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rej4sl

join:2008-07-11
Minneapolis, MN

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[HD] Olympic Soccer and Olympic Basketball Channels

Comcast have come through this year in Minneapolis as we got both the Olympic channels listed already.

Olympic Soccer on 896 and the Olympic Basketball on 895both in the HD tier.

Last Olympics we were told no bandwidth, this year we did not even have to call them. Must be the NBC connection.



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

nothing here yet.


Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to rej4sl

well last olympics they still had lot's of analog.


Mgsports

join:2004-11-11
Olathe, KS

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reply to rej4sl

Not in Olathe or Mo yet.



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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Wilmington, DE
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reply to rej4sl

Now Live in Delaware

Thursday is apparently "add" day for Comcast here in the Freedom region.

The 2 Olympic HD channels (Soccer & Basketball) showed up today on Channels 801 and 809 (both on 561MHz for you Moto!)

I was pretty certain these would be added due to the gobs of capacity currently available.
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"


dyhrdmet

join:2008-10-25
Springfield, NJ
reply to rej4sl

Re: [HD] Olympic Soccer and Olympic Basketball Channels

801 and 803 on Comcast of Union NJ. both in HD.


The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
reply to rej4sl

Olympics Soccer HD on channel 809
Olympics Basketball HD on channel 801

western Montgomery County, PA (philly suburbs)


gt1racer

join:2008-11-19
Fall River, MA
reply to rej4sl

Olympic Soccer on Channel 931 HD and Olympic Basketball on Channel 930 HD here in Massachusetts.



mountlaurel

@comcast.net
reply to The Q

Same here over on the Garden State, NJ system. They also added a Olympic 3D channel (981).



Spiderman865

join:2005-12-27
Joliet, IL
reply to rej4sl

Comcast Romeoville IL:
335 Olympics Basketball Hd
336 Olympics Soccer Hd
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andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL

Yep. 335 and 336 in the Chicago area.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to dyhrdmet

said by dyhrdmet:

801 and 803 on Comcast of Union NJ. both in HD.

Same here in Monmouth County, NJ (Olympics Basketball is Ch. 801 and Soccer is Ch. 803).

Right now those channels are just showing a color bar test pattern with titles saying "EC NOC Olympics Basketball/Soccer GAL 17 transponder 11," indicating that the feed is on transponder 11 of the Intelsat Galaxy 17 satellite.


BigBearsFan

join:2009-08-01
Galesburg, IL

Ours are 904 and 905 in downstate Illinois .We are part of the Greater Chicago area.Hopefully they will put something up full time after the Olympics that is worthwhile.Still waiting for the Bloomberg,Criminal Investigation,soccer channels ,outdoor and sportsman channels and move to 1000's.



bubba555

@comcast.net
reply to telcodad

Same here in Comcast NW NJ (801 and 803). Does this mean that when the Olympics are over and they get rid of these channels they can the add something like Fox Soccer HD and/or Gol HD?



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5

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said by bubba555 :

Same here in Comcast NW NJ (801 and 803). Does this mean that when the Olympics are over and they get rid of these channels they can the add something like Fox Soccer HD and/or Gol HD?

Well, the flyer about HD channels changes I got it my last bill (see: »(Philly) Tons of HD Premium Channels will be removed! ) shows that, right after the Olympics are over, this area will be getting some new sports channels like ESPN Goal Line and Pac12 starting August 17th, so they may be using that same QAM carrier to carry those new ones.

This area already got the Fox Soccer and GOL TV channels added last fall during our "World of More" HD upgrade.

However, the flyers that other areas received show other sports channels being added in August, so maybe your area will get them then.


bubba555

@comcast.net

Only notice we got is they are removing all the duplicate 200 level HD channels 8/17 and receiving one HD channel 810 WLNY HD 8/17.


andyross
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join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to rej4sl

I noticed that, so far, these appear to be HD only. Anyone know if there will be SD versions for those without HD?


Os

join:2011-01-26
US
reply to telcodad

Replace 2 HD channels with 2 SD ones (Goal Line and Pac-12 Network are being added only in SD).

Sounds like typical Comcast.


Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL

and goal line is part time and can be slotted into the same space that red zone HD uses (both are not live at the same time) in less comcasts systems just holds the red zone HD slot in a channel off air hd holding page year around.


Mgsports

join:2004-11-11
Olathe, KS
reply to rej4sl

Olathe has them know


andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to Joe12345678

On my system (NW Chicago suburbs), the basketball channel is being shared with The Movie Channel HD. The soccer is shared with RedZone HD and NHL Network HD. I don't have access to RedZone, but am guessing it's not really airing anything right now.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to Os

said by Os:

Replace 2 HD channels with 2 SD ones (Goal Line and Pac-12 Network are being added only in SD).

Sounds like typical Comcast.

Yeah, I didn't notice there was no "HD" after those names, just figured that by now, any new channels added would be in HD.

The only one of the 10 new channels listed in my version of that flyer that has an "HD" after it is "WLNY HD" (Ch. 810) as bubba555 noted.

Both of those Olympic HD channels show that they are one QAM carrier at 717 MHz, so maybe it will be used to expand the number of HSI QAMs in our area then?

scanpa
Premium
join:2006-09-06
Lebanon, PA
reply to rej4sl

806/809 Here for the Lebanon PA Comcast system.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to rej4sl

Yeah there are like extra channels on all my equipment with the tagline "SIGNED OFF" with a sine wave reference tone.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to rej4sl

These new dedicated channels are mentioned in an entry today in the Comcast Voices blog about Comcast's coverage of the 2012 Olympic games:

»blog.comcast.com/2012/07/from-te···ver.html



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

I didn't see anything about channels. Just on demand, apps, online and tablets. Nothing about channels.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5

It's just a quick mention, in the paragraph right before the bullet list:

Of course, you can sit back and enjoy all the action in vivid HD on your family room big-screen TV with Olympics coverage available across nine NBC networks including a dedicated soccer and basketball channel as well as 3D coverage on our Xfinity 3D channel.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5

Comcast also issued a press release today about their Olympic Games coverage (»www.comcast.com/About/PressRelea···RID=1204 ) where it mentions:

Specialty Channels: Dedicated 24/7 basketball and soccer channels are available to Xfinity TV customers, and will total 770 hours of NBC's HD coverage. Additionally, all men's soccer matches and Team USA women's soccer matches will be available in Spanish via SAP.

and:

3D: Panasonic Corporation of North America and the NBC Sports Group have partnered to make the London 2012 Olympic Games available in 3D to Xfinity TV customers. The effort will produce 242 hours of coverage and mark the first time that the Olympic Games will be distributed in the U.S. in 3D. The 3D broadcasts will be shown on next-day delay and will span multiple competitions throughout the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:2

PQ on the soccer channel is quite good for the US/France match right now...

Glad to see...
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5

FYI - An interesting article on the NY Times site about what is involved behind the scenes to bring all this coverage of the games to us:

NBC Gets Wired for Wall-to-Wall Olympic Coverage
By Brian Stelter, The New York Times - July 25, 2012
»www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/sport···age.html