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PAC-12 and DISH have deal

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  1. Sep 8, 2012 #81 of 682
    Bambler

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    I have no idea what the exact Dish deal entails but I would be curious to find out if, as you said, Pac-12 lowered its carriage requirements just to get on Dish, but is maintaining its carriage position with DirecTV?

    Again, a leverage ploy?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2012 #82 of 682
    celticpride

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    mabe directv thinks the new time warner cable laker channel is more important ,and is working on that first? although the pac-12 should of been done first seeing how football season is already here.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2012 #83 of 682
    BusterAvis

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    You can forget about this network ever seeing the light of day on DirecTV.
    And even if it ever does, it will be standard definition only, just like it is on Dish and everywhere else. The Pac-12 National channel is not even broadcast in HD. It's only broadcast in standard definition. The only people to see Pac-12 networks programming in HD on their TV are in-market with their local Pac-12 regional channel on their Basic lineup.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2012 #84 of 682
    maartena

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    Well well well, look what we have here..... Well at least those really really wanting PAC12 and not have cable, have a place to go now with Dish Network.

    What isn't clear to me as of yet is whether the channels are offered in HD on Dish.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2012 #85 of 682
    maartena

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    Oh well. Good thing my mother in-law has Time Warner Cable, and I am allowed to use her password. I'll just watch some field hockey that way. :)

    At least those who want the network, know where they stand. I foresee quite a few calls to Dish coming next week.... better get in there to get a GOOD time slot for installs.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2012 #86 of 682
    tonyd79

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    Bottom line is that some new parameters got set. The Dish deal included advertising so it is skewed some but it is the first truly national deal so it sets more guidelines for PAC 12/Directv.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2012 #87 of 682
    shyvoodoo

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    It was just a matter of time before ole Buster made his grand appearance..
    Read above Bust, they said they are working on HD ON Dish by net week."..

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  8. Sep 8, 2012 #88 of 682
    BusterAvis

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    But no 7 networks.
    Dish Network is only carrying one network.
    You can't get all 7 networks, even if you wanted to pay for all of them.

    Pac-12 caved in.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2012 #89 of 682
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    No
    Oceanic Time Warner has from 8/15 had the National channel in HD and all of the regional channels in SD.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2012 #90 of 682
    iceturkee

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    Bs, I have pac12 in hd and I am in Florida!
     
  11. Sep 8, 2012 #91 of 682
    BusterAvis

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    You must have a regional channel in HD then.
    Pac-12 customer support online told me last week that the national network is not even broadcast in HD.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2012 #92 of 682
    BusterAvis

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    Here is the web chat log that I had with a Dish rep.


    Alilie (ID: FY6): Hi, my name is Alilie (ID: FY6). How may I help you?
    BusterAvis: Hi Allie
    Alilie (ID: FY6): How are you doing today BusterAvis?
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Hello.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): How may I assist you?
    BusterAvis: We're doing good. We're sitting here talking. We have DirecTV. We are Pac-12 fans. We hear you just struck a deal to carry Pac-12 networks. Correct?
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Glad to hear that.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): I will be happy to assist you with your programming concern.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): DISH is pleased to announce that a multi-year agreement has been made with the Pac-12. This makes DISH the only satellite provider to carry the sports programming. Currently our competitors DIRECTV, FiOS and U-Verse have decided not to carry the programming.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Pac-12 is available as a RSN in AT120+ and higher and in the Multi-Sport Pack on Ch 413. The Pac-12 will only be available in SD due to the timing of our agreement. We are working quickly to make HD available to you soon.
    BusterAvis: There are seven Pac 12 network channels. How many does Dish have?
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Let me check.
    BusterAvis: 6 of those 7 are regional channels, and one is the national channel
    Alilie (ID: FY6): One moment please.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Included in the lineup of football games will be multiple appearances by No.2 USC, No. 4 Oregon and No. 25 Stanford.
    BusterAvis: We live out of market (midwest). How many Pac-12 channels did you agree to carry, and will we get one or more of them? Thanks.
    BusterAvis: We're out of market, because Pac-12 is out west.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): May I know the zip code?
    BusterAvis: xxxxx
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Thanks, please hold.
    BusterAvis: oh, and check zip code xxxxx as well
    BusterAvis: thanks
    Alilie (ID: FY6): You're welcome.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): It seems that for both zip code you will get one channel which is 413.
    BusterAvis: thanks
    BusterAvis: is that the national network?
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Yes.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): I'm sorry I mean Regional Sports network.
    BusterAvis: and it's pretty much guaranteed that it will be in HD soon (or sometime eventually in the foreseeable future)?
    BusterAvis: wait, which regional sports network is it then?
    BusterAvis: there's 6 regional networks.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): Those are FSN Cincinnati, FSN South.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): You may also check this link to look for your games: http://www.mydish.com/gamefinder/
    BusterAvis: wait, we're talking Pac-12 network, not Fox Sports regional channels
    BusterAvis: FSN is fox sports network
    Alilie (ID: FY6): It shows here one channel for Pac-12 which is channel 413.
    BusterAvis: does it have the name of the channel?
    BusterAvis: There's 7. 1.) Pac-12 national 2.) Pac-12 los angeles 3.) Pac-12 bay area 4.) Pac-12 rocky mountain 5.) Pac-12 Arizona 6.) Pac-12 Oregon 7.) Pac-12 Washington
    Alilie (ID: FY6): No, it doesn't have the name of the channel.
    BusterAvis: okay, thanks. for your reference going forward, in case anyone else asks, here's a link to all seven networks ....
    BusterAvis: http://video.pac-12.com/networks
    Alilie (ID: FY6): I apologize I cannot open the link you sent.
    Alilie (ID: FY6): I have not heard from you in a while and your chat window shows you've been idle, are you still with me?
    Alilie (ID: FY6): I apologize, however due to the lack of response I will now be ending this chat session. I hope your lack of response means that the issue is now resolved. Please feel free to chat back any time with additional questions or concerns. Thank you for using DISH Chat, we look forward to assisting you in the future.
    Alilie (ID: FY6) has disconnected.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2012 #93 of 682
    thepoloman33

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    12 year DTV subscriber here and Oregon alum.

    I subscribed to Comcast this week to see the Ducks game today and next week. Installer won't be here until Monday but I'm able to stream the game online (watching Cal now). Online streaming working better than expected.

    I tried calling some local sports bars and all seem to have DirecTV. A couple bars told me they've been getting a few calls today asking about availability.

    Really hope DTV and Pac12 work something out soon. I'm not impressed with my Comcast experience so far.

    -Matt
     
  14. Sep 8, 2012 #94 of 682
    iceturkee

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    nope, my company has the national feed!
     
  15. Sep 8, 2012 #95 of 682
    BusterAvis

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    Well, the Pac-12 online site is running a clusterf**k website right now.
    And their one lone support guy online (Bob) is a complete dooosh.
    He knows nothing about what is going on so far with everything I've asked him.
    It seems they didn't inform him of anything and just threw him on support as a quick temp hire that doesn't know anything about the network(s) or the online site.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2012 #96 of 682
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    Well, that was useless and totally uninformative. Thanks for posting!
     
  17. Sep 8, 2012 #97 of 682
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    And I have told you BEFORE already the chat rep is wrong, and I even gave links to Time Warner Cable here in Los Angeles who carries both the national and the LA regional network in HD.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2012 #98 of 682
    BusterAvis

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    yes, the chat people are clueless. they make you even less informed about the situation than you were before contacting them.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2012 #99 of 682
    sigma1914

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    It's national is HD on TWC Dallas, also.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2012 #100 of 682
    maartena

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    I never bother with them. You can get better information by calling, and that is saying a lot.
     
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