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Changes coming to ESPN Classic and ESPNews

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by AMike, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. JoeTheDragon

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    At least they let buy the box and no mirroring fees + some all a cart + therm packs.
     
  2. islesfan

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    I, for one, would love to see ESPN 3 on DirecTV! It gets old watching Major League Lacrosse games on ESPN 3 on my PC with Youtube quality video, when other games that I am less interested in are run on ESPN2 in nice HD. During the playoffs the past two years, the early semifinal has been on ESPN 2, while the late semifinal has been on ESPN 3. Both late semis involved my team (the LI Lizards) so I had to watch online. I would have loved to have seen those games on TV, even if not in HD!
     
  3. ehren

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    How about ESPN finally putting the bottom line 6 feet under?
     
  4. ehren

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    ESPN Period= Nothing but Women's sports.
     
  5. Coca Cola Kid

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    I'm still waiting for this exciting channel

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    Part of the point of ESPN 3.com is that they have multiple events. Also, there's separate rights agreements for distributing via internet vs. cable/satellite. That's the advantage of a streaming/on demand service. They couldn't really do a single ESPN 3 channel for distribution via traditional methods
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    I only care about two things when it comes to ESPN/ABC:

    1. Give all game broadcasts true 5.1 (as they now do for Monday Night Football) instead of this matrixed crap they use now.
    2. Handle the ticker for all game broadcasts the same way they do for Monday Night Football. Do not leave it up for the entire game.
     
  9. Coca Cola Kid

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    +1, the less clutter the better. Didn't they used to be only at 28 and 58 minutes past the hour? Go back to that. The only game's score I care about is the one I'm watching. I don't need highlights of other games during my game either, there's plenty of time for that later on SportsCenter.
     
  10. JosephB

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    I wish they'd go to a 16x9 feed only like Fox does on NFL broadcasts, so that they can frame shots and use graphics that aren't boxed for 4:3.
     
  11. AMike

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    +2. That was always the case. It seems that has been the consistent criticism from fans and media types about that. We live in an age where we can get scores/news on our computers, smart phones and even D* by using the ScoreGuide.
     
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    Maybe they will make it the Extreme Sorts and Poker Network
     
  13. islesfan

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    OK, that's a good point. I think I'd just be happier with a better picture quality on ESPN 3. I have a 25" touchscreen PC and I am used to HD or near HD on it. Watching a whole game in Youtube quality isn't very pleasant. (Actually, I shouldn't disparage Youtube since their quality has gotten pretty good of late. I just wish ESPN would keep up.)
     

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