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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.
I'm sure feeling Directv's Festivus pole today
GolTV apparently receives a goodly portion of their advertisement revenue from erectile disfunction "medication" and food processor gadgets. Humorous to see these ads in Spanish.
Note to DIRECTV: GOLTV is a sports channel. It should pull up in the sports category in the favorites list if a subscriber has it marked as a favorite. Guess it was too hard for DIRECTV to keep up with today's flurry of programing activity. :nono2:
Given the last couple channels added have been sports channels, what are the odds the "themtn" (mountain west conference sports) will be added before football season begins? It will apparently have 30 football games in HD this season.
Not trying to rain on anyones parade, just wondering.
It has a game only alternate HD channel...not full time, but at least games are HD.
Surely, the programming head at D* needs to realize that soccer is a great game for his/her kid to play on the weekend and that to continue to waste bandwidth on this useless "viewer" sport is foolish.
They should only add what you want...no one else matters.
I just watched a game in beautiful HD, Sevilla v Barcelona (La Liga), in 1080i. Most of the HD programming on GolTV HD doesn't seem to be marked (yet?).
I’m still waiting for the newly added HBO and Starz channels to be removed from the “channels I get” list. I don’t subscribe to HBO or Starz, yet they’re in my guide even if I use the “channels I get” filter. I’d also like to see channel logos added quicker.
We always hear “the channel is in testing”. What exactly are they testing? To me it seems the “tests” should include proper guide filtering configuration. Proper guide filtering should be in place the second the channel goes live.
Dude, D* has a ton of programming that fits a variety of taste. A lot I do and don't enjoy. Yet to add a niche sports like soccer is a waste of limited bandwidth.
I tried watching soccer in the 60's (Atlanta Chiefs of the NASL) Horrible game and league. Noticed that there are 0 professional soccer teams based in SE USA. Stand by my original comments, adding soccer is a dumb idea. Seems like D* is fighting against the current.
Limited bandwidth? Check the number of open slots on D12.
There's pro teams in Florida, Georgia, SC, & NC...part of the USL.
Dude....dude....soccer sucks dude...dude...totally....dude.
Boo hoo, they added a soccer channel. Let's dry up our tears and move on. They added a channel dedicated to the most popular sport in the world and have plenty of bandwidth to spare. Let's try not to overreact folks.
While I'm not a huge Soccer fan, I'm okay with this being added we seem to have plenty of passionate Soccer fans in the forum.
Shopping Channels aren't my cup of tea either, some enjoy them also. Random example but just pointing out that we are very varied in our preferences.
The only thing I consider a waste of bandwidth is adding Premium Movie Channels West coast feeds specificially.
Shows stuff previously seen on other Premium Movie Channels and also far too many avenues to watch theatrical releases.
In Summary, Glad to see any Non Premium Movie Channels added whether I watch them or not.
I think a saw a Satracer post where he says something about Directv no longer going to add West Coast feeds. I see this as a trend , specially in HD, now that many people use a DVR to watch TV.
The more I read this thread, the more I realize that other than more sports and movies in HD, all I want is BBC America in HD. The rest I have via Fios or don't really care about (or both, as is the case with AMC!).
Thanks for all the whini---er---anticipating. I now know that I am a pretty happy camper from reading it all.
The more I read this thread, the more I realize that some people have as big of a hatred for Soccer as some people do for 3D.
You don't like Soccer... we get it! I don't care anything about GolTV or Fox Soccer Channel either, but then I consider most of the sports channels to be a waste of bandwidth. To each their own...
Reference to MLS brand. Why is D* putting D14 on schedule?
Rest of the world, not USA. Hockey is more popular in the states than soccer on TV.
Maybe D* programmers should get out of SoCal and see the rest of the country. Soccer sucks, period.
I like the way you assume DirecTV has no idea what their customer base is and you do.
Mini-festivi reminds me of what happens when you give only one 4th grader out of a group a cookie while the others don't get one.