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National Geographic HD

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by ebaltz, May 15, 2006.

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  1. ebaltz

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    Any more news on the National Geographic HD channel coming to Dish soon? What about HGTV? Any others in the pipeline?
     
  2. olgeezer

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    I'm with you, but I think the answer will be: "Hold your water for a few more weeks." My wag is sometime between 5-31 and 6-10.:D
     
  3. CCarncross

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    Has HGTV HD even launched yet? I couldnt find anything about it on their website. The reason I ask is if it isnt out in HD yet, theres no way E* or D* can carry it..

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  4. ebaltz

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    Launched April 10, 2006

    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/pac_ctnt_988/text/0,,HGTV_22056_44656,00.html


    But I am even more interested in National Geographic
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    The next question is... does anyone else have it yet? Even if the channel launched, doesn't mean anyone else has it. ESPN2HD was technically launched for months before anyone picked it up.
     
  6. CCarncross

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    That looks like a press release SAYING it will launch on APril 10, did it actually launch, or is this just another marketing press release..Marketing promises things yesterday, that cant be done....
     
  7. TheTony

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    It's a television schedule, not a press release (the last link, at least).
     
  8. ebaltz

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    Yeah supposedly it is the schedule of what they are actually broadcasting in HD on a daily basis.

    Does anyone have either of these stations? Who knows.
     
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    I'm guessing we'll get the new HD channels just in time for Charlie to brag about them on the next Charlie Chat. I think that's sometime early in June. And he did promise them in the second quarter, so that fits too.
     
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    National Geographic Channel
    Great news! The National Geographic Channel is available on Dish Network's America's Top 150 Package. Tune in to channel 186 for programming with passionate storytelling, spectacular imagery, and expert eyewitness accounts, or call 1-800-333-DISH for subscription details.



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    NGCHD
    National Geographic Channel High Definition (NGCHD) is not currently offered by Dish Network. Please call 877-77NGCHD (877-776-4243) to request that NGCHD be added to your channel line-up!





    From National Geographic site.





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  11. dishbacker

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  12. Stewart Vernon

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    There's only about 5 places (maybe I'm exaggerating a little) where you can live and get Verizon FIOS TV... so not a big thing just yet.

    It sounds nice, but since I can't get it in this area, Verizon having a channel doesn't put pressure on Dish or Time Warner to get it around here :(
     
  13. LtMunst

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    I think Fios is actually just an Urban Legend. :lol:
     
  14. ebaltz

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    And they have

    821-Wealth TV HD
    822-National Geographic Channel HD
    823-MTV HD
    831-Cinemax HDTV
    833-TMC HDTV
    834-Starz HDTV

    Which Dish doesn't yet. Sure would like to have everything that is available.
     
  15. GrumpyBear

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    I have a feeling that dish will have these channels a long time before SBC lets Verizon into its controlled area. I have checked serveral areas and FIOS seems to be more myth, than fact in most areas.
     
  16. Stewart Vernon

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    Yep.

    I'm in a BellSouth area... and am pretty sure hell will freeze over about the time Verizon fiber comes into this part of town!
     
  17. dishbacker

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    About 15 suburbs of the 6th largest DMA, DFW. Also, in parts of Washington, DC and Southern Californa, Florida Golf Coast, and oh yea, that #1 DMA New York City....

    I'd call that more than urban legand...

    BTW, not a bad expansion since they started in Keller, TX only last fall.
     
  18. grooves12

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    SBC/ATT is also working on rolling out FIOS and offering TV service... they are just further behind than Verizon. My guess is that almost all the major players in the phone market will eventualy roll out TV services, as bundling seems to be a major revenue generator for the cable companies, and the phone companies can't afford to fall behind, with landline revenue disappearing quickly.
     
  19. GrumpyBear

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    SBC/ATT has partnered with Dish already, you can get a ATT/Yahoo DSL with DishNetwork for your TV viewing pleasure. Heck even Cingular is onboard. Bad thing is I have accounts with all of them, but don't want the bundle as I don't want to lose my waiver, for some unforseen reason.
     
  20. jerryez

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    I live on the Florida Gulf Coast and we do NOT have it here yet.!
     
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