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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. Jul 8, 2010 #661 of 4782
    jerrylove56

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    Many of these series on AMC and Showtime, HBO and Starz just are not genre's that appeal to me. Never said they were "bad" but the ones on AMC, I have never looked at. My complaint to other posters is that I love movies, in HD or SD. So the more movie channels the better.
     
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    Drucifer

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    That was my setup too with HD receivers and SDTVs throughout my home. Then my kitchen SDTV gave up the ghost and I got my first HDTV. The damn set was so good in the kitchen, I quickly replace all my working SDTVs.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 #663 of 4782
    James Long

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    That's easy. I don't remember a single post asking for the Cooking Channel. A few questioned whether or not it would be in HD when the SD version replaced Fine Living. But no great anticipation. A few questioned whether Nat Geo Wild would be added in HD when the SD version replaced Fox Reality. The idea of "don't add a channel unless you add it in HD" comes to mind. (Someone in this thread said that, didn't they?)

    Hopefully some of the 24 non-PPV adds this year make customers happy ... plus the dozens last year. No channel loss is good - and I don't believe any channel really "makes up" for a lost one. But adding channels can't hurt. Especially channels that everyone in the country can receive reasonably cheap.

    Some day we'll look in our guides and the only SD only channels left will be infomercials and public interest channels.

    True ... but I replied to that part of your original post in the section of my post that you didn't quote.

    I've been talking a lot in this thread about the future where providers negotiate their HD and SD together. "Cooking" is likely an example. DISH is probably paying for the HD feed whether or not they carry it. They might as well carry it.

    Except for HD Theatre, HD Net and the new n3D channel. Three HD only channels that do not require the HD Extra Pack. It is negotiated channel placement. Right where the parties agreed to put the channel.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 #664 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    I'm missing your point. I have never claimed that all HD-only channels are in or should be in the HD Extra Pack. It just so happens that the channels placed in that package are HD-only via DirecTV. Of course there are a few HD-only channels not included in that package. I never claimed otherwise. Yes, of course these channels are placed where both parties agreed that they be placed. The HD Extra Pack is HD-only and is advertised as such.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 #665 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    EXCEPT... what?! :confused:

    He didn't say that there wasn't HD-only channels in base packages... simply that the channels in the HD Extra package aren't carried in SD on DirecTV...

    HDNet sued DirecTV (and Dish if memory serves) to remain as part of the MAIN HD feed... and n3D is meant to serve as a 3D sampler... similar to the way HDNet was presented on DirecTV prior to the start of the HD Package.

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    James Long

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    The point is: Just because DirecTV has placed most of the "HD Only" channels in the HD Extras package doesn't mean they have to. And apparently you agree with that? That is good!

    It means if DirecTV and Hallmark agreed to place Hallmark Movie Channel in Choice but not have a SD feed available it could be done. The parties involved have chosen another option.

    I wasn't trying to put words in your mouth ... so try not to get too defensive. I was just stating that HD Only channels do not have to be in HD Extra. And since you apparently agree with me there is nothing to argue about.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 #667 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    ...the confusion comes from the fact that you said this is as if you were disagreeing with something I had said.

    Channels in the HD Extra Pack are HD-only via DirecTV. The HD Extra Pack is the not the exclusive home for HD-only channels via DirecTV...some appear outside of that package. I think we are all clear on that.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 #668 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    n3D is basically a 3D demo channel...
    HDNet SUED DirecTV to keep them from putting the channel in the HD Extra package...
    Discovery HD Theater... well, I don't know WHAT DirecTV was thinking with it...

    Aside from these few instances, I doubt we'll see any more HD only channels making their way into base packages... at least not for a few years.

    ~Alan
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 #669 of 4782
    hdtvfan0001

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    Quite true....but then again....most things point to just that happening.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2010 #670 of 4782
    bjoe

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    I thought D* reached a new agreement with Rainbow/Cablevision in Jnauary 2010

    Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News, 12/31/2009 10:39:58 PM
    DirecTV nas reached a new carriage agreement with Rainbow Media and Cablevision's regional sports networks.
    The pact, covering Rainbow's national services, AMC, WeTV, IFC, Fuse and Sundance Channel, as well as the regional sports services MSG and MSG Plus, came just hours before the parties' contract was set to expire at midnight on Dec. 31.


    So they have the new bird now a half year later. Where are Rainbow's national services, AMC, WeTV, IFC, Fuse and Sundance Channel in HD?
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 #671 of 4782
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    COOKING HD, oh wait, that was DISH.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 #672 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    To reply to a now closed thread...

    There are only FOUR (East Coast) HBOs left to possibly add...

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  13. Jul 9, 2010 #673 of 4782
    oldcrooner

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    For what it's worth (coming from DIRECTV service rep's), I was told recently via phone that "BBC America HD is coming in the 3rd quarter 2010" and by email, "Even though BBC America wasn't part of our initial batch of new channels, we still expect to begin broadcasting it later this year. Details are still being finalized, so stay tuned to directv.com/hd to find out when and where you'll find BBC America in HD on DIRECTV!"
     
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    I have really been into HBO's "Sports of the 20th Century" series, many of which are shown on HBO2-HD. I find Liev Schreiber's narration to be just wonderful. (He played Wolverine's brother in "X-Men Orgins.)
     
  15. Jul 9, 2010 #675 of 4782
    TheRatPatrol

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    Q3, so anytime between now and the end of September.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    I still wouldn't be surprised to see it this month...

    ...possibly on the 21st... :)



    DISCLAIMER: The above is not meant to imply anything. I'm MERELY making a guess.

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  17. Jul 9, 2010 #677 of 4782
    James Long

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    Where? Channel 264 sounds good to me - and I doubt anyone would argue that placement.

    It is the when that is the question.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2010 #678 of 4782
    rkish

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    I'm happy that those who have already gotten their channels...but BBCA-HD is one of a few that I would like to see...hopefully sooner than later. ;)
     
  19. Jul 9, 2010 #679 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    Yep, but it's a 1080i HD-Lite Dish Network channel. So, they aren't much better off than we are with the SD version. :D
     
  20. Jul 9, 2010 #680 of 4782
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    We want Festivus! We want Festivus!
     
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