12-04-1998, 10:33 AM
Just FYI, for current or prospective subscribers to any digital satellite TV services:<p>EchoStar's DiSH Network added Speedvision (Channel 150) Dec. 1. It's part of the $4.99/mo. "Action Pack" that also includes Outdoor Life and the Outdoor Channel (but who really cares?).<p>Like I don't sit transfixed in front of CRTs enough already....
now I have digital cable service, which seems on real even footing with DSS dishes as far as channel availability, except I get all of the local channels and can have it in many rooms on different channels at the same time, all for $39.95/month. It does not have Speedvision, but it does have the Speed channel or something similar.
12-05-1998, 06:15 AM
We have Eurosport here in Iceland-it shows RAC Rally, World Superbike and GP, and they just had the Bathhurst 1000 from Australian Touring Car Championship. Pretty cool. They also show a lot of cricket-not so cool.<p>Chris
My company just finished up the deal to sell our satellite slot and uplink center to EchoStar in exchange for Stock I think.<p>What it gives EchoStar is another satellite, full North American coverage and the ability to broadcast 500 channels and all local FOX networks...<p>Should be very interesting when the satellite launches and the new uplink center is done.<p>Speedvision is something like 30% owned by News and I think it was part of the deal that EchoStar broadcasts it for us if we sell to them.<br><ul><li><a href="http://www.newscorp.com/public/news/news_063.htm">Press Release - Newscorp Sells to EchoStar</a></li></ul>
12-10-1998, 08:51 AM
Don't we all :-)<br>Crank the heat up to 80, chill a few beers, and watch a few hours of cricket while it snows ouside.<br>