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FXX - which channel package?


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#51 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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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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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

Have they said what package it's going to be in?



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:54 PM

I don't care what the channel placement is. I'm stoked I'm even getting FXX at all! Bring on the new Sunny!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

If a majority of the good shows are moving from FX to FXX what does that leave FX at?

It will be a barren wasteland.

I do love Legit and Louie,I havent checked out the League yet,will soon.

Charlie Sheens show and Wilfred can be bit annoying.Charlie and Two and a Half Men where a match made in heaven.

That damn Ashton Kutcher is kind of ruining it for me,but thank God for Jon Cryer as he is the glue.
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

If a majority of the good shows are moving from FX to FXX what does that leave FX at?

It will be a barren wasteland.

I do love Legit and Louie,I havent checked out the League yet,will soon.

Charlie Sheens show and Wilfred can be bit annoying.Charlie and Two and a Half Men where a match made in heaven.

That damn Ashton Kutcher is kind of ruining it for me,but thank God for Jon Cryer as he is the glue.

 

Anger Management and Louie aren't moving, they're staying on FX. So far the only ones moving are It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Legit and Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell.

 

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FX will still have Archer, The Bridge, Anger Management, Wilfred, American Horror Story, The Americans, Justified, Louie, Sons of Anarchy and a few others I'm sure I've missed.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

FX is having all the dramas and movies, FXX will focus more on comedies and sitcoms.

Besides all the already announced switches when it comes to FX's originals, during the daytime FX will have shows like Buffy, Ellen, Two and a Half Men, and a LOT of movies. FXX will have Spin City, Mad About You, The Hughleys, Sports Night, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation and Freaks and Geeks.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:50 PM

FX is having all the dramas and movies, FXX will focus more on comedies and sitcoms.

 

I know that's what they said initially but there are comedies staying on FX.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:09 PM

The best thing about the split off as I read it from the person in charge is that creating extra channels allows them to have a higher budget for new programming. So for us who love basically everything that FX has come out with, adding another channel or two will allow them to have more new shows. Sounds great to me.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:16 PM

FX is having all the dramas and movies, FXX will focus more on comedies and sitcoms.

Besides all the already announced switches when it comes to FX's originals, during the daytime FX will have shows like Buffy, Ellen, Two and a Half Men, and a LOT of movies. FXX will have Spin City, Mad About You, The Hughleys, Sports Night, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation and Freaks and Geeks.

sportsnight? Wow something I will record form that channel. Nice.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

So fxx is goin to have some sports is that why is gonn stay in channel 619 in the sports section

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Please do not fret over channel placement- a lot of moves are under foot.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

So fxx is goin to have some sports is that why is gonn stay in channel 619 in the sports section


Sports Night is not sports. :)

"Sports Night is an American television series about a fictional sports news show also called Sports Night. It focuses on the friendships, pitfalls, and ethical issues the creative talent of the program face while trying to produce a good show under constant network pressure. Created by Aaron Sorkin, the half-hour prime time comedy-drama aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1998 to 2000."
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Basically a sports version of The Newsroom airing on HBO.
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:14 PM

Sports Night is not sports. :)

"Sports Night is an American television series about a fictional sports news show also called Sports Night. It focuses on the friendships, pitfalls, and ethical issues the creative talent of the program face while trying to produce a good show under constant network pressure. Created by Aaron Sorkin, the half-hour prime time comedy-drama aired on ABC for two seasons, from 1998 to 2000."
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Basically a sports version of The Newsroom airing on HBO.

Or a bit like The Larry Sanders Show without the extremes? Less humor? 


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

Or a bit like The Larry Sanders Show without the extremes? Less humor?


Less Sorkin. :D
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

Sports night was one of the best 30 min shows I have ever seen. Its comedic and dramatic both.... Maybe some of sorkins best work IMHO. I'll never forget the episode that actually began during an airing of west wing, they showed someone on the west wing turning on a TV to watch the nightly sports news at the end of the show and zoomed into the TV and it was sports night beginning. That's how you transition from be show to the next without a commercial... :)


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

I'll never forget the episode that actually began during an airing of west wing, they showed someone on the west wing turning on a TV to watch the nightly sports news at the end of the show and zoomed into the TV and it was sports night beginning. That's how you transition from be show to the next without a commercial... :)


Sports Night was on ABC (Tuesday 9:30 PM ET), West Wing was on NBC (Wednesday 9:00 PM ET the first six years).

While I would not be surprised to hear that there was a nod to Sports Night by showing a clip on West Wing (perhaps after Sports Night left the air) I do not find a mention of it on http://westwing.bewarne.com/overlaps/ ... which is a decent site about West Wing (at least for the early years). In any case, a commercial free transition between the two shows would not have been possible airing on separate networks.
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