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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. daniloni

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    I think officially the red zone channel is only available with Sunday Ticket but there have been reports that you can get it as a standalone channel if you complain about something or threaten to cancel, etc.
     
  2. Paul Secic

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    I think that's all for DirecTV & Dish HD additions.
     
  3. michaelruggeri

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    Does anyone know if the Esquire Channel will be picked up by Directv? Since it is an NBC Universal channel, it would seem likely, and it would be a new HD addition.

    Mike
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Does anyone know if the Esquire Channel will be picked up by Directv? Since it is an NBC Universal channel, it would seem likely, and it would be a new HD addition.

    Mike
    that all depends on price and possibly if its simply replacing another channel or not.


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  5. KyL416

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    It's the long delayed rebranding of G4.
     
  6. JoeTheDragon

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    what will they fill the ESPN 3D space with?
     
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    studechip

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    Where did you hear this from? I heard we were getting FXX in hd and that would be it.
     
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    James Long

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    FXX is basically a rename ... so if you have Fox Soccer Channel you already have FXX.
    (Both DISH and DirecTV have FSC in HD.)

    As far as "no more" ... I believe it is too early in the year to predict that - although it has been a good year for DirecTV (15 English, 2 Spanish only and only 1 premium channel).
     
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    Jayse47

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    1. The remaining Encore networks
    2. Sundance
    3. FXM
    4. The Hub
    5. HSN
    6 .GSN
    7. MavTV
    8. Pivot
    9. Boomerang
    10. Fuse

    This would be my top 10 I am anticipating to become HD. Hope a couple might make it to HD this year if not when D14 is launched.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2013 #690 of 793
    JoeTheDragon

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    Chiller over HSN HD
     
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    Jayse47

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    lol Didn't realize what I did. I had chiller then added Sundance. Chiller would be after FXM for me and I would take Fuse off the list. Fuse would make my top 15 though.
     
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    KyL416

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    Boomerang is not available in HD. If it does go HD in the distant future, I'd stick with SD feed instead of seeing those classic cartoons get the Turnervision treatment like they do with pre-HD content on their other channels.

    The only Encore network available in HD that we're missing is Encore Drama, the rest of them are still SD only
     
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    Jayse47

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    That would make Encore Drama 2 and bump up Sundance to 1. Since Boomerang has no HD Station, I would like to see my regional sports networks FSN Ohio and Cincinnati go HD full time.
     
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    gag8828

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    The top 10 I would like to see in HD

    Goltv
    MTV2
    TheBlazeTV
    Fuse
    Military Channel
    HUB
    GSN
    Pac 12
    Epix
    Cloo
     
  15. Sep 3, 2013 #695 of 793
    APB101

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    DirecTV can be very strange. So, I would figure if there were to be ten more high def added before D14 in 2014 (which I don't believe will happen), my speculation would be:

    240 Home Shopping Network HD
    258 FX Movie Channel HD
    260 We TV HD
    294 The Hub HD
    339 Fuse HD
    350 C-Span HD
    540 Encore Drama HD
    557 Sundance Channel HD
    599 Hustler TV HD
    624 Fox Deportes HD

    I'm now questioning if there is bad blood between DirecTV and Comcast. Not since E! Entertainment Television HD was added in April 2012 has any Comcast/NBCUniversal programming brand been added in high definition to the lineup of DirecTV. That is strange. Style Network HD, at a minimum, should have come in a long time ago. And so that list deliberately avoids all brands of Comcast/NBCUniversal. (It also avoids GSN HD, partially owned by DirecTV.)
     
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    mrro82

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    They just added the Live Extra Channels all in HD for NBC Sports Network so I'm not sure if there is a feud or not.
     
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    studechip

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    It has been a good year for hd additions. I'm certainly not complaining, I'm just relaying what I heard.
     
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    fleckrj

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    Time Warner Cable added Universal Sports HD over the weekend Universal Sports has been number 1 on my list since it was launched in March of 2012. Anything else is gravey. I do not have a Top 10 anymore. Most of what I watch is already in HD. All I am missing are:

    1. Universal Sports
    2. Al Jazeera America
    3. WE
    4. Military
    5. RFD
     
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    ep1974

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    My wish list would be:
    Reelz HD
    Military HD
    FOX Movie Channel HD (FXM)
    Encore Drama HD
    Sundance HD

    Maybe SR will provide an update soon??
     
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    ShawnDHill

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    My HD wish list would be TV One, WeTV (my fiance watches a lot of their reality shows), FXM, The Hub, and Style (again, for the future Mrs.). I know it's been talked about to death here, but I would really like to see the additions of the Epix and Pac-12 Networks, plus the Starz/Encore "Plex" networks.
     
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