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CBS College Sports

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bixler, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. frank_gore

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    I was thinking that too at first, but this should be a national telecast. Unless your local CBS affiliate is going to show this, it should be available on CBS College Sports.

    Receiver reset did not work after refreshing programming. Maybe it won't be available until your local CBS station is done showing basketball?

    EDIT: If you want to watch the game now, just a reminder that you can watch all the games for free at NCAA.com. Currently watching until the game shows up on 613. Had some good rhythm last 5 minutes of play.
     
  2. DMRI2006

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    That can't be it. I have the Richmond-St Marys game locally on CBS and the Butler-UTEP game on CBSCS at the same time.

    It's got to be an error, maybe CBS forwarded the wrong zip codes for them to black out. I'm surprised it's taking them so long to correct it for those of you still in the dark.
     
  3. frank_gore

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    Yeah, it's very strange. Still dark here, but will wait until local coverage is over before I call. Very minor complaint, at least it's available online.
     
  4. DMRI2006

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    You're very diplomatic. I'd be more irritated than you are if I was getting blacked out of a game that ought to be on locally. HD beats online anyday ;)
     
  5. Coca Cola Kid

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    I'm getting 721 error too and there's no games on my CBS local affiliate til 7 pm and the only in-market team in the tournament is Michigan State that I know of and they're playing tomorrow. WTF?
     
  6. DMRI2006

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    Get on the horn and give 'em hell. Seriously, this is their error -- there's no reason you shouldn't be seeing this game.
     
  7. frank_gore

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    Haha, very true. I just have finally learned to not be angry with everything DirecTV does wrong, at least small stuff like this one game. I will be more upset tomorrow since I will have company all day. And I would like to have wall-to-wall coverage as there should be.

    I have called though, might as well get as many people as we can to fix it.
     
  8. Coca Cola Kid

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    Just emailed them. I don't follow college basketball anyway but I want to receive every channel I pay for.
     
  9. Coca Cola Kid

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    They just wrote back:

    "Dear Mr. !@#$%^,

    Thanks for writing.

    I'm sorry to hear about the technical trouble you're experiencing with CBS College Sports. I just wanted to let you know that we are aware of the issue you're experiencing with the channel where the UTEP vs. Butler is playing and the game should be available on your local CBS affiliate. I further want to assure you that programming on channel 613 (CBSC) should resume once the current game is over."

    They're mistaken, UTEP/Butler isn't on here. N. Iowa/UNLV just started though. WTF???
     
  10. Unknown

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    If this was bad. those peoples in Louisville Kentucky, are not getting the Kentucky game. they getting Northern Iowa instead.
     
  11. JoeTheDragon

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    Now it's working!
     
  12. Coca Cola Kid

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    Same here. :)
     
  13. bixler

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    Same here, for some reason it was only blacked out during the game.
     
  14. paragon

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    I am also in PA and was also blacked out for CBSCHD during the UTEP/Butler game even though it wasn't being shown on my local affiliate. CBSCHD is available again now.

    Ridiculous.
     
  15. Coca Cola Kid

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    Why was the UTEP Butler game even on CBS College? I thought all the games were on regular CBS?! Kind of defeats the purpose of MMM IMO.
     
  16. ajc68

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    The tournament in broken into two broadcast sessions on CBS, with a short break in the afternoon. There's always one game during that break. In the past only the locals markets got to see that game, but CBS College started showing in the past few years. Today D* erroneously blacked out the game in several markets around the county when it should have only been blacked out in the local markets showing it on CBS. I hope they don't have the same issue tomorrow.
     
  17. DMRI2006

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    The 5:00 "buried" games were on CBSCS last year as well. One of the reasons I dumped MMM.
     
  18. bobcamp1

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    I watch it online now. CBS is showing all the games for free. No games are blacked out, accidentally or otherwise. Video quality is actually pretty good. Better than staring at a black screen.

    My only complaint is that you can't switch to another games once the commercials start. But if you act quickly and switch games before the commercial starts you're fine.
     
  19. lwilli201

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    It appears that CBS needs the CBSCS channel resources to distribute all games in HD.
     
  20. bixler

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    Here we go again. What's up Direct TV? Watched all day and then at 5:00pm get a 721 error.
     

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