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DirecTV 10 HD Sat launch re-scheduled for July 6/7

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by VeniceDre, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. Jeremy W

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    The movie was said to be showing up "several" (IIRC) days later, exclusively on DirecTV. I'm not certain of the exact wording, but it was definitely not the same night it was premiering on the Disney Channel.
     
  2. harsh

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    I can't find much to support your case. Here's a vote for September from the president of the company:
    Here's a link to the full transcript.

    His words get a little tentative with "we hope" and "if everything stays on target", but clearly not towards going operational earlier.

    Couple this with all of the September national "HD" channel launches and I'm baffled how you could some up with August.
     
  3. harsh

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    ACK!!!
     
  4. harsh

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    In the Anik F3 timeline, the ILS "Main Team" arrived a day before the satellite itself arrived.
     
  5. purtman

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    Here we go:
    As it continues to beef up its HD channel lineup, DIRECTV has also become the platform of choice for the debut of exclusive HD programming. Disney Channel is providing DIRECTV the exclusive rights to broadcast the premiere HD version of High School Musical 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the global sensation for kids and families. DIRECTV will air the movie in HD a few days after its standard-definition premiere Friday, August 17 on Disney Channel.

    A "few" typically means three, not 15 days (i.e., Sept. 1) later. Hence, the assumption of August.
     
  6. purtman

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    "Baffled?"

    The History Channel and DIRECTV recently announced that DIRECTV will be the first to launch The History Channel HD, a new 24-hour HD network, and A&E HD in September.

    If D* is going to launch History Channel HD when it begins in September, D* will already have the sat running on whatever day it launches. If it launches on September 1, then D* will already have to be running. There's no references to D* picking it up after the fact. Combine that with the previous Disney reference and that's why I came up with some time in August.
     
  7. MizzouTiger

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    I was just assuming that D* would show this on one of the existing HD channels (upper 70's or 90's) just like when they pick up some of the RSN HD feeds and put them on one of those channels.
     
  8. harsh

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    Every announcement and indicator thus far has used the word September or the phrase "beginning in September". This would not suggest August or earlier.

    It is possible that the Disney movie would be yet another "sneak preview" such as has been done with National Geographic only one would hope that it would show up in prime time.

    I would also point out the similarity between "soon" and "a few days". Both imply a relatively short period of time but are delightfully noncommittal.
     
  9. JeffBowser

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    This is hillarious. It will be up and running when it is up and running. No amount of fuss and bother on this board is going to affect that one iota. Mark my words, some are getting "pre-lathered" for a hissy fit and it's not even June yet.
     
  10. Steve Robertson

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    Very well put
     
  11. bonscott87

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    There is nothing about showing a single movie that has to be in MPEG4 or on the new sats. They can easily put this on the HD PPV channel 99.

    But most likely it will go on their new VOD service and help bring visability to it after they launch in July, assuming it's still on schedule.
     
  12. purtman

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  13. ScoBuck

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    At least harsh is willing to concede programming from D10 by September - I can't be the only one that remembers his continuing posts about the unlikelyhood that it could be on much before DECEMBER. Always remember he chooses the negative always.
     
  14. HarleyD

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    You're not the only one who remembers.
     
  15. harsh

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    I'm not conceding anything. I'm saying that it is folly to suggest that anything is going to happen significantly ahead of stated schedules.

    Absent authoritative information to the contrary, the people will develop their own information.

    For the benefit of all, I'm concentrating on offering links to the authoritative information in hopes that the fabricated information will be more realistic.
     
  16. Radio Enginerd

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    Hence why he has the name "Harsh".

    And he still may be right. Until that bad boy is in orbit and talking to earth I will continue to be hopeful that we'll see these channels in September. I have no reason to believe we wont, just being conservative. :)
     
  17. Diana C

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    At the risk of being flamed by the "DirecTV-10 will get turned on tomorrow" group, let me point out that this thread has been full of people making guesses and passing them off as facts. Harsh, at least, has posted official press releases.

    For example, on May 25th user "DirecTV-10" claimed that the satellite had been mated to the booster and the payload fairing attached. However, a press release stated that the Breeze-M was not delivered to the launch site until May 28th. As far as we know it STILL has not been mated to the payload, since that won't happen until the launch team is there, and they were still enroute as of May 29th.

    Once they arrive, the satellite will actually get mated to the Breeze-M. Once that happens, the next step is "turn-over" (the payload is turned on its side before the fairings are attached). THEN, the fairing is attached (something "DirecTV-10" claimed to have happened a week ago). Meanwhile, the Proton 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stages need to be delivered and assembled. Then the Breeze/Payload assembly is mounted atop the Proton.

    It would appear that "DirecTV-10" was basing his statements by working backwards from the June 20th date, and figuring what SHOULD have been going on at the moment if they were to make that date. The June 20th launch date is certainly still possible, but time is growing short. There is a lot of work to be done in the next 3 weeks.
     
  18. mthompso105

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    SpaceFlight now has just changed their post for DirectTV 10 to reflect a July 7th(GMT) liftoff

    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html
    July 6/7 Proton • DirecTV 10
    Launch time: 0116 GMT on July 7 (9:16 p.m. EDT on July 6)
    Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

    An International Launch Services Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage will launch the DirecTV 10 broadcasting spacecraft. The Boeing-built satellite will be used for DirecTV's direct-to-home service, specifically aiding in the expansion of HDTV offerings. [May 30]
     
  19. jrodfoo

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    damn....hopefully still up in time for channels by labor day!
     
  20. harsh

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    Ack phbbbt!!!

    This is consistent with the ILS "Early Team" being en route. The ILS timeline indicates that DirecTV 10 will arrive in Baikonur on June 6th or 7th. If the date hasn't changed, I'm not sure what to think.
     
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