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NBC Sports Live Extra

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tygh, May 5, 2013.

  1. May 5, 2013 #1 of 41
    Tygh

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    With the Fox Soccer channel going away and NBC taking over the broadcasting of the BPL games, I have been unable to get any info from DTV about their offering of NBC Sports Live Extra for next season.

    Also a bit concerned that DTV customers won't have access to the online games......just like I cannot get ESPN3.

    Anyone have any real info on what DTV is going to do? I called and emailed but only got the standard "We are unsure at this time...."
     
  2. May 6, 2013 #2 of 41
    mystic7

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    I am unsure at this time... :eek2:
     
  3. May 6, 2013 #3 of 41
    goinsleeper

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    Why can't you get ESPN3?
     
  4. May 6, 2013 #4 of 41
    lacubs

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    because direcTV isn't a option, for some reason direcTV just don't have deal with normal channels extra
     
  5. May 6, 2013 #5 of 41
    goinsleeper

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    ESPN3 uses your ISP, not your television provider. At least, that's how it's always worked for me.
     
  6. May 6, 2013 #6 of 41
    lacubs

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    i forgot that how that work
     
  7. May 7, 2013 #7 of 41
    hallrk

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    But you cannot use the ESPN Watch app because DTV has no agreement with ESPN. I'm really close to dropping DTV because of this and just going with a basic TV package with Verizon FIOS. Me and my wife's TV watching has dwindled quite a bit with everything you can get via the Internet. If I could get the ESPN Watch then I virtually would watch no TV.
     
  8. May 7, 2013 #8 of 41
    trainman

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    Not in the case of Time Warner Cable/Bright House -- their deal is to offer ESPN3 only to their TV customers, so people who have them as an ISP but DirecTV (or Dish) for TV service can't get ESPN3.
     
  9. May 7, 2013 #9 of 41
    KyL416

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    Blame ESPN and Disney for refusing to negotiate the rights to their Watch apps outside of the renewal of the contracts for their main channels. Unfortunately last time DirecTV and ESPN negotiated their contract Watch ESPN and ESPN3's previous incarnation ESPN 360 didn't exist.
     
  10. Beerstalker

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    Exactly, it didn't exist when DirecTV and ESPN signed their last contract, and ESPN won't sign a seperate new contract just to add WatchESPN to an existing contract for the regular channels.

    DirecTV seems unwilling to void their existing contract for the regular ESPN channels to sign a new contract that includes them and the Watch ESPN rights (probably because they would have to pay a lot more for the ESPN channels than they have to under the current contract).

    So it looks like we going to have to wait until DirecTV's current contract with ESPN runs out and they have to sign a new one (whenever that is?).
     
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    It seems that just about every provider outside of Dish is slowly but surely adding these features. It would be nice for DirecTV to add them as well. These threads will pile up over the coming months. I've already noticed many irate sat subscribers in the App Store.

    Remember, always blame the other player and don't aim that fury at poor D*. They hardly made much profit last fiscal year.
     
  13. KyL416

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    Each provider made their own contract with Disney/ESPN at a different time so they expire at different times. The recent additions like AT&T, Comcast, Cox and Cablevision only occured in the past year, all of which were announced as part of an overall renewal of their contract:
    http://espnmediazone.com/us/tag/watchespn/
    ESPN/Disney confirmed in the past that they are not negotiating the Watch apps as a standalone product, only as part of the renewal of their networks:
    http://www.multichannel.com/content/meet-espn’s-new-skipper
     
  14. Beerstalker

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    If people don't want to click the second link themselves here is the question and answer (the seventh question):

    MCN: You seem to be tying WatchESPN to bigger contract
    negotiations? Or are you out there in the marketplace
    looking at WatchESPN deals even if your current
    contracts aren’t quite due?


    JS:
    We are in the market talking to all of our partners
    about WatchESPN. We have, to date, wanted to do deals
    that included WatchESPN in a larger deal. We have not
    sold it as a one-off , and that will continue to be what we
    want to do.
     
  15. tonyd79

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    Silly facts. Always get in the way, don't they?
     
  16. Tygh

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    Anyone hear any new information?
     
  17. TravelFan1

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    I really would like to understand what's preventing Directv from getting the Live Extra. It can't be $$$, as even cheapo Charlie Dish is one of the providers! I like Directv TV offerings quite a bit, but the inability to watch WatchESPN(I understand, it's not Directv's fault) and Live Extra, as well as the very limited availability of programming via Internet outside one's home network is starting to make me consider Comcast. I'm going to wait until August 17, the launch of Fox Sports 1 and the new Fox Sports app. If Comcast gets the Fox Sports app and Directv doesn't have at least Live Extra by then, I'll have to put up with the inferior Comcast DVR but programming via Web is becoming more important to me.
     
  18. PCampbell

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    Be nice to have all sporte channels and online viewing but I would hate to see how much my bill would go up.
     
  19. DawgLink

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    Be nice to have all sporte channels and online viewing but I would hate to see how much my bill would go up.
    It will go up regardless
     
  20. Tygh

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    The lack of any real information has me nervous that DTV will not be carrying the channels. That will force me to leave DTV after 14 years.
     

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