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FXX - which channel package?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LawHawk, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Aug 19, 2013 #41 of 128
    thelucky1

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    From www.getfxx.com

    Great news!

    Starting September 2nd, FXX will be available through DIRECTV on channel 619 and channel 619 HD.




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  2. Aug 19, 2013 #42 of 128
    tonyd79

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    Channel makes no sense.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 #43 of 128
    thelucky1

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    Channel makes no sense.


    Yep I agree, I hope it's true Directv is going to have it on launch (rebrand) but that channel number can't be correct!


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  4. Aug 19, 2013 #44 of 128
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    Well as we have seen over the past month there have been a lot of channel changes that haven't made sense.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2013 #45 of 128
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    Yeah I just went to that site from Facebook and then came here to see if it was being talked about. that is a VERY strange place to put that channel. It is basically all by itself in the 600s while all the other similar stuff is in the mid 200s still. very odd.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2013 #46 of 128
    Laxguy

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  7. Aug 20, 2013 #47 of 128
    Jeffro

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    On Multichannelnews.com they have an article stateing that FXX will premire with 72 million subscribers. It also refers to the website getfxx.com. When you do DirecTV is says it will be on channel 619. I don't think that will actually be the channel number but at least DirecTV is getting it. They did not state what packages it will be in.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2013 #48 of 128
    HallOfPromise

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    FOX is rebranding Fox Soccer Channel to FXX, so it's not like they are "adding" a new channel. This makes it very easy for cable and satellite providers to carry the channel at launch if they already offer FSC. This is why on DTV it will tentatively be on channel 619. However, I don't think it will stay on this channel and will most likely be moved to somewhere in the 200's or 300's. FXX will most likely have a new channel at launch (with a banner above it for the HD DVR's out there) or soon after. No reason to move it anytime beforehand. You'd think they'd announce it somewhere in their newsletter or website by now unless they are still figuring out what channel to put it at.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2013 #49 of 128
    RunnerFL

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    Why does it have to? Once you set a Series Link you don't need to know the channel number much less care where it is.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2013 #50 of 128
    tonyd79

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    Yes, because no one ever peruses the guide to see what they want to watch. The only shows that are out there are the ones we already record. I was being foolish.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2013 #51 of 128
    RunnerFL

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    You do know that you can setup custom channels/guides right?
     
  12. Aug 21, 2013 #52 of 128
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  13. Aug 21, 2013 #53 of 128
    Mariah2014

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    Channel location just doesn't make any since when they won't have any sports programing on it.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2013 #54 of 128
    john262

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    I don't care what the channel number is as long as they carry it somewhere.
     
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  15. Aug 22, 2013 #55 of 128
    tonyd79

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    True. But I'm sure it will move. Lots of movement going on right now.
     
  16. Aug 22, 2013 #56 of 128
    RunnerFL

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    Exactly, it's just a channel number. I wouldn't care if it was channel number 1000000, I'd still watch it.
     
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  17. Aug 22, 2013 #57 of 128
    tonyd79

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    With a new receiver that can get that number, maybe.

    But to many, many customers, the channel position means something.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2013 #58 of 128
    Laxguy

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    Indeed. But you could also be sure that there'd be complaints about entering so many digits, etc. And then we'd have to suggest Quicktune, etc.! And then.....
    As mentioned, there are sea changes afoot wrt Guide placement.
     
  19. Aug 22, 2013 #59 of 128
    JohnBoy

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    FXX should be moved to channel 249 next to FX 248 and move ComedyHD to channel 250 and send that Mall shopping channel currently on 250 to the 9000's..
     
  20. Aug 22, 2013 #60 of 128
    tonyd79

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    Shopping channels are not going to be shunted away. They buy their time.
     

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