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

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  1. Sep 9, 2006 #101 of 232
    mruk69

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    Lets email ceo@dishnetwork.com and tell him to tell us one way or another. Let him know if he is not going to have it then we will sub to DTV.

    Also, I hope if they do get the channel is to have a al-a-carte soccer packeage with Setants USA, FSC and GOLTV.

    I am sick and tired of Dish's game, I have had my VIP211 replaced twice and still is giving me problems. The last one was supposed to be from a new batch. Still giving problems with no sound, called them and they said they don't have new batches and are aware of the problems and will no longer be exchanging the 211's.
    So I am already really pissed.
     
  2. PBowie

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    Charlie Chat tonight !!

    lets bombard him with emials and phone calls
    at least one of us must get through !!!
     
  3. kstuart

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    A channel can be announced without making it available that same day.

    In fact, many channels are announced with the availability date ("Call after September 24th to subscribe.")

    What is the point of that ?

    The head of the programming Dept at Dish has said that they want to add Setanta.

    Why not "bombard" Setanta with emails and phone calls instead ??
     
  4. PBowie

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    I actually got through on the phone last night, they passed me around to about 3-4 different people-all the the while I was hoping to get to talk to chaz

    then the last person (didnt get his name) said the lines were all busy and what was my
    question, so I asked anout Setanta, told him theres no EPL package and that there's a lot of us that wants the PPV channel.
    he told me and i Quote "it should be on in about 4 weeks"

    now Im not going to hold my breath - either he just wanted to get me off the phone or
    was telling the truth-time will tell my friends ....
     
  5. johnstred

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    This statement from the Charlie Chat spells little good news for Setanta:

    "Process on all new channels:
    Does the channel fit the needs of our customers?
    Do we have capacity on our satellites?
    Can we strike a fair deal?

    NFL Network and Oxygen were heavily requested and added this year. Demand is not as high for any other channel."
     
  6. PBowie

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    I would think that
    1:Does the channel fit the needs of our customers?--Yes ! we are asking for it ! its a PPV channel therefore not everyone is forced to buy it.
    2: Do we have capacity on our satellites? -Yes again !! if they got room for all those
    music channels that I never listen to, all the religious channels I never watch and all the
    shopping channels I never watch and all the spanish channels I never watch I think they got room for Setanta.
    3: Can we strike a fair deal? - of course ! if direct tv can -so can Dish !

    thems just my opinions....
     
  7. mruk69

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    Here is the response I received from the email i sent to Charlie Chat.

    C&P
    With regard to your other concern, specific information regarding your request for Setanta Sports channel is not currently available. We would like to add that channel, to make viewers like you happy, but we do not know if or when this will happen. We will gladly forward your request to our Programming Department for further consideration.
    End C&P
     
  8. julesism

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    Well, I reckon it's time to renew my friendship with Dave.... I hope he's forgotten about me leaving him for Charlie 5 years ago! :hurah:
     
  9. Chandu

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    There is no need to leave one for another. It is possible to accomodate both platforms, keeping one in near a-la-carte mode without having to shell out a fortune. Just ask me. Dropping DISH to get Setanta would deprive you from the ability to access ESPN Deportes and World Sport HD. Today, I'm able to watch 5 Champions League matches - 1 from ESPN2, 2 from ESPN Deportes and 2 from Setanta USA because I didn't make an incorrect assumption that having DISH precludes you from getting DirecTV. And it doesn't cost a fortune, seriously.
     
  10. Chandu

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    Or in other words, you wouldn't be able to experience something like this if you only stuck to one platform out of DISH or DirecTV:

    http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/9445/champsleague003qr0.jpg

    I intend to take more screenshots in the future with beautiful World Sport HD (which is exclusive to DISH) and Setanta to emphasize my point.
     
  11. fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    Good grief son!
     
  12. julesism

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    lolz! nice.
    I'm prolly just gonna try the DirecTV basic pack you mentioned on bigsoccer + setanta using old equipt. of mine. That way I'll be month-to-month and hang on to Dish for now.
     
  13. mruk69

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    Chandibhai, you have a lot of time on your hands. LOL:D
     
  14. kstuart

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    Where does the second ESPN Deportes channel come from with a different match ? :confused:

    PS Good match right now on ESPN2 - ManU vs Celtic .
     
  15. Chandu

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    No. Exactly opposite. I have very little time on my hands. That's exactly the motivation behind this insanity.

    Think about it. In 2 hours, I'm able to watch 8 hours worth of content and have time leftover for family to watch whatever they want to watch. 6 hours out of the day saved, eh?
     
  16. Chandu

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    That's where the dual tuner ViP 622 comes in handy. I recorded both of them matches sequentially, but started playing in parallel few minutes after the 2nd match started recording. Believe me, this technology is incredibly efficient and a great time saver.
     
  17. fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    I asked the Gaffer over at EPLtalk to get in touch with his contact at Setanta regarding this and if anything is new. I won't put the guy's name here, but he said:

    Isn't that just a big contradiction in terms?
     
  18. poopoo

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    Who said that? Someone from Setanta, DishNet or just some random bloke?

    Cheers
     
  19. fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    Setanta
     
  20. obrienaj

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    OK, I'll give Charlie a million bucks if he can sign tonight and get Setanta up and running for the Man U match this weekend.
     
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