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Sports Channels/Networks not offered by DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by joshadam84, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. May 8, 2013 #161 of 170
    tonyd79

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    Sorry, nope. Three games every other year is not going to be a big bump in money. They are foolish if they think so. And they haven't been paying attention to a changing sports landscape. Ask the Houston Astros. Ask the PAC 12. Ask the Longhorn Network.

    But that would not fit with you sky is falling routine about sports.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 #162 of 170
    Carolina

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    D* did another wonderful job on the French Open, but now coverage is being spread out over many channels. And one of those channels is ESPN3. Since DirecTV has long been the leader in Sports coverage why don't they have ESPN3?
     
  3. Jun 3, 2013 #163 of 170
    noahproblem

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    1) ESPN3 (a/k/a Watch ESPN) is online only (if your ISP has a contract with ESPN you can watch on your computer).

    2) The rights to watch ESPN3 on phones/tablets probably won't be made available to D* subscribers until the next carriage contract is negotiated (maybe).
     
  4. Jun 3, 2013 #164 of 170
    JoeTheDragon

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    There is some limited epsn3 stuff that is on some cable systems maybe directv can get the same feeds with the next contract.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2013 #165 of 170
    oklahoma258

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    If Directv added the Pac-12 Network, the Longhorn Network, CSS, and CST along with ESPN Gameplan in HD, I would love them forever and never change providers!
     
  6. Jun 3, 2013 #166 of 170
    KyL416

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    It's up to ESPN to offer the package in HD before any provider can. Unlike packages like Center Ice, Extra Innings, Direct Kick, and League Pass where the packages are created by the provider via whatever feeds they have access to, ESPN's packages come directly from ESPN PPV.

    As of now ESPN is still using 6 SD only ESPN PPV channels to distribute Game Plan and Full Court to cable and satellite providers. To make it easier to order individual games by remote, DirecTV puts each game on their own channel, which is why some later games are joined in progress despite having their own channel slot on DirecTV.

    Local channels and RSNs that carry the same games in HD come from ESPN's syndication arm ESPN Plus using wild feeds, unfortunately ESPN does not make these feeds available to providers for Game Plan and Full Court.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2013 #167 of 170
    tmmycasanova

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    I know the demand probably can't justify it since it is localized to serving one small state, but I sure wish they had Cox Louisiana as that's where i'm from originally.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2013 #168 of 170
    JoeTheDragon

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    Directv try to get the right to remap / pull in wild feed in HD and espn backed down I think they did not want to piss off the cable co's.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2013 #169 of 170
    AMike

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    One thing to keep in mind is that WatchESPN and ESPN3 are not necessarily one in the same. ESPN3 content is generally internet specific content through contracted ISPs. WatchESPN is for subscribers that have ESPN video subscriptions through every major provider except D* and E* and includes live video of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2013 #170 of 170
    DawgLink

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    One thing to keep in mind is that WatchESPN and ESPN3 are not necessarily one in the same. ESPN3 content is generally internet specific content through contracted ISPs. WatchESPN is for subscribers that have ESPN video subscriptions through every major provider except D* and E* and includes live video of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.
    Time for them ALL to add AirPlay
     

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