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DirecTV renews NBA agreement

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Newshawk, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Newshawk

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    According to Monday's Sky Report DirecTV announced Friday that they had renewed their agreement with the NBA. Part of that multi-year agreement is moving NBA TV from its present location in the Sports Pack to Choice Xtra and from 601 to 216. More info here: http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=377977
     
  2. RVD26

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    It's about time they moved the channel to where all the other sports channels are. :hurah:

    When do they expect to do this?
    The link didn't work for me.
     
  3. bidger

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    Try this.

    Makes sense to move it off the Sports pack. I never felt like subbing to it for that.
     
  4. Newshawk

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    Link corrected in OP.
     
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. sum_random_dork

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    This fits exactly with what the NBA (Turner Sports) had in mind when they signed the contract last year for Turner to manage all their media. The NBA started negoiting with both D* and Comcast earlier this year with one goal, to get the NBA channel moved to a much higher audience. From what I read the feeling was once both D* and Comcast would agree and sign the new contract all the other cable/sat companies would fall in line.
     
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    This is great news!!! Too bad the channel doesn't move until the beginning of next season (2009-2010).
     
  9. kevinwmsn

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    I was hoping it would move to the old total choice package, but at least it is out of the Sports Pack.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    Wonder if they'll get dual feeds next season?
     
  11. dodge boy

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    I have TC+ so I am hoping I can watch ii when it moves....
     
  12. Dusty

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    Does this mean no NBA TV tonight for playoff basketball, unless we subscribe to sports package?
     
  13. cforrest

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    Correct, need Sports Package, sub to the NBALP or have Premier Package. If you don't have any of the above you will not get the game tonight. Next season this of course won't be an issue.
     
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    I would be nice if DirecTV would make up their mind where the sports channels are going to be, and put them all together. It is a pain with some of them in the 200's and others in the 600's. It would make channel surfing a lot easier if they put them all together in one area.
     
  15. TheRatPatrol

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    I totally agree. I'm surprised they didn't move Vs. to 219 yet.
     

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