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DirecTV HD - Current Listing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sixto, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    You aren't seeing anything because continued expansion will be largely dependent on the launch of the D12 satellite this fall. This bird will provide the necessary transponders for continued expansion.

    The launch of D12 will be from Baikonaur and it is currently 4th in line. This would indicate a launch in late September but as with any launch schedule there will/could be some stretch in the schedule.

    Until the satellite is launched there is little reason to speculate.

    The last satellite D11 brought us many new channels and you will see many postings around here by people who are furious because Directv "wasted" transponders on (choose your favorite target here) sports, PPV, Locals, etc,.

    DirecTV made some choices on this last satellite to greatly expand their Local Channel HD penetration. This made people who have eagerly awaited their locals channels in HD happy, but those who already had their locals in HD and wanted "other" channels are angered by this.

    DirecTV also chose to deliver much of their PPV lineup in HD. This also angered many people who would never watch a PPV movie but no doubt has had an impact on DirecTV's bottom line as they receive more income from HD PPV movies. For those who like PPV and, in spite of popular belief around here, there are many who do, having the PPV movies available in HD was a good thing.

    Finally there is Sports, I personally couldn't care less if any sports event was ever broadcast, so I guess you could say that this makes me angry that the bandwidth was given to expand their sports coverage. However, I understand the popularity of sports and DirecTV has always been the place to go for sports.

    So that means we have a few national HD channels out there that aren't currently being served by DirecTV and probably won't be until the late last quarter of this year. Everyone has their own channel to champion.

    Realistically though, the current HD lineup at DirecTV has most, though not all of the important HD channels covered. With a few exceptions, other stations that have HD, actually offer little in the way of HD programming as yet. You will also hear many arguments that such and such channel is HD but never shows anything in HD, so dump it and add (insert favorite non HD channel here) instead.

    What most do not realize is that many channels are owned under a single corporate umbrella and negotiated their respective positions. This was never more obvious than the extremely limited HD programming from channels such as MTV and VH1... but their parent Viacom negotiated HD status as a group for all of their channels at the same time AND they were ready at the right time.

    So channels that are heavily championed around here... E!, AMC, Travel, the Lifetimes, Chiller, BBC America, etc., don't have coverage right now but it is coming. It may not be on the timetable folks around here would like to see, but it is still coming and by early Spring next year I suspect every channel that wants HD distribution by DirecTV will have it.

    There it is, DirecTV has learned over the past couple of years to not "announce their ducks until they are all in line" because people pounce on them if things don't go as planned. If they don't make schedules or promises, they can't be harassed for missing them.

     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    While LIL require engineering time and carriage negotiation time, they don't (yet) consume CONUS bandwidth and I would submit that they be held harmless in their impact on national HD bandwidth.
     
  3. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to compile a very nice well thought summary.
     
  4. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    702 switching to Wimbledon ...
    Code:
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added) from [B]2009-06-20[/B] compared to 2009-06-19:[/U]
      124 PPV     FT D10  6 1020  <------   124 PPV     FT D10  9 1700
      182 CNMAHD  FT D10 14 1050  <------   182 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700
      186 CNMAHD  FT D11 10 1020  <------   186 CNMAHD  FT D11  9 1700
      198 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700  <------   198 CNMAHD  FT D10  6 1020
    
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2009-06-19 compared to [B]2009-06-20[/B]:[/U]
     NONE
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: NEW (added) from [B]2009-06-20[/B] compared to 2009-06-19:[/U]
      661 FSNCIN  PT D11  9 1700  <------   661 FSNCIN  PT D10  9 1700
      702 *WIMHD  PT D10  9 1700
      725 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   725 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      727 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   727 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      731 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   731 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      733 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   733 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      735 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   735 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      736 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   736 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      737 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   737 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      740 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   740 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      748 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   748 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: OLD (removed) from 2009-06-19 compared to [B]2009-06-20[/B]:[/U]
      702 USOPHD  PT D10 14 1050
     
    Notes: MINOR Changes are part-time 9x, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 6xx and 7xx channels
           1st column is channel number, 2nd column is channel name
           3rd column is FT=Full-Time, PT=Part-time, SP=Sports Remapped from RSN
           4th column is Satellite, 5th column is transponder number
           6th column is video slot number, 1010-1050 are main slots
     
  5. QuickDrop

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    I think the 6 are the only ones that have full camera coverage for television. When ESPN shows something from on the small outside courts, usually because an American is playing, it usually at a high awkward angle. I think D* usually shows 5 courts, though it might be 6, depending on the major.

    "Furious" posts are not often known for their logic.
     
  6. JoeTheDragon

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    Some of the PPV are used for part time sports over flow and NO ONE HAS CHILLER HD right now.
     
  7. bgilga

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    I am one who is not thrilled about the slow movement on new national HD, but I will say that I benefitted from D11's launch.. I now have my big 5 locals in HD. I also like the extra bonus channels for the major tennis and golf tournaments. I would love to see Travel HD, all the HBOs in HD, plus a few sports channels like ESPNU and WGN. I can be patient. There is enough on tv now to satisfy me. I do not watch much tv in the summer, although with all the rain we have had here in NEPA I have been watching alot more. I will see what happens after D12 goes up.
     
  8. Curtis0620

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    HD-PPV 138 disappears tomorrow. This is not for Wimbledon, they are using the 180's for that.

    So, is something coming?
     
  9. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    All converted from US Open to Wimbledon now :) ...
    Code:
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added) from [B]2009-06-23[/B] compared to 2009-06-20:[/U]
      124 PPV     FT D10  9 1700  <------   124 PPV     FT D10  6 1020
      182 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700  <------   182 CNMAHD  FT D10 14 1050
      185 CNMAHD  FT D11  9 1700  <------   185 CNMAHD  FT D11 10 1010
      186 CNMAHD  FT D11  9 1700  <------   186 CNMAHD  FT D11 10 1020
      198 CNMAHD  FT D10  6 1020  <------   198 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700
    
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2009-06-20 compared to [B]2009-06-23[/B]:[/U]
     NONE
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: NEW (added) from [B]2009-06-23[/B] compared to 2009-06-20:[/U]
      661 FSNCIN  PT D10  9 1700  <------   661 FSNCIN  PT D11  9 1700
      701 WIMHD   PT D11  6 1f40
      702 WIMHD   PT D10 14 1050
      703 WIMHD   PT D11  2 1010
      704 WIMHD   PT D11  2 1020
      705 WIMHD   PT D11  2 1040
      706 WIMHD   PT D11 10 1010  <------   706 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      707 WIMHD   PT D11 10 1020  <------   707 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      721 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   721 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      723 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   723 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      724 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   724 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      727 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   727 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      728 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   728 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      729 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   729 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      730 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   730 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      731 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   731 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      734 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   734 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      737 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   737 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      738 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   738 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      739 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   739 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      744 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   744 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: OLD (removed) from 2009-06-20 compared to [B]2009-06-23[/B]:[/U]
      701 USOPHD  PT D11  6 1f40
      702 *WIMHD  PT D10  9 1700
      703 USOPHD  PT D11  2 1010
      704 USOPHD  PT D11  2 1020
      705 USOPHD  PT D11  2 1040
     
    Notes: MINOR Changes are part-time 9x, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 6xx and 7xx channels
           1st column is channel number, 2nd column is channel name
           3rd column is FT=Full-Time, PT=Part-time, SP=Sports Remapped from RSN
           4th column is Satellite, 5th column is transponder number
           6th column is video slot number, 1010-1050 are main slots
     
  10. dtv757

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    ok so the new sat launches in late SEPT
    so by xmas time the testing and everything will be complete and we will have new channels... ??? does that time sound right??

    its just been crazy because our local cable co has just about matched D* in hd offerings. :(
     
  11. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    60-90 days after launch seems reasonable, give or take a few weeks either way.

    D12 Thread: http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1700393&postcount=1

    D10 launched 7/6/2007, first channels "live" on 9/26/2007 (via ILS)
    D11 launched 3/19/2008, first channels "live" on 7/31/2008 (via SeaLaunch, included BSS testing)
    D12 is via ILS
     
  12. ARKDTVfan

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    [​IMG]


    ;)
     
  13. kw2957

    kw2957 Godfather

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    That's just cruel. :grin:
    :hurah:
     
  14. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Missed that channel 138 post earlier ... hmmm ... just looked, nothing in the stream, will check again later ...
     
  15. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

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    ...- .....
    If I remember correctly, there was a lot of moving around of the satellite, after the SeaLaunch, to get it into it's correct orbit.
     
  16. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    D11 went at a slower pace to conserve fuel (it's presumed), and there were several weeks of BSS testing at a temporary location. All contributed to the longer time to "live".
     
  17. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    There's no particular hurry. Whether it's a week, a month or three months to get into operation doesn't matter much for a vehicle with a 15 year operational lifespan. D12's launch on the Proton M will have a much more complicated geostationary transfer profile than D11's launch on the Sea-Launch Zenit did. Launching from a high-latitude site like Baikonur requires a very sizable plane-change to get the payload into the proper equatorial orbit. There are a number of ways to do this, but the long and short of it is that a lot of small maneuvers over a number of weeks uses less fuel and allows for a nice, unhurried pace for vehicle checkout and testing prior to operation.
     
  18. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer DBSTalk Club

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    daytona...
    curtis, my thinking is that maybe we'll get msnbc. isn't that suppose to go hd next week?

    i just checked, channel 138 is gone !
     
  19. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the next HD channel may be BETHD to replace Cinema HD 138 ... Not yet "live" but in the stream ...
    Code:
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: NEW (added) from [B]2009-06-24[/B] compared to 2009-06-23:[/U]
      182 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700  <------   182 CNMAHD  FT D10 14 1050
      185 CNMAHD  FT D11  9 1700  <------   185 CNMAHD  FT D11 10 1010
      188 CNMAHD  FT D11  9 1700  <------   188 CNMAHD  FT D11  2 1040
      193 CNMAHD  FT D10  6 1030  <------   193 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700
      197 CNMAHD  FT D10  7 1050  <------   197 CNMAHD  FT D10  9 1700
      329 *BETHD  FT D11 12 1050
    
    [U][B]SIGNIFICANT[/B] Changes: OLD (removed) from 2009-06-23 compared to [B]2009-06-24[/B]:[/U]
      138 CNMAHD  FT D11 12 1050
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: NEW (added) from [B]2009-06-24[/B] compared to 2009-06-23:[/U]
      654 FSFLHD  PT D10  9 1700  <------   654 FSFLHD  PT D10  6 1030
      701 WIMHD   PT D11  6 1f40  <------   701 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      702 WIMHD   PT D10 14 1050  <------   702 WIMHD   PT D10  9 1700
      703 WIMHD   PT D11  2 1010  <------   703 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      704 WIMHD   PT D11  2 1020  <------   704 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      705 WIMHD   PT D11  2 1040  <------   705 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      706 WIMHD   PT D11 10 1010  <------   706 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      707 WIMHD   PT D11 10 1020  <------   707 WIMHD   PT D11  9 1700
      728 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   728 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      730 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   730 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      732 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   732 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      735 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   735 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      736 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   736 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      737 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   737 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      741 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   741 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      743 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   743 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
      746 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700  <------   746 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700
      747 MLBHD   SP D10  9 1700  <------   747 MLBHD   SP D11  9 1700
    
    [U]MINOR Changes: OLD (removed) from 2009-06-23 compared to [B]2009-06-24[/B]:[/U]
     NONE
     
    Notes: MINOR Changes are part-time 9x, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 6xx and 7xx channels
           1st column is channel number, 2nd column is channel name
           3rd column is FT=Full-Time, PT=Part-time, SP=Sports Remapped from RSN
           4th column is Satellite, 5th column is transponder number
           6th column is video slot number, 1010-1050 are main slots
     
  20. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer DBSTalk Club

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    daytona...
    if it were bet jazz hd, i would be very happy!
     
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