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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. Sep 24, 2012 #1 of 808
    Mike Bertelson

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    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the nearly 20,000,000 total subscribers.

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.

    If you have any questions as to what belongs in this thread or an individual channel thread please read the latest DIRECTV Programming Forum Rules (Link).
     
  2. Oct 1, 2012 #2 of 808
    maartena

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    Welcome to the 4th Quarter!

    PAC-12 didn't happen, will it happen this quarter?
    I still anticipate TWC Sportsnet Los Angeles, but not before tough negotiations.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2012 #3 of 808
    Alan Gordon

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    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (43):

    1. Bloomberg Television
    2. BYU TV
    3. Chiller
    4. C-SPAN
    5. C-SPAN2
    6. Centric
    7. Cooking Channel
    8. EWTN
    9. Fox Movie Channel
    10. Fuse
    11. Galavision
    12. Game Show Network
    13. Gospel Music Channel
    14. H2 (formerly History International)
    15. Headline News
    16. Home Shopping Network
    17. IFC
    18. Investigation Discovery
    19. ION West
    20. Jewelry TV
    21. Lifetime Movie Network
    22. Logo
    23. Military Channel
    24. MTV2
    25. NASA TV
    26. Oprah Winfrey Network
    27. Outdoor Channel
    28. Ovation TV
    29. QVC
    30. Reelz Channel
    31. RFD-TV
    32. Shop NBC
    33. Sportsman Channel
    34. Sprout
    35. Style Network
    36. Sundance Channel
    37. The Hub
    38. TBN
    39. TV Guide Channel
    40. TV Land
    41. TVOne
    42. Universal Sports
    43. WeTV
    * Channels in blue have HD VOD content available.



    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD,
    WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):


    1. Fox College Sports (2012???)
    2. TVG Network (2012)


    DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

    1. CW East (WDCW)
    2. CW West (XETV)
    3. PBS

    SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (11):

    1. A Toda Musica
    2. Azteca America
    3. Azteca Mexico
    4. BeIN Sport Dos
    5. ESPN Deportes
    6. Fox Deportes
    7. GolTV
    8. Telemundo (East & West feeds in the 400s. Local Telemundo affiliates may be available in HD)
    9. TeleNoticias 24
    10. Television Espanola

    SPANISH LANGUAGE HD CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (1):
    1. Univision Deportes Network

    SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

    1. Encore Espanol (2012????)


    NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (29):

    1. Africa Channel
    2. Aspire
    3. BBC World News
    4. BlueHighways TV
    5. Catholic TV
    6. Comedy.TV
    7. C-SPAN3
    8. ES.TV
    9. Fashion TV
    10. FearNet
    11. FUNimation Channel
    12. G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
    13. Halogen
    14. Havoc TV
    15. Longhorn Network
    16. MavTV
    17. Military History Channel
    18. MyDestination.TV
    19. NHK World TV
    20. Nuvo TV
    21. Pac-12 Network
    22. Pentagon Channel
    23. Pets.TV
    24. PixL
    25. Recipe.TV
    26. SWRV
    27. Veria HD
    28. WealthTV
    29. World Fishing Network

    NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

    1. HBCU Network (February, 2012)
    2. Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
    3. RLTV (December, 2012)
    4. WWE Network (???)

    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

    1. Encore Action
    2. Encore Drama

    PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

    1. Epix 1
    2. Epix 2
    3. Epix 3
    4. Indieplex
    5. Retroplex
    6. OuterMax

    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
    1. Fox Sports Cincinnati
    2. Fox Sports Kansas City
    3. Fox Sports Ohio
    4. Fox Sports San Diego


    RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

    1. Comcast Sports Northwest
    2. CSN Houston (October 1, 2012)
    3. CSN Philadelphia
    4. CSN Philadelphia +
    5. CSS
    6. HRTV
    7. Longhorn Network
    8. Pac-12 Washington
    9. Pac-12 Oregon
    10. Pac-12 Northern California
    11. Pac-12 Southern California
    12. Pac-12 Arizona
    13. Pac-12 Mountain
    14. TCN Philadelphia

    RSN CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (???????):



    "ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH
    POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):


    1. Hustler HD
    2. Playboy HD




    Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.

    Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer,
    except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.

    Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.
     
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    iceturkee

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    other than more sports, still looking for cooking channel, style and maybe h2. two of my main channels (bbc america and diy) have come off the list. i am a happy cmaper!
     
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    Carl Spock

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    I'd like C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 but I certainly am not anticipating them.

    I would anticipate H2.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2012 #6 of 808
    PrinceLH

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    Finally...out of quarter 3 and on to 4. So is there anything in test mode, for the whole country?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2012 #7 of 808
    Alan Gordon

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    MY WISHLIST

    1. CW HD-DNS (channels #394 & #395) :)
      While I will continue to hold out hope that it will come prior to the start of the new
      Fall season (October 2nd is when it starts for The CW), I don't expect them until D14.
    2. TV Land HD (channel #304) :)
      My hope is that the recent Viacom deal included TV Land HD. Of all the channels on my
      wishlist, it's the one that I feel I have the best chance of receiving this year.
    3. Lifetime Movie Network HD (channel #253)
      Overall, I only watch this channel around November/December, so with it being October,
      it's higher on my list than it might usually be.
    4. Cooking Channel HD (channel #232)
      Watched frequently at this home.

    While I'd LIKE to have multiple other channels, including The Hub and Fox Movie Channel, if I could get the channels listed above (particularly the top two), I'd be pretty much satisfied with their national channel lineup for the time being.

    Of course, on the locals front, I'm still waiting on ABC-HD, and will continue to hold out hope that I won't have to wait on CW-HD when it launches next year. :(

    ~Alan
     
  8. Oct 1, 2012 #8 of 808
    mreposter

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    With the new fall season on the major broadcast networks in full force, my DVR has plenty to keep it busy. New HD would be nice, but right now, there's plenty to watch.

    And one more "thank you" shout out to D* for adding BBC-A and DYI (and the others) last quarter.
     
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    maartena

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    I presume because of the Christmas movies? All Christmas movies made by Lifetime (and/or broadcasted by Lifetime) will also show on the regular Lifetime network in the Christmas period, so you don't have to worry about missing them in HD.
     
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    Santi360HD

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    anyone check out Swanni's page on D* touting all channels will be in HD in 2016?

    does the cliche' of soon...truly have an end-date?
     
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    I wouldn't because they have changed their stance on sports programing.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    You are correct regarding the reasons, but... that hasn't always been the case... is that new?!

    Either way, only the first two channels are really a sense of frustration on my part... I just included LMN on the list as it's one I'd like to have...

    ~Alan
     
  13. Oct 1, 2012 #13 of 808
    Alan Gordon

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    Swanni has a story about DirecTV on his website that didn't come from DBSTalk?! :eek:

    ~Alan
     
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    Santi360HD

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    I'll go for H2/IFC since they were on the 2011 top 10 wants list..so I'm hoping they're on the radar somewhere..

    my reach out of the top 10 would be Sundance

    and honorable mentions for ID..




    I'll pass on the PMS channel of LMN..we have enough depressing channels. Last I need is one more for my girl to watch and start up sh__ with me over some nonsense she saw on there..

    Also..isnt IndiePlex & RetroPlex on the dotted line somewhere for D??*.. Kinda like when D* signed fresh ink for ESPNU and it came about a year later?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2012 #15 of 808
    Alan Gordon

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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Does anyone else think it's weird that they're implying the KU signals will be used for 4K and the KA birds will be used for HD?

    ~Alan
     
  16. Oct 1, 2012 #16 of 808
    TomK

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    I really don't have any channels I want in HD. My list was complete when BBCA was added. Hmmm, what to wish for...
     
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    Here's my wish list:
    MavTV
    H2
    Encore Action
    Encore Drama
    I wish VH1C was broadcast in HD
     
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    No, not new. It's just that Lifetime Movie Network might show em first, and they pretty much rinse, repeat Christmas movies 24/7, whereas on the Lifetime Network they may show each movie only once with no or fewer repeats.

    I do believe however the movies shown are the same, you just run a lot higher chance of catching them on LMN as they repeat them 24/7.

    The quality of Lifetime Christmas movies has been dismal since 2010 or so.... they older productions from the early 2000s are much better in storyline/quality - it seems they ran out of good Christmas stories. Maybe the 2012 productions will be better, but the 2010 and 2011 movies were really, really bad and cheesy. Nevertheless, I like my Christmas goo in December. Let's just hope they bring back some quality.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    Back in 2010, there was a Christmas movie that aired on LMN, but never on Lifetime... unless the guide data was incorrect. After my Grandmother died on Halloween last year, the holiday season was kind of a blur to me, so I honestly don't remember if LMN had anything new that Lifetime did not... or even what Lifetime had at all.

    Sometimes like to go back and watch some of the older ones, and it's not unusual for Lifetime Movie Network to air one repeatedly, but Lifetime may not air it but once or twice during the season... sometimes on Christmas day or the like, so it would be a welcome addition, but I won't really be upset either.

    Hopefully Ion will have some new ones this year as well.

    ~Alan
     
  20. Oct 1, 2012 #20 of 808
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    I know there are some that want them, but I personally hope the shopping channels are low on the list, unless DirecTV makes a lot of money on them and lowers our rates. Since that won't happen... :)

    Let's go H2, NASA, Investigation Discovery and TV Land.
     
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