We need beIN Sport!!!

We need beIN Sport!!!

Why AT&T don't have beIN Sport? I regret to have AT&T! I can't watch the most important soccer games. Someone knows if AT&T will offer beIN Sport soon?

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So DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, TW and other have now picked it up, I guess UVerse is one of the last providers left. In 2011, Soccer was watched by over 10% of the US, that's 33 million people, it's SECOND in the 12-24 age group, only behind the NFL (even surpassing COLLEGE FOOTBALL!). Yet ATT doesn't feel there's a financial reason to carry it. Especially NOW with the US Men's National Teams away games for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers being aired only on BeIn, there's a LOT of fans going to watch it elsewhere.

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asmolenski wrote:

So DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, TW and other have now picked it up, I guess UVerse is one of the last providers left. In 2011, Soccer was watched by over 10% of the US, that's 33 million people, it's SECOND in the 12-24 age group, only behind the NFL (even surpassing COLLEGE FOOTBALL!). Yet ATT doesn't feel there's a financial reason to carry it. Especially NOW with the US Men's National Teams away games for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers being aired only on BeIn, there's a LOT of fans going to watch it elsewhere.


I'm going to ask you to cite those numbers.

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Agreed.  I can't independantly substantiate his claims at all.

 

Not that it matters.  Whether we agree with his numbers or not, AT&T will make a business decision on carrying the channel based on revenue.

 

 

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Here's the ESPN article:

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/relegationzone/id/262?cc=5901

Higher than College Football, NHL and MLB.
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That's a poll result.  Ask people what sports they like.  A lot of kids play soccer and therefore list it as a favorite sport.  But would they watch it?  Ha.  My soccer player was never interested in watching it, just playing it.

 

You gave the impression you were talking about TV broadcast ratings.  That's a far different thing that fandom.

 

 

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33 million viewers, maybe, and that's a really big maybe, a world cup match with the US playing could draw 33 million viewers, but MLS and even the European league games shown on Fox Sports, Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN, and any other channel could only dream of having 33 million people watch a soccer game.  While it may be played by millions of kids across the country, the game is just too slow for the majority of people to actually watch a soccer match for an entire game.

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where is my bein sport i pay $ 150 at month i not have my best channel

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navarro0907 wrote:

where is my bein sport i pay $ 150 at month i not have my best channel


How long have you been a U-Verse subscriber? beIN Sports has never been part of the U-Verse lineup. You should have checked before you signed up for U-Verse.  I would suggest that you make a request for that channel here:

 

http://uversechannels.att.com/

 

 

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"the game is just too slow for the majority of people to actually watch a soccer match for an entire game"

 

Seriously? Slower than baseball...?

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Getting BeIN Sport Station

it is my understanding that DIRECTV has BeIN sports. would like to get ATT Uverse that station. The reason for this is that station carries all USA mens and womens soccer games for the US national teams. it is terrible but we have the technology to air our own countries games but because the station is not part of ATT Uverse our customers like myself cannot view these games. Would like to see everyone voice their opinions and request that ATT uverse get this station.
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Spamtastic

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I would also like to see uverse carry Bein.
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cookiejhwk wrote:
it is my understanding that DIRECTV has BeIN sports. would like to get ATT Uverse that station. The reason for this is that station carries all USA mens and womens soccer games for the US national teams. it is terrible but we have the technology to air our own countries games but because the station is not part of ATT Uverse our customers like myself cannot view these games. Would like to see everyone voice their opinions and request that ATT uverse get this station.

Since you want our opinion, would it be great if AT&T carried all stations, yes, but my opinion, I could care less for this channel as watching soccer on tv is about as exciting as watching paint dry.

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oufanindallas wrote:  the game is just too slow for the majority of people to actually watch a soccer match for an entire game.

You've got to be kidding me.  The match is over 105 minutes after the broadcast starts.  There are no commercials except at halftime...which lasts about 10 minutes.  

 

105 minutes into an NFL broadcast, you'll be just starting the 3rd quarter, and a scoreline of 14-14 (2-2 if you dont wanna count by 7s) is about the norm, and you'll likely have watched 15 minutes of actual gameplay.

 

The only reason that you get the illusion of the game being slow is because the camera is zoomed out and players are spaced out over 80 yards, rather than 20.  How many times are 60 yard passes complete in any given NFL game?  Now how about comparing that to how many times a 60 yard pass is "completed" in a soccer game (dozens of times).

 

Either way...why are you even posting in this topic to tear apart the reasoning for what someone else wants ATT to carry?  BEIN Sport has exclusive rights to the spanish league, the italian league, the french league, and the english championship (english 2nd division)...as well as all the USA national team world cup qualifiers which are played outside of the US.  While that may not be appealling to you, its MASSIVELY appealing to me.

 

The reason its not carried is because they havent agreed a price...simple as that.  BEIN sport feels that theyre worth more than what ATT is willing to pay.  The only way to convince ATT that BEIN is worth more is for individuals to voice their desire to have access to this channel....sooo...

 

 

ATT, please add this channel.

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DEEB0rider wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:  the game is just too slow for the majority of people to actually watch a soccer match for an entire game.

You've got to be kidding me.  The match is over 105 minutes after the broadcast starts.  There are no commercials except at halftime...which lasts about 10 minutes.  

 In that 105 minutes there will be most likely no more than 6 goals.  Other than that it will be a few people kicking a ball around and no major highlights.

105 minutes into an NFL broadcast, you'll be just starting the 3rd quarter, and a scoreline of 14-14 (2-2 if you dont wanna count by 7s) is about the norm, and you'll likely have watched 15 minutes of actual gameplay.

Actually at the start fo the 3rd quarter there would have been 30 minutes of play time removed from the clock. That doesn't count playtime after the clock had ended or if the clock isn't running for the point after touchdown, while the ball is in the air after kickoff, etc.

For soccer, the game may have anywhere from 90 minutes to 120 minutes on the clock, but the clock may still keep going until the ref decides the game is over. With the clock never stopping it can get confusing for a casual viewer not knowing when the game will end because they didnt see that 15 minutes in that one player went out injured and it took 8 minutes to get him off the field.

 

The only reason that you get the illusion of the game being slow is because the camera is zoomed out and players are spaced out over 80 yards, rather than 20.  How many times are 60 yard passes complete in any given NFL game?  The 60 yard passes aren't the only exciting thing in football. There's also the breakaway run, the  successful quarterback blitz, etc. Now how about comparing that to how many times a 60 yard pass is "completed" in a soccer game (dozens of times). How many times does that 60 yard pass result in a goal? In football a 60 yard pass almost guarantees a touchdown. If not on that play then within the next few.

 

Either way...why are you even posting in this topic to tear apart the reasoning for what someone else wants ATT to carry?  BEIN Sport has exclusive rights to the spanish league, the italian league, the french league, and the english championship (english 2nd division)...as well as all the USA national team world cup qualifiers which are played outside of the US.  While that may not be appealling to you, its MASSIVELY appealing to me.

 

The reason its not carried is because they havent agreed a price...simple as that. Citation please  BEIN sport feels that theyre worth more than what ATT is willing to pay. Citation please The only way to convince ATT that BEIN is worth more is for individuals to voice their desire to have access to this channel....sooo... This part I agree with. 

 

 

ATT, please add this channel.


 

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