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Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by OrangeandBlue33, Nov 2, 2004.

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  1. Nov 2, 2004 #1 of 266
    OrangeandBlue33

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    Does anyone know if/when this will be added to the Dish Network lineup? There have been and are some college football games that I'm missing.

    Thanks!

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  2. Nov 2, 2004 #2 of 266
    Adam Richey

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    It is currently uplinked along with the other new Comcast RSN CSN West. No official information yet as to when or IF it will be available, but there is a retailer chat this coming Thursday. If I see anything interesting from that, I'll be sure to let you and everybody else know.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2004 #3 of 266
    OrangeandBlue33

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    Thanks Adam! I'll be looking forward to hear what's going on.

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  4. Nov 5, 2004 #4 of 266
    Msguy

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    Comcast Sportsnet Chicago has finally arrived on Direc Tv Today Friday November 5, 2004. It is on channel 640 on Direc Tv. I don't know when it's scheduled to appear on Dish. I am assuming it will launch soon because Basketball season is underway and Comcast Sportsnet Chicago is the new RSN home for the Chicago Bulls.
     
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    TNGTony

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    Guys, be sure to check the "Alternate" sports channels while CSN and Dish hammer out their deals. There have been a couple of CSN games on these channels in since Friday.

    See ya
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  8. Nov 7, 2004 #8 of 266
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    I live in Davenport Iowa and we had the Bulls listed on the Alternate only to be blacked out. We've always received all the Bulls games... I just wish they would get 429 up and running.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2004 #9 of 266
    gopherscot

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    Mine was blacked out ... Fox Chicago is my RSN and it was blacked out according to the guide. Looked like it was the fox Midwest version though! I did not see anything else!

     
  10. Nov 7, 2004 #10 of 266
    Sparkman87

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    Fox Chicago no longer has the rights to the Bulls, Hawks, Cubs or Sox. There is no reason that it should have been blacked out last night, it was carrying a college football game. 448 was carrying the FSN Midwest feed of the Bulls Pacers game, it would have been blacked out in the Chicago area even if CSN Chicago would have been up & running. If FSN Chicago is your RSN, then you now have 2 RSN, FSN & CSN. We now just need E* & CSN to reach an agreement so that the channel can be activated.

    My HOPE (Wish) is that maybe the reason it is taking E* longer to reach an agreement that it did D* is that maybe they are trying to figure out a way to carry the HD home broadcasts as well. THey could use the NBA HD channel 9466, and I've read that 9465 may be up too. These could be used to put up the HD broadcasts of RSNs when they are on. Rotate broadcasts, there probably would be very little overlap. GIve the NBATV national broacasts 1st priority. This could be done, lets just hope that E* thinks along these same lines.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2004 #11 of 266
    gopherscot

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    I know the games are no longer on Fox Chicago ... but they did not show up on the alternate channels as well. Just on Fox Midwest ... which blacked them out (but his game showed up on the alternate channel ... only to be blacked out!)

     
  12. Nov 7, 2004 #12 of 266
    groomsy

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    i had it on the Alt channel but it was aswell blacked out
     
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    James Long

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    It did NOT show up on the alternate channel due to any action or inaction by E* or CSN. It would have been on the alternative channel regardless of if E* had the game on CSN. It was put on the alternative channel by FSN Midwest to serve Indiana Pacer fans. The broadcast had NOTHING to do with the Bulls except that's the team the Pacers happened to be playing.

    The FSN Chicago and FSN Midwest feeds were the college games, not the Pacers. One had to turn to ALT4 (or watch cable in a city that used the alternate feed) to get the Pacers game.

    OK? Understand?

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  14. Nov 7, 2004 #14 of 266
    gopherscot

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    The game was not on ... period! Tony was saying to check the alternate channels ... which we did and the only version of the game was Fox Midwest's version ... which was blacked out. Understand? or get it?



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  15. Nov 7, 2004 #15 of 266
    DishNet_Fan

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    Screw it! For the next game, I'm going out on the back porch, turning on the radio, lighting up a cigar and lounging in my easy chair. You can't hardly watch a damn basketball game on TV anymore.... :mad: :nono2: :mad: :nono2:
     
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    I heard CBC had the game on ALT 4!
     
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    JohnH

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    I hope they get a deal soon. It's beginning to look like a torture drill for the fans.

    BTW: The HD channels mentioned above are not separate channels. They all timeshare space with the HDPPV channel.
     
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    Msguy

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    You can always hear the Bulls games if you get a Sirius Satellite Radio. No Blackout on there. This channel Comcast Sports Net Chicago is Comcast. We all know how they don't like there channels to be up on Satellite. Anyhow I read somewhere that The Only way that Comcast could carry the major Chicago Sports teams was if a Satellite Deal was worked out. To many transplanted Cubs fans scattered all throughout the country for this channel to be left off Satellite. Direc Tv finally got the channel up and Running last Friday. Hope all you E* viewers get this channel very soon.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2004 #19 of 266
    groomsy

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    DISH Network is working very hard at this moment to reach an agreement with Comcast Sports Networks. We fully expect to be successful in securing this sports network for our customers in the Chicago and Sacramento area within the coming week.


    that is posted in the programming/sports page
     
  20. Nov 9, 2004 #20 of 266
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    Dish is starting to sound like a broken record... does anyone have anything concrete about them adding CSN Chicago?
     
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