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beIN Sports - 2 Channels in August


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#21 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

Because their news station is excellent and now they're getting sports channels. Just because you don't want it doesn't mean no one does.


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

Why in the world do want anything at all from Al Jazeera???


For the very same reason we want Fox Sports and still accept the blatant horror that is Fox News. :D
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

Why not get US Stations first, maybe Comcast Sports Philadelphia!


Because Comcast has been giving DirecTV a big huge fat middle finger for the last 15 years. Don't count on that changing any time soon.
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

Funny to see ignorance rear its head in this thread. American Exceptionalism at its finest!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:10 AM

IMHO, this company does not demonstrate the type of ethics that meet the minimum for being dealt with.

In any event, soccer should be off it its own packages. I would not want the regular sports packages to cost more for soccer.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:32 AM

IMHO, this company does not demonstrate the type of ethics that meet the minimum for being dealt with.

In any event, soccer should be off it its own packages. I would not want the regular sports packages to cost more for soccer.


If ethics are brought into the discussion, then none of News Corp.'s channels should be carried. Also, we all pay for content we don't want. I don't want my bill to go up because a channel buys the rights to softball and bowling.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:18 AM

I would disagree with both of those statements. First, violatating the "privacy" of some poptart or minor royal is hardly the same thing as broadcasting the words of a mass-muderer, received from an intermediate they refuse to identify. IMHO, no one should do business with such an outfit. Probably best to leave it there.

But as to the "we all pay for content we don't like", yes, of course. Certainly we all could list a, for most quite lengthy, list of basic channels we NEVER watch. Not really the issue in the sports context. This is a more simple discussion. Should such content as soccer be included in a base package (in DirecTV terms either the basic "Choice" lineup or in the "Sports Pack") , or should it be in a soccer package? All I am saying is that such content is of such non-interest and appeals to such a different group that is should be in a "soccer pack" and not in the general content. In my experience the soccer group has no interest in other sports, and, certainly the ratings bear out that most people have no interest in soccer. Those who wish to pay for it, should, without expanding costs for the vast majority that are not intrested in a European sport. In much the same way that cricket, foreign language content, and, for that matter, HBO, is pay-extra.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

I would disagree with both of those statements. First, violatating the "privacy" of some poptart or minor royal is hardly the same thing as broadcasting the words of a mass-muderer, received from an intermediate they refuse to identify. IMHO, no one should do business with such an outfit. Probably best to leave it there.

But as to the "we all pay for content we don't like", yes, of course. Certainly we all could list a, for most quite lengthy, list of basic channels we NEVER watch. Not really the issue in the sports context. This is a more simple discussion. Should such content as soccer be included in a base package (in DirecTV terms either the basic "Choice" lineup or in the "Sports Pack") , or should it be in a soccer package? All I am saying is that such content is of such non-interest and appeals to such a different group that is should be in a "soccer pack" and not in the general content. In my experience the soccer group has no interest in other sports, and, certainly the ratings bear out that most people have no interest in soccer. Those who wish to pay for it, should, without expanding costs for the vast majority that are not intrested in a European sport. In much the same way that cricket, foreign language content, and, for that matter, HBO, is pay-extra.

maybe a soccer pack? But why can't Directv have a basic packet like choice ultimate but with sports and not movies? Give it all the old choice xtra channels but add some NON RSN sports channels as well.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

The xenophobia displayed here is not surprising.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

In any event, soccer should be off it its own packages. I would not want the regular sports packages to cost more for soccer.[/QUOTE]

I have this feeling that in the next year or so, Direct TV will spin off [I[I]]"Sunday [/I]Ticket"[/I] like packages for soccer and rugby.
No more "free" games.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:18 AM

From all indications, Phil Schoen and Ray Hudson will be moving over to the beIn Sports networks, and it is wise for both of them because their style fits La Liga well.

I received the obligatory email from D* about no plans to add when I queried them, but I hope there will be enough people stoking the fire to get these two channels added. If beIn Sports 1 gets added in HD, that would at least be good enough, seeing that it would be expected that your major matches (The Clasicos primarily) would be aired on that network.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

I have a feeling the beIN WILL NOT be on *D at launch. Maybe even throughout the 1st year.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:55 PM

DirecTV needs some soccer as they'll only be left with the CL, gotta throw money here and both sides need to set up a long term deal...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:03 PM

defiantly gotta get the PAC 12 networks and Comcast Philly before foreign soccer channels.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

The Pac-12 Networks are slated to launch the same day as beIN sports (8/1). It would be sweet if D* would get them both at launch. As for CSN Philly (the one channel I desire above all else), only time will tell.

Back on topic, I wanted foreign soccer channels because there are players I like to follow outside the World Cup. Besides, it is good daytime television for a sports fan.

defiantly gotta get the PAC 12 networks and Comcast Philly before foreign soccer channels.


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