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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Athlon646464, Jun 29, 2013.
I could be wrong but I think he switched to FIOS
Well if this actually happens its the only plus I can see coming from the AT&T purchase.
Great. More football is always better!
NIce! Hopefully they are correct.
Well its beyond a day or 2 -- its more like 4 already.
If it works like it does with some cable cos (like TWC locally) you only get the national channel but you can stream the sub-channels to your computer/phone.
With Dish, the National channel was received with specific packages. In order to receive all regional channels, there was an additional charge. Not sure if the same will happen with Directv and would hate to comment on such......"karma" has a way a way of biting you in your backside and making a liar out of you!!!
Now I can rest easy... Cougs on Saturday and Seahawks on Sunday.. Woot Woot!!!!
DISH has Pac-12 as a regular RSN ... just like CSN Chicago would be in "AT120+" or above in market and only in the Multi-Sports Pack out of market, Pac-12 and all of the alts are offered the same way. The "national" channel is available in market or nationally in Multi-Sports - the alts are offered with the national channel.
I suspect DirecTV will follow the same pattern but with BTN available nationally Pac-12 may also get national distribution in choice. I will be surprised if the regional Pac-12s are uplinked as discrete channels and not alts.
The grand plan when Pac-12 began was to have a common feed plus a regional feed for each market. I do not believe that they have come up with enough content to sustain that model. At times where all of the Pac-12 channels are showing the same content having separate feeds is unneeded.
In regards what channels will be offered by each provider is different:
Suddenlink offers both Pac12 Main channel and PAC 12 Bay Area in HD within their Nor Cal market. Comcast offers Pac12 Bay Area in HD and the Nat'l channel in SD only.
As for what is shown on the local versions, when a game is live all channels tend to carry it. The local channels offer game replays as well as some live second tier (dual meets) games ie water polo, some soccer, gymnastics etc. the big sports football men's/women's basketball, and volleyball seem to get a lot of live coverage nationally.
All offer full streaming access though I believe.
I don't understand why a new topic stating that this channel may be coming soon can't be started. Instead, we get to wade through a 88 page topic from 3 years ago.
It is easy enough to jump to the last page. When the channel is actually launched a new thread can be started.
(The new thread that was started had a misleading title as well as repeating information in this thread.)
Time Warner Cable in Simi Valley CA (sister has both DirecTV and TWC) is one of the few providers and locales that carries the full complement of PAC-12 network feeds:
The program listing for this provider can readily be found in a left-to-right program listing by time "grid" format clearly displaying what is broadcast on each respective feed on a given day and time / thus how much is duplicated across feeds.
The PAC-12 Network site does not provide this functionality, which I conclude is because they do not wish to make this obvious.
Not only is there a significant amount of duplicate programming across the feeds, the lack of programming results in broadcast repeats throughout the day, ex: on PAC-12 LA: UCLA vs usc Women's Volleyball will be (re)broadcast 12P-2P, 5P-7P, 10PM-12A, etc., similarly on PAC-12 SF the same is true for UCB vs STAN WVB...
If DirecTV does launch PAC-12, and does provide feeds additional to the primary, I suspect that it will be:
612: Primary (24/7)
612-1: Overflow FB (as required)
612-2: Overflow FB (as required)
612-#: Overflow FB (as required)
Primary (24/7) and the necessary number of sub-channel overflow only as needed.
Further, possibly some or all will be on spots rather than conus, and PAC-12 alums with dwellings east of the Mississippi as I may receive nothing at all.
I'm thinking Pac-12 Network will be national in package as are both Big Ten Network and SEC Network.
I can guarantee the alts would be on CONUS, not spots. Not only would that be different than how Directv handles alts for ANY sports channel (conference or RSN) it would be more expensive for them to deliver it that way as it would have to be on multiple spot beams - some of which may not have spare capacity they can just bring up for a few hours without degrading the locals they also carry.
You would be able to receive anything someone in Pac 12 country does, with the exception that if it isn't national carriage you might have to subscribe to the sports pack to get it. However, similar carriage to BTN/SECN seems more likely than not. That's what Pac 12 would want but Dish did it differently so no way to be sure.
Unless it ends up like how Longhorn is or the now defunct MTN network was with Choice in territory, Premiere/Sports Pack everywhere else.
U-Verse has it in the U200 package for LA and San Francisco, U300 for neighboring areas, and U450/Sports Pack everywhere else:
If they just took the deal they have with U-Verse, depending on how that contract was worded, it might end up being similar with Choice in market, Xtra rest of those states, Premiere/Sports Pack for the rest country.
It makes no sense for the Pac-12??? to carry so many channels. The few times I watched the programming it was the same on all channels. To me, it would have made sense to have maybe 2 channels. One dedicated to each division. (North/South) Most 24-hour channels seem to repeat programming. Seems like the schools could get away with just 1-channel and 1 overflow.