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Eurovision 2010

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Motley, May 19, 2010.

  1. Motley

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    Does anyone know what international channels on Directv will be showing Eurovision 2010 from Oslo this year?

    Last year it was on Channel 1 from Russia but it appears it will be on RTR this year and Directv only offers RTR Planeta. My wife speaks Russian so that worked out well last year.

    It really doesn't matter what language it is in so any channel will do. I cannot find it in the guide. Eurovision will be the 25th, 27th and 29th.

    Thanks

    Edit I wanted to bump this to see if anyone knows anything. It starts tomorrow and I don't see it anywhere listed on DTV. In years past it has been on TVE and such but I cannot find a listing for it. If anyone knows where on DTV I might be able to see it I would appreciate the info.
     
  2. Motley

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  3. arymarc

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    I just checked the Television EspaƱola (www. tve. es) website.

    Eurovision 2010 will be shown on TVE internacional. (channel 460)
     
  4. Motley

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    Thank you for looking. I did find it in the listing but it was under Festival de Eurovision or something like that so it was harder to find.

    I wonder how much it will cost to add that channel? I would expect I have to get some kind of package.
     
  5. Motley

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    Well after talking to DTV this morning to say I am disappointed would be an understatement.

    DTV does not offer a Spanish add on package of any sort. The ONLY way to add TVE is to downgrade our package to "Mas Ultra De Portes" (or something like that). In the process we will lose 66 channels from our Plus HD DVR package and gain a bunch of Spanish channels which we do not understand.

    I honestly did not think we would be able to add TVE "a la carte" but for DTV to not have some add on Spanish package is just unbelievable. We will need TVE for a week so there is no point in going through all the crap to change the package and then change it back plus I'm sure they would want to charge extra for doing it and we lose 66 channels for the whole week.

    I have been pretty content with DTV for the last 2 years that we have had it (I had it many years ago for a few years) but this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. With all the bilingual households in the USA how can DTV not have an add on package for Spanish programming?

    My wife speaks Russian/Polish/Lithuanian and of course English and Eurovision was on Channel 1 from Russia last year so that worked out great. We just added the Russian package and it went great. This year from what I see there is only ONE channel on DTV offering Eurovision. We honestly do not care what language it is in but because DTV has a piss poor selection of foreign language channels that is what we are stuck with. I know Dish has better foreign programming and this would be a non issue with them. I have already looked and there are several options to see it on Dish. I really don't want to go to Dish as in general DTV>Dish but this is one of those examples where Dish really beats DTV.

    It appears I will have to find an "alternative" way to watch it this year and DTV will not get an extra few bucks from me. Our 2 year commitment is up this month and considering how upset my wife was this morning with DTV it may spell out future issues staying with DTV.
     
  6. tuff bob

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    Pretty sure I've watched the broadcast feed on the eurovision website in the past, and I'll be willing to bet some country broadcaster feeds will be on justin.tv ...

    hope that helps
     
  7. JeffBowser

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    Gad, that's quite a reaction to a European song show. Is your wife in the business or something?
     
  8. Motley

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    Doesn't help much considering it is on at 3pm EST while we are at work.

    As far as my wife's reaction...No she wasn't throwing things around the room but was frustrated that DTV was so rigidly setup that there was no way to just add a package or a channel.
     
  9. tuff bob

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    Online, I'm able to activate "EN ESPANOL" package for $14.99 but I don't know what channels are in that package, and its got a very unfortunate name for a google search
     
  10. Motley

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    Update...

    Well I looked on the website and noticed a EN Espanol under International packages for 14.99.

    To make a long story short I called DTV to verify that 460 (TVE) was in that package and he said it was. He also found a cheaper package called Directv Americas which was 7.99 and included that channel so he added that since we are only interested in the one channel anyways.

    The bad part is that I went to remote program my DVR from the Directv website and even though it is listed in the guide at home on the receiver it is not listed on the website properly. I had to record 3 programs to cover the 2 hours that it will be on.

    Now why couldn't the Rep and Supervisor figure that out this morning when we called? We told them EXACTLY what we wanted.
     

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