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Channel 608 Fox College Sports Alternate

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jfalk, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. jfalk

    jfalk New Member

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    Channel 608 lists a college football game on Saturday 10/12 @1:30. I set it to record, but I got a warning that it's a station I don't get. But I can't seem to find any package that includes it! I currently have the Ultimate package.
     
  2. JoeTheDragon

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    In sports pack
     
  3. jfalk

    jfalk New Member

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    Thanks. That's what I figured... but is this fact listed anywhere on the DirecTV website? It certainly isn't listed as one of the channels in the sports pack.
     
  4. jfalk

    jfalk New Member

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    That's very interesting. But then since I get Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, shouldn't that mean that I don't need the sports package to watch this game?

    By the way, I've sent an email to DirecTV about this and I have gotten two completely clueless answers back.
     
  5. Marty711

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    FCS is still a full time channel on cable, but never has been on satellite due to its duplicate programming. FS1 and FS2 have little to do with FCS since almost all FCS programming comes via regional sports networks. DirecTV carries it in alternate forms since much of the programming is just a repeat of what the various FSN's in sports pack already show. The exceptions are some live college sports which are exclusive to FCS and are always aired on one of the three part time channels that DirecTV utilizes for FCS programming. FCS is more like an alternate FSN channel which is why it makes sense to have it in the sports pack and run it part time.
     
  6. jfalk

    jfalk New Member

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    Marty: If FCS is still a fulltime channel, what is its number?

    (Sorry: reread your post -- it's a cable channel, not a DTV channel)
     

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