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

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by julesism, Jul 7, 2006.

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  1. Aug 31, 2006 #81 of 232
    Chandu

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    I got my Setanta setup, and keeping my DISH too. With World Sport HD and ESPN Deportes being exclusive to DISH (for now), I have no intention of leaving DISH. And I'm not missing a thing about English Premiership, Rugby Union, Australian Football from Setanta.

    I think I'll now have less and less time being on these boards complaining about why such and such doesn't have this channel, and instead busy just watching so much content.

    Anyway, there you go Charlie. You still haven't added Setanta, and my Setanta specific money is going to a competitor of yours, when it could have gone to you.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2006 #82 of 232
    dah_sab

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    So you got a DirecTV dish? Thought you might try ITVN.

    ExpressVu fills some of the Setanta gaps for me. If there's something I really want to see - well, torrents are a much more viable option for football than they were even a year ago. But if DISH doesn't do a deal soon w/Setanta I may be tempted to try ITVN.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2006 #83 of 232
    Chandu

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    I used to have Setanta subscription from GlobeCast. But I stopped it after hearing about DirecTV exclusive Setanta Xtra. Keeping the Ku-Band dish for random FTA stuff.

    I now have the cheapest possible DirecTV setup (and no, it's not as expensive as $30 a month) coupled with a-la-carte Setanta, and a dual tuner DVR. I got all I need for now.

    No, I never had intention of going to ITVN. Why would I possibly want that when I already had GlobeCast? ITVN picture quality is inferior to GlobeCast. And they don't have any DVR solution. (Not that GlobeCast did either, but it was possible to setup an inferior/hacked up recording setup with them. Which is another reason for me to dump them. I used to whine about their crappy receiver quite a lot.)

    I feel I have right now, one of the most cost-optimized and content-maximized solution.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2006 #84 of 232
    fsquid

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    Setanta to Dish might make me switch.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2006 #85 of 232
    PBowie

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    Get ready to hit Charlie with Phone calls and emails for Setanta !!

    Charlie Chat LIVE September 11 at 9 PM ET
     
  6. Sep 3, 2006 #86 of 232
    obrienaj

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    My bet is that his screeners will never allow your call to go to him.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2006 #87 of 232
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    Unless they have already finished the deal, in which case they will use the call as a way to announce it.
    Remember that we have confirmed that both Dish and Setanta want to have Setanta on Dish, so it is only a matter of working out the details.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2006 #88 of 232
    fsquid

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    check that, Setanta on DISH would make me call them up in a split second.
     
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    co_gooner

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    I e-mailed Eric Stahl over at DISH and got the following reply:

    Still talking, but no deal yet.

    Still talking about what???????? I asked him outright if this was actually going to happen this season and am still waiting for a reply!!!! I have a bad feeling about this - I think that Charlie boy is being his usual pig headed self. With the Champions League approaching fast, I hear Rupert calling, and I hate Rupert :mad:
     
  11. Sep 7, 2006 #91 of 232
    fsquid

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    There is a podcast over at epltalk.com with the head of programming for Setanta North America. Give it a listen. He talks about trying to get on DISH and he sounded like he expected them on it before the end of the calendar year.

    In fact, here is a link to the page: http://epltalk.libsyn.com/
     
  12. Sep 7, 2006 #92 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Thanks for the link, I listened to it a while a go, I still think that Charlie's pig headedness is gonna cause problems :(
     
  13. Sep 7, 2006 #93 of 232
    kstuart

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    That's ancient - way before any of the subsequent events in this thread.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2006 #94 of 232
    fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    my apologies, please forgive me.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2006 #95 of 232
    kstuart

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    Robert Huth announced in a Germany team press conference before the World Cup that he had agreed terms with Middlesbrough Football Club.

    The paperwork was not signed by Chelsea FC executives until after the August 31 midnight deadline, and they had to get the FA to make a special exception to allow the transfer.

    Contracting to have a television channel broadcast over satellite to subscribers, collect money, distribute it, etc. is far more complicated than transferring one player.

    Back in the 1870's, you bought a piece of land by putting a sack of gold on someone's table and shaking hands. In the 21st Century, everything seems to take f___ing forever, so get used to it.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2006 #96 of 232
    booger

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    If you've got broadband then you can get it now. Free set-top-box as well so you don't have to watch TV on your computer.

    ipcasters.tv
     
  17. Sep 7, 2006 #97 of 232
    co_gooner

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    I take your point, but hasn't Setanta USA been available since like May 2005 or something :confused:
     
  18. Sep 7, 2006 #98 of 232
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    Yes, but Dish has only been in negotiations since Setanta arranged to show the EPL matches.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2006 #99 of 232
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    No Setanta on the uplink reports. It's rare to see a channel uplinked and made available on the same day, let alone the usual 1 to 2 week wait for testing and what not.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2006 #100 of 232
    fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    I'm guessing that if Setanta is added it will be for $15 a month?
     
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