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ESPN Classic part of Choice Xtra?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rob Dawn, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 #1 of 77
    Rob Dawn

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    Depending on where you look on DirecTV.com, some places say ESPN Classic is part of the Choice Xtra packages and other places don't.

    So does anyone know for sure if ESPN Classic is part of the Choice Xtra package?

    I want to get ESPN Classic for September to see the US World Cup qualifiers that for some reason are not being shown on one of their HD channels!! :mad:
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 #2 of 77
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    ESPN Classic should be a part of the sports pack now.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 #3 of 77
    dishrich

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    Well I am STILL getting it on TC+ W/OUT the SP...but it was supposed to go to SP subs only.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 #4 of 77
    JoeTheDragon

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    I still get it as well. may be it will move packs it and when the # changes.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 #5 of 77
    sobal

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    Is it because we're grandfathered for ESPN Classic since we had it with Choice Xtra before it moved to Sports Pack?
     
  6. Sep 3, 2009 #6 of 77
    Coca Cola Kid

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    They're going to move it to the Sports Pack the same day they add ESPNU HD. The current new carriage agreement is only half over:

    1. Move ESPNU to Choice (done July 1)

    2. Add ESPNU HD and move ESPN Classic to Sports Pack by March 31, 2010 (not done)

    http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=385070

    Or maybe they realized ESPN Classic is crap and it belongs on Choice.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2009 #7 of 77
    JoeTheDragon

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    even when the full agreement is done will people still be grandfathered as well?
     
  8. Sep 3, 2009 #8 of 77
    dmurphy

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    That SUCKS!

    I love ESPN Classic ... Lots of old fights, Wide World of Sports, and of course American Gladiator ...

    It's a great channel - I'd actually consider dropping the HD Pack and adding the Sports Pack if that's what it took to keep it.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    I don't know, ask DirecTV
     
  10. Satelliteracer

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    It's part of Sports Pack, not Choice XTRA. It will be resolved tomorrow
     
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    What about ESPNU HD, when's that coming?
     
  12. Coca Cola Kid

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    Wrong! Its still coming in for me and I don't have Sports Pack. Geez I thought you were never wrong.
     
  13. JoeTheDragon

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    I think the need to swap the channle # of U and Classic before they move Classic to sports pack.
     
  14. Rob Dawn

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    So what do you have against Satelliteracer?!
    I've seen you go after him in 2 threads now.
    Or is that just the way you treat everybody?
     
  15. hanz_erichson

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    I lost ESPN Classic today. The message "Upgrade package is required" shows up on the screen. I have the old "Total Choice" package and was receiving the channel up until today.
     
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    Ditto
     
  17. dorfd1

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    I still get classic with choice extra.

    Time for me to unplug my receiver in hopes that it will not get the deauthorization.
     
  18. Coca Cola Kid

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    Well everyone worships him like a God that knows all of DirecTV's secrets and all he does is posts false info. I don't treat everyone like that, just people that lie and spread false rumors.

    ESPN Classic is still coming in for me and I don't have Sports Pack. Maybe they think I'm special but they haven't moved it yet as far as I can tell.
     
  19. Satelliteracer

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    Sigh. There is a Choice XTRA free trial going on this week and some customers received ESPN Classic as part of that free trial authorization. That was resolved yesterday as confirmed by some of the posters here that have confirmed it is no longer authorized. If you are still receiving it, then you should be happy.
     
  20. Satelliteracer

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    Who ever said I was never wrong? Certainly not me, my wife can confirm that as well. :D
     

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