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beIN Sport USA Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rebollos, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jul 14, 2012 #1 of 467
    Rebollos

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    Any info if Directv will be adding these channels August 1st?
     
  2. Jul 14, 2012 #2 of 467
    espnjason

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    According to another message board, beIN Sports may be on the sports pack for English based packages and any mas package. The details are not clear right now though.

    DirecTV has been real good with carrying La Liga matches in the past few years, I hope that will continue because I'm becoming a huge Barcelona fan.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2012 #3 of 467
    electrober6

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    +1 :icon_bb:
     
  4. Jul 14, 2012 #4 of 467
    shyvoodoo

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    Source?? or is this just speculation??
    I've been following them on twitter and they haven't said anything yet....

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  5. Jul 15, 2012 #5 of 467
    espnjason

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    Something like this wouldn't be on twitter until it is a fact. I found out the tidbit from the BigSoccer message board.

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  6. Jul 15, 2012 #6 of 467
    shyvoodoo

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    Who/What are the "tells"?? The Comcast Cable guy??
    Look we all want this channel(s), lets wait until Aug. 1st and lets go from there..

    ben
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  7. Jul 16, 2012 #7 of 467
    TJNash

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    Please tell me you are not using Oliver as a reliable source here. You do realize he's almost always wrong, and even when he's right, it's likely just a mistake on his part?
     
  8. Jul 16, 2012 #8 of 467
    espnjason

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    That's why I said the details are not clear right now. I don't know of him as well as you do on the Big Soccer board. But I was clearly surprised he was able to pinpoint the packages beIN was going to be on.

    Please don't hang me on this issue, I want beIN to be on D* just as bad as any soccer fan here.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2012 #9 of 467
    maartena

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    I would love these channels. As a soccer fan, this is a must-have channel. :) Not that I can watch it an awful lot due to the time differences, but catching a game in the weekend is nice!
     
  10. Jul 16, 2012 #10 of 467
    larryharry59

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    Its ok. Oliver aka Huhe has made many people believe in his far-fetched stories. Basically he is the story of the biy who cried wolf. That he has been wrong so many times we basically don't believe him anymore.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2012 #11 of 467
    Steady Teddy

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    Sorry for going a bit off topic, but does anyone know how long D* has a contract with Gol TV? This channel seems like a waste of bandwdth and $$$ at this point.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2012 #12 of 467
    shoplifter

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    GolTV still has the Bundesliga, and quite a bit of South American stuff going on. Losing La Liga certainly didn't help it, but there's still enough content. Whether it survives is another question entirely.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2012 #13 of 467
    GiantsFan383

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    Just a guess but being that dish has al jazzera sport channel already they might be an option of having bein.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2012 #14 of 467
    TJNash

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    Not hanging you at all. As for pinpointing packages, we could all do the same. Of course be-IN will be part of the Sports Pack if they cut a deal. I hope D* also cuts a deal with be-IN.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2012 #15 of 467
    fsquid

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    I think GOLTV was founded as a way to bring Central/South American soccer to the US spanish speaking audience. I think they are still accomplishing that mission even with losing La Liga.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2012 #16 of 467
    juventuz

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    Interestingly, over on one of the DISH forums they're saying that beIN Sports is showing up as testing. Is there any way for someone here to check one of the birds?
     
  17. Jul 19, 2012 #17 of 467
    espnjason

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    He goes by Sixto, just follow this thread.

    Just so you will understand, if any channel shows up as testing on DirecTV, it would launch a week or two later in most cases.

    We would prefer the August 1st launch date although it isn't worth the effort if not much will be shown live at first. With that said, the real target date should be the 8th since channels usually launch on a Wednesday and the first live match is scheduled for August 10th when the French Ligue 1 has its opening match.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2012 #18 of 467
    Rebollos

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    Any news? I heard Directv will carry these channels, but nothing official yet.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2012 #19 of 467
    maartena

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    Typically with DirecTV, they don't announce anything, and DirecTV employees aren't allowed to reveal anything..... until about 48-24 hours before the actual launch.

    More often then not, we will find out through Sixto's reports whether a channel is in test before we find out anything official from DirecTV.

    With NEW channels, an announcement may come sooner than e.g. an existing channel launching in HD.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2012 #20 of 467
    mreposter

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    750, 751, 752 are now in the guide. It looks like 750 will be an Olympic Mix channel , 751 will be Soccer and 752 Basketball.
     

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