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Sports Stop and the TV Guide Channel

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ck33, Apr 6, 2005.

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  1. ck33

    ck33 AllStar

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    Found this news bit posted on the Echostar Knowledge Base this afternoon -

    "The EPG on channels 139 & 450 (Sports Stop) now states that as of 4/20 the channel content is moving the channel 102 (TV Guide Channel) (Dave)"

    At first, I thought that "Sports Stop" was going to totally replace the content on that insipid waste of bandwidth known as TVGC. But then, when I went to channels 139 & 450, the following EPG message said -

    "Beginning April 20th, your Sports Stop listings will be found on TV Guide Channel, Ch. 102."

    I am wondering, will SS totally replace TVGC on 102, and TVGC fade into oblivion or will SS be discontinued altogether and all sports information be transferred to the bottom 1/3rd of the TVGC?
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Tune to 102 -- "Sports Stop" is one of the blocks scrolling at the bottom of the screen.
    I guess E* is just wanting to save some space by pulling the 139/450 loop.

    JL
     
  3. Geeke19

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    the tv guide channel is a freaking joke nothing but ads.
     
  4. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Some of those ads are packaged into infomercials. :D

    It is supposed to be an ad channel, selling TV shows and premium content.

    JL
     
  5. ck33

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    While viewing the Sports Stop info on TVGC, I now notice that TVGC is showing TV listings for some of the channels on Dish Network in the "Now/Next/Later" format. Those channels are...

    107 - Comedy
    114 - E! Entertainment
    116 - GSN (Game Show Network)
    118 - A & E
    122 - SCI-FI
    124 - BET
    129 - BRAVO
    135 - BBC
    204 - COURT
    239 - WGN

    Wonder why that is happening?
     

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