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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. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I'm anticipating Soccer is done for a while (thank goodness). :D

    Bring on more HD channels... ;)

    Translation = :backtotop
     
  2. dcowboy7

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    Nope....this weeks allstar game was beaten by this years NFL pro bowl:

    2010 nfl pro bowl
    18-49 rating: 4.2
    total viewers: 12.3 million

    2010 allstar game
    18-49 rating: 3.8
    total viewers: 12.1 million
     
  3. James Long

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    Civil rights were not granted by two for profit companies deciding on fair terms for the deal. :rolleyes:
     
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    I find myself coming back to this thread less and less because I don't see anything positive coming from it, at least short term.

    Catching up on shows I missed because they weren't in HD on DIRECTV on Roku. Between Netflix and Amazon there is a lot to see. And since Netflix implemented the new user interface I find it really enjoyable.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Cool.

    So that has what to do with anticipating new HD channels on DirecTV? ;):D
     
  6. dcowboy7

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    All you really have to do is check this.

    If nothing there then nothing will be here either.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2405709#post2405709
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    I think there's an upcoming "Futbol" channel or something...

    ... I think it starts with a "G"... ;) :p

    ~Alan
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    As in Gotcha.... :D
     
  9. ARKDTVfan

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    yep
    I wouldn't watch soccer even in a million 80P:lol:
     
  10. Mark Walters

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    Anybody care to speculate if these HD channels will ever join the D* lineup? What percentage of a chance do these channels have of being added to the D* lineup this year. If not this year, what year? Feel free to say never.

    HLN HD?
    BBCA HD?
    AMC HD?
    Fashion TV HD?
    G4 HD?
    TruTV HD?
    TCM HD?
    E! HD?
    NASA HD?
    IFC HD?
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    HLN HD? 30% (2010) 90% (2014)
    BBCA HD? 80% (2010) 95% (2014)
    AMC HD? 80% (2010) 95% (2014)
    Fashion TV HD? 5% (2014)
    G4 HD? 50% (2010) 95% (2014)
    TruTV HD? 80% (2010) 70% (2014)
    TCM HD? 80% (2010) 98% (2014)
    E! HD? 70% (2010) 95% (2014)
    NASA HD? 40% (2010) 95% (2014)
    IFC HD? 80% (2010) 95% (2014)

    These percentages are completely made up and have very little basis in reality.

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  12. James Long

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    I'd say that you are virtually certain to see ALL of them, except perhaps Fashion TV HD. That one is a niche channel that could be overlooked. Light them up and move on to the next group of channels desired. If all but Fashion TV HD and perhaps NASA HD are not on by the end of the year I'd be surprised.

    It is good to see NASA on the list ... and I expect to see CSPAN's HD feeds and HD feeds for some of the religious public interest channels as well. Probably not the most demanded feeds but people expect HD and the PIs with the deeper pockets may be willing to pay for HD carriage. Carrying the government HD channels is just good politics.
     
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    Based on ownership and channels that DirecTV already carries, I would give HLN, BBCA, TruTV, and TCM the greatest odds for this year.

    Just a guess, though.
     
  14. Alan Gordon

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    Considering DirecTV doesn't even carry FashionTV in SD, I suspect you are right! ;)

    I feel NASA stands a good chance due to the government connection... CSPAN is something I hope not to see (in 2010), but you have a good point.

    As for the religious channels, I suspect TBN and EWTN will most likely be added with D12.

    ~Alan
     
  15. James Long

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    DISH only has the HD feed.

    It looks like FashionTV has SD feeds for North America which could be carried. It is an odd network. Their website promotes how to get their feeds from international satellites instead of cable providers/DISH. (There is a press release with the DISH availability.) I really don't see DirecTV touching it unless DirecTV is paid for distribution.
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    I didn't remember that...

    Yeah, I think they're more popular in other countries... where FTA is more abundant...

    I think there is a better chance than that, but I don't expect to see it...

    ~Alan
     
  17. wearsch

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    Just caught up on the thread for the first time in a couple weeks and I'm disappointed that we're not expecting AMCHD anytime soon. Not just for Mad Men, but the new series Rubicon as well.

    Looks like another season of Mad Men from EZTV it is. I'm certainly not paying $40 to download episodes a day after they air.
     
  18. Tom Robertson

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    Please keep this thread clean of politics, racism, or other off topics.

    Or this thread will be closed until August.

    Thank you for understanding,
    Tom
     
  19. Lord Vader

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    Shall I Force choke them? Just a little?

    !Devil_lol
     
  20. georule

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    Umm, why? I am hard pressed to think of any legitimate objection to CSPAN-3. Amount of time to negotiate? Unlikely. Cost? Unlikely. Bandwidth likely to be used for something else you'd prefer but only if they don't do CSPAN-3? Unlikely.
     
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