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beIN Sport USA Channels

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

  1. maartena

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    Heh, you can really see the baseball diamond :D
     
  2. RD in Fla

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    Lost the game feed now. Only crowd shots. Not a good debut for this network on Directv.
     
  3. Alexandrepsf

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    I was expecting to see commercials.

    I heard in this forum that they are paying to be on DirecTV, so what is their business model? How are they going to make money?
     
  4. BusterAvis

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    This channel really is awesome.
    Can't wait for all the top notch soccer matches, and international sports that they will get the rights to.

    They also captured the rights to the EHF Champions League (Handball).
    According to this article below, rights were sold to France, USA, and Canada. BeIN has channels in all three countries, so it looks like handball will be on the BeIN sport network(s) as well, over the winter season when less soccer leagues are in full force during that time of the season, as some additional seasonal time and space opens up to broadcast some handball matches at that time of the year. I have also heard they're interested in getting rights to FIBA basketball, cricket, and more UEFA coverage. Totally awesome, even though cricket is not exactly my favorite sport, it's still cool. Some rugby would be nice too. Who knows, they may get some floorball coverage too, lol.

    Here's the article:
    http://www.eurohandball.com/article/15123
     
  5. Araxen

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    Any chance of them getting rights to Cricket games down the stretch? It's a shame they only show soccer so far.
     
  6. shyvoodoo

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    Uhhh.. No it's not a shame

    Cricket makes Baseball look exciting... Don't hold your breath

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  7. colocolo91

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    This is what I posted in the Facebook page of beIN Sports just a few minutes ago, DirectV doesnt seem to care, so I hope that the Quataris with ALL their power and money can make their only USA Broadcaster look at this closer..

    Those in the same boat as I, please bang on their doors for action. Thanks.

    How is it POSSIBLE that beIN Sports is letting DirectV show your Spanish feed on CH 426 in Standard Definition, when less than 24 hrs before it was not ??

    It is a horrible move, a slap in the face to the paying customers, it's antiquated and just a BAD business decision.

    We could also say its LOOKING down at their Latin Based customers. The english Ch 620 is in HD
     
  8. mws192

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    They are two different channel with different content. Since no one carries BeIN en Espanol in HD, how do you know if it's even available? Last week BeIN didn't even know if they were going to launch the Spanish language network so it's not that out of reach to think it wasn't even offered to DirecTV or that maybe it was but it isn't ready yet.
     
  9. Araxen

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    So does soccer.:lol:
     
  10. colocolo91

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    When, and IF they answer I will let you know, cause obviously you know even less than me !!!:nono2:
     
  11. Ed Campbell

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    And Ecuador made it look easy.
     
  12. GiantsFan383

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    Surprised I saw it on Dish Network this morning. BEIN never mentioned this in the launch 2 days ago. I really dont care about HD right now. I am glad Dish picked up the channel.
     
  13. Alexandrepsf

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    Who should we contact to ensure that the Guide will be updated before weekend?
     
  14. fireponcoal

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    Loving the look of this channel early on. Hoping that I can catch a few Blackpool matches through this addition!
     
  15. Mariah2014

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    Somewhere...
    The network. This will get the info to tribune media services. Then Directv will be able to get info for their guide.
     
  16. maartena

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    My guess is that since they only JUST signed on with DirecTV, they didn't have a potential audience for advertisers to be interested in. I think we will start to see commercials at some point in the future, maybe as early as a week from now.

    Right now, the channel is being funded by Qatar oil dollars, courtesy of us filling up our Chevy Suburban's with gasoline. :D
     
  17. maartena

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    That would be beIN. My experience with DirecTV has been, also with new channel launches, that the day the guide data is received, is the day the guide data is inserted in their systems. Might even be an automated upload with very little user intervention.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    Not gonna see Prius ads then. ;)
     
  19. dstorm

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    Is the Spanish Feed not part of the Sports Pack? I have access to 620 but 426 is blocked for me.
     
  20. mws192

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    Just like Fox Sports en Espanol, it is not.
     

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