DirecTV to carry ACC network at launch

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  1. millertime

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  2. millertime

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    Att has done nothing right since taking over. They are doing nothing to keep prices down.They are the leader in sports programming. Turn the channel on. Sports pack is useless. They black the games out. Poor decision after poor decision being made by att imo
     
  3. Athlon646464

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    Blackout rules are imposed by the leagues, not by AT&T. If they could show the game, they would.

    My guess is the ACC and or ESPN made the call on who gets the channel as well.
     
  4. RVD26

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    As a UNC alum who grew up in North Carolina and currently living in Houston, I'm pissed that the network is not offered in my already expensive package.
    There's no reason they should offer both the Big 10 and SEC networks in my package, but not the ACC Network.
     
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  5. Doylize

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    Is CBSSN in the Sports Pack? I know its in Xtra but if I drop down to choice and order the sports pack will CBSSN be in sports pack? I've seen CBSSN listed in the DTV sports pack on some sites.

    The article in the link below says CBSSN is in sports pack. Article is from this weekend.

    DIRECTV: What Happened to ACC Network? - The TV Answer Man!
     
  6. APB101

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    I am subscribed to “Premiere.”

    I do receive ACC Network.

    Premiere includes premium-movie programmers (minus a la carte Epix and adult programmers) as well as the Sports Pack which also includes the likes of Outdoor Channel and Longhorn Network.
     
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  7. ThaPhenom

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    I have the Sports Pack, but I'm still disappointed. Some of the blame is on ESPN, but I put much of the blame Swofford for not getting the network started up years ago. The other Power 5 conferences (outside of Big 12) have had at least a half a decade head start. I semi-doubt Disney/ESPN and Fox Sports/Sinclair will allow Big Ten and SEC to get the same treatment when their deals are up.
     
  8. slice1900

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    I read somewhere that they're charging a buck in region and half that out of region for ACCN - that out of region charge is more than the most recent figures I've heard for either BTN or SECN. If that's true, they probably always intended it to be in sports pack out of region because they had to know there was no way in hell they could get more for it than BTN or SECN and get equivalent distribution.
     
  9. JoeTheDragon

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    But part of the pac 12 was we want to be the same as BTN AKA basic for ALL on directv
     
  10. slice1900

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    Yes, apparently ESPN believes asking for that for ACCN would be problematic and lead to less chance it gets carried at all. There's no way they were asking for that, because if they were they wouldn't have agreed to carriage on Directv so quickly without it.

    The Pac 12's hubris is what led them to believe they were the equal of the Big Ten in nationwide interest and deserve equal carriage. The ratings (for the nationally televised games) say otherwise.

    But that probably wasn't the only reason they didn't get carriage on Directv. Directv also told them that the price they were asking in region was too high. And who knows what the initial offers were as far as all those extra channels? Once P12N had been around a couple seasons and wasn't on Directv, there was little incentive for Directv to add it - all the hard core Pac 12 fans willing to leave over not having that channel had already left.
     
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  11. JimAtTheRez

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    Yes, but I still wish Directv would add PAC-12 at a reasonable cost. Would be nice to watch some of those late night games on Sat night. Oh well.
     
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    ejbvt

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    Can someone explain the ACC Network Extra nonsense? I know it's on the ESPN app. I go there to watch the Duke football game at 6pm. It says "unable to play video. Error: this channel is not in your TV package." Um, yes it is. Sorta. I have ACC Network in the Sports Pack. Do you have to live in one of the ACC states to watch ACCNX online? If so, that is DUMB, especially if you have ACCN on TV.

    MAN, I HATE TV ON APPS.
     
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    It’s working for me here.

    Which streaming device are you using? Maybe try rebooting it or logging out and back in again.

    If you have a Genie try tuning to 206 and press the red button to access it that way.
     
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    ejbvt

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    I am using the ESPN app. I didn't think that the ESPN app on our receivers would have ACCNX stuff on it, just ESPN3. Thanks for that suggestion, it works there.
     
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    ejbvt

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    Just for fun I went back to my ESPN app (not on the Directv receiver, the one on my TV) and it works there now. Go figure.
     
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    Yeah my apologies, its not available on the red button ESPN app on the Genie, but it is on the ESPN app on streaming devices.
     
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    ejbvt

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    It was on the red-button app until the first half was over!
     
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    DOH! Interesting.
     
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    Sports Pack, IMHO.

    From the beginning of DirecTV, what, 25 years ago, there simply are people who confuse the Sports Pack with the pay-per-season packages. Yes, the major sports are blacked out on out of market RSNs. That is how it works. DirecTV has not helped, because it never really explains the difference. The Sports Pack is a niche product, bringing the customer, mostly, wrap-around coverage, third tier and non-Division I-A football, Fifth tier and non-Division I basketball, and foreign sports. And ACC Network and Longhorn Network, out of market.

    Both ESPN, as the supposed sports leader, and the ACC, which fancies itself the equal of the Big 10 and SEC, are losing in this arrangement.
     
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    slice1900

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    The ACC can "fancy" itself their equal, but the ratings (for football, which is where most of the TV money comes from) say otherwise. ESPN probably knew that it would be a very tough sell to get Directv to put ACCN on the same out-of-market tier as BTN/SECN without a contract renewal to force them, and knew from P12N they'd have no problem saying no if they didn't like the terms.

    Most cable/satellite providers don't include BTN or SECN on a basic tier out of footprint like Directv does anyway.
     
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