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Not sure if you've noticed, but those of you who subscribe to DirecTV no longer have the Versus channel. Some sort of battle with Comcast (the parent company of the Versus).

The one thing I liked about Versus is you could watch hunting and fishing shows in HD.

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Ya...that sucks! There were some good fishing shows on that network. Wasn't Ultimate Match Fishing (UMF) on that network? I liked that show!
 

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Yeah I believe it went bye-bye yesterday....

I have been sitting on the fence about switching to Dish network and this may have pushed me over the edge. I watch a lot of Vs-HD programs....
 

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The only people that will switch are the ones that dont watch football... You can only get the NFL package on one network so im sure 90% will stay put and Direct TV will come up with some other outdoor channel.
 

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dish network also has World Fishing Network in HD along with Vs and there's another outdoor channel thats not in HD
 

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The only people that will switch are the ones that dont watch football... You can only get the NFL package on one network so im sure 90% will stay put and Direct TV will come up with some other outdoor channel.
good point
 

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The only people that will switch are the ones that dont watch football... You can only get the NFL package on one network so im sure 90% will stay put and Direct TV will come up with some other outdoor channel.
I like football but I'm not paying for that package. I already cough up enough money for HBO, Showtime, Max, Star, Pay-per-view fights and all that HD programming....
 

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Well we do pay for it and it's well worth it especially if you have a wife that's into football as much as you!
 

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"Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S., owns Versus. They regularly try to charge us amounts well in excess of what is fair and reasonable to carry the programming they own. Their reason is obvious: they want to stifle competition from DIRECTV."

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P6220002


"From July 2008 through June 2009 alone, DIRECTV added over one million new customers. During the same period, Dish Network lost 180,000 customers1, and cable wasn't far behind. "

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/directv/competition
 

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I love versus, good fishing shows, WEC, and our college fishing is going to be televised on versus
 

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I switched from Dish to Direct a couple of years ago. I don't think you'll get NFL network on Dish, someone correct me if I wrong. I've been very very pleased with Direct their HD is the best. I'll bet soon they will make a deal with Comcast to geti VS back on Direct. I wait and watch before jumping ship.
 

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You are correct rvtrader. Direct by far has the Best HD channels and it will be the only one that carries the NFL package. Nuff said!
 

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Yeah, but her team choices suck.
I agree, but when you get to go to Lambeau Field every year during christmas time you cant bitch about it!! :biggrin:
 

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I think vs sucks. I left cable when they got rid of Outdoor channel. Dish has 3 channels primarly devoted to outdoor stuff. Outdoor channel, VS, and ICTV. I am not a football junkie like some. If there is a game on that I dont get that I need to see, a nearby bar will suffice quite well.
 

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"Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S., owns Versus. They regularly try to charge us amounts well in excess of what is fair and reasonable to carry the programming they own. Their reason is obvious: they want to stifle competition from DIRECTV."

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P6220002


"From July 2008 through June 2009 alone, DIRECTV added over one million new customers. During the same period, Dish Network lost 180,000 customers1, and cable wasn't far behind. "

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/directv/competition

I could have told you that a year ago. i did the comcast motivational awards show last year. and after hearing ted turner speak, you could totally tell he was a ruthless business man. although, that show did buy me a motorcycle and some killer swag it was pretty scary.:eek: that ol' boy owns everything and is cocky as sh!t!
 

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that's funny, I read this post this mourning, went home at lunch and I got VS???? I have dish network, so maybe they are giving it out now again as a tester to try and get back some ofthat 180,000. I've had it before for a month or so then they take it off, put in on, take it off etc.
 
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