Fox Soccer Plus Blunder

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by trailrated09hbg, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. trailrated09hbg

    trailrated09hbg New Member

    May 16, 2009
    Harrisburg, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, I am watching the repeat broadcast of the England-Egypt game and this oversized sports news crawl shows up at the bottom the screen and reveals the score of the game being shown. :mad:

    This should not happen.
     
  2. dah_sab

    dah_sab New Member

    Mar 8, 2001
    Austin, TX
    They're obviously taking their cues from ESPN2 which does this all the time. Hell, ESPN does it, too.

    FS+ is a joke of an abortion wrapped in a turd.

    For $15/month you: no longer get Ligue 1, you get some Serie A that was in HD on FSC, you get repeat after repeat of pathetic highlight shows, probably endless repeats of the likes of Bolton & Stoke (not that the upper half of the table is all that entertaining, either,) none of the internationals that Setanta carried —and you get the goddamn crawl.

    Subscribers will be leaving in droves, I hope.
     
  3. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah. They're the same company. Of course they would.


    I'm not making excuses, but didn't Setanta usually pick the bottom-feeders first during the later part of past seasons? With the top 2-3 spots all but wrapped up in the final 4-5 weeks, the relegation battles can provide some good competition, despite the fact those teams are the worst in the league.
     
  4. tony1097

    tony1097 New Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    yeah, I seen something rather ironic last night on FSP: The Fox Soccer Report top goals of the week: #1 was from the Russian League, and you could see the Setanta logo behind the FSP logo! It was almost like fox was rubbing it into our faces! It felt like they were saying "Haha suckers, we basically took over this channel and you wont see this league ever again!"
     
  5. sfdanryan

    sfdanryan Member

    Jun 5, 2009

    Yeah but remember that FSP is produced in Canada and gets alot of the video footage from what Canada has access to. I believe Setanta in still available north of the border, and the USA and Caribbean went off the air. If you notice on FSR, that the early game highlights from ESPN 2 (Man City/Chelsea for example) will instead have the Setanta logo in the corner when it wasn't on Setanta here in the States. But I feel your pain with the RPL thing and all
     
  6. Shannbo5150

    Shannbo5150 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Sarawak
    Nat'l Team:
    Swaziland
    Re: Fux Soccer Plus Morons

    Yep, I paid $15.00 to subscribe and watch the Fox Soccer Plus rebroadcast of that match, only to watch the result given to me a few minutes in on the news ticker at the bottom of the screen. Same happened the day before on FSC with the Brazil Ireland match.
    Will cancel today, as it's the only way to send a message to corporate idiots and will ask my cable provider for my money back. I emailed Fox, but all you get in response is botmail.
    They should rename themselves Fux Soccer Channel.
     
  7. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Fux Soccer Plus Morons

    You could avoid this of course by recording the original broadcast.
     
  8. trailrated09hbg

    trailrated09hbg New Member

    May 16, 2009
    Harrisburg, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Fux Soccer Plus Morons


    The guide isn't updated on my Tivo HD yet. Otherwise, I would have.
     
  9. DopeAddict

    DopeAddict New Member

    Mar 3, 2010
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Re: Fux Soccer Plus Morons

    Yes, but there's still no excuse for revealing the score of a match you're watching. That's amateur hour.
     
  10. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Fux Soccer Plus Morons

    At the worst, they'll pro-rate your subscription, so you only have to pay for the week or so you paid for the subscription. If you're polite about it, they could give you a little bit of credit off your bill.

    Be polite about it and it'll go a long way. "I wish to cancel my subscription to Fox Soccer Plus. It's not worth my money." "I was also wondering if there is anything else you could do for me in the way of credit, or a premium channel free for a month or so."

    If you know what to say, you'll come out ahead.
     
  11. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    The most irritating thing is that the actual schedule is crap. Fox was showing 4 games on FSC and sometimes a 5th on FSE. Now they've just moved one of the Saturday games to FSP. They have more or less kept Setanta's EPL stuff, but personally I could care less about seeing Sunderland v. Wolves. They are even showing less Championship games (it looks like 1 per week compared to 2 that Setanta showed). None of this is to say that Fox is responsible for Setanta going under; rather, it's just to say that this channel is junk so far and probably won't get any better unless they are going to actually fill it with programming that merits a second channel.

    The difference between Setanta and FSP is most explicit in the holes in the schedule this past week. Setanta would have had 4-5 friendlies over 2 days (some live, some same-day delay, and some one-day delay). Fox: 2 games (Brazil-ROI, England-Egypt). This sucks.

    FSP could even fill programming with CONCACAF CL games, which isn't really of interest to me personally but at least it would appear as if they have some desire to not repeat what's on FSC or that they have just pulled a bait and switch on us.
     
  12. jammybastard

    jammybastard Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Flyoverland
    it's reading threads like this that make me glad I cancelled my DISH acct and
    watched the FSC+ feed of England V Egypt last week on a free public stream at 1400k.
     
  13. yaz96

    yaz96 Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Re: Fux Soccer Plus Morons

    They did this with the EPL matches over the weekend as well. Disappointing to say the least!
     
  14. ECU_SIMMS

    ECU_SIMMS New Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    maybe i will do the same... but public streams are very unreliable... FSC+ does suck donkey D****
     
  15. yikchi

    yikchi Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    Garden State
    It sucks that they put no thoughts into this. Also the crawl is useless, it adds nothing other than shrinking the picture.

    The problem with stream is that I cannot reliably record it since it is hard for me to watch games live due to my scheule.
     
  16. Onyewu Power Station

    Jul 5, 2009
    Club:
    Everton FC
    ya fox has really been ********ing up left and right since setanta usa went down
     
  17. yaz96

    yaz96 Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Yeah, the shrinkage is a pisser also!
     
  18. jammybastard

    jammybastard Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Flyoverland
    they were unreliable 2 years ago, not anymore.
    Whether you use a dedicated streaming client like Sopcast, or HQ site like Veetle or Vexcast, you can usually find very solid and reliable streams.

    http://www.myp2p.eu/
     
  19. huhe888

    huhe888 Red Card

    Oct 3, 2007
    Setanta sublicensed 1/2 of the English Football League "Championship" and English League Cup matches to ESPN360.com.

    That sublicense remains in effect even after FS+ took over Setanta's U.S. video contact for the EFL "Championship" and English League Cup with the English Football League Ltd. and CSI Sports Ltd.

    Middlesbrough vs Newcastle on March 13 at 9:55am ET will be on ESPN360.com
     
  20. wiswis

    wiswis Member

    Mar 27, 2004
    I've just dropped FS+ although I was paying $9.99 for it only.
    This channel is not even worth being a La Carte channel in my opinion!
     
  21. simont

    simont Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    well fox did it agen when i was Watching Portsmouth birmingham game on fsc+ a game that fsc had not let shown and they gave the score away. god they are so dumm.:mad:
     
  22. yaz96

    yaz96 Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Is there an email address that we can ALL write to, and complain about this practice?
     
  23. simont

    simont Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. yaz96

    yaz96 Member

    Aug 5, 2006
  25. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Totally agree the FS+ schedule so far has been rubbish.

    At $15 a la carte it's not worth it. And I'm pissed at Verizon for switching me over from Setanta automatically. :mad:
     

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