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new channel called AFN and some channels have been moved this morning

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bluegras, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 #1 of 81
    bluegras

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    Good morning a new country music channel has been added this morning to our directv lineup it is called Artist and Fans Network and all they do is play country music videos it is on channel 325.Also RFD has been moved from channel 379 to 345 and also golf channel has moved from channel 605 to channel 218.

    Thanks

    Allen Culver
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  2. Jan 7, 2009 #2 of 81
    Mike Bertelson

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    Very interesting. I especially find the Golf Channel move interesting.

    Makes me wonder if they're moving channels to consolidate space. :scratchin

    Hmmm…. :)

    Mike
     
  3. Jan 7, 2009 #3 of 81
    paulman182

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    I see they have a website and sure enough, they are heavily promoting the fact that they are launching on DirecTV today.

    Wonder why nobody knew about this beforehand?
     
  4. Jan 7, 2009 #4 of 81
    Pepster

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    It would be nice if DirecTV gave us e-mails telling us when something will be added or something will be moved. Obviously they can because alway get mails promoting the Entertainment Guide and PPV events.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2009 #5 of 81
    Pepster

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    Could that mean the the NBA Channel would eventually move to 214, 216 or 219 so that all major league sports channels can be somewhat close to each other (N.F.L. 212, M.L.B. 213, N.H.L. 215 & now GOLF 218).
     
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    Piratefan98

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    Maybe they're too busy. With all those big-time, round-the-clock negotiations going on for Travel, ESPN-U, etc., they hardly have time to be sending out e-mails.

    Fan-Boy Jeff
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 #7 of 81
    TheRatPatrol

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    345? Thats an interesting channel number to put it on, as there are no other channels (nor has there ever been) in the 340's.
    And Tennis on 217. 214 will be MLB alternative, according to the MLB website.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 #8 of 81
    bluegras

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    there is a channel i would like to see directv to pick up called bluehighways tv and you will like the channel a bunch.it is almost like RFD-TV.but a little more varitey.the website is Bluehighwaystv.com.

    Thanks
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 #9 of 81
    LarryFlowers

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    Always good to see a new channel get a shot, and give us something new to check out. Thanks to the OP for spotting and posting.:)
     
  10. bonscott87

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    They do announce new channels and channel moves in your monthly bill. I often see them in the weekly email I get from DirecTV. And you'll often see them as banner "ads" in the guide.
     
  11. Hutchinshouse

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    Here's their site:

    http://www.artistsandfansnetwork.com/

    Their about us page:
    Artists and Fans Network is all about the music.

    We showcase the best in country music videos, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But that is where the similarity to other video broadcasters ends. We go beyond the current top 20 playlist to showcase the other 90% of artists that you may hear on the radio but never see on Great American Country (GAC) or Country Music Television (CMT). AFN features performers like Hank Williams Jr., Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, and Aaron Tippen, who have dedicated followings, broad name recognition, but little to no video air play.

    We do not broadcast reality shows or infomercials. We broadcast video music 24/7/365. Simply put, we are all about the music.

    Why are we different? We appreciate and support the artists. We support not just the very biggest stars of the hour, but the artists of yesteryear and tomorrow. Our approach, is to offer multi-channel streaming and on-demand music videos paired with a vibrant interactive on-line socially networked community.
     
  12. smiddy

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    Mrs. Smiddy will like the new channel, me not so much but obligatorily i will. :)
     
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    I noticed 214, it is already in my guide on Media Center as MLBNA
     
  14. dodge boy

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    Only if they remove NBA from the sports pack...

    Big Ten should move down there too and CBS sports (613), since it is part of the Total Choice Plus package.....

    I wish they would take ESPNU out of the sports pack and move it there too, I know that is ESPN's decision not D*'s.
     
  15. bjlc

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    the Big ten network WAS formerly 212 , I believe.. Directv moved it to the 600's.
     
  16. Albie

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    I doubt they will move CBS College as it is not in the Choice Extra package (Their current equivalent to TC+)

    As to ESPNU I imagine it is up to D* to keep it in the sports pack. ESPN very likely wants it in Choice/Choice Plus (More subs = more money) and is likely part of the reason we do not yet have and ESPNU HD feed.
     
  17. JoeTheDragon

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    I think they want to keep Big ten by it's 4+ alts.

    Move speed channel and VS up.
     
  18. bluegras

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  19. Crypter

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    I find it odd that ANY new network would launch this day and age in SD and not HD... what a waste.
     
  20. bluegras

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    how do you sign for newsletters that you guys are talking about from directv about upcoming channels?
     

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