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Prem. channel location changes 7/31

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jamieh1, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Jul 16, 2013 #1 of 103
    jamieh1

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    According to Directv app guide the following channels are moving 7/31

    TMC West moving to ch 554
    Flix moving to ch 556
    Sundance moving to ch 557
     
  2. Jul 16, 2013 #2 of 103
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    Maybe making some room for some more HD premiums?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2013 #3 of 103
    KyL416

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    It's a lot more than just those 3:
    http://news.directv.com/2013/07/16/changes-to-the-directv-channel-lineup/

    TMC East to 553
    TMC West to 554
    TMC Xtra to 555
    Flix to 556
    Sundance to 557
    IFC to 564
    Hallmark Movie Channel to 565
    HDNet Movies to 566
    MGM HD to 567
    Sony Movie Channel to 568
    Universal HD to 569
    Smithsonian Channel to 570
    Crime & Investigation to 571
    Palladia to 572
    Shorts HD to 573

    I guess that explains why all the private network broadcasts moved from the 570s to the 9500 range. It also leaves a nice range between 558 - 563 open.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2013 #4 of 103
    damondlt

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    Kind of make you wonder if they are adding Epix in that location. :shrug:
     
  5. Jul 16, 2013 #5 of 103
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    EPIX?

    Moveing sports in to the part of the 5XX range
     
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    Don't forget movieplex......
     
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    Sports? That range in the 500's is between premiums and HD Extra Pak. Sports wouldn't make sense there. More premiums or some HD only additions to HD Xtra. Movieplex / Indieplex is Starz/Encore, so that should but up against Starz or Encore if there's room.

    I could see Epix maybe. Or some HD only stuff like the .TV's that Verizon has, or Africa TV, Wealth TV, or a few others.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2013 #9 of 103
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    Thank you for posting this, jamieh1!

    Essentially the HD Extra Pack programming are each advanced five slots.

    EPiX screens could fit between chs. 560 to 563. (However, I've had the impression that DirecTV intends not to carry them.)

    How about where to fit Encore screens of MoviePlex, IndiePlex, and RetroPlex? (New contract between Starz Entertainment LLC and DirecTV, to expand carried programming, was announced around April 2012.)

    Personally, I would have moved AMC Networks's IFC and Sundance Channel near AMC and We TV in the 200s. (They don't seem like premiums anymore. Especially not with IFC.)
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 #10 of 103
    damondlt

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    Could be.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2013 #11 of 103
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    Maybe Satelliteracer can chime in and tell us why DirecTV is doing this.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2013 #12 of 103
    APB101

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    Let me guess (for the hell of it):


    534 MoviePlex
    543 RetroPlex HD
    544 IndiePlex HD

    560 EPiX HD
    561 EPiX2 HD
    562 EPiX3 HD
    563 EPiX Drive-In
     
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  13. Jul 17, 2013 #13 of 103
    damondlt

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    Sounds logical . But one never knows.

    Directv did say they had no intent at that time to add Epix, but they also said it was still an option per their agreement with Viacom if Directv chose to.

    http://blog.viacom.com/tag/directv/

    " As part of the overall carriage agreement, DIRECTV has an option to add the EPIX service to its entertainment offerings "
     
  14. Jul 17, 2013 #14 of 103
    APB101

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    I was at Wikipedia.org's site, and here is a link to cable-television programming, from the United States, concerning premium-movie networks…

    @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cable_and_satellite_television_networks#Movies



    I'm inclined to consider the newly establishing slots between chs. 558 to 563 enough to place Epix (and all four of its screens). It's also enough for FEARnet. And it is enough, around Encore, to consider the expansion of the expected MoviePlex, IndiePlex, and RetroPlex in the channel ranges of the 530s and 540s.

    This doesn't mean it's all coming; but, then again, why do some remapping (with Hallmark Movie Channel, going to ch. 565, still first in sequential order)—effective [Wednesday,] 07.31.2013—if this is not the intent of DirecTV?
     
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    Satelliteracer

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    Not the reason
     
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    RAD

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    Well, that's too bad. :(
     
  18. Jul 17, 2013 #18 of 103
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    Do series passes automatically adjust themselves if the underlying channel number is revised? Surely yes? I hope so.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2013 #19 of 103
    Satelliteracer

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    Yes. Should be no issues with recordings.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2013 #20 of 103
    damondlt

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    So what the reason? That link didn't say anything.
     

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