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#26 OFFLINE   bharath_das

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

It seems Neo sells broadcasting business in US to Willow TV. See the below link

http://www.indiantel.../feb/feb170.php

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#27 OFFLINE   negma

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

Very confused about what to subscribe to on Dish to be able to watch the IPL games. Neo? Willow? Both? :D


You can buy cricket package for $19.99 per month (if you are with Dish) that includes NEO, TEN and Willow..with DirecTv, you just get Willow Channel for $14.99 per month

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

Suddenly Willow's New logo pop up on Neo Cricket Channel now
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

OK, I went ahead and signed up for the cricket pack. Sure miss that nice HD from last year's IPL! :(

The SD channels look so bad in comparison.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Willow this afternoon just sent an email to online subscribers announcing their IPL 2013 coverage. Online coverage for all games will be in HD, according to the email.

Yes, their SD channel on DISH/DirecTV appears to be carrying most/all games, from what we can see on listed schedules. Maybe WillowPlus/Neo will show them also at the same time - who knows?

Their streaming feed online is in HD, and has been very high quality the last few months. Live coverage is in 720p, and from an ipad or iPhone with HDMI connector to a HD TV, looks much much better than a SD channel from DirecTV (altho not quite as good as a HD channel from DirecTV). The recent India-Australia test series was also totally uninterrupted from the source - only Willow's own inserted commercials broke up the otherwise flawless coverage.

You could try that also - although its an additional $15 a month on top of the subscription at DISH or DirecTV. You also have no DVR functionality on streaming feeds.... they offer replays for later consumption, but those are often at lower resolutions, or wont play on mobile devices.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Recently moved to Houston, TX and would like to watch desi cricket action. Could anyone recommend the better option out of the two: Dish or Direct for cricket? (involving India including IPL)

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood. Definitely DISH for cricket. Between Willow and TEN Cricket you are pretty much covered. Directv does not have anything other than Willow.

Recently moved to Houston, TX and would like to watch desi cricket action. Could anyone recommend the better option out of the two: Dish or Direct for cricket? (involving India including IPL)



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

Watching the first IPL game now on Dish's Willow channel. I've gotta say, the SD picture is surprisingly good quality, even when horizontally stretched to fit a 65" plasma. :D

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Willow updated their website that now IPL is available in HD on all major TV providers!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

Willow updated their website that now IPL is available in HD on all major TV providers!


Well, if Dish is one of them, I'd sure like to know how.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

Well, if Dish is one of them, I'd sure like to know how.


Willow website shows that Dish also part of the list, but I didn't find anything in dish website. May be we can contact dish customer support to get more info.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Willow updated their website that now IPL is available in HD on all major TV providers!


I can see where they say Willow has now replaced Neo on the cable companies, and so WIllow and IPL 2013 is now available on Comcast and the other cable cos as well as DirecTV and Dish. But I don't see HD mentioned anywhere.

Do you have a link?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

Is the IPL shown on Neo Cricket channel on Dish? If so and if the quality is same as the Willow channel I would get Neo rather than the cricket pack since Neo Cricket channel is only $14.99/Mo.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

Is the IPL shown on Neo Cricket channel on Dish? If so and if the quality is same as the Willow channel I would get Neo rather than the cricket pack since Neo Cricket channel is only $14.99/Mo.

Thanks in advance!


Today they showed in both the channels. The quality are same.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:36 PM

Thanks buddy! Appreciate your quick response!!

I will then go ahead and order Neo channel on Dish.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:16 AM

I got the Dish Cricket Package because I wasn't taking any chances... I notice the programming is almost identical, but not always the same. And on my guide now, 712 and 713 are both called "Willow" -- no more mention of Neo.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

Watching the first IPL game now on Dish's Willow channel. I've gotta say, the SD picture is surprisingly good quality, even when horizontally stretched to fit a 65" plasma. :D


Now that just makes my stomach turn.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Now that just makes my stomach turn.


Care to explain that? For your information, on some of these Dish channels the SD signal is received in a 4:3 window, horizontally compressed, with black bars on the sides (in the receiver's "Normal" mode). It's only when you stretch it horizontally that the correct original AR can be viewed. I prefer viewing a round ball instead of tall and skinny. None of the picture is being lost or cut off.

Believe me, I'd be much happier if it was transmitted properly to start with, but... we do what we have to do.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

I have Netgear NTV300 (Neo TV) device, willow tv support emailed me that Willow/TV app is available on NTV300. But I don't see the Willow TV app on my netgear neo TV, NTV>

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

Care to explain that? For your information, on some of these Dish channels the SD signal is received in a 4:3 window, horizontally compressed, with black bars on the sides (in the receiver's "Normal" mode). It's only when you stretch it horizontally that the correct original AR can be viewed. I prefer viewing a round ball instead of tall and skinny. None of the picture is being lost or cut off.

Believe me, I'd be much happier if it was transmitted properly to start with, but... we do what we have to do.


What I don't care for is any SD signal on a large screen. And stretching of any kind makes it worse, even though going back to the correct ratio is better than not for many.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:32 AM

Who has the right this year of games in Sri-Lanka? I see nothing is mentioned here who is going to show games from Sri-Lanka in USA? It wad Ten cricket so far.

Just in from the Sunday Times published in Sri Lanka. TEN Cricket will retain the broadcast rights for 7 years. April 1, 2013-March 31, 2020. Other runners up were NEO Prime/Nimbus Commnications and Total Sports Asia.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Why is Willow Showing Bang VS Zim tour?



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:24 PM

Did Tencricket loss Their tv rights for Zim Cricket?



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

why there are two same willow channels in Dish Network. I pay $19.95 for cricket pack, but instead of three I am virtually getting two channels. They should discontinue one duplicate willow channel and reduce the price or add any other sports channel from India.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

why there are two same willow channels in Dish Network. I pay $19.95 for cricket pack, but instead of three I am virtually getting two channels. They should discontinue one duplicate willow channel and reduce the price or add any other sports channel from India.

What they have now is actually a good thing. The only rights NEO Cricket had was for games in India which have since been acquired by the STAR group (which in turn makes them available on Willow). As a result, when there are multiple games going on at the same time Willow has only one tv channel to show them. With a secondary channel they can have two matches showing and the viewer can make a choice on which match to watch.






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