Sports Pack

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by JoeS, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. JoeS

    JoeS AllStar

    Jan 24, 2008
    First Post... go me.

    I had D* where I worked years back and since I've lived in apartments since, no D* for me.

    I want to get it really badly so I've been looking at the website to understand all the packages and pricing.

    One problem is that all I watch sports, so the $12 Sports Pack is a must. However it looks like to get all the non-sports pack sports (BTN, all the ESPN's, NFL Net, NHL Net, NBA TV...) I need to get the "Choice Extra" package for $54.99 (when discount runs out).

    I know its a long shot, but what if I get the simple Family Package and add Sports Pack (saving a ton of $$) will I get the channels listed above since I paid for nothing but sports?
  2. TaylorJ

    TaylorJ AllStar

    Nov 3, 2007

    You can get the Family and add aports pack, however you will not get all the Espns or the NFL Network.

    The sports pack contains the following channels:

    Altitude Sports and Entertainment 644 661
    Comcast SportsNet Chicago 640 668
    Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic 629
    Comcast SportsNet New England 620
    Comcast SportsNet West 656 FSN West 652
    CSTV: College Sports Television 610
    ESPNU 609 GolTV 614
    Fox Soccer Channel 613
    Fox Sports Español 616 425
    FSN Arizona 649
    FSN Bay Area 654 655
    FSN Cincinnati 638
    FSN Detroit 636
    FSN Florida 634 635, 665
    FSN Midwest 647 648, 663
    FSN New York 624 627, 662
    662 Sun Sports 632 635, 665
    FSN North 641 642
    FSN Northwest 651 650
    FSN Ohio 637
    FSN Pittsburgh 628
    FSN Rocky Mountain 645 646
    FSN South 630 633, 664
    FSN Southwest 643 639, 667
    FSN West 652
    FSN Prime Ticket 653
    GolTV 614
    Madison Square Garden (MSG) 621 627, 662
    Mid-Atlantic Sports Network 626 671
    NBA TV 601
    New England Sports Network (NESN) 623
    Outdoor Channel, The 606
    SportsNet New York 625
    SportSouth 631
    SportsTime Ohio 657
    Sun Sports 632 635, 665
    TVG – Interactive Horseracing 602
    YES Network 622 658

    Also keep in mind that while you may have access to the sports channels outside your region, you will not be able to watch professional sports on these channels. Thats what the sport subs (NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA League Pass) are for.
  3. JoeS

    JoeS AllStar

    Jan 24, 2008
    I'm fully aware of all the above, but just find it odd that I'll get ESPNU, but not ESPN.

    I wish there would an all inclusive Sports Pack for like $15.99 or something
  4. FTA Michael

    FTA Michael Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2002
    ESPN is a very expensive channel, and its owners insist that it should be on the lowest tier of every multi-channel carrier. When the satellite companies created their "family" packages, partly because of pressure from religious groups, they couldn't get ESPN on board.

    Another option would be Dish Network's AT100+ (so you can get the local regional sports network), plus the $5.99 Dish Multi-Sport Package. My long list of what you get and don't get with that is here: The channel list is here:
  5. ajc68

    ajc68 Icon

    Jan 23, 2008
    Of course, if you switch to Dish you won't have access to the NFL Sunday Ticket which Directv has exclusive right to.
  6. JoeS

    JoeS AllStar

    Jan 24, 2008
    Didnt realize Dish had (nearly) all the RSN's. However as a Yankee fan in NY, no YES Network is not an option. I also see that Dish dosent have NHL Net, Fuel TV, and the MLB package, all musts for me... D* it is.
  7. McCoyRJ

    McCoyRJ AllStar

    May 21, 2007

    So if I get the Sports Pack, I will not be able to watch any MLB games outside of my region?
  8. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Correct you need to subscribe to MLB Extra Innings. IF you want to sub to the HD games you need to also sub to the MLB Super Fan package.
  9. FTA Michael

    FTA Michael Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2002
    Generally not, but if you live in an area claimed by multiple teams but you don't currently get to watch them all, then there's a chance that one or more of "your" teams will become available thanks to the sports pack. But if you're not in a fringe area like that, then no.

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