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Suggestion re: NHLCI, NBALP, MLBEI Channel Locations

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by milton, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. milton

    milton Cool Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Is there a reaosn that Directv doesn't mirror cable channels (in the 200s) to the sports package channel ranges in the 700s during the season of the sport carried by that network?

    For example, why doesn't Directv (from the months of October-April) mirror NBC Sports Network on Channel 769 and NHL Network on Channel 770? This way all of the games every night are right in a row. I know some fans forget about the games on the main networks sometimes. This can't hurt NBCSN and NHLN so long as Nielsen credited people watching that channel at that time.

    This doesn't take up any bandwidth, right?

    Same would go for NBALP -- put a channel for NBATV and then maybe one channel for ESPN/TNT, alternating every day (4am-4am) depending on which channel has a game that day.

    For MLBEI, it's not as important because MLBEI carries every game except those on ESPN Sunday Night. But it might make sense to put MLB Network on Channel 719 during the MLB season.
  2. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    This is a great idea, and have thought along the same lines for a long time. For other sports, the TNT/TBS games should be mirrored to the packages, too. Even to the MLB or NBA alt channels. I rarely watch the games on those channels because I forget about them. Who knew playoff hockey was on CNBC this past year?

    I have always wondered why more effort isn't made to organize things. It would be nice to have ESPN Deportes and ESPN classic on 210 and 211 (People always throw a fit when I suggest this). FS2 needs to be by FS1. FXX needs to be near FXM and FX. All the soccer channels should be mirrored together. Cable does it in some areas and it works well. Who cares if you see a channel 3 times on the guide, it's not like they'd be next to each other. Don't like it? Make a favorites list.
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

    Nov 13, 2006
    I agree with what you are saying except Spanish. They should be separate as they are. People who just want to listen to Spanish should have all their channels next to each other so they don't have to scrounge through English ones to find the Spanish ones. And I have to filter through enough channels as it is.

    I would go one step further though for sports.

    Now that all people should be on boxes that support four digit channels I have always thought dtv should have one channel for every team. So the Lakers would always be on channel 1202 for example. My jets nfl always on 1101. Etc... Always the home announcers or the national one if no home announcers available.

    Do every team in every major league that way. Then you will always know what channel your team is on. With thousands of channels they could Even do college football, basketball, and baseball. And of course group everything by league and by conference and then division so people with sports packages can easily find other teams in the same division etc on neighboring channels.

    As long as you aren't hurting anyone's revenue stream I don't see why anyone would care about additional mappings of channels.
  4. AMike

    AMike Godfather

    Nov 21, 2005
    Agreed. That's how the Sirius XM's internet app works where there are specific channels for specific teams.
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
    Playing devil's advocate here... (could careless about NHL, NFL, MLB, I love soccer) why don't you make a favorite list?
  6. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Many of us have been suggestion this for years. Don't know why they don't do it. I think E* does it.
  7. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    They don't, it's even worse on Dish since they don't have dedicated channels for alternates. In some cases even your local game is on a different channel each night.
  8. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    That may eat up quite a bit of ram, cpu time and guide space to deal with all of the channels.
  9. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

    Nov 13, 2006
    That may eat up quite a bit of ram, cpu time and guide space to deal with all of the channels.

    Could be but it'd make it easier.
  10. milton

    milton Cool Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    The sports channels may not like it if the games were automatically delivered to one channel for a team, depending upon how long that channel stays live. For example, if Channel 1102 was the Yankees channel and their Sunday Night Baseball Game was simulcasted on that channel, ESPN may not like that. Maybe Directv could leave ESPN running until 4am the next day. I think the idea is fantastic, but that could be what stops it.

    This is why the idea I proposed to start this thread may be more likely to happen. It would simply keep the channel running all the time in that 700s location (during the season).
  11. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    I do have a favorites list. That doesn't change the fact that sports are are all over the place (200s, scattered in the 400s, including EPL/UEFA/Rugby, 600s, 700s), FXX is way out of place, etc.
  12. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    How about just information on a "Yankee" channel that says the game is on ESPN and automatically switches rather than game search?

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