What happened to NFL Network?

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by Ali4Real, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Ali4Real

    Ali4Real Guest

    Hey fellow Texans fans, I have DISHNetwork and for about a 1-2 years I was getting NFL Network as one of my channels and now its become a subscription channel. Does anyone know why and is there a way I can watch NFL Network without having to pay for it?

    :aggressive: I Wanna' Punch DISH Network in the face!
     
  2. StarStruck

    StarStruck Site Contributor

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    I switched to 154 to see what was going on at the combine and got a message about upgrading. I was like "what's up with that?" but didn't have time to respond. I will call in either tonight or certainly tomorrow to find out what's going on. A few months ago I changed packages to get rid of stuff I wasn't watching, and the NFL was one I agreed specifically to be included.
     
  3. opiedopie

    opiedopie Has Been

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    i had to upgrade to the 250 channels. pissed me off too!
     
  4. Koolaid Time

    Koolaid Time Drink Up!

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    I remember Dish Network saying something back around Christmas, that NFL-N would be put on a Premium level..

    I'll upgrade when Training Camp starts.
     
  5. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    hmmm NFL network must have gotten too popular

    http://www.multichannel.com/blog/350000435/post/770022077.html

     
  6. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    *cough*Directv*cough*
     
  7. BigWig

    BigWig Bigimus Wigimus

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    Yep, as of now still free on Direct TV, knock on wood!
     
  8. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    *cough* seconded *cough*


    Channel 212, 24/7!!
     


  9. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    "Funny I don't remember them ever mentioning that the NFL Network for AT100 customers was a “Free Preview.” I bet that come Thursday there could be some upset Dish Network customers, but then again perhaps no one will notice until next fall when its football season again. "


    I pay for a full one year subscription each March 30th. I have done this for several years.

    When I discovered the channel was blacked out I called dish and reminded them that I had pre-paid for a year and that nfl network was part of what I had paid for. It was my view that the change to my programming should not occur until March 30th.

    The dishnetwork rep. indicated that they had the right to change programing at any time. I stated that this was akin to me buying a new car and then six months later the dealer coming around and removing the tires, even though they were part of the original deal.

    Like talking to a wall. (Am I the only one who gets tired of talking to reps. on the phone whose first language isn't English?)

    My subscription to directtv starts March 26th.

    Bye dishnetwork.

    I don't even watch the nfl network unless there is a live game on. It was just the heavy handed manner they used.

    :coffee:
     
  10. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    It was only a couple bucks to upgrade to AT200 for me. No biggie, it's worth it. :texflag:
     
  11. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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  12. Specnatz

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    Well at least you can upgrade if you want I have TimeWarner and I still do not have NFLN on any package.
     
  13. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    Dish Network is still around?

    I thought it went the way of Beta Max ...
     
  14. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Not sure what you mean by that... My Beta Max works great. :specnatz:
     
  15. Specnatz

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    They still use Beta in news rooms.
     
  16. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    You haven't been looking into it very well then. Other than the Sunday Ticket, Dish is very good. Each time I have compared, the equipment they provide is much better. Ex. first time I looked, Direct was providing a 30 hour DVR and Dish was providing a 100 hour DVR. They also don't care where the receivers are located. Direct wants to set up separate accounts with corresponding base fees if the receivers are not in the same location. Dish will add a receiver on for the hunting camp, lake house, etc. for $5.
     
  17. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I agree. I believe my DVR can handle 150 hrs. I'd have to check to verify, but I've got the Texans entire season and a movie or two recorded yet still have well over 100 hrs left. Sweet!:cool:
     

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