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What is the DirecTV "VIP Package"

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wilbur_the_goose, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Brubear

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    Titanium exists currentlly as a grandfathered package and that is the rules on DNS, DNS channels available only if service address qualifies - I checked before I posted.
     
  2. Brubear

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    something else came to mind that may be in the customer's reference. DirecTV has channels that open only to certain pre-qualified individuals. For instance some Native American tribes used to have a weekly broadcast on a specific channel which was only available to accounts that had that tag on their services. That could be what she is referring to as well - a specific broadcast or series of broadcasts that is only available and veiwable to those tagged accounts. For example, look at channel 575 on the guide at DirecTV.com - it's a part time broadcast for the Seminole Tribe.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    I have seen clips other teams feed / national feed of games on the local news even when a game is on a local channel / local RSN (with the national feed blacked out) So there some ways to get around the black outs with no breaking the law.
     
  4. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Local news stations usually aren't recording the games themselves -- they get clip packages from one of the news services they subscribe to.
     
  5. coolman302003

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    I have talked to the engineer at one of our local stations and know for a fact that they use a high end HD capture card (utilizing component cables from the HD cable box/receiver) and make there own highlights for some local sports highlights.

    They always do this for games that air on CSS HD because CSS (owned by NBCUniversal) will not provide them a HD highlight even if they request it and are willing to pay for it! (I think they might provide DVD quality SD highlights to stations)

    They have both Comcast and DirecTV at the studio so they can also get the Fox Sports South Alt / Plus and SportSouth Alt / Plus HD feeds (to capture if they know they won't be getting highlights quick enough for the newscast) because the Grizzles, Predators, and some college games are usually dumped on an Alt that the local Comcast will not show so they have to get it from D*. Of course they have to have Comcast service to capture games from CSS HD because unfortunately D* doesn't carry the channel.

    I assume they are getting permission to use these clips they create, they generally always will say Courtesy of: Fox Sports, SportSouth, Comcast Sports South, etc. when they air although a few times I have noticed the wrong attribution given which will be for another network then where the highlight comes from. Also, the highlights they do get from the service generally have inferior picture quality and look like widescreen SD, the ones they capture themselves always look noticeably better in HD quality.
     

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