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UPDATE 1-Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by onan38, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

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    Nice! So glad to know we'll be able to see that little twerp again!
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Of course SEC will launch on day 1. It has ESPN backing it, the difference between it and Longhorn Network is that it will have content people actually want to watch.


    Agreed.


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  3. WebTraveler

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    You really think that this will just glide right through and all the satellite and cable companies will just add it w/o any fight at all? I seriously doubt that. Remember the marquee games are still on CBS and ESPN so the compelling reason to carry the channels is the same as the Pac 12 Network issue. People out west, for example, have little interest in watching the 3rd tier sporting events of the SEC. My bet is that this does not gloss through like you think it will.
     
  4. SPACEMAKER

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    Nice. Now I can stop thinking about it.

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  5. GlennDio

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    Anybody know if the deal with Time Warner includes Bright house? if it doesnt Tampa gets interesting with Fios and BH without and DirecTv and Dish with ... College football hotbed here in Tampa
     
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    Depending on when D*'s contract is up with ESPN, it could very well happen, including adding Longhorn Network.
     
  8. tjguitar

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    Actually, that's wrong, which is exactly why the SEC syndicated package of over-the-air games is carried in Los Angeles, Bay Area, etc.
     
  9. damondlt

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    Not at all surprised.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    You really think that this will just glide right through and all the satellite and cable companies will just add it w/o any fight at all? I seriously doubt that. Remember the marquee games are still on CBS and ESPN so the compelling reason to carry the channels is the same as the Pac 12 Network issue. People out west, for example, have little interest in watching the 3rd tier sporting events of the SEC. My bet is that this does not gloss through like you think it will.


    CBS does one maybe two games a week. ESPN does a few. SEC games sell no matter who they are. This is not the PAC 12 or even the Big Ten. The SEC is ratings gold.


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  11. Eksynyt

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    The Pac 12 Network is way more valuable than the Longhorn Network at least. An entire conference as opposed to 1 or 2 dog games for 1 team a year.

    That said, I guarantee the former sports leader gets the SEC Network from day 1. And Pac 12 fans won't be mad, because none of us will be subscribed to DirecTV anymore at that point.
     
  12. cjrleimer

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    Anyhow once the deal is official, Im curious if FS1 will move into the 200's and will this eventually include FOX TV everywhere rights.
     
  13. cmasia

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    You've been mad for a year.

    Why didn't you change providers last year?
     
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  14. JohnBoy

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    Directv better get Fox Ondemand included with this deal.Now is the time to get it in during open negotiations with 20th Century Fox.

    Also,when does the ESPN contract renewal with D* come up?

    Would love to get the Watchespn app made available to us.
     
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  15. WebTraveler

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    I will take that bet.

    We do not get all these RSNs, the Laker RSN has a fight, the Pac 12 has a fight, and so forth. I'd gamble on that
     
  16. WebTraveler

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    Never said there were not some people that might watch it....but how much as those syndicated rights on CSN-California paying and channel 56 in Los Angeles paying? Not very much, of course they'll put it on a RSN. I guess we'll see; I will bet anyone here that SEC Network runs into some obstacles with access as has every other new sports channel. If ESPN's master contract with Directv was up at the same time that might change things some, but I do not believe it is.
     
  17. cjrleimer

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    Channel 219 on Directv per foxsports.com
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Wonder where MAV TV is going to be shunted.
     
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    What about FS2? Shouldn't it be by FS1?
     

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