Thursday, August 15, 2013

It's Official: Fox Sports 1 on Dish

It's Official!  Just got a tweet from Dish that they will carry the Fox Sports 1 Channel in place of the Speed Channel.  Now I will be able to get all Oregon Duck football  games and other Pac 12 games on Dish from Fox Sports 1, (also Fox) ESPN( also ESPN2) and Pac 12 Networks. The first Duck game is on Fox Sports 1 as well as the "Civil War" game with Oregon State.  It has been a long time since we could get all of the games here in Medford and the rest of Southern Oregon.

Time to Celebrate!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get the Fireworks Ready to Celebrate

FLASH: L.A. Times: Dish & Fox Sports 1 Have Deal!!!!

According to the L.A. Times:
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said.
The three carriers -- satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish and cable operator Time Warner Cable -- all have agreed to carry Fox Sports 1 when it launches. Those three distributors combined reach over 40 million,0,5466870.story

Good News on Dish & Fox Sports 1

The New York Daily News :

"Two other major TV distributors, DirecTV and Dish Network, are also in discussions with the channel but will likely have deals in place by the time it launches, sources said."

Read more:

Good News on Dish & ESPN ???

This morning on Satellite Guys Forum:
DISH had a special Business Retailer Chat yesterday and introduced a new package called DISH Complete Plus Sports.

Now what makes this package interesting is while it includes ESPN and ESPN 2 it does NOT include ESPN and ESPN 2 in HD... (All the other sports channels in the package are included in HD) if you want ESPN and ESPN 2 in HD it will
you an additional $25 a month.


Now reading between the lines here, why would they be coming out with a new business pacakge with sports with ESPN and ESPN 2 a month before the channels might be removed from the lineup and why are they charging more for the ESPN and ESPN 2 HD feeds?
To me this is another sign that a deal with ESPN is done...
Something to make you go hmm...

Remember this is a cost to Businesses such as sports bars~

Good Review Article on Issues

Here is a good article the reviews the issues of Dish picking up Fox Sports 1

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to Dish & Fox Sports I

Some potentially good news from a blog linked below:

One industry source with some insight into the current FS1 negotiations told me Monday night that he personally expects that a deal will be struck for the network to be carried on DirecTV and Dish by Thursday afternoon. He did stress that it's far from a guarantee and does depend on Fox being flexible, especially with the big fee increase they're looking for on the back-end of the deal, but he still expects that it'll get done.