Directv/AT&T - Disney/ESPN Carriage Renewal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mws192, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Steady Teddy

    Steady Teddy Godfather

    Jan 23, 2007
    You mean Fire Stick?
  2. slovell

    slovell New Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    Chesnee, SC
    Yep. All I watch on ESPN is Formula 1, so if I have to pay Amazon to watch it on Firetv for the rest of the season so be it. I won't be able to dvr the races but at least I'll be able to watch the rest of the races. ESPN is the only way to watch Formula 1 in the USA.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  3. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    The idea that ESPN thinks their networks are worth $8+/sub is mind boggling. I watch a few Sunday night baseball games per year and a few Monday night football games a year.. that's it. If we lose ESPN, not a big loss.
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  4. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    I mean I don't know why anyone would just dump D* because of the Disney dispute. Sling TV has a great deal on Sling Orange for $15 for the first month ($25 for the first month if you add the sports extra for SEC) and we know if the channels go dark AT&T is going to be handing out dispute credits like candy similar to when the Nexstar/CBS disputes happened. So there is a way to get the programming temporary at a low cost.
  5. glrush

    glrush Cool Member/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 29, 2002
    Shellsburg, IA
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  6. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    This matches up with what my friend texted me earlier when he was on break at the local AT&T (former D*) call center that there was a "1 hour extension" at 6pm but he never specified when the end time was. I guess when he texted me at 6pm that was the original end time :eek:
  7. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    Aug 18, 2007
    Again, this is your personal preference.. For me, ESPN is basically all I watch, especially from Friday Night through Sunday Morning with College Football and Fantasy Football show. In fact, The PSU/Pitt game is tomorrow on ABC. I will def be cancelling tomorrow if it goes out. I am a football buff, I work all week and pay my cable bill to watch football on weekends.. Sure there are games on CBS Sports, Fox, FS1, but they are Conf-USA, Pac 12, and Mountain West teams I have little interest in.
  8. Steady Teddy

    Steady Teddy Godfather

    Jan 23, 2007
    For me, it’s College Football & the 3 Tennis Grand Slams events they’re locked in to. I will watch F1 but preferred the coverage when NBC had it.
    The rest of their programming is brain numbing garbage IMO with those idiotic talking head shows. Stick to SPORTS!
  9. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    I don't watch much sports personally (I know I'm a rare breed of male). However I do watch ESPN's eSports coverage more than the actual sports (I love video games). My main fave out of the bunch is Freeform. 31 Days of Halloween is life.
  10. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Midnight EST tonight.
  11. Steady Teddy

    Steady Teddy Godfather

    Jan 23, 2007
    Still have it
  12. Willh

    Willh Legend

    Jan 1, 2009
    well, it's now 11:05 PM CT and now passed midnight ET. the channels in dispute are still not yet off. i give it a few hours. it took 2 to 4 hour for the CBS owned channels to go dark when that dispute began.
  13. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    Aug 18, 2007
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  14. Doylize

    Doylize New Member

    Jun 2, 2019
    Would I lose my local ABC station in Cleveland?
  15. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    Only ABC owned and operated stations ...

    "WABC Channel 7, KABC Channel 7, WTVD ABC 11, KGO ABC 7, KTRK ABC 13, KFSN ABC 30, WLS ABC 7, WPVI ABC 6, the ESPN and Disney networks, and Freeform may soon no longer be available on DIRECTV and AT&T video lineups."
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  16. ETS121

    ETS121 New Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Port Ewen, NY
    I'm in the same boat as you but there's a better option.

    F1TV is available for the USA. Formula 1

    F1 Pro is F1, F2, F3, & Porsche Supercup live broadcast and immediate VOD replays of races, qualifying, & practices. Sky Sports UK coverage(same broadcast ESPN shows), as well as on board cameras and team radio for all F1 cars. $9.99/month

    F1 Access is nothing live, only VOD of everything above but 48 hour delay. $2.99/month.

    So if ESPN is off DirecTV, we can still see Formula 1.
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  17. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    Plz God let this be a Viacom situation and they come to a last minute deal plz God!

    FYI despite the extension the House of Mouse's messaging continues and so does Deathstar's black bars as of 3:30 AM EDT
  18. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

    Sep 30, 2007
    South Georgia
    There still on, so no midnight blackout.
  19. psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    Aug 18, 2007
    The tweet above from a guy close to this said an extension was agreed upon for 9AM EST. After that who knows??
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  20. barnabas

    barnabas Cool Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Just in time for Collage Gameday to begin no coincidence at all from Disney as ESPN most popular show starts

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