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Channel change/NBCSports

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bnwrx, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. bnwrx

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    When this network changes to channel 220 on Saturday 9/1, will series links be automatically switched to the new channel number or will I need to re-establish the series links manually?(IE: IndyCar races,The Lights,etc....)
    Thanks for any input...
     
  2. tonyd79

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    They usually change. The only time they don't is when a new channel is created.
     
  3. jimmie57

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    I do not see a channel 220 on my guide. I changed to ALL Channels for favorites and it is showing SD and HD channels.
    Mine Guide jumps from 218 to 221.
     
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    The guide typically will not show show programming for a channel # until is activated..
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Is this a firm date for the move?
     
  6. bnwrx

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    According to the flyer in my last bill, which was rec'vd about 8/16...

    "NBC Sports Network is now located on channel 220"

    Since it is still on 603, I assumed it would move on 9/1. Also saw the 9/1 date on some other sites....
     
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    larryharry59

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    Still hasn't changed for me.
     
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    bnwrx

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    Same for me, nothing. Versus(I mean NBCSports..:lol:) is still at 603...:confused:
     
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    bixler

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    No change here:confused:
     
  10. Unknown

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    Nothing here, i don't think Sept 1st was the firm day of the change, they said it was going to move to 203 something in September, they never said it would be September 1st.
     
  11. bnwrx

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    The flyer they sent me indicated it would be channel 220 and it did not state a specific date, I just thought it would be the 1st.
     
  12. Unknown

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    That what i mean, was 220. my bad.
     
  13. PrinceLH

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    Probably would have coincided with the start of the NHL season, if it had started on time. There needs to be a few other channels re-aligned, while they're at it.
     
  14. bnwrx

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    ??...the NHL season does start till Oct....
     
  15. Baldmaga

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    Maybe he means the NHL Lockout on Sept. 15th
     
  16. Grafixguy

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    Of what year? Right now it looks like 2013 would be a better bet than 2012.

    They never learn.
     
  17. Mariah2014

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    I don't think the change has anything to do with the NHL. Having said that I believe it has two with the changes they have to make inside sports pack to deal with stations like the pac 12 network, TWCS LA, and CSN Houston to namee a few. Just like Goltv's HD feeds and ENglish feeds being removed to help make room for them as well. I supsect this change will happen closer to what is the real launch on Directv of the pac 12 network. I would expect the change much before September 12, 2012.
     
  18. fleckrj

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    I have no inside information, but the reason for the change might be the agreement that was reached after Versus had been pulled from DirecTV. My guess is that somewhere in that agreement, DirecTV agreed to move the channel to be more like ESPN instead of being more like a regional sports network. It would not surprise me that when Universal Sports goes HD, if not sooner, it will be moved to be adjacent to NBC Sports Network.
     
  19. bnwrx

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    I think this is probably closer to the truth than any connection to whenever the NHL season starts. With negotiations with the PAC12 network still ongoing perhaps as, pointed out by mshaw2715, DTV is waiting to "Re-Align" a few channels all at the same time. I must point out, I still have the flyer that DTV sent me stating,"NBC Sorts Network is now on channel 220" with ,of course, the key word there "NOW". I have had the flyer for 3 weeks. Hope to see UniveralSports in HD. It was suggested earlier in the year that it would be. I thought by now we would have seen it. Hoping to see this years Alpine World Cup races in glorious HD!!(Merely wishing of course!!)
     
  20. maartena

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    But that deal was reached in 2010.... seems strange to me that they would include "we will put it on 220 in TWO years from now" in that deal.
     

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