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FOX Soccer Channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Barcthespark, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 #41 of 132
    sportflyer

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    This is very interesting: I just removed Sports Package because FSC is now moved to Choice Extra . However I find that I am still getting Ch 620 beInSports more than 24hrs after program change. They did remove USN and other channels . Maybe they will get around to it later in the week.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2013 #42 of 132
    Hoosier205

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    It took three days for me to lose beIN HD after dropping the Sports Pack.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2013 #43 of 132
    sportflyer

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    Interesting it takes so long . Usually its pretty fast.

    Now I am wondering whether DirecTV would move the future NBC Soccer Channels into the Sports Package .
     
  4. Jan 31, 2013 #44 of 132
    acostapimps

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    I don't trust NBC Sports for any soccer games including EPL too many delays and commercials, but for now i'll have to ask CSR for discount on Sports Pack.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2013 #45 of 132
    TJNash

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    "Delays and commercials?" When was the last time you actually watched a soccer game on NBC? They present the game the same as FOX, ESPN, etc.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2013 #46 of 132
    RandyOH

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    IIRC, in the soccer games broadcast at the olympics, NBC Sports inserted commercial breaks during play.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2013 #47 of 132
    TJNash

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    The dedicated Olympic soccer channel did not air commercials during play. I don't recall seeing any commercials during games on the NBC networks (NBC, NBC Sports, MSNBC), but I suppose a random spot could have found its way into a non US team game.

    Everything I have read indicates that NBC Sports will NOT interrupt play of EPL games with commercial breaks. They don't do that with their MLS broadcasts, so I'd be shocked if they did it with the EPL games.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2013 #48 of 132
    Peter305

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    What we do know is that they plan to use both the main NBC channel, NBC Sportsnet and then some of their other channels to handle the games. There are a lot of open questions about how NBC will be presenting the EPL next season, but whether we like it or not they now have the exclusive rights and we will just need to sit tight and see what happens.

    It has taken them a while, but they are now doing a very solid job presenting the NHL, and there's no reason to think they wont also do a creditable job with the EPL.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 #49 of 132
    rwmair

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    I agree they'll probably do a good job with the video of the games, bring us most games on a variety of channels none of which cost $15 a month to subscribe to, show them all in HD and not have any or too many commercials.

    I'm worried they'll dredge up 10 or more Americans (some of whom have never called soccer before) to do the commentary off the TV screens instead of contracting English commentators (like ESPN did with Ian Darke) or using the world feed with commentators based at the grounds. But I guess we'll have to wait till August to find out!
     
  10. Feb 3, 2013 #50 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    I called last night and got fox soccer plus and also the basic spanish package for the foxd espnd and goltv I told them that all i wanted was the soccer channels and i paid full price for fox soccer plus and got the spanish package for free.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2013 #51 of 132
    bigwilly087

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    I can't provide I quote because I can't remember where I read it, but shortly after they acquired the rights the head of NBC Sports said that they hear clearly from fans that they want the game presented by those from the UK, and they said they hear the message loud and clear and that's the direction they are going.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2013 #52 of 132
    iceburg02

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    this
     
  13. Feb 5, 2013 #53 of 132
    rwmair

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    I never saw/read this, but its very promising if they deliver on this!
     
  14. Feb 5, 2013 #54 of 132
    shyvoodoo

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    This is my biggest fear also.. JP Dellacamera is the voice of American soccer. I don't want to hear him do the Manchester Derby.. Just PLEASE NBC don't get the "we know what americans want" attitude and bring in a bunch of former soccer players in to do "expert commentary"..
     
  15. Feb 5, 2013 #55 of 132
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  16. Feb 6, 2013 #56 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    Yes it might sound better but you have to think about how much NBC messes up the Olympics every other year. I think that they will break up the halves in to 10 minute spots so needless to say I think it will not be live.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2013 #57 of 132
    TJNash

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    Everything NBC Sports has said about its planned EPL coverage indicates you are WAY off with your speculation. Every game tape delayed? Really?
     
  18. Feb 6, 2013 #58 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    OK but just wait till you here the announcers say we have to go to a commercial break. I hope I am wrong. But I hope going forward bein sports gets more live games.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2013 #59 of 132
    acostapimps

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    I rather watch soccer games on ESPN or FOX than NBC, too much emphasize on commercials, but then again I have the Spanish package and doesn't carry NBC Sports anyway so no way of knowing how they handle soccer games compared to other sports on the main network.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2013 #60 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    I have premium package along with fox soccer and I called and was given the 400 series that should be 14.99 for free. So I know that the Spanish networks do a better job and I don't even understand Spanish.
     

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