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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 22, 2013 #641 of 1828
    pdxBeav

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    +1. You're right. With so much data easily available people should at least make an attempt at fact-checking.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 #642 of 1828
    acostapimps

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    It sure does make me feel better (HD I mean)
     
  3. Jan 22, 2013 #643 of 1828
    mgroups

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    Classic Arts Showcase, which Directv can get for free.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2013 #644 of 1828
    Billzebub

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    No, ours was in HD before DIRECTV carried it in HD.
     
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    alnielsen

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    I don't see anywhere ( http://www.classicartsshowcase.org/ ) that it is broadcast in HD. If this is so, it doesn't belong here.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2013 #646 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    Nothing is free.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2013 #647 of 1828
    loudo

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    What happened to the usual light up of new HD, on Wednesdays? Is it Friday now?
     
  8. Jan 22, 2013 #648 of 1828
    tonyd79

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  9. Jan 22, 2013 #649 of 1828
    stevester23

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    The vast majority has also gone live no more than 7 days after showing up in testing. There have been exceptions (IonEHD). I would expect some by Friday.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 #650 of 1828
    harsh

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  11. Jan 22, 2013 #651 of 1828
    harsh

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    I suspect that by the time something is uplinked all of these questions have long been decided (right or wrong) and it comes down to implementation issues.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2013 #652 of 1828
    harsh

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    It comes down to whether you can consider plans as fact.

    Implementation is relatively indisputable but the likelihood that a "plan comes together" is no more than a likelihood.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 #653 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    No Harsh, it does not. It comes down to whether you can consider facts as fact.
     
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    SR, this question is truly intended out of curiosity and not meant to be snide by any means:

    Based on your knowledge of the industry, why does it appear that DISH seems to get through these steps more speedily, owing to their greater addition of HD within the past few years? Or is that a misperception on my part?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2013 #655 of 1828
    RAD

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    Plus they basically also built a new satellite system with their eastern arc setup that duplicates all the national channels.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2013 #656 of 1828
    Diana C

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    Of course, if you look at the total number of full time HD channels Dish has not had any greater additions, DirecTV has.

    The difference is where DirecTV and Dish Network place the different content types on their priority list. DirecTV has established the reputation of being the place to go for sports content. This is indisputable. For example, Dish Network's long lack of the YES network and their current practice of only carrying occasional HD content on YES, has nearly eliminated the NY Metro area from the user base. Here in my part of NJ I see at least 10 DirecTV dishes to ever Dish Network dish.

    Dish Network has chosen instead to focus on general interest HD and international programming. where I do see Dish Network dishes in the NY Metro area it is usually in areas with heavy Asian populations. There, Dish out numbers DirecTV by a wide margin.

    Since many sports channels are regional, any given subscriber may not appreciate all the added channels on DirecTV. However, if you back and look, I think you'll see that in raw numbers DirecTV is ahead and has been ahead for a long time.

    The discussion about Epix (in another thread) is a perfect example. These channels made sense for Dish to add since it fit with their priorities. They are not as high on DirecTV's list, so DirecTV is looking to other channels first.

    In the long run, DirecTV's strategy seems to be working rather well. :)
     
  17. Jan 22, 2013 #657 of 1828
    cypherx

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    I think Dish has more MPEG4 and two whole arcs. In fact neighbor across the street just got dish and they have two dishes, one points one way, the other points the other way.

    I guess that's more bandwidth available.

    I know when the local cable systems axed analog transmissions of channels 28 and up, the HD started to fly on the system. Bandwidth is a beautiful thing.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2013 #658 of 1828
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    I don't know if I'd sayd it's indisputable. Yes in the past if it was a sports channel it would almost automatically end up on DIRECTV but that's changing with anyone with a jock strap is starting their own RSN lately. Yes Dish has written off the NYC sports fan but the did add the Pac 12 network(s) which DIRECTV hasn't. Mike White has said thay with the increases in sport programming charges that DIRECTV will be looking long and hard at adding any of these new RSN's
     
  19. Jan 22, 2013 #659 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    It is indisputable. DirecTV has far more sports offerings than Dish. It's not even close.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2013 #660 of 1828
    Diana C

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    ^^^ What he said. ^^^

    Dish has a LONG way to go before they could begin to threaten DirecTV's dominance of sports, PAC-12 Network or no.
     
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