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Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:23

DirecTV to raise prices again

Written by David Stellmack


As much as a 4% increase coming in February
Satellite giant DirecTV has announced that yet again they will be raising prices. The news might come as a bit of a shock to those subscribers who thought that the pricing would stay static this year. The price increase will come starting on February 10th and will appear on billing statements issued after that date.

The increase can be as much as 4%, depending on which package and which options you have. One thing that is certain to set customers off is that DirecTV will be increasing its lease or mirroring receiver fee to $6 per month per receiver.

While some are already commenting that the continued price increases by the provider have become an annual occurrence, many forums have seen very outspoken subscribers over the increases. Meanwhile, the company has said that costs continue to escalate for programming and the technology to deliver the programming. While this might be true, it still does not make the news any more palatable for subscribers.

Speaking of technology, DirecTV continues to be the leader in the U.S. market space for 3D TV programming; and apparently that is going to continue, with additional 3D channels expected to come on line later this year. In addition, DirecTV is also planning for some satellite transitions, as well, which will both cost the company money.

David Stellmack

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+5 #1 muddocktor 2010-12-30 13:07
Well, I guess that means I need to check into pricing with their competition, Dish Network. At least Dish has receivers that can feed more than 1 TV in the house with different channels. Sorry bastards with directv are already hitting me with $8 extra per month for 2 other receivers and it only took them about 10 seconds to enter in the receiver ID's for the extra receivers into their computer system. BTW, I also own my receivers; they aren't rented from the bastards, so they have no extra costs involved with giving me service.
 
 
+4 #2 GrumpyOldMan 2010-12-31 22:34
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Soooo basically I'm payin for someone else to watch 3D?

And where the hell is all the 3D porn???

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0 #3 JasonS132 2011-02-08 02:11
Price Increases are never good. It makes me mad when they happen every year like clockwork. work for Dish Network I have had to deal with this anger as well as directv customers have. The TV industry today is a dynamic place that is ran by contracts, and when the contracts runs out everyone thinks their channel(s) is worth a lot more then the previous contract. This is where TV Providers walk a thin line between keeping customers with channels and keeping the rates reasonable, At DISH we went one step further, yes we did have a price increase just as the other providers did, but we have put in a 2 year price guarantee on the price, not a promotional price or just for new customer, but for all customers, for the next 2 years, the top packages will stay at the price they are at.
 

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