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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. APB101

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    Anticipation already exists with Longhorn Network, a joint venture between ESPN and The University of Texas at Austin (which launches in a few weeks), and it would be very predictable for DirecTV to carry it right away in high def … while still Twittering that negotiations are — wink wink nudge nudge — ongoing with AMC Networks for AMC HD.
     
  2. Santi360HD

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    The USA will fully withdraw from Iraq before ALL BASIC HD D* wants and needs are met..copy N paste this....Im calling it!!

    Lets not mis-phrase ...Not SOON! Not begining to withdraw.. not In Process of withdrawing

    FULLY WITHDRAWN...then D* will magically meet our needs...and if D* doesnt...it'll be SOON thereafter!
     
  3. sigma1914

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    That goes for every provider. Not a very bold prediction.
     
  4. bobvick1983

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    That is not accurate at all. There are lots of old movies that come on HBO Signature that never come on HBO. The same can be said for MoreMax.
     
  5. djzack67

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    Really people? Let's treat each other with respect.
     
  6. awalt

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    I find my self wondering if, with the convergence of Internet and TV, if one day in the not too distant future, we will be getting more TV stations direct from the provider through the Internet. The problem I see is that a few large guys control content (DirecTV, Comact, Dish) that most of the country sees. With this, there are a LOT of stations that 2% of the country wants. But it's a different 2% and we'll never see them from the big guys. So as technology improves, does the Internet become the TV provider, in a model similar to TV in the 50s?

    I seem to be like many- I like DTV, but I am starting to be resolved to the fact there are quite a few smaller stations I will never have in HD while they go on to 3-D and more stuff I don't want.
     
  7. Hutchinshouse

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    ATTN: DIRECTV programming department.


    Please add the following in HD when you get a chance:

    AMCHD
    DIYHD
    E!HD
    HLNHD
    GSNHD
    OWNHD
    BBCAHD
    TruTVHD
    G4HD
    Nat Geo Wild HD
    Cooking Channel HD
    Fox Movie Channel HD
    History International HD
    Investigation Discovery HD
    Turner Classic Movies HD


    Thanks
     
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    I would GLADLY sacrifice all of my current HD channels if we were totally withdrawn tomorrow.
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    Sorry Hutch, but there's not enough bandwidth left for all of those. :sure: ;) :p :D
     
  10. Davenlr

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    They could put them all on one transponder until they had more room. Would have to look better than the SD version :)
     
  11. Davenlr

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    If they can figure out a way to charge us for them.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    Bring back C-Band. ;)
     
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    Yes Hutch I would be happy as well. Nice list!
     
  14. tonyd79

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    I am enlightened. ;) Capacity is a commodity. Commodities are part of economics. The relative value of capacity right now is high. You put all the economies together when you judge the cost of a channel versus the reward of having the channel.
     
  15. tonyd79

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    Okay. Our work is done. No more needs to be said.

    Wait. You missed the Hub.

    And Lifetime Movies.

    And....

    :)
     
  16. Hutchinshouse

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    Yup, no one has it all. Hell, some even have (cough, cough) less. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Hutchinshouse

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    We're low on capacity. I thought it best to keep the list short. :D
     
  18. Hutchinshouse

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    No worries, I gave DIRECTV the OK to drop a few PPV channels. :D
     
  19. TheRatPatrol

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    Don't worry, we'll get ALL of those with D14. ;)
     
  20. APB101

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    And I'm giving DirecTV the "OK" to drop Mike White and Derek Chang.

    It would be a help.

    Now when it comes to the list of those nationally available basics — especially those in the channel ranges of the 200s and 300s — it would be encouraging if we were to see at least one come in before Dec. 31, 2011 (11:59:59 p.m. ET).

    (No. 1, of course, is AMC HD.)
     
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