Fox Soccer in HD
pgsimons
Enthusiast - Level 2

FOx Soccer will be available in HD starting in March.  Please add!

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Caps09
Specialist - Level 2

While I'll completely agree that not knowing any timelines stinks, I saw this a couple days ago on Twitter by @fiostv- "it will happen". Even though Verizon will say nothing else, I hope this helps.

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Rhodyman
Enthusiast - Level 3

I agree with you Ben. FSC-HD should have been added already. I bug the Fios contact on Twitter regularly but he doesn't give up any info at all. It's so frustrating! Smiley Mad

I don't buy the argument that soccer isn't popular in the US (someone posted this on the other thread). That's **bleep**. There is a ton of interest for this channel.  I'm sure Fox charges alot, blah, blah, blah.. However,  Fios service isn't cheap either. I love Fios but people are getting extremely frustrated and I'm sure many have given up and moved to Dish.

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beatsc93
Enthusiast - Level 3

I agree completely ridiculous that its available adn we can't get it.  Especially since I pay extra for FSC+.

It seems like they are at least negotiating and I also hound the @FiosTV person on twitter, but now I also hound @foxsports as both need to get this done.

I have given up hope that it will convert FSC and FSC+ for this EPL and Champions league season (too frustrating).  Hopefully by next EPL season it will get done.  At least we get the World Cup in HD on ESPN.

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TXDeadBear
Newbie

+1 request for FSC HD + FSC Plus HD  Smiley Happy

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BenButler
Enthusiast - Level 3

another   request for FSC HD + FSC Plus HD 

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foomanjee
Newbie

FSC HD is actually here now.  However, it's not actually in HD.  It's just a rebroadcast of FSC SD.  Why is this?

I've just gotten off the phone with Verizon, and my channel package does have FSC HD (infact I just upgraded to Ultimate as well).

FSC HD and GOL TV HD are both here, but neither one is in HD.

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nuttyirishman
Enthusiast - Level 2

@foomanjee wrote:

FSC HD is actually here now.  However, it's not actually in HD.  It's just a rebroadcast of FSC SD.  Why is this?

I've just gotten off the phone with Verizon, and my channel package does have FSC HD (infact I just upgraded to Ultimate as well).

FSC HD and GOL TV HD are both here, but neither one is in HD.


What channel #s do you have for these statons?   I have Channel 84 for FSC and 313 for GOL TV.  These are NOT HD stations.    Bob

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foomanjee
Newbie

84: FSC

1522: FSC HD (..but not actually in HD)

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cxg331
Contributor - Level 1

FSC on 1522 is not the HD channel.  It has been in that slot for a long time now.  FSC HD will likely be channel 584, to mirror the SD version on channel 84.

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foomanjee
Newbie

I was told it was 1522 by the Verizon guy I spoke to earlier today when I upgraded my service

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Tideman
Newbie
Channel 1522 is not HD, it is just a mirror of channel 84 and is part of the Spanish "La Conexion" package. Even though the channel broadcasts in English (not all channels in the package are Spanish language) they group most of the channels in the package together in the 1500's-1800's channel range so there are many duplicate channels (for instance the main CNN channel is 100 but in the Spanish package it is 1541). No one but Dish Network is currently carrying FSC HD which is why people on these forums and forums of other carriers are pestering their providers to get it ASAP as it has been live since February. You just see the HD logo on some of the FSC programming because they are now broadcasting in HD, but it comes through as SD. And GOL TV does not broadcast in HD at all. And no offense to all customer service folks, but most either have no clue or just yes you to death. As of last week one had no idea the Fox Soccer Plus channel was taking over channel 1009 (formerly the Setanta channel) effective March 1 when the switch over occurred. As much as I love the FiOS service I have found that I get many different responses to the same question from different reps.
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foomanjee
Newbie

Yep.  That's what I'm realizing - I was "yes'd" to get off the phone

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nuttyirishman
Enthusiast - Level 2

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It was great to watch the USA v. Netherlands game yesterday on espn2HD, but painful to watch the Germany v. Argentina and Italy v. Camaroon games on FSC in lousy SD! Come on FIOS get with the program and add FSC HD! Bob

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Tideman
Newbie
Well, Time Warner Cable just announced today they will be carrying Fox Soccer Channel HD starting April 5 (that is the kick-off date in the NYC area) .Time Warner is usually one of the last providers to get things going. Where is Verizon in all this?
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nuttyirishman
Enthusiast - Level 2

The following news release is from Fox Soccer:

"Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports Net (FSN) and Fox Soccer Plus will feature blanket coverage of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg, with eight live and exclusive English-language match telecasts in high-definition from March 9 through 17."

Will FIOS step up and add FSC HD in time for these matches????

Bob

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nuttyirishman
Enthusiast - Level 2

Here is another recent news release:

 

Fox Soccer ready for World Cup, HDTV

"Broadcast giant Fox is ramping up coverage for the upcoming World Cup and is finally making the plunge into high definition.
For soccer and “football” fans in the U.S. and abroad, it’s about time. The world’s most beautiful game rarely looks like it in old-fashioned standard definition. Faces are blurry and the grass looks dull green.
Only problem is, Dish Network is the sole cable or satellite operator in the U.S. to start showing Fox’s soccer programs in HD. Negotiations are still ongoing with carriers such as DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and VERIZON FIOS. The hope is that they will add Fox’s high-def soccer channels to their lineups very soon."     

 

"Soon" is NOW!   Add FSC HD.

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goke313g
Newbie

any updateds....my family just signed up for fios ultimate hd....and now FSCHD + MSG HD + MSG Plus HD is a huge blow ...especially this week w/ champions league

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jfied231
Enthusiast - Level 2

Please FIOS...add FSC HD immediately!!!!

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minotauri
Newbie

i want to see champions league in HD 🙂

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Tideman
Newbie
Germany-Argentina and Italy-Cameroon were not on FSC they were on GOL TV. But I will add another shout for FSC HD though.
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manufan
Newbie

Let me add my comments to add Fox Soccer Channel in HD-  This is a big deal to me as I am sure it is for many soccer fans

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