ESPN / ESPN2 alternate feed

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 15, 2008
Mt. Morris, Michigan
What's the point of channels 210 and 211? Whenever there something on them, its always the same as regular ESPN on 210 and it never lets me access 211. Do they ever actually have "alternate" programming?


SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 21, 2004
Birmingham, Alabama
When does that ever happen? Whenever they turn it on its always the same as the main feed.

I don't know, usually on rare occasions. Most of the time it happens with sports that might have alternate carriage, such as MLB games. If ESPN has national carriage rights and an RSN has carriage rights in the local market for the team, then ESPN has to blackout it's feed in the area that the RSN has the rights. Usually on cable you wouldn't even notice because the cable operator would just replace the feed with the proper one, but since DirecTV broadcasts nationally they have to have separate channels.


SatelliteGuys Master
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 14, 2005
NW Ohio - Buckeye Country
ESPN sucks (typical East Coast bias). I love Rod and Mario!

The issue I think I had last year was, it was a game that Joe Morgan was doing ( I like Joe) Sunday night I guess.
The ESPN feed was blacked out and the FSN D feed was SD only on that particular instance. It seems to be the non HD nights that ESPN will have them anyways.
Watching SD baseball is getting to be annoying :eek:

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