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Re: beIN Sport USA
I just add an email from Comcast Cares saying they are launching the channel in Spanish first and English at a later date. This Spanish version will be in both Latino and Sports packs.
I have no intention of watching a channel in Spanish and will be venting my spleen at Comcast if this does happen as it is unacceptable to not add both versions at the same time.
BeIN Sports 2 will not carry the Jamaica v USA game live I have checked the schedule and they have Uruguay v Columbia. ONly BeIN Sport one has the USMNT.
Here's a "tentative launch schedule" that someone posted this morning to the BEIN SPORT USA thread in the Comcast Help and Support Forum (»forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-a···7#M25130
Tentative Launch Schedule
The Spanish SD Version of beIN Sports will be added to MultiLatino and Sports Entertainment Package (SEP) channel lineups on the following dates:
September 5 - Heartland [Region] begins rollout (due to a system upgrade, parts of Indiana will not launch until September 12) and New England
September 6 - Beltway [Region], Freedom [Region], Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago, Nashville, Savanna, South Florida, Southwest Florida, California, Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Tucson, Twin Cities
September 12 - Indiana areas: Columbus, Connersville, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Lawrenceburg, Muncie, Rushville, Seymour and Shelbyville
So only Spanish and SD version for now. Thats comcast for you!
JeepMattC'mon the UPremium
My God - that is ridiculous. The Spanish channel isn't carrying the USMNT.
"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"
JeepMattC'mon the UPremiumReviews:
Well - it's official.
I am baffled by this decision.
Let's make a big PR splash that you're carrying the network, then, rush to add the channel - but then only the SD version - AND most importantly of all - add the Spanish version of the station that won't even be showing the USMNT qualifying match live, but we'll throw out there that we're rushing to add it before the qualifiers.
Here is the latest update from Comcast that was just posted to the "PLEASE ADD BEIN SPORT USA" thread in the Comcast Help and Support Forum (»forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-a···5#M25286
edited 09-04-2012 03:09 PM
Thanks for your continued patience.
As stated earlier:
Comcast has signed a deal with beIN SPORT and we will soon be able to offer more European soccer to XFINITY customers. We will be launching the Spanish feed to both MultiLatino and Sports Entertainment packages in the majority of our areas coming early in September. The English-language version will be added to select lineups at a later date.
We regularly examine our channel lineups and talk with a wide range of programmers to ensure that we are bringing the content and programming that our customers want the most.
Just as a general update:
The Spanish standard definition version of beIN Sports is expected to be added to MultiLatino and Sports Entertainment Package channel lineups on the following dates and in the following general locations:
Starting September 5: New England area, Kentucky, Michigan
Starting September 6: Philadelphia area, NJ, DE, MD, Washington, DC area, Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago, Nashville, Savannah, South Florida, Southwest Florida, California, Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Tucson, Twin Cities (MN)
Starting September 7: West, NE and Central PA, western WV, OH
Starting September 12: Indiana (Columbus, Connersville, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Lawrenceburg, Muncie, Rushville, Seymour and Shelbyville)
The above schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Additional locations may be announced at a later date. Some channel numbers below:
California, channel 651
Oregon, channel 643
Twin Cities, channel 604
Washington, channel 785
FYI - Here is an initial schedule that was later posted by Comcast in that thread (»forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-a···5#M25310
Coverage of the USA/Jamaica World Cup Qualifier game on Friday is not scheduled to be available live on the Spanish-language version of beIN that Comcast is scheduled to launch starting this week.
Below is the World Cup Qualifying lineup for Friday, September 7 into Saturday, September 8 that is scheduled on beIN Sport en Espanol. (Times listed are ET)
4:30pm LIVE Columbia vs. Uruguay
7:00pm LIVE Argentina vs. Paraguay
9:15pm LIVE Peru vs. Venezuela
11:30pm Delay: Jamaica vs. USA
1:30am Delay: Ecuador vs. Bolivia
3:30am Delay: Cuba vs. Honduras
I don't for the life of me understand why they are launching the Spanish version first.
The USMNT games are on BeIN 1 USA not BeIN Spanish. It does not make sense.
I have asked them many times and just get the reply that BeIN Spanish is launching now and English later.
There does not seem to be any sane reason.