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MLB Network now live in SD and HD (channel 153)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BWELL316, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 #21 of 124
    a_maymi

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    Why is not available in Puerto Rico. No MLB Network sd and hd why. In Directv and cables network have Mlb network.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 #22 of 124
    Steeloc15

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    I am a 120+ subscriber with MultiSport and am not getting the channel. Anyone know if this is a mistake? Should I contact Dish?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 #23 of 124
    karrank%

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    Got it! And couldn't have been much better timing, contract would have been up on the fifth and I was composing my "I'm outta here since you don't carry MLB channel" speech for the dish rep.

    Now on to getting rid of the ubiquitous Yankees/Sox coverage.

    Baby steps.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 #24 of 124
    aaronbud

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    awesome!
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 #25 of 124
    Steeloc15

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    I'm on chat with Dish right now, but not having any luck. Not sure why it isn't active for me.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 #26 of 124
    aaronbud

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    Funny how dish folks are now complaining that we dont have the alt channel. Yesterday we had NO Mlb Network. Patience, people!
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 #27 of 124
    DodgerKing

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    It is on both the AT 200 and higher AND the multi-sports package. Even if you have a lower package that does not get this channel, the multi-sports package subscription will give you access to it
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 #28 of 124
    DodgerKing

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    I don't recall Direct launching the alternate channel right away either, or maybe I just missed it or don't remember. It maybe coming down the road
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 #29 of 124
    jeffgbailey

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    and right now it is a free preview. Seen posts on other sites that mention the Welcome Pack getting it too.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 #30 of 124
    Steeloc15

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    Where is DIRT when you need them? The chat reps are useless. lol
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 #31 of 124
    Stewart Vernon

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    I suspect it is an authorization glitch. This sometimes happens with Dish on first-day launches... I wouldn't be surprised if they forgot to authorize it for the multi-sport pack OR perhaps got the uplink wrong on one satellite or something.

    Definitely bug them about it since others are reporting it is even in free preview so it sounds like everyone should be temporarily getting it anyway.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2011 #32 of 124
    Steeloc15

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    Chatting with "Sky (ID: 8BM) with the Tier 2 Tech department" now.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2011 #33 of 124
    paja

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    I'm happy for the baseball fans with DISH. MLB Network is an awesome channel, much better than the baseball coverage on ESPN
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 #34 of 124
    Steeloc15

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    Well that was fun. lol

     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 #35 of 124
    Steeloc15

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    Right after I finished the chat the channel was active. lol
     
  16. Sep 1, 2011 #36 of 124
    ehren

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    who's complaining? NOBODY
     
  17. Sep 1, 2011 #37 of 124
    ehren

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    Yanks/Red Sox should be blackout free now after 3hr block, takes those morons 4 hours to play 9 innings
     
  18. Sep 1, 2011 #38 of 124
    karrank%

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    Heh, HBT has an article--hell a slew of 'em-- on that subject lately. The time angle, that is.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2011 #39 of 124
    Stewart Vernon

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    That looked painful... but glad you finally got the channel active.

    I'm also glad that it wasn't an uplink issue, and just an authorization issue. An uplink issue would have taken at least a day for them to fix probably.

    We'll probably have to "watch this space" and see what happens related to the alternates.

    When Dish picked up the Big Ten network, they picked up all the alternates... and I noticed that it looks like they added another alternate channel this year (probably needed since they added a couple of teams so might be another simultaneous alternate game some weekends).

    Anyway... what that said to me is that Dish is at least paying partial attention... so I would think that issuing a press release for MLB today they would want to respond to the alternate game situation sooner rather than later because it sounds like it could come into play often.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2011 #40 of 124
    CoolGui

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    When I left dish about a year ago I thought I might actually watch this channel, but I haven't even spent 5 minutes on it.
     

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