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Directv to air MLB Playoffs on FS1 in 4K

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by peelpub94, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. JoeTheDragon

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    is that National feed that may be blackouted for the local areas as you need to view the game on your RSN?
     
  2. AngryManMLS

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    Nice variety of EPL teams going on here.... nothing but Tottenham, Man United, and Liverpool.
     
  3. codespy

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    It likely won’t be blacked out since the 4K feed typically doesn’t show any commercials.
     
  4. slice1900

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    Why would not showing commercials mean it isn't blacked out?
     
  5. codespy

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    It’s complicated, but the agreements made for sports programming so far on 4K show the contests without any commercials. And so far with all the baseball and college football games, I’m not aware of anyone that got blacked out in the past year.

    Right now, DirecTV is doing 4K test on 106 for the upcoming MLB ALCS game. This goes until 8pm CST tonight.
     
  6. slice1900

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    Maybe Directv hasn't have things set up to handle blackouts on the 4K channels? Anyway, they shouldn't have to black out any playoff games, surely they all get sold out?
     
  7. KyL416

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    MLB blackouts have nothing to do with stadium sellouts, that's only for the NFL. (And even then that rarely applies anymore)

    It's to protect the rights of the local RSNs, which is why the MLB Network 4K showcase games had blackouts. The post season is national TV so there will be no blackouts. Someone else can confirm, but I think last season the NBA TV 4K games had similar blackouts.

    DirecTV has no problem handling blackouts on the 4K channels. In addition to the MLB Network stuff mentioned, they also had to blackout the west coast for the 4K opening ceremony coverage of the olympics until after the NBC west coast airing.
     
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  9. JoeTheDragon

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    WOW NBC just keeps f***ing the olympics maybe it's good Chicago did not get it as NBC would be can't view local events live.
     
  10. James Long

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    We will find out when LA has their games.

    Will Prime Time content be held on the west coast for Prime Time airing? Probably. At least a Chicago games would be on east coast prime time.
     
  11. inkahauts

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    They supposedly announced everything will be live for the next olympics in all time zones. We shall see what they consider live soon enough. If it goes well, I expect that will be the new norm.

    I’ve always thought the olympics should be shown live and then put together a best of for the nights prime time where you show much more action than anything... think a rd zone channel for the only pics for prime time if you will.
     
  12. KyL416

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    The last Olympics NBC offered one way or another everything except the opening and closing ceremonies live. Compared to previous Olympics where events NBC was saving for primetime had an online blackout. Hopefully they learned their lesson last time and realized in the age of twitter people were following users outside of the USA who got to see the ceremonies live, and things were already trending worldwide hours before NBC's delayed and paused broadcast got to it. (i.e. the flag bearer from Togo)

    Even other countries that have commercial breaks managed to still show the ceremony live and use the online streams for uninterrupted coverage.

    Then of course the problem is with NBC, many of their announcers are in the dark if they don't have the benefit of knowing what's happening in advanced with notes. (i.e. how one of their commentators didn't know that it was the Dutch Royal family on the boat congratulating the winner of a sailing event and assumed that Queen Maxima was the winner's wife, the princesses were his kids and King Willem-Alexander was his coach or friend)

    It was really bad for London 2012 when it became obvious that Matt and Meredith did all of their commentary after the show and were spoiling "upcoming" things that were a suprise to the viewers that got to see it live. (i.e. live you didn't know it was the Spice Girls in the cars until the camera zoomed in on the Girl Power license plate, while Matt and Meredith spoiled it before the cars even came out, as well as the part where the panels came together and John Lennon's image appeared singing Imagine)
     
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    well if they should have events live in prime time but coming up the NHL will get in the way of the olympics. Or will they not have any NBC or NBCSN games when they are on.
     
  14. slice1900

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    NBC will obviously pick the Olympics over the NHL - far bigger audience for the Olympics. It is too bad the NHL thought they were more important and didn't want to schedule a break for NHL players to play in the Olympics like they have in the past. Now they will just not have anyone watching their games during that time, at least not on national TV. I'll bet this is the last time they try this experiment, once they see the dismal ratings!
     
  15. Grafixguy

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    This hockey fan will choose live NHL action in primetime over anything NBC decides it wants to televise 12 hours after it took place.
     
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    NBC will have the issue that they, in theory, can't just pull the content from the normal NBC stations and move them to a 4k station - the local NBC stations "own" the normal NBC signal. They certainly can do NBC sports channel and do what they want. Until the local stations do 4K I don't think we'll see the "whole" olympics in 4K. Maybe by sometime after 2020 that will happen but not by 2020. I think we'll see isolated events in 4K but not most of it. Also remember a lot of the country doesn't get any 4K yet
     
  17. inkahauts

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    The key is one way or another. That was mostly streaming. They have indicated live in tv going forward, as it should be. And that is what is different, we west coaster shouldn’t have to see tape delay for the next olympics if we want it on tv, finally.
     
  18. inkahauts

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    It came down to money. I believe the olympics decided they no longer want to foot the insurance bill or something like that, so they said forget it.
     
  19. slice1900

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    I wouldn't be surprised if NBC set up one or two of its O&O affiliates to simulcast in 4K, to help test ATSC 3.0. Probably a low power signal so hardly any viewers will be able to pick it up, plus AFAIK no one is selling any ATSC 3.0 tuners either. Maybe the 2018 LG OLEDs will include an ATSC 3.0 tuner, so a few people might be able to watch.
     

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