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    Curtis0620

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    Anyone notice this channel in the guide?
     
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    DBSSTEPHEN

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    Channel 615 is for ESPN buzzer beater


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    JoeTheDragon

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    HD! Take that comcast now who has the most live sports and the most live sports in HD?

    now what package will this be in?
     
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    tonyd79

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    Espn starts this season on Saturday. Looks like directv is ready.
     
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    The channel description states that this channel is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Perhaps it will be available tomorrow night?
     
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    tonyd79

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    I am pretty sure espn doesn't start it until this Saturday.
     
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    Good news. I see it in the guide, but where does it say HD?
     
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    JoeNY72

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    Has there been any word what package will be needed to get Buzzer Beater and Longhorn Network ?

    I am also wondering like some people how ESPN 3 (Watch ESPN) will work. Will there be an app built into the DIRECTV receiver or will you have to use a computer, tablet, phone, etc. ?

    Joe
     
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    tonyd79

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    The icon says HD if you tune to the station.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  11. ejbvt

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    It's annoying that they are not consistent with the labeling on HD channels in the guide. Add this one to the list...

    HD channels that do not have HD in the "calls" in the guide:
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    281 VEL (Velocity)
    408 UMas (Unimas west)
    480-495 UEFA/EPL Soccer/Rugby channels)
    531 MovMax (Movie Cinemax)
    615 ESPNBB (Buzzer Beater, I assume it will also be Goal Line and Bases Loaded)

    It is not an excuse that there is no SD version of the channel - The HD Extras all have HD and so do other random HD-only premiums.
     
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    ESPN is one of the few networks that set guidelines on what abbreviations can be used for their channels on set-tops, for BuzzerBeater these are the only options they list: ESBB, ESPBB or ESPNBB
     
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    Why does Dish list it as "BBGL" in their guide? Do those guidelines not apply to every provider?
     
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    That's one of the options they list if you want to combine the listing. For whatever reason DirecTV is only listing it as Buzzer Beater right now, probably because Goal Line's season is over and Bases Loaded doesn't start for another few months. It's also possible they might give them seperate numbers in the guide in the future like they do with Game Plan and Full Court which originate from the same 6 ESPN PPV channels.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  16. ejbvt

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    They could treat it like the other channels in the 700s and change by the season. Personally, I would like to see 616 be ESPNGL and 617 and ESPNBL so it looks cool in our guide, but all 3 would need to be on there year round.

    Although I don't like ESPN Classic in the middle of it, this gives us a nice group of college sports together (608-615) with one glaring omission that would fit nicely at 612.
     
  17. ClimateHawk

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    That is what I was thinking too. Here is how I imagine it.

    611 SEC
    611-1 SECa
    612 PAC12
    613 LHN (Longhorn Network)
    614 ESPN3 (If it becomes a channel)
    615 ESPNBB (Buzzer Beater)
    616 ESPNBL (Bases Loaded)
    617 ESPNGL (Goal Line)

    ESPN Classic will soon be gone since it will become a VOD only service.
     
  18. ejbvt

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    LHN was going to be 677 last time it was in testing, in the grouping next to the other Texas area RSNs. That makes sense, too. At the rate we're going, there very well could be a full-time ACC Network, so 613 could be that, too.
     
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    I believe the ACC has been working with ESPN to set up an ACC Network, so it isn't so much a matter of "if", but "when".
     
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    That was 2 months before the deal was finalized, the HD versions went back to HD Cinema channels a month later while the SD versions vanished a few weeks ago, so things could have changed package and placement wise since then. Hopefully they go back up in test mode soon.
     

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