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Every EPL game to be on NBC family starting next season

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by lokar, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Apr 16, 2013 #1 of 106
    lokar

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    I know people were wondering about what NBC's plans were for the EPL but now we know.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nbc-networks-televise-epl-next-180415355--sow.html

    Hopefully D* will pick up this extra package of games since there's not much going on at 10am ET Saturdays. I am surprised that every single EPL game will now be available here.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2013 #2 of 106
    sigma1914

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    What do you mean by hoping DIRECTV picks up the package? We already get all the channels, although I'm not sure about Mun2.


    Edit: Oops, I glanced past this...
     
  3. Apr 16, 2013 #3 of 106
    TravelFan1

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    sigma, he means the extra channels that NBC will make available to all providers, which will show all EPL games live - that's in addition to the games on the NBC networks:

    "Games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors via Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network;"
     
  4. Apr 16, 2013 #4 of 106
    KyL416

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    Mun2 is available with Xtra or higher on channel 410, however you need a dish capable of receiving 119 to get it. They'll only have Spanish language games though. As of now mun2 doesn't have an HD feed, so it seems Spanish HD coverage will be limited to the 10 games Telemundo has, if your local Telemundo station is available in HD.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2013 #5 of 106
    mrro82

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    Good stuff. I was glad when NBC got the rights to the games as they have a bunch of channels to show the matches. Hopefully they don't require a $15 a month channel like Fox did with FSCP.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2013 #6 of 106
    Mariah2014

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    Doesn't look like it. Looks like only using existing channels plus adding a package of extra channels for the games that extra beyond that, which they are including for free to customers who get nbc sports network.
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2013 #7 of 106
    larryharry59

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    well 1 game will be on Esquire (G4) on the final matchday. Guess we will miss that. Prob gonna have low key teams though.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2013 #8 of 106
    cmasia

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    Fog,
    That is not what the announcement indicated. It clearly stated:

    "Games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors via Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network;"

    I'm guessing DirecTV will make these overflow channels available, since we probably will not have access to NBC Sports Live Extra's streaming.

    Cheers,
    cmasia
     
  9. Apr 17, 2013 #9 of 106
    larryharry59

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    Lets hope those of us with Mas Ultra get NBC Sports Network by August.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2013 #10 of 106
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    I'm really liking the concept. I hope I like the concept as much when it actually rolls out in August. It's Comcastic!
     
  11. Apr 17, 2013 #11 of 106
    JoeTheDragon

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    no Pressure comcast / nbc to stop messing around.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2013 #12 of 106
    DawgLink

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    If some don't think that they will get a nice charge on their bills to see these extra matches...just wait, IMO

    I see no reason they won't require a $15 per month package
     
  13. Apr 19, 2013 #13 of 106
    fireponcoal

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    People pay for Foxsoccer Plus so I would assume fans would happily pay to see the team they want.. I pay for the MLS Direct Kick and have no interest in paying for this but see no problem charging for it. Curious of what happens to the plus programming though...
     
  14. Apr 21, 2013 #14 of 106
    DawgLink

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    People did pay but I never thought that it ever got even remotely as many subscribers as I think Fox wanted
     
  15. Apr 23, 2013 #15 of 106
    fsquid

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    You also have to have the streaming package to get "every game live". We will see if DTV will be a part of that. Right now, only 4 providers have announced they are part of that.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2013 #16 of 106
    cmasia

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    For the second time in this thread...

    That is not what NBC's press release said. They clearly stated:

    "Games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors via Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network;"

    OVERFLOW TELEVISION CHANNELS AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST.

    I will be very surprised if D* does not make these games available, as NBC is not charging for their carriage.

    Also, it will be less complicated and probably less costly for D* to just offer those games in the 480's, than it would be to develop the infrastructure necessary ( subscriber authentication, passwords, etc, etc. ) for it's customers to access the streaming feeds.

    Fog627 wrote about his communication with D* about Premier League Extra Time. I am not surprised they had no definitive answer for him. NBC only announced their plans 24 hours before.

    And before people start bashing me as a fan boy, trust me, if they do not offer these matches, I'll be the first to jump down their throats.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2013 #17 of 106
    TravelFan1

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    My 2 cents: So far, Directv has carried all the additional channels NBC has made available during the Summer and Olympic games. Bandwidth isn't an issue on Saturday mornings, except during The Masters and the tennis US Open - and we are only talking about 2 Saturdays during the entire EPL season. NBC has said the overflow channels would be available at no cost to NBC Sports Network customers.

    The only way that I can see Directv not carrying the overflow channels is if Directv has a channel dispute with Comcast about the actual NBC Sports Network. Short of that, I'd expect the channels to be available and I'm really looking forward to the 13/14 EPL season!
     
  18. Apr 23, 2013 #18 of 106
    TJNash

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    Extra Time is in play during the Saturday 10am ET window, only. Re-read the link in the OP. Most likely there will be live broadcasts only available via streaming, depending upon the package one subscribes to and the placing of some games on Spanish language channels only.
     
  19. Apr 23, 2013 #19 of 106
    cmasia

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    With all due respect, the 10:00AM Saturday window is the ONLY window each week - with 2 exceptions - there is more than one game being played at any given time. On any given Saturday, there are anywhere from 3 to 7 matches being played in that window.

    Exception 1 is the rare Sunday where games originally scheduled on Saturday are moved to accommodate clubs playing in European competition the previous Wednesday or Thursday.

    Exception 2 is the rare mid week ( Tuesday and Wednesday ) schedule of fixtures. There were 2 this season.

    Also, read this press release from NBC:

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/04/16/nbc-sports-group-announces-2013-14-premier-league-programming-plans/178169/

    It shows the following matches televised:

    NBC: 20
    NBCSN: 154
    Premier League Extra Time: 184
    Other NBCU Channels: 22

    It is no surprise that adds up to 380, the exact number of BPL matches played in a season.
    The 76 games in Spanish will NOT be exclusively in Spanish.

    So even with the 2 scheduling exceptions noted above, EVERY match will be available on a television channel.

    Cheers,
    cmasia
     
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