1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Epix-HD on Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mr.X, May 26, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. May 26, 2010 #1 of 187
    Mr.X

    Mr.X Cool Member

    28
    0
    Sep 12, 2007
    Is there any way we will see channel show up this year?

    Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM all left Showtime in order to start Epix and now Showtime has a lot less new movie because of it, so adding more Showtime channels sounds crazy.
     
  2. May 26, 2010 #2 of 187
    sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    14,599
    370
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Doubtful.
     
  3. May 26, 2010 #3 of 187
    dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    4,750
    26
    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    My "Magic-8 Ball" says:

    ‚óŹ Outlook not so good
     
  4. May 26, 2010 #4 of 187
    Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    It's not likely, but that's okay in my opinion due to the way they present films.
     
  5. May 26, 2010 #5 of 187
    Mr.X

    Mr.X Cool Member

    28
    0
    Sep 12, 2007
    I wish that they did all their movies in oar too, but maybe in time they will fix that problem.:)
     
  6. May 26, 2010 #6 of 187
    pablo

    pablo Icon

    913
    5
    Oct 11, 2007
    You got me all hopeful there with a thread title like that.
     
  7. May 26, 2010 #7 of 187
    am7crew

    am7crew Legend

    273
    1
    Jun 5, 2009
    When they were first shopping the channel to carriers Directv passed on it saying they had enough premium channels as is, so I dont think it will come to Directv anytime soon.
     
  8. May 26, 2010 #8 of 187
    Nighthawk68

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

    393
    15
    Oct 14, 2004
    Northern...
    They will be adding more Showtime and HBO channels this summer :)
     
  9. May 26, 2010 #9 of 187
    jerrylove56

    jerrylove56 Godfather

    466
    14
    Jun 14, 2008
    North Alabama
    Agree, they can add Hallmark Movie with its old movie titles and Epix-HD programming seems to be a better fit. I thought I read where Dish has it in their Extra HD package. I would like to see it offered to. Just seems like since Liberty took over their goals deal with packaging Direct for sale instead of improving programming options.
     
  10. May 27, 2010 #10 of 187
    joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    2,763
    29
    Jul 27, 2006
    Is Epix commercial free like FMC or TCM ?
     
  11. May 27, 2010 #11 of 187
    gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    1,333
    0
    Sep 20, 2007
    Epix has positioned itself as a premium, more like HBO or Starze than Hallmark. DirecTV has shown no interest in packaging Epix as a premium resulting in the current stalemate. Epix currently has very little market penetration. They will either have to make their content considerably more compelling or their expectations considerably more realistic.
     
  12. May 27, 2010 #12 of 187
    BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    8,969
    1
    Nov 13, 2007
    As stated, Epix currently has very little market, and if they don't correct that quickly, Epix will go bankrupt and will likely end up right back with Showtime, which is what I suspect is going to happen. Epix wants a ton of money, and most carriers aren't interested, because most customers aren't going to pay.
     
  13. May 27, 2010 #13 of 187
    pablo

    pablo Icon

    913
    5
    Oct 11, 2007
    Epix shows some great exclusive new movies no other premium channel does. I'd love to have it.
     
  14. May 27, 2010 #14 of 187
    gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    1,333
    0
    Sep 20, 2007
    But what are you willing to pay for the luxury of it? That is the question.

    Epix wants you to pay for that one channel as you would for Showtime or HBO or STARZ. Is one channel worth that much per month? How many subscribers does DirecTV have to predict will pay for the channel in order for it to justify the overhead of the ongoing bandwidth plus the initial work of startup? Or would you prefer that everyone have their bill go up a few bucks a month to pay for it?

    In all likelihood, DirecTV is betting that the interest is so low (as proven by a stunning lack of carriage agreements) that the channel will not exist in its present form for any period of time. When the channel folds, the distribution of the same films will likely revert to channels already carried. Would DirecTV be serving their customers better by joining the goose chase (from their perspective) or keeping costs constant by avoiding the temporary disappearance of those films?
     
  15. May 27, 2010 #15 of 187
    AlanSaysYo

    AlanSaysYo Legend

    136
    0
    Aug 22, 2007
    So Epix is only one channel and not a group of channels like HBO or Showtime? Seems like between those three companies, they'd have enough material for four or five channels.

    I've lost track of who owns what, but I thought Paramount, Showtime, and CBS were all tied together. And I thought Lionsgate distributed some Showtime original programming. Sounds like I have more off-topic questions than on-topic ones. :)
     
  16. May 27, 2010 #16 of 187
    LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    4,290
    1
    Sep 22, 2006
    Actually, there is (or will be) more than one Epix channel.

    I do not know what the channel costs, maybe some of the DIsh folks can tell us what they are charging BUT my understanding was that Epix was looking for something in the neighborhood of $13/sub/month for the service.

    I think DirecTV made a wise decision for right now. Many users ( I would love to see the numbers) made a concious decision to trim their bill by dropping the premium movie channels when things got tough. I know I did.

    Adding another $13 to the price of the Premium channel package probably seemed like a tough sell right now.
     
  17. May 27, 2010 #17 of 187
    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    6,226
    23
    Dec 16, 2003
    Showtime is lousy! I hate it!!!!
     
  18. May 27, 2010 #18 of 187
    coota

    coota Legend

    124
    1
    Apr 10, 2007
    Obviously you don't watch some great quality programs on Showtime, such as The Tudors, Dexter, etc.
     
  19. May 27, 2010 #19 of 187
    Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    At least they respect OAR far more often than Epix. Regardless, I sub to HBO and Showtime for their original programming.
     
  20. May 27, 2010 #20 of 187
    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    6,226
    23
    Dec 16, 2003
    EPIX has sound problems. The dialog is low & the music is blasting. You don't want it!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page