Caps vs. Canadiens on CSN+ tomorrow. Since I'm not expecting a new year's miracle and the channel being on Verizon at home, I'm making plans to watch the game at a restaurant that has another TV provider. ANY other provider will have the game.
Of course, I'll have to wrangle for a screen to watch the game on, since we're in the middle of "bowl season" and everyone wants to watch a college game no matter who is playing. It sure would be nice if my $200+ FiOS bill included these games that I want to see, on a channel that is already being provided to Verizon.
It's been a month since the implementation plan has started. Is the grooming part going to take another month? I hope at this point that the signal has at least reached VHO9/VHO9a, and the engineers there can watch the games.
"Out of comcast, dish, directv, and fios - verizon is the only one without csn+."
Ironically, Verizon is the only one who won't be showing the Caps play tonight at Verizon Center.
Only 3 more Caps games are scheduled to be on CSN+ after tonight so the horses are almost all gone and the barn door still hasn't been shut. I'll be diplomatic and simply say that I'm disappointed. I even sold all my VZ stock.
FiOS - Consider this another formal request to RE-program Comcast Sportsnet Plus for Howard County. We are close enough to DC to deserve to get both the overflow Caps and Wizards games. Can't understand why we had this last year, only to have it taken away. Not sure what went into the decision to pull it, but providing an extra channel that people seem to want for only 3-4 hours every few days for half the year seems like a no-brainer to me.
Well, Verizon seems to be working to add CSN+ for those of us that don't get FiOS1, but the Twitter @fios response said that they "have a few more weeks of work", which stinks, but I (and we) really do appreciate the update instead of not being acknowledged like what happens here.
I got an answer on another message board (from a poster that probably doesn't want to be identified, but thank you) as to why FiOS1 has CSN+, and the rest of us don't. FiOS1 is produced by an outside vendor that gets the CSN+ feed and incorporates it into the channel. Verizon did not already get the CSN+ feed before, and their policy was to not carry part-time feeds. I guess that has now changed, and they are working towards a solution, whatever that may be.
Thanks for the update Caps09.
And thanks to all who chimed in to make their voice heard here.
The only Caps games left on the sched for CSN+ are Tuesday 1/12, Tuesday 1/26, and Friday 2/5. So "a few more weeks" make 1/12 look like a no-go. January 26 is three weeks away and, in my mind at least, also looking doubtful. If it was "a couple weeks" I'd be more encouraged. Maybe we'll see 2/5.
Wizards have 8 more on CSN+ so Wiz fans will benifit from our effort even though that's not what we were gunning for.
Kudos to Joe Ambeault, who posts as @fiostv on Twitter. He has been the only source of good news on this thread.
Boooos to Comcast Sportsnet, who continued to stick with a grainy part-time overflow feed, even after they knew how MASN2 was able to get things fixed (a couple years ago) and work with every provider. Boooos also go out to those at Verizon who have tried to sluff us off and give the old "maybe next year" response. FiOS is the biggest and best new multichannel product out there, and you need to realize that your customers expect responsiveness when they pay big bucks for it every month. For some reason, Verizon has decided that they want to work behind a veil of secrecy, and there will be no way to contact them directly by e-mail or phone for customers to inquire about or request a new channel. The company's silence on this board makes things that much worse.
I hope that the channel arrives soon, so I can finally mark this thread as "solved".