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navi8132
Post #1
Sunday February 3, 2013 2:39am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,019
Does anyone know when this a-hole channel will come to Verizon and Cablevision?

Red
NY
Post #2
Sunday February 3, 2013 3:01am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
I'm also a cablevision customer. The last I heard they are not in negotations with them as cablevision passed or something like that and will talk with them at a later date. That means...idk...another few years.

Its a good channel but the way they handled the providers was a disgrace to all American and Canadian football fans. They even blocked me from their facebook page(and dozens others) for asking too many questions and complaining.

Their communication is a joke....Good thing I have rai to watch serie a on.

navi8132
Post #3
Sunday February 3, 2013 3:37am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,019
I've never been so angry at a tv channel before....

navi8132
Post #4
Sunday February 3, 2013 3:40am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,019
I'm actually a Verizon customer, but my friends and family all have Cablevision. So I am hoping Verizon gets the deal moving with this arab oil money channel.

Bear06
Post #5
Sunday February 3, 2013 8:21am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 126
a-hole channel? beIN Sport is awesome! Don't be mad just because your crappy provider doesn't have it.

navi8132
Post #6
Sunday February 3, 2013 4:24pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,019
They bought the one thing that US fans couldn't go without (US World Cup qualifiers that the US plays in other countries) knowing full well that it would be a huge stretch to get on all the major providers by the time WCQs come around. Low and behold, this greedy, asshole channel is not on two of the top ~5 biggest providers in the country, Cablevision and Verizon. They could have bought rights to soccer in plenty of leagues to just be an attractive option for providers to pick up. They didn't have to get something so important to american soccer fans as American WCQs (played in other countries) knowing they would invariably screw many people over for the first few (or more) WCQs. BEin sports can go f*ck itself.

skangles
DC
Post #7
Sunday February 3, 2013 5:45pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 2,007
What are you talking about? Channels like ESPN and NBC sports could have bought the rights to the US road qualifiers months ago. They didn't and instead the rights were sold to Traffic Sports. If you're unaware of Traffic Sports, this is the company that put the previous round of road qualifiers on PPV. BeIn swooped in and bought the rights off of Traffic Sports as part of their launch package in the US. This means we're getting a much higher quality production for games that won't be broadcasted on PPV for an exuberant sum.

You can be pissed at ESPN and NBC Sports for not putting in a more serious bid originally. You can be pissed at Verizon and Cablevision for not picking up BeIn but your hate for BeIn is misguided.

navi8132
Post #8
Sunday February 3, 2013 5:50pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 2,019
hmmm, I wasn't aware that Traffic Sports outbid ESPN and NBC sports.

Bear06
Post #9
Tuesday February 5, 2013 6:56am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 126
Original post from skangles

What are you talking about? Channels like ESPN and NBC sports could have bought the rights to the US road qualifiers months ago. They didn't and instead the rights were sold to Traffic Sports. If you're unaware of Traffic Sports, this is the company that put the previous round of road qualifiers on PPV. BeIn swooped in and bought the rights off of Traffic Sports as part of their launch package in the US. This means we're getting a much higher quality production for games that won't be broadcasted on PPV for an exuberant sum.

You can be pissed at ESPN and NBC Sports for not putting in a more serious bid originally. You can be pissed at Verizon and Cablevision for not picking up BeIn but your hate for BeIn is misguided.


Well said mate!

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #10
Tuesday February 5, 2013 1:07pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 280
Original post from skangles

What are you talking about? Channels like ESPN and NBC sports could have bought the rights to the US road qualifiers months ago. They didn't and instead the rights were sold to Traffic Sports. If you're unaware of Traffic Sports, this is the company that put the previous round of road qualifiers on PPV. BeIn swooped in and bought the rights off of Traffic Sports as part of their launch package in the US. This means we're getting a much higher quality production for games that won't be broadcasted on PPV for an exuberant sum.

You can be pissed at ESPN and NBC Sports for not putting in a more serious bid originally. You can be pissed at Verizon and Cablevision for not picking up BeIn but your hate for BeIn is misguided.


Yeah, I watched a few of the PPV games and the quality was awful. I think BeIn does a good job. I was very happy to see Dish Networks carried BeIn.


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