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Versus on DTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by kryscio23, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. scoop8

    scoop8 Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    Dallas TX
    The Sportspak issue is interesting. I also have Premier so I get the SP sort of by default with it included in the pkg. I don't know if I'd sub to SP if that weren't the case. It would be a tougher decision but during this season of college football, it was worth it for me due to the ESPN/SEC contract this year. I was able to avoid getting Gameplan since I had the SP regionals.

    If someone doesn't have the Premier pkg, it's definitely a tougher call on this Vs/Sportspak opinion. Since we get SP anyway, it won't affect the Premier subs if Vs is moved into SP.
  2. chuckaluck

    chuckaluck Cool Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    I get the SP largely because of access to pre- and post- game coverage for my favorite sports team (St. Louis Cardinals) as well as being able to see many more college basketball and football games that aren't otherwise available. For some reason, many (although not all) of the games that are available for purchase per the ESPN College BBall plan are free on Sports Pack if on certain networks. Also, if you are a fan of college hockey or lacrosse (I realize these aren't very mainstream but fun to watch nonetheless) you get plenty of those games. I find it a good deal and do not have Premier.
  3. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    Everyone voices their opinion of the SP based on their viewing habits. There is plenty to see in the SP if you enjoy the sports they show. I added the SP because of a deal a CSR gave me, mainly because I thought VS might come back on in the SP. The only thing I watch lately is the Sabres post game shows in HD on MSG HD. I did watch parts of a few NCAA football games during the season. Although, most games I was interested in were on the major networks.
  4. oklahoma258

    oklahoma258 Mentor

    May 16, 2009
    DOes anybody know when Versus will be back on D*?? Maybe by today so I can watch the OKLA-UTAH game?
  5. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    Good luck with that. :lol:

    I hope ya get it! I really miss this channel.
  6. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    If we knew what Versus wanted per subscriber, it would be easier to see what the problem is. If Versus wants a lot per sub, it has to go into SP or a higher tier to keep the overall cost down. If they want $1.00 per sub, there is no way Directv is going to put in a low tier.
  7. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    VS. might be off for months. Direectv is acting like Dish:eek2::eek2::eek2:
  8. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I suppose that might not a bad thing to do--every decade or so. :)

    (Instead of yearly...) !rolling

    Happy Hanukkah,
  9. John W

    John W Icon

    Dec 19, 2005
    Not really. I've got Dish and I have Versus.
  10. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    How funny. Yeah but E* has these things happen alot more often the D* does.
  11. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    I hope they loose so much viewership that they actually pay D* to put it back up....
  12. tvman1

    tvman1 Cool Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    True! Very True!
    Merry Christmas
  13. Peter305

    Peter305 Hall Of Fame

    May 24, 2006
    They may have lost a lot of viewers but I'm seeing no signs that there is any break in the dispute between Versus and DirecTV.
  14. Stewpidity

    Stewpidity Godfather

    Jan 25, 2008
    I hope this is true, now that the UFC will be showing 2 live events on Versus as well
  15. jefbal99

    jefbal99 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 7, 2007
    John Ourand from the Sports Business Journal predicts that Versus and DirecTV will strike a deal in the next few weeks http://bit.ly/7sOg36

    We can only hope :)
  16. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    I did notice that the Versus/DIRECTV “bickering verbiage” is no longer the splash screen on ch. 603. Last night the splash screen was the DIRECTV logo. Maybe this is a good sign. :grin:
  17. ajc68

    ajc68 Icon

    Jan 23, 2008
    How quickly people forget...


    In October 2005, OLN elected not to provide its NHL coverage to a number of distributors, including EchoStar (Dish Network) and Cablevision, which both refused Comcast's request to place Versus on a much higher-penetration package. During this time, Versus blacked out NHL coverage on these systems, replacing them with other programming. It is believed that the reason behind these blackouts had to do with a penalty fee that Comcast would have had to pay the NHL if they did not significantly increase their distribution.
  18. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Coming soon to this channel, would be better than the logo. :lol:
  19. Araxen

    Araxen Icon

    Dec 18, 2005
  20. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    Unfortunately, the "bickering Verbiage" is back.
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