DirecTV Jazzes Up NFL Sunday Ticket!

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"DirecTV said it is adding some interactive elements to its exclusive “NFL Sunday Ticket” package"-Multichannel News, 9/16/2004 :)

Anyone a memeber of multichannel? could you get the entire story?
 
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DirecTV Jazzes Up ‘Sunday Ticket’

By Steve Donohue -- Multichannel News, 9/16/2004 3:34:00 PM

DirecTV Inc. said it is adding some interactive elements to its exclusive “NFL Sunday Ticket” National Football League out-of-market package.

The direct-broadcast satellite company said it is adding additional game channels where viewers will be able to watch one game and get real-time scores, red-zone alerts and time clocks from all other games -- “all on one screen in an L-wrap format.”

The enhanced games -- which can be viewed on channels 702-705 -- include real-time clocks for each game and color-coded indicators that will alert viewers to the start of the game, which team has possession of the ball and when a team has scored, DirecTV said.

DirecTV also stole some thunder from Comcast Corp., which announced a deal with the NFL earlier this week to offer video-on-demand customers highlights from NFL games each week.

The DBS provider said late Wednesday that Sunday Ticket subscribers who have digital-video recorders would be able to view two-minute highlights from NFL games that will be automatically downloaded to their DVRs.

James Brown, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson -- NFL announcers for DirecTV’s News Corp. sibling, Fox Broadcasting Co. -- will also provide wrap-ups for all of the games to Sunday Ticket customers who own DVRs, DirecTV said.

The DBS company also rolled out a new “GameTracker” feature for Sunday Ticket, which will allow subscribers to get alerts via e-mail “when games heat up so that they can tune to the right game at all of the key moments.”

Cable-industry executives have been waiting for DirecTV to roll out new interactive-TV features since the company was taken over by News Corp., which offers several interactive-TV services on its satellite services in Europe, Asia and Australia. Wednesday’s announcement from DirecTV may signal the beginning of a series of new interactive-TV features that it could offer to subscribers.
 
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okay .. what is wrong with this picture ...

I have had the enhancements and the DVR highlights since LAST SEASON.

Interactivity may be new but Comcast certainly did not have the wind sucked out of their sails buy something D* has been doing for more than a year.

This was the first time I used game tracker on my PC .. it rocked and was on time.
 
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Last week the Lions and Bears were on one of the SD channels in this L Wrap format. It showed everything that was going on with all the other games which was kind of cool for a quick update.
 
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I saw it laast week as well and yes it was kind of cool to get quick updates.
 
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Thank you Scott for the rest of the story!
 
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