The HD logo is now on the regular FSC, so I would think Verizon could add the channel to the lineup fairly easily. it's just a matter of them choosing to do it. FSC Plus HD in March would be awesome as well. C'mon Verizon, step up for us and bring us both FSC channels in HD!!!!!!!
I would also like to request that Verizon pick up FSC HD and Fox Soccer Plus. I currently subscribe to Setanta and will be canceling my subscription March 1 when the EPL etc is no longer shown. According to Fox, Time Warner Cable will be offering both channels (I live in Dallas) and I will swap to their service if I have to (I also called and they confirmed that they will be offering FSP but the price wasn't decided yet) - although I would prefer not to. I am happy to pay extra for Fox Soccer Plus (similar to Setanta at $14.99) and would expect FSC HD to be included in the Extreme HD package which I already subscribe to). I have sent an email through the 'request a channel' service and called Verizon customer service. I really hope Verizon picks up both channels as I don't want to change provider (I have TV, internet, and phone service with Verizon) BUT I love watching soccer (I am English) and will cancel my subscription (I am outside the 12 month period) if Verizon don't offer it March 1st. I appreciate you passing on my comments to the people who make the decisions regarding programming.
Arsenal vs ManU tomorrow and it's going to be in HD however not for us- why do these companies drag their heels. come on verizon, get on with it- we will pay extra, we aren't like those saps at Time Warner- but if you don't get us our HD and time warner does, then I guess we are all going to switch back because we won't need setana anymore- come on lads, get a move on!!!!
I want to echo what many have requested in this thread. We won't need Setanta anymore after February so I don't see the real reason not to add the two HD channels for FSC by March 1st.
It also stinks to know that Comcast over in DC has the FSC HD channel already.
I don't think it is just a matter of we won't "need" Setanta after February 28 or we will be cancelling our subscriptions at that time, it's that we won't have a choice. Setanta Sports USA stops broadcasting after that date and will cease to exist.
Fox Soccer Plus has acquired some of the rights to the programming from Setanta. So we will be losing some of what we are able to watch now unless Fios picks up Fox Soccer Plus on March 1 when it goes live which would seem like a natural option (but I am sure there is more to it than that). Obviously channel 1009 will become free on March 1.
Fox Soccer Channel HD is another matter. Apparently they began broadcasting in HD this weekend so that would ne more of an immediate need. There are many, many folks on soccer boards all across the country who are peppering their providers for both FS+ and FSC HD, let's hope the Fios community picks it up.
Fox Soccer Channel in HD is a must-add. From this thread and others it is very clear that a large number of customers really want this channel. And considering you have HD channels devoted for tennis, golf, and hockey, it only makes sense to add soccer.
Do the right thing.
Very simple one for me. Verizon's been dragging its feet on far too many channels we'd want in HD. Still no BBC America HD, for example. The move to HD soccer should have been clear by now and be openly on the agenda. It isn't. Providing something to make up for the loss of Setanta content should have been clear by now. It isn't.
We ditched Cox for failing to get the last World Cup in HD, so it won't be a problem to ditch Verizon and head for satellite if they don't get this sorted. As a customer, then, I'll just make it clear here that this is the kind of thing that historically has represented a dealbreaker for us and will do in no short order if there aren't clear announcements by mid-Feb
Didn't buy that expensive telly for nothing, chaps, and if you can't provide the content I most want to see on it, then I'll got to those who can. Very simple really.
Another voice requesting FSC in HD, and the new Fox Soccer + channel when it's available. I'm a Setanta subscriber as well so I'm going to need that content replaced!
Soccer is 95% of what I watch on TV so having these options available is critically important to me. Please Verizon, add these channels. Thanks.