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French Open

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mocco71, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Mocco71

    Mocco71 Godfather

    Jan 13, 2007
    Not getting the French Open on NBC in Harrisburg, PA due to a telethon. They are airing it on an affiliate that is not available to Directv customers and has too weak of a signal to pick up via antenna. Does anyone think D* would grant access to the NBC NY Feed? I doubt it and really don't feel like calling and trying to explain the situation either.
  2. Kishore

    Kishore Mentor

    Feb 11, 2007
    Same thing happening in Tampa, FL. French Open is on TV-32 (local affiliate) in SD and telethon is going on NBC in HD.
  3. Mocco71

    Mocco71 Godfather

    Jan 13, 2007
    i would settle for an SD feed, but the channel isn't even offered to us by D* which is what ticks me off!
  4. quietmouse

    quietmouse Guest


    My local NBC-HD affiliate station was also doing some stupid fund-raising
    thing for sick children. They shifted the live French Open final to the
    subchannel on -2.... which isn't carried via satellite.

    During the fund-raising, the hosts keep saying:

    "good morning folks, if you're just tuning in now for the French Open
    finals, you're out of luck... but our children are in luck because you now have
    the chance to donate your money for a good cause! Grab your credit, debit
    or checkbook and call the number you see on the screen now... repeat, there's
    nothing wrong with your TEEVEE set... two men in shorts hitting a green ball or
    what you(pointing to a female host standing next to him) call the French Open
    FEE-NA-LAE in PAAH-REEEESE can be seen on our subchannel, but do not change
    the channel on your clicker until you've called and donated for this very worthy
    (just played it back again so I can write down the exact quote)

    Wow... what a way to anger tennis fans.... :( (just to clarify, I hate tennis...
    I only recorded it so my girlfriend can watch it... but now that it recorded hours
    of fund-raising cr*p, my girlfriend is blaming me.... guess it's the couch for
    me tonight :( ) Oh well... there's always the re-run on Tennis Channel in
    a few days.... :(

    What do French Open officials and NBC corporate have to say about what the
    local NBC station has done? (not to mention the advertisers of French Open)

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