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Sports Channels/Networks not offered by DirecTV


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#161 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

Maybe.  But I believe it will.

 

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The Final Four is coming to cable.'s Turner will televise the NCAA basketball semifinals in 2014 and 2015, with broadcasting the national championship game, the companies said Tuesday. Turner has been showing games from only the tournament's first three rounds on TBS and its other cable channels since 2011, while later games have all been on CBS.

 

Under a 2010 deal, Turner was to begin showing the Final Four in 2016, alternating every other year with CBS until 2024. The two say this remains on track and speeding up the transition was always an option. But the decision to do so likely owes much to Turner renewing many deals with pay-TV providers in the next few years. Airing must-see sporting events provides more power to raise fees.

As for splitting the games, that may have been a concession to CBS. It has its own plan to boost fees from pay-TV companies to $1 billion by 2017. Considering the NCAA deal's roughly $10.8 billion price tag, investors should hope it helps both companies score.

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Sorry, nope. Three games every other year is not going to be a big bump in money. They are foolish if they think so. And they haven't been paying attention to a changing sports landscape. Ask the Houston Astros. Ask the PAC 12. Ask the Longhorn Network.

 

But that would not fit with you sky is falling routine about sports.


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#162 OFFLINE   Carolina

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:54 AM

D* did another wonderful job on the French Open, but now coverage is being spread out over many channels. And one of those channels is ESPN3. Since DirecTV has long been the leader in Sports coverage why don't they have ESPN3?



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:28 AM

D* did another wonderful job on the French Open, but now coverage is being spread out over many channels. And one of those channels is ESPN3. Since DirecTV has long been the leader in Sports coverage why don't they have ESPN3?

 

 

1) ESPN3 (a/k/a Watch ESPN) is online only (if your ISP has a contract with ESPN you can watch on your computer).

 

2) The rights to watch ESPN3 on phones/tablets probably won't be made available to D* subscribers  until the next carriage contract is negotiated (maybe).



#164 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

There is some limited epsn3 stuff that is on some cable systems maybe directv can get the same feeds with the next contract.


I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

If Directv added the Pac-12 Network, the Longhorn Network, CSS, and CST along with ESPN Gameplan in HD, I would love them forever and never change providers!


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#166 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

It's up to ESPN to offer the package in HD before any provider can. Unlike packages like Center Ice, Extra Innings, Direct Kick, and League Pass where the packages are created by the provider via whatever feeds they have access to, ESPN's packages come directly from ESPN PPV.

As of now ESPN is still using 6 SD only ESPN PPV channels to distribute Game Plan and Full Court to cable and satellite providers. To make it easier to order individual games by remote, DirecTV puts each game on their own channel, which is why some later games are joined in progress despite having their own channel slot on DirecTV.

Local channels and RSNs that carry the same games in HD come from ESPN's syndication arm ESPN Plus using wild feeds, unfortunately ESPN does not make these feeds available to providers for Game Plan and Full Court.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

I know the demand probably can't justify it since it is localized to serving one small state, but I sure wish they had Cox Louisiana as that's where i'm from originally. 



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

It's up to ESPN to offer the package in HD before any provider can. Unlike packages like Center Ice, Extra Innings, Direct Kick, and League Pass where the packages are created by the provider via whatever feeds they have access to, ESPN's packages come directly from ESPN PPV.

As of now ESPN is still using 6 SD only ESPN PPV channels to distribute Game Plan and Full Court to cable and satellite providers. To make it easier to order individual games by remote, DirecTV puts each game on their own channel, which is why some later games are joined in progress despite having their own channel slot on DirecTV.

Local channels and RSNs that carry the same games in HD come from ESPN's syndication arm ESPN Plus using wild feeds, unfortunately ESPN does not make these feeds available to providers for Game Plan and Full Court.

Directv try to get the right to remap / pull in wild feed in HD and espn backed down I think they did not want to piss off the cable co's.


Edited by JoeTheDragon, 03 June 2013 - 03:38 PM.

I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that WatchESPN and ESPN3 are not necessarily one in the same.  ESPN3 content is generally internet specific content through contracted ISPs.  WatchESPN is for subscribers that have ESPN video subscriptions through every major provider except D* and E* and includes live video of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that WatchESPN and ESPN3 are not necessarily one in the same. ESPN3 content is generally internet specific content through contracted ISPs. WatchESPN is for subscribers that have ESPN video subscriptions through every major provider except D* and E* and includes live video of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.

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