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ABC Sports regional alternates

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sousaphil, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. Aug 3, 2007 #1 of 13
    Sousaphil

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    Hi all,
    I just had my DirecTV installed a couple days ago with great anticipation of the September HD additions (and the Big Ten Network).

    One question I couldn't find an answer to by searching:

    Does DirecTV offer the alternate feeds when ABC splits the country for college football? I'm a Big Ten fan (Wisconsin) living in PAC-10 country (Phoenix).

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2007 #2 of 13
    Earl Bonovich

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    No... well... maybe as part of the ESPN GamePlan...

    But since ABC is part of your local channel carraige.... unless your local affiliate is offering that 2nd game on a 2nd channel...

    DirecTV probably won't have it (at least I don't recall them having it in the past)
     
  3. Aug 3, 2007 #3 of 13
    Sousaphil

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    I see.
    Thanks for the quick reply!
     
  4. Aug 3, 2007 #4 of 13
    Koz

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    Everything is different for Big Ten games than it has been in the past. There will be no Big Ten games on Game Plan this year. If there is a game on ABC regional and it's not shown in your region, it will be moved to ESPN or ESPN 2. (conversely, the game that is being shown on your ABC will be on ESPN or ESPN 2 in the other areas.) All other Big Ten games will be on the Big Ten Network.

    There are a few exceptions with Big Ten road games, as they do not control the tv converage when on the road.

    Looking for a link with all this info for you.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2007 #5 of 13
    tedvan

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    That is something I did not know. Thanks for clarifying.

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    My original post has been deleted.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2007 #6 of 13
    Koz

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    Here's the part about Game Plan.
    http://www.bigtennetwork.com/managex/index.asp?ArticleSource=418
     
  7. Aug 3, 2007 #7 of 13
    Sousaphil

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    Wow, thanks for the tip Koz.
    There are thousands of fans that are sweating because of the standoff between the BTN and cable companies.

    DirecTV's carriage is reason #1 why I made the recent switch...and I won't be the only one.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2007 #8 of 13
    Koz

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    Yup. If you like sports, D* is the place to be.

    Go Blue!
     
  9. Aug 3, 2007 #9 of 13
    Madison Hawk

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    You are correct for ABC Saturday afternoon regional games. According to the BTN, the only exception is Saturday night ABC regional games, which will not automatically be shown on ESPN or ESPN2 and still may end up on GamePlan.
     
  10. Koz

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    I hadn't read that about the evening games possibly being on Game Plan. Do you have a link?

    Here's a link regarding Big Ten afternoon games. Took me a while to find it.
    http://broadcastengineering.com/newsrooms/Big-Ten-Conference-20060623/

     
  11. heisman

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    Non-conference games where the Big Ten team is on the road can still be on Gameplan--day or night.
     
  12. beavis

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    BTN plans to carry 4 games at once at certain times. Hooray for overflow channels!
     
  13. tonyd79

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    The non-Big Ten ABC games out of market should be on Gameplan unless they are pushed to ESPN for a region. This is how all games were before BTN and I doubt that part will change.
     
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