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Sea Ray
09-21-2012, 12:14 PM
Good news for cable sports fans

It's about time. Looks like they may announce something today or tomorrow:


According to one of the people, NFL Network will be placed on Time Warner’s digital basic tier, while RedZone will join the carrier’s Sports Pass, which includes NHL Network and Tennis Channel.



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-21/nfl-said-to-have-deal-with-time-warner-for-nfl-network-redzone.html

reds1869
09-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Just in time for my move and switch to FiOptics. :laugh:

Sea Ray
09-21-2012, 12:25 PM
Just in time for my move and switch to FiOptics. :laugh:

Seriously, I've been considering such a move myself and the lack of NFL Network was a huge reason. I think the fact that there are more and more options like FiOptics that offer NFLN placed a big role in this deal getting done. The NFL just got a lot richer but oh well...

Boss-Hog
09-21-2012, 03:06 PM
This long overdue news nonetheless makes me happy. :)

5TimeWSChamps
09-21-2012, 03:15 PM
The Thursday night games every week had to be the tipping point.

And it's good for Insight customers as well, since the NFLN was pulled off of Insight back on July 31st, after TWC bought them

CTA513
09-21-2012, 05:43 PM
Anyone that is serious about switching to fioptics might want to look at the packages that include Direct TV instead of the IPTV they are installing now.
We never had a problem with our fioptics package until we moved across the street and they told us new installations are getting the IPTV instead of the regular cable setup.
Now our boxes are always freezing to go along with a awful slow menu.

Also if anyone does get the IPTV you will probably have to upgrade the internet part of your package since it uses your internet bandwidth, which is something we didn't know until after they installed it.

5TimeWSChamps
09-22-2012, 01:17 AM
Channel 926 is back on insight

fearofpopvol1
09-22-2012, 03:09 AM
Of course they would add it the season after I finally switched from Time Warner. I'm still not upset about the switch though. I still like DirecTV 100X better than TW.

Redsfan320
09-22-2012, 09:34 AM
NFLN is on the air on Time Warner, at least in the Cincinnati area. Channel 346 digital, 1346 HD.

320

Sea Ray
09-22-2012, 10:23 AM
NFLN is on the air on Time Warner, at least in the Cincinnati area. Channel 346 digital, 1346 HD.

320

:thumbup:

reds1869
09-22-2012, 10:37 AM
Good deal, even if I only have my TWC for a few more days. I'm moving Tuesday and will be without TV and internet until Saturday (the horror!) when my FiOptics is installed.

CTA513, thanks for the info...I'll be curious to see whether I have RF or IPTV, though I am going with one of the higher speeds so IPTV might work ok for me.

Mario-Rijo
09-24-2012, 05:36 AM
AWESOME!! Thanks for the info, it's on here in Springfield... :beerme:

Redsfan320
09-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Don't forget, 1st Thursday Night Game for Time Warner customers tonight at 8:20, Browns @ Ravens.

320

gilpdawg
09-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Redzone channel=crack.

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Sea Ray
09-28-2012, 08:03 AM
Redzone channel=crack.



Please explain. Is it worth the extra $$?

gilpdawg
09-30-2012, 03:31 AM
Please explain. Is it worth the extra $$?

Oh yeah.

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RBA
09-30-2012, 03:47 AM
Directv not offering the PAC 12 Network is not going over too good at the RBA household. And if Directv doesn't come to terms to carry the new Lakers network, that may put the nail in the coffin for Directv.

However, no other provider I can get right now has made a deal for the new Lakers channel. This includes Cox Cable, ATT U-Verse, and Dish Network. Dish Network carries PAC 12 Network.

RiverRat13
10-04-2012, 09:50 AM
It is nice to finally be able to watch the Thursday night games and I look forward to never having to watch Chris Berman ruin the Draft again, but thus far the other NFL Network programming has been somewhat disappointing. I was expecting something more along the lines of the MLB Network (more substance, less cliche-laden talk from ex-players), but thus far that hasn't been the case. The Sunday pregame show may be worse than ESPN's, which went from the gold standard to unwatchable. I want more Mayock and Lombardi and a whole lot less of Sapp and Warner.

Sea Ray
10-04-2012, 10:09 AM
It is nice to finally be able to watch the Thursday night games and I look forward to never having to watch Chris Berman ruin the Draft again, but thus far the other NFL Network programming has been somewhat disappointing. I was expecting something more along the lines of the MLB Network (more substance, less cliche-laden talk from ex-players), but thus far that hasn't been the case. The Sunday pregame show may be worse than ESPN's, which went from the gold standard to unwatchable. I want more Mayock and Lombardi and a whole lot less of Sapp and Warner.

The ESPN football coverage has its holes too. I'm fine with Mort and Clayton but very little of substance comes from ex coaches Mangini and Edwards. First of all they weren't good coaches to begin with. Edwards just likes hyperbole and thinks energy equals results whereas Mangini just has nothing to contribute. Case in point this week: They ask Mangini "if Dez Bryant hasn't gotten it at this point in his career will he ever?'

Mangini's answer: "It depends on if he works at it..."

Adam Schefter is supposed to be an insider who gives us accurate info yet for a full week he was telling us that once the Refs agreed to a new contract, logistically it'd take at least a week to get them back on the field. It took less than 24 hrs to get them back on the field.

RiverRat13
10-04-2012, 10:59 AM
The ESPN football coverage has its holes too. I'm fine with Mort and Clayton but very little of substance comes from ex coaches Mangini and Edwards. First of all they weren't good coaches to begin with. Edwards just likes hyperbole and thinks energy equals results whereas Mangini just has nothing to contribute. Case in point this week: They ask Mangini "if Dez Bryant hasn't gotten it at this point in his career will he ever?'

Mangini's answer: "It depends on if he works at it..."

Adam Schefter is supposed to be an insider who gives us accurate info yet for a full week he was telling us that once the Refs agreed to a new contract, logistically it'd take at least a week to get them back on the field. It took less than 24 hrs to get them back on the field.

I wasn't defending ESPN at all. ESPN on the whole is terrible and I only watch the channel for actual games and 30 for 30s.

Sea Ray
10-04-2012, 11:00 AM
I wasn't defending ESPN at all. ESPN on the whole is terrible and I only watch the channel for actual games and 30 for 30s.

I understand. The commentary on ESPN was entirely mine

bucksfan2
10-04-2012, 11:15 AM
It is nice to finally be able to watch the Thursday night games and I look forward to never having to watch Chris Berman ruin the Draft again, but thus far the other NFL Network programming has been somewhat disappointing. I was expecting something more along the lines of the MLB Network (more substance, less cliche-laden talk from ex-players), but thus far that hasn't been the case. The Sunday pregame show may be worse than ESPN's, which went from the gold standard to unwatchable. I want more Mayock and Lombardi and a whole lot less of Sapp and Warner.

I don't watch pregame NFL shows. I think College Gameday sets the gold standard for all pregame shows, one that none of the Pro networks can come close to. From my perspective the NFL shows are full of guys who just are unlikable. Saap, Berman, Deion, Irvin, Keyshawn, etc. are just guys who turn viewers off. I think NBC does a decent job in the Sunday night pregame coverage.

As for Mayock I am not a huge fan. He irks me doing ND games and it carries over to his other games. Give me more Tirico and Gruden and I am happy. I have always liked the energy Gruden brings and the likability he has. Tirico is just a smooth color guy who doesn't pretend to know the game more than he does.

Sea Ray
10-04-2012, 11:36 AM
The heyday of pre-game shows were many years ago such as CBS Brent Musberger, Irv Cross, Phyllis George and Jimmy the Greek.

KoryMac5
10-04-2012, 11:48 AM
Anything that Keyshwan Johnson is on is totally unwatchable to me. He has absolutely killed Sunday morning for me. If I get a chance I try to flip on CBS as I like JB, Marino, Boomer, and the gang, but most of the time I go without.

dougdirt
10-04-2012, 12:54 PM
It is nice to finally be able to watch the Thursday night games and I look forward to never having to watch Chris Berman ruin the Draft again, but thus far the other NFL Network programming has been somewhat disappointing. I was expecting something more along the lines of the MLB Network (more substance, less cliche-laden talk from ex-players), but thus far that hasn't been the case. The Sunday pregame show may be worse than ESPN's, which went from the gold standard to unwatchable. I want more Mayock and Lombardi and a whole lot less of Sapp and Warner.

MLB Network is fantastic, but let's not pretend that the ex players they bring on know a whole lot.

RiverRat13
10-05-2012, 08:43 AM
MLB Network is fantastic, but let's not pretend that the ex players they bring on know a whole lot.

You mean Harold Reynolds was wrong when he called Johnny Cueto a flyball pitcher on Tuesday? :D

dougdirt
10-05-2012, 12:53 PM
You mean Harold Reynolds was wrong when he called Johnny Cueto a flyball pitcher on Tuesday? :D

To me, he was actually right. Cueto gets less groundballs than balls in the air (line drives, fly balls, pop ups). Very few guys actually get more grounders than balls in the air, but to me, to be a groundball pitcher, you need to have 50.0000001% grounders or better.

Tony Cloninger
10-06-2012, 02:12 PM
You mean Harold Reynolds was wrong when he called Johnny Cueto a flyball pitcher on Tuesday? :D

Harold Reynolds still thinks Moneyball was about OBP.

Tony Cloninger
10-06-2012, 02:17 PM
Anything that Keyshwan Johnson is on is totally unwatchable to me. He has absolutely killed Sunday morning for me. If I get a chance I try to flip on CBS as I like JB, Marino, Boomer, and the gang, but most of the time I go without.

Now wait a minute here....YOu mean the guy who blamed Chad Johnson's recent problems on Marvin Lewis and the Bengals is NOT a good commentator?
From Day 1 of his NFL career this guy was what Terrell Owens and Johnson took notes on how to be a D Bag WR....and self promote and sometimes blame others. Hated that Wayne Chebret got more attention for putting himself out there as a WR than he did....and used the race card on top of it. Complete Grade A Megalomaniac.