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#26 OFFLINE   SPACEMAKER

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Well now that NASCAR finally owns NASCAR.com (Turner owned and operated it until January 1st) perhaps we'll see some things finally become available via mobile apps. It won't be free but I'd be OK worth paying for RaceView for a tablet.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Well now that NASCAR finally owns NASCAR.com (Turner owned and operated it until January 1st) perhaps we'll see some things finally become available via mobile apps. It won't be free but I'd be OK worth paying for RaceView for a tablet.


Sprint has exclusivity on apps.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

Completely and totally false. No other provider even comes close.


Umh. yes they do.
I was in Maui for the Holidays watching Oceanic Time Warner, and it had more sports channels (other than the RSNs) in HD than D* for only $5.99 a month. That includes the PAC 12 Net, Fox Soccer +, the Red Zone Channel, and every HD sports pack channel that D* carries. It does also carry the three Southern California RSNs, so there is RSN coverage included. It also includes HD sports channels dedicated to Island water sports and another dedicated to surfing.
Please open your eyes just once and realize that the days of D* being the leader are over.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Umh. yes they do.
I was in Maui for the Holidays watching Oceanic Time Warner, and it had more sports channels (other than the RSNs) in HD than D* for only $5.99 a month. That includes the PAC 12 Net, Fox Soccer +, the Red Zone Channel, and every HD sports pack channel that D* carries. It does also carry the three Southern California RSNs, so there is RSN coverage included. It also includes HD sports channels dedicated to Island water sports and another dedicated to surfing.
Please open your eyes just once and realize that the days of D* being the leader are over.


False. No other provider comes close to offering as much as DirecTV in sports. DirecTV has far more than Oceanic Time Warner. Might help if you did some research.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hope they don't start doing this with other sports, such as the extra golf and tennis channels they do every year.


I'm sorry but if there is any chance it will save us some money, get rid of them!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

False. No other provider comes close to offering as much as DirecTV in sports. DirecTV has far more than Oceanic Time Warner. Might help if you did some research.


Your jingoistic attitude towards D* blinds your opinion in any discussion. How is it that I was there watching not research?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

But for me (a non-fan) the only thing I think would be more boring than watching cars run in circles making left turns for three hours would be watching left turns being made from within the cars for three hours.


Well, when you boil down any spectator sport or event to its most simple definition, it can sound boring.

Basketball: "I don't want to watch a bunch of tall people throwing a ball through a hoop for two and half hours."

Rock concert: "I don't want to see some guys strumming on guitars and banging on drums for two hours."

Ballet: "I don't want to watch a bunch of tiny women prancing around on a stage for three hours."

Of course, each of these events, along with auto racing, has a great deal more complexity and nuance that these oversimplifications.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Your jingoistic attitude towards D* blinds your opinion in any discussion. How is it that I was there watching not research?


You haven't compared what each provider offers apparently. If you had, you would know why your claim is false.

Also, I'd recommend you refrain from using words you do not understand. Jingoistic? Haha. Locate a dictionary.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

You haven't compared what each provider offers apparently. If you had, you would know why your claim is false.

Also, I'd recommend you refrain from using words you do not understand. Jingoistic? Haha. Locate a dictionary.


The definition of jingoism is extreme and emotional nationalism or chauvinism.

If that doesn't describe your attitude towards DirecTV and to those who offer a contrasting opinion, I don't know what does.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

The definition of jingoism is extreme and emotional nationalism or chauvinism.

If that doesn't describe your attitude towards DirecTV and to those who offer a contrasting opinion, I don't know what does.


Thank you for proving that you don't understand the word. Haha!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

I used to watch Hotpass and in fact paid for it the first season it was offered. For the last few years I stopped watching Hotpass because I stopped watching the races live in favor of watching from the dvr to skip commercials and to ffwd thru the boring parts of the race. Nascar has become Napcar to me with only the last 20 or so laps of the race offering an interesting viewing experience.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Starting this year you can start watching Fox NASCAR coverage on internet through thier new agreement with Nascar.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

I am NASCAR fan, watch it frequently. I will get over it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Thank you for proving that you don't understand the word. Haha!


As jingoism is a synonym of chauvinism he used the word jingoistic correctly. There's nothing improper about it. So what are you gloating about? Or are you ignoring the fact that you didn't say anything in your replies other than "FALSE"?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

Sprint has exclusivity on apps.


According to NASCAR.com, premium apps will be available to not Sprint network devices for a fee.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

I'm sorry but if there is any chance it will save us some money, get rid of them!!


If you can't afford DirecTV you do have the option to cancel. :)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

If you can't afford DirecTV you do have the option to cancel. :)


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

According to NASCAR.com, premium apps will be available to not Sprint network devices for a fee.


Interesting... A year or so ago, around the time Sprint was first getting the iPhone, a friend of mine wrote an iPhone app that involved NASCAR and was rejected by Apple with the explanation that Sprint had exclusivity on all NASCAR apps.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Interesting... A year or so ago, around the time Sprint was first getting the iPhone, a friend of mine wrote an iPhone app that involved NASCAR and was rejected by Apple with the explanation that Sprint had exclusivity on all NASCAR apps.


I think some things changed on the mobile front now that NASCAR owns NASCAR.com instead of Turner owning it.



http://www.nascar.co...bile-promo.html

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

False. No other provider comes close to offering as much as DirecTV in sports. DirecTV has far more than Oceanic Time Warner. Might help if you did some research.


Well.... Hawaii is one of those oddballs. They do not have any Major League teams, and they are secondary to team-markets like the Lakers in Los Angeles. Along with Las Vegas (or more Nevada as a whole) they have access to a LOT of west-coast teams that other states don't have. While it is true that this isn't a DirecTV issue, AND that if you count it all up DirecTV does offer the MOST sport, it is true that Hawaiians can enjoy a fairly large number of RSN's without any blackouts for the relatively low price of a sports package, without any need to purchase a MLB Extra Innings type package.

But this, of course, isn't unique to the cable providers, as satellite providers beam the same RSN's to Hawaii. That said, Hawaii Telecom (which operates a IPTV style platform) is one of the few providers that offers all 7 channels of the PAC12 Networks.

DirecTV is slowly losing some of its "sports supremacy" though. If specifically looking at COLLEGE Sports, Dish has now more of it. Of course as long as DirecTV has NFL Sunday Ticket, no one will be able to beat them in total sports offerings. Opinions in the sports world however seem to think that the NFL will not negotiate another exclusivity deal in 2014, so in 2 years from now things might be completely different.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

Umh. yes they do.
I was in Maui for the Holidays watching Oceanic Time Warner, and it had more sports channels (other than the RSNs) in HD than D* for only $5.99 a month. That includes the PAC 12 Net, Fox Soccer +, the Red Zone Channel, and every HD sports pack channel that D* carries. It does also carry the three Southern California RSNs, so there is RSN coverage included. It also includes HD sports channels dedicated to Island water sports and another dedicated to surfing.
Please open your eyes just once and realize that the days of D* being the leader are over.


That was one of the problems when I used to have Oceanic a few years ago, "only" three RSN's. Actually, only two back then. Major League Baseball would claim Hawaii as home territory for the Mariners, A's, Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Diamondbacks. So, all those teams would be blacked out on the MLB EI package, and you could only see the Dodgers and Angels on FSN West and Prime Ticket. None of the other RSN's were available, not sure if that's changed.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Well.... Hawaii is one of those oddballs. They do not have any Major League teams, and they are secondary to team-markets like the Lakers in Los Angeles. Along with Las Vegas (or more Nevada as a whole) they have access to a LOT of west-coast teams that other states don't have. While it is true that this isn't a DirecTV issue, AND that if you count it all up DirecTV does offer the MOST sport, it is true that Hawaiians can enjoy a fairly large number of RSN's without any blackouts for the relatively low price of a sports package, without any need to purchase a MLB Extra Innings type package.

But this, of course, isn't unique to the cable providers, as satellite providers beam the same RSN's to Hawaii. That said, Hawaii Telecom (which operates a IPTV style platform) is one of the few providers that offers all 7 channels of the PAC12 Networks.

DirecTV is slowly losing some of its "sports supremacy" though. If specifically looking at COLLEGE Sports, Dish has now more of it. Of course as long as DirecTV has NFL Sunday Ticket, no one will be able to beat them in total sports offerings. Opinions in the sports world however seem to think that the NFL will not negotiate another exclusivity deal in 2014, so in 2 years from now things might be completely different.


Oceanic offers all seven of the PAC 12 Nets with the "National" channel in HD while the "Regional" channels are in SD

That was one of the problems when I used to have Oceanic a few years ago, "only" three RSN's. Actually, only two back then. Major League Baseball would claim Hawaii as home territory for the Mariners, A's, Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Diamondbacks. So, all those teams would be blacked out on the MLB EI package, and you could only see the Dodgers and Angels on FSN West and Prime Ticket. None of the other RSN's were available, not sure if that's changed.


The only RSNs that are offered are the three SoCal channels, all in HD, while the three Fox College Sports channels are in SD.

And thanks to myselfalso for the confirmation and support. After Forty+ years as a writer, I do have an idea as to what is proper vocabulary.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

After Forty+ years as a writer, I do have an idea as to what is proper vocabulary.


Apparently not...
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

As jingoism is a synonym of chauvinism he used the word jingoistic correctly. There's nothing improper about it. So what are you gloating about? Or are you ignoring the fact that you didn't say anything in your replies other than "FALSE"?


No, actually he did not. Thanks for playing though.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

I think some things changed on the mobile front now that NASCAR owns NASCAR.com instead of Turner owning it.



http://www.nascar.co...bile-promo.html

The above link gives a basic overview. It says that Sprint Customers with unlimited data can get it for free.


I don't think the apps deal had anything to do with who owned nascar.com. Sprint is the main sponsor of the sport and they want to make NASCAR fans drop their wireless provider and move to Sprint. :)
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