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post #91 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-03-19, 05:07 PM
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just update for whoever still follows this, DO NOT get this, Saturday couldnt get HD, Sunday it was DOWN , played 2 min and the VIDEO error, considering i need this app for La Liga mainly and weekends, i am 100% not getting it, 7$ a month for something that doesnt work !!!
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post #92 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-03-19, 05:11 PM
 
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Pooya, contact RealSports and Microsoft ...

I tried and tried to get help when it first came out,
they answer but just pass the info to engineers.

They sure have figured out how to get our money,
but need some help providing the service.

I still feel like they owe me the $65,
the gold membership fee plus service for all channels for one month.

At least a couple months free GOLTV would be nice if they ever fix it.
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post #93 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-03-20, 10:46 PM
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I only had 1 bar for saturdays game as well but for todays game i had full hd the whole time. I usually get full hd for every game but occasionally i get the game where its only 1 bar and its horrible but its still better than what i watch on tv.
Anybody know when it'll be available as an actual channel for cable/satellite?
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post #94 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-21, 08:35 PM
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Al-Jazeera to start sports channels:

DOHA, Qatar -- Al-Jazeera will launch two sports channels in the United States in August, a move that could cause league games in Spain and Italy to disappear from many cable systems.

The Qatar-based broadcaster said it has obtained rights to Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and France's Ligue 1 as well as the Copa America and South American qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The launch could set the stage for an attempt to win the rights to the more popular Premier League when it comes on the market this year for the 2013-14 season.

The network will be called beIN Sports USA. Managing director Youssef Mohammad al-Obaidly said the channels will be "a new way of watching sports, a better way."

The network is in "the last stages of negotiation with different providers, having secured two major deals so far that will bring the channel to subscribers' homes on Aug. 1," he said.

However, given the short time before the start of next season to strike deals with Multiple System Operators, La Liga and Serie A may lose much of their U.S. distribution. That would lessen the American visibility of stars such Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Fox Soccer and its second channel, Fox Soccer Plus, had televised the Serie A since the 2007-08 season, when Fox took over rights following a splintered package that had GolTV owning the home games of most teams and Fox owning the rights to home games of Lazio, Lecce, Treviso and Cagliari. Fox's channels televised Ligue 1 the past two seasons, obtaining the French telecasts without a rights fee.

GolTV has had La Liga rights since the 2004-5 season, when it took over from Fox. It sublicensed some games to ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com.

The loss leaves the German Bundesliga as GolTV's only major European league under a deal runs through the 2014-15 season. GolTV also has rights to league games in Brazil and Argentina.

Fox retains rights to the two most-watched European soccer properties. It will televise the UEFA Champions League through 2014-15 after taking over in August 2009 from ESPN, which had held U.S. rights since 1994-95.

Fox has televised the Premier League since 1998, sublicensing some rights to ESPN since August 2009. Fox's Premier League deal runs through the 2012-13 season, and Al-Jazeera could bid for the next three-year package.

In addition, Fox takes over the second-tier Europa League next season from GolTV under a three-year deal through 2014-15.


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post #95 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-23, 09:56 PM
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What does this mean for la liga in canada? Will goltv be getting the feeds from
BeIN sports or will BeIN sports launch in canada too?
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post #96 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-25, 12:59 PM
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As far as I know they do not have hold those rights (Serie A, La Liga) in Canada and there's no word of that channel coming here anytime soon.
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post #97 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-25, 02:18 PM
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so this means that goltv canada will get the la liga feeds from BeIN for the next three seasons? i hope this is true and i hope its in hd.
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post #98 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-25, 06:30 PM
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Don't know where thye will get the feeds from (or even whether they will continue to show Liga games. All I know is that according to the guy who runs the CanadaSoccerTV blog, who's pretty reliable, he got a tweet from BeIN saying:

beIN Sports does NOT hold media rights to La Liga or Serie A in Canada and has no intention of pursuing those rights. beIN Sports USA will not be available in Canada. No intention of applying for CRTC licence
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post #99 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-25, 07:59 PM
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Sounds nice, too bad we can't enjoy it! Has there been any news regarding who might pick up the La Liga rights in Canada, if GolTV doesn't renew them?
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post #100 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-25, 11:50 PM
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Thanks PFD.

I am sure that it will be on Sportsnet World,Gol TV Canada or The Score (Spanish League & Italian League TV rights) probably EuroWorld Sport again with French Ligue 1 rights.

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post #101 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-26, 03:58 AM
 
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All I know is that according to the guy who runs the CanadaSoccerTV blog, who's pretty reliable, he got a tweet from BeIN saying:...
That twitter account is not reliable; it's fake.
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That twitter account is not reliable; it's fake.
Tell that to the guy who just posted above you.
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post #103 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-05-26, 12:00 PM
 
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The fact they link to a crummy Wordpress site makes it look somewhat fake.

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post #104 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-08-23, 05:41 PM
 
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Does anyone still subscribe to the Real Sports Gol TV app? How's the HD quality these days?
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post #105 of 110 (permalink) Old 2012-08-23, 06:34 PM
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Now that Rogers and Bell are part owners in GOL Tv Canada, hopefully the HD channel will soon be made available to those provider.
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