Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kb24sd, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I doubt they have the rights to do that. I think contracts may be set up very differently for OTA channels than they are for RSNs.
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    EH, I will give them a year. They likely want to start slower, and wait till they have a more rounded out schedule before they go adding in full sports news segments.

    Also, don't forget, I think FOX is really heading towards their own national fox sports channel, so they have been working towards nightly sports news shows for ages. I don't think that concept has even crossed TWC mind.
  3. kenkraly2004

    kenkraly2004 AllStar

    Mar 14, 2010
    Agreed. With CBS , and NBC and the major sports leagues having their own national sports networks I would not be too surprised soon if Fox Sports gets their own national sports network for their sports talk shows and maybe games as well.
  4. TJNash

    TJNash AllStar

    Jun 5, 2012
    San Diego
    Consensus seems to be that Speed will be flipped to Fox Sports 1 in 2013. Fuel and FSC may become Fox Sports 2 and 3.
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Usually competition is good, but this might actually drive prices up for us unfortunatly...
  6. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Sorry. Not even a show with scores and highlights? This is a myopic launch. Not a word that wasn't Galaxy or lakers so far. That's very poor
  7. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    Not that I really care anymore...but...some facts would be a nice contribution vs. half ass opinion...
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Not half ass opinion. It's been discussed many times before in several markets. It's very rare you ever see a over the air channel on any of the league passes, except of course Sunday ticket. The nature of how they get the signals, and having to push them to a conus beam just for certain times, having the space available, and of course contracts for anything always come into play. There is no way they could do that without permission.
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    And about the time that consensus started, Speed changed their logo to "FOX Sports SPEED". Getting the FOX Sports brand closer to the forefront.
  10. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    Will there be much of a FSC in a year? They recently lost out on EPL to NBCSN...not looking good over at FOX Sports.

    How about fuel, change to FOX Fuel?:)
  11. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    New York has YES, LA has TWCSN! I love it! Sure doesn't hurt being a long time Laker fan. Not quite sure why people are sore that TWCSN only has Lakers or Galaxy. Head scratcher? A storied franchise like the Lakers should, and now has a channel that is wall to wall Lakers.

    As a fledgling network, they are doing a great job thus far (IMHO). For me it's 1000 times better than FOX Sports West! The pq alone is incredible.
  12. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    I know CSN Philly is highly coveted. Is it because they cater to the fans like TWCSN?
  13. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Everyone enjoying the game? :D
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Not able to see it in SF. Looked in earlier and PQ was sharp.
    What are rules regarding viewing here? I have, I thought, every sports package but NBA ticket or whatever it's called.
  15. desulliv

    desulliv AllStar

    Aug 9, 2007
    You're not in the LA Market. You only get out-of-market games with NBA League Pass.
  16. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    i see what you mean with miller. btw, was he ever a head coach? from the graphics the network shows, it seems his claim to fame was being an assistant.
  17. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    I sure did! :D

    The video quality on TWCSN is spot on. One of the better channels. The contrast ratio is awesome.
  18. jftimmers

    jftimmers New Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    I don't really care much about the Lakers, although I'm sure I'll watch once or twice because I'd rather watch sports than some stupid sitcom and without the NHL, there aren't many winter options.

    But what I'm really glad about is that since we're all paying for this channel, that I'm actually getting this channel in Fresno County! Now I get broadcasts for three NBA teams (Lakers, Kings and Warriors). :)

    Maybe it's time to start watching the NBA again. I kind of lost interest during the 90s.
  19. HGuardian

    HGuardian Godfather

    Aug 9, 2010
    I'm getting a replay of the Suns at Lakers game right now in the clear. I'm not even close to being in the Laker market.

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