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Dish signs deal to add Universal Sports

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BillJ, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. BillJ

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    Just noticed this channel in my guide. What is it? All I can think when I see USN is US Navy. Don't think that's it. The programming, beside infomerrcials, seems to be a lot of winter sports.
     
  2. scooper

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    Universal Sports Network. My local NBC was using that OTA until just before this started.
     
  3. Joe Bernardi

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    Universal Sports Network is free until April 23rd.
     
  4. garys

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    Announced it was coming over a month ago.
     
  5. hoophead

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    Finally for the first time I received email and it was about USN. Only said that it is on CH402. Figured it was HD and after looking found out it is not. Nothing was mentioned in the email about it being free until April 23. I have watched some down hill skiing on that SD version. If they want to have a chance with me, charging for it, it darn well better come across as high definition.

    Here is that email
    Dear Dish Network Customer,

    DISH is constantly seeking to improve your subscription and is pleased to announce that Universal Sports Network is now included in your Multi-Sport Pack.

    Universal Sports is available on channel 402 and is the premier media destination for Olympic, endurance and adventure sports programming. Universal Sports features domestic and international qualifying events for championship and Olympic sports, including track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, volleyball, marathons, triathlons and rugby.

    We also plan on adding even more new content to your Multi-Sport Pack later this year. To keep up to date on our latest channel launches, please visit mydish.com/perks.

    Thank you for being a valued DISH customer and please enjoy this new addition to your programming lineup.
     
  6. James Long

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    For you, it isn't. Per the email you're getting it as part of the Multi-Sport package. As long as you have Multi-Sport you will continue to get the channel.
     
  7. FTA Michael

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    From Multichannel News:

    Dish signed a deal with NBC's Universal Sports Network, which was an over-the-air digital subchannel until this year. Universal Sports will be available in the "multisport, international basic and Chinese basic programming packages, beginning April 25. During the interim, Dish is making Universal Sports available to nearly all of its almost 14 million subscribers at no additional charge."

    This will also add some of that content to DishOnline for subscribers. For a few more details, mainly what this means to Universal, go read the rest.
     
  8. garys

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    This was announced months ago, the channel was added a few weeks ago. Very old news.
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    Maybe news is slow getting to Denver. :sure:
     
  10. gpollock87

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    now its time to add FEARnet
     
  11. harsh

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    In the interest of accuracy, Universal Sports launched into freeview just five days ago. Uplinking is important but making available is what counts.
     
  12. harsh

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    I would hope that FEARnet would get a lot more than 300 programs in their library first.

    DISH dropped Smithsonian HD at least partially because they had only 100 programs in their library.
     
  13. Paul Secic

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    And FEARnet has commercials..
     
  14. FTA Michael

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    OK, guys, my face is officially red. That's what I get not watching Universal out of spite. :)
     
  15. gpollock87

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    one word DVR. lol
     
  16. zippyfrog

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    I am interested in that portion of the e-mail. What other content are they thinking to adding to the Multi-Sport pack later this year? More RSN's? RSN's in HD? Adding other sports channels, such as Tennis Channel or NBC Sports Network to it? I am interested to see where they go with that.
     

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