Bye bye ASN

Discussion in 'Over the Air TV By RabbitEars.Info' started by ejb1980, Mar 11, 2017.

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  2. All that money Delta Media spent on dropping This from KXKW 32.1 for ASN now down the tubes....
     
  3. There are different reports, with Sinclair (which is a fundamentally dishonest company) claiming it is not shutting down, but rather is going to "partner" with Campus Insiders to produce the content which will be shown on both the .2 ASN network and on as "over the top" on Campus Insiders pay site. Others are reporting that the "linear" .2 ASN network will shut down and Campus Insiders will buy/be given their remaining contracts only for Campus Insiders. It is certain that Sinclair fired everybody in the building who worked for ASN.

    IMHO, ASN's coverage was fine. OTA, it was in SD, but it was OK. You could tell that the announcers were calling the games off the feed rather than actually being at the venue, but bigger outfits have done that. In my area they would take some Marshall (local team) content and move it to the .1 channel pre empting then major network in HD and it was fine.

    The network was hurt by not being on DirecTV. Sinclair should have demanded it in return for retrans of its major network affiliates. My local hangout has lots of Marshall fans and they just could not show the games. They could put up an antenna, but just didn't. Landlord issues.

    But the main point, IMHO, was the sports on it just were of little interest other than to fans of that particular team. In a world where there are 20 or 30 other games on, nobody is going to make an effort to see CUSA, MWC, or I-AA games in SD other than their own fans.
     
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  4. Wow I wonder if this means my area will stop putting sports on my local MeTV channel.

    Watch my luck, now if they do stop showing sports on MeTV, we will lose MeTV because they want TBD and Charge!.

    Though I still have the national feed luckily so I should never lose MeTV as hopefully they wouldn't decide one day to stop the stream.

    Odd how when I got frustrated when they kept pre-empting MeTV, that I just wished they'd close, but I just meant wish they'd put stuff on another channel vs taking over the programming I wanted to see.
     
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  5. I am curious to see how this will follow as different sources all over the web seem to not be completely sure what is going on if it's shutting down or not.

    I just mainly was curious what will happen to ASN preempting programming on my local MeTV but from the information I can't tell what exactly is likely to happen.

    ASN on their FB isn't hinting anything either when folks asked them directly about it.
     
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  6. Just a small update on this, even though ASN's website was redesigned not too long ago, ever since these rumors, their website has gone severely down hill.

    All of the sudden, their Game Finder can't even properly list what stations a game will be on for a zip code.

    The TV Guide section oddly can't go past Mar 19th.

    They never had the greatest website ever, as many times games that aired in my area didn't claim they would on their site and many times when they said it would, it didn't.

    Though their website was never this sloppy before as right now.
     
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  7. With the sports pack, which gives you NESN, MASN, CSN, and Altitude, all which carry ASN games in HD, many of the ASN games were/are available just fine on Directv in HD...