Universal Sports going off free tv..

Discussion in 'TV ALERTS' started by LEO59, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. aka_gerbil

    aka_gerbil Rooting for the Underdogs

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    After this part that's on right now goes off, there will be an hour of skeleton, and then another 2-hour block of skating. It also looks like there will be even more on tomorrow evening. :D
     
  2. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    So I'm guessing 9795 is the DISH HD channel. If so, it's the first time we've seen Universal in HD.
     
  3. Lara

    Lara Well-Known Member

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    :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed

    But glad they've expanded to Dish, it's a step forward at least and the more people who can watch the better.

    Really hoping for Comcast eventually...it'd be unbelievable to not have it in preparation for the London Olympics.
     
  4. RobinA

    RobinA Active Member

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    Well, I'm happy for you Dish people, but your gain is my loss, I used to watch Universal on Comcast and now cannot. I'm not going to Dish after I got expanded Comcast for the specific purpose of watching skating on Universal.

    It's becoming harder and harder for me to be a figure skating fan. I guess with fans flocking to the sport they won't need little old me around. :shuffle:
     
  5. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    The Universal Website has finally been updated to reflect the addition of DISH Network.

    Did a quick google search for Comcast. No luck yet.
     
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  6. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    They're negotiating to show some of Jr Worlds, I hear.
     
  7. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    Really? Do you know when we will find out?
     
  8. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    I just found out today that I get Universal Sports on Dish Network (Channel 9795) and according to their TV Listings on their website, there will be some tv skating coverage of 4CC and Europeans next week, Monday - Thursday. I really hope there will be plenty of World Championships coverage too! :cheer2:
     
  9. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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  10. mtnskater

    mtnskater Well-Known Member

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    Called and compared Dish to Direct TV today and elected to leave Comcast for Dish stat. The Dish is being installed first thing Monday morning just in time for the week before Worlds! I have had Comcast for probably 12 years. Am I a figure skating fan or what? :lol:

    Also Dish has this really cool technology called The Hopper that just came out this week that allows you to record up to 2000 hours on the Hopper unit and watch it anywhere in the house. It was just introduced this week. Hope it is as good as it sounds!
     
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  11. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    For those of you who have DirecTV and haven’t added the Sports Pack, US is on a free preview until April 2 on channel 62. Just in time. Set your DVRs!!
     
  12. mikemba

    mikemba Active Member

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    I was thinking of purchasing Universal Sports' on-line coverage of Worlds since I no longer get them on TV (Comcast). But I have a few questions:

    Will what I see on line include all skaters?

    If I am unavailable to watch some events live (or if I watch them live and want to watch repeats) will I be able to access each event on line at any time? And if so, how long would this access last? Could I re-watch a few weeks or months after Worlds?

    How is the quality? Is it likely to shut down/ skip some skaters due to difficulties?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  13. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    If you look at the viewers guide here - http://www.universalsports.com/figure-skating/viewers-guide/index.html all of last season is still available to watch on line. I would assume Worlds will be available for some time to come.

    As for your other questions, I'm sure other posters will be able to answer them.

    A bit on a tangent - I just noticed that the link to 2012 Junior Worlds is no longer listed on the page (an oversight I think). They are still available here http://www.universalsports.com/figure-skating/events/event=US0100809/viewers-guide/index.html and they are free to view.
     
  14. chachacha

    chachacha Member

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    Oh this is great, THANKS:D
     
  15. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Just realised I goofed! That should be DirecTV channel 625! Sorry!
     
  16. Sassafras

    Sassafras Well-Known Member

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    Nice timing for the free preview!