Stop Cheating and Get DIRECTV for Bars and Restaurants

As a bar owner, have you ever used your home DIRECTV equipment at your bar, pub, or restaurant?  Did you get away with it?  If so, you might think you really pulled one over on DIRECTV.  The truth is, what you’re doing is wrong and you’re not fooling anyone.  If you keep doing it, it’s only a matter of time before you get caught.  The pay TV companies have a way of tracking these things, and they will fine bar owners who violate the law.  To help keep you on the right track, Signal Connect has a solution for bringing DIRECTV programming to your bar or pub.

Stealing DIRECTV at Your Bar…

Each time you have a TV on in your bar or pub, you’re providing what’s known as a “public performance.”  If you charge for that performance – or profit from it – you’re legally required to pay the company supplying that programming.  This is why there are disclaimers on sports events that state, “This program is the exclusive property of the National Football League,” etc.)  What this warning implies is simple: if you show this in your business, you owe the provider a fee.

If you’re using your home satellite dish in your bar and restaurant, you’re violating the law.  You might have gotten away with it the first time but if you make a habit of it, DIRECTV will catch you.  Using a VPN to hide your location won’t protect you, either.  The folks at Netflix and DIRECTV have ways of tracking you down.  This is not a scare tactic.  (This same goes for you bar owners who are illegally streaming Netflix programming in your businesses.  You know who you are!)    

The Consequences of Illegal Streaming

So, what happens when DIRECTV finds out you’ve been illegally watching its programming?  They could let you off easy by sending you a cease-and-desist letter.   If they have a bee in their bonnet, they could sue you.  This could cause you to lose your business.  Some slick lawyers could pressure you into settling for a few grand, which is a lot of money for owners of small bars.  In most cases, is more than what the bar owner would have paid if he/she got a commercial DIRECTV account.  Hopefully these facts help you see that trying to cheat DIRECTV is not worth the risk.

DIRECTV for Bars and Restaurants

Want to know the best way to provide entertainment for your customers without getting in trouble?  Get a commercial DIRECTV account for your bar, pub, or restaurant.  DIRECTV delivers your customers’ favorite sports and entertainment in stunning, high-definition reception.  Because you set it up as a commercial account, you’ll be allowed to show all of this programming in your business.  The cost of having DIRECTV in your bar is offset by the money that you’ll bring in.  It works quite simply: when a sporting event is on, for example, people tend to stay longer and order more food and drinks.  As a result, you earn more money.  We call this “beer math,” and it’s a real thing.

Get Commercial DIRECTV from Signal Connect

Do you want to know more about a commercial DIRECTV account for your bar?  Signal Connect is here to help you.  As an AT&T Preferred Dealer, we deliver DIRECTV to bar owners just like you.  We’ll take care of everything from helping you choose the right programming package to your satellite TV equipment, installation, and much more.  We understand that getting DIRECTV for bars and restaurants is a big decision, and we know that you have a lot of questions.  This is why you should give us a call at 888-233-7563.  Our representatives are happy to answer any questions you have about a commercial DIRECTV account.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.