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SatViewer

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RE: Any new HD channels in the pipline?

Cat is out of the bag now:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/16/new-fox-sports-san-diego-launch-around-march-5/

Among the changes was this: Fox Sports San Diego will launch on Channel 56 in analog format. Fox Sports San Diego HD will launch on channel 1056.

It isn't known when local programming will begin on Fox Sports San Diego. The first Padres spring training telecast is tentatively scheduled for March 17.

Non-Padres programming before and after that date is expected to be a combination of national FSN telecasts as well as games now seen on Fox Sports Prime Ticket involving the Los Angeles Clippers, Anaheim Ducks and various colleges including UCLA and USC.


(Just so it's understood, pretty much everything on Prime Ticket outside the Clippers, Ducks, UCLA and USC is an infommercial. Literally: http://www.foxsportswest.com/streaming/primeticket_feb_2012.pdf )
 

Admin65

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RE: Any new HD channels in the pipline?

I think it is time to separate the Fox Sports San Diego talk from this thread.
 

SatViewer

Member
RE: Any new HD channels in the pipline?

Admin65 said:
I think it is time to separate the Fox Sports San Diego talk from this thread.
Agreed. We're going to start getting provider info and everything else.

On the DirecTV side. customers currently have two prime ticket channels. Don't know if it's a double map of a single channel or if a deal is in place and it's a placeholder awaiting a name change, Sixto hasn't given an update in a while over on the other site. Word is there a a few channels coming soon, this would obviously be one of them. I just hope they don't consider us a "multi-RSN market" (although I think it only applies if you have Fox and some other sports network like Comcast, Root or YES) and slap us with a $2 fee like they are supposedly doing in some other markets. :mad:
 

eganders

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Here's the North County Times take on the situation...

http://www.nctimes.com/sports/maffei-padres-tv-deal-with-fox-a-virtual-lock/article_2916ccac-8753-57ff-87a3-b16099ee15b2.html
 

SatViewer

Member
eganders said:
Here's the North County Times take on the situation...

http://www.nctimes.com/sports/maffei-padres-tv-deal-with-fox-a-virtual-lock/article_2916ccac-8753-57ff-87a3-b16099ee15b2.html
The money that is now being talked about is just incredible. What a boost for the payroll.
 
SatViewer said:
eganders said:
Here's the North County Times take on the situation...

http://www.nctimes.com/sports/maffei-padres-tv-deal-with-fox-a-virtual-lock/article_2916ccac-8753-57ff-87a3-b16099ee15b2.html
The money that is now being talked about is just incredible. What a boost for the payroll.
What channel is the 2nd Prime Ticket channel on DirecTV? I know Prime Ticket is on ch. 693 & ch. 694 is just a placeholder telling people that Prime Ticket has moved to 693.
 

SatViewer

Member
bookertdub said:
What channel is the 2nd Prime Ticket channel on DirecTV? I know Prime Ticket is on ch. 693 & ch. 694 is just a placeholder telling people that Prime Ticket has moved to 693.
They didn't stop broadcasting on 694. Its wierd. When you go to Favorites, 693 is listed as: Prime Ticket HD 693 and 694 is listed as Prime Ticket HD. I'm hoping they just kept the channel up so as soon as its a done deal its live rather than getting a temporary SD feed while DirecTV decides when to add more HD. It would suck if we had to watch any pre-season in blur-o-vision.
 

Rick Shaw

Member
bookertdub said:
According to Jay Posner of the Union-Tribune, it sounds like Cox has a carriage agreement with FSN-SD and it sounds like Cox will put it in their "TV Starter" (expanded basic) cable package with FSN-SD on ch. 56 standard definition/ch. 1056 high definition.
"TV Starter" is not expanded basic. "TV Starter" is channels 4-27, and their 10xx HD counterpart. Expanded basic is "TV Essential" and includes channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, FSN-West, TBS, TNT, FX, etc.

Also, see post #21 in this thread.
 
Jay Posner has reported that DirecTV will carry FSN San Diego. He says it can launch anytime between now and March 17.

http://twitter.com/#!/@sdutposner
 

SatViewer

Member
This is telling from yesterdays NC Times article:

FS San Diego has distribution agreements with Cox Communications and DirecTV. Events will air on Channel 56 on Cox and 1056 in HD. The DirecTV deal allows non-cable subscribers to get Padres games.

FS San Diego non-Padres programming will mirror that of Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket. So San Diego viewers will get the Los Angeles Clippers, the Anaheim Ducks, MLS soccer and UCLA and USC sports.



Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/sports/baseball/professional/mlb/padres/padres-fox-sports-san-diego-ready-to-launch/article_243866d5-10fc-585e-82a1-bf42048df760.html#ixzz1oaa7QIE3

Sixto on the other forums seems to think it's part time for Direct which makes sense for now as its essentially Prime Ticket with Padre games. He's typically spot on.

The drought is almost over.[hr]
ccarmichael said:
U-verse will be on board. As is Cox, TW and the above mentioned DirecTV.
Yeah, after all the back and forth U-Verse better have it.
 
SatViewer said:
This is telling from yesterdays NC Times article:

FS San Diego has distribution agreements with Cox Communications and DirecTV. Events will air on Channel 56 on Cox and 1056 in HD. The DirecTV deal allows non-cable subscribers to get Padres games.

FS San Diego non-Padres programming will mirror that of Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket. So San Diego viewers will get the Los Angeles Clippers, the Anaheim Ducks, MLS soccer and UCLA and USC sports.



Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/sports/baseball/professional/mlb/padres/padres-fox-sports-san-diego-ready-to-launch/article_243866d5-10fc-585e-82a1-bf42048df760.html#ixzz1oaa7QIE3

Sixto on the other forums seems to think it's part time for Direct which makes sense for now as its essentially Prime Ticket with Padre games. He's typically spot on.

The drought is almost over.[hr]
ccarmichael said:
U-verse will be on board. As is Cox, TW and the above mentioned DirecTV.
Interesting, I think that's what the majority of the posters on this thread have basically pointed out on the old hdtv.forsandiego.com forum and the sandiegohdtv.org forum for the past couple of years.

Yeah, after all the back and forth U-Verse better have it.
 

SatViewer

Member
What a mess!

Less than a month before Opening Day, Padres CEO Jeff Moorad has withdrawn his application to complete acquisition of the franchise, ostensibly in order to allow approval of the club’s television package with Fox Sports San Diego.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/09/padres-moorad-withdraws-request-complete-sale/
 

dirtyblueshirt

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http://www.foxsportssandiego.com/pages/channelfinder/

It's interesting to note that FS San Diego will also be available... in Tucson and Las Vegas!

Also of note that the launch will occur in the next week "by March 17th".
 
DirecTV has launched the placeholder channel for FSN San Diego on ch 694 (standard def)/694-1 (high definition for live sporting events only). No programming on it yet, but it does actually list it as Fox Sports San Diego.
 

dirtyblueshirt

New Member
bookertdub said:
DirecTV has launched the placeholder channel for FSN San Diego on ch 694 (standard def)/694-1 (high definition for live sporting events only). No programming on it yet, but it does actually list it as Fox Sports San Diego.
DirecTV is fond of Wednesday launches, and with the FSSD website saying the listed channels will be live "by March 17th" I would think DirecTV's feed might be live this Wednesday.

That being said, I have added this to my QuickTune list... It's been a long time coming!


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