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2011 DISH HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by dilchahtahai, Dec 24, 2010.

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  1. Dec 24, 2010 #1 of 168
    dilchahtahai

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    Anyone knows any plan of DishNetwork to add more HD Channels? If so, what are those channel names? There is a thread for DirectTV HD and predictions for 2011, Thought its worth to have it for Dish as well.

    ground rules for this thread...

    1. This is the thread to discuss new potential HD from Dish for 2011.
    2. This is not the thread to discuss hardware, just channels.
    3. This is not a Dish vs DirecTV thread. It doesn't matter if DirecTV does or does not have a given HD channel... there are other threads for that.
    4. This is not a thread to discuss channels in dispute between Dish and another company. There are other threads for that.
     
  2. Dec 25, 2010 #2 of 168
    Nick

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    As restated above, the topic of this thread is 2011 DISH HD. There is a dedicated sub-forum for 722/722K/922 talk. Please move such discussion there.

    As the OP indicated, this is an anticipation thread for 2011 High-Definition programming on Dish Network.

    Thanks.

    Mods?
     
  3. Dec 25, 2010 #3 of 168
    James Long

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    DISH did fairly well in 2010 without a thread nagging them.

    DISH added 27 full time national HD channels in 2010 ... two channels in AT120, an additional nine channels in AT200, an additional eight channels in AT250 and one premium movie channel. Plus seven channels in Platinum HD. Plus 7 HD PPV channels (for those who like those channels).

    DISH lost the 4 full time ABC/Disney channels and it was not a good year for part time HD sports.

    There are about 30 channels that DISH carries in SD (including the 4 ABC/Disney channels) that have or were expected to get HD versions in 2010 that could be carried ... but getting to 30 includes counting public interest channels such as TBN, ETWN, Daystar, CTN and NASA. Getting the ABC/Disney channels back and getting full time RSNs are probably the most desired additions.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 #4 of 168
    sigma1914

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    Agreed...Dish has pretty much every HD channel we all want added on DirecTV. Your typical viewer has it good with Dish and all the HD, be happy. Dish is the HD nationals leader. If I didn't have an addiction to out of market sports, then I'd get Dish.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2010 #5 of 168
    TulsaOK

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    As Nick stated, "this is an anticipation thread for 2011 High-Definition programming on Dish Network."
    Let's wander back on topic. :)
     
  6. Dec 25, 2010 #6 of 168
    Stewart Vernon

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    Moderation notes...

    I moved all the off-topic posts about the 922 into a thread here in the 922 support forum.

    How about some ground rules for this thread?

    1. This is the thread to discuss new potential HD from Dish for 2011.
    2. This is not the thread to discuss hardware, just channels.
    3. This is not a Dish vs DirecTV thread. It doesn't matter if DirecTV does or does not have a given HD channel... there are other threads for that.
    4. This is not a thread to discuss channels in dispute between Dish and another company. There are other threads for that.

    Now let's try to stay on topic and anticipate some new HD for the new year!
     
  7. Dec 26, 2010 #7 of 168
    coolman302003

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    I would love to see Dish Network add the following HD Channels for 2011 :)

    National Basic HD Channels:
    • ION (E) HD (I can receive it OTA but not reliably)
    • Outdoor Channel HD
    • IFC HD
    • Ovation HD
    • Oxygen HD
    • Fox Movie Channel HD
    • FearNet HD

    RSN HD Channels:
    • Comcast Sports Southeast HD

    Premium HD Channels:
    • Encore Action HD
    • Encore Drama HD
    • OuterMax HD
     
  8. Dec 26, 2010 #8 of 168
    russ9

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    IFC is the only station in my favorites list that is not in HD, so that tops my list.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2010 #9 of 168
    Stewart Vernon

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    Per the ground rules...

    Disney and Disney XD (as well as ABC Family) are channels currently in dispute with Dish. Dish used to carry them in HD, but now does not because of a dispute.

    There is no merit in discussing those specific channels in this thread because they are in limbo.

    ESPNUHD is a valid channel to want and discuss, though unfortunately it likely is tied to the dispute (i.e. not likely we will see that until Dish and Disney resolve that).

    Just wanted to post this as a reminder, so people don't go off-topic discussing the Dish/Disney dispute in this thread.
     
  10. Dec 26, 2010 #10 of 168
    Stewart Vernon

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    I thought I remembered the Outdoor Channel and QVC being posted/discussed before as having been in a "test mode" or something at one point last year... but no real appearance by those yet.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2010 #11 of 168
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    IFC would be nice. My top would be FoxMo(ives) but FoxMo doesn't even have a HD version of their channel yet so who knows how long, we will have to wait for it. I would hope to see more full time RSN's in 2011. Fox Sports Plus in HD would be cool, I would actually pay the $14 dollars a month for it in HD.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2010 #12 of 168
    coolman302003

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    Apparently you didn't notice this in my list

    It went live as of Dec 25th on Insight in Columbus, OH in HD so it definitely exists.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2010 #13 of 168
    GrumpyBear

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    I saw the link, but I don't trust channel lineup cards from anybody. Since Fox Movies Home page still doesn't mention anything about a HD version, nor can I seem to find a reference to it being launched anywere on the internet.
    It would be nice, and will continue to look for info on FoxMo being in HD, but taking the word of a cable lineup card, when the Networks own website has no info on it, I take that with a big grain of salt.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2010 #14 of 168
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    As someone who does not get all there Local Channels in HD yet........I'd rather DSIH focus on getting all the Locals in HD before adding anymore National HD's.......just saying...
     
  15. Dec 27, 2010 #15 of 168
    coolman302003

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    Totally understand, I looked at the Insight channel line up card again and did notice it said Effective date was 1/1/11.

    But... customers on the Insight forum are reporting it as live:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r25201743-CATV-Info-New-HD-channels-up-and-running-in-Columbus.OH
     
  16. Dec 27, 2010 #16 of 168
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    Not being nitpicky, but 2 say the list is accurate, and 1 says the ads and lineup cards show effective date is 1-1-11. I would prefer to see somebody actually say they see FoxMo in HD, instead of just commenting on a list of 20 or so HD channels. I didn't see anybody saw they were watching the new channels, just which channels they were looking forward to like BBC America. You would figure the guy that wanted BBCA so he could dump Direct would comment that he was actually watching it on Insight Cable.

    I do like the idea though that somebody is getting FoxMo, as that is one channel that has been needed for sometime. Granted FoxMo didn't help by not even offering a HD version for several years now.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2010 #17 of 168
    olguy

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    Well, if FoxMo is in HD their web page doesn't say anything about it. And the NCTA page, which shows all the cable channel levels of service doesn't show it as having HD. And yeah, the pages may not be updated but...
     
  18. Dec 27, 2010 #18 of 168
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    I understand that Dish has no control over any individual channel being broadcast in HD but for 2011 I am putting my faith in Charlie taking the position "if it's available in HD Dish is going to carry it" 100%, period.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2010 #19 of 168
    James Long

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    It seems like we're spending too much time focused on whether or not one channel is in HD on some other system than the desire to have it in HD on DISH.

    While not having the channel in HD anywhere makes it a harder get (it is harder to carry a channel in HD that is not distributed in HD) the channel can still be desired.

    Most of the ~30 channels I noted DISH carries in SD but not HD are not carried in HD anywhere. Most hit the list because the channel providers announced plans to be in HD in 2010. Many didn't make it. There are also channels that have a known HD feed no major carrier carries or has a HD feed used by OTA stations/affiliates. Desiring a channel in HD doesn't change just because one cable company in one town becomes the first to carry it.

    For example, the suite of Encore channels is anticipated. It doesn't matter if anyone else carries them or not ... they are still channels that people would like to see in HD.

    There is a problem with satellite space that prevents DISH from carrying every available HD feed. There is also a problem with providers who charge more for their HD feed than SD only carriage. Charlie would like to keep our bills lower. More HD and low bills are conflicting goals.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2010 #20 of 168
    Deke Rivers

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    id like to see:
    IFC HD..evene though the channel itself is starting to go down hill
    Epix 3 ..right now its in SD ..and very bad SD I might add
    my local PBS (channel 11 in Chicago)

    personally my wishlist is to see every movie channel I get go HD..liek i said its a wish..might be reaching a bit though :)
     
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