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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. Santi360HD

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    just didn't like someone telling me if I work in a large company and if I know how things work..I didn't just move here from bubblefk....that's why I said what I said....
     
  2. Santi360HD

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    there's a difference between running out of something we already serve..
    and someone coming into the bar asking for a big mac or a KFC bucket....clearly something we don't offer

    as for the finance debacle..I'm only I/T heh heh...i'm clean :)
     
  3. tonyd79

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    No, there is not. They expected to have the inventory today and it didn't happen. Just like if your announced special doesn't show up on time.
     
  4. Santi360HD

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    I'm done countering you since I'm a horrible human being with typo's...next...where are the mod's when you need em..??
     
  5. tonyd79

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    No sense of humor? ;)

    Nor a way with analogy.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    BTW, now the new channels are in the package comparisons on the webpage. Ion HD is not mentioned.
     
  7. lgsvette

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    Love what Directv is doing. Would I like more, of course! I will enjoy all the HD until more shows up.
     
  8. georule

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    Okayfine, whatever. Whatever it works out to that typical BBC shows need to be to take account of American commercial practices. Make up a few promo pieces of the appropriate length (including commercial breaks) to get to the next 1/2 hour, and run them as necessary to fill in.

    Really, it isn't rocket science, and more and more cable shows (and even some network) are running past the 1/2 hr these days (me hugs my DVR for it knowing which ones). It isn't 1960 anymore.
     
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    I agree. In fact, 1:20 is easier to deal with. There is often extra material can be put in like PBS does with Downton Abbey or BBCA has done themselves with Doctor Who Confidential.
     
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    Yep. Or just put in much more commercials. Show a 60-minute show AND a 20-minute show in a 120-minute block, and add 40 minutes of commercials.

    And indeed, you can squeeze in a 10-minute promo of something else in between.

    Doctor Who Confidential is not BBC America "themselves" by the way, it is a BBC show shown on a different BBC channel, usually minutes after the show has aired.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    I know. BBCA just used it to fill out times.

    Doctor Who is on BBC One and Confidential is on BBC Three.
     
  12. Satelliteracer

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    Sure you can. Just as you can be the leader in sports without the Surf Channel. The leader in sports is the one with the most sports, not necessarily every sport.
     
  13. Carl Spock

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    Are you trying to tell us that your bar has never run out of a menu item on an evening when you had some big parties show up unexpectedly? Managing a bar or restaurant profitably means keeping your food spoilage to a minimum, which means having on hand only the fresh food you think you will need, plus a bit extra. In my first restaurant job back in college, the manager taught me it was a good thing when we ran out of a menu item. That meant we had more customers than expected that night. We made some money and the last customers had to order a steak instead of the ribs special. No big sweat.

    Then there's that regular who always orders a Bombay Sapphire Martini. The bartender starts getting it ready the moment he walks through the door. What about the time the regular comes in on a Sunday night after a busy Friday and Saturday, only to find out the bar has run out of Bombay gin over the weekend?

    Both situations have happened to every bar on the face of the earth, including yours.

    Two trite phrases come to mind:

    Stuff happens.

    Don't sweat the small stuff.

    And Ion TV is definitely the small stuff.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    More important, a PR release on a web page is small stuff. Ion HD is not on the "menu" that says what each customer gets for their money. The more important thing is correct.
     
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    Hey Santi don't let the fanboys get to ya! Not worth your time or effort! Cheers!
     
  16. maartena

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    Interesting answer on a Facebook post from Universal Sport:

    "Universal Sports is currently available in High Definition. It is up to the providers to make the bandwidth space available to carry the network in HD."


    That channel is now on the TOP of my wishlist for new HD :)
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Really? That's new.
     
  18. Santi360HD

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    for a catered event or gathering....NO.. WE DONT RUN OUT of stuff..
    Now, for the ordinary joe or joe's that just walked off the street (on same night as a catered event) asking for same item, we'd likely pass it off as not having it or we'd have enough of it to serve them as well..but lean more on limiting it..

    as for when I'm manning the bar, I cant speak for my other colleagues. But I don't run low on stuff or run out..I stock plenty...since I'm not a worker, I co-own the joint..I go the extra mile, whereas I see an employee just serving whatever is on the shelf....I'm not gonna lie. Yes I have run on empty but not a complete zero for stuff for my regulars.




    Yeah It's just ION..heh heh

    Cool Fro there Carl..:)
     
  19. Carl Spock

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    There's a Surf Channel?

    I guess in a month there will be. Who knew?

    I have to admit I also had to do a search to find out about MAV TV. It would be nice to have but not necessary.

    Not every gigolo has slept with a girl from Sweden. It gives them something to strive for.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    Hahaha. Comcast doesn't even carry it in SD here.
     
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