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NewsMix and SportsMix Channels Missing Since Midnight

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SomeRandomIdiot, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    Anyone know what is up with the NewsMix / SportsMix Channels?

    They have said "This channel is temporarily unavailable" since about the time they pulled the Viacom Channels - and no Viacom Channel is on the NewsMix / SportsMix Channel?

    Calls to the working out of their home CSRs have no info in the system about them being down either.

    Been over 18 hours now - and wondering if anyone knows anything - as NewsMix is the most viewed channel for me.
     
  2. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

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    Its due to the fact they had to put in viacom subsitute mixes due to the pissing war taking place.
     
  3. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    There are no Viacom channels on NewsMix or SportsMix
     
  4. Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

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    Tune into any of the Viacom channels (where they were) and you'll see what he means. They had to re-allocate the resources.
     
  5. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot Godfather

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    Great - so I get screwed and I don't care that much about the Viacom Channels.

    Regardless, there are 2 different Mix Channels now running for the Viacom Channels - one for adult programming and one for kids programming.

    In the not too distant past, 4 different Mix Channels have been run at the same time.

    NewsMix, SportsMix1, SportsMix2 and a HD Mix Channel (For Masters, Tennis etc) with 4 different views. They also ran a 6 or 8 channel HD Mix Channel during the 2008 Election with the other 3 SD MixChannels at the same time.

    As thus, they have the equipment to at least run the NewsMix and Sportsmix1 Channel while doing the 2 Viacom "Mix" Channel.

    So we are at net loss of 2 more than the original Viacom Channels.
     
  6. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

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    What's really a sneaky marketing ploy by DirecTV is putting 8 channels in their new "mix" to show folks what else is available since the Viacom channels are down. There is also a disclaimer that says you can't watch any of these channels full-screen unless it's in your package (hint hint wink wink ;););) ) but enjoy our postage-stamp size preview!!

    Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    is also says encore is open to all residential customers
     
  8. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

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    well Open Championship mix and MLBEI mix are both in holding.

    MLB comes back on 7/13

    open starts on 7/19
     
  9. SomeRandomIdiot

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    As thus, that equipment could be used for the NewsMix and SportsMix Channels when not in use, which is what I pointed out.
     
  10. wahooq

    wahooq DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    Newsmix and sportsmix are both down all the other channels are real and not jacked up unless you onl;y have SD...which is your issue not DTV's
     

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