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Directv and ESPNU

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sacalait, May 19, 2009.

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  1. May 19, 2009 #21 of 257
    islesfan

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    Awesome! More college lacrosse!!!

    As for ESPN Classic, while it is good in theory, I found that I rarely watched it, and since I got the DVDs of the Islanders top 10 games and NHL runs the only classic games I want to see, I really don't need it for anything.
     
  2. May 19, 2009 #22 of 257
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    No HD until the end of the first quarter of 2010... That means we miss yet another season of football and basketball (the channel is unwatchable in SD)! Why would D* wait until around April 2010 to flip the HD switch, rather than do it when the channel swap takes place on July 1??? Is there really not enough bandwidth...
     
  3. May 19, 2009 #23 of 257
    flyingtigerfan

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    In HD by this time next year? What in the WORLD are they thinking? Is this a capacity issue?

    I felt certain that any agreement would have the U in HD by football season.
     
  4. May 19, 2009 #24 of 257
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    Would rather have classic. My interest in college sports is minimal.
     
  5. May 19, 2009 #25 of 257
    ziggy29

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    I think this is a good trade for people who don't have the sports pack. Most people I know would prefer U to Classic anyway.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    It says BY the end of Q1 2010....so technically it could happen september 1, 2009 since that is still BY end of 1Q 2010.
     
  8. May 19, 2009 #28 of 257
    hdfan1

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    I am pretty sure it is because ESPNU will end up being a much more important channel now that ESPN is starting to show SEC games this fall. With the other leagues they already have contracts with in addition to the SEC there will be more and more games on ESPNU. That is why it is disappointing we have to wait almost a year to get ESPNU-HD.
     
  9. May 19, 2009 #29 of 257
    dcowboy7

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    Why does everyone say that ? see my above post.

    it says BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY BY.
     
  10. May 19, 2009 #30 of 257
    say-what

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    That and ESPN really isn't sure what it wants to do with the Classic channel - it may just fade away or eventually get repurposed. For now, it's not a big part of the ESPN suite.
     
  11. May 19, 2009 #31 of 257
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    ESPN announced earlier this year that they would allow satellite and cable providers to swap ESPNU and ESPN Classic as many systems has ESPNU in their respective sports pack.
     
  12. May 19, 2009 #32 of 257
    Herdfan

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    Look for it to reapear as ESPN3.

    Then we will be 3/8th's of the way to the "OCHO".
     
  13. May 19, 2009 #33 of 257
    sarhaynes

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    I thought the 'U' was the 'Ocho'. :grin: At least that my wife and I have been calling it...

    We are actually 3/4ths of the way there.
    ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Desportes, ESPN News, ESPN Classic, ESPNU

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    Would be nice if ESPNU HD did show up before 2010, but I don't see Directv sacrificing any Sunday Ticket HD bandwidth this fall to make it happen. Wonder if they could use some of the Sunday Ticket HD channels for Saturday HD college football?

    :)
     
  15. May 19, 2009 #35 of 257
    GodisGreat79

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    I will take ESPN U they can have classics lol.
     
  16. May 19, 2009 #36 of 257
    wilsonc

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    The headline on the main page is misleading. It should read that D* is expanding distribution of ESPNU. The headline reads like they don't carry it yet.
     
  17. May 19, 2009 #37 of 257
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    If they can't afford the bandwidth to have ESPNU before 2010 I doubt we will see any new national HD till then. They don't have the bandwidth a lot of people think they do.
     
  18. May 19, 2009 #38 of 257
    dcowboy7

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    Actually theres still maybe about 8 open HD slots now out of the total 140....so in theory 1 could be used on this without affecting sunday ticket.

    Just how close does directv want to go to 0 spots left & still be comfortable is the question.
     
  19. May 19, 2009 #39 of 257
    Jestr40

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    That's what I'm screamin! Kill one of the 50 full time HD PPV channels and give us SEC football in HD!:confused:
     
  20. May 19, 2009 #40 of 257
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    I would assume ESPNU will be in the Total Choice package considering Classic is there right now. We'll probably lose Classic like everyone else, but that's a trade I'd be happy to make today. In fact, I wish they'd do it right now so I could see College Tennis championship without paying for a month of Sports pack.
     
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