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D10 Satellite - HD Anticipation and other posts

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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #501 of 8833
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    I am going to be to busy the next 5 days watching HD football that I won't even notice that channels aren't up yet except for the BTN
     
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    For anyone wanting to have accurate info on this, this was a JOINT announcement by BOTH DirecTV AND The History Channel. So, why does the blame always fall incorrectly on DirecTV for these?

    The link to the press release is below, and here are some quotes from that press release:

    The History Channel® and DIRECTV, Inc. today announced that DIRECTV will be the first to launch The History Channel HD, a new 24-hour high definition television network, scheduled to debut in September 2007.

    The announcement was made by David Zagin, Executive Vice President of Distribution AETN.

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=997179&highlight=

    Oh and if any of you take the time to actually read the full press release, you will see that at the bottom, the 2 contact names are BOTH from The History Channel, NOT DIRECTV. Obviously things changed, but I still don't see the big deal in any of this.
     
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    I just wonder what the PQ is on the History Channel. Has anybody heard?
     
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    Maybe D* shouldn't have posted on their site then? After all, it's not The History Channel that failed to deliver.

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127160&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=997179&highlight=
     
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    I believe that D* was given some implied assurance that they would be the first to launch The History Channel HD which prompted the press release. After giving The History Channel all that press, I am sure D* is not real happy that they have allowed E* to start the HD broadcast.
     
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    Who cares we will have HD by the end of the month if not next week.
     
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    Could not agree with you more. :D :D
     
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    What part of "September 2007" don't you understand? If History Channel HD is there by the end of the month, they will have delivered what they said. The fact that Echostar found some bandwidth to add this channel doesn't has nothing to do with Directv.
     
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    I agree. Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space but who had the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs, and who went to the moon (how many times?).

    And who had microwave ovens and tang first?????

    So, what will matter most: E* launched the HD History Channel first or D* has over 100 new HD channels?
     
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    All of this has more to do with Charlie being Charlie, than anything D* or the History channel did. It is well known that Charlie "fights" for carriage deals and E* had already said no more new HD till the END of 07, and maybe behind close doors E* told The history Channel no thanks, but when his feet are put to the fire he had to do something , this is a case of D* FORCING Charlie to make a move, IMO.
     
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    He just can't understand The History Channel stated that D* would be first with it. They(The History Channel) then allowed E* to activate it a week or two earlier than D*. Big whoop!!!!
     
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    Which parts of this did you not understand?

    And D* put in on their own site.
     
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    That article does not even take into account that the lose of the Proton yesterday may push back the launch of one of their new sats.
     
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    What is the big deal, its The History Channel, they can do whatever they want with the channel, D* did not have an exclusive on it. It says September 2007 which by my calendar it still is September, it says first, E* beat D* to it(good for E*), thanks to Boeing being 2 weeks late with the delivery of the sat, its no big deal. It was NEVER EVER a "promise", if you can find in that release where it says DirecTV PROMISES to be first, then you have a point, if not....Maybe The History Channel "promised" but that is not on D*.
     
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    As I said before, D* must be hopping mad that E* was allowed to start History Channel HD after a joint news release that D* would be first. I really do not care. It sounds like the History Channel reneged on a promise. D* could sue. :rolleyes:
     
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    Who cares if D* doesn't have the History Channel now. When we get it, it will be history. Otherwise, we'd want the "Present Channel".
     
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