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  1. Sep 4, 2007 #461 of 572
    nmetro

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    439 TEMP ADDED TO Tp 19 on EchoStar 8 at 110w MPEG2 SD

    9853 TST76 MPEG2 SD REMOVED FROM Tp 19 on EchoStar 8 at 110w

    Let the speculation begin. Is it YES or BTN?
     
  2. Sep 4, 2007 #462 of 572
    Codeman00

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    Interesting....
     
  3. Sep 4, 2007 #463 of 572
    terfmop

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    I have no idea ....can someone translate or me
     
  4. Sep 4, 2007 #464 of 572
    nmetro

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    Channel 439 is in the range of Regional Sports Networks. Before DISH activates a channel, it is uplinked as a test feed. Once they have completed an agreement with a new provider, the channel is activated for subscribers.

    So, in this case, it is possible that DISH is activating a new RSN or BTN.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2007 #465 of 572
    Aransay

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    btn itymsut be
    ofcurse i repfer yes or teh rother regionals but it semto be big ten
     
  6. Sep 4, 2007 #466 of 572
    angiecopus

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    We can only hope.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2007 #467 of 572
    JaguarJoJo

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    There are five Big Ten games being carried Saturday at Noon on the BTN--does that sound like the BTN is a single channel? It is at least five SD channels, plus whatever HD ones are included. You can forget about getting the BTN this year. I'll give them this year because I am heavily invested in Dish, but come next year, no BTN means hasta lavista to Dish from this user.

    JoJo
     
  8. Sep 4, 2007 #468 of 572
    brunnegd

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    As I understand it, Fox owns part of Direct TV, as well as a financial stake in BTN. As a marketing ploy, Fox may be able to force Dish to pay the full $1.10 to carry BTN, which they are reluctant to do. As it is an additional cost to add to the basic level of stations. And could force a rate increase. All designed by Fox and Direct to pull members from Dish to Direct in the midwest. It would be interesting to know how much the Columbus area cable paid at the last minute to carry the 9/1 OSU game.
    I am doubtful that Dish will carry BTN this year.:nono2:
     
  9. Sep 4, 2007 #469 of 572
    nmetro

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    According to The Columbus Dispatch, Insight Communications paid $1.10/subscriber. Warner and Wow! have yet to come to terms, as of today.

    Let's hope DISH will activate BTN on 439 before this Saturday's games.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2007 #470 of 572
    nmetro

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    It could be possible to test the main channel, but activate addition feeds in the Sports PPV or ALT channels, when BTN is active.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2007 #471 of 572
    Lord Vader

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    They used to. Murdoch wanted out so he sold to the folks at Liberty.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2007 #472 of 572
    James Long

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    Last I checked the sale was not yet complete.

    Back to the BTN ...
     
  13. Sep 5, 2007 #473 of 572
    angiecopus

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    Well at least espn will carry the ohio state-washington game on the 15th if that makes any ohio state fans feel better.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2007 #474 of 572
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    439 TEMP ADDED TO Tp 19 on EchoStar 8 at 110w MPEG2 SD


    codfnirmed to eb big ten entork
     
  15. Sep 5, 2007 #475 of 572
    M. Campbell

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    Confirmed where and by who? Just curious.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2007 #476 of 572
    FTA Michael

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    In another thread, Aransay said a friend told him about it. If I read it correctly. :D
     
  17. Sep 5, 2007 #477 of 572
    Aransay

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    yes
     
  18. Sep 5, 2007 #478 of 572
    tsduke

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    How is this friend in the "know"?
     
  19. Sep 5, 2007 #479 of 572
    M. Campbell

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    Okay, I just read that. I am doubting the information without any background.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2007 #480 of 572
    James Long

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    I'm remembering how long Logo and other channels have been uplinked and never seen a subscriber's screen. How long did it take to add Oxygen? Where is "InHD"? (Now renamed, but not on satellite.)

    Uplinked does not guarantee carriage. E*'s just playing with their receivers and transponders "just in case" there is a deal. It makes it easier to say "we can have you on our system tonight" at the negotiating table. But there is no guarantee "tonight" will ever come.
     
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