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DirecTV 2012 Olympics coverage

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by cjrleimer, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #61 of 507
    la24philly

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    Sixers coach Doug collins will be on NBC as an anaylist during usa mens basketball.
     
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    Looking back at some announcements back in 2008 for the Olympic channels, they made them on the Monday before the channels went live, with the channels going live on Wednesday and the Olympic opening starting on Friday.

    My guess?

    Channels go to "test" on Monday morning/night. (July 23d.)
    If test is up, all channel re-mapping (if any) works, announcement on Monday as well.
    Channels go to "live" on Wednesday. (July 25th) Maybe even Tuesday night, as due to the time difference the first soccer games start pretty early U.S. time.
    Opening Ceremony on Friday the 27th.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #63 of 507
    tonyd79

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    If you choose OTA, it will give the same info.

    Edit to add: channel numbers are provided for all but the specialty channels for directv. But no provider has them listed.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #64 of 507
    maartena

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    Spied by Sixto this morning:

    Part-time Changes: NEW (added/moved) from 2012-07-11 compared to 2012-07-06:
    701 *OCX HD PT D11 6 1700
    702 *OCH HD PT D10 10 1700
    703 *OCH HD PT D11 2 1700
    704 *OCH HD PT D11 2 1700
    705 *OCH HD PT D11 2 1700

    Olympic channels being launched? With 701 being a mix channel?

    Now, we were expecting a Soccer and Basketball channel, so that would account for 3... but we have 5 new Part Time HD in test. Anything else that DirecTV might bring to us for the Olympics? Or will they just be channel remaps?
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #65 of 507
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    Five is odd.

    There are eight outlets for programming:
    NBC OTA
    NBC Sports Network (Versus)
    MSNBC
    CNBC
    Bravo
    Soccer Channel
    Basketball Channel
    Telemundo
     
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    Yeah I found that odd too. That said, it is still early and things change all the time. Perhaps they added 5 now, and a few more next week.... If I understand correctly what they did in 2008 was 1 mix channel, the 2 soccer/basketball channels, and then a re-map of some of the NBC owned channels so all of the Olympics are right next to each other.

    Also, something that just occurred to me.... do all 8 channels show content at the same time? Perhaps some of the channels will only show LIVE in the morning, and NBC will only show the coverage at prime time, which will be a repeat. Those could be on the same channel.

    Additionally, I am pretty sure that we "westies" will not get the east coast prime time NBC coverage, so perhaps the main NBC network is not remapped at all to a CONUS number.
     
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    I took a quick look at the TV schedule to see how many channels are live at any one time and could not find a time when they were all live but I did not do an exhaustive search. I did that prior to my post. But that would make no real sense. Channels are cheap when they are remaps. Why limit to five? The logistics of moving a remap from CNBC to MSNBC but then making sure there is no overlap when you have to map it to Versus (using that name cause it makes it clearer) would be a logistical nightmare. Far easier to just put a card on the "down" channels that lists all the others or a video that shows what is on currently on the other channels.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #68 of 507
    JoeTheDragon

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    remaps to come later?

    NBC network feed (not the same as DNS)
    Soccer Channel
    Basketball Channel
    Telemundo network feed (not the same as DNS)
    MIX Channel.
    = 5
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #69 of 507
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    When I called DTV for something last night, the commercial while I was on hold mentioned an Olympics Mix channel and said they would group all the channels showing Olympics together. First, they will gather those channels to show the British Open I think.
     
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    tonyd79

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    If I read the webpage right, they are turning over their sports mix channel to the Olympics and replicating it.

    Mentions NBC Sporst, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo and more. Not specifically the basketball and soccer channels, but other than NBC OTA and Telemundo, not sure what else "more" would mean...
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 #71 of 507
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    False Alarm.

    The British "Open Championship" Tennis tournament starts next week, hence "OC".
    DirecTV will be covering it like any of the other major tennis tournaments.

    Moving right along..... :D
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #72 of 507
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    Actually its the British Open Golf, Wimbledon just got over last week.
     
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    maartena

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    Thats what I meant of course. :rolleyes:
     
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    HD?
     
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    maartena

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    "and more" could mean anything. Probably their online coverage, which from a technical point of view, probably is going to be 720p HD.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Comcast/NBC are 1080i channels.

    Or do you mean just the streaming?
     
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    Any idea what the 3D plans are?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    - 242 Hours of 3D coverage on n3d, which, taking in to account the length of the Olympics of 2 weeks, is an average of 17 to 18 hours a day.

    - It will NOT be live, but tape-delayed. I am guessing this is because they don't have a live, trans-atlantic 3D option, not sure.... BBC is also tape-delaying their 3D coverage in the same country, however, Sky Sports (also UK) will do about 100 hours of LIVE 3D coverage. Granted, they are, of course, in the same time zone.
     
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    Don't think so because HD is touted in the previous sentence. Nor streaming because that gets its own bullet and paragraph.
     

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