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Do any of you think that the Sports pack should be included in Choice Ultimate?


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#1 OFFLINE   mkdtv21

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:16 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Dish Network's America's Top 250 include all of the sports channels without needing their sports pack. If Directv is supposed to be the strong one in sports don't you think they should do the same?

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#2 OFFLINE   dcowboy7

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

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#3 OFFLINE   jeffgbailey

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:05 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Dish Network's America's Top 250 include all of the sports channels without needing their sports pack.


you're wrong. Sports pack is separate on Dish

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:16 AM

haha, Dish Network doesn't carry YES, SNY, MSG, MLB Extra Innings, NFL Sunday Ticket, NASCAR Hotpass, or Universal Sports, So don't even try to compare their sports offerings to DirecTV's :lol:
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#5 OFFLINE   shy007

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:03 AM

I don't think the whole package but ESPN Classic should be included. It's crazy what ESPN charges and then we still don't get ESPN Classic.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:32 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Dish Network's America's Top 250 include all of the sports channels without needing their sports pack. If Directv is supposed to be the strong one in sports don't you think they should do the same?


yes for the non RSN channels and for the in market outer zone RSN's that you need sports pack to get live games on them.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

haha, Dish Network doesn't carry YES, SNY, MSG, MLB Extra Innings, NFL Sunday Ticket, NASCAR Hotpass, or Universal Sports, So don't even try to compare their sports offerings to DirecTV's :lol:


Dish has added Universal Sports recently, but you are correct that Dish is way behind DirecTV in total sports coverage. That said, I would not want to have to buy the entire Choice Ultimate package just to get the sports. I do not watch movies, so I much prefer paying for the sports package separately. That way, I can get the sports package without having to pay for all of the movie channels in Choice Ultimate.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Dish Network's America's Top 250 include all of the sports channels without needing their sports pack. If Directv is supposed to be the strong one in sports don't you think they should do the same?


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#10 OFFLINE   espnjason

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

If I could change anything about the sports pack, I would make it complimentary for those that have an out-of-market subscription package for that particular season. Like from April-October for Extra Innings and October-April for those with Center Ice and/or League Pass. Granted, the only thing that would do is enable the viewer to watch local coverage of their favorite teams as if they are in the area, but still that is all it is really good for.

I think the non-RSN sports pack channels like Fox Soccer/Plus, GolTV, ESPN classic, and Outdoor may make decent additions to Choice Ultimate. However stupid that may sound, it is just my opinion.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

If I could change anything about the sports pack, I would make it complimentary for those that have an out-of-market subscription package for that particular season. Like from April-October for Extra Innings and October-April for those with Center Ice and/or League Pass. Granted, the only thing that would do is enable the viewer to watch local coverage of their favorite teams as if they are in the area, but still that is all it is really good for.

I think the non-RSN sports pack channels like Fox Soccer/Plus, GolTV, ESPN classic, and Outdoor may make decent additions to Choice Ultimate. However stupid that may sound, it is just my opinion.


Agree. Put Fox Soccer & GolTV in the Ultimate Package and I`ll think about moving up.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

The way I understood it was Choice Ultimate was supposed to be a package for movie lovers, so they get a bunch of the cheaper movie channels like Encore and The Movie Channel. It wouldn't make sense to start adding a bunch of sports channels to a package for movie lovers.
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