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TNT and PGA coverage today

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wingrider01, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    Went to sit down and watch some Castle on 245 just know, guide showed the current show and 3 others in back to back, was surprised to hit the channel and see golf, was there a announcement that it would preempt the shows that are list in the guide? Kind of aggravating, this is why there are dedicated sports channels
  2. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Rain delay of over an hour extended the golf coverage.
  3. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    So what
  4. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    They push other programming back or out a lot for ball games. Not too many times for golf.
    This particular tournament has the top 99 players from around the world playing and has a lot of attention from the golfing world.
    Yep, I am one of them.
  5. milton

    milton Cool Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Turner knows this possibility when they bid on the rights to the tournament. It's not like they put a season finale of Castle right after the event. The show is syndicated and the episode will be repeated a lot over the next 12 months.

    "This is why there are dedicated sports channels." -- Turner is not dedicated to anything. Turner properties have a lot of sports programming that often conflicts with their regularly scheduled programming. As do the networks like CBS, FOX, NBC. Everyone has heard the famous CBS overtime comment: "60 minutes will be seen in its entirety...."

    Had TNT cut off coverage, I guess golf fans could have said "This is why there are dedicated drama channels."
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  6. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    I agree with everything you say, except maybe it should be "This is why there are dedicated rerun the same show 10000 times channels".

    Goodness. Memo: TNT carries sports (NBA, NASCAR, NCAA tournament, and The PGA Championship, one of the four Major golf tournaments of the year). Sports often run long and take priority. People will just have to catch their favorite rerun the next 80 times its show this month.

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