TTC Coming to DIRECTV in May

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  1. Jonas

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    does the original poster of this thread have any new info...
    Are you still sure that DIrec TV is going to have TTC before the French Open.
     
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    Hooray!! !
     
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    Wow lately canada has been getting my 2 favorite things first.

    First it was Heroes being aired on Sunday and now TTC on DirecTV
     
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    Canadian Direct TV subscribers already have TTC available. I think its only matter of time before the americans have it.
     
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  6. BreakPoint

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    What DirecTV channel is it on in Canada?

    BTW, it almost makes no sense to offer it in Canada first as how many tennis players/fans are there in Canada versus the U.S.? :confused: If DirecTV is just testing the market, then I think it's designed to fail, as they'll put on TTC in Canada and then find that very few Canadians are watching the channel and then decide that TTC is not that popular and people don't want to watch tennis on TV. From these test results they may decide that it's not worth rolling out TTC in the U.S. nor anywhere else.
     
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  7. Craig Sheppard

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    I assume you're referring to the commercials that tout they will have the CAPACITY for 150 HD channels. There aren't 150 HD channels in existence yet... unless they plan on forgoing US channels for international ones, and even then I'm not sure there are close to that many. All they advertise in their commercials is they have more HD capacity than cable.
     
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  8. pound cat

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    Unfortunately it's not my dish, but I'll ask the person who has it what channel it is.
     
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  9. FuriousYellow

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    Yes, DTV will be airing TTC's coverage of RG for the duration of the tournament (5/27 through 6/10). It will be a free preview to DTV customers but will be a special event and not the start of TTC as a regular service. TTC will not start as a regular viewer channel until August from what I'm told.

    Before anyone asks, "Why did they move it back to August?", that may have been the plan all along and the information I got only pertained to the free preview of RG.

    No information on what channel it will be on, but that's not surprising since it's a special event and months away and those channels aren't always visible in your program guide until just before the event goes to air.

    As far as the guy in Canada claiming he's watching it on DTV, I'll have to check to see if it's even being uplinked yet. If it is, then he's watching it illegally. Either that or he's got DTV confused with Dish Network.
     
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    Thanks for the update, FY! :D

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that what you're saying is true. :D

    Too bad it won't come back full time until August, though. :-(
     
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  11. LN_Dad

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    They will have many more HD channels in june but the catch is you will have to lease a new HD receiver and dish from them to get these. The DTV technician showed me this new dish that's huge with 5 lnbs on it that will get all those HD channels if you're willing to pay.
     
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    I have a feeling I will be coming down with tennis flu during the FO!
     
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    I am with you Norcal,
    If this furrious Yellow guy is legit than I might be missing some work as well :)
    Keep us posted, PLEASE!
     
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  18. FuriousYellow

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    No, they won't be international HD channels and it won't be like VOOM where they just aggregate types of existing HD content onto channels. These will be the HD versions of existing channels you already know. DTV has deals with them to start providing HD versions of their content.

    Here is a listing of some of the channels that will be offerred:

    HDTV Magazine

    As far as the Canadian claim of watching TTC on DTV, it's not true. They aren't even uplinking this channel to the satellite yet, so it couldn't be coming from them.
     
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  19. rafa_prestige89

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    Anybody know if DirecTV will show the TTC in Brazil also??
     
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    There was a TTC booth at IW. I inquired about it while I was there, and they replied that there was first going to be a free preview. If that is successful, you can count it being on DirecTV full time. (Not really sure if they would have a preview and then NOT carry it, but you never know.)

    So everyone who has Direct....turn your tv to the preview even if you leave the house!
     
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  21. FuriousYellow

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    More confirmation.

    Full Article

    LINK
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    That's AWESOME!!!!! :D

    I can't wait!! The multiple court coverage and the multi-screen (6 courts on one screen) "Mix" during the US Open on DirecTV was incredible last year. I could pick and choose the most interesting match to watch and go to that channel for the full-screen coverage. I'm very happy that they're doing it for the French Open also. :D

    It was a very long and painful wait but it looks like DirecTV is finally coming through with TTC! :D

    Thanks for the terrific news!! :grin:
     
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  23. johnathan smith

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    This is the confirmation I have been looking for.
    Thanks,!
     
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    So lets say I was going to get DirecTV, would TTC be included in a particular package, or be a separate add on? I'm having trouble contacting the morons - they claim they know nothing.
     
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  25. FuriousYellow

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    Don't be too hard on the customer service reps. They can only pass along information that's been passed along to them and this information obviously hasn't been made available to them yet. The article I linked was posted only a week ago and it's the first public confirmation from anyone at DTV of their intent to carry TTC I've seen. I can say that Shanks is one of the top bananas at DTV, so if he says it's coming you can pretty much bank on it.

    Since the channel is not scheduled to launch as a full time service until August, the package information may not even be decided yet but I will see what I can find out.
     
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  26. johnathan smith

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    Hey Furious,
    That's great news. Are you still expecting that they will run the free FO preview in a month?
     
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  27. FuriousYellow

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    Yes, that's the plan. DTV is trying to promote TTC with this preview during the FO. As you may recall, the mix channel was free during the US Open last year as well.

    I expect the mix channel will run longer than the first week of coverage like it did at the USO because, as you may also recall, TTC purchased exclusive broadcast rights to the FO beginning in 2007. NBC will still have it's coverage, but those of you expecting to watch matches on ESPN2 might be out of luck.
     
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  30. ShooterMcMarco

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    Pretty cool that we'll get a second feed in HD. I think I'll write them a thank you letter now ;)
     
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  31. FuriousYellow

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    Very cool. Thanks for the link ShooterMarco.

    I did see during one of the women's tournaments on ESPN2 last week that they would be covering the FO, so those without TTC will still get to see some of it.
     
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  32. Jonas

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    ESPN will be covering some of it, but as long as you have direct tv you'll get the free preview, along with the multiple court coverage.
     
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    This pretty much settles it then. I'm going to switch to DirecTV. I get charged too much already as it is for inferior HD channels.

    Planet Earth is awesome, though.
     
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  35. katarddx

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    i believe they HAVE to allow it since there is a law - something about of freedom of watching different cultures etc, etc... if the actuall dish is smaller than 1m. look it up on dishetwork.com they have it somewhere....
     
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