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FOX Soccer Channel

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

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #61 of 132
    TJNash

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    Does NBC interrupt its MLS broadcasts with commercials? NO. So, I guarantee you that you are wrong that NBC will interrupt EPL broadcasts.

    beIN has the rights to plenty of live games --- they are just too inept to figure out how to air them live. beIN is great for La Liga, has really shafted Serie A fans, and has flat out buried the N Power Championship. And the poor people in Canada have really been screwed by beIN.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 #62 of 132
    larryharry59

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    The future of soccer on tv is picture in picture advertising. Basically what you see in Nascar, Indy and F1.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 #63 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    You just wait and watch NBC put people that do not have a clue about soccer as the announcers.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2013 #64 of 132
    TJNash

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    Again, no.

    NBC won't subject themselves to a Gus Johnson-esque experiment, as we are about to endure on Fox.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2013 #65 of 132
    BuffaloTF

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    What in the history of NBC Sports Network or their Olympic soccer coverage do you base this on? Their MLS broadcasts are outstanding. Their Olympic coverage is interruption free, and uses the same stable of announcers. These are soccer minds and former players... Arlo White is the lead announcer for MLS and Olympics (2012 forward)... JP Dellacamera is in their stable and has been doing it for almost 30 years... Andres Cantor is available thru Telemundo... Kyle Martino does color, a former player... John Strong and Robbie Earle team up for NBC when they're not calling Portland games. Brian Dunseth does color, another former player... everyone they've used is familiar with soccer as a former player or longtime broadcaster... and there's no commercials.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2013 #66 of 132
    TJNash

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    Exactly!

    All these people warning us of NBC's plans for constant commercial breaks and using non qualified announcers obviously have read nothing regarding NBC's stated plans, or, have not watched televised soccer since TNT did the 1990 World Cup.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2013 #67 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    The Olympics were on tape delay at least the ones everyone wanted to see. They will put on let's say the MAN-U vs Chelsea game on here at 8pm in prime time and not @ noon.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2013 #68 of 132
    TJNash

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    The Olympic soccer games were shown live. NBC is not tape delaying games.

    And most people would see running EPL games in prime time as a good thing, but this little thing called a time difference makes showing live prime time games impossible.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2013 #69 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    They will tape delay because they would make more money. How many people watch 11 am game compared to how many would watch an 8 pm game.
    Just wait and see I just hope I get to see them all live like I do now.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2013 #70 of 132
    TJNash

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    Believe what you want to. We'll see how it plays out in August.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2013 #71 of 132
    BuffaloTF

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    The Olympics were live all day long across several channels and naturally online, and through their apps on iPhone and Android. Prime time coverage was naturally tape delayed, and was provided in addition to their live coverage. They've already stated they intend to air all games, live, across several NBC owned channels as well -- 6 live games across 6 channels, spillover games available online and thru their apps. NBC Sports, USA, Bravo, MSNBC and CNBC will be used. Telemundo and Mun2 will show duplicate coverage of 2 games, in Spanish. Free, over the air NBC will be used to show 18-20 premiere live games. There will be pre and post match shows, and a weekly wrap up show.

    This is the exact opposite of what Fox does, who tape delays games and often doesn't even use their final game pick in a given weekend.

    Their official press release is included here, and is quite to the point on their plans.

    The only thing that could make me happier than NBC getting EPL rights, is if they acquire Ian Darke and Macca from ESPN -- whilst allowing him to call US games on ESPN, and return there for his current 2014 World Cup contract.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2013 #72 of 132
    jmpfaff

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    I quite enjoy watching soccer. But let's be real here, ManU-Chelsea would get KILLED in primetime in the US. Absolutely slaughtered.

    Part of the rating value of European soccer is that a lot of it airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings before the US sports get going for the day. Not all of it, but a decent portion of it. Tape delaying it would kill one of its pluses. (And those who need to attend a "Gamblers Anonymous" meeting can bet on live events at 8 AM on a Sunday morning)

    You may not like how NBC covers things, but they tape delay the Olympic Figure Skating & Gymnastics because it will get HIGHER ratings in primetime, not to cost themselves rating points.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2013 #73 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    That's what I am saying its all about where they will get there ratings. I understand that soccer would get killed vs football but if you put it in primetime before football starts it might be the highest rated on Saturday or Sunday evenings.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2013 #74 of 132
    shyvoodoo

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    Uhhh no.. You got to remember, a lot of sports fans watch College Football saturday afternoons and evenings.. Also theres UFC and boxing on saturday evenings as well...

    I myself watch my soccer on saturdays early and watching football/UFCs and boxing in the afternoon.. Don't fool yourself and say "nobody watches college football" either.. Nebraska pulls in 70,000 every home game, more than any soccer game thats NOT featuring the Mexican national team, one of the best drawing teams in the world.. Second, Prime Time hours are usually 7-11pm. It would not be smart to put a soccer game on at that time, no matter who is playing.. WIth all the networks showing college football, its basically on from 9am-10pm PST.. On saturdays, ill watch 2-3 soccer games in the morning, then football by 11... Works perfectly.. Lets not forget those who like to watch Super 15 Rugby, like myself :)

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  15. Feb 7, 2013 #75 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    No I meant before NCAA and NFL starts up there season. I also think fox will move ufc to fxx that way it stays as channel everyone wants.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2013 #76 of 132
    TJNash

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    So, for the 3 weeks (tops) before football starts in September you would get huge numbers for taped EPL games on a Saturday night in prime time? Keep your day job, because you have no future as a network programmer.

    Also, Fox will keep UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 (which is now Fuel.) If you've read anything about the plans for FXX, it will not be carrying sports.

    So, everything you've written is wrong. Looking at your other posts, at least you are consistent.
     
  17. Feb 8, 2013 #77 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    I'd never be a network programmer and all I am saying is NBC can't make money by putting this on at 8am hell the last couple Olympics they have lost money this time I think they said they covered there expenses.
    I'll be the first to say great job NBC if they give me a better soccer experience.
    I'd much rather have seen abc-espn get it.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2013 #78 of 132
    shyvoodoo

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    Who gives a damn if they make money?? Obviously they would not have spent all this money for rights if they did not think they were gonna be able to make money already...

    Another thing you fail miserably to think about.. WHAT ABOUT THE MLS?!?!
    Don't you think they would want to have a MLS showcase game on saturday nights?!? I know you don't think they spent all that money for MLS rights to put them on the back burner?!? They already said they are gonna put EPL games all over the place.. They might just televise EVERY SINGLE GAME!! And they already said ALL games are gonna be available LIVE.. Maybe u need to read this again...

    http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/...English-Premier-League-soccer-rights-21851198
     
  19. Feb 8, 2013 #79 of 132
    donalddickerson2005

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    I know that they say all will be live. I just am waiting to see if its all on TV or will it be internet live like espn3.
     
  20. Feb 9, 2013 #80 of 132
    Ed Campbell

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    They used experienced announcers during every Summer Olympics. There's no reason for them to change. Save the paranoia for politics.
     

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