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beIN Sport USA Channels

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

  1. tonyd79

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    I know that. I meant how are they actually delivering. BeIN 2 seems to be a fiction as it shows nowhere on their webpage. They present themselves as a single channel.
     
  2. yosoyellobo

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    The clock is back up. Starting in 05:41:21 or less.
     
  3. maartena

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    Yeah.... it was announced to the media that it would be a "pair of channels", one being English, one being Spanish. They may have released that before the details were finalized.

    I think it is ONE channel indeed, however, it is possible they have a Spanish audio feed. We'll have to see when it goes live what the deal is.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Spanish feed pretty much means nothing to directv customers. The only difference between the two channels on Gol are the language in the guide data. Both have English and Spanish tracks.

    Maybe there is confusion because of the French channels.
     
  5. Mariah2014

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    Spanish version has the words above the countdown in Spanish and not English. The Spanish feed is letterboxed since it is only being provided by Directv in SD.
     
  6. mws192

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    From what I gather (http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/forums/tv-satellite-radio.688/), the Spanish channel is supposed to showcase La Liga and Spain's second division. Plans for this channel were put on hold due to a rights issue between two companies, MediaPro and Prisa, that impacted both domestic and international TV rights for both leagues. Those two companies came to some sort of agreement within the past 48 hours, so BeIN decided to once again proceed with launching what they are apparently calling BeIN Sports En Espanol. I think what we seeing is happening in real-time, hence the lack of info on their site.

    The English channel is supposed to showcase La Liga and all the other leagues and competitions.
     
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  8. tonyd79

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    Clears a few things up though. Now I am wondering a) if the Spanish channel will have the same content as the English but with Spanish audio, graphics, maybe commercials or will it have different games and b) if the Spanish channel is just SD why it is not on 101 and open to all.

    If the answer to a) is that it s the same, then b) is moot.
     
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    This is just speculation on my part, but regardless of the answer to a) the SD channels on 101 are overcompressed as it is. I suspect the quality of a SD channel on 119 could be a lot better than the quality would be if it was squeezed into the available space on 101.

    That said, 119 is too low on the horizon for me to see unless my neighbors cut down a bunch of trees, and that is not going to happen. DirecTV could put the Spanish channel on 103 as an SD MPEG4 (like they do with NASA), but I do not think MPEG2 on 101 is a good option.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    Good points.
     
  11. larryharry59

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    BeIn 1 would have the prime match ups while BeIn 2 would get La Liga games that are not Madrid or Barcelona (with exceptions like if the Milan derby and Madrid vs Getafe were playing the same time then the Milan derby would be on BeIn 1 while the Madrid game would be on Bein2). Real Madrid and Barcelona games though would take precedent over other content to be aired on BeIn 1 in HD.
     
  12. larryharry59

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    Now I get the 721 error on channel 620. I get the spanish channel on 426 though. It does say that all Spanish packages will receive the 620 channel.
     
  13. maartena

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    Something DirecTV probably messed up then. You could call them, perhaps then they fix it before it goes live.
     
  14. dstorm

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    Their guide is out of date, Barcelona will definitely be on this weekend. Their current guide shows no la liga games at all.

    For soccer fans everywhere, let's hope this doesn't happen. Much better off having Fox Soccer with the Premier League and beIN Sports with other properties. Spreading out the content will keep both channels around for a while.

    Without the Premier League I think Fox would dissolve Fox Soccer Channel and move Champions League to other properties.

    I don't like the idea of beIN sports buying up all the rights to European Soccer. Maybe they would create multiple channels but no idea how that business model is sustainable long term.
     
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    Hopefully without as many leagues, FSP will migrate the rugby and Aussie Rules over to FSC and kill off the "value added" extra (i.e., pay extra bucks) channel they inherited from Setanta...
     
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    Awesome. Cannot wait for BEIN Sport to start. The party would have been perfect would we have had the guide updated also. :)
     
  17. Alexandrepsf

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    Totally agree with you. They (DTV or FOX) need to stop this non sense of charging $15 for ONE SD channel.

    They would be a great competition for BEIN if they have both channels available competing with soon to be BEIN 1&2. And in this story, consumer will be the main winner by getting more valuable contents.
     
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    Anyone else still not have this in their guide?
    I have BBC America HD etc.
    My receiver on the deck has it listed.
    DVR in the living room does not. I did reboot.

    Edit. It's in the list to add in faves list so ignore my stupidity.
     
  19. maartena

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    I think they inherited contracts from Setanta as well.... Setanta was mostly geared towards pubs and soccer bars in the U.S., and I am suspecting the carriage rights were probably negotiated for that purpose, so they may have to abide by this kind of premium pricing based on what was negotiated as "price per subscriber".

    This channel probably mostly has customers in pubs and soccer bars.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    Ignored something. Not sure what it was since I ignored it.
     

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