GOL-TV leaving DirecTV Sports-Pack 9/13






Bad news for DirecTV Sports Package subscribers as GOL-TV will be a Spanish Package channel only starting September 13th, 2012. The news is not unexpected after GOL-TV lost La Liga rights to newcomer BeInSports. The move by DirecTV means fans of Bundesliga, Brasileiro, Argentine soccer and other events will have to subscribe to the Spanish Package to enjoy their favorite leagues. Here is a copy of the e-mail sent to subscribers:

Dear (Subscriber),


To show our commitment to delivering you the best value in TV entertainment, we’re happy to announce that DIRECTV has added beIN SPORT to your Sports Pack in HD and SD on channel 620. beIN SPORT is the new home of some of the world’s most exciting soccer, including Spain’s “La Liga”, Italy’s “Series A” and France’s “Ligue 1”. beIN SPORT, is the multi-platform sports destination that brings to the passionate fan all the live game action, news, and analysis of the top leagues around the planet, as well as exclusive and never available before content. From European and Latin American live soccer games to news and in-depth analysis, beIN SPORT guarantees first row access to top soccer leagues and major sports properties – from live games to one-on-one interviews.
With the addition of beIN SPORT, GolTV on channel 627 will no longer be available effective 9/13 on Sports Pack.

DIRECTV carries more soccer than any other cable or satellite provider in the U.S. – we are your source for the most international soccer from North America, South America, and Europe.

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