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Versus on DTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kryscio23, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. dhhaines

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    Except of course for Comcast in Philadelphia, they have the Spector clause.:nono2:

    [/QUOTE](And interesting aside, satellite companies that own channels are not currently required to reciprocate... I'm sure that would change if Dish or DIRECTV had a channel cable wanted. Perhaps the 101 will be the first?)

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    That would be an interesting negotiation to listen into between Comcast and DirecTV.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    That would be incorrect. Only NFL Subs (both home and business) and advertisers on NFL ST are paying for it.
     
  3. Lodi25

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    I want my VERSUS BACK!!!!!
     
  4. Mariah2014

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    I do to, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for Directv to carry the channel again. Which is why I added cable to my Directv service. I won't miss a single College Football or NHL game because of this stupid situation that Comcast and Directv have put everyone into.
     
  5. pbg

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    That’s the piece I don’t fully understand. From what I’ve read here, along with that clause from the FCC, there’s apparently some arbitration process that can be requested that supposedly was designed to settle these sorts of squabbles. Now I understand that the Versus thing is new, and hopefully will work itself out, but does anyone know if this alleged arbitration process ever been requested or invoked? Some of these things have been dragging. Next month will start the 3rd year of the Blazers tenure with Comcast Sports NW, still with no agreement with DirecTV? For whatever reason, it feels like DirecTV does not want to enter the arbitration process – I’m not sure why?
     
  6. harsh

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    But if D12 doesn't go online until Q2 (which is still part of the first half of 2010), the correlation is lost. Set theory can be a stinker.
     
  7. MrSmartyA

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    I pay a lot of bucks to DirecTV for my sports addiction. I expect them to either bring Versus HD back by the end of next week or turn on ESPNU-HD instead. If they fail to deliver, I will be cutting back on my DirecTV packages. I am sick and tired of being milked without getting excellent customer treatment in return. You want to be the "leader" then start acting like one ASAP.
     
  8. Jeremy W

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    Technically, that's not necessarily true. Unlike almost every other TV carriage contract, DirecTV agrees to pay the NFL a specific amount every year, regardless of the number of subscribers to NFLST. So if there are not enough subscribers to cover the cost, we all end up paying for it.
     
  9. WebTraveler

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    I doubt it it is that clear because if it was all of these stupid disputes wouldn't keep coming up. Regardless, the power rests with Congress on an ownership model that is respective of the consumer. All of these games played by operators, again and again, are just ridiculous.

    If there is such a clause the FCC is not doing it's job. If there isn't such a clause Congress has dropped the ball.

    If a resolution does not come by tonight with Texas-Wyoming tomorrow I do not expect one to be reached. This is the marque game that Versus has this year that will likely attract a decent nationwide audience. If it does not happen now the incentive goes down. The longer these drag on, the more difficult it is to come together. I am sure the NHL will apply pressure, but the NHL has a difficult time - ESPN has little interest in showing the league and they are stuck for a nationwide provider with Versus.

    I wonder if the NHL contract provides an out? I wonder if the Pac 10 and Big 12 contracts have an out if not shown to enough viewers.
     
  10. iceturkee

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    me too. course, it didn't hurt when my cable company just added wgn america hd, amc hd, plus already had espnu hd and travel hd.
     
  11. nitty316

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    Does anyone know of any Versus streams on the internet? I would like to watch the Texas game.
     
  12. richall01

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    Why fault DirecTV when it's Comcast that will not let DirecTV carry this small network unless they pay MORE than they do for the big networks. Please note that DirecTV on 604 has a place holder so that "IF" Comcast will let them they can turn it back on ASAP.
     
  13. cariera

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    Doesn't Liberty Entertainment own a significant piece of Starz? Maybe the squeeze could be put on the cablecos that way.

    I personally think that this is the wrong path to be headed down, because the only losers are the subscribers to the competitiors' service.

    Also, wasn't Directv forced to "reciprocate" when owned by Fox, by providing the RSNs to cablecos as part of that acquisition deal?:)
     
  14. Mariah2014

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    No legal streams are available. The only games with streams this week can be found in the following location.
    http://www.mshaw2715.com/cfweek2.htm

     
  15. gary2381

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    The game will not be streamed online. It is a Versus exclusive because of their contract with the Mountain West (Wyoming home game). I get Versus over cable but only in SD so its either find a friend with Versus, go to a bar, or listen on the radio.
     
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    It won't legally be their. I woudn't have posted about something like that here either due the fact it may not happen or get removed very quickly as a result.
     
  18. bonscott87

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    Different issue there. Comcast uses a "loophole" in the law (thanks to Mr. Spector) that allows them to tell Dish and DirecTV to go pound sand so long as the channel in question is never uplinked to a satellite. Thus Comcast keeps Comcast Philly off satellite because they only deliver it via fiber or microwave. So Comcast can legally tell DirecTV that they can't carry Comcast Philly no matter how much they would want to pay.
     
  19. TheRatPatrol

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    What gets me is that D* already receives a few channels via fiber, so I don't know how much longer that law can hold up.

    And don't they deliver it to Fios via fiber?
     
  20. Jeremy W

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    AFAIK, DirecTV receives all of their national HD channels via fiber. And that law can hold up as long as Comcast keeps paying for it.
     
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