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#1 OFFLINE   TravelFan1

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:56 AM

I just thought it was worth it to have a stand-alone forum for this one. I don't live in Houston, but my sister and her family do and they are Directv subscribers.

From what I could gather, both the Astros AND Rockets are now carried by CSH. Shouldn't this be the kiss of death to the need for a provider to carry Fox Sports Houston? I mean, how can Fox Sports Houston justify 2.50 bucks/month it gets to carry Houston Dynamo????

Source for the 2.50/month is below:
http://www.multichan...tup-rsns/139556

I can see Directv pulling a beInSports network/GolTv here, after/if it agrees to carry CSH, i.e., dropping Fox Sports Houston.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

I was thoroughly convinced that since sports is DirecTV's bread and butter, it would have to carry PAC12, TWC Sportsnet Los Angeles, and CSN Houston. But I have since then changed that opinion seeing the HARD negotiations done between DirecTV and PAC12 without results.

I still believe they will carry all of the sports networks mentioned above, but I no longer believe they will carry them from day 1. You must be prepared to lose some of the season, it is very possible that negotiations will continue well in to the first and second week.
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#3 OFFLINE   Eksynyt

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

These channels will never EVER be on DirecTV. Bail out now and make the company go bankrupt for their stupid decisions.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

These channels will never EVER be on DirecTV. Bail out now and make the company go bankrupt for their stupid decisions.


Little overdramatic huh?
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

These channels will never EVER be on DirecTV. Bail out now and make the company go bankrupt for their stupid decisions.


Just wondering if you have taken your own advice?:nono:

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:52 AM

Here is what will happen to FS Houston. Remaining programing will be absorbed into FS Southwest. I would guess that if Directv addes CSN Houston, it will probably get channel number 678.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:56 AM

Already being discussed here.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

Already being discussed here.

Yes and no - yes, CSH the channel, is being discussed there. CSH on Directv is being discussed here :)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

It will have to be available on DTV so that kid that`s afraid to fly can see his team play the game he missed while he`s on his bus to the next game.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

It will have to be available on DTV so that kid that`s afraid to fly can see his team play the game he missed while he`s on his bus to the next game.


right now the CSS?? / CSN Houston feed is on other CSN channels.

And am seeing the CSN Houston bottom line as well as CSS logos.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

It will have to be available on DTV so that kid that`s afraid to fly can see his team play the game he missed while he`s on his bus to the next game.


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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

For those of you who may not have noticed, since the demise of FS Houston (channels 678 and 678-1), DIRECTV has enabled FS Oklahoma (channels 679 and 679-1) for those of us who reside in the Houston/FSSW DMA, and, possibly, beyond.

Although I am still very much in anticipation of the addition of CSN Houston to the DIRECTV lineup, as a former transplanted Okie (and former Norman resident), I like the gesture.

Edited by TXD16, 13 October 2012 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

Anyone who is interested in seeing the CSN Houston feed, the preseason game (Spurs @ Rockets) currently on NBA TV is using that feed.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Anyone who is interested in seeing the CSN Houston feed, the preseason game (Spurs @ Rockets) currently on NBA TV is using that feed.

Interesting they have the NBC logo along with the CSN logo. I thought at one point they were going to dump the CSN name and go with NBCSN-*city name* (Houston). I guess that might confussion?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Interesting they have the NBC logo along with the CSN logo. I thought at one point they were going to dump the CSN name and go with NBCSN-*city name* (Houston). I guess that might confussion?


Yeah, all the CSNs have added NBC's colorful bird[*] to their logo. As far as I know, they're sticking with the CSN name for the local channels in order to give the national NBC Sports Network some distinction (especially given its relatively recent name change).

There's also the fact that the NBC network affiliate in San Francisco calls itself "NBC Bay Area," so it might cause some confusion if CSN Bay Area became "NBC Sports Bay Area."


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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:50 PM

Yeah, all the CSNs have added NBC's colorful bird[*] to their logo. As far as I know, they're sticking with the CSN name for the local channels in order to give the national NBC Sports Network some distinction (especially given its relatively recent name change).

There's also the fact that the NBC network affiliate in San Francisco calls itself "NBC Bay Area," so it might cause some confusion if CSN Bay Area became "NBC Sports Bay Area."


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also fox is part owner of CSN Bay Area so they may not like it having NBC in the name.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

How much of CSN Bay Area does Fox own?

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

How much of CSN Bay Area does Fox own?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:24 AM

I honestly hope that DirecTV gets all of these cable RSNs except CSNNW so the Blazers have all of their fans just abandon the team and go elsewhere. I don't even know who is on the team anymore. I can follow all of the other 29 teams easily. Though I doubt DirecTV will ever add this channel as I'm sure Coincast will intentionally charge like $5 a subscriber for it and DirecTV will scoff and leave...giving Coincast a bunch of subscribers in the Houston area.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

I honestly hope that DirecTV gets all of these cable RSNs except CSNNW so the Blazers have all of their fans just abandon the team and go elsewhere. I don't even know who is on the team anymore. I can follow all of the other 29 teams easily. Though I doubt DirecTV will ever add this channel as I'm sure Coincast will intentionally charge like $5 a subscriber for it and DirecTV will scoff and leave...giving Coincast a bunch of subscribers in the Houston area.


You do have to wonder how accurate the claims are about Comcast's fee being so high. The issue may have been Directv all along just saying no, period. Who knows for sure, but if we watch the Pac 12, Laker channel and this new Houston channel is does make you wonder......




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