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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by James Long, Jan 1, 2020.
Yes that’s correct, starting next Saturday on the 22nd.
*Marquee Sports Network is now in testing on Channel 664 in both SD and HD formats
*WDMV-TV is now in testing on Channel 25 for the Washington, DC | Hagerstown, MD DMA
My guide in Columbus, Ohio showing nothing on 664 at this moment, FWIW.
It doesn't matter where you live. It's just in test. Only a few people with special receivers can see the test channels. When it goes live, everyone will see it. I see Saturday 2-22 is the day we should all see it nationwide posted above. Only those with the Sports Pack will be able to watch it nationwide. Only those with EI will be able to watch the Cubs on it nationwide. well, after the first week - everyone can the first week. At least it has always been that way with EI in the past... Also in the past, live pre-season games on the RSNs have been available with the Sports Pack. Only those who are were in the Cubs cable footprint last year will get it in a base package with all the games in the clear. I do not know how/if this will effect the OTA coverage the Cubs have.
Edit 3-6-20: I was wrong! Marquee is only available in-market for everyone. It also appears to be a slightly smaller footprint than it was before. If you have the Sports Pack and live outside the Cubs territory around Chicago, you will not get Marquee. (At least not at this time.) Dumb!
Thanks for the info!
The Cubs will have no OTA coverage except for the games shown on Fox.
I have both EI and the Sports Pack so I'll be covered as far as their live games. As far as I know, the home TV territory hasn't changed ... all of Illinois except the St. Louis DMA, all of Iowa, the majority of Indiana except areas near the Ohio River and in the Cincinnati and Louisville DMAs, and the southeast corner of Wisconsin between Chicago and Milwaukee.
The TV territory has changed. In previous years I was in the Cubs, White Sox and Cardinals home territory. This year it shows I am only in the Cardinals territory. The Marquee network will not be nationwide. If you are not in the Cubs home territory you will not get the Marquee network. If you have EI you will get the live game but nothing else from Marquee. At least that is what Crane Kenney said today:
Crane Kenney Answers Some Burning Marquee Coverage, Carriage Questions
That is how cable works. Directv / dish and in a limited way att uverse has them up on the main beams 24/7 with zone by zone blackouts (RSN are mostly main inner market feeds with blackouts that very due to sport)
This is a good test for my friend who has D*'s Premier package (which includes Sports Pack) on launch day for Marquee. I highly doubt Marquee will be excluded for out of market subs who have Sports Pack or Premier. I am thinking on D* at least Marquee will be treated as every other out-of-market RSN where the majority of their programs are available but live games and replay of games are blacked out. If you have MLB EI + Sports Pack (or Premier) you can watch the game directly on Marquee instead of the MLB EI channel like someone who needs MLB EI can do on NBC Sports Chicago for the White Sox.
Same package I have. We will find out this weekend.
Marquee is live for customers within the Cubs territory on Choice/Mas Ultra and above (excludes Preferred Xtra). Out of market customers CAN'T view Marquee with Sports Pack like other RSNs.
Is Audience closing on the 29th of February or what is happening?
The guide does not list The Dan Patrick Show as of Monday March 2nd.
Very sad. I thought Audience was shutting down, yet it continues to show it in the guide, just without DP and Rich Eisen. What is the point of cancelling those shows if the channel is continuing? I am not looking forward to watching DP on youtube, watching anything on an app or anything online-based is cumbersome and annoying.
The channel is transitioning, not shutting down. It will become a promotional channel for AT&T's other content channels (HBO/Time Warner properties).
Specifically Audience will become an HBO Max Preview Channel sometime in Spring 2020. Rich Eisen already posted that Audience wouldn't be carrying the show after February. Based on Eisen's comments Audience is transitioning in March but AT&T hasn't given a definitive answer on the date. That's why the guide shows Audience shows minus DP and Rich Eisen starting in March.
So with AT&T TV now up and running and DirecTV put to the back burner!!!!! Do you think we will ever get anymore channels in HD??????
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probably not many, if any at all. satellite has a lot of subscribers and as long as its profitable, they might keep it going a bit longer. however, I think at&t wants directv to just go away. I fear they will let it deteriorate into oblivion or sell it to someone who actually cares about the company.
My fear is they WON'T sell it to someone who actually cares about the company.
This is surprising re: DirecTV...but DO also read the appropriate accompanying disclaimer from edgecutter:
My guess is that they're making sure things are set up correctly for MLB Extra Innings for the coming season.