Comcast and other cable customers who want FSC HD and FSC+

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by matty311, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. HDSports

    HDSports Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    I am a Verizon FIOS customer and they post onscreen listings two weeks ahead. Las night I checked Setanta (channel 1009) into March, and they listed the first week of the Fox Soccer Plus schedule. It is still possible that the company that provides the listings to FIOS might be in error, but it also may be indicative of what FIOS will be doing with FS+....offering it as a continuation of Setanta in SD only for now.

    I do not get Setanta via Verizon FIOS (I continued my Globecast subscription instead when I switched from Comcast to Verizon a couple of years ago). Is there anyone out there who does have Setanta via FIOS, and could they tell us whether you current FIOS TV bill includes a charge for Setanta for March, or did they send you a discontinue notice for Setanta?
     
  2. luvean

    luvean New Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm looking at my FiOS bill and the Setanta portion is listed as Feb 1 - Feb 28. nothing listed for March.

    I also just looked at the guide and skipped ahead to Monday 3/1. since when does Setanta show Fox Soccer Report? ;)
     
  3. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Yes, there is definetly a demand for FSC HD on FIOS. It seems like a no-brainer to us futbol fanatics, but , I guess, "discussions" ($$$), continue.....
     
  4. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    It's the same thing with AT&T U-Verse. Remember, the providers generally get the guide information from outside sources. We know that Setanta will "switch over and become" FS+, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll be carried by a provider.

    We'll know if our providers have signed deals based on what happens on 3/1. For me, Setanta is channel 657. What will happen on that date? Will channel 657:

    1) Become part of a various tier with a "call to order" screen?
    2) Become part of a various tier with actual images, suggesting that i'm already subscribed to the necessary package?
    3) Go black and when I try to enter channel 657, it goes to the next-highest channel number, suggesting that FS+ is not carried by the provider.
    4) Other
     
  5. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    [​IMG]
    Verizon FiOS Unfortunately that is all the information we have available at the moment. But we understand that our fans are anxious for an update, and we expect to be able to tell you more in the coming months!

    2 hours ago · Report


    The above is the reply I got from the "Fans of FIOS" facebook page, when I asked for more specifics about the "discussions" going on between FIOS and Fox. Months? Good grief! Bob
     
  6. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. matty311

    matty311 Member

    Jul 2, 2003
    Pittsburgh
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    With Setanta appearing to show FS+ programming next week on the FIOS guide, I'm wondering if anyone here that has Setanta in one of the few Comcast markets that carry it is seeing the same thing happen in their guide listings starting on Monday of next week.
     
  8. Johnny Bundesliga

    Aug 6, 2006
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    No, at last check the listings for Setanta are "Off Air" from midnight ET on Sunday night. I also received a letter from Comcast stating that Setanta would be going off the on Feb. 28 and that my bill would automatically be adjusted. No mention of Fox Soccer Plus at all.
     
  9. sfdanryan

    sfdanryan Member

    Jun 5, 2009

    Same here with Comcast in the Bay Area. Off Air at 9pm Saturday for us on left coast is what the guide shows. Looks like I'll have to go back to watching a lot of matches on my laptop instead of my big screen :(
     
  10. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    As a FIOS subscriber, I was really looking forward to FSC HD , BUT now i read that FS+ is replacing Setana on 3/1 as a PPV station. I could understand Setana as a non-commercial station charging a monthly fee, but this is FOX now, so why should we be charged for another SD feed of soccer matches? I suppose FIOS will see just how many futbol-fanatics will sign up for FS+ (in SD), before ever considering adding FSC HD. I, for one, will NOT buy it...............
     
  11. sfdanryan

    sfdanryan Member

    Jun 5, 2009

    Thanks Spammer! This really is really relavent to the topic.:mad:
     
  12. Lamps>Gerrard

    Lamps>Gerrard Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is going on? I'm REALLY sick of watching FSC, having those jerks tell me, "You're watching FSC in HD". No, I'm not, eff you guys.

    I have Comcast. Come March 1st, is FSC HD going to be available as a part of FS+? Heck, is Comcast even going to offer FS+ at all?
     
  13. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not according to this
     
  14. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Re: Comcast and other cable customers (FIOS) who want FSC HD and FSC+

    It really sucks to see FIOS playing the game to lure futball-fanatics into their PPV ( now FS+) station , and not adding FSC HD. They ovviously want to see how much revenue they can get from FS+ before deciding about FSC HD. So we are stuck with some horrible SD feed at the moment. Can't wait for June to watch the World Cup in HD on ESPN and ABC! Bob
     
  15. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    It was great to watch the USA v. Netherlands game yesterday on espn2HD, but painful to watch the Germany v. Argentina and Italy v. Camaroon games on FSC in lousy SD! Come on FIOS get with the program and add FSC HD! Bob
     
  16. blackhornet

    blackhornet Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    fixed
     
  17. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC

    My bad, these matches were on GOLTV. I meant the Brazil v. Ireland match. Sorry
     
  18. goke313

    goke313 Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    On or about April 5, 2010 we will launch Fox Soccer Plus on ch. 460 and Fox Soccer Plus HD on ch. 470. Both services will be part of our sports tier.
     
  19. len3121

    len3121 New Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    NY
    Not sure if it is valid elsewhere but the above does apply for Time Warner in NYC, according to their online channel changes page. Now if they could only also add FSC in HD as well I wouldnt have any complaints.
     
  20. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Here are a couple of recent news releases:

    "Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports Net (FSN) and Fox Soccer Plus will feature blanket coverage of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg, with eight live and exclusive English-language match telecasts in high-definition from March 9 through 17."


    Fox Soccer ready for World Cup, HDTV

    "Broadcast giant Fox is ramping up coverage for the upcoming World Cup and is finally making the plunge into high definition.
    For soccer and “football” fans in the U.S. and abroad, it’s about time. The world’s most beautiful game rarely looks like it in old-fashioned standard definition. Faces are blurry and the grass looks dull green.
    Only problem is, Dish Network is the sole cable or satellite operator in the U.S. to start showing Fox’s soccer programs in HD. Negotiations are still ongoing with carriers such as DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FIOS. The hope is that they will add Fox’s high-def soccer channels to their lineups very soon."






    Now we need FIOS to step up, and add FSC HD to their lineup NOW!
     
  21. yaz96

    yaz96 Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Links?

    Are these facts, or some columnists opinions?
     
  22. yaz96

    yaz96 Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    How about a little more info....

    What provider? Where?
     
  23. simont

    simont Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i think it is Time Warner and for nyc.
     
  24. coasterbob

    coasterbob New Member

    Jun 27, 2009
    Club:
    Celtic FC
  25. Lamps>Gerrard

    Lamps>Gerrard Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So why do those idiots at FSC keep up with the "YOU'RE WATCHING IN HD" crap? It's getting slightly annoying.
     

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