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CricketTicket 2010

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by satexplorer, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Nov 19, 2010 #521 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    I saw it on DTV too! lol
     
  2. Nov 19, 2010 #522 of 1141
    jhangir07

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    I think they will show the Ashes on both DirecTV and Dish Network
     
  3. Nov 19, 2010 #523 of 1141
    rwmair

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    On slightly longer reflection on this.... I can't truly believe that the Sr. VP of Customer Care would actually know, off the top of her head, what the programming decisions are regarding cricket coverage on DirecTV. (We have to remember we are probably 0.1% or less of their subscriber base!) She and her staff are surely just repeating whatever inaccurate information has been fed to their general CSR's by the people who did the deal with Willow TV (as you say). In this case, I might actually believe the response from Willow more - as they're likely to be closer to the source.

    I guess its truly going to come down to this - the only way any of us are going to know what DirecTV is going to do with The Ashes will be to sit in front of our TV's at 6.50pm EST next Thurs night, and wait to see what, if anything, comes on. Anything before that is pure speculation, and anything from DirecTV before that will most likely be misleading. Right now, I can see any one of the following happening:
    - not on DirecTV at all
    - only on Willow Channel 2024
    - on Willow 2024 and PPV
    - not on Willow but on PPV only on 2027 (intl dish)
    - not on Willow but on PPV on 2027 and 499 (core satellite)

    (Four years ago, with no intl dish, I had a channel listing on my receiver for The Ashes, and a mesg that this was a subscription channel, call 1800-xxxxxx to subscribe. I did so, and for 15 mins was told I could not subscribe to that channel as I did not have the intl dish. I had to hang up, wait for play to actually begin, call back, get someone else, who gladly charged my account the $100 or so it was then, and turned on the cricket for me. But the situation this time around is far worse than that!)
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 #524 of 1141
    rwmair

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    The description for Willow Cricket channel, on the Dish Network website, says that Willow Cricket has rights to matches played in Australia. I'd suspect that DirecTV folks are possibly confused, given that DirecTV once had exclusive US rights to matches played in Australia, but they obviously no longer hold them. So, perhaps they think they don't have the right to show matches from Australia anymore because they don't hold the US rights - but their content provider (Willow Cricket) does, and presumably has the right to distribute them in the US however they can. The fact that you're being told by this high-level contact that it "may" be blacked out, but she's not certain, leads me to believe this might be the case.

    I can't see that Willow would want to restrict Ashes coverage to just online. They're a very small outfit - they'd want every $ they can get for this, from whatever source. I'm sure if you're paying $15 a month to DirecTV for Willow Cricket channel, Willow.TV is probably getting $14 or more of it. There's no discussion that the matches might be blacked out on Willow Cricket on DISH - so I don't see why its an issue for DirecTV. They didn't need to black out coverage of the Australia-SriLanka ODI's earlier this month from Australia.

    But as I said above - its all just speculation! Doesn't this give a new blood-pressure-rising edge to an upcoming test series that was missing in Australia, England, or other cricket playing country. Those folks just have to debate who might play and who might win - they miss out on worrying about whether there will be TV coverage they can actually watch! :)
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010 #525 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    This was the communication I had with Willow Cricket Channel:

    On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:29 PM, mike xxxxx <xxxxxxxxmike@hotmail.com> wrote:

    Hi,

    Can you tell me if the Ashes series will be shown on the Willow Cricket Channel on Direct TV? The games are scheduled to be shown on there but I wasbn't sure if they would be blacked out by Direct TV themselves.

    Thanks

    Reply:

    Dear Mike,

    Thank you for writing in. Yes Sir, we would like to inform that you will have Live stream, please follow the below link to check the Willow Cricket schedule:

    http://cricket.willow.tv/
     
  6. Nov 19, 2010 #526 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    I think you've just summed it up far better than I can and I agree with every word.

    It will be shown, it's just annoying to have the uncertainty of knowing they're saying it might not and even more annoying that they can't answer a simple question.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2010 #527 of 1141
    jhangir07

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    Can you please ask them if they will show ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on Willow Cricket on DirecTV and Dish Network
     
  8. Nov 19, 2010 #528 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    Just done that, stay tuned.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2010 #529 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    And just to give you an idea of how messed up this whole cricket business is, Aussie A v England is on live right now, yet DTV channel guide and the Willow Cricket Channel schedule give absolutely no indication that that's the case.

    For those interested, theres a charity 20/20 game being shown live tommorow night: 2010-11-20 23:20 PST Australia XI v ALL STAR XI, T20 Match

    All-Star XI

    David Warner
    Tim Paine
    Brad Hodge
    Kieron Pollard
    Dan Christian
    John Hastings
    Aaron O'Briien
    Xavier Docherty
    Cullen Bailey
    Shane Harwood
    Michael Hogan

    Aussie Fans XI

    Matt Hayden
    Phil Hughes
    Callum Ferguson
    Cam White
    Mitchell Marsh
    David Hussey
    Luke Ronchi
    Steve Smith
    Clint McKay
    Nathan Rimington
    Dirk Nannes
    Aaron Finch
     
  10. Nov 19, 2010 #530 of 1141
    saisport

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    Are they going to show on willow channel???????
     
  11. Nov 19, 2010 #531 of 1141
    Flintoff

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  12. Nov 19, 2010 #532 of 1141
    jhangir07

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    Yes
     
  13. Nov 19, 2010 #533 of 1141
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    I have both DirecTv and Dish Network international service and dish. I subscribed Willow cricket from DirecTV and Zee Sports America from Dish Network. I know Willow cricket is on Dish Network also. But I have never seen what they show. Are the content of Willow cricket same on both DirecTV and Dish Network? Anyone here is watching Willow cricket on Dish Network? Do you think Ashes will only be shown on Dish Network Willow cricket? Is the picture quality same for both DirecTV and DIsh Network Willow cricket? Are dish network willow cricket showing feed from Star Cricket? I see picture qualilty bad when watching Aus A Vs Eng on Willow cricket in DirecTV.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2010 #534 of 1141
    jhangir07

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    I have Willow Cricket on Dish Network CH 582 they will also show the Ashes Live they also show Star Cricket feed the picture quality is good
     
  15. Nov 19, 2010 #535 of 1141
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    Is dish network willow cricket picture better quality than that of DirecTV? I can't believe because I though they use the same feed.
     
  16. Nov 19, 2010 #536 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    I saw somebody else mention this the other day. I'm watching on Direct TV now and I'd say the picture is pretty good. Not HD, but mine doesn't seem far off it. I'd give it 8-out-10.

    What part of USA you in?
     
  17. Nov 19, 2010 #537 of 1141
    jhangir07

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    Not HD but good
     
  18. Nov 19, 2010 #538 of 1141
    satroy

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    I am in Maryland close to DC.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2010 #539 of 1141
    satroy

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    It's good but not as good as I used to see through Cricket Ticket.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2010 #540 of 1141
    Flintoff

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    I was only asking because I've always wondered if location and atmospheric condition can improve or destabilise a picture, given that the satallites are so far away. I was wondering if living in California would give me a marginally better picture than the people such as yourself who have said theirs isn't that great.

    From memory, I don't recall the Cricket Ticket being much different.
     

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