Nope, Fox Sports Houston was NOT a standalone channel. Fox Sports Houston aired Fox Sports SW programming except when a Houston team was playing, and then they split the feeds temporarily.
In fact, when I switched from Dish to D*, Dish was only part-timing FSN-H during events, and carrying FSN-SW the rest of the time. (Really sucked because it seemed like the Houston feed changed channel numbers every other day)
(The easiest way to tell that they were the same channel was the advertising for local Dallas businesses that ran during things like college football games on the supposed "Fox Sports Houston" channel. I really hate the Dallas Jewelery Exchange commercial.)
Document for me that D* is paying Fox less for FSN-SW now than they were paying for FSN-SW plus the part-time FSN-H, and I'll withdraw my argument. And no, D* can't stop carrying FSN-SW in Houston because of the college sports packages that FSN has.
BTW, what brought me back here was the SBJ story that sdk linked...excellent read on this topic.
Incorrect. Directv aired it as a part time channel. That doesn't mean it was actually a part time channel. Fox Sports Houston was very much a full time channel for customers of other providers. It becames\ a 24/7 Channel in 2009.
I dont need to document that D* is paying Fox less for Fox Sports SW. Again - nothing has changed for Fox Sports Southwest, and Fox Sports Houston was replaced with Fox Sports New Orleans which airs Hornets games. And as i also mentioned earlier - that's not the way the deal works with Fox and Directv. the RSN are included in the package of FOX Channels that Directv bought - including FX, Fox Soccer, Speed, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Fox College Sports, Fuel, FMC, and all your favorite Fox Sports Channels.
Edited by tulanejosh, 06 November 2012 - 02:15 PM.