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#26 OFFLINE   espnjason

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hadn't heard that about Speed, although the only thing I ever watched on it is Formula 1 which is going to NBCSN starting with the new season in March. I am wondering how Fox is going to fill Fox Sports 1/2 with content on a national basis unless they make some kind of deal to show a lot of out of market games from their RSNs like Comcast has been doing the last couple of years.

Does Fox still have rights to the Champions League next year?


NASCAR has a new deal with FOX that will be through 2022.
http://www.usatoday....00-fox/1634221/

Fox will have the Champions and Europa League rights through May 2015. They will still have English FA Cup matches, Glasgow Celtic, and the Dutch League starting next season.

I wouldn't be surprised if the content from FS+ would morph into the FS-1/2 framework. Add the Super Rugby that is on D*, UFC programming, Fox's new MLB deal on Saturdays, the action sports featured on Fuel and consolidate the programming that is often shown on all of their RSNs, Fox may be in for a good run as a cable network.

Fox needs to bring back the Best Damn Sports Show though.

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#27 OFFLINE   Peter305

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

NASCAR has a new deal with FOX that will be through 2022.
http://www.usatoday....00-fox/1634221/

Fox will have the Champions and Europa League rights through May 2015. They will still have English FA Cup matches, Glasgow Celtic, and the Dutch League starting next season.

I wouldn't be surprised if the content from FS+ would morph into the FS-1/2 framework. Add the Super Rugby that is on D*, UFC programming, Fox's new MLB deal on Saturdays, the action sports featured on Fuel and consolidate the programming that is often shown on all of their RSNs, Fox may be in for a good run as a cable network.

Fox needs to bring back the Best Damn Sports Show though.



I'm interested in your comment that Fox will be showing Glasgow Celtic games on Fox Soccer next year. Do you have a source for this? There have been a few games on FS Plus this year but not on the main channel.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

I'm interested in your comment that Fox will be showing Glasgow Celtic games on Fox Soccer next year. Do you have a source for this? There have been a few games on FS Plus this year but not on the main channel.


According to the below article, Fox stated that they will honor their contract with the Scottish Premiership through the 2013-14 season. I've made the statement under the assumption that Celtic matches will fill the void of the EPL matches, which is usually 7:45 and 10am on Saturdays.

http://sportsillustr...ml?sct=sc_t2_a9

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

According to the below article, Fox stated that they will honor their contract with the Scottish Premiership through the 2013-14 season. I've made the statement under the assumption that Celtic matches will fill the void of the EPL matches, which is usually 7:45 and 10am on Saturdays.

http://sportsillustr...ml?sct=sc_t2_a9


Even assuming Fox will cannibalize Plus and move SPL games to FSC, why just limit that to Celtic matches? Plus currently doesn't limit its broadcasts to Celtic games, so why would FSC?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Was pleasantly surprised to see that Fox Soccer Channel was working on my Choice Xtra Classic package when I attempted to tune to it this morning. :D

The channel listing online does not show that the channel is an included one with this package though. I was looking at changing packages to see what I would gain or lose between my current package going to Choice Xtra or to Choice. Shows up for Choice Xtra though.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Possible reason WHY FSC is now in Choice/Choice Xtra:

http://www.latimes.c...Viewed Stories)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Per report, Fox considering rebranding Fox Soccer as FX2, not Fox Sports 2/3. http://www.latimes.c...0,1751598.story

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Possible reason WHY FSC is now in Choice/Choice Xtra:

http://www.latimes.c...Viewed Stories)


so will they move it to a new guide spot??

And what about fox movie / FX movie channel?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

And what, if anything, happens to Fox Soccer Plus?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Just cancelled too. I only had the pack for FSC.
Come next season I'll save another 15 bucks when I am rid of Fox Soccer Plus and it's awful SD picture.
Bein has been poor anyway Constant Real Madrid game. I for one liked watching some the bigger games in the Championship. Shame they won the rights and basically took the league off of TV in the US.
Anyone seen anything new on how NBC plan to show Premier League games?
Intrigued to see how they cover it.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Anyone seen anything new on how NBC plan to show Premier League games?
Intrigued to see how they cover it.

Hopefully not as bad as their Rugby World cup coverage. Tape delaying many live games just so they can insert extra commercial breaks.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Let's hope with the amount of money they spent on the rights they do things properly.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Just cancelled too. I only had the pack for FSC.
Come next season I'll save another 15 bucks when I am rid of Fox Soccer Plus and it's awful SD picture.
Bein has been poor anyway Constant Real Madrid game. I for one liked watching some the bigger games in the Championship. Shame they won the rights and basically took the league off of TV in the US.
Anyone seen anything new on how NBC plan to show Premier League games?
Intrigued to see how they cover it.


I am confused. Most of the time shows 2 NPower Championship games per week in addition of a weekly review show, FSC had the same schedule.

I am not a big fan of Bein, but I give the credit of showing 4-5 Spanish and same amount of Italian games per week which is more than GolTV for La Liga and Serie A on FSC. In addition they do the effort of showing some exciting non soccer tournament such as the Handball world championship.

Bein Sport started slow, but they are getting better and better.

NBC would need time to learn and give us same quality of work as FSC. I am worried that we will have a frustrating 2013-1014 EPL season.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:58 AM

What I really want is beIN Español to be HD, I don't want to pay $13 sports pack for the privilege, since they removed Goltv HD

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

What I really want is beIN Español to be HD, I don't want to pay $13 sports pack for the privilege, since they removed Goltv HD


If you have just the spanish packages you won't get EPL games in HD in english because NBC Sports ain't on any spanish packages. Ofcourse that can change from now til next season but Telemundo and Mun2 is where you will have to watch to get EPL.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

This is very interesting: I just removed Sports Package because FSC is now moved to Choice Extra . However I find that I am still getting Ch 620 beInSports more than 24hrs after program change. They did remove USN and other channels . Maybe they will get around to it later in the week.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

This is very interesting: I just removed Sports Package because FSC is now moved to Choice Extra . However I find that I am still getting Ch 620 beInSports more than 24hrs after program change. They did remove USN and other channels . Maybe they will get around to it later in the week.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Interesting it takes so long . Usually its pretty fast.

Now I am wondering whether DirecTV would move the future NBC Soccer Channels into the Sports Package .

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

If you have just the spanish packages you won't get EPL games in HD in english because NBC Sports ain't on any spanish packages. Ofcourse that can change from now til next season but Telemundo and Mun2 is where you will have to watch to get EPL.


I don't trust NBC Sports for any soccer games including EPL too many delays and commercials, but for now i'll have to ask CSR for discount on Sports Pack.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I don't trust NBC Sports for any soccer games including EPL too many delays and commercials, but for now i'll have to ask CSR for discount on Sports Pack.


"Delays and commercials?" When was the last time you actually watched a soccer game on NBC? They present the game the same as FOX, ESPN, etc.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

IIRC, in the soccer games broadcast at the olympics, NBC Sports inserted commercial breaks during play.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

IIRC, in the soccer games broadcast at the olympics, NBC Sports inserted commercial breaks during play.


The dedicated Olympic soccer channel did not air commercials during play. I don't recall seeing any commercials during games on the NBC networks (NBC, NBC Sports, MSNBC), but I suppose a random spot could have found its way into a non US team game.

Everything I have read indicates that NBC Sports will NOT interrupt play of EPL games with commercial breaks. They don't do that with their MLS broadcasts, so I'd be shocked if they did it with the EPL games.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

The dedicated Olympic soccer channel did not air commercials during play. I don't recall seeing any commercials during games on the NBC networks (NBC, NBC Sports, MSNBC), but I suppose a random spot could have found its way into a non US team game.

Everything I have read indicates that NBC Sports will NOT interrupt play of EPL games with commercial breaks. They don't do that with their MLS broadcasts, so I'd be shocked if they did it with the EPL games.


What we do know is that they plan to use both the main NBC channel, NBC Sportsnet and then some of their other channels to handle the games. There are a lot of open questions about how NBC will be presenting the EPL next season, but whether we like it or not they now have the exclusive rights and we will just need to sit tight and see what happens.

It has taken them a while, but they are now doing a very solid job presenting the NHL, and there's no reason to think they wont also do a creditable job with the EPL.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

What we do know is that they plan to use both the main NBC channel, NBC Sportsnet and then some of their other channels to handle the games. There are a lot of open questions about how NBC will be presenting the EPL next season, but whether we like it or not they now have the exclusive rights and we will just need to sit tight and see what happens.

It has taken them a while, but they are now doing a very solid job presenting the NHL, and there's no reason to think they wont also do a creditable job with the EPL.


I agree they'll probably do a good job with the video of the games, bring us most games on a variety of channels none of which cost $15 a month to subscribe to, show them all in HD and not have any or too many commercials.

I'm worried they'll dredge up 10 or more Americans (some of whom have never called soccer before) to do the commentary off the TV screens instead of contracting English commentators (like ESPN did with Ian Darke) or using the world feed with commentators based at the grounds. But I guess we'll have to wait till August to find out!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

I called last night and got fox soccer plus and also the basic spanish package for the foxd espnd and goltv I told them that all i wanted was the soccer channels and i paid full price for fox soccer plus and got the spanish package for free.




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