We have been and will be competitive with any pay TV provider. We're spreading our costs over a wide customer base.... It's unlikely another competitor in the market place will have an effect (on rates).
"Robert William Stanley Mercer" Community of the Resurrection/CR is a Roman Catholic priest in England. Formerly an Anglican bishop, he was the fourth Diocese of Matabeleland/Bishop of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe, a diocese of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, a Ecclesiastical province#Anglican Communion/province of the Anglican Communion. Since 2012 he has been a priest in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, a personal ordinariate for former Anglicans within the Roman Catholic Church in the United Kingdom.
Mercer was educated at Grey School, Port Elizabeth and St Paul’s Theological College, Grahamstown. Ordained as a deacon in 1959 and as a priest a year later, his first post was as a curate at Hillside, Bulawayo. After time at St Teilo’s Carmarthen, he returned to his homeland.
In 1970, he was deported from South Africa because of his stand against apartheid, specifically for running, with other Anglican clerics, a multi-racial parish at Stellenbosch University. He was then chaplain of St Augustine's School, Penhalonga and then Rector (ecclesiastical)/rector of Borrowdale, Harare.More Robert Mercer on Wikipedia.
We have serious concerns that the end result of this auction will be that terrestrial services will begin to operate in our frequency band and interfere with millions of satellite TV customers' television service.
That really put us on the same competitive footing as cable.
The federal legislation that allows us to provide local channels requires that we use the Nielsen Media Research designated market areas to determine which local channels we can legally offer in a given area.
Programming fees have significantly outpaced the average increase of a DirecTV customer's bill.
We're working on a fail-safe solution to be sure this doesn't happen again.
It's less of a problem since satellite TV came on the scene going back to 1994. With competition on the scene, they had to provide better customer service, and they also had to begin rolling out a digital product.
We don't expect it to have any impact on our Mega Madness package. The experience is not the same.