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International Cricket 2011-12

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by satexplorer, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 #61 of 350
    saisport

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    Just called directv cs and they said they still finalizing the rights so they are not going to telecast todays game
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #62 of 350
    jwt0001

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    Anyplace to watch online???
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #63 of 350
    Pagali

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  4. Apr 8, 2011 #64 of 350
    aj_jadeja

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    So is NEO showing game live ? waht about direct tv ?
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #65 of 350
    tornadog

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    thanks mary H
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 #66 of 350
    Pagali

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    Yes, the game is live on Neo Cricket on Dishnetwork. KKR got a wicket already. :)
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 #67 of 350
    jwt0001

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    Need an opinion. I just placed an order for an international dish (Dish Network). They are installing it on Sunday. Is this a better option for the future or should I just order the PPV on Dish 455?
    If I see things correctly, I'll get more cricket options in the future with the international dish.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #68 of 350
    negma

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    I think there is nothing called an international dish with DISH NETWORK. I just have one dish that has local, HD, south asian etc all...Based on programming you order you will get a type of dish installed. It is safe to say/assume if you order one of South asian package (primarily at 118.7) along with America Top X packages, you will get a dish that will cover Willow, Neo, South asian along with 454, 455 etc. Hope this helps.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #69 of 350
    jwt0001

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    I guess I meant for programming choices.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 #70 of 350
    quizzer

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    Usually free previews are given for 2 weeks.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 #71 of 350
    negma

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    As long as NEO cricket is NOT offered as annual pack (a la Zee Sports...geez!) this will be a great addition along with Willow. What's with Dish offering IPL as PPV when it is available through regular channel?
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 #72 of 350
    ak15

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    DirecTV is not carrying the IPL this year according to a cs rep I spoke to a few minutes ago.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 #73 of 350
    jwt0001

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    PPV would be for those who couldn't receive international channels, I assume.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 #74 of 350
    rasheed

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    I have not contacted the South Asian team at Dish as yet, but we are not really sure what the difference is between the Dish PPV package and the NEO Cricket addition. There seems no need to buy Dish PPV package until after NEO leaves free preview and it is placed in a price package that is worse than the $89 plan.

    No HD IPL for Dish Network. And it appears none for Directv either.

    It appears to me that so far, you do not need the Dish PPV cricket if a channel is available (NEO). We do not know how much NEO will cost (Cricket Pack or whatever). Willow was added to Hindi Mega, but I do not think NEO will be added.

    It appears starting next year, all of the major cricket will be on ESPN3 (NO PPV). This is not free to any satellite customers unless you have one of the participating cable or phone high-speed broadband providers (or are on a .edu IP address). This is not great for TV vieweing as there are not many apps to watch these channels via TV. A ESPN app for iOS just came out so that might be an option.

    Also, it was mentioned about something called international Dish. Yes, if you subscribe for Dish and do not order some international programming when you order your Dish service, you will likely not get the 118.7 satellite needed. Those on 61.5 will eventually need to get 118.7 or some other option Dish provides (by end of 2012 -- Dish will provide free dish upgrade).

    If you do not want any big international package, it is best to order B4U Music temporarily to ensure you get the right dish installed.

    Rasheed
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 #75 of 350
    negma

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    This is true..ESPN3 signed a multi year contract for all major ICC events. I have Time Warner just for internet and they wouldn't let me watch ESPN3 because I dont have an accompanying cable package which is ridiculous. Hopefully there will be coverage from satellite PPV or thru some regular channels besides ESPN3.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 #76 of 350
    gireeshbhat

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    What baffles me even further is that ipl.indiatimes.com is showing the IPL 2011 matches for free in the USA. How is this market dynamic working out? DISH not only is charging $89 for a PPV event that is being shown for free on the internet but is also giving us free preview of a channel (NEO cricket) that is showing the same games. What the heck is the PPV aspect then for DISH?
    I have spent money on cricket games before but this must be the most worthless $89 I have spent on cricket.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2011 #77 of 350
    Pagali

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    Friends of mine who had no other option watched today's game on the ipl.indiatimes.com feed. The stream froze on them several times, and they felt quite frustrated with it. So the free internet aspect isn't necessarily all that great. Give me a relatively stable satellite feed any time.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2011 #78 of 350
    samradley

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    Not sure if anyone observed, but IPL coverage on Neo seems to be limited to only the first game of the day? Both the programming guide and online schedule for Neo only have first game of the day listed... E.g today it only lists DC vs RR match and no schedule for Kochi vs RCB? May be that's where PPV on Dish comes to play... Will get further confirmation in next 3:30 hrs when today's second game start...
     
  19. Apr 9, 2011 #79 of 350
    satroy

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    Note that the second game of today is neither listed on PPV 455 channel. So no body knows what the heck is going on. We will know at 10.30 AM
     
  20. Apr 9, 2011 #80 of 350
    samradley

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    It is listed on PPV 457 channel... But not on Neo... Dish has been advertising live coverage for all of the 74 IPL games on PPV...
     

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