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FXX - which channel package?


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#41 OFFLINE   thelucky1

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:46 PM

From www.getfxx.com

Great news!

Starting September 2nd, FXX will be available through DIRECTV on channel 619 and channel 619 HD.




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#42 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:48 PM

From www.getfxx.comGreat news!Starting September 2nd, FXX will be available through DIRECTV on channel 619 and channel 619 HD.Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

Channel makes no sense.


Yep I agree, I hope it's true Directv is going to have it on launch (rebrand) but that channel number can't be correct!


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

Channel makes no sense.


Well as we have seen over the past month there have been a lot of channel changes that haven't made sense.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:49 PM

Yeah I just went to that site from Facebook and then came here to see if it was being talked about. that is a VERY strange place to put that channel. It is basically all by itself in the 600s while all the other similar stuff is in the mid 200s still. very odd.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

Patience, Grasshopper!


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:46 PM

On Multichannelnews.com they have an article stateing that FXX will premire with 72 million subscribers.  It also refers to the website getfxx.com.  When you do DirecTV is says it will be on channel 619.  I don't think that will actually be the channel number but at least DirecTV is getting it.  They did not state what packages it will be in.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:48 AM

FOX is rebranding Fox Soccer Channel to FXX, so it's not like they are "adding" a new channel. This makes it very easy for cable and satellite providers to carry the channel at launch if they already offer FSC. This is why on DTV it will tentatively be on channel 619. However, I don't think it will stay on this channel and will most likely be moved to somewhere in the 200's or 300's. FXX will most likely have a new channel at launch (with a banner above it for the HD DVR's out there) or soon after. No reason to move it anytime beforehand. You'd think they'd announce it somewhere in their newsletter or website by now unless they are still figuring out what channel to put it at.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:02 AM

Channel makes no sense.

 

Why does it have to?  Once you set a Series Link you don't need to know the channel number much less care where it is.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:28 AM

Why does it have to?  Once you set a Series Link you don't need to know the channel number much less care where it is.


Yes, because no one ever peruses the guide to see what they want to watch. The only shows that are out there are the ones we already record. I was being foolish.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:47 AM

Yes, because no one ever peruses the guide to see what they want to watch. The only shows that are out there are the ones we already record. I was being foolish.

 

You do know that you can setup custom channels/guides right?


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

From DirecTV's official Twitter: https://twitter.com/...371857759084544

 

Get ready for the double X. FXX will be on DIRECTV Ch: 619. Be excited @theleaguefxx

 

I know it was as good as confirmed, but it still makes me happy to read this. ;)



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Channel location just doesn't make any since when they won't have any sports programing on it.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:14 PM

Doubtful. What a dumb place for it, if so. I would like to see a minor shuffle to get FX, FXM, and FXX together.

 

I don't care what the channel number is as long as they carry it somewhere.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:05 AM

I don't care what the channel number is as long as they carry it somewhere.


True. But I'm sure it will move. Lots of movement going on right now.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:19 AM

I don't care what the channel number is as long as they carry it somewhere.

 

Exactly, it's just a channel number.  I wouldn't care if it was channel number 1000000, I'd still watch it.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:39 AM

Exactly, it's just a channel number. I wouldn't care if it was channel number 1000000, I'd still watch it.


With a new receiver that can get that number, maybe.

But to many, many customers, the channel position means something.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Indeed. But you could also be sure that there'd be complaints about entering so many digits, etc. And then we'd have to suggest Quicktune, etc.! And then..... 

As mentioned, there are sea changes afoot wrt Guide placement. 


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

Channel location just doesn't make any since when they won't have any sports programing on it.


FXX should be moved to channel 249 next to FX 248 and move ComedyHD to channel 250 and send that Mall shopping channel currently on 250 to the 9000's..
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

FXX should be moved to channel 249 next to FX 248 and move ComedyHD to channel 250 and send that Mall shopping channel currently on 250 to the 9000's..


Shopping channels are not going to be shunted away. They buy their time.
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