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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sticketfan, May 18, 2012.
I'm going with Antsy.
I'm cool.. No worries.. The D* mothership will make it happen..
Well my 1st and 3rd game are on ESPN, for WSU.. I'm still good as well. I'm thinking it will get done before the season starts, but not worries yet. I am anxious. GO COUGS!
Thank Mike Leach for the broadcast interest.
Mike Leach is the best thing since sliced Bread..
It's also only 11 AM on the east coast. They might test it later today or even tomorrow if they don't plan on launching it until the 30th.
The could launch it in test on Monday and push it to live on Wednesday. It's been done before.
To those saying they would switch if it wasn't here come football kick off.... have you scheduled your appointments for cable yet? (Or was it an idle threat in the hope someone at DirecTV would read it and be impressed.....)
I don't think any HD channel has been launched without it showing up as a test channel but I'd the rumors and logic are true that they are already testing the feed into directv side then the deliver to home side test could be shorter than usual.
I am still assuming that whatever we see will be HD. Or at the very least HD soon after launch (like Disney Jr).
Of course they could take that route. Launch SD quickly (no idea how long those tests take) then add HD in a week or two.
Best of luck to those who are fans of PAC 12 teams. Both to getting the channel and to making any decisions you feel you need to make.
Those of us who have less of an interest and have no choices just have to sit and watch.
Directv would be crazy to pass up the Pac 12 network and to provide access to the online content that Pac 12 Enterprises has made available only through traditional content providers.
Those of you who are planning to switch to Comcast... read this from the Pac12.org FAQ
In other words, currently, Comcast subscribers have no access to online archived content.
Directv is in a position to be able to provide access to Pac 12 digital content to its subscribers, through its authentication process. If the Pac12 intended to limit online access as a carrot for carrier agreements, being a Directv and Pac 12 fan, I hope it works. Although I think it stinks that the Pac 12 will not provide a subscription package for just online fans.
Willing to be that the providers who are signed on made that part of the contract. Some of them signed on at announcement last year. I will bet that the PAC 12 cannot provide off system service at this time.
One bad sign.... DirecTV used to answer most of my tweets with "We will have more info when the school year starts", and similar statements would be made to others asking about Pac12.
As of Monday however.... DirecTV has gone completely silent on PAC12 questions. Could also be a good sign, perhaps they KNOW it is so close they are just waiting till they can release positive news instead of having to say "at this moment.... blah blah".
Could also be a bad sign..... who knows.
I am holding out hope, there have been too many positive signs and someone at the Pac 12 is feeding info to Jon Wilner for him to release. Just because the channel ins't in testing today (for us to see) doesn't mean things are not being worked out. I don't know a lot about how satellite comunicaitons work. But I would imagine already having CSN Bay Area's info set up and the Pac 12 working out of those same offices a lot of the groundwork needed has already been set up because of the CSN BA/CA connection.
Interesting and disturbing part of social media. PAC 12 school officials (like ADs and SIDs) tweeting complaints about directv not having reached agreement. Not exactly professional while your conference is in talks.
As of 2 hrs ago still posting the same generic response on Facebook though. Maybe the Twitter guy is out for the day.
According to @WilnerHotline, Pac-12 Net should have DirecTV deal in place before the season.
Yes... and I just got this in an email from DTV
Interesting that they cite a possible update in September.
Ugh, that post about updating in September is not a good sign. It seems that DirecTV must really not want to add 7 full time channels and I have a feeling the Pac 12 will not back down on that. If this isn't in test by Monday, we're not getting the channel til after the first week of games or maybe not at all.
clearly, to me, Directv is playing hardball behind the scenes.
while everyone seems to have most favored nation type clauses, I nevertheless believe Directv is going to end up in a better deal than the others in the way it's all structured in the end.
If I am not mistaken, the first PAC 12 conference game is not until Sptember 15, and the better non-conference games are on other ESPN/ABC. I will bet DirecTV has it in time for USC at Stanford.
If you are strictly talking football, yes. Other sports, no.
I know, I know.... they don't count. Do they even exist in the eyes of football fans?