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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Jun 29, 2012 #1 of 3975
    Mike Bertelson

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    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the nearly 20,000,000 total subscribers.

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2012 #2 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD BY DIRECTV (41):

    1. Bloomberg Television
    2. BYU TV
    3. C-SPAN
    4. C-SPAN2
    5. Centric
    6. Cooking Channel
    7. EWTN
    8. Fox Movie Channel
    9. Fuse
    10. Galavision
    11. Game Show Network
    12. Gospel Music Channel
    13. H2 (formerly History International)
    14. Headline News
    15. Home Shopping Network
    16. IFC
    17. Investigation Discovery
    18. ION West
    19. Jewelry TV
    20. Lifetime Movie Network
    21. Logo
    22. MTV2
    23. NASA TV
    24. Oprah Winfrey Network
    25. Outdoor Channel
    26. Ovation TV
    27. QVC
    28. Reelz Channel
    29. RFD-TV
    30. Shop NBC
    31. Sportsman Channel
    32. Sprout
    33. Style Network
    34. Sundance Channel
    35. The Hub
    36. TBN
    37. TV Guide Channel
    38. TV Land
    39. TVOne
    40. Universal Sports
    41. WeTV

    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

    1. Fox College Sports (2012???)
    2. TVG Network (2012)


    DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

    1. CW East (WDCW)
    2. CW West (XETV)
    3. PBS

    SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (11):

    1. A Toda Musica
    2. Azteca America
    3. Azteca Mexico
    4. BeIN Sport Dos
    5. ESPN Deportes
    6. Fox Deportes
    7. GolTV
    8. Telemundo
    9. TeleNoticias 24
    10. Television Espanola
    11. Univision Deportes Network

    SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

    1. Encore Espanol (2012????)


    NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (27):

    1. Africa Channel
    2. BBC World News
    3. BlueHighways TV
    4. Catholic TV
    5. Comedy.TV
    6. C-SPAN3
    7. ES.TV
    8. Fashion TV
    9. FearNet
    10. FUNimation Channel
    11. G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
    12. Halogen
    13. Havoc TV
    14. Longhorn Network
    15. MavTV
    16. MyDestination.TV
    17. NHK World TV
    18. NuvoTV
    19. Pac-12 Network
    20. Pentagon Channel
    21. Pets.TV
    22. PixL
    23. Recipe.TV
    24. SWRV
    25. Veria HD
    26. WealthTV
    27. World Fishing Network

    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

    1. HBCU Network (February, 2012)
    2. Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
    3. RLTV (2012)
    4. WWE Network (???)

    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

    1. Encore Action
    2. Encore Drama

    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

    1. Epix 1
    2. Epix 2
    3. Epix 3
    4. Indieplex
    5. Retroplex
    6. OuterMax

    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
    1. Fox Sports Cincinnati
    2. Fox Sports Ohio
    3. Fox Sports San Diego


    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

    1. Comcast Sports Northwest
    2. CSN Philadelphia
    3. CSN Philadelphia +
    4. CSS
    5. HRTV
    6. Longhorn Network
    7. Pac-12 Washington
    8. Pac-12 Oregon
    9. Pac-12 Northern California
    10. Pac-12 Southern California
    11. Pac-12 Arizona
    12. Pac-12 Mountain
    13. TCN Philadelphia

    RSN CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (4):

    1. CSN Houston (October, 2012)
    2. Fox Sports New Orleans (Fall, 2012)
    3. Time Warner Cable SportsNet (October 1, 2012)
    4. Time Warner Cable Deportes (October 1, 2012)


    "ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

    1. Hustler HD
    2. Playboy HD




    Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.
    Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer, except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.
    Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2012 #3 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Things change... :(

    Three quarters prior, I had a bunch of channels I was hoping for... and while I still hope for many of them (I no longer really care about the Encore channels since I no longer subscribe to Total Choice Ultimate), their importance is considerably less.

    The only ones I TRULY still hope are coming this year are CW HD-DNS, BBCA-HD, and TV Land HD.


    ~Alan
     
  4. Jul 1, 2012 #4 of 3975
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    As a father of a 4 yr old I would like to see Disney Jr. (I know I would be asking for trouble).
    BBC-HD would be nice also
     
  5. Jul 1, 2012 #5 of 3975
    APB101

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    I'm not certain about capacity.

    If we are able to get at least ten HDs prior to the 2014 launch of D14, my guess as to what those would be are as follows:

    Up to 10…
    6-- Pac-12 Network HD (seven screens)
    6-- Comcast SportsNet Houston HD
    6-- Time Warner Cable SportsNet HD
    6-- Time Warner Cable Deportes HD


    Up to 20…
    204 Headline News HD
    235 Style Network HD
    253 Lifetime Movie Network HD
    256 Turner Classic Movies HD
    264 BBC America HD
    271 H2 HD
    29- Disney Junior HD
    304 TV Land HD

    5-- IndiePlex HD
    5-- RetroPlex HD
     
  6. Jul 1, 2012 #6 of 3975
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    Great list, should be a sticky.


    Missing CSN Phila and a few others, yes?

    Also, Fox Sports SD is parttime.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2012 #7 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... the RSN section is a mess... thanks to some posters, I was able to update it slightly last quarter (I think?), but I was confused by some of the part-time/full-time statuses, and I wanted to look it up, but time and other things came up in my life that took a priority.

    I'll add Fox Sports SD (South Dakota?) in a little bit.

    If anybody else wants to help me, simply list the channels and clarify PLAINLY whether or not DirecTV carries the channel in SD, part-time HD, or not at all.

    ~Alan
     
  8. Jul 1, 2012 #8 of 3975
    dwrats_56

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    I anticipate more HD channels added this quarter than last quarter.

    My hopes are BBC-America and NASA HD.

    WOOO HOOO First page.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2012 #9 of 3975
    morgan79

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    please request this channel from dtv its 24/7 full time hd..it would go in the hd extra pack,it has no sd channel....scrolldown on their fb page & watch promo..they emailed me & told me they were in talks with dtv..i hope they can get this channel soon....
     
  10. Jul 1, 2012 #10 of 3975
    JimAtTheRez

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    Turner Classic Movies, TV Land, and more sports sounds pretty good to me. Of course, I welcome any addition to our HD lineup. Here's to a more productive third quarter for HD for Directv!
     
  11. Jul 1, 2012 #11 of 3975
    sigma1914

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    Any HD would be welcome - except BBCA. ;)
     
  12. Jul 1, 2012 #12 of 3975
    APB101

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    Coca Cola Kid,

    Who wrote this @ http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2806475#post2806475 @ posting #3948 … ?

     
  13. Jul 1, 2012 #13 of 3975
    APB101

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    True.

    When I first joined DBSTalk.com in September 2010, I gave the powers that be at DirecTV more credit than they deserve.

    After that point, the only basic-cable channels that came in high def were AMC HD, truTV HD, and E! Entertainment Television HD. Back then I thought some really simple stuff, no problem getting carried by competition, would have been delivered by DirecTV.

    22 months later, still no Headline News HD and/or Turner Classic Movies HD. (Must be too difficult to get!) Still no H2 HD and/or Lifetime Movie Network HD. (Toughies!) Still no BBC America HD and/or The Hub HD and/or Investigation Discovery HD and/or Oprah Winfrey Network HD. (Damn those at Discovery Communications!) Still no Cooking Channel HD and/or DIY Network HD. (Oh, those ruthless, unscrupulous monsters at Scripps!) And, finally, there is GSN HD. (The ultimate enigma!)

    I anticipate that 2014, with the launching of D14, will be the period that matters. By then the powers that be at DirecTV can offer no more excuses if they fail to deliver on basic-cable programming in HD.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2012 #14 of 3975
    APB101

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    I know. :)
     
  15. Jul 1, 2012 #15 of 3975
    JoeTheDragon

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    need to add
    CSN Huston HD
    FS new orleans HD

    HRTV HD???

    TCN Philly HD / CSN Philly + HD

    CSS HD (part time)
     
  16. Jul 1, 2012 #16 of 3975
    APB101

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    Has to do with distribution and/or ownership.

    Numerous members noted that last year after GSN HD was added by several competitors which included rival Dish Network.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Yup here we go again with yet another new thread talking about the same things we've been talking about the past two to three years. D* knows want we want, we know what we want, but there's nothing we can do until they add them.

    Crazy isn't it?
     
  18. Jul 1, 2012 #18 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Did I get everything right?! :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  19. Jul 1, 2012 #19 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    I watch LMN from time to time, and I'm male. :)

    I like Oprah, but I don't care for reality shows, so I have zero interest in OWN. I'm sure they'll be a special on one of these years that will interest me, but I'd rather see other channels get a priority over it.

    ~Alan
     
  20. Jul 1, 2012 #20 of 3975
    TheRatPatrol

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    Oh alright. :bang ;)
     
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