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Padres/Fox Sports closing in on deal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rob, May 31, 2011.

  1. ptrubey

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    If you live in San Diego, do you have to get a special tier to get FSSD, or will any DirecTV tier carry it?
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Excellent. Also shows up on the iPhone app. Right now, with just that game.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    If you have a tier that includes your local rsns then you will get it if you are in the padres market.
     
  4. kevintheoman

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    no pregame show?

    how do part-time RSNs work on DirecTV? Do they include the pregame and postgame shows?

    I've been trapped by Cox for too long. I want to switch to DirecTV, but no pregame or postgame shows would likely be a dealbreaker.
     
  5. dirtyblueshirt

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    Fox Sports San Diego isn't a part-time RSN (so far, they're part-time HD), according to the data they've provided. As far as pregame and postgame, it's in the schedule.

    In fact, according to the FSSD program guide, programming started on Monday the 5th. DirecTV just doesn't flip the switch till Saturday the 17th at 7p.

    For the record, it does list the pregame at 6:30.

    What's curious is that most of the programming is in HDTV. It'll remain to be seen what all DirecTV provides us in HD besides the games themselves.

    http://www.foxsportssandiego.com/common/medialib/460/fssd_march_revision_2(2).pdf
     
  6. adkinsjm

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    Everything besides Padres content will be available in HD on FS West and Prime Ticket.
     
  7. kevintheoman

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    Thanks for the response.

    So on the DirecTV guide (not FSSD's website) there is no data until the 17th at 7pm?

    Does the DirecTV guide show the programming after the game on the 17th (padres postgame 10pm, clippers vs rockets repeat 10:30pm, clippers live rerun 1:00am, etc.)?
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Not when I checked this morning. Just the game then TBA.

    Guide may populate later.
     
  9. dvdmth

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    DirecTV's guide data for part-time RSN's is a bit screwy. If you look too far in advance, you won't see anything. When the event is a few days away, it shows up in the guide as a 6-hour block with no pre- or postgame slots. Then, a couple days before game time, the guide changes to show the event in a 3-hour block with pre- and postgame shows added. This practice is annoying when setting DVR recordings, because if you set the recording while it's in a 6-hour block, the DVR tends to drop the recording when it changes to the shorter 3-hour block.

    If you want an example of this, look right now at Altitude 2 (channel 682 and 682-1). The Avalanche hockey game on Thursday night is listed with pre- and postgame shows, but the one on Saturday night is simply a 6-hour block with no pre/post slots.

    Personally, I'll be very surprised if FS San Diego is picked up full-time. It is a "subregion" of FS Prime Ticket, meaning the default programming will mirror Prime Ticket when there's no San Diego-specific programming. Fox Sports does this in several regions, such as Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas City, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. All of these regions exist as full-time channels, but DirecTV carries them part-time because of the large overlap with other Fox Sports networks. The only exception to this rule is Fox Sports Cincinnati, which DirecTV carries full-time for legacy reasons.
     
  10. kevintheoman

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    you all have been very helpful. thanks!
     
  11. Rob

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    I am currently blacked out on 693 for "True Blue Stories". I don't understand how a show on the Dodgers, not a game is considered under black out rules.

    I don't really care about the Dodgers anyhow.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    That's what it's best to create a Boolean search based auto record for those kinds of things, and then you don't have to worry about manually creating any recordings.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    Evidently since that's a different MLB market, they can't show it.
     
  14. bobinyuma

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    I live in Yuma, Az. We get the Dbacks on Fox sports AZ of course. We (Yuma) recently got the Padre games on cable TWC. I do know that the Padres claim Yuma in their market as they have for years, meaning I couldnt even see Padre games on MLB.TV as they are all blacked out. Would the Fox Sports SD be available to watch padre games in Yuma on Directv?
     
  15. adkinsjm

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    You might have to get the Sports Pack to see the Padres.
     
  16. adkinsjm

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    Magazine and historical shows that have game footage are subject to blackouts.
     
  17. Ronmort

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    This is why I cancelled sports pack. Too many blackouts! I could understand blackouts of games if you don't have the necessary package, but historical shows should not be blacked out. MLB is the worst of all the sports leagues.
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    and at the time they let wgn america show lot's of games and other MLB stuff
     
  19. RA in CA

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    Here is the latest from the San Diego Union Tribune:

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/15/first-padres-telecast-set-saturday-maybe/

    So Directv will go ahead unless told not to because there is no approved agreement yet. And typically, Time Warner San Diego lags behind. I left Time Warner after about 20 years last fall as soon as the Padre season was over. Since they no longer had exclusivity, it was adios. Glad I made the switch.
     
  20. Rob

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    Ok, turned on Fox Sports West and the Angels game is on. Then flipped it tot PT and the Dodgers game is on. But I can't watch a historical mlb show on one of these networks?
     

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