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CBS Sports Network is moving up the dial on DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bobcnn, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. bobcnn

    bobcnn Mentor

    Nov 10, 2007
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    That will be good.
    Thanks for the info.
  3. john262

    john262 AllStar

    Oct 26, 2011
    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.
  4. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    Good plan to move it!
  5. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Looks like D* has a few open channels in the lower 600's now. I wonder if they'll rearrange that area now?
  6. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    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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  7. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    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
  8. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    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.
  9. scott0702

    scott0702 Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    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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  10. pdxBeav

    pdxBeav Godfather

    Jul 5, 2007
    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.
  11. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Sounds like a personal problem. Why would you ignore programming you have?
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  12. jerrylove56

    jerrylove56 Godfather

    Jun 14, 2008
    North Alabama
    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].
  13. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    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.
  14. dvdmth

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    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    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).
  15. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I missed that post. Thanks.
  16. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I think the CNN placement is in their contract, as with ESPN.

    +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?
  17. pdxBeav

    pdxBeav Godfather

    Jul 5, 2007
    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. :)
  18. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    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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  19. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    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.
  20. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    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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