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beIN Sport USA Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rebollos, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. xavi6

    xavi6 Cool Member

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    Lol, I stand corrected. :lol:


    EDIT: Channel should be up again...
     
  2. TJNash

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    You had better move to France, because the US beIN Sports is not a feed of the French version.
     
  3. xavi6

    xavi6 Cool Member

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    It caught everybody off guard that's for sure. I personally wouldn't have pulled it.
     
  4. colocolo91

    colocolo91 Mentor

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    I am travellin backwards in time to the SD days :nono2: I will not get 620HD unless I DO fork more mulah.

    I am getting 426 in SD. It's goinn to have to do.

    Maybe with enough people complaining they may do it, that DID happen with GolTV on 420 when it 1st aired if I am not mistaken.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Yes it is. Nice spacey tick tick with a soccer crowd in background. Sorta reminds me of Koyaanisqatsi.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    I don't get 426 at all. Can't see that satellite.
     
  7. gutshot74

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    How long have you had DTV? You might be able to call and complain, try and see if they'll give you some form of trial deal to add the Sports Pack. Can't hurt to try...
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Now can we get the guide data updated. It is worse than Shorts!
     
  9. xavi6

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    Guide updates can take up to 3 hours.
     
  10. maartena

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    It's probably because GOL TV's first focus was Spanish, and then added the English version of the channel later, whereas beIN Sport is focused on English with Spanish being secondary.

    I subscribe to sports pack, but not to a Spanish pack, so I don't get 426 at all. I do have a 5LNB dish, so I get some of the Spanish stuff that is part of other packages. I might get 426 too as part of Sports pack but haven't checked since it was offline.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    It isn't missing. It just says the program name is bein sports in 24 hour blocks. Assume tribune didn't get data in time.

    I will give you this. Bein is a bit of a mess. Their webpage is still urging people to contact directv since it is not available.
     
  12. maartena

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    Woohoo! :hurah::hurah::hurah:
     
  13. colocolo91

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    I've had HD for almost 3 yrs now..I will call them in the next couple of days, right now its impossible and their CSR's know even less than us !

    Thxs for all the help and input. :)

    I am also goinn to contact Al-Jazeera too, that may be even more beneficial in the long run...I have an idea that may light a fire under their desert tents !!!!
     
  14. maartena

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    I agree. It's not easy to start a business from scratch, and it shows. They went BIG from the getgo, probably got an office somewhere, built a studio, hired 200 people, used their European experience to get things going which helps..... but it is still hard to get things going in a completely new market.

    It's a bit messy indeed.... no guide data, the feed that dropped and then came back up again, I'm sure everyone at beIN TV is scrambling, and DirecTV is twiddling their thumbs saying.... "we're ready, guide data please?" :D
     
  15. xavi6

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    I never said it was missing. :)

    Bein IS a mess. The owners sure have money, but it doesn't seem like they have enough people or experience working in their favor yet. I'm sure everything is going to be fine. This is all a matter of "First World Problems" IMO. :p
     
  16. maartena

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    Indeed. You know when you launch a company, and you do stuff for the FIRST time... mistakes are going to be made. I'm sure DirecTV made quite a few when they launched in 1994, and subsequently changed procedures, implemented failovers, and in general: learned from its mistakes.

    beIN is in their learning curve right now.....
     
  17. tonyd79

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    So what is beIN exactly? I hear about 1 and 2 but the website only has one schedule.
     
  18. efy007

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    Speaking of schedule. On the beIN site is a schedule, but if you click on Sunday there is no Barcelona game scheduled. I hope that is a mistake as they are playing their first match of the season this coming Sunday.
     
  19. maartena

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    A soccer channel. The online streaming guide was basically 24 hours of soccer games, with some pre/post shows every so often for the games that were actually broadcast live. I have also seen a show called "90 in 30" where they condense a game with just all the highlights in 30 minutes, so they can show 2 games in an hour. That might be really cool for the soccer fans that just want to catch up in the evening.

    It mostly focuses on European soccer, with a healthy dose of South American soccer mixed in.

    They hold the rights to:

    Italy:
    - Serie A
    - Copa Italia
    - Supercoppa Italia

    Spain:
    - La Liga
    - Copa del Rey
    - Spain’s second division
    - Barca TV and Real Madrid TV

    France:
    - Ligue Un

    South America:
    - Copa America
    - South American World Cup qualifiers

    England:
    - League Cup tournament (Capitol One Cup, formerly known as Carling Cup)
    - Football League Championship.
    - nPower Championship (English 2nd league)

    They are also expected to bid on the English Premier League for the 2013-2016 seasons when it comes to bidding later this year.

    In essence they have an ENORMOUS amount of soccer games at their disposal. Each league mentioned above, plays anywhere from 5 to 15 games a week, (depending on the league size of course) so they can really show an incredible amount of soccer. Getting the Premier League will seal the deal, that alone will probably bring a lot of other carriers on board.
     
  20. maartena

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    I think that is an out-of-date schedule for the online streams going through LAST Sunday. Valencia vs. Tottenham on Thursday for instance, was played LAST Thursday, not tomorrow. :)
     

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