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CBS Sports Network is moving up the dial on DirecTV

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#1 OFFLINE   bobcnn

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

Sorry if this has already been posted.

 

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On DirecTV, CBS Sports Network has been on channel 613. No one knows about it, no one goes that high looking for sports and CBS Sports Network doesn't have the content to warrant searching for it.

But the channel is moving to DirecTV channel 221 on Aug. 21



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#2 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

That will be good.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:59 PM

On DirecTV, CBS Sports Network has been on channel 613. No one knows about it, no one goes that high looking for sports and CBS Sports Network doesn't have the content to warrant searching for it.

But the channel is moving to DirecTV channel 221 on Aug. 21

 

I disagree. It is located in the same territory as the RSN's. Of course people know about it. How do you think that the RSN's could survive if people didn't know about them yet the RSN's are also in the 600's? But having said that, I think it does make sense to move them to the low 200's.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:13 PM

Good plan to move it!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:27 PM

Looks like D* has a few open channels in the lower 600's now. I wonder if they'll rearrange that area now?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:55 AM

If they start doing sub channels for the alternates like they've done with MLB on 213, they could clean up the whole 600 area very nicely.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:11 AM

If D* insists on keeping sports in the lower 200's here what they should have done. MAVTV seems like its in the wrong spot between baseball and hockey as it shows a lot of movies.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

Anyone who watches sports knows to look in the 600s.  beIn sports is 620, Universal sports is 625 FS2 is 618, plus all of the RSNs are in the 600s.

 

If it is Choice without the sports pack, it could be in the 200s, but if it requires the sports pack or a higher basic package, then it belongs in the 600s.  To say that no one looks in the 600s for sports, though, is not true.  Sports are the only thing in the 600s.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:14 AM

Maybe what they should do is keep only the RSN's in the 600 range and the nationals in 200's. That's what it looks like they are doing gradually.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:20 AM

Anyone who watches sports knows to look in the 600s.  beIn sports is 620, Universal sports is 625 FS2 is 618, plus all of the RSNs are in the 600s.

 

If it is Choice without the sports pack, it could be in the 200s, but if it requires the sports pack or a higher basic package, then it belongs in the 600s.  To say that no one looks in the 600s for sports, though, is not true.  Sports are the only thing in the 600s.

 

I will browse the 200s sports channels to see if there's anything interesting on. I NEVER look at the 600s unless I go there to watch a game I know is on ahead of time.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:42 AM

I will browse the 200s sports channels to see if there's anything interesting on. I NEVER look at the 600s unless I go there to watch a game I know is on ahead of time.

 

Sounds like a personal problem. Why would you ignore programming you have?


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

If D* insists on keeping sports in the lower 200's here what they should have done. MAVTV seems like its in the wrong spot between baseball and hockey as it shows a lot of movies.

202 CNN
203 HLN
204 sports mix
205 thru 212 ESPN's (including SEC, Longhorn, ESPN3/Goal Line Buzzer, etc.)
213 NFL
214 Baseball
215 NHL
216 NBA
217 Tennis
218 Golf
219 NBCSN
220 Universal Sports Network (if its not sports pack only)
221 FS1
222 FS2
223 CBS Sports Network
224 MAVTV

I totally agree with the move of CBS Sports to the 200 range of channels.  Glad someone in programming has seen fit to make the move.  Your list is okay but CNN and HLN should be with the other news channels. They just don't belong in those slots anymore. (Why?  A lot of us still channel surf and when big news is happening its easier to surf between the 3 major news channels (Cnn, Msnbc and Satan [Fox News]. 



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

Maybe what they should do is keep only the RSN's in the 600 range and the nationals in 200's. That's what it looks like they are doing gradually.


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If they get rid of all the alternates that clutter up the 600s and treated them as sub-channels like MLB on 213-1 now, they may have enough room for national and regionals in the 600s.

 

A quick count shows about 40-50 "real" channels in the 600s right now. The count is imprecise because I am trying to count part time but non-alternates that serve a subregion like FSOK as a real channel but not MASN2, which is really an alternate of the main channel.

 

National channels starting at 600. RSNs starting at 630 or so.

 

The problem is the ESPN placement, which is contractual, I would guess. But ESPN has been moved on other systems and ESPN-HD used to be in the 70's, not 206, so anything is possible.

 

I am hoping that the non-existence of the BTN alternatives right now means they are going to become 610-1, 610-2, etc., which makes more sense than all the numbers scattered around.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

If they get rid of all the alternates that clutter up the 600s and treated them as sub-channels like MLB on 213-1 now, they may have enough room for national and regionals in the 600s.

 

A quick count shows about 40-50 "real" channels in the 600s right now. The count is imprecise because I am trying to count part time but non-alternates that serve a subregion like FSOK as a real channel but not MASN2, which is really an alternate of the main channel.

 

National channels starting at 600. RSNs starting at 630 or so.

 

The problem is the ESPN placement, which is contractual, I would guess. But ESPN has been moved on other systems and ESPN-HD used to be in the 70's, not 206, so anything is possible.

 

I am hoping that the non-existence of the BTN alternatives right now means they are going to become 610-1, 610-2, etc., which makes more sense than all the numbers scattered around.

When you highlight a channel's number/call sign in the guide, the name of the channel appears at the top of the screen.  Before the BTN alternates disappeared, the channel name of one of them was something like "Big Ten Network Alt (610-3)."  This was pointed out in the thread about Fox Sports 1.  So yes, it appears that DirecTV will indeed use 610-x for the BTN alts.

 

ESPN's contract with DirecTV supposedly ends next year.  If DirecTV can convince ESPN to alow them to move the channel suite to the 600's, then I can see them placing all the sports channels in that range.  If ESPN does not go along, however, the situation will remain as it is now (and as it has always been from day one).



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

When you highlight a channel's number/call sign in the guide, the name of the channel appears at the top of the screen.  Before the BTN alternates disappeared, the channel name of one of them was something like "Big Ten Network Alt (610-3)."  This was pointed out in the thread about Fox Sports 1.  So yes, it appears that DirecTV will indeed use 610-x for the BTN alts.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

I totally agree with the move of CBS Sports to the 200 range of channels.  Glad someone in programming has seen fit to make the move.  Your list is okay but CNN and HLN should be with the other news channels. They just don't belong in those slots anymore. (Why?  A lot of us still channel surf and when big news is happening its easier to surf between the 3 major news channels (Cnn, Msnbc and Satan [Fox News]


I think the CNN placement is in their contract, as with ESPN.

If they get rid of all the alternates that clutter up the 600s and treated them as sub-channels like MLB on 213-1 now, they may have enough room for national and regionals in the 600s.


+1 They could remap the ones in the 200's to the start of the 600's and still have room for the ALT's if they use the -1's.

BTW, does anyone know how channel "reassignment" works? Did FS1 and CBS ask to be moved there or did D* ask if they could move them there?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:03 PM

Sounds like a personal problem. Why would you ignore programming you have?

 

Pretty simple. I have other things going on in my life. I watch too much sports as-is with season tickets to two local teams and the occasional sports I watch in the 200s. Also, there's a ton of programming I have, but never watch. I don't watch most channels I get, but to get the channels I do watch I need to buy the others.  :)



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

The sports all need to be together, regardless of content, language, and regional restrictions. I would love to see all the soccer (or soccer-heavy Spanish sports channels) all together. All the ESPNs together (Deportes and classic need not be so far from the others.) FCS in a row. You know - logic.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

I use to watch Jim Rome regularly when he was on ESPN but ever since he went to CBSPN, I even forgot that he still existed.

 

CBSPN is like the Island of Misfit toys when it comes to sports programming and viewership.

 

Hopefully with the new channel location and improved programming lineup things will get better.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

RSNs in one place the rest in another is fine by me. But I have a feeling its actually headed towards popular and general sports channels in the low 200 and rsns and niche channels in the 600.

Now that all receivers can do the epg can they all get the dash channels? If so that opens a lot of options on how they do things.


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