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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rob37, Oct 17, 2019.
Big Cubs TV News: Marquee Has at Least One Major Carriage Deal Locked Down!
Called it the power of Sinclair!!!
To bad we may see an $10/mo RSN fee now.
Will they get dish?
Any hope of this being in 4K?
Depends on when their Sinclair contracts are up. Eventually they will get them all, because no provider will be able to permanently lose all Sinclair locals.
Does this mean we can finally get a full time FS Ohio in HD?
THE ridiculous hole in the whole system. All they need is ONE HD feed with the Reds, Cavs, and Blue Jackets, with an appropriate -1 and -2 feed, like every other region, on the VERY RARE occasion that there are two, or almost never occasion that there are three games at the same time. Simply black out the Reds in NE Ohio, the stuff that is on the other feed is just garbage no one is going to watch anyway.
Meanwhile the other RSN, Fox Sportstime Ohio, is full time HD, with no pro sports between October and late March.
CSN / NBC Chicago just renewed (2017 rate was as high as $9/sub) and cubs is new so = next year for Chicago rsn feed to go up.
well the cable / sat split is an thing as on cable the feeds are auto switched to be right for your area on sat you need to have main feed 24/7 (with zone black outs) + subs cover all of the zones.
Actually Comcast and AT&T are still in negotiations for NBC Sports Chicago. MySportsChicago.com doesn't list DirecTV, U-Verse TV and AT&T TV Now as alternate providers for Dish/Sling TV customers to switch to. If you type in a Chicago zip code over at TVPromise.com like 60621 for either DirecTV or U-Verse TV there is still the same message from September from AT&T warning of a potential blackout.
The last update in regards to AT&T is they reached a short term extension of unknown duration with Comcast to keep the channel on while they keep negotiating.
The only update to MySportsChicago recently was the addition of Mediacom. The only mention of AT&T's video products is the channel finder at the actual website for NBC Sports Chicago which is only updated to remove providers that don't carry the network like Dish & Sling.
Are they pushing Directv to make the PLUS FEED full time? like U-Verse TV and most cable systems?
I have no clue on that one. I'm guessing NBC Sports Chicago is either want to keep being paid the same amount or more despite losing the Cubs games. AT&T however is just taking their usual "hard stance" which drags out the negotiations now. I just checked NBC Sports Chicago's website to see if any AT&T video services were added as providers but they were not however PSVue was depreciated from the front page to the "Additional providers are available" list.
Marquee Sports Network announces Cubs broadcast on-air talent and additional programming
Premiers Feb. 22, 2020. Will carry all 28 Cubs spring training games and they expect “all” streaming services to have Marquee in time for the season to begin.
664 or 666?
Hope its not 666!
I am currently looking to get DirecTv just for the Sports Pack to watch Marquee Sports Network. Does anyone have any advice as to the cheapest way to just subscribe to the Sports Pack. I assume I would have to get some kind of basic package to add on the Sports Pack, but I don't have any experience with DirecTv, as I have always been a Dish Network subscriber. Thanks for any advice!
It depends on where you live. If you live in the Cubs designated market you have to subscribe to sports pack to view games. If not , you have to subscribe to MLB.TV or MLB EI to see the games.
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It'll be an RSN (Regional Sports Network), meaning that if you don't live in the market then you won't see the games on that network. Like the PP said, either MLB.TV or the Extra Innings offering, which is available on DirecTV and Dish.
FWIW, none of the regional sports channels will show any games from other areas, they will be blacked out. Like, if I wanted to watch the Dodgers but I live in Florida my only options are the two above, the regional network for that team is blacked out except for those who live in that viewing area. That's why I never subscribed to the Sports Pack, not worth it.
Here is a map of each teams designated area if it helps.
Where do you live?
Go to this website and enter your zip code to see if MSN is your local RSN, or if you’ll need the sports pack to get it you live in an outer coverage ring.
If MSN is not your local RSN then you can get MLB.TV to get the games.