does anybody know if Dish are planning to carry ESPN Deportes in the nearest future?
Deportes will be covering soccer European Champions league games (tons of them) beginning this month. Any suggestions on what a Dishnetwork subscriber can do to get that channel?
Thanks in advance!
I emailed Q&A at echostar dot com, which is like the Charlie Chat email, asking when they were planning to put ESPN Deportes in their lineup. You might want to do the same or search http://dishnetwork.com for an email address where you can send programming requests. The more requests, the better chances we have of getting it. ESPNdeportes.com also has a link and a form on their site where you can put in your cable/sat provider and request the channel. Echostar just gave me the standard "don't have any info" answer, by the way.
The way I see it, it's only a matter of time until ESPN Deportes is all over hispanic programming packages, like Fox Sports Español is. That's their goal and I'm sure E* is included, but the channel is only a month old and they're probably negotiating with providers. DirecTV had the sunday-only version of ESPND, but according to the soccerTV.com newsletter, the 24-hour version of the channel is not on DirecTV yet, even though it shows on the guide.
One can pray for it, but I would not expect to see ESPN Deportes on E* until the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals (end of March?) and even that may be pushing it. Besides ALL games thru the final, ESPND will also have a half-hour biweekly CL magazine show and a half-hour CL highlights show. Meanwhile, ESPN2 will show 1 live game per round (in English), both semifinals, and the final.
Anyway, I still hope E* had ESPND in mind when they raised their Dish Latino prices by $3 earlier this month.