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NewsMix and SportsMix Channels Missing Since Midnight

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#1 OFFLINE   SomeRandomIdiot

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

Anyone know what is up with the NewsMix / SportsMix Channels?

They have said "This channel is temporarily unavailable" since about the time they pulled the Viacom Channels - and no Viacom Channel is on the NewsMix / SportsMix Channel?

Calls to the working out of their home CSRs have no info in the system about them being down either.

Been over 18 hours now - and wondering if anyone knows anything - as NewsMix is the most viewed channel for me.

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#2 OFFLINE   cjrleimer

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

Its due to the fact they had to put in viacom subsitute mixes due to the pissing war taking place.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

Its due to the fact they had to put in viacom subsitute mixes due to the pissing war taking place.


There are no Viacom channels on NewsMix or SportsMix

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

There are no Viacom channels on NewsMix or SportsMix


Tune into any of the Viacom channels (where they were) and you'll see what he means. They had to re-allocate the resources.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

Great - so I get screwed and I don't care that much about the Viacom Channels.

Regardless, there are 2 different Mix Channels now running for the Viacom Channels - one for adult programming and one for kids programming.

In the not too distant past, 4 different Mix Channels have been run at the same time.

NewsMix, SportsMix1, SportsMix2 and a HD Mix Channel (For Masters, Tennis etc) with 4 different views. They also ran a 6 or 8 channel HD Mix Channel during the 2008 Election with the other 3 SD MixChannels at the same time.

As thus, they have the equipment to at least run the NewsMix and Sportsmix1 Channel while doing the 2 Viacom "Mix" Channel.

So we are at net loss of 2 more than the original Viacom Channels.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:33 PM

What's really a sneaky marketing ploy by DirecTV is putting 8 channels in their new "mix" to show folks what else is available since the Viacom channels are down. There is also a disclaimer that says you can't watch any of these channels full-screen unless it's in your package (hint hint wink wink ;););) ) but enjoy our postage-stamp size preview!!

Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

What's really a sneaky marketing ploy by DirecTV is putting 8 channels in their new "mix" to show folks what else is available since the Viacom channels are down. There is also a disclaimer that says you can't watch any of these channels full-screen unless it's in your package (hint hint wink wink ;););) ) but enjoy our postage-stamp size preview!!

Talk about making lemonade out of lemons!

is also says encore is open to all residential customers
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

Great - so I get screwed and I don't care that much about the Viacom Channels.

Regardless, there are 2 different Mix Channels now running for the Viacom Channels - one for adult programming and one for kids programming.

In the not too distant past, 4 different Mix Channels have been run at the same time.

NewsMix, SportsMix1, SportsMix2 and a HD Mix Channel (For Masters, Tennis etc) with 4 different views. They also ran a 6 or 8 channel HD Mix Channel during the 2008 Election with the other 3 SD MixChannels at the same time.

As thus, they have the equipment to at least run the NewsMix and Sportsmix1 Channel while doing the 2 Viacom "Mix" Channel.

So we are at net loss of 2 more than the original Viacom Channels.


well Open Championship mix and MLBEI mix are both in holding.

MLB comes back on 7/13

open starts on 7/19
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:04 PM

well Open Championship mix and MLBEI mix are both in holding.

MLB comes back on 7/13

open starts on 7/19


As thus, that equipment could be used for the NewsMix and SportsMix Channels when not in use, which is what I pointed out.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:41 AM

As thus, that equipment could be used for the NewsMix and SportsMix Channels when not in use, which is what I pointed out.


Newsmix and sportsmix are both down all the other channels are real and not jacked up unless you onl;y have SD...which is your issue not DTV's
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