E* plz add Setanta Sports! (was before Aug 2006 for EPL!)

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  1. Aug 21, 2006 #61 of 232
    kevruth

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    That is where you are wrong. Setanta Sports on ITVN is the exact same channel as the channel on DirecTV. You are getting confused with Setanta Broadband which carries little football. I've got Setanta Broadband. ITVN is cable TV over the internet similar to Vonage for internet phone service.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2006 #62 of 232
    Chandu

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    Am now hearing Setanta Extra is only available on DirecTV, not GlobeCast. Already knew ITVN doesn't have it. This makes it all more important Setanta and DISH deal gets worked out very soon, with Setanta Extra and everything.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2006 #63 of 232
    DCSholtis

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    Setanta Extra Channel 670 is for overflow events on Setanta. It starts on Saturday with a Rugby match.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2006 #64 of 232
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  5. Aug 21, 2006 #65 of 232
    julesism

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    Chandu,

    You keep mentioning Globecast... I would consider getting it but sadly I have a hard time justifing a minimum of ~$200 for the equipt. for 1 channel. I do not speak any other languages, so the FTA channels do not interest me. Also, my apt. mgr's and I would not be fond of a 3rd dish cluttering up my balcony.

    If Dish adds the channel soon, it's win/win for everyone. I'm willing to wait a few more days to see this happen.

    If Dish does not add the channel, then I'll go with Globecast or I will most likely dig out an old D* receiver and reactivate my acct for the 2 Setanta channels that D* will have. I realize that I must also pay for a base package. I'd sign up as a new customer, but do not want a 12-18 mth commitment, esp. when/if Dish adds the channel ;)
     
  6. Aug 21, 2006 #66 of 232
    Chandu

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    I completely agree with you that getting it added to DISH is a win/win for all. But is that in our hands? Short of that, I can only suggest a possible alternative and GlobeCast seemed to be the better of it, until I heard that it won't carry Setanta Extra.

    BTW, isn't the hassle of putting up a separate DirecTV dish the same as putting up a separate GlobeCast dish?
     
  7. Aug 21, 2006 #67 of 232
    julesism

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    si, but it doesn't cost the extra $$$ up front and hopefully it would be a temp fix, I've got everything in storage from when I was with D* ;)

    If/when Dish gets the main channel but not extra, it would be worth droppin E* altogether! That's why I'm just waiting for Charlie's move...
     
  8. Aug 22, 2006 #68 of 232
    kable3nupe

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    All soccer fans please send emails to dish network at (feedback@customermail.dishnetwork.com) requesting them to add SETANTA SPORTS as one of their sports packages... Also, make sure you cc ---- sschannel@setanta.com.

    FSC is not up to par with the EPL or French league 1 games as before. SETANTA SPORTS will be a big hit on Dish Network...

    Lets get the ball rolling...Pass the word.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2006 #69 of 232
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    I received the following from the Dish head of programming department a couple of days ago:
    This is good to hear, because it means that Dish actually do have some understanding of the EPL programming itself, and sounds like both sides actually do want to conclude a deal.

    That said, it may take a little while even after there is an "agreement", simply because it is a new channel, there are questions of "which satellite", legal contract issues, finance issues, uplink method, etc. etc.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2006 #70 of 232
    obrienaj

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    This is good news, who is this person?
     
  11. Aug 22, 2006 #71 of 232
    SummitAdvantageRetailer

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    Eric Sahl, right? I guess he's into EPL, also. Only if his fav. team is Man. Utd. also, he'll know that he's missing out on their games so far.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2006 #72 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Thanks Ken, sounds more promising at least, although I'm a bit confused as to what they are talking about. Are DISH trying to negotiate a different deal to what D* have? Does anyone have a handle on what the sticking points are?:confused:
     
  13. Aug 22, 2006 #73 of 232
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    Let's all sing from the terraces:

    Come on Charlie, Come on Charlie, Come on Charlie...
     
  14. Aug 22, 2006 #74 of 232
    kable3nupe

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    You are not the only one... i've been sending massive emails to dish network about this subject. I finally spoke to someone from setanta sports and they told me whenever i send an email to dish to cc setanta sports on it (sschannel@setanta.com). So lets get this movement going...


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  15. Aug 22, 2006 #75 of 232
    julesism

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    NICE! :hurah:
    I guess we can keep the chants polite for the time being ;)
     
  16. Aug 22, 2006 #76 of 232
    Chandu

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    Whatever they do, they better negotiate to include Setanta Extra as part of the deal as well. Otherwise, it's still advantage DirecTV as far as Setanta USA is concerned.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2006 #77 of 232
    kstuart

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    Someone posted this even more encouraging email interchange on another Forum:
    ( Since Setanta raises their subscription price to $15/month on September 15th, my hunch is that it will start on Dish on that date, which fits "a few more weeks".)
     
  18. Aug 25, 2006 #78 of 232
    obrienaj

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    This would be great, I can handle the wait until mid-September. I notice now that Fox SPorts World Report at 10 PM does not even show goal highlights from games that Setanta has rights to. So, did not get to see Man U's three goals against Charlton :mad:
     
  19. Aug 25, 2006 #79 of 232
    PBowie

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    I was going to go over to Direct on Sep1 but that reply from Dish made me a bit hopeful so im gonna give them until Oct 1.
    If no Setanta by then im heading over to >>>>>Direct TV

    I still may go over anyways because Murdoch owns Direct and also Sky uk, and I would hope one day to get more British TV channels.
     
  20. Aug 25, 2006 #80 of 232
    co_gooner

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    I e-mailed Setanta and asked if they could tell me what the sticking points in the negotiations were and got the following response:

    "I honestly don't know what the sticking points are with Dish. I believe that we should know by the middle of Sept if the deal is a go or not. Sorry to leave you hanging, but that is as specific as I can be!"

    Sounds as if D Day could be the 15th!!! Keep those fingers crossed!
     
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