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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Jan 16, 2013 #461 of 1828
    Paul Secic

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    I do not disagree. I think there will be 4 on January 23 and 4 more on February 6. Both dates fall clearly within Aquarius.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2013 #463 of 1828
    hdtvfan0001

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    <Yawn> :uglyhamme:lol:
    Or we could just use the term.... *soon* :D
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 #464 of 1828
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    Are these new HD adds possible thanks to Dan York (the guy that used to get programming for AT&T U-Verse)?

    Derek Chang who at year end ended employment with DirecTV had the mantra that we had all the HD anyone cared about.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2013 #465 of 1828
    hdtvfan0001

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    Programming decisions are tied to contractual agreements...so channel launch plans often are agreed upon well in advance of their actual deployment. In some cases, content provides have "groups" of channels, and based upon broadcast agreements, they have them launch at intervals as opposed to all at one time.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    No he did not.

    Saying we have most of the important stuff...is far different from we have all the HD people care about.

    http://www.multichannel.com/content/hd-wars-are-over-what's-next-battleground

    Makes perfect sense.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2013 #467 of 1828
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    IMHO the quotes you posted support cypherx's basic point...sounds like Derek Chang did not put a high value on adding HD content.


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  8. Jan 16, 2013 #468 of 1828
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    And yet...theres oh so much more to making those decisions than one person's philosphy. So we have new HD channels coming...which were likely defined and contracted well before Mr. Chang's departure.

    :backtotop
     
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    Well, Chang's been gone for seven months now, so we don't know how many might have been contracted since.

    But, I'd generally agree that I've always felt it likely that D* has a pool of "HD licenses in their pocket" with which they have anywhere from some, to great, flexibility when they decide to exercise them based on infrastructure availability, priority, etc. Particularly with these smaller audience channels which don't have particularly great negotiating leverage to be making demands.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    He actually left at the end of the year.
     
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    Yet he obviously did based on the results during his tenure. The quotes show his actual statements, not the false interpretation of them that has been posted before.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Haha! You never liked him...without a legitimate reason of course.
     
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    Ah, you're correct. Yet York started in July as "Executive VP of Programming and Chief Content Officer". So, make of it as you will who had more influence since July.
     
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    Based on Chang's quotes, addional HD may have stopped being high on his agenda.


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    Hoosier205

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    Considering his role and accomplishments, no.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Haha...again, you are trying to reinterpret his words rather than just taking them for what they are.
     
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    Sandra

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    Just giving you my opinion, which you will not change. YMMV. ;)


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    Hoosier205

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    Doesn't change the facts of what he said and what actually happened.
     
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    Hoosier205

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    Swanni always says Sixto predicted things, as if he is some sort of clairvoyant. Sixto reports what he can see.
     
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