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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. Aug 8, 2012 #1561 of 3975
    tonyd79

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    Ion had an advantage over CW for directv and may be a reason they added it. They can pick up one channel and map it locally to the local number and everyone is happy. Makes it easier to get to there locals goal.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    Just wait a day or two.... Or a few minutes!

    :hurah:

    Great additions!
     
  3. Aug 8, 2012 #1563 of 3975
    maartena

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    I am awaiting the "I don't watch ANY of that, where the hell is my DIY HD" posts. :D
     
  4. Aug 8, 2012 #1564 of 3975
    TomK

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    Are these five new channels live now? I forgot to look when I was at home earlier today.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2012 #1565 of 3975
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    With the amount of matches they have the rights to, I seriously doubt that it could be part-time. I tend to watch a lot of the replays during the week on FSC and GolTV so I really hope that it's full-time.

    Looking at the schedule, it appears to be a lot more soccer, and a lot less talk than the competition.

    http://beinsport.tv/
     
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    It'll be pleasant to not rely on Torrent Sites for Dr.Who and BBCA's other shows!!
    ION is nice to catch up on re-runs I haven't seen from their many shows
    NG Wild...nice addition though I watch Nat Geo main channel more..but now with this in HD may tune in here more...
    Be IN... don't care... since many of the major soccer tournaments have deals with other channels..
    Dis Jr... no kids in my home, don't care

    so its a festivus of 3 for me!! so 2 of them I don't watch
     
  7. Aug 8, 2012 #1567 of 3975
    tonyd79

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    No. Test only.
     
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    Sixto posted OFFICIALLY today that he saw them in TEST...so they're coming in the D* mantra of SOON!!!!
     
  9. Aug 8, 2012 #1569 of 3975
    TomK

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    I figured they were only in test but the number of new channels overwhelmed me.
     
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    maartena, often with a post, I'm just joking around. I didn't think I needed to put a ;) in every joke post I make to underline this point, especially when it comes to the Swanni's supposed inside information. tonyd79 got the joke.
     
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    Geez, and I always thought that with your avatar, you were 110% serious all the time.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Are you aware the beIN is taking over a lot of those contracts? That is why it is here.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2012 #1573 of 3975
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    Do you think all these new HD channels decreases our chances of getting P12Net? I hope not!
     
  14. Aug 8, 2012 #1574 of 3975
    maartena

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    They are in test.

    If all works out, they will most likely go live next Wednesday, the 15th.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2012 #1575 of 3975
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    No. This is a sign that the new encoders makes DirecTV more comfortable with its bandwidth budget. That they are working successfully to give high quality picture and allow for more on the current systems. Getting a bunch of these out of the way means they don't have to white knuckle their way until 2014.

    The PAC 12 Network is more dependent on how they and the PAC 12 decide to distribute it on satellite and the pricing therein.
     
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    As log as I have a specific tournament available to me in the bar for my patrons, that's what matters..somehow I scrolled back that a tournament or 2 wont be on Be-IN..??

    Then again I have Time Warner also in the bar but not on certain TV's I use for multi viewings..Like NFL Ticket when I had it...no longer have it..
     
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    With the rate PAC12 is adding even the smallest po-dunk cable providers.... I would bet there is a pretty good chance we'll get them.

    I think where the PAIN for DirecTV comes in is that the model pretty much requires 7 full time HD slots, and that might be a bandwidth issue for DirecTV.
     
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    I am a big Disney fan, go to Disney World twice a year, my daughter works there, BUT come on Disney Jr HD, you have to be kidding me. what does a 3 or 4 year old , know about HD.
     
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    I'm happy about Disney hd. My two year old doesn't about hd but I do. And if I have to watch it with him a few hours a day, I appreciate it being in hd so I don't have to stare at a blurry screen.
     
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    The age of 2 to 4 is the most important in a child's development. Here they learn language, many motor-skills, and this is the age where they soak in the most from their parents. (e.g. if there is a broken family in this age, their emotional growth further down the line will be affected by it).

    So.... under the guise of "teach them young", this is the perfect age for them to become HD snobs, they are going to want all the channels that cater to children and teens from 4 through 18 in HD now. :D :D
     
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