Originally posted by wareagle
What's the difference between NFLTV on 180 and 417? If none, then why both?
Exactly what is the new digital sports tier? I can find no info on it. Do I have to call them or visit the office to pick up a new list of hodgepodge offerings every time they change something?
NFL TV is a digital plus channel, I believe, so it is on 180 because most of the digital plus channels are in that range. 4xx is where the digital sports tier channels are located, so they probably decided to duplicate it there for the convenience of the people subscribing to the sports tier. I don't know of any other reason why it would be on the system in two places.
The digital sports tier is a grouping of fringe sports channels into a $5/month tier so they can add new sports channels without increasing the cable bill for everyone. It includes FOX Sports World, the Fox diginets, CSPTV, TVG, NBA TV, and Gol, which we don't have yet.
If you had an older package that included some of those channels, you probably still have access to them, but you won't get access to the new channels CSPTV, TVG, and Gol, until you upgrade to the tier. I'm still waiting for a compelling reason to add the tier myself, since I still have access grandfathered to most of the tier channels.