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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sticketfan, May 18, 2012.

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  1. fleckrj

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    I agree with you; however, we can get all of the SEC games without a special network :D
     
  2. dstorm

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    amen

    for now, but stay tuned....
     
  3. maartena

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    Well... it doesn't really free up bandwidth, the bandwidth is just being replaced by beIN Network. (There might also be a chance the Spanish version of beIN, now in SD, will go to HD at that point).

    Back to PAC12, there has been some announcements about channels on the move, such as 603 going to be moved to 220, the 620/627 move, indicating they may get ready to do some re-shuffling. Big 10 is on 610, so it would make sense for PAC12 to be "around" 610 somewhere.

    Right now it doesn't really seem like they are making room for SEVEN channels though, so they might just carry the national. Maybe this is why the negotiations are taking so long.

    I just remembered Mike White's "we are not going to carry 7 channels I can promise you that" quote from about 6 months back.

    This week, there is only 1 football game on a regional network (Oregon), but next weekend.... it is 4 games.

    To be continued. Those without boss-wives: Is your cable install going well? :D
     
  4. JMCecil

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    hehe, as DStorm noted ... enjoy it while it lasts.

    Heck the way its going, in about 20 years we are going to have the following networks

    651: The Alabama Home game against un-ranked, non-conference channel
    652: The Alabama Road game against Ranked opponents channel
    PPV: Alabama home game against ranked opponents

    add another 3 or 4 channels per team like those + some conference nonsense channels. It's going to be a mess.

    What I find most interesting about this is that they will actually force themselves into ala-carte by their own micro channel dilution process. Which, is the very format they are trying to avoid like the plague. Lemmings ....
     
  5. Fog627

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    Possibly you are not an alum from the teams involved...I happen to be a San Jose State alum and would like to see their massacre against Stanford. I am sure others feel the same way...although possibly not about seeing their alma mater being massacred.
     
  6. maartena

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    I agree with this. No matter how important the sport to me, it would take a lot more than losing a SEASON to switch providers, let alone just ONE game.

    I will stay with DirecTV without PAC12, and I will stay with DirecTV without the TWC Lakers channels as well. I don't watch football, nor basketball, so I am good. Just wanted some more of the Olympic type sports..... but I can live without them just fine.

    Some people though.... cannot live without football. Divorces have happened over it. :D
     
  7. JMCecil

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    You would not be correct.

    Although I would love to see the games, in the grand scheme of things that matter, it's about 129873987128709853872364 on my list. And, neither D* nor the PAC-12 network are more/less "responsible". They are negotiating. In the end, we will have some form of the channels. If that's week 1 .. GREAT. If it's week 5, FINE. There are plenty of good games on while we wait. Heck, maybe my problem is that I like FOOTBALL, not necessarily a school (I do have my favorites though).
     
  8. maartena

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    We could get the PAC12 games without a special network also until this year.
     
  9. dahlemann

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    Last year there were some Utah games that a special arrangement had to be made for a local salt lake channel to show the other teams broadcast or we would not have seen those games. It was strange watching a game being played at Rice-Eccles stadium on the visiting teams broadcast.
     
  10. JMCecil

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    See, that's just it. I do love football. But, the sports channels are going to be a mess of carriage disputes for years to come. Your going to be swapping providers like underwear if that is your driving force. I just don't feel like expending my energy with that.
     
  11. maartena

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    I know you are being sarcastic.... But in 20 years from now, I am thinking not just a network for a team home/road, but actually MULTIPLE channels covering the SAME football game from multiple angles.

    There was an experiment last year on TWC where they took 2 channels and aired the same baseball game. One regular channel with regular commentary, and 1 channel airing the game from the dugouts of the teams, completely open-mic.

    In 20 years from now, I am willing to bet we have people with 3 TV's in the livingroom (or one wall-sized, HUGE screen split in to sections) where when you watch a game, you see the same play at the same time from multiple angles, from both sides of the stadium.

    1 screen for the field overview. 1 screen following whomever has the ball. 1 screen following some key players and other action. Etc.... I see this going to happen within the next decade.

    Sort of what they are doing with NASCAR now with 7 channels. 1 Channel for the race, 6 channels for in-car views with several of the racers.
     
  12. dahlemann

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    Living through the debacle that was the mountain, we got used to listening to the radio and/or finding alternate ways to watch the Utes games. A delay of a few weeks or even a full season is Ok as long as this gets settled for the future. I can adapt for one year!
     
  13. tonyd79

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    You are closer to the issue. What was the percentage of overall football games on last year? To be fair, not counting Colorado and Utah.
     
  14. maartena

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    Oh, I haven't done the math and I am not going to. I know PAC12 is airing a lot more BESIDES football/basketball, and as you know THAT is the stuff I am mostly interested in.

    I think most PAC12 football games were aired somewhere last season, at least 1 feed of it whether it is home or away..... NOT all basketball games were aired though, only about half of them I think.

    PAC12 will air 100% of football games (some on national networks of course) and 100% of Men's basketball, which was not possible before. (The basketball that is).
     
  15. tonyd79

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    Not new. ESPN first did that with UNC/Duke basketball a few years back (5?). They even had a channel where they just talked about the game while it was going on in the corner.

    Plus the Yankees on YES had (have?) a second channel only available in the New York market that showed that kind of stuff during games.
     
  16. tonyd79

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    Nevermind. Was trying to get a feel for how much people are losing versus not yet gaining. The latter makes for more patience.

    BTW, there is never more than one feed for college sports. Home teams own the rights and they are sold to one entity at a time.
     
  17. Mike Greer

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    I suspect that I'm not alone in 'last straw' thinking.... I wouldn't dump DirecTV just because of the PAC12 games being missed but it just may be the nudge that pushes me and others over.

    I'll bet there is a good number of people that had not even considered looking into other providers that have now looked and that can't be good for DirecTV either.
     
  18. maartena

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    Yeah... but I think this going the be the next big thing in sports. I already know one person that has three televisions (on DirecTV) in his garage aka mancave. He is an absolute sports freak and watches multiple games at the same time.... the multiple camera angle thing would probably cause him to buy more TV's. :D :D (Oh yeah... he is divorced by the way, I think his wife wouldn't put up with it anymore).
     
  19. Fog627

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    I will not leave DirecTV over the PAC-12 Network...at the same time, I will definitely consider dropping the Sports Pack...and that is $12.99/mo. that DirecTV will not be receiving from me.
     
  20. mattgwyther

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    According to the PAC-12 there were 3 football games unaired last year.
     
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