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FIOS has a non-sports package

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Paul Secic, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Paul Secic

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    Looks to me like that is a separate NON-sports package. A "sports package" would imply only the sports channels rather than vice versa.
     
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    Thread title changed to better reflect the content of the article linked.
     
  4. jscudder

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    Dish has AT120+ for $59.99 and AT120 for $49.99. They are the exact same packages with the exception that AT120 does not have your RSN and a few other Sports channels. That is close to a non-sports alternative.
     
  5. tampa8

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    Dish was probably the first at least among more than locally small providers to offer a basically non-sports package, though it does have ESPN. It appears to have about as many HD channels as what Fios is advertising, plus it has in my opinion better music channels with Sirius/XM.
     
  6. boba

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    Add Welcome Pak and Family(Smart) Pak and DISH was first.
     
  7. MCHuf

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    Although neither of those packages are in HD (except for locals and add-ons).

    AT120 looks to be a better package than the one that Fios is offering. And Dish does have better dvr's (if you want one).
     
  8. tampa8

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    Good point. True only locals in HD but still more choices.
     
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    Any package that includes ESPN cannot even remotely be considered sports-free. You're talking about a network that is "Sports Only", as in Entertainment and Sports Network.
     
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    In the world of Cable/Satellite I can't agree. ESPN has become a channel many turn to for sports news, just like turning to Fox or CNN. I would say Dish having it adds more value than the Fios package if Fios does not have it. I would also say many to most of people I know will watch an occasional baseball game or other sports on ESPN, will watch PTI and Around The Horn, and a sports center show, and X games etc. But they are not interested in the RSN and watching game after game. They will watch playoffs, but those generally are still on free TV, or otherwise non sports channels that are in your package. I think the idea of being a package without sports really is geared towards not having the RSN's, or the many other (niche) sports channels.
     
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    eth shoudl do a discovry/ultrual fre channel for me ahs cap a opnly sport parckage wiuld eb eprfect
     
  13. SayWhat?

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    Exactly. If it has ESPN or any similar channel, it's not 'sports free'.

    While TBS, WGN, USA and others run sports programming, that is not their primary focus.
     
  14. acostapimps

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    I rather watch sports in those channels than paying an arm and leg for including it in a package
     
  15. Paul Secic

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    So would I.
     

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