Well, here we go again, Phils fans. As a result of last night's rainout, today's Phillies-White Sox game, originally scheduled for 4:05 pm, was moved up an hour to 3:05 pm so that last night's game could be made up tonight at 8:15 pm. The afternoon game was properly bumped up to 3:05 on DirecTV's MLBEI schedule, and was shown on 725, 725-1, 726 and 726-1, using CSN Chicago's and CSN Philly's feeds (it went 11 innings). Both the Phillies and White Sox websites show the second game being broadcast on the same channels as the first game. But the second game isn't on anywhere on DirecTV's MLBEI's package, it's not shown anywhere in the guide for the MLB channels (720s, 730s and 740s) or on other sports channels, and the only entry shown in Smart Search is the proper 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm listing on channel 665 (the normal location for CSN Chicago), which is blacked out here, as it would normally be, since I'm not in the Chicago area locally. Channels 725, 725-1, 726 and 726-1 all currently show "Upcoming: Twins @ Yankees" for tomorrow's 1:00 pm matchup between those teams.
I called DirecTV, and the CSR checked in her system, but didn't really know anything, and couldn't find tonight's game broadcast (either Phillies or White Sox feed) anywhere. She said that her description for channel 665 was a replay of this afternoon's game, but she apparently couldn't actually view the channel to tell me whether it looked like a replay of this afternoon's game (full daylight) or this evening's game (stadium lights on, getting dark out).
Does anyone in the Chicago area know if channel 665 is showing this evening's White Sox feed or a replay of this afternoon's game? Is anyone (not in Philly or Chicago) with the MLB InDemand cable package able to see the second game?
With NHLCI, NBALP and other specialty sports programming (Masters, Wimbledon, US Open, etc.) presumably not currently causing any bandwidth limitations, what happened here?
1 - MLB failed to update DirecTV with the second game information, causing channels 725, 725-1, 726, 726-1 to not continue showing the two CSN feeds until 11:00 tonight (such that there's nothing DirecTV could do to show the second game).
2 - DirecTV failed to update its programming guide to show the second game.
3 - Some other failure.
4 - (Yet Again) "How many times have we told you obnoxious Phillies fans that neither DirecTV nor MLBEI guarantee that every game will be shown on the MLBEI package?" (heh, heh).
Just wondering (since I was kind of looking forward to settling in to watch tonight's game). Thanks for any comments.
Edited by gcd0865, 13 July 2013 - 07:26 PM.