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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. Jun 25, 2013 #1 of 793
    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 million U.S subscribers (36+ million world wide).

    *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.

    If you have any questions as to what belongs in this thread or an individual channel thread please read the latest DIRECTV Programming Forum Rules (Link).

    Please note there have been changes to the DBSTalk User Agreement so please review it (Link).
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 #2 of 793
    fleckrj

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    Universal Sports in this quarter. Anything else would be gravey.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2013 #3 of 793
    JoeTheDragon

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    Maybe

    Chiller HD
    FXM HD
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 #4 of 793
    bjdotson

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    Hoping for new HD this quarter. I'm predicting 3 HD add ons this quarter.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2013 #5 of 793
    Crow159

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    My prediction is Retroplex, Indieplex, and Movieplex since deals are already in place for those.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 #6 of 793
    APB101

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    It's good to see this thread running!


    With anticipation that there will be new linear HD added by DirecTV in 2013's quarter #03…

    I am anticipating the following. (These may be revised from my last listing; I didn't check prior to this. Those in italics are not at all carried, not even in standard def.) They are not only applicable to this brand-new quarter but also with the duration prior to the successful launch of D14 in 2014.


    UP TO THREE [03]
    233 GSN HD
    235 Style Network HD
    294 The Hub HD

    UP TO FIVE [05]
    240 Home Shopping Network HD
    275 QVC HD

    UP TO TEN [10]
    238 Reelz Channel HD
    260 We TV HD
    295 PBS Kids Sprout HD
    339 Fuse HD
    558 Sundance Channel HD

    UP TO FIFTEEN [15]
    251 Oxygen HD
    273 TV Guide Network HD
    328 TV One HD
    333 MTV2 HD
    338 Uplifting Television HD

    WILD CARDS [15]
    219 MavTV HD
    274 Ovation HD
    287 Military Channel HD
    345 RFD-TV HD
    350 C-Span HD
    351 C-Span 2 HD
    404 Galavision HD
    524 OuterMax HD
    5xx RetroPlex HD
    5xx IndiePlex HD
    605 Sportsman Channel HD
    606 Outdoor Channel HD
    xxx Pac-12 Network HD (primary network)
    625 Universal Sports HD
    xxx Comcast SportsNet Houston HD
     
  7. Jul 2, 2013 #7 of 793
    APB101

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    I haven't kept track: Will Starz Entertainment LLC be launching MoviePlex in a linear high definition?

    When it comes to premium-movies programmers, that particular channel along with applicable remaining Encore screens, as well as Showtime Family, are needing to go HD.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2013 #8 of 793
    Paul Secic

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    Paul Secic

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    Movieplex does not have a HD yet.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 #10 of 793
    JoeTheDragon

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    There are better stuff to add other then HSN HD and QVC HD.


    Local NON OTA channels
    CLTV HD (shaded with CSN + on local cable systems old analog hold over dating back to sports channel days) (wgn one moved some cubs games to it as WGN games be for the cubs moved there rights for games that WGN can not air to sports channel / fox / CSN)
    NewsChannel 8 HD -Comeing to directv soon no word on if it will be HD
    SNN Local News HD
    News-Press 3 NOW HD (has a SD OTA sub channel)
    Northwest Cable News (Sd only right now and on dish network) (also has an OTA sub channel)
    TXCN HD


    cable owned ones are unlikey
    New England Cable News HD
    News 12 Networks 6 HD feeds
    NY1 HD / TWC News HD
    Ocean State Networks HD
    Bay News 9 HD
    Central Florida News 13 HD
    InfoMás HD
    YNN Austin HD
    4SD HD -lost just about all of it's sports rights other then it's slot being used for Fox Sports San Diego Alternate on cox systems.

    Missing / up coming RSN's
    Pac12 main HD + alt feeds
    SEC network HD
    Fox sports Philly HD if they get the rights to a local team.
    CSN Philly HD + Comcast network HD Philly as full time or game only.
    Dodgers Channel that may proves to be a tipping point
    CSN NW HD
    CSS HD
    Cox Sports New Orleans HD (on dish)
    Longhorn Network HD
    OTA channel feeds for in market sports (to cover people in the teams areas but not in the OTA area)

    Sports channels
    ESPN 3 limited content as a part time channel
    TVG (hd feed? planed?)
    HRTV (web feeds are HD)
    Universal Sports HD
    Fox Soccer Plus / new name? full time HD
    Game plan HD part time / Full court HD part time
    espn goal line HD / buzzer beater HD part time


    Also
    EPIX EAST HD
    EPIX WEST HD
    EPIX 2 HD
    EPIX 3 HD
    Epix Drive-In no hd feed yet
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 #11 of 793
    fleckrj

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    SEC Network does not even launch until 3Q 2014, so it does not belong in this thread.

    GSN in the first three? HSN and QVC in the first five? I do not think so.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2013 #12 of 793
    mp12point7

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    The rains are plentiful; much heat from the fires; growing season is upon us. Please give us RFD-HD so it can prosper and grow.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2013 #13 of 793
    Alan Gordon

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    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (34):


    • BYU TV
    • C-SPAN
    • C-SPAN2
    • Centric
    • Esquire Network (Formerly Style Network - September 23, 2013)
    • EWTN
    • Fox Movie Channel
    • Fuse
    • Game Show Network
    • Home Shopping Network
    • ION West
    • Jewelry TV
    • Logo
    • Military Channel
    • MTV2
    • NASA TV
    • Nick Jr.
    • NickToons
    • Outdoor Channel
    • Ovation TV
    • Oxygen
    • Reelz Channel
    • RFD-TV
    • Shop NBC
    • Sportsman Channel
    • Sprout
    • Sundance Channel
    • The Hub
    • TBN
    • TV Guide Channel
    • TVOne
    • Universal Sports
    • UP (formerly Gospel Music Channel)
    • WeTV

    * Channels in blue have HD VOD content available.


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


    • Fox College Sports (TBD)
    • TVG Network (TBD)

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


    • CW East (WDCW)
    • CW West (XETV)
    • PBS

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


    • A Toda Musica
    • Azteca America
    • Azteca Mexico
    • BeIN Sport Dos (UPLINKED IN TESTING MODE ON 119° - 8/09/2013)
    • ESPN Deportes (UPLINKED IN TESTING MODE ON 119° - 8/09/2013)
    • Fox Deportes
    • GolTV
    • Telemundo (East & West feeds in the 400s. Local Telemundo affiliates may be available in HD)
    • TeleNoticias 24
    • Television Espanola

    SPANISH LANGUAGE HD CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (???):


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


    • Encore Espanol (TBD)

    NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (29):


    • Africa Channel
    • Aspire
    • BBC World News
    • BlueHighways TV
    • Catholic TV
    • Comedy.TV
    • C-SPAN3
    • ES.TV
    • Fashion TV
    • FearNet
    • FUNimation Channel
    • G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
    • Halogen
    • Havoc TV
    • HRTV
    • Longhorn Network
    • Military History Channel
    • MyDestination.TV
    • NHK World TV
    • Nuvo TV
    • Pac-12 Network
    • Pentagon Channel
    • Pets.TV
    • PixL
    • Recipe.TV
    • SWRV
    • Veria HD
    • WealthTV
    • World Fishing Network

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


    • HBCU Network (????????)
    • Legacy.TV (????????)
    • RLTV (????????)
    • WWE Network (???)

    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (1):


    • Encore Drama

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


    • Epix 1
    • Epix 2
    • Epix 3
    • Indieplex
    • Retroplex
    • OuterMax

    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):


    • Fox Sports Cincinnati
    • Fox Sports Kansas City
    • Fox Sports Ohio

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


    • Comcast Sports Northwest
    • CSN Houston
    • CSN Philadelphia
    • CSS
    • Longhorn Network
    • Pac-12 Washington
    • Pac-12 Oregon
    • Pac-12 Northern California
    • Pac-12 Southern California
    • Pac-12 Arizona
    • Pac-12 Mountain

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


    "ADULT" CHANNELS THAT OFFERED ONLY IN SD BY DIRECTV (1):


    • Hustler HD

    Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.

    Omitted all (non-DNS) West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer,
    except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.
     
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  14. Jul 2, 2013 #14 of 793
    wolvesjohnblack

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    One World Sports will be launching in hd soon.I would love to have that channel.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2013 #15 of 793
    KyL416

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    DirecTV added MavTV in SD about a month ago.

    Have we had any confirmation that Military History Channel HD even exists? AETN has no mention of it being available in HD in their launch forms, marketing info or tech data. The few forum posts I saw about it were vague and they could have easily confused it with Military Channel HD which did launch around the same time those posts were made.
    24/7 HD versions of FS Kansas City and the other subregions (i.e. Indiana, New Orleans, Oklahoma, Carolinas, Tennessee, etc) don't exist. What Fox does is require the cable headend to have a special receiver that is hooked up to every satellite used by Fox Sports and then remotely switch the receiver between the feeds and insert the Kansas City logo. Most of the time they are showing Fox Sport Midwest, whenever something local for Kansas City is on they are switched to one of the alternate feeds, whenever Fox Sports Midwest has something that isn't available in Kansas City, they are switched to a base national feed. This happens seamlessly so the cable viewers get all the content on the same channel.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2013 #16 of 793
    JoeTheDragon

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    any more info on that / links? Also how is it set when more then 1 feed that can be shown in market ?
     
  17. Jul 2, 2013 #17 of 793
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    For the areas that are in multiple territories but only have one RSN (i.e. they can get both St. Louis and Kansas City teams) they use the Plus channels. Where the cable system puts it can vary from a dedicated standby channel, a local access channel, a local news/sports channel, the scrolling program guide channel, or even pre-empt other channels like C-SPAN.

    For areas that have multiple RSNs like Fox Sports Tennessee and Sports South, if there is a Braves game on Fox Sports South that's also available in Tennessee but the Predators or Grizzlies are playing too, usually Sports South would carry the Fox Sports South game locally. If all 3 teams are playing at the same time they start using the Plus channels locally.

    In some cases the localized versions can even jump territories. i.e. Kentucky is served by Fox Sports South but portions are also in Pacers territory, so cable systems in those areas carry some Fox Sports Indiana produced Pacers games on Fox Sports South. The same goes for the Fox Sports Cincinnati produced Reds games on Fox Sports Indiana. This is also why on DirecTV you occasionally see Pacers games on one of the RSN alternates near Fox Sports South in addition to the dedicated alternate for Fox Sports Indiana on channel 673 and why some Reds games appear on channel 673 in addition to Fox Sports Cincinnati on channel 661.

    In cases where the cable system is truely served by multiple regions the cable system carries multiple RSNs. Like here in NEPA some cable systems have YES, SNY, CSN Philly and Root Sports Pittsburgh. When the Mets were still on MSG and FSNY, some of them also carried a hybrid version of MSG called MSG Zone 4 which left out the locally blacked out Rangers, Knicks, Islanders and Devils game and aired Mets games from both MSG and FSNY as well as some national FSN programming at the time like the Best Damn Sports Show and TNA Impact. After the Mets left most cable systems dropped it and replaced it with SNY except for the extreme northeastern parts of the market which can still get the Rangers and Knicks games.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2013 #18 of 793
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    [SIZE=13.5pt]List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q3-13)[/SIZE]

    Basic:
    1218 Golf Channel
    1229 HGTV
    1230 DIY
    1231 Food Network
    1232 Cooking Channel

    1236 E! (limited content available in HD)
    1238 Reelz
    1239 Audience
    1241 Spike

    1249 Comedy Central
    1252 Lifetime
    1253 LMN
    1265 A&E
    1266 BIO

    1267 pivot (formerly Doc Channel)
    1269 History
    1271 H2

    1272 LOGO (limited content available in HD)
    1277 Travel Channel
    1279 OWN
    1300 Nick

    1304 TV Land
    1327 CMT
    1329 BET
    1331 MTV

    1333 MTV2
    1335 VH1
    1340 AXS.tv
    1605 Sportsman
    1885 Nick at Nite

    Premium:
    [SIZE=10.5pt]1501 HBO (content available [/SIZE]approximately equal[SIZE=10.5pt] to [/SIZE]HBOGO[SIZE=10.5pt])[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10.5pt]1515 MAX (content available [/SIZE]approximately equal[SIZE=10.5pt] to [/SIZE]MAXGO[SIZE=10.5pt])[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10.5pt]1527 STARZ
    1535 ENCORE
    1545 SHOWTIME (content available
    [/SIZE]approximately equal[SIZE=10.5pt] to [/SIZE]Showtime Anytime[SIZE=10.5pt])[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10.5pt]1553 TMC
    1566 HDNet Movies
    [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10.5pt]1100 MGM*
    1568 Sony Movie Channel
    1570 Smithsonian
    1571 Crime & Investigation
    1572 Palladia
    1573 Shorts[/SIZE]

    Seasonal Sports:
    1701 NFL Sunday Ticket

    3D:
    105 n3D

    Networks that previously had HD VOD content available but NO longer do:
    1235 Style
    1244 Syfy
    1245 TNT
    1246 truTV
    1264 BBC America
    1301 Nick Jr.^
    1303 TeenNick^
    1337 VH1 Classic^



    *They currently have free 1080p HD content available through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), it's quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website.

    Channels in bold are not currently carried in HD as a linear channel on DirecTV
    Channels denoted with ^ currently have not launched a linear HD channel.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2013 #19 of 793
    APB101

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    I did not present a wish list, JoeTheDragon!

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Jul 2, 2013 #20 of 793
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    My wish list is:

    Fox Deportes HD
    ESPN Deportes HD
    BeIn Espanol HD
    Military ch HD
     
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