TTC Coming to DIRECTV in May

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  1. FuriousYellow

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    My sources tell me TTC will be coming to DIRECTV in time for the FO and will be in free preview throughout the tournament.
     
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  2. BreakPoint

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    Really?? That's great news!!!! :D It's about time, after dilly dallying for the past 3 years! :mad:

    Do you have a link to your source?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Forehand Forever

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    Yeah, link please. If it does I will have a good reason to get DIRECTV
     
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  4. ShooterMcMarco

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    Finally, yay. I'd like to see a confirmation link too though
     
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  5. alwaysatnet

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    That is AWESOME news! I've been wondering when my dish provider was going to come into the new century. It's about time.
     
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  6. Shahar26

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    Really, thats great news, I CAN'T get DirectTV, I only have cable and there are alot of channels that I really want to have (that are on DirectTV) but can't.

    Finally some justice (although it seems not for long ;) )
     
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  7. FuriousYellow

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    No link. Insider source. I don't even know if it's been announced yet.
     
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  8. BabblingPsychopath

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    Yay! Great to finally hear that.

    You wouldn't be messin' with us, would you?
     
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  9. FuriousYellow

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    Nope. People have been ranting about the lack of TTC on DIRECTV ever since I've been on this board, so I'd never kid about it

    All I can say is it's confirmed that TTC is scheduled to start airing on DIRECTV. As I get more info like actual start date or viewer channel I will pass it along.
     
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  10. Fedexeon

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    Wow, good news for the tennis fans in US. And they even provide free preview during RG.. =)
     
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  11. ShooterMcMarco

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    i guess i'll season pass my tivo at home because its at my parents house, i dont have it at my apt
     
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  12. LN_Dad

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    why can't you? You live in canada?
     
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  13. ne1410is

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    its kind of weird. most people in the us don't like tennis. therefore i would think that they would try to pawn off the tennis channel on everyone that subscribed to general DTV. there are always channels that they have that nobody likes or watches. but instead, you have to pay for it like it was some premium. but i think most people don't actually subscribe to it? i think it would be interesting to learn more about the situating of tennis channel in the market and its approach to distribution.
     
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  14. Jonas

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    Bump this thread....any news on the confirmation?
     
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  15. jmsx521

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    Is TTC the Tennis Channel? What are the benefits of Direct TV... is Direct TV when you are able to record the show onto hard disk (TiVo?), or is it when you can specify when you want to watch a show? How much does it cost in comparison to Bright House Cable?
     
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  16. Shahar26

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    I live in a Highrise building, they don't allow that :-(
     
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  17. Shahar26

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    Direct TV is a satellite service, they are much better than cable since for some reason, they have alot more channels that regular cable providers don't have..

    Except TTC it seems ;)
     
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  18. FuriousYellow

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  19. KBalla08

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    ya satellite is really good when its windy or rains... haha thats y i got rid of it, cause it would rain for like, 30 seconds, and it would go out...
     
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  20. Fedexeon

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    When will TTC finally come out from USA and become an international channel? =)
     
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    If comcast Illinois does not add tennis channel, maybe i can watch it on streaming, does anyone know anyone is going to stream it.?
     
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  22. Shahar26

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    My cable service is not much better, plus, as I said, there are soooo many channels the cable just does not have
     
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  23. FuriousYellow

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    That's too bad, but if you have a patio with a Southern view, you can install it on there. Generally, the patio is considered part of your rented space and as long as the dish is not attached to anything outside of that rented space, FCC regulations prohibit your landlord from forcing you to take it down.

    http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html
     
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  24. Shahar26

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    Unfortunately in all my recent buildings I did not have a southern view, also, when I asked the dish company they said it has to be mounted outside (it can't pass a signal through glass) and I don't have a balcony either :-(
     
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  26. lorenza

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    yess! so excited, finally gonna have TTC :D :D :D
     
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    tennis channel open in on TTC today. all ATP tournaments are on my tennis cahnnel
     
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  28. BreakPoint

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    I've had DirecTV for over 6 years and never had my service interrupted due to weather. :D
     
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  29. LN_Dad

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    NOt true here. My reception is super clear no matter wind rain or whatever.
     
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  31. lorenza

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    wow, that is amazing. mine always gets messed up when it rains, although if it is just light rain, it's fine. but still, gets annoying...
     
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  32. LN_Dad

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    By any chance do you have an older dish (older than 5yrs) or may be the guy who installed it for you didn't tighten it down enough so it moves a little when the rain hits it or the wind blows.
     
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  33. lorenza

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    no, the dish is definitely not that old, but i guess it could be that the wind/ rain move it when they come. i never thought about that, but seems possible.
     
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  34. isuk@tennis

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    could be that they didn't aim it right too...the guy that installed my dish when i looked at his signal strength reader box thing it only lit up 3 of the 5 lights so i guess when cloud cover came the signal loss was below threshold for picture so mine cut off a couple of times....luckily i was in the trial period and canceled...among other reasons i didn't like it
     
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  35. Jonas

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    gotta keep this thread bumped up..
    any new news?
     
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  36. BiGGieStuFF

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    Any idea how much extra?
     
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  37. lorenza

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    well actually when we first got it installed it wasn't aimed right, but then we got it fixed, but it still does go out when it rains a lot. the only problem is that where i live we are classified as being out in the middle of nowhere (which is so not true!) so the only other tv service that we could get is cable from a local company which actually goes out a million times more often than does directv....:neutral:
     
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  38. norcal

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    WOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  39. pound cat

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    Attn. Canadians. If you get/have a satellite dish that gets Direct TV, you can warch TTC...all day long! NOW!
     
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  40. lorenza

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    ONLY canadians? what is this?! :mad:
     
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  41. STRman

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    I contacted DirectTV yesterday and they told me that they do not have plans for carrying The Tennis Channel.

     
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  42. simi

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    Bummer for you DirectTV folks. I've enjoyed TTC on Dish Network for the past year or so. Enjoy the 'tutorials', even though they repeat often. Been dumping them onto the DVR and converting onto the video iPod. Lots of classic Davis Cup matches. They even show doubles. YEAH!

    For you DirectTV subscribers, everytime you have need to call DirectTV, ask them for TTC. The more requests they get, the sooner they will carry the channel. Good luck.
     
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  43. norcal

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    I fully support shooting the messenger.
     
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  44. ShooterMcMarco

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    Don't worry, that woman hasn't been updated with the latest news. I fully expect the TTC to be on DirectTV in may :)
     
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  45. lorenza

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    wishful thinking eh? :p haha, but no, i really think that they will have no choice but to get it. if they don't i think i will have to kill someone....
     
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  46. Shahar26

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    I say kill someone for all the time they didn't have it, just make sure you make it look like an accident :twisted:
     
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  47. pound cat

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    Your sources are behind the time. It's already on Direct TV satellite...we're watching it in Canada anyway.
     
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  48. fr600

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    good to know
     
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  49. BreakPoint

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    What channel is TTC on your DirecTV?
     
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  50. jamauss

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    DirecTV is coming up lately...

    they're supposed to have 150+ HD channels sometime soon too....I've got 2 HDTV's so I'm looking at them very closely now.
     
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