TTC for Directv

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  1. Nadal_Freak

    Nadal_Freak Banned

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    Well it blacked out for me today. :confused: Does it cost extra money to get that channel again? I thought it came with the basic package.
     
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  2. bigbanger

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    The two weeks of French Open coverage on DirecTV was just a preview, the channel won't be available full time until August.

    -- bb
     
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  3. rod_b

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    That stinks. I bet they're going to add it to some sports package you have to pay extra for that adds some other channels no one wants.
     
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  4. WhiteSox05CA

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    No, it was a two-week preview because they own the rights to the French Open coverage. It's going to be full time, (channel 217 for me), in August. It doesn't matter for me because I'll be leaving the US until August.
     
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  5. brandx

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    Tennis Channel on Directv

    I believe I read somewhere that it will be in one of the basic channel lineups, not in a sports subscription package. Can't recall the source, but we can only hope.
     
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  6. West Coast Ace

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    Bump.

    Still nothing on their website. I called at the start of July - the person I got said they still hadn't decided.

    I guess at 330AM Wed I'll go to 217 and see what happens.
     
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  7. Cfidave

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    My understanding is TTC full time, at the end of August. By year end it will go hi def, with most other channels. That is when DTV will bring two additional satellites on line. ( mainly for the hi def).
     
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  8. maneater

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    Why dont they bring the god damn channel to UK!!!
    they dont show enough tennis here cos their players are crap! thats why i'm kinda hoping murray does better so it will encourage them to show more tennis, thats what happened in cyprus, tennis was virtually non existant till his Aussie Open run...Bring TTC and ESPN2 to UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

    MEAC_ALLAMERICAN Legend

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    Trust me with TTC you are not missing anything....
     
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  10. maneater

    maneater Semi-Pro

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    Yea i know i heard its poo! but i mean like now it might come in handy
     
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  11. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Aww, you said "poo"..lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I just think it is a funny word: "POO". :lol:


    Anyway,

    Yesterday the matches were interrupted by rain and they kept replaying the Dancevic/ Kunitsyn match over and over again. They did something similar for the French and Wimbledon during coverage.

    But hopefully they will get better and your right it does come in handy if your a tennis fanatic like me.
     
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  12. maneater

    maneater Semi-Pro

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    LOL i say "POO" all the time! lol I used to say it in my seminars at university and the teacher would just look at me and so would the students...I was like lighten up! Haha I'm still gonna use it in Law School lol...and probably the Court room :)

    Who the hell wants to see this poo playing on NBC! show the god damn Andy match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. saram

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    Not the greatest...but better than no tennis at all.....:confused:
     
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  14. palikero

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    When you say it will "go hi def", does that mean we'll have to pay more for TTC (and other hi-def channels)??

    I'm interested in getting DirecTV, but if it means only 4 months (Sept - Dec) of TennisCHannel, then I wont get it.
    If I dont have to pay extra for hi-def channels, then I might subscribe.

    Also, how much do you guys pay per month for DirecTV?
     
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  15. norcal

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    Thanks for the info, I wondered what happened to 217. I'll check back in August.
     
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  16. AndyRLacoste

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    Exactly.

    :confused:
     
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  17. aidenous

    aidenous Semi-Pro

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    We love TTC. It's still a fairly new channel which has gotten better and will continue getting better as it grows. It was reported earlier this year that the USTA will invest near $10 million dollars in TTC.

    We have Dish Network and I'm hoping that they add the HD Tennis Channel when Directv does. I don't want to switch from Dish to Directv.
     
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  18. Challenger

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    I get free basic DTV when I move into my dorm this Fall. Can anyone verify if TTC is on the basic package?
     
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  19. simi

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    Amen to that! Beats what we used to get.

    p.s. I actually enjoy the USPTA programs. Quite insightful, and helpful. Reinforces the basics most of all.
     
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  20. IceNineTX

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    It's not bad. It's just that they repeat content over and over and over and
    over. I mean, how many times can one watch Murphy Jensen clowning
    around Europe? Now, Mieke Buchan, on Destination Tennis... I have a much higher tolerance for her. I've sat through the Vegas show at least 20 times.

    I expect it to get a lot better as viewership grows and advertising revenue follows.

    jpc
     
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  21. baseliner

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    I baffles me for anyone to criticize TTC. Near 100% disapproval of tennis on ESPN because all it shows is American matches. Now the criticism is during rain delay they replayed a match. TTC si so much better than the alternatives. TTC is in its infancy. I predict great growth and great things for TTC.
     
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  22. FuriousYellow

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    Yes, it is supposed to be in the base programming package.

    LINK

     
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  24. PhillyMike

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    Anyone getting TTC via DirecTV? It shows up in the guide, but won't come in and says I haven't ordered the programming.

    Is it part of the Sports Pack or something? Do I have to upgrade to get it?
     
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  25. UO19

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    it's part of like the premium package or whatever it's called. it's the package with a bunch of extra channels. you don't need sports pack because i don't have it and i get ttc on directv.
     
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  26. Fedexeon

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    If i'm not mistaken, TTC is now available in channel 217 of Direct Tv.
    It is available in the "Choice Xtra" programming package.
     
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  27. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    This is correct. DirecTV's support s*cks - they don't even know that's the package you need - I emailed them on the 23rd and was told "don't worry, you'll have it on the 27th". I don't have the Xtra package and needless to say, like PhillyMike, when I got to 217 I get that message. Does anyone know the price to add that package to standard service? Is that package $5/mo?
     
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  28. jdctennis

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    You need choice extra. It's $5 extra a month.
     
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