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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Greg Alsobrook, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. Feb 3, 2012 #321 of 1156
    iceturkee

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    sounds like march timeframe ish so my guess is tru tv and bbc america, given season 18 of top gear will be starting here probably late march, early april.
     
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    Satelliteracer

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    Before that
     
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    Bonneville44

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    :icon_band:balloons::goofygrin
     
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    SPACEMAKER

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    Well this thread just got a nice boost!

    I wonder what new HD we'll get?
     
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    la24philly

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    What is directv going to release in q1 or q2. Or are they not going to do anything?

    Now with the Prices increase going into affect. Will that now increaes the chances of new channels or put some SD channels in HD
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 #326 of 1156
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    I don't get why some people think because the monthly price is going up that we shiould get more channels. When the price of a gallon of gas goes up do they increase how much gas is in a gallon, IMHO there is no correlation between the two.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    The prime suspect is Tru TV HD, since it was announced a year ago.
     
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    Solid.
     
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    SPACEMAKER

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    I agree.

    But he said "several" which has me wondering what else we'll see.
     
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    larry55

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    hlnn may be one since true is part of turner.
     
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    erosroadie

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    Amazing what a nugget from SatelliteRacer can do to extend the life of this discussion topic...
     
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    Right now it's only a chicken nugget. A gold one would be more interesting....
     
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    It's really all we have to go on at this point. The proposition of getting several new HD channels over the next few weeks is great message board fodder.:)
     
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    Where's Tom at with his guessing games? ;)
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Can you at least tell us if its basics, movies or RSN's? Thanks
     
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    Satelliteracer

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    Basic.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    Oh brother... not this again... :rolleyes:

    I think it may have started during the early days of DirecTV. Years ago, on the rare occasions DirecTV had a price increase, one could easily point out channels that had been added, or channels added to lower priced packages.

    However, the pay TV landscape is very different from those days, so people need to adjust their expectations to the new reality.

    ~Alan
     
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    sigma1914

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    It's in fun. The forum needs counterbalance and equality for the "your channel sucks" crowd. ;):lol:
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    I understand. It's annoying... at least to me personally anyway. Just because a channel is popular, doesn't mean it is a quality channel, or vice versa.

    Yes, it's true BBCA is a "niche" channel. However, just because it isn't as high rated as E! or the like does not mean that it wouldn't be a smart addition for DirecTV.

    Take "Friday Night Lights" for instance. FNL didn't have the best ratings, but it was critically acclaimed, but it was stated that the viewers of said program had highest income on average than any other program (at least the year the story came out anyway). That made it a good get for DirecTV...

    BBCA has it's fans, and has some of the best SCI-FI out there outside of Syfy. Again, I go back to my theory that nerds would be a good market to keep happy...


    While I'm disappointed to say that I only know one individual who watches BBCA, I'm also pleased to say that I only know ONE person who watches E! (most would consider it torture), and I don't know a single person who watches TruTV. Obviously, that's outside the norm, but I just don't think E! has a big viewership in the South...

    ~Alan
     
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    Bolded the channels I want to see the most. Any of these basics would be good to me.

    BBC America
    DIY
    Fox Movie Channel

    Fuse
    H2 (formerly History International)
    Headline News
    IFC
    Investigation Discovery
    National Geographic Wild
    Sundance Channel
    The Hub
    TruTV
    Turner Classic Movies
    TV Land
     
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