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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by nmetro, Jun 14, 2007.
Any indication which satellite this is going to be on? I sure hope it ain't 129!
Whoops, Anyway, so it would only be 10 bucks a month if folks outside the BTN region did not have AT 100+ or higher, just 5 if you have the RSN's in your area.
Thanks. That reply was too quick to allow me to edit my question. Is the HD version going to be there as well?
DISH Network will broadcast two games in high-definition Saturday on Channel 9467, including Akron @ Ohio State (12:00 p.m. ET) and Syracuse @ Iowa (8:00 p.m. ET), and officially launch the HD simulcast of the Big Ten Network the following week.
<<<<<<<<<<<< egg on face! :eek2:
My question concerned the satellite that the HD feed will be on.
9467 is on 110° ... no word yet on where the permanent BTN HD 24/7 channel will be next week (likely 61.5°/129°).
FYI: AT100 Plus
BTN isn't listed yet.
What 8 states are considered Big Ten country?
IA, MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, and PA
hmmmm. i have the big ten network on channel 439 on my dish network.
Until 2008 it is available to everyone with AT100 (or above).
FSN Ohio and other Northern Ohio RSNs are on 129 so I can't believe they'd put BTN on 61.5 exclusively, but I guess stranger things have happened.
Glad I have D* (since I live in Missouri). Seems rather restrictive to me.....
Most RSNs are restrictive. There is no guarantee that D* won't be dropping BTN out of Choice next year as well. Successfully placing the channel as an RSN sets a precedent.
BTN has stated that they wanted to be on the basic cable level within the eight states. E* will be placing them (after the introductory period) at the same level as other RSNs in the eight states. If D* treats BTN as an RSN they will remain available in Choice but only within the eight states.
Those that happen to be outside the eight state area will have to do as they do for any other out of market RSN ... subscribe to the Sports Pack and hope their favorite games are not blacked out. The only difference being that E* charges $5.99 for their sports pack and D* charges $12 for theirs.
At today's prices it would cost the E* viewer a minimum $34.99 in market and $40.98 out of market (also including all other RSNs - subject to blackout). It would cost the D* viewer $49.99 in market and $61.99 out of market. With today's placement the viewer cost is $29.99 for E* and $49.99 for D* (current new subscriber rates before introductory offers).
so what happens after 2008? what package?
Yeah, like putting Fox Sports Southwest on 129 where a good portion of south Texas can't get it with Dish-provided equipment.
What is the footprint of 61.5? I don't see it on EKB.
You have to remember that D* does not compete in the 29.99 market and has
left all those subs to Dish. Also, D* has not made an announcement that
BTN will be treated as an RSN. The comparison should be in the markets where
D* competes with E*.
If you want HD and locals, the cost for E* is $59.99 and $59.98 for D*.
If you go for E* AEP and are out of the eight state area with HD and locals,
the cost is $120.98, and with D*, the cost for premier and HD is $109.98.
Lots of supposition there. I'd say anything is possible, but if D* lauched and promoted the BTN as nationally available with no mention that they intended to do something similar to E*, they would have major problems with all the disgruntled customers. Has there ever been a similar case of a channel moving from nationally availble to inclusion on a RSN package? I can't think of one.
Also, it is in the BTN's best interest to have as much coverage as possible to help with recruiting and to promote their agendas. I don't think they intended to put a bubble around the eight state area and only show their product there and no where else in the country. I don't see a day when they move the BTN from where it is now.
Not sure what they are planning on doing but its on in NY at the moment.
Ps: Okay now see mention that it will be available for this year in all states. What is the plan after that? Optional package for others states? Include in the extra all RSN package?