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Fox Sports 1

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by domingos35, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Aug 17, 2013 #81 of 118
    sigma1914

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    You might want to start a 5pm CST for the prelims if you want. At 4pm is a preshow, I believe.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2013 #82 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yep... manual timers will be the only way to record stuff more than an hour or two out until Dish gets new data from Tribune... and it sure doesn't look like that is happening today.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2013 #83 of 118
    James Long

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    Then again ... the EPG is now fixed for current and next program. Forcing a download (or waiting until the early AM) should load the correct guide.

    The channel name is still wrong ... but at least they did something for the EPG.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2013 #84 of 118
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    This was announced a while ago. You would have thought that Tribune would have corrected their listings before today.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2013 #85 of 118
    James Long

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    DISH's carriage was only "announced" on Thursday?

    The issue was on DISH's end ... pointing to channel "58508" (the old Speed HD) instead of "82541" (SD) or "82547" (HD) Fox Sports 1. It appears that DISH has now fixed that. But the way the EPG is loaded into the boxes most receivers won't see the guide until the nightly download (other than present and next program). DISH does not continuously update EPG on receivers other than present/next.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2013 #86 of 118
    Eksynyt

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    Dish has Fox Sports 2 in SD only. That's going to be annoying when the FS1 college football games run long and the second game has to start on FS2 in SD only. Come on over to DirecTV if you want it in HD. But don't come to DirecTV if you want the Pac 12 Network...an annoying dilemma.

    Still glad both providers at least have the channel now.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2013 #87 of 118
    James Long

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    We'll see how it goes ... FS 1 will have the prime content. A few minutes of SD during an overlap is not the worst thing.

    It looks like my Speed timers for NASCAR transferred over to FS 1. That is good news. But for moving content (Fuel to FS 1, Fox Soccer to FS 1, etc) people should check and recreate their timers!
     
  8. Aug 17, 2013 #88 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    I was out for a while... came back and I see better EPG data. I checked out through Monday evening, didn't go any further than that to see, but it all looked better to me so that's a pleasant surprise.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2013 #89 of 118
    Jim5506

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    If FS1 is supposed to be a competitor of ESPN, they better get it moved to AT120 ASAP - I'll not upgrade my package just to see it.
     
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    Jason Whiddon

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    I just hope they change the name soon, seeing SpeedHD there is annoying.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2013 #91 of 118
    Jason Whiddon

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    There are two different sites reporting today that a deal was not reached, they just agreed to carry the channels while talks were still ongoing. I hope Dish does not pull some crap here.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2013 #92 of 118
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    True, but the EPG was showing the schedule for Speed when it didn't exist anymore. I don't see how Tribune could have guide data for a channel that doesn't exist. You would think it would at least say "To be announced."
     
  13. Aug 17, 2013 #93 of 118
    James Long

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    Earlier this week the intent was to have Speed continue in a stripped down form, airing six hour rerun blocks that would change each day. This was intended to fulfill Fox's agreement with DISH, DirecTV and other providers to provide a "motor sports channel". The programs in that guide were posted on the Tribune data driven "Zap2It" as well as in the DISH EPG.

    The data was for what Speed was going to become. Fortunately Fox agreed to allow carriers with contracts for Speed to carry Fox Sports 1 in its place.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2013 #94 of 118
    Cable Lover

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    So far, I am really enjoying the FS1 channel. Hopefully we will eventually get the FS2 in HD.
     
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    Names for the two fox sports channels have been changed in the guide display.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2013 #97 of 118
    James Long

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    Finally ... It is a shame that DISH didn't have a smooth release (name changes Saturday morning and correct EPG). But at least the programming was there (if that was in their control).
     
  18. Aug 18, 2013 #98 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    Only thing left is for 922/Hopper/Joey customers to get the channel icons for the EPG.

    It looks weird now to see FOXS1 with the SPEEDHD logo :)
     
  19. Aug 19, 2013 #99 of 118
    CeeWoo

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    OK, I'm officially burnt out from an overdose of UFC
     
  20. Stewart Vernon

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    Not a fan of fighting in general (UFC, Boxing, fighting in Hockey, etc.) and also despite being born and raised in the south, virtually in the heart of NASCAR country... I care very little about racing... so there was a lot of programming for me to ignore.

    Their version of "Sportscenter" felt like they were trying too hard. To be fair, look back at old clips from when ESPN launched back in the day and they took a while to get the ball rolling... so I can give a pass somewhat to FS1... but it looks like they want you to think "we are better than ESPN" while simultaneously trying their hardest to BE ESPN. That seems like a recipe for disaster. What helped FOX way back in the day with their NFL broadcasts when they bought that and scooped it out from CBS... was that they didn't try to be CBS or NBC... they did their own thing and innovated.

    I watched "Crowd Goes Wild" today... and it was a little painful to watch. I felt bad for Regis... and most of the show was just cringeworthy. ATH and PTI are on vacation this week from ESPN, but I don't see this as a challenge to the 5pm timeslot once those shows come back next week.

    FS1 needs to be FS1... and not try to be the new ESPN. I would rather seem them try their own thing and find their own way than trying to ape what they think people like about ESPN.
     
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