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FOX Soccer Channel and GolTV in HD - When?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by karlhenri, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. FCBarca

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    I doubt it...I think it has more to do with the costs to televise these matches and US subscribers simply not seeing the revenue to carry them, let alone in HD.

    And, frankly, that's ok by me so long as it's available even ala carte to purchase on cable or satellite...But that's not even a legitimate option...Bizarre
     
  2. jefbal99

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    Last years NFL game from London was shot at 720p/50 and then converted to 720p/60 for the US Fox broadcast. The reverse conversion occurs for the NFL every week when Sky Sports HD 1/2/3 shows the games over there in 1080i/50
     
  3. Nodes of Ranvier

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    FSC in HD would be greatly welcome. Hope it happens. As far as ESPN 3 goes, it sound like a good idea but I have to see it to believe it. Espn could be doing more regarding soccer matches(international) in HD. They have the rights to the UEFA Champions league and they only broadcast last yr's final match in HD. They should at least have the group stage games in HD. To bad we can't get a feed from SKY sports HD in the UK?
     
  4. jefbal99

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    One of the Canadian sports stations shows EPL games in HD. I think its "The Score," or something like that. I have written ESPN in the past about UCL games in HD and they have always replied that the company they contract with for signal transmission doesn't offer HD feeds of the Group Stages or Knockouts. UEFA provides the feed for the final and that's why its HD.
     
  5. Italia

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    Desperately waiting on FSC and Setanta.....even Goltv to go HD! Which one of those three would go first? I'll take anyone at this point. It's funny how HD has spoiled me. I now watch soccer and it's like even in SD it is a worse picture than the other channels. Especially the la liga games on Goltv.
     
  6. bgilga

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    I noticed on ESPNEWS yesterday they were scrolling international soccer scores. How long has that been going on? I wonder if they are not setting us up for an ESPN 3. I wish they would, because Classic sucks anymore.
     
  7. jefbal99

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    Fox has announced that in the next couple of years that all of their networks will be sent out in HD. That means FSC in HD.

    Can't find the PR, but will update if i do...
     
  8. jefbal99

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    OK, i'm a moron and missed it in my search ;)

    linky

     
  9. dhines

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    anyone hear anything about GolTV's plans on going HD? i am not even going to waste time asking about setanta . . . as we all know what a mess they are in.
     
  10. jefbal99

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    FSC is advertising HD on their programming now, hope to see at least a -1, part time HD added soon for the EPL, FA Cup, UCL, and other live events that are available in HD
     
  11. Civrock

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    As posted in a thread that wasn't dead at the time of posting. :)
     
  12. jefbal99

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    I can guarantee that it qon't be 1080i, all Fox channels are 720p, its how all their infrastructure is. So that statement from a CSR (as with all statements from CSRs) mean jack squat.

    Until we see it in Sixto's report, hear from SatelliteRacer, or see it in the Guide; I just can't see it.

    Edit in: I hope to eat crow on Jan 1
     
  13. Civrock

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    It wasn't one of 'those' CSRs... I got it from Fox Soccer's Senior Columnist. Supposedly he got the info directly from the people responsible at FSC.

    We'll see in 2 days. :)
     
  14. jefbal99

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    I hope yer right, but if you are, it will be a 720p channel. They will have to take the 1080i source material from the overseas and convert it to 720p.
     
  15. Mr D

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    UNIVISION said they are gonna have the world cup in HD, hopefully Directv adds Univision HD before that
     
  16. zmclean

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    ESPN is covering the World Cup in HD as well. Univision might have some of the less important fixtures. Or if you prefer Spanish.

    I really hope FSC lights up on DirecTV Tomorrow.
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

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    I see this thread has come back from the dead... please continue discussion in the appropriate "More HD" thread.
     
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