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Versus on DTV

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

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  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    As a Red Wings fan, as well as near you in Allen, I checked and only 9 games are on Versus. We'll still see 73 games on CI. ;)
  2. Piratefan98

    Piratefan98 Icon

    Mar 11, 2008
    The Penguins are on VS 8 times, which means I can still see 74 regular-season games.

    The deal-breaker, however, is VS coverage of the playoffs. That's why I'm leaving if the deal isn't done by playoff time. My contract will be up then, and DISH can offer all the channels I need for hockey.

  3. compnurd

    compnurd Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2007
    Evans City PA
    I will have 5 months left on my contract then so i will probably put my account on hold for the 3 months to get cable, then go back, finish my contract and drop direct tv
  4. Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

    Aug 3, 2008
    There were a lot on VS, and even more if you live in a market that doesn't have a team involved.
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    We'll listen to games on the radio if it comes to that. It's actually nice listening to a game old school on the radio once in a while. :) Doesn't help out of market though.
  6. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    This is getting really old. We should get one guy from DIRECTV, and one guy from Comcast. Have them duke it out in an ultimate fight. The winner gets to dictate carriage agreement.

    Hopefully if this happens they don't televise it on Versus. :bang :lol:
  7. adunkle

    adunkle AllStar

    Aug 19, 2006
    If they did then would it be, "World Extreme Carriage fighting?":icon_lame
  8. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    D*, Bumaye! D*, Bumaye! :D
  9. jefbal99

    jefbal99 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 7, 2007
    Doesn't NHL.com do free home and away radio broadcasts?
  10. TANK

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    I think VS/Comcast told D* they couldn't have VS without a new agreement. I think it was a plan by Comcast hoping that D* subs would panic and switch to Comcast.

    I doubt it will be back on D* for awhile, I think Comcast wants NHL viewers to get mad at D* and switch to Comcast.

    Unless the NHL puts pressure on fellow owner Ed Snider, I do not expect VS back before the playoffs and maybe never.

    Remember the NHL owners decided to lock out the players and fans for a whole season, so it is possible they might side with VS and fellow owner Ed Snider and not worry about lost viewers for VS during the playoffs ( Just schedule the best match ups on NBC week ends ).
  11. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    This is certainly possible but would be very stupid for 2 reasons:

    1) Comcast isn't available everywhere.
    2) There just aren't that many NHL fans to make a difference, unfortunately. The amount of people that would actually switch away from DirecTV for a few games a year is so small, DirecTV will add that many new people in the next week. Heck, I think the last number I saw of total Center Ice subs on DirecTV was around 55K. 55K? Heck, DirecTV signs up that many new people in a month

    As much as I like hockey DirecTV is correct in that Versus is a nothing network with very little value.

    And the NHL is always overvaluing what they are actually worth and it appears so is Comcast.
  12. wolfman730

    wolfman730 Legend

    Sep 10, 2006
    I had Comcast before I switched to D* in 1998. There is No WAY I would return to them no matter what channels they carry.:uglyhamme
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  13. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    That's why God made XM Radio!

  14. davahad

    davahad Legend

    Jun 2, 2007
    I called DirecTV retention today and got a one time instant credit of $200 and an additional $30 per month credit ($20 Credit + HD Programming Free = $10Month) for 6 months to help subsidize my new Comcast Cable Subscription which will cost about $300 over 6 months so I don't miss any hockey on Versus this year. Currently I pay $130 per month + NHL Center Ice.

    Hope I'm wrong but it doesn't sound like DTV is going to settle this anytime soon if they are going to offer $380 to subsidize my new Cable Subscription for the missing Versus channel.
  15. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    That's really nice compensation for one channel, good job. So how much is cable costing you to get Versus in HD? Also, did you check your account to see if all the credits were posted?
  16. wolfjc

    wolfjc Legend

    Oct 4, 2006
  17. davahad

    davahad Legend

    Jun 2, 2007
    Comcast costs me about $60 per month with an HD DVR.

    Just checked my account and I do have the $20 credit + $10 HD Access Credit. The $200 one time credit doesn't show yet but I will keep checking.
  18. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    that is likely starter (prom price) and not comcast digital classic / preferred. In Chicago you need classic / preferred to get sci-fi / syfy (other areas have this still in analog and starter)

    Fox Reality, MTV 2, BBC America, gsn, NFL Network, National Geographic, The Science Channel, MLB Network , epsn news , Bio, ESPNU, NBA TV, and others.

    sports pack has Speed Channel (other areas have this still in analog and starter)

    Tennis Channel
    CBS College Sports
    Fox Movie Channel (why in sports pack?)

    and they you have to add hardware HD box $8-$10 /m per box. HD dvr $16-$22 /m per box. (promo some times $10/m only one box?)
  19. Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

    Aug 3, 2008
    Nice score.
  20. dhhaines

    dhhaines Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2005
    I'm with you on that one... even switched away from them to DirecTV the same year you did.:)
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