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SEC Network

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by tulanejosh, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 20, 2013 #61 of 1279
    tjguitar

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    ESPN GamePlan really needs to add HD feeds if they expect it to survive.
     
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  2. May 20, 2013 #62 of 1279
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    What I would like to see is the ability to watch ESPN3 through the DirecTV receier (as is done with YouTube, et. al.). A this point, the only way I can watch ESPN3 on my TV is through PlayOnTV. If it was easier to get ESPN3 to the TV, I would drop ESPN Full Court.
     
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  3. May 20, 2013 #63 of 1279
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    You are expecting that DirecTV would charge you for ESPN3 if they put it on your TV, right? Maybe this was just a wish you were making even while you know that it doesn't make business sense to make it easier for you to access a "free" alternative to a pay sports subscription.
     
  4. May 20, 2013 #64 of 1279
    JoeTheDragon

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    Some cable system are able to show limited EPSN 3 stuff (I think mainly local area games) on a TV channel.
     
  5. May 20, 2013 #65 of 1279
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    I would be happy if they wanted to limit it to those who have the sports pack. On the other hand, if they made it available to everyone (for a fee) regardless of which ISP the customer had, that would be acceptable, too. As it is, ESPN3 is only avalable to customers of select ISPs, and to watch it on TV one has to pay extra to connect the computer to the TV, so a small additional fee to watch ESPN3 through the DirecTV receiver seems reasonable.

    Regardless of what happens, once the SEC network goes live, I have no reason to keep ESPN Full Court.
     
  6. May 20, 2013 #66 of 1279
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    I had heard Comcast has the right to show ESPN3 stuff on a linear channel. Anyone else?
     
  7. May 20, 2013 #67 of 1279
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    Outside of stuff like SEC, Big East, Big 12 Basketball, along with some other conferences like MAC, MAAC, and WAC, and the international content from channels like ESPN UK or one of ESPN's other international channels, a lot of the ESPN3 content is not produced by ESPN. It could come from a local campus channel, a local broadcast station or produced by the college itself and cleared on a local cable channel. It could just be that the cable system has the original channel or in the case of ESPN produced content, they just syndicate it from ESPN Plus.
     
  8. May 20, 2013 #68 of 1279
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  9. May 20, 2013 #69 of 1279
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    Thanks.
     
  10. May 25, 2013 #70 of 1279
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    Ah espn wants the sec in most bundles not the sports pack. It has renegotiated with many carriers dtv being one of the big ones and its in a main package not the sports pack like it used to be. In exchange they did move espn classic to the sports pack.
     
  11. May 26, 2013 #71 of 1279
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    I'd venture to say that the SEC network will be one of the most anticipated channels based on the popularity and recent dominance in football. I think all of the major providers will have this channel at launch.

    Gameplan will be diminished by this network, but I also believe the CSS network which is not on D* will be adversely impacted.
     
  12. May 26, 2013 #72 of 1279
    JimAtTheRez

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    +1
     
  13. May 26, 2013 #73 of 1279
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    Like others, I am willing to pay a bit more for it seeing as how I went and grew up in SEC towns....but I am curious how all others take it when their bills are increased due to it.
     
  14. May 26, 2013 #74 of 1279
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    Based on the press release, ESPN only wants the SEC network to be in basic packages in the SEC states (Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). It can be in the sports pack everywhere else.
     
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  15. May 26, 2013 #75 of 1279
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    And that's why most providers will pick up the SEC Network. They understand how this works unlike the PAC 12 Network.
     
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  16. Jun 5, 2013 #76 of 1279
    DawgLink

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    Based on the press release, ESPN only wants the SEC network to be in basic packages in the SEC states (Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). It can be in the sports pack everywhere else.
    i am still suspect of whether it is true.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2013 #77 of 1279
    tjguitar

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    I see no reason to believe why ESPN wouldn't want SEC Network in basic around the country like the BTN is.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2013 #78 of 1279
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    All I know is what they said in the http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/Portals/3/SEC%20Website/SECNetworkTranscript.pdf]press conference[/url] when the network was anounced:


    And from the http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/244763/sec-network-faq.aspx]Q&A document[/url] on the http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/244762/sec-and-espn-announce-new-tv-network.aspx]SEC web site[/url]:



     
  19. Jun 5, 2013 #79 of 1279
    tjguitar

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    Well, I would say there's a difference between 'sports pack' and 'comparable to ESPNU'. ESPNU WAS in the sports pack, but they flip flopped ESPNU and ESPN Classic a few years ago.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2013 #80 of 1279
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    All I know is what they said in the press conference when the network was anounced:


    And from the Q&A document on the SEC web site:



    interesting. I didn't know it came from the official SEC site. I am outside the footprint so I am hoping that I won't see too much of a rise in costs from it
     

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