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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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    Looks like it already has.... at least, according to Wikipedia:

    "CLTV reaches an estimated 1.8 million households, making it one of the most widely-distributed regional cable news channels in the United States. The channel had always been exclusively available on Comcast (and its forerunners AT&T Broadband, MediaOne and TCI) until October 2009, when RCN started to carry CLTV after Tribune struck a new carriage agreement with Comcast that removed the channel's exclusivity to that provider, enabling CLTV to appear on additional providers in the Chicago area.[3] Three months later on January 19, 2010, Comcast began offering CLTV on digital cable in the company's Rockford and South Bend service areas.[4] The SportsChannel / Fox Sports Net and Comcast SportsNet overflow content was not exclusive before October 2009, and was used on other systems that did not carry CLTV. CLTV currently remains unavailable to WOW!, AT&T U-verse, Dish Network and DirecTV subscribers in the Chicago market."


    So it could be available on a DirecTV spot-beam if DirecTV wants it.
     
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    Yeah that was posted in the now closed PAC12 topic last week. This shouldn't even be here really, mods have closed that topic for a reason, stirring up PAC12 talk here without any real new news in the anticipation topic.... I think will be frowned upon.
     
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    funny I had another user tell me in this very thread a few pages back..any channel is worth anticipation..even if its not on D*...and not those solely on D* in SD awaiting HD..so which is it?

    what are the rules for anticipation?
     
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    That still looks like the only ones that carry it are Comcast and RCN. DirecTV could carry it as a LiL in Chicago, but not nationally, and they would have to come to terms with Tribune. Given that DirecTV had to file a complaint with the FCC to get the other Tribune channels back, I doubt that will happen any time soon.
     
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    RCN wow!!..they're the other cable company here in Manhattan and Queens..Its not like in whatever building you live in you have a choice of both..cant speak for Queens..but in Manhattan, your entire building has to sign off on casting Time Warner Cable out and solely having RCN in your building...anyone wanting CLTV that bad will have to town hall their entire building 1st to do the flip of providers here!! That is if CLTV was even available in NYC..Wonder if the same rules for sole distribution exist in CHI-town for RCN..?
     
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    She was tweeting long before that video. I think it is bad form to be hamming it up while you are in talks with a provider. Even weeks before it looked like there was going to be an impass.

    She is announcing that the PAC 12 is in bed with Comcast. Great way to run a business.
     
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    They are just that. Anticipation.

    Posting stuff about the CAL head honcho switching to Comcast actually contributed to quite a heated debate in the PAC12 topic, so that's why I said what I said. And it's not up to me. All I am saying is that the PAC12 discussion got volatile enough between certain users it caused mods to close the topic. And a new topic on PAC12 was closed soon after. So in essence, the mods are keeping the lid on anything PAC12 right now. Your post could easily instigate a new discussion (and the post by tony above really strengthens that case), and with that I will sign off on this topic and let the mods decide on when and how PAC12 talk is allowed again. For now the rule they set is: "No Pac12 talk until there is real, actual news".

    So I'll stick with that for now.
     
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    The channels I (and my family) want hasn't changed much in the last year.

    1) a certain channel popular on the West Coast that features CFB among other things.
    2) DIY a popular channel in my household, the only channel we watch in SD still
    3) Universal Sports-love the sports they feature
     
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    so anticipations have to be factual and politically correct..got it...
    I've reported a few people in my time per the PM button to no avail, as i'd expect anyone that got upset about any post I put up they're entitled...and so am I to report....but you have my cooperation going fwd..
     
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    Amazon Prime announcement:

    "Great news for Amazon Prime members—we've just signed two big deals that bring you even more high quality movies and TV shows with all-you-can-eat, unlimited instant streaming. The first is with EPIX and brings movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate. Enjoy Thor, Iron Man 2, and Captain America: The First Avenger, plus recent hits such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Warrior, Super 8, True Grit, and Rango. In all, 2,000 movies from EPIX will be coming to Prime Instant Video this year."
     
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    Anticipations are anticipations, so by definition, they cannot be factual. I do not think that anticipating a channel can be either politically correct or incorrect.

    The message that is trying to be conveyed is that it is ok to say "I want the PAC 12 network" or even "I think the PAC 12 network will (or will not) be carried by DirecTV", but posting links to the bickering that has been going on between the PAC 12 or officials of its member schools and DirecTV is beyond the scope of this thread.
     
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    :eek: Epix movies are free on Amazon Prime now? Wow.
     
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    Thanks. This is what I meant, I guess I wasn't entirely clear in trying to get this message across.
     
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    With HGTV in HD, my wife watches this religiously. She would also watch DIY HD if available. Changing from former to latter elicits groans over the PQ.

    As D* prices rise each year, I am hoping they add DIY HD soon to keep the wife from further questioning why we are paying all this money, etc. (I like my sports...)

    Never underestimate the statement: Happy Wife, Happy Life...
     
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    My wife wants DIY HD too. She watches a lot of HGTV, but she'd usually rather watch DIY content. . . if it were in HD.
     
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    Not "now," but "SOON"

    There are rumors that Amazon is considering spinning off Prime Instant Video into a separate service. The $79/yr they charge for Prime doesn't even cover the cost of the free shipping they offer, so long-term they need to figure out a way for this thing to pay for itself.
     
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    And yet I just read a few business articles on how the model works as is and that amazon has taken aim right at Netflix.

    Free shipping, etc, attracts so many customers it is amazing. I have a large group of friends who shop almost exclusively at amazon because of Prime.

    They should take heed of when Netflix tried to break up services. They lost a huge chunk of customers, many who never can back. And a lot of them (including me) cut back on their plans.

    Amazon is not a dumb company.
     
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    How long till we see channel logos for the HD's that were added last round?
     
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    "Soon"
     
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