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Peachtree TV Braves games channel 651

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dstout, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. jerrylove56

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    I don't know if this is a hopeless cause but with the new RSN's being added by directv, I was wondering why Atl Braves fans have been relegated to the outfield in regards to HD programming.

    When Foxsports does not carry braves games the broadcast is demoted to Atlanta’s Peachtree channel. The unfortunate part of this arrangement is that Peachtree (Old channel 17) is not carried in HD by Direct. Also we only get the “non-commercial” feed of the game. (In between innings no sound but fans in stadium)

    Are other baseball fans relegated to the “minors” like this? Viewers in Atlanta get the HD feed of games but those in the S.E. on directv only get the SD version. With all the part-time RSN’s available on Direct seems small potatoes to give S.E. braves fans a bone.
     
  2. Dan9

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    I don't know why D* would cut off that feed in HD, cause I live in the Texas Rangers territory, and I get the games on Friday night on TXA21 in HD on 675-1??
     
  3. Nick

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    Have you complained to Directv?
     
  4. prospect60

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    Insufferable is a nice way to put it. Not quite up to the Wimpy and Hawk garbage for the White Sox, but it's pretty close.
     
  5. jerrylove56

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    Are other baseball fans relegated to the “minors” like this? With all the part-time RSN’s available on Direct seems small potatoes to give S.E. braves fans a bone.
     
  6. sigma1914

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    Maybe the station owner says no.
     
  7. jerrylove56

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    Same here but only 4-hours away in Ala. and available locally
     
  8. tonyd79

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    inDemand HD stinks on a stick. Very few games and from what I saw, they lean toward Yankees, Red Sox, etc.

    No matter what complaining you get about DirecTV EI, it is because we are spoiled.

    When there is a lack of games from a team or HD from a team on DirecTV, I pretty much blame the team. Geez, if DirecTV can get Phillies feeds in HD, they can get ANYONE.
     
  9. tonyd79

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    Peachtree is NOT an RSN. It is a local OTA channel. Getting the games at all is above normal. Why there is not HD, no idea. Could be a technical issue. Could be that Peachtree won't share it outside the local area. Could be the Braves. Could be DirecTV doesn't want to pay what it will take to put it on.
     
  10. Garyunc

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    I stayed at a hotel in Toronto CA last month and was shocked to find Peachtree TV as one of the channels available at this hotel and the Braves games were not blacked out on this channel.

    So is it really "just" a local channel? If it is then how did this hotel pick it up? I am 100% sure that it was not just showing the Braves games...
     
  11. Coca Cola Kid

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    Peachtree is available in Canada instead of TBS. Goes back to the superstation days, the cable TBS never was available in Canada. Same thing happens with WGN, they get the Chicago version instead of the cable one.
     
  12. Jestr40

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    In Augusta GA, I can get it for Braves games only...it is shown on CSS in SD and on a stand alone HD channel dedicated to only Peachtree Braves games. However only SD on D*.
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Trying to figure out the mishmash of US and Canadian TV that makes up Canadian TV will make you dizzy. I think it is the leading reason why Canadians end sentences with "eh?" They are confused by primetime! ;)
     
  14. JoeTheDragon

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    also Chicago HD feed gets uses for NHL CI, NBA LP, MLB EI as well.
     
  15. Tom Servo

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    I'm with you on getting HD but I really enjoy the breaks with no commercials. It adds to the experience. :)
     
  16. sdicomp

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    .....to no avail!
     
  17. jerrylove56

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    Liberty is a strange corporation. They own 100% of the Braves who play on Peachtree Tv which is owned by Time Warner which Liberty has a minority interest in. They are carried by Directv which is owned by you guessed right Liberty Media. Sure seems like they would work hard to make the Braves broadcast in sterling HD.

    Not only that, Liberty removed XM Radio from Directv. Guess who owns stock in XM Radio, Liberty Media. Strange how they do business.
     
  18. ccrowe3

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    It is pretty lame to not have the Braves in HD when I'm getting every other team in HD with Extra Innings. I love DirecTV and their awesome version of extra Innings, but it gets frustrating knowing that just over a month ago the Peachtree games were in HD on Comcast. That was through CSS. I wonder if Comcast has a hand in this.
     
  19. ms1960

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    I thought the new ruling the fcc made where comcast had to make their broadcast available at a fair price to direct and dish? I was hoping they would pickup css so the games would be in hd.
     
  20. bamaweather

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    CSS doesn't produce the broadcast, though. That's just the channel Charter and Comcast use to deliver the Peachtree TV games to their customers. I don't believe this particular issue has anything to do with CSS.
     

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