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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DBSSTEPHEN, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. WebTraveler

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    http://www.pursuitchannel.com/

    Pursuit moves to channel 604 on Directv starting 7/30/12

    "In Pursuit’s ongoing effort to reach the most viewers possible, we have seized an opportunity to move from our current channel position of 608 down to 604. The move will place Pursuit Channel next to NBC Sports, channel 603, who will be carrying a great deal of Olympic content, but in front of Sportsman 605, Outdoor Channel 606 and Speed Channel 607. This move will take place on 7/30/2012. "

    So according to Pursuit, they are taking 604 and NBC Sport is still going to be at 603, but maybe they don't know that. What this all means is anyone's guess.....
     
  2. JoeTheDragon

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    Why was the NBC Sport Alt slot turned off there was some limited use last year? Even with the new TV deal not really needing anymore.

    also why Fox College Sports with a HD slot put in 608 when it's not HD and BIG ten Alt fits better. Maybe universal sports will move to 603 with NBCSN going to the 200's. NBC may want it near the ESPN and other Main sports channels.
     
  3. APB101

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    The current layout for sports:
    206 to 220: select National Sports
    601 to 626: select National Sports

    628 to 699: Regional Sports
    700 to 799: Seasonal-Subscription Sports

    So, there are 41 slots for national sports and 72 for regional sports. (Total: 113.)

    How many new launches for regional sports? There will be Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes. Also there will be Comcast SportsNet Houston. There will be one for New Orleans, correct? (Though many bet against, we'd love for DirecTV to get Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Comcast SportsNet Northwest.) Any subchannels with these programmers (Plus and Alternative)?

    Though many subscribers may not feel up to it, and that there is a cost consideration, I don't think it would a bad idea to do a channel realignment. Last one was 1999. That was before HD. That was the year satellite was legally able to carry local channels.

    Due to expansion of programming, it's been adding up. Rapidly. Especially if Pac-12 Network, with seven screens, gets added to national sports; and if, down the line, some or all of these come in: WWE Network (multiscreens with that, right?) and more ESPNs (Goal Line/Buzzer Beater and there is Longhorn Network). Also: World Fishing Network, Horse Racing TV, and MavTV.

    There is potential for two one-hundred blocks' worth of channel slots for layout with sports that are regional and ones that are national.

    Suggestion:
    001 to 099 Locals (…069) and Distant Networks (070…)
    100 to 499 Basics
    500 to 599 Regional Sports
    600 to 699 National Sports
    700 to 899 Seasonal-Subscription Sports
    900 to 999 Premium Movies

    Revise 08.09.2012: Four-digit channel ranges: Religion (1000s); Foreign Language (2000s); audio music (3000s); games (4000s); private/business programming (5000s); On Demand (6000s–8000s; +6,000); Pay Per View (9000s).​
     
  4. APB101

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    Thanks for posting this!

    :)
     
  5. JoeTheDragon

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    Longhorn Network is RSN like and can be grouped there.
    700-799 should work for Seasonal-Subscription stuff.
     
  6. DBSSTEPHEN

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    channel 219 is a channel on the 119 satelite so tht is why some people dont see it
     
  7. 6tv's

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    Is there any confirmation of this channel move?
     
  8. maartena

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    We don't need that many spots for basics and you are forgetting about the Spanish package. (which contains Spanish premiums and Sports as well)

    Actually, the current lineup system seems to work relatively well, and can probably be upheld with some changes. I would just move a few things around:

    I suggest this:

    001-099: Locals. (I like the DNS in here, seems like a good idea)
    100-299: Basics.
    300-399: Premium channels. (HBO and the likes, HD Extra, etc)
    400-499: Spanish.
    500-549: National Sports. (I think ESPN, MLB Network etc, should be in here too really)
    550-599: Regional Sports, College/Minors. (PAC 12 can go here)
    600-699: Regional Sports, Major Leagues.
    700-799: Subscription Sports (as it is now)
    800-899: Music
    900-999: PPV.


    I just don't like the PPV in the 100s, and would rather see it pushed off. That said, this is difficult as some older receivers still receive locals in the 900 range. Also, some older receivers cannot use 4-digit channel numbers, so it is important to keep PPV in a 3-digit slot to maximize income for DirecTV. I have no problem pushing the music to a 4-digit slot and PPV to the 800s to solve the 900s locals thingy.
     
  9. DBSSTEPHEN

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    yes the is in the inside directv aug/sep issue is say it under the channel changes
     
  10. tonyd79

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    I'm going to bet that you have the wrong dish selected in your setup. When I had the 5 LNB dish selected and I had a 3 LNB dish, I would get channels from the other two satellites in the guide but they would show as channels on the satellites I saw.

    Rerunning satellite setup fixes it.
     
  11. DBSSTEPHEN

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    i have a 5 lnb dish
     
  12. tonyd79

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    I wasn't responding to you....I was responding to dpeters who was seeing the wrong channel on 219.

    But that would be why you see channels some of us do not.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Info shows Slimline 3S (SWM) which is correct.
     
  14. noahproblem

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    There's already an open channel (601) next to TVG's 602 - as much as I'd like to see HRTV added also I don't see opening 603 as a sign of anything to come here.
     
  15. APB101

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    I did a revise in No. 23.

    The "Inside DirecTV" newsletter I received today with August 2012 billing does state NBC Sports Network moves from ch. 603 to ch. 220. But no actual date. (That seems weird.)

    Also: there will be "FREE Trials" of both HBO and Cinemax for the weekend of 09.14.2012–09.17.2012. (Probably already mentioned somewhere at DBSTalk.com.)
     
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    If DirecTV were to add HRTV, I think ch. 603, not ch. 601, would be the best place to put it. I think TVG would have a big problem with DirecTV if HRTV was assinged ahead them. So there may be a better chance of HRTV getting carriage on ch. 603. Let's all continue to keep up the reguests to get HRTV!
     
  17. JoeTheDragon

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    maybe will move when pack12 / other RSN come on line as part of big 600's renumbering plan.
     
  18. wilbur_the_goose

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    Any idea when this is happening?
     

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