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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. Jul 26, 2012 #921 of 3975
    ep1974

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    Any rumors as to the next HD channel(s) to be launched, other than sports?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2012 #922 of 3975
    maartena

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    As far as basic HD? Not heard a thing.... I think we won't see much action during the Olympics anyways. After that, yeah, some sports are expected, but no news and or hints for anything else.

    SatelliteRacer, want to drop a hint on us? ;)
     
  3. Jul 26, 2012 #923 of 3975
    DViper2399

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    Satracer did post a pic of Jerry Stiller & a festivus pole recently by no word since then
     
  4. Jul 26, 2012 #924 of 3975
    maartena

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    That was for TCM.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2012 #925 of 3975
    RML81

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    Which we had known since July 2.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2012 #926 of 3975
    Hoosier205

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    And confirmed by another forum on the 3rd.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2012 #927 of 3975
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    You know when Christmas is coming every year too, but you don't put up the tree in July.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2012 #928 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Perhaps there is hope for my market's lineup after all! :D

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  9. Jul 26, 2012 #929 of 3975
    James Long

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    The agreement both satellite providers made with the FCC states that by February 2013, in any market where that provider carries any local station in HD they must offer all local stations carriage in HD. So if you live in a market with at least one local HD station expect them all by next February - but if you live in a market with no HD local carriage the satellite company can remain all SD. It is a "carry one, carry all" requirement - just like the rules for carrying SD.

    Perhaps this will further encourage Alan ... perhaps not. It all depends on if there is any local carriage in the market.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2012 #930 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I couldn't remember the year. Potentially good news though...

    I wonder if there is a loophole in the agreement when the channel offers an HD feed, but does not broadcast it over the air.


    Either way, the February 2013 rule certainly explains DirecTV's agressive local additions.

    ~Alan
     
  11. Jul 26, 2012 #931 of 3975
    James Long

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    I believe so ... it must be transmitted for it to be protected. This doesn't mean a satellite carrier cannot carry a HD feed of a station that only transmits SD ... only that they would not be required to.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2012 #932 of 3975
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    Aaa
     
  13. Jul 26, 2012 #933 of 3975
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    Yep. I wasn't complete earlier. What I don't recall is if it's all markets immediately, or if it scales in.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2012 #934 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

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    +1 :D

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  15. Jul 26, 2012 #935 of 3975
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    The LA market has one like that just launched;

    KJLA-DT 57 broadcast only in SD, in fact they have to since there's no available bandwidth for HD as they broadcast nine secondary sub-channels! :sure:

    Yet its on DIRECTV in 720p.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2012 #936 of 3975
    James Long

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    It scales in. Effective last February (2012) 60% of all markets with at least one channel carried in HD had to offer HD carriage to all channels in the market that broadcast HD (as a primary signal). Prior to February 2012 the threshold was 30%.

    (Note "of markets with at least one channel in HD" - if a market has no HD locals carried or no carriage at all it doesn't count against the percentage. For example, if 100 of the 210 markets had at least one channel per market in HD then right now HD carriage would have to be offered to all channels in 60 of those markets. The other 110 markets could remain SD or not carried.)

    The agreement with the FCC is only the minimum. Satellite carriers can carry channels beyond the minimum they agreed with the FCC to carry (for example, second HD feeds where a single station transmits two HD channels or non-broadcast HD versions of the SD broadcasts).

    The good news is that, within the agreement, it means more HD - even if it is only within local markets. The bad news is that there is no timeline as to when all stations in all markets must be offered HD carriage.
     
  17. Jul 27, 2012 #937 of 3975
    Hoosier205

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    Sub-channels. Bit-starving, parasitic sub-channels.
     
  18. Jul 27, 2012 #938 of 3975
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    Officials Expect DIRECTV to Carry Pac 12 Network

    By Phillip Swann (07.27.2012)
    @ http://www.tvpredictions.com/pac12072712.htm

     
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    Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott addresses TV negotiations, scheduling, Penn State penalties

    By Jon Wilmer (07.24.2012)
    @ http://www.mercurynews.com/cal-bear...ssioner-larry-scott-addresses-tv-negotiations

     
  20. Jul 27, 2012 #940 of 3975
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    So, nothing about actual negotiations going on, just "our stuff is great! and if Directv doesn't pay whatever we demand for it, it's all their fault."
     
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