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beIN Sport USA Channels

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

  1. Aug 9, 2012 #141 of 467
    xavi6

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    I have not heard anything about BEIN2 at all. I'm assuming it's a whole other channel because BEIN1 has two audio configurations (English/Spanish) so there's no need to broadcast another channel solely for the sake of audio.

    If there is news about BEIN2 I would gladly share. Lastly, not sure if Goltv is going away. I haven't heard anything in that regards either, but again I'll post if I hear anything.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2012 #142 of 467
    maartena

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    Oh good news. I already have the Sports Pack and thus Fox Soccer channel.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2012 #143 of 467
    GiantsFan383

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    Sporttv has the contract for the Portuguese league forever I doubt they will ever give that up
     
  4. Aug 9, 2012 #144 of 467
    maartena

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    Well, the original press release of BeIN sports being launched speaks of a "pair" of Channels, one being English one being Spanish, but that might well as be the exact same channel with just a different audio feed.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2012 #145 of 467
    maartena

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    I was more interested in Eredivisie. :D
     
  6. Aug 9, 2012 #146 of 467
    mws192

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    That is different from what I have read. The original plan was for BeIN Sport Dos to focus on La Liga and the second division in Spain while BeIN Sport1 was La Liga and the other European leagues. It was not originally intended to be one video stream with different audio like GolTV.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2012 #147 of 467
    Rebollos

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    Correct
     
  8. Aug 9, 2012 #148 of 467
    espnjason

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    That would be for the Portuguese language broadcasts. English, Spanish, or raw feed is still up in the air.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2012 #149 of 467
    GiantsFan383

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    oh ok
     
  10. Aug 9, 2012 #150 of 467
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    I would really like to know this too, since I mostly watch Serie A, the Championship and some Champions League I could get out of paying for the Sports Pack for half the year if this channel would be on a base pack.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2012 #151 of 467
    inkahauts

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    Actually you might be surprised about that and they aren't the only one with that view if that's what they are doing.

    Espn had a Spanish station

    Lakers new twc netowork will have an English and a Spanish station. There are reasons. Advertising dollars is one of them.

    And they are a lot more different than just audio. In fact i likely the only thing the same would be the video feed of games.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2012 #152 of 467
    maartena

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    I am suspecting that it will be in the Sports Pack just like GOL TV. DirecTV would make more money that way, and hey.... it IS a Sports channel. If they start dropping more sports channels back to a basis package, it would be less enticing to sign up for the sports pack.

    So I think Sports Pack.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2012 #153 of 467
    maartena

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    Yep. TWC Sportsnet/Deportes will produce separate pre-game, post-game and half-time shows, with their own hosts and production staff, and they will also produce their own shows that are shown on non-game hours.

    Plus, indeed, advertising. The Lakers games will probably have near 100% Spanish commercials during the games and pre/post/during shows. The only commercials not in Spanish will likely be a few local ones that did not have the budget for 2 languages. :D

    With BeIN sports, I don't think they are quite ready to produce a lot of half time shows. I think the replay games will probably be shown "as is", without a half time show in between.

    But we'll see. Maybe DirecTV wants to give this station a chance to mature, and will then also carry the Spanish version.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2012 #154 of 467
    inkahauts

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    Has anyone ever wonder if maybe the bein2 will be a part time game only channel, kind of like an overflow channel?
     
  15. Aug 9, 2012 #155 of 467
    espnjason

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    beIN Sports 2 was supposed to be a 24/7 Spanish Channel showcasing all clubs from La Liga's Primiera and Segunda Division.

    However, within the past couple of days there has been a television contract dispute between 13 other Primiera division clubs and the main TV producer and distributor MEDIAPRO.

    In short, a lions share of the TV money went to Real Madrid and Barcelona (Think Cowboys and Steelers of Spanish Football except they play each other at least twice a season and each match draws at least 200 Million viewers in Europe, not just Spain).

    In reaction to the potential TV revenue not being equitable, the other 13 clubs are in process to sign with a separate TV distributor in search of at least a greater share of television revenue, however it must be approved by the brass of Spanish Football. There is a rule within Spanish Football's governing body that says if both clubs cannot consent to Television Production, the match will not be televised.

    Right now due to strength in numbers there may be a delay to the La Liga season because of all this. But if the season starts as scheduled, a good percentage of La Liga matches will not be on TV not just in Spain but everywhere else. Thus would do more harm than good.

    To those that follow European football, the 13 La Liga clubs want La Liga to at least follow the EPL's television revenue distribution model.

    Hence why beIN Sport 2 is shelved at the minute.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2012 #156 of 467
    electrober6

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  17. Aug 9, 2012 #157 of 467
    inkahauts

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    I was more suggesting that if bein2 carries different games than the main channel, maybe dtv will carry that channel just as a part time channel. DIRECTV could do that no matter what the actual channel carries. They do that with some of the RSNs as we all know.. ;)
     
  18. maartena

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    It looks like BeIN Sports is going to be 24/7 soccer, most of it replays. (Just like with baseball, any of the leagues they have the rights to probably has 10 games starting at the same time.... since they have only 1 channel, 1 will be live, the others will be replays throughout the day.)

    I would imagine that if they launch the Spanish one, they would do the same thing thus have programming 24/7.

    You are forgetting that a RSN focuses on 1 market, and sometimes even on just 1 team, where a channel like this has the leagues of 6 or 7 COUNTRIES, (and/or continents). It's really more or less like saying.... we have the rights to MLB and NBA, and we have 1 channel. You're gonna be able to fill it up with non-live sports. :D
     
  19. yosoyellobo

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    As long as they don't give out the scores I am alright with it.
     
  20. bigtotoro

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    Of course they should give out the scores. It is soccer news, after all. It is unreasonable to expect to watch a dedicated footie channel and expect them not to report footie news just so you won't be spoiled.
     

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