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UPDATE 1-Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by onan38, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. JoeTheDragon

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    but they don't do that any where and -1 is used for part time feeds that some times only have an SD feed for that ALT feed.

    Can they change the ESPN alt's to open alts for what is needed say NBCSN? NHL MLB?

    Maybe 2015 for getting rid of SD or starting a mess move over.
     
  2. JoeTheDragon

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    need to save space for CSNNW, CSN Huston, CSN Philly, CSN Philly over flow / TCN, SportsNet LA, others?

    More RSN that may launch FS Philly, Cubs channel? or maybe CSN Chicago alt / plus 3 (if the cubs move games off of WGN / WCIU to CSN then CSN Chicago may need 4 slots to fit it all in) , other RSN that may start? Maybe an feed for WGN / WCIU Chicago only NHL and NBA games to cover the teams full Zones.

    What will happen to Fox College Sports with FS1 and FS2 starting up? And what will happen to fox soccer plus? Will Directv keep speed on as well as adding FS1?

    College networks

    CSS + alts?

    SEC Network will it have ALT feeds?

    Will Longhorn Network go away?

    Pac12 if just to maybe save some space for it

    Others

    ESPN 3 limited live games (some cable systems have this)

    ESPN goal line / buzzer better?

    One world sports?

    NFL redzone?

    HRTV?
     
  3. KyL416

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    The only moves that have been confirmed is MavTV to 214, FS1 to 219 and CBSSN to 221, anything else, inlcuding the fate of alternates, is just pure speculation until a message appears in the guide or the moves happen.

    The only displaced alternate that is actually going to be used in the near future is the MLB Network alternate. The NBC Sports Alternate isn't even being uplinked anymore, NBC Universal is using that feed for EPL Extra Time.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Maybe. Maybe not. We will see. The providers won for now. If they could force Fox to stand down, who says they can't hold off some in the future. And what you are describing is standard business. No different than any other reup on a contract. You are making it sound like Armageddon.
     
  5. acostapimps

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    What about for Mas Ultra subscribers since it does have Speed and Fuel TV plus Fox Soccer Channel?
     
  6. kikkenit2

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    In the guide 607 is speed. Go to edit favorites and 607 is fox sports 1 and 618 is fox sports 2.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    Yup. Great catch! They still have the old logos.

    The titles are changed if you highlight the channel number in the guide, too. Descriptions and logos are the old channels.
     
  8. acostapimps

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    Yes I see that but that wasn't what I was asking, But maybe it would just be a change over to the FS1 and FS2 with package that have those specific channels but I don't see FXX, maybe it's not included or I could be wrong since that would take over Fox Soccer Channel.
     
  9. kikkenit2

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    Sorry for the confusion. I was just throwing out an observation. Not answering you.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    I think there's a need for a new round of reorganization all around... Push channels a bit here and there and make it easy for everyone again.
     
  11. awalt

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    Just trying to keep track of all the changes here, thanks for all the info folks! Just to confirm - Fox Soccer, 619, goes away, correct? (I know FS+ is still around as this thread discussed a page or two back).

    Thanks!
     
  12. fsquid

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    I did watch Bein and the Universal Sports, plus it seemed that my college team would show up on one of the Fox affiliates for their games. That doesn't apply to me going forward now.
     
  13. fsquid

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    I think cable systems like comcast use those FCS channels on their platforms
     
  14. ejbvt

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    I see that FS+ was already discussed, so I deleted my original post. But thanks for the info about FCS! Nobody watches those FCS channels, do they? The PQ is dreadful on cable and the live games are just as bad on D*!
     
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    If you open your guide to and look at ch 618 FUEL and go over to the left that you are highlighting the channel name, then look at the top of the guide and it says "FOX Sports 2 HD"
     
  16. jimmie57

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    Cool, good catch. It will be interesting to see if the favorite I have set for 607 changes to 219 tomorrow morning.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    If you open your guide to and look at ch 618 FUEL and go over to the left that you are highlighting the channel name, then look at the top of the guide and it says "FOX Sports 2 HD"


    Is there an echo in here?


    Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app
     
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  18. JoeTheDragon

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    also some of alt channels have new numbers in the left info area.

    210-1 ESPN alt HD has 210

    211 ESPN2 Alt has 209-2

    211 ESPN 2 ALT HD has 211

    214 MLB Network alt has 213-1

    214-1 MLB Network alt HD has 213-1 HD

    221-1 NBCSN ALT HD has 221 HD

    612-1 BTN ALT HD has 610-3
     
  19. dvdmth

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    Whoa, when I thre out that idea earlier, I didn't think they'd actually do it. Were they listening to me?

    If they do this with all the alternates, it will free up a lot of space in the 600's.
     
  20. fsquid

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    so is the general consensus that Fox Sports 2 will be in the Sports pack?
     

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