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NBA League Pass on DISH!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by siwsiw, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Slamminc11

    Slamminc11 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    There's games on there right now
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I agree with the millions of people who could care less about specialty sports packages ... including the estimated four million DISH subscribers who don't even subscribe to a package that includes their own regional sports network.

    I don't like seeing DISH lose any programming, so I hope that NBA league pass becomes available and this thread becomes just a misunderstanding. But I'm not going to miss the package as I am one of the millions who would never subscribe to it.
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Yeah... let me add onto what James just said... I do hate to see Dish lose something like NBA League Pass or the MLB Extra Innings.. and I think it is sad that they do not have access to Sunday Ticket at all.

    I wish these packages were available to anyone who wanted them... I'm just not one who does. Now (I hope no one gets any ideas) IF playoff games for NBA or NFL were on "league pass" packages only, then I'd switch sides... but I pretty much get to see my local teams each week and a good sampling of the rest + the marquee matchups tend to be on the public channels because the respective sports want to advertise their product... so while I do miss some awesome games from time to time (as seen later via highlight reel), the overall cost has never been something I looked at and thought would be worth it. For some folks I know it is... so for them I wish they didn't have to choose between Dish vs DirecTV vs cable just because of the package not being there.
  4. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    The problem is, they are behind Direct in the local market coverage as well, in both the number of channels offered in each market and the total number of markets.

    What I think is happening is each provider is defining their own niche instead of directly competing over each other with exactly the same offerings. This is the direction both providers need to head. This may, in the long run, be a good thing for Dish.

    The niche Dish seems to be grabbing, and where they have the advantage over Direct, is with low priced packages, unique packages such as the HD only packages (which is a great idea), and in the movie/premium realm. This is a market that is just as large or larger than the sports market. They are just now starting to advertise and focus on this market. I would be willing to be that in a few quarter you will see this focus finally take effect.
  5. aaronbud

    aaronbud Legend

    Nov 3, 2006
    At least is seems that way. By putting the weekends games up, that buys them time until Monday night to get a deal........
  6. Supershooters

    Supershooters Cool Member

    Mar 11, 2007

    Gee I wonder why. ....GEEK!
  7. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    There are no NBA League Pass HD games in the EPG today. Should be a couple on NBA TV HD.
    There is a full slate of SD games, although, it seems like they need a couple more channels to get all of the games.
    DIRECTV has 8 HD Games in addition to the NBA TV HD pair.

    There are lots of College Football HD feeds and perhaps a few NHL HD games.

    One Big Ten ALT in use today.

    Seems like I saw a HD NBA game on FSOhio. That game is apparently not in HD on NBA League Pass on DIRECTV, either.

    Apparently some Commercial Sports Event in SD, also.

    Today set a new record for Sports channels alignments. There were 43 moves this morning.
  8. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    And, your point is ???
  9. drtrinh

    drtrinh New Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    I tried to get the NBA League Pass this morning without any luck. The CSR had no idea when, or if ever, they would make it available. What I don't understand is why have it on the guide to call and order it, if it's not available. It's also advertised on the NBA.com website as available on Direct, Dish, and your local cable companies. Can we sue somebody for false advertising?
  10. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Seems to be still in Free Preview.
  11. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    If you can prove damages.
  12. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    A stab at trying to prove intent (to deceive) might seem important. :lol:
  13. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    That would place our political system in jeopardy. :)
  14. aaronbud

    aaronbud Legend

    Nov 3, 2006
    no games on the guide today, wonder if they are going to get this settled soon?
  15. jessealan

    jessealan Cool Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    I just got a responce saying they will get it for sure and there will be a early bird discount. this was through the on line chat.
  16. Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    Yes, but only the SD feeds for all but the one game carried on the HD NBA network (and there was no EPG listing for that game, it just showed up when I tuned to the channel).
  17. blazer fan

    blazer fan New Member

    Nov 3, 2008

    Which chat? Who said this? Every csr I have spoken to, along with the NBA and the cancellation dept at dish has told me it is anything but a sure thing, and they know nothing.

    Either you aren't being honest, or the person telling you this isn't being honest.
  18. E91

    E91 Godfather

    Oct 7, 2008

    I seriously doubt the above poster was being dishonest.

    Dish CSRs aren't exactly consistent when you call in with a question. You tend to get a different story each time - which is also true of D* too, btw.
  19. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    I think you have tp look at 402 to tell what is on 560. Seems like they don't want anyone to know what is really on 560.
    They did SD moves this morning for the games, but they are not in the EPG.

    Cavaliers at Mavericks is on NBA TV tonight.

    DIRECTV has 4 other games scheduled. Couple of HD.
    DIRECTV is still showing Free Preview.
  20. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008
    I noticed that the NBA League Pass page has been removed from the dish website again.

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