cable companies a few years ago… and they all promptly bowed out and said the cost was too high. Don’t blame the NFL if your provider doesn’t have Sunday Ticket. Blame your provider for not wanting to shell out.

  57. trevor123698 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:41 PM

    I’ll go with the NFL.com rewind package for 20 bucks for the entire year. And I can actually review game film after it happens. Only thing I gotta do is upgrade my video card

  58. nortonfest says: Apr 20, 2012 2:41 PM

    My bar tab usually runs about $30 for each time I go up there and watch games, about 8 times per season. A little bit more than $200, but much better bartenders!

  59. raidersfreak says: Apr 20, 2012 2:41 PM

    That was around the price I paid 10 years ago last year I waited a few weeks and picked it up on a deal for 220 around week 4. It was cresting around 400 bucks JEEZ that is steep to watch my team loose.

  60. jlb10 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:43 PM

    i’d bet most of the people that say its not worth it have never had it. i have the red zone and sunday ticket. got a big screen that has split screen so i can watch 1 game and the red zone on the other. bring another tv into the room and i got 3 games going on at 1 time.
    i’ve had directv for about 10-12 years and sunday ticket just as long. directv has great customer service and always upgrades my equipment for free. never a problem!
    this is just a bonus to me! like they guy said earlier i would pay much more

  61. franky5fingers says: Apr 20, 2012 2:44 PM

    HAHA, suckers….I havent paid more than 180$ for Sunday Ticket since..well, ever. All you have to do is call the day before the season starts, threaten to cancel, and then they basically ask you what you are willing to pay. I always offered half ( 50% of 360$ original price) and they always accept, because their costs stay the same….so they would rather get 180$ than nothing. Who the hell pays full price for Sunday Ticket? I know about 2 dozen people who have it, and no one pays full price.

  62. packersfreak says: Apr 20, 2012 2:45 PM

    People pay for Sunday Ticket? I thought everyone knew that you just call and tell them you are switching to cable unless you get Sunday ticket for free. I’ve done it two years in a row now. Works like a charm.

  63. jthurley84 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:45 PM

    I have had DirecTV and the NFL Ticket for 5 seasons out of 6, and I love it. I am a out of market fan, every week it’s the same teams playing locally. So I have always had to have the Ticket.

    I’ve always paid below the asking price, past two seasons I was able to get 120.00 off, plus the to-go free, but this years deal is great, I went with thw 299.95 offer, I love the RedZone channel and use the To-Go to watch an extra game, so it works for me.

    I’ve always been satisfied with both the service and customer service, never an issue with any CSR being rude or anything, will be a DirecTV customer till the end.

  64. snapaxp1 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:45 PM

    Been a customer for a total of 3 years and like their service. A little skeptical on this latest one though.

    They dropped the ticket price, but if you want the Red Zone Channel or Ticket-on-the-go you have to pay extra.

    The streaming service was far from reliable often over the past two years and why would you force people to pay for the Red Zone Channel when you can easily flip to another channel anytime.

    It’s high time for someone to break up the monopoly and allow all games to be carried by any carrier not just DirecTV. That would be free markets at their best, but then the NFL would probably not make near as much cash.

  65. buckybadger says: Apr 20, 2012 2:49 PM

    I hope they still give it to me for $160 like they have been for the last 6 years.

    All you have to do is call in and say you can’t afford it and they immediately give you a better price. I hope this didn’t ruin that.

  66. cletusvandam says: Apr 20, 2012 2:50 PM

    Can anyone out there that got the streaming ticket last year on the PS3 tell me how well it works?
    I almost bought it last year, but without some kind of a trial period to make sure it works properly it was too much money to risk.

  67. philvil41 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:51 PM

    Good news,but somebody please explain this.Why,if you pay for the Ticket,do they still black out games in your home market,if not sold out?If I was a business that made money from showing blacked out games,then fine.Homeowners should be exempt from all blackouts.Also,why do you have to switch to your local channels to watch the games that are being televised in your market that week?All the games are on the 700′s except you have to switch to your locals to watch some games,why?Stupid!

  68. champs794 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:54 PM

    I’d be happy to PPV my favorite out-of-market team on a full-quality HD stream at a sensible price when it’s not in primetime.

    Until then, there are unnamed pirate streaming sites.

  69. kws767 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:54 PM

    I’ve had DirecTVand the sunday ticket for 10 years now. If you live outside the market of your favorite team it’s worth every penny, even at the old price. When you figure what I used to spend at the local sports bar every week (about 40 bucks for for food and beer, plus tip), it was a net savings. Throw in the fact that you can’t get a DUI walking from your fridge back to the couch, and it’s a no-brainer. I would happily pay double what they used to charge. That being said, I love the new price. Also, I really like their service. I’ve always gotten an ENGLISH SPEAKING person in AMERICA the few times that I’ve had to call in for tech support, instead of Habib from India who tells me his name is John. LOL.

  70. liner1900 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:56 PM

    For that price you do get all HD, but no Red Zone channel or mobile access.

  71. ppdoc13 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:58 PM

    In the beginning directv had something called league paa and something called team pass. They changed it so that you had to buy the whole deal.

    There are only two reasons that they would lower their pricing structure.
    1. The NFL forced them or
    2. The market of supply and demanded it.

  72. slammincamnewton says: Apr 20, 2012 3:00 PM

    I don’t have direct tv, nor will i switch, however, the PS3 allows nfl sunday ticket. Wonder what that’ll cost.

  73. slammincamnewton says: Apr 20, 2012 3:01 PM

    Oh and between Madden and Direct tv’s monopolies on their respected products, the nfl sucks.

  74. giantbeatles says: Apr 20, 2012 3:03 PM

    What’s this “real” Redzone, with Andrew Siciliano? I had NFL Redzone last season, with Scott Hanson, and I liked it.

  75. PackersHome.com says: Apr 20, 2012 3:06 PM

    Regarding folks who have a plethora of trees … you can also get NFL Sunday Ticket via your PS3.

    I’m not sure if that’s still an option, but I remember reading about it last year when I lived in Colorado (Packers fan) and was fed up with DirecTV’s insane prices.

  76. binkystevens says: Apr 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    Ney NFL – I live in an apartment high rise and am not allowed to have a dish – what do you suggest I do to get the game?

  77. jutts says: Apr 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    I’d bet thats not for HD. They will find a way to stick it to you. So many people found out that what equated to $40 a week was a little steep. It’s alot cheaper to go out to a sports bar, have a couple of beverages and a meal for the game.
    Why can’t they figure out a way just to get your own team? Most people just want to watch “Their” team. I wish that what available.

  78. jaialaicharger says: Apr 20, 2012 3:09 PM

    maddogwhite says:Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    Sounds great in theory, but in reality DirecTV was giving current subscribers $120 off every year any way if they called in an complained. I haven’t paid full price for Sunday Ticket for over 4 years and they probably figured they should just make it a blanket discount for everyone instead of dealing with all the customer haggling.

    —–

    I tried that last season and DTV would not budge. Negotiate for me Mad Dog!

  79. phishead1313 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:10 PM

    I’ll stick to the free internet sites that are still up and running, even though homeland security tried to shut them all down. Just connect the hdmi cable to the computer and booyah, 55 inch hd game on.

  80. fuzzebear says: Apr 20, 2012 3:11 PM

    This is Great News!!! I’ve been a Direct TV subscriber since 1997. I have 6 Direct TV recievers plus the two local teams (Eagles and Giants n Jets) for a total of 8 TV’s in my basement. I have watched all the games every Sunday since 1997 (do the same thing with college football on Saturdays). I just converted all of my TV’s to LCD HD. I’m married n I laid the smack down on my wife that thuis is how it’s gonna be. She watches the games with me. Saturday’s and Sunday’s are absolutely glorious!

  81. trollhammer20 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:12 PM

    Cable and satellite are both losing a lot of customers lately. Why pay for TV service when the internet gives you unlimited movie/tv streaming for ridiculously low prices per month? Ever since Murdoch took over, DTV’s deal is to get people to sign the two-year contract, then hit ‘em with every hidden fee imaginable for the full 24 months, on pain of a $400 early termination fee.

    I would sooner gouge my eyes out than get back into a contract with DirecThieVes. They have a “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau for a reason. If you could just get The Ticket and be done with it, great, but you have to lease their slow receivers (five seconds of black every time you change a channel) and will wind up paying $100 a month or more by the time you get a decent programming setup that’s HD capable. Extra for HD, extra for the DVR….they will rook you and rook you and rook you and rook you. Their customer service is next to nonexistent. Most of it is the “retentions” department, which will give you a little discount if you threaten them long enough (and they have a LOT of people threatening).

    They see the internet and video streaming stealing their business away….it’s panic time, folks. Time to hook as many rubes as possible and hope they can make enough billions to pay the NFL for another exclusive renewal in a few years. The NFL exclusive deal is the only thing keeping them in business – the rest of their service is seriously substandard.

  82. tropicpurple says: Apr 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    cletusvandam says:Apr 20, 2012 2:50 PM

    Can anyone out there that got the streaming ticket last year on the PS3 tell me how well it works?

    —————————–

    I had it last year. Other than the first week, which was a DIASTER! It worked fine with an occassional checker-boarding aka tiling. I belive the quality was 720p, but still very good and better than putting up with New Yorkers in our local Florida bars. :-)

  83. 86chawk says: Apr 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    Yeah what a bargain all these satellite companies are with thier prices…..who in the hell do you think paid for the satellites they work off of?…..YOU & ME the taxpayers, thats who. I remember when Sunday ticket first came out….it was $50 bucks.

  84. bluemist says: Apr 20, 2012 3:18 PM

    I think Andrew Siciliano does a great job on Red Zone but I find his ears very distracting.

  85. nolahxc says: Apr 20, 2012 3:20 PM

    That’s not too bad of a deal. I’ve thought of signing up for the sunday ticket just so I could access it through my PS3.

    I still really really like the RedZone though. As a season ticket holder though, I’m only home 8 of the 16 weeks (and then 2 of those “away” weeks, we travel) so it’s probably not worth it for only 6 weeks of football that I’ll be home. But after a day of watching the RedZone channel, I literally feel like I know everything that happened in the NFL. It’s also more aimed towards the fantasy player and that’s who I am.

    This is nice to know though.

  86. briang123 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:23 PM

    There are only two reasons that they would lower their pricing structure.
    1. The NFL forced them or
    2. The market of supply and demanded it.
    ______________________________

    The answer is the market. Had the NFL demanded it, Directv would have surely said, “so how much of that $700 million that we are paying you this year are you gonna give back?”

    I’ve have asked myself how high the price for Sunday Ticket would have to go before I’d cancel. I need to see every Eagles game.

    I am beyond upset I gotta shell out $100 for RedZone Channel. That is a must-have.

  87. gridassassin says: Apr 20, 2012 3:26 PM

    I’ve been getting RED ZONE (alone) for free the past two years – just threatening to go to DishNetwork, and pointing out my long history and adoration for DirecTV.

    “Well we can’t sell that individually like DishNetwork can, but since you’re a long time customer, this year we’ll do it for you.”

    You just have to beat them down….. I love negotiating…

  88. paulitik74 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:27 PM

    Does this include through the Playstation? I can’t get Direct TV where I live, so I was going to order the PS3 app.

  89. dolfandon says: Apr 20, 2012 3:27 PM

    Has anyone confirmed or reputed that this applies to the PS3 stream?

  90. detroitcityryda says: Apr 20, 2012 3:28 PM

    Who watches every game anyway ? You have to be working for Mel kipper jr to sit there and watch re recordings all weekend of every game played ,unless you live out of your state and watch your fav home team thats the only reason i would get it ,But i dont .just need my lions on fox2, Dan miller ,wojo,fat girl Jennifer ,sunday n Monday night, n I’m gooooood.rip Killa ,4/20 I’m blaze one 4 you .

  91. stazziak says: Apr 20, 2012 3:29 PM

    about time! with the NFL network showing more games, we were paying more each season for fewer games, and for those complaining about direct tv’s customer service, Time Warner Cable sucks ten times more!

  92. ka14hof says: Apr 20, 2012 3:32 PM

    mountaindont says:
    Apr 20, 2012 1:47 PM
    Even though NFL Sunday Ticket is a great thing to have for $200 it isn`t worth the horrible customer service Direct TV provides.

    The only statement more incorrect would be, “steeler fans are objective and rational”

    WHO DEY!

  93. Jason W. says: Apr 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    @mrplow3 you can always buy a Sony Playstation 3 and purchase the NFL ticket through them.

  94. smackingfools says: Apr 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    I buy it every year just to watch Miami. I’d like a package that only included the team you want to watch.

  95. mcqphx says: Apr 20, 2012 3:34 PM

    RedZone is the best!

  96. davekva72 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    It’s nice that they dropped the price, but to be honest, I’ve gotten the NFL ticket for under $200 for several years. All you have to do, is call Directv, tell them you’re canceling the NFL ticket, and all of your pay channels(HBO, Cinemax, etc), and they will offer you a crazy discount to keep everything. I call every 6 months, and they give me $40 a month off my bill to keep the pay channels. I call before football season, and they give me $20 a month off my bill(for 6 months) to keep the NFL Ticket. You just have to ask.

  97. jikkle49 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:40 PM

    I’ll probably stick to the Redzone and NFL Game Rewind combo this season but if it’s $200 on the PS3 and it works than I might be tempted.

  98. schmitty2 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:41 PM

    fuzzebear says:
    Apr 20, 2012 3:11 PM
    This is Great News!!! I’ve been a Direct TV subscriber since 1997. I have 6 Direct TV recievers plus the two local teams (Eagles and Giants n Jets) for a total of 8 TV’s in my basement. I have watched all the games every Sunday since 1997 (do the same thing with college football on Saturdays). I just converted all of my TV’s to LCD HD. I’m married n I laid the smack down on my wife that thuis is how it’s gonna be. She watches the games with me. Saturday’s and Sunday’s are absolutely glorious

    8 tv’s in your basement?? It’s ok to like football but thats a tad overboard bud

  99. touchdownroddywhite says: Apr 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    For everybody whining about DTV customer service, just get a PS3 and order Sunday Ticket on it…

  100. baily67 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    Directv customer service is hands above the others, Dish, AT&T Uverse, Comcast, I’ve had all 4 and Directv at least answers the phone with a live person! It’s still a bit steep in my opinion. I had it free last year so anything more than that is too much. But it is a great package.

  101. laeaglefan says: Apr 20, 2012 3:53 PM

    This “exclusive rights” thing is a bunch of BS. They should make all of the games available on NFL.com like they do with MLB.com. They can charge a subscription fee, as long as its reasonable, but give more people a chance to see their teams play.

  102. ericn42000 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:53 PM

    NICE! Cant live without it!!!!

  103. southpaw77 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:54 PM

    One day Time Warner will wake up and give its customers NFL sunday ticket and NFL network.

    Oops, I’m dreaming.

  104. whoknowsnothing says: Apr 20, 2012 3:54 PM

    lol!!!!

    last post was 2:50pm

    This post might get deleted just like the last two.

  105. jthurley84 says: Apr 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    For those who think this is for 1st time subs it isn’t. like I said been a customer with ST for 5 seasons, and this will be 6th, and got the discounted new rate.

    Also for anyone who signed up within past month call DirecTV and ask about getting it for free, as it’s being offered for first time subs free like every year.

  106. buddyleefarnsworth says: Apr 20, 2012 3:57 PM

    Poor customer service and red zone available through cable.

    DTV is kinda like blockbuster. They gouged us for years and now that they have competition with the red zone (smart on NFL’s part to retain) they are desperate to attract new customers

    Poor, outsourced customer service and price gouging for years.. hope DTV goes bankrupt.

  107. markmanxp says: Apr 20, 2012 3:57 PM

    I’m presuming Directv losing 14 games to Thursday night has something to do with the price decrease.

  108. howiehandles says: Apr 20, 2012 3:57 PM

    About time.

    “Even though NFL Sunday Ticket is a great thing to have for $200 it isn`t worth the horrible customer service Direct TV provides.”

    I’ve had Direct TV for over 11 years, and their customer service has been outstanding for me.

    Had Comcast…horrible
    Uverse, customer service was ok, but service sucked.

  109. howiehandles says: Apr 20, 2012 4:01 PM

    “You just have to beat them down….. I love negotiating…”

    That’s great that you feel you’re a master negotiator, but every 6 months they’ll give you something for free, provided your a current customer, especially if you’ve been with them for a bit. This is directly from their mouths.

    Haven’t paid for Sunday Ticket in three years. I save all my freebies for ST.

    Red Zone is nice, but its like watching the highlights. I’d rather watch the full game and see things develop, not just the scoring plays.

  110. trollhammer20 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:03 PM

    Wow, looks like DTV and their team of viral marketers located this thread pretty quickly.

  111. howiehandles says: Apr 20, 2012 4:05 PM

    “I think Andrew Siciliano does a great job on Red Zone but I find his ears very distracting.”

    Why do you think the picture is so good?

    “They have a “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau for a reason.”

    You do realize that the BBB is a not what it seems to be. It’s not the consumer advocate everyone thinks it is. Check their board of directors.

  112. howiehandles says: Apr 20, 2012 4:08 PM

    “I live in the DC area, have watched every Browns game for years, and have never paid a dime. It’s not that hard to figure out.”

    Why would you pay to watch the Browns? They should pay you.

  113. upperdecker19 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:09 PM

    You couldn’t even park at a stadium for $200 a year.

  114. violentbynature says: Apr 20, 2012 4:12 PM

    @setaoc1

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Everybody wants everything for free, nobody wants to pay for anything anymore. That is what happens when you have a Welfare state like our country. If you can afford it you get it, if you can’t you don’t. Pretty simple math.

  115. violentbynature says: Apr 20, 2012 4:15 PM

    I have had Ticket for the last 8 years, have had DTV for 10, have no complaint about either one. To have a chance to watch the Seahawks every week in Oklahoma is just f-ing awesome, and getting to do it at a reduced price, even better. GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!

  116. alreggie says: Apr 20, 2012 4:31 PM

    Have had Directv and Sunday ticket for years. Can’t complain. Great customer service. 200 bucks for all those games…..way better deal than I’m getting for my cell phone at this time. Hope Verizon is next.

  117. bluemist says: Apr 20, 2012 4:34 PM

    I have had Sunday Ticket for over 10 years. To those wondering about the discounts, google for the DTV forums and read the comments. I got half off this past season. Threatening them is the key.

    I like to watch Red Zone when there are no great games on. At least you get to see the best of the worst.

  118. themightywhitey says: Apr 20, 2012 4:42 PM

    i know its “Sunday ” ticket but they should be able to broadcast ALL the preseason games live …..use other channels if need be

  119. jobiwon22 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:48 PM

    DirectTV keeps giving the NFL more money to be exclusive so I figure the price would keep going up. It was getting too expensive and I was going to cancel. I haven’t paid full price for a while either. They wouldn’t deal during the strike. Then I got someone that wouldn’t give me anything off the ticket. They gave me money off my base package instead = $120 . I called back again and got $60 off the ticket. I was going to try to switch to NFL rewind, but I would have to up my internet and not watch the games live.
    Before I was married with kids, it would be worth it. Now I only watch my team. That’s the package I want to buy. SF got 5 primetime games this year and at least 3 others will be the national fox game. Why pay all that money for only a few games? I hate the if its on the local channel blackout rule. I can understand the home market one. If I am paying this much money, I want the whole game in its entirety. Last year the Giants game was blacked out and on my local channel instead. The local 1:00 game finished and they switched to an overtime game. I missed the whole 1st quarter. Another time, my local channel decided to show my game at the last minute and I was recording a blacked out dish channel. They can do better than this for fans.

  120. greenbay4ever says: Apr 20, 2012 4:48 PM

    Direct TV straight up lied to me and did not give me the ticket last year for free. I love football but as soon as my contract is up I am done with Direct TV.

    Good news though about the pricing.

  121. msstiller58 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:50 PM

    Direct TV Sunday ticket is awesome. And if you follow college team you can actually buy a game at a time. I used to drive four hours to my mother’s in Pittsburgh to watch the Steelers games and then drive four hours back home. DirecTV service is a wonderful it beats the heck out of Dish which we had for about two years. And we have a 3-D TV is so ESPN 3-D is awesome.

  122. dayumyou says: Apr 20, 2012 4:53 PM

    streamed it last year through my PS3 and it worked okay…I’ll get it again this year too…it totally spoils u…LOL…hell I’d pay $500 for it but don’t tell them that:)

  123. zillabeast says: Apr 20, 2012 5:09 PM

    I wonder of they slashed the PS3 direct tv as well

  124. xmgmx says: Apr 20, 2012 5:15 PM

    sirsupersouthern, You are absolutely correct. I have HAD direct TV, switched back to cable three years ago. dtv sucks, and the service is terrible. Sunday ticket is too expensive. I stream 3 or 4 games on my laptop, all at once, and watch the main ones on the local channel on TV.

  125. ken0west says: Apr 20, 2012 5:33 PM

    Have any of the people who claim Red Zone is better than or even comparable to sunday Ticket actually ever had Sunday Ticket? Everyone I know who says that has never had Sunday Ticket.

    You also need to call them and insist on the commercial install. Only good way to run like 4+ receivers with HD and dual tuners in one room. The over head on running in all the cables is severe but so worth it.

  126. realityonetwo says: Apr 20, 2012 6:10 PM

    It does suck to pay $320 to watch the Browns only win 4 games a year though.

    ———–

    So? Bet against ‘em. And you’ll be happy when they lose…

  127. olcap says: Apr 20, 2012 6:19 PM

    I stopped Sunday Ticket like 6 years ago. The reason I stopped is, I got tired of getting screwed out of parts of the late games. The way it’s supposed to work, is that a particular game that’s supposed to be shown in the local market, will be switched to a Sunday Ticket channel if the local market, for whatever reason, can’t show the scheduled game. Trouble is, it doesn’t work half the time, and so I missed part of the first quarter, sometimes over half of it, for games that I really wanted to see.
    Instead, I would have to watch some lame game that went to overtime, whether it was being shown in the local market or not, keep switching back and forth between the two channels so I’d be able to see when they decided to start showing the game some freaking place.

    Then there is absolutely nobody to call to complain to. If you call DirecTV, they say the NFL controls where the games are shown, and just TRY to call the NFL. They have an unlisted number. And you know what? They don’t care. They think we’re all idiots that will keep handing them over $200 each year for something they don’t even properly maintain or administer.

    So, it’s basically a product with absolutely ZERO customer service. It’s also very aggravating to me, to miss part of something that I’m paying for, so, for that reason alone, I would not re-up with Sunday Ticket if they sold it to me for $100, or even $50. It’s not worth it, and it’s just one of the reasons I hate the current NFL leadership.

  128. raenray2 says: Apr 20, 2012 6:28 PM

    I love how people say that DirecTv has a monopoly on the Sunday ticket. Thing is the NFL sells it to whoever wants it. It’s a contract. Directv just offers more money then anyone else. If you guys want your cable company to get it then write to them. Thing is the cable companies are to cheap. They actually make you pay more just to get the NFL channel. It’s free for directv and dish customers. The NFL channel is in there basic package. Unlike cable you need to buy the sports package then extra for NFL and other sports channel. That’s a monopoly the fact that they won’t pay the NFL to carry the channel. I have cable cause of my location but I use to have directv and I can’t wait to move to get it again. I have CableVision and all we have is ESPN for football and that’s the worst channel for football. So like it or not its not Directv fault they just pay to keep there customers happy when the cable companies don’t care about the customers cause they know either way you are given them a call if not for tv then internet or phone so either way they have ya. So why should they pay for a football package when they don’t need it to make sales. That’s what the cable companies are thinking. So cut down your trees and stop complaning about how directv has a monapoly over the Sunday ticket. If you want it that bad then clean up your backyard. I have seen guys chop down acres of big trees to get directv. Everyone knows someone with a chain saw and a ladder. Get to work cause the cable companies are not going to shell out the money to give to the NFL for the Sunday ticket. And if the cable company did get it . They will charge double of what directv charges so good luck with that.

  129. trapshoot says: Apr 20, 2012 6:32 PM

    Grrrrrreat!!!

  130. msstiller58 says: Apr 20, 2012 6:39 PM

    I’m surprised at how many of you only watch your favorite tea
    ‘s games. You are missing some good games.

  131. thewake91 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:06 PM

    I love directv except for the lag problem. while turning channels and using the dvr it seems to take 5 to 6 seconds before something actually works

  132. Corey W. says: Apr 20, 2012 8:12 PM

    I had Sunday Ticket for the first time last season, I was so stoked to finally be able to watch my Eagles live every Sunday, then I got a front row seat to the crapfest that was the Dream Team.

    I wasn’t planning on renewing it this year because it was free last year for signing up and $300 is ridiculous, but $200 is very manageable, especially if you pay per month for it. DirecTV will probably make more by making it cheaper. Find more people to pay $200 instead of the few that want to pay $300

  133. jjbadd says: Apr 20, 2012 8:33 PM

    I really miss the days when I could program DTV cards…I never missed a Bronco game. I know someone has successfully hacked them again.. but I can’t find any info at all about it!

  134. doe22us says: Apr 20, 2012 8:34 PM

    $7-Red zone, highlights how the scoring play develops versus $200-, Red Zone any day.

  135. agc99 says: Apr 20, 2012 9:14 PM

    I don’t trust directv there’s a catch somewhere.

  136. hemiguy08 says: Apr 20, 2012 9:48 PM

    If you don’t like DirecTV, drop them, buy a PlayStation 3, and watch the games. You also get a Blu-Ray player. I don’t game but the thing has everything you want. NFL, MLB, NHL, Netflix…that’ll solve your DirecTV problem.

  137. philrat says: Apr 20, 2012 11:39 PM

    I guess the new rules changes last year aren’t as popular as Roger Goodell claims they were. Combine this with a playoff team in Cincinnati who couldn’t sellout games and the NFL isn’t looking too good.

  138. astrosfan75956 says: Apr 21, 2012 12:17 AM

    Good, it was way overpriced.

  139. bealeman says: Apr 21, 2012 3:02 AM

    Let’s hope they reduce the Game Pass for those of us overseas too. $279 last year, including RedZone and game reviews up to 3 prior seasons. All internet.

  140. joetoronto says: Apr 21, 2012 6:23 AM

    I’ve had DirecTV for many years and the Sunday Ticket since it’s inception, and I’ve never had one bad experience with their customer service.

    I don’t understand all the bashing.

    Anyway, the Sunday Ticket worth allot more than what they charge, IMO.

  141. 4thandnone says: Apr 21, 2012 8:17 AM

    I just looked at their website and this is an advertising trick. The $199 price does not include the red zone channel. Sunday Ticket with the red zone channel is $299.

  142. olcap says: Apr 21, 2012 10:05 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Apr 21, 2012 6:23 AM

    I’ve had DirecTV for many years and the Sunday Ticket since it’s inception, and I’ve never had one bad experience with their customer service.
    ————-

    The customer service that you are so pleased with, is for DirecTV, not Sunday Ticket.

    DirecTV customer servcice will tell you that they can’t do anything about your issues with Sunday Ticket, because it’s all run by the NFL. Since you can’t contact the NFL, then where is your brilliant customer service for Sunday Ticket, there, Joe?

  143. dirtierwater says: Apr 23, 2012 2:24 AM

    Capital investment of $600 (ya tightwads), 3 years of service
    1. Buy DTV after 2nd qtr earnings
    2. Sell after 3rd qtr earnings
    3. Profit, free service.

    4. Stop bitching.

    On a side note, I like Dtv service and Sunday Ticket. I don’t use it as much as say, a Cleveland fan may, as my team is qualified for mucho national TV, but it’s still cool nonetheless. $200 is probably worth it but I appreciate all the posts about being able to ‘negotiate’ with the company. Will try that. Profitx2.

  144. Tiny Steps Mommy says: Apr 23, 2012 4:37 PM

    Got to find an angle to negotiate this time around. $200 isnt awful, but I want RedZone. Redzone isnt worth 100 by itself. They need to pony up RedZone for free. Especially us long time customers. The place to get em is when all of the newbies get free ST. Then I call up and tell em that they need to reward the vets not the newbies.

  145. 4evrnyt says: Apr 23, 2012 8:40 PM

    The only subscription service I’d pay for is if they offer’d the coaches tape view of the game, that would be worth $200.

  146. peachyc39 says: Apr 24, 2012 12:45 PM

    I agree with you whoisedgy. I have Comcast/Xfinity Cable and all we have is the NFL Redzone that just focuses on certain plays…usually big 3rd downs or scores. It would be nice if we could get something more like the Sunday Ticket. Being a niners fan living in Tennessee now unless its a huge game they don’t show theirs on TV at all.

  147. polishkingski says: Apr 24, 2012 2:16 PM

    i have weighed the pros and cons of pay tv for the nfl and i am standing pat. the bills sell out for sure the first four home games and if they ever become good they will sell out the last four. plus i like watching the giants and we get allot of gmen at 4:00pm. besides if the bills suck i would rather watch meaningful games late in the season than just being a pathetic homer.

  148. 420fan says: Apr 24, 2012 2:38 PM

    Directv is the best!

  149. spartyfi says: Apr 24, 2012 2:43 PM

    Funny thing about this, you can get the same package on PS3 for $149.

    Now how is it possible they can offer it cheaper than DirecTV?

  150. 420fan says: Apr 24, 2012 2:47 PM

    getting bored yet?

  151. 420fan says: Apr 24, 2012 3:06 PM

    wow, you left two comments finally!!!

  152. defiantgiant66 says: Apr 24, 2012 9:45 PM

    It’s 200 bucks here in Canada. Has been for years.

  153. hisandherpes says: Apr 25, 2012 1:22 AM

    I switched from TWC to DirecTV last August to get the free Sunday ticket for the 2011 season provided I sign on to a two-year contract. The service TWC provided is in every way but one(the NFL ticket) better than DirecTV. I haven’t had any problems with DTV’s customer service, but the installation crew was terrible, the cost of the equipment is much higher than TWC, the lag time when changing channels gets tedious, the DVR functionality is about 10 years behind TWC’s technology, and losing the signal during storms is something that never happened with cable but happens too often with the satelite. I love the Sunday ticket, but I’d much rather have TWC the other 348 days of the year. When my contract expires, I will happily go back to the days of watching NFL Sundays at local bars and/or buddies’ houses. If TWC had the Sunday ticket, I’d be willing to pay at least $100 more per year for it than what DTV charges.

  154. spawn201 says: Apr 25, 2012 4:16 PM

    200 bucks is still way to damn expensive.

  155. iggles20 says: Apr 25, 2012 6:16 PM

    About friggin time they do something for existing customers for a change instead of just new ones.

    Too bad they just didn’t make it $150.

  156. thetooloftools says: Apr 26, 2012 5:33 PM

    It doesn’t matter… when that Direct TV deal dries up… the NFL network will pick up more digital sub channels and put their own subscriber package together.
    I would.

  157. chitownmike says: Apr 27, 2012 12:38 PM

    Thank God! Ive almost been divorced about 4 times because of the price!

  158. judsonjr says: Apr 27, 2012 4:01 PM

    I switched from Comcast to DTV last year and I don’t have any complaints.

    I pay less to DTV than Comcast for the same service. Plus with DirecTV I actually get a DVR + an extra box + HBO. This is even considering non-promo pricing.

    The DTV box is 1000% better than Comcast, especially since they updated the UI. It’s fast and responsive, while Comcast’s UI looked like it was made in 1995.

    When it comes to Red Zone, Scott Hansen > Andrew S. I like Andrew, but to me he’s always a radio personality.

  159. joe.attaboy says: Apr 27, 2012 4:43 PM

    jumpball81td says: Apr 20, 2012 2:35 PM

    I read the directv release. Add $100 for redzone and games in HD. So it’s really $300 total.

    Wrong.

    You get the games in HD whether you get the basic package or the Max package. You have to have HD service on the receiver (which they charge you for anyway for other HD content).

    You didn’t read the page correctly.

  160. joe.attaboy says: Apr 27, 2012 4:46 PM

    jutts says: Apr 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    I’d bet thats not for HD….

    Wrong. Go to the page and look. There are two packages. One offers all the games…in HD…along with the Game Mix and Play Tracker.

    The Max packages add the Internet streaming and Red Zone.

    It’s right in the middle of the page. Read it.

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/sports/nfl

  161. lbmore3 says: May 12, 2012 1:50 AM

    Just when I thought DTV was doing the right thing for lowering the price for nfl sunday tix, I went to the website to see what the catch was…bingo
    Yes $199 is an outstanding price… you lose red zone channel (dont really care but I would glance @ it occasionally) but the one thing I did like is the nfl shortcuts 30 min game replay. Now we have to pay an extra $100 to watch these 2 programs plus some other hustle dtv wants to add to it’s new Max package. Ridiculous

  162. bigdog531 says: Jun 1, 2012 3:35 AM

    This is my opinion and my own observation into this NFL Package Direct Ticket and Redzone. The NFL has hit gold with this Redzone and NFL Direct Ticket. If i was the NFL i would fire the person who made the deal with Direct TV for only 4 Billion Dollars. Watch the next deal they make i promise it will be for much much more. I would say that it will be double or even triple the price of 4 billion. It will be your major cable companies (who are territory protected) bidding on this package and the sat companies all combining assets to get this package. once this happens I can predict a change in demand for satelite services. I like triple play offers from cable companies, I like no contracts …..Directv 2 year contract is like so old fashion if the service was so good let the customer decide the time he wants to stay. They tried to be more friendly by saying it is not contract but an agreement..hahhahah is that a joke or what . How dumb do they think the american public is ….. I will stay with cable and Redzone I love football but the season is only about 6 months that contract is 24 months …I will wait for Direct tv to end that agreement with the NFL and then we will see open bidding ….Or the NFL might handle the direct ticket themselves who knows..hahhahhah again these are just my thoughts.

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