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Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

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

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  1. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Yeah, that is what the EPG says. So Chicago becomes like Philadelphia for a few months. No College activity as well as no Pro games. Enjoy what games showup on the Alternates that are not blacked out or Jump Ship!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Wow. I expected change today, but not that!
    Glad I have FSNMW so I can still watch the Pacers beat the fans.

  3. Msguy

    Msguy Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2003
    You aren't missing much by not being able to see the Bulls games. They have been losing. But for Folks in Chicago it is your new local RSN to see your local sports and Dish hasn't even gotten this channel up yet. Poor excuse for a television provider for people living in Chicago for Comcast Sportsnet and YES Network in New York City. Charlie told New Yorkers to take a hike when they asked for YES and now he's gonna tick alot of people off in another top market that being Chicago. It's time to tell Charlie and Dish he can take a hike. :wave:
  4. groomsy

    groomsy AllStar

    Apr 26, 2004
    **** Charlie Ergen, i am switching to DirectTV
  5. Cub Fan

    Cub Fan Guest

    How do I find that?
  6. Chicagoguy63

    Chicagoguy63 Guest

    This is an absolute JOKE.
    Shows how Petty and CHEAP Dish Network is.
    Charlie should be Fired on the spot.(yes, i know he cant be)

    What the Hell are they trying to pull with this stunt?

    Why do I have to wait five months to get a local sports channel that everybody else in Chicago has. this is CRAP, pure and simple.

    And what is the point of pulling the local RSN that I currently have. Is my Bill going to go DOWN since I lost a RSN...likely not. How come Colorado didnt lose their Fox Sports Net and got their new RSN added even before the channel launced...Oh that is right, Dish is based in Colorado and doesnt give a rats ass about Chicago.

    And if anybody has a problem with what I am typing, just keep your damn mouths shut...I dont give a crap about your local channels and HD offerings if You dont give a crap about mine.
  7. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    The Dish web site still shows FSN Chicago and programming through 12/4 (as far out as it goes).
  8. BFG

    BFG Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2004
    FSN Rocky Mountain still exists because they still have the rockies.

    There is not a single pro sport on FSN Chicago, so it serves no purpose.
  9. Darkman

    Darkman Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 16, 2002
    Comcast Sports NET Chicago

    Available (at the Latest) by: April 1, 2005 .. Channel 429 (Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox and Cubs)

    Cost: No additional charge

    Packages: America's Top 60 Plus and Above, Multi-Sport Pak, and Dish Latino Dos / Max packs
    Source: Retailer Chat - Nov 23rd: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=35502
  10. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

    Nov 16, 2004
    Guys go to Channel 421 And read the statement as follows Beginning 11/29 FSN Chicago Will no longer be available on Dish Network FSN Chicago Will be replaced by Comcast Sportsnet Chicago beginning 4/1/05 which I emailed Comcast Chicago once I get word of the offical launch from them I will forward the news on By The Way I agree with the majority of the Posts FSN Chicago is Useless I mean why does the network exist ?
  11. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    My receiver shows it too, except the now and next program are replaced by the "going away 11/29 message".

    Chicagoguy63, how bout you just shut up and leave E*? All the noise you make here won't change a thing at E*. Bye bye, and don't let the door spank you too hard on the way out.

    BFG - I agree about FSN Chicago being useless without pro sports. Perhaps E* will open up FSN Midwest to Chicago subs so they can get their fill of what's left. Then again, maybe not.

  12. markav

    markav Cool Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Arrrrrgh. I'm going to miss 2 Illinois (college hoops) games because of this. Disappointing.
  13. groomsy

    groomsy AllStar

    Apr 26, 2004
    i called dish and spoke with customer service, and i told her i am not waiting a friggin year to watch my local sports team, whether it be The Bulls, Depaul ect i want it now and i am sure the Chicago Area agrees and will switch to D* if Charlie doesnt get off his ass and launch the ****ing channel.
  14. Loumin8

    Loumin8 New Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Don't know if this is true , but I was told by a csr today that CSNC would be available starting this Sunday, the 28th on channel 429.
  15. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    It would be odd to make a change on Sunday, but then this entire deal has been odd.

    E*'s sports page still has the statement quoted in the thread above:
    DISH Network is working very hard at this moment to reach an agreement with Comcast Sports Network. We fully expect to be successful in securing this sports network for our customers in the Chicago area within the coming week.​
    E* actually has 429 uplinked ... it has been there for several weeks. It wouldn't take more than 30 seconds at E*'s equipment to turn it on. It certainly would aleviate the pain of customers losing FSN Chicago.

    What are we missing this weekend? Mostly reruns, but live games include:
    Thu: NADA
    Fri: 7:30pm Milwaukee Wave @ Chicago Storm (LIVE)
    Sat: 1:00pm NIU @ DePaul (LIVE) - TBA
    Sat: 3:00pm John Wooden Award: Purdue @ Cincinnati (LIVE-JIP)
    Sat: 7:00pm MVC Volleyball Championship (LIVE)
    Sun: NADA
    Mon: NADA
    Tue: NADA
    Wed: 7:30pm L.A. Lakers @ Bulls (LIVE)

    Sunday would be nice, but kinda pointless. I suspect that IF it gets turned on this weekend it will be Monday when FSNCH goes away. But the message on 421 is still an annoying suggestion that it won't be there for the Bulls.

  16. Darkman

    Darkman Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 16, 2002
    for TNGTony:

    from latest changes at Chart's page:
    "A message on the EPG on channel 421 says that Fox Sports Net Chicago is leaving the Dish line-up on 11/29/04. The plan is to begin broadcasting Comcast Sports Net Chicago on channel 429 ASAP, but at the very latest on 4/1/04."

    It should say 4/1/05 (instead of 4/1/04) :)
  17. groomsy

    groomsy AllStar

    Apr 26, 2004
    how can i get in touch with Charlie? i am not waiting for his shit any more
  18. NycAreaFan

    NycAreaFan Guest

    If E* would have added Yes, I would have had no problem paying an extra couple of bucks to get it. Three years have passed and any hope getting this station is now gone or very very slim. I think E* is really hurting itself in the NY area by not having this station.

    At least the Chicago rsn negotiations aren't going to drag on for three years and counting. Charlie conceded NY area to D* but I doubt he is going to be stupid enough to give up another major market to D*…or is he? My guess is that YES will be on Dish Network in 20 years, only then will Charlie be rich enough to afford it????
  19. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    A long time ago, when I lived in Chicago, you could get all the local sports on one of the local TV channels for free. How times have changed! :(
  20. Dish User

    Dish User Guest

    Was that by a phone conversation?
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