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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
As of 04/10/2019
From a sports fan perspective (English Language Only). This does not include any temporary promotional prices

$10/month - Sling World Sports - BEIN Sports, BEIN Spanish, BEIN Sports Connect Online Channels, Outside TV, Willow TV, Willow TV Extra, Trace Sports Stars, Nautical Channel
An easy way to add BEIN if your main provider doesnt carry it or if BEIN is all you want. Willow is a cricket network too.

There is also a new service called Fanatiz for $10/month which includes the 3 BEIN Channels above plus GOLTV and some foreign language international soccer channels

$15/month - AT&T Watch TV - TBS/TNT/TruTV
New plan included in certain AT&T phone plans and available for stand alone purchase that includes all the Turner Networks for MLB/NBA/NCAA

$25/month - Sling Orange - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 content, TBS, TNT, Stadium
The cheapest price point available to get ESPN/2/TBS/TNT. Also include the Free Stadium 24/7 Channel

$25/month - Sling Blue - FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Local FOX/NBC affiliate and RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTV, NFL Network, Stadium
The cheapest price point available to get FOX/NBC/Turner/NFL Network/RSN. Also include the Free Stadium 24/7 Channel

$30/month - Sling Orange & Sports Pack - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 content, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, SEC Network, TBS, TNT, PAC 12 Network, NBA Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strikezone, Tennis Channel, BEIN Sports, Stadium, Stadium Plus, OutsideTV, Motorsport TV
The cheapest price point available to get all ESPN Networks, TBS, and TNT with some other specialty sport networks.

$35/month - Sling Blue & Sports Pack - FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Local Fox/NBC Affiliate and RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTv, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strikezone, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, Pac 12 Network, BEIN Sports, Stadium, Stadium Plus, OutsideTV, Motorsport TV
Gets you pretty much all sports channels except the ESPN Networks, CBSSN, Big 10 Network.

$40/month - Sling Orange/Blue Combo- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 Content, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Local NBC/FOX Affiliate and RSN (if available)
The Cheapest way to get both ESPN and NBC/Fox Sports networks

$45/month - Hulu Live TV - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN GoalLine, ESPN College Extra, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX Affiliate and RSN (if available)
The cheapest package to include ESPN/Fox/CBS/NBC sports networks and affiliates

PS VUE also had their Access plan at $45 which includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Golf Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, and Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX Affiliate (if available)

$50/month - PS Vue Core - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available)
If you can live without NHL Network, BEIN, PAC 12 Network, and Tennis Channel and need the NFL Network, this is the best package for you.

Sling Orange/Blue Combo with Sports is also available at $50/month. The advantage of this over PS Vue at the same price point is MLB Strikezone, NFL Redzone, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, PAC 12 Network, Stadium Plus and BEIN. However you lose the Big 10 Network, CBSSN, and your local CBS/ABC/NBC/FOX if available. This is the cheapest way to get NFL Red Zone combined with the ESPN networks. As a College sports fan, I would rather have CBS Sports Network instead of the Pro Sports Networks. However if you dont Iike the college sports on CBS SN then Sling would be a better fit.

YouTube TV is also available at $50/month of you prefer the Tennis Channel to the NFL Network.

DirecTV Now has their Plus Package available at this $50 price point. It contains ESPN/2, FS1, NBCSN, TBS/TNT/TruTV

$55/month - FuboTv - FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, PAC 12 Network, Fox Soccer Plus, NFL Network, NBA Network, BEIN, Eleven Sports, Local NBC/CBS/FOX and RSN (If available)
Fubo has a sports pack available for additional $9/month which will add NFL Redzone, Tennis Channel, Stadium and the Stadium Xtra channels and other minor Sports Networks/Alternate feeds like the PAC 12 regional networks, Fox College Sports Network, and Gol TV

$60/month - PS Vue Core w/ Sports Pack - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available), SPORTS PACK CHANNELS - NFL Red Zone, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Eleven Sports, the Fox College Sports Networks Trio, Longhorn Network, MLB Strike Zone, Outside TV, Stadium overflow feeds, and National feeds of Fox and NBC RSN's.
This gets you virtually every English Language sports channel except Stadium, NHL Network, BEIN, PAC 12 Network, and the Tennis Channel

If you would prefer The Tennis Channel to NFL Redzone and the other Sports pack channels you can get PS Vue Elite package for $60

$70/month - PS Vue Elite w/ Sports Pack - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA Network, Tennis Channel, Stadium, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX affiliate and RSN (if available), SPORTS PACK CHANNELS - NFL Red Zone, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Eleven Sports, the Fox College Sports Networks Trio, Longhorn Network, MLB Strike Zone, Outside TV, Stadium overflow feeds, and National feeds of NESN and FOX/NBC RSN's.
This gets you virtually every English Language sports channel except NHL Network, BEIN, and PAC 12 Network.

DirecTV Now has a $70 Max Package that contains ESPN/2/U/News, FS1/2, NBCSN, CBSSN, TBS/TNT/TruTV, Golf, Olympic, SEC Network, Big 10 Network, and your RSN
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
YouTube TV is adding the Discovery networks and increasing their price to $50/month as of today. Will kickin for current subs next month
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(04-10-2019 12:40 PM)solohawks Wrote:  YouTube TV is adding the Discovery networks and increasing their price to $50/month as of today. Will kickin for current subs next month

Yup, current YoutubeTV subscribers just got their 30 day notice. This might actually help you in some cases as networks like HGTV will be available now.

YoutubeTV still a great deal for my particular situation.
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Updated price and channels for YouTube TV.
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TVision by T-Mobile has launched in several cities.
$100/month for 155 channels.

https://www.t-mobile.com/tv?msclkid=7018...&gclsrc=ds

Don’t think they will be successful with that offer.
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Yeah i dont see the market demanding another high dollar carrier. Looks like they are trying to steal cable/satellite dwindling market share
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I called Layer3 before asking about their service. They say they consider themselves a competitor for premium service primarily.

If you look on their website they have big discounts for things like DVR, something you really don't need with everything on demand anyways.

https://www.t-mobile.com/tv

The content delivery system is supposed to be first rate. I put some value into how the content is delivered up to a certain point. I don't want to hunt through 600 apps to find what I need or choose between different streams for picture.

The high end delivery features I don't see them worth the dollar value, technology that will become standard in a few years. The replace your TV providers cable box with another cable box that sucks 9-10 dollars of electricity a month, another thing to consider.

The intent with the TV service is to eventually bundle it with phone and home service through a 5G wifi repeater type device. Verizon home 5G is 70 dollars but 50 dollars if you bundle with cell service.

Bundled cost estimated for the major carriers

Home TV (70)
Home Internet (50)
Cell Phone (40)

It will be cheaper because with a bundle you could be paying 160 instead of 220 for all of that but its not going to be cheap.
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Ps Vue droppes NESN today. Now only YouTube TV and FUBO gives New Englanders both RSNs
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Philo is dropping the $16 package and only new subscribers will only have the $20 option starting May 6.

Existing subscribers who have the $16 package will be able to keep the package or those who sign up before May 6th.
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Hey MWC Tex, tried to send you PM but it would only let me do email.
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(05-14-2019 09:02 PM)solohawks Wrote:  Hey MWC Tex, tried to send you PM but it would only let me do email.

Looks like I had the pm option off. It is active now.
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Sent. Thank you sir
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So I signed up for DirecTV Now at its launch when it was $45 for all the channels plus HBO and Cinemax. Due to price increases it is now $64 for the same 2 simultaneous stream service. I was wondering if anyone would be interetsed in splitting the cost with me for $32/month.

Each party would have 1 dedicated stream for them/their family for unlimited use. If 2 people are interested i can add a third stream for $5 and the cost would be $23/person/month.

I dont wanna cancel because this is a grandfathered package that gets pretty much every channel you would want but the cost has crept up.

Anyone interested in splitting the cost? PM me if so
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Seems like some of these sites are now offering free access to compete with Pluto and Xumo. Both those free sites with ads, also have on demand stuff like the expensive ones. Youtube now have Youtube Free Movies just to compete with Xumo, Vudu, Pluto, PopcornFlix, Frightflix and TubiTV. Vudu is owned by Walmart and they added sporting events on demand.
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I think price increases of these OTT service from $40 to around $60 dollars per month are alienating customers.

The problem with OTT is once a customer cuts the cord its a philosophy shift toward streaming services in general. Eventually they find the product they want for free.

Its a race to the bottom and unless the OTT is offering exceptional product for an exceptional price they are cooked.

I pay $25 dollars for an 1100 channel TV package that includes all the premium channels. Its not as cheap as Philo but its not as expensive as Fubo either. Yet the level of channels it has blows away what Fubo is offering, even in sports where Fubo is strong.
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(05-17-2019 06:05 AM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  I think price increases of these OTT service from $40 to around $60 dollars per month are alienating customers.

The problem with OTT is once a customer cuts the cord its a philosophy shift toward streaming services in general. Eventually they find the product they want for free.

Its a race to the bottom and unless the OTT is offering exceptional product for an exceptional price they are cooked.

I pay $25 dollars for an 1100 channel TV package that includes all the premium channels. Its not as cheap as Philo but its not as expensive as Fubo either. Yet the level of channels it has blows away what Fubo is offering, even in sports where Fubo is strong.

Honestly that sounds like a pirated service
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(05-17-2019 02:41 PM)solohawks Wrote:  
(05-17-2019 06:05 AM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  I think price increases of these OTT service from $40 to around $60 dollars per month are alienating customers.

The problem with OTT is once a customer cuts the cord its a philosophy shift toward streaming services in general. Eventually they find the product they want for free.

Its a race to the bottom and unless the OTT is offering exceptional product for an exceptional price they are cooked.

I pay $25 dollars for an 1100 channel TV package that includes all the premium channels. Its not as cheap as Philo but its not as expensive as Fubo either. Yet the level of channels it has blows away what Fubo is offering, even in sports where Fubo is strong.

Honestly that sounds like a pirated service

IPTV reseller.
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Sling is offer a great deal if you pay for 3 months advance.
Get an antenna for free and the Air TV player for $70.

It looks interesting but I need to know more about it as if I understand correctly, the OTA channels integrate into the Sling app and can use the existing Roku devices to get the OTA channels.
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(05-21-2019 04:44 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Sling is offer a great deal if you pay for 3 months advance.
Get an antenna for free and the Air TV player for $70.

It looks interesting but I need to know more about it as if I understand correctly, the OTA channels integrate into the Sling app and can use the existing Roku devices to get the OTA channels.

Sling is excellent if you live alone; sharing can be a problem though.
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ABC, CBS, CW, NBC, Fox and PBS are supposed to be free tv that you get with tv antennas and rabbit ears. That is for locals. But, now local channels demand money from people who get them by the cable companies. Those channels are supposed to be free for local weather and natural disasters. That is why local channels sell tv ad spots.
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