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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 #481 of 1828
    georule

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    So Swanni. . . finding a way to turn a positive into an implied negative. Nobody in this thread that I've seen said the channels would launch today. Even people who are familiar with the Wednesday tradition realized that going into test on Friday significantly reduced the chances that *this* Wednesday would be launch day, since it is usually at least a full week from test to launch. . . and certainly no guarantee that they'll all launch simultaneously.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2013 #482 of 1828
    Sandra

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    Not worth continuing to bicker over. You have your opinion, I have mine.

    Time to move on.


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  3. Jan 16, 2013 #483 of 1828
    Vinny

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    As far as I'm concerned....Sixto predicted nothing. He reported what he saw...didn't say those channels were being added now, soon, in a month or whenever.

    Nobody knows the behind the scenes on anything internal at DireccTV. for all we know, testing didn't go as well as expected. None of this means that they aren't going to be added. We just don't know when.

    Hopefully it won't be a long wait.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 #484 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    Yes, you have your opinion. I have what was actually said and done.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2013 #485 of 1828
    HGuardian

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    Go away. Please.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2013 #486 of 1828
    Sandra

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    Moving on...

    Any buzz whatsoever regarding additional sports networks? I still hold out hope for the Pac-12 Networks (a lot of good basketball games televised by the Pac-12 Networks have already been missed this season), and I REALLY would like to see DirecTV bring Gol TV back to the sports pack.

    Never understood why we lost that channel in the first place. Soccer needs to be in HD.


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  7. Jan 16, 2013 #487 of 1828
    Sixto

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    He must have missed the Patience posts. Twice.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2013 #488 of 1828
    cypherx

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    If these channels come in packages or bundles through deals with the content originator, I would think FUSE HD and WE HD would be in the pipeline, as its most commonly sold with IFC and AMC.

    I wonder if some tension between Comcast is whats preventing Style and Oxygen?
     
  9. Jan 16, 2013 #489 of 1828
    acostapimps

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    PATIENCE,PATIENCE,PATIENCE did I mention patience LOL
     
  10. Jan 16, 2013 #490 of 1828
    acostapimps

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    Sorry for yelling
     
  11. Jan 16, 2013 #491 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    Based upon what? Dozens of annual retrans deals successfully completed? Seriously...what exactly are you basing this on?
     
  12. Jan 16, 2013 #492 of 1828
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    The HD Wars Are Over. What’s the Next Battleground?

    By Todd Spangler (07.11.2011)
    @ http://www.multichannel.com/content/hd-wars-are-over-what’s-next-battleground


    This was before the Sept. 9, 2011 addition of AMC HD.
     
  13. Jan 16, 2013 #493 of 1828
    larry55

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    Chang was stupid to make a statement like that. These HD channels are long over due.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2013 #494 of 1828
    APB101

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    Jan. 23 is next Wednesday. (I don't make it a habit to keep track of the Horoscope dates.)

    Thanks.

    It feels like ... catch-up. That DirecTV has been playing catch-up with linear high defintion programming which should have been added anywhere from the last two to four years.

    The abysmal year was 2011, when the only basic-cable add was AMC HD. By that date of Sept. 9, 2011, Mad Men had won three best-drama Emmys and was within days of winning No. 4. (Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston also had his three statues by 2010.) Other reasons why it was egregious that AMC HD didn't come much sooner, and that everyone else seemed to carry AMC HD before DirecTV. ("Airing of past grievances," yes, but we are paying subscribers.)

    So last year's additions of BBC America HD, DIY Network HD, E! Entertainment Television HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, truTV HD, and Turner Classic Movies HD were a concerted effort to get the channel lineup updated. It was also very smart that DirecTV added, just one month after its SD, Disney Junior HD. (Disney Junior launced in March 2012.)
     
  15. Jan 16, 2013 #495 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    Perhaps you should actually read his statements. He never once said 100 was enough. Exactly how does that qualify him as being either lazy or an idiot? I would simply like to know what knowledge or information you have about him that would lead you to that conclusion. I already know that your accusations are entirely without merit, but hey...let's see what ya got. Chang left on his own to pursue a new opportunity after being extremely successful in his various roles throughout his tenure with DirecTV. By all means though...let's hear why you believe he is a lazy idiot.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2013 #496 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    He didn't get fired. You have no idea what you are taking about. None whatsoever.
     
  17. Jan 16, 2013 #497 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    As I said...you have nothing to support your ridiculous claims.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2013 #498 of 1828
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    I for one am very happy with the directv HD offerings. Both current and soon to be.

    I would only ask for Fox Movie Channel and QVC.

    I would appreciate Encore Westerns when it becomes available in HD.

    Too much griping lately guys.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2013 #499 of 1828
    Sixto

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    Yep, lets end it there guys, you both have stated your views, lets move on, back to DirecTV HD. Please.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2013 #500 of 1828
    Lord Vader

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    Chang. Was he Chinese, or were the lines just crossed? ;)
     
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