Fox Soccer in HD
pgsimons
Enthusiast - Level 2

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

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minotauri
Newbie

i want to see champions league in HD ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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paulpapas
Enthusiast - Level 1

LETS PUT SOME PRESSURE FOR FSC HD 

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BenButler
Enthusiast - Level 3

I agree!  WHAT CAN WE DO THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

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BenButler
Enthusiast - Level 3

Verizon is really dropping the ball on this... I pay over $300 and i think they completely ignore these forums.... they dont give any news.. nothing. silence. The demand for FSC in HD is HUGE !!!!!!!  come on, Verizon, what is the freaking hold up??? you have Wealth Tv in HD (and other complete crap in HD.  I mean Fishing?  unreal).

  get rid of that and replace it with the worlds most popular sport.    

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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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Caps09
Specialist - Level 2

BenButler wrote:

you have Wealth Tv in HD (and other complete crap in HD.  I mean Fishing?  unreal).

  get rid of that and replace it with the worlds most popular sport.    


You'll be happy to know then, that Verizon will be taking away the fishing channel, along with a few others, from those of us with Extreme HD 2009. I'll still be able to watch Wealth TV though.

I hope they get FSC HD soon, put please don't tell Verizon to remove channels just because you may not watch them.

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psumatt1
Contributor - Level 2

You all have to realize...

VZ is running out of channel capacity under the current infrastructure...

Despite 115 posts for FSC HD and everyone clamoring that "there is a HUGE interest in this channel", everyone has to realize there is 115 posts out of over 2 million customers.

It really isn't a big demand.

And - if you only had room for "X" amount of channels, and knowing there are 20+ out there right now that your competition is adding, i'm FSC HD isn't at the top.

I'm a soccer fan too - and a season ticket holder for the new Philly team - but I just don't see this getting added any time soon.

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film111
Specialist - Level 1

@psumatt wrote:

You all have to realize...

VZ is running out of channel capacity under the current infrastructure...

Despite 115 posts for FSC HD and everyone clamoring that "there is a HUGE interest in this channel", everyone has to realize there is 115 posts out of over 2 million customers.

It really isn't a big demand.

And - if you only had room for "X" amount of channels, and knowing there are 20+ out there right now that your competition is adding, i'm FSC HD isn't at the top.

I'm a soccer fan too - and a season ticket holder for the new Philly team - but I just don't see this getting added any time soon.


On the nose, Matt.  The demand is not all that large, particularly taking into account that I've seen at least 3 other soccer websites that post a link to this forum and ask people to post here requesting FSC. And the space limitations are a reality...Verizon is working on it but it's doubtful that a new infrastructure would be in place until perhaps near the end of the year. Till then, there are other channels that have been around longer (such as BBC-HD) that people are also waiting for. But I won't switch to another provider just becauser FIOS is unable to provide it as of yet.

Sure, someone can switch to Time-Warner...but they actually dropped HDNet and HDNet movies, two of the strongest channels in the HD line-ups. TWC subscribers are furious about that and many of them would switch to FIOS just to get them back. Unfortunately, many areas are not covered by FIOS so they are out-of-luck.  I certainly can wait for the channels I'd like to see, since FIOS PQ is still the best out there.  Till then, FSC is still carried as an SD channel, so it's not as if the games are blacked out. Sure, it would be better in HD.  Buit then, most people were very happy with low-quality VHS tapes even though laserdisc provided a much sharper picture and 5.1 audio.  So I think it's not a deal-breaker to watch the digital FSC channel until FIOS is able to add the HD version.

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Rhodyman
Enthusiast - Level 3

It's only a matter of time before Fios adds FSC-HD. The demand is there and messages via this site, twitter, soccer boards, AVS, dsl,etc will spur action. I personally won't leave Fios for any other provider (Cox or Dish/DirecTV are the only options in my area) because I know I have the best service available.

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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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paulpapas
Enthusiast - Level 1

PLEASE FSC HD 

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Rhodyman
Enthusiast - Level 3

FWIW, this was posted at avsforum.com today:

A bit of good news. I called Fios again today and they informed me that FSC HD channel will be added to their HD lineup within 3 days. This Sat 3/20/10 the NYREDBull V Santos will be shown in HD. MSG also showing the game, but not sure if it's in HD.

We shall see..

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mdr227
Contributor - Level 1

Verizon - can you jump in and answer if there is any truth to the rumor mentioned above about FSC HD being available tomorrow (3/20)?

Also, will FCS + (which I subsribe to) become available in HD?

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ilamir
Newbie

I'd also like to know if FSC is going HD tomorrow and if not, when.

mdr227 - As for FCS+, from what I understand it's a rebroadcast of Setanta programming so I think it'll take Setanta going over to HD and given Setanta's financial woes who knows when that will happen.

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Flambake
Newbie

Now that the MLS strike has been averted, please add FSC HD in time for the start of the season. I swtiched from Time Warner in December becuase they were so slow to add HD channels, but this delay seems very similar.

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nuttyirishman
Enthusiast - Level 2

All you FIOS soccer fans, please sign the attached petition and we'll send it thru to the programming people at Verizon to let them know  we are serios about adding FSC HD.  Pass it along to your friends, neighbors and relatives!        Bob

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/fiosaddfschd/

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moreno10ac
Newbie

CAN WE GET FSC HD ANYTIME SOON???

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Gooner
Enthusiast - Level 2

We need FSC in HD. Feel free to take out Wealth TV HD to make room....who watches that chanel anyway?

Direct TV has FSC in HD and they will be getting my business soon if Fios doesnt do something

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