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The official "More HD in 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. Apr 1, 2009 #2301 of 2558
    loudo

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    Two sports RSNs went full time, they are STO and MASN.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 #2302 of 2558
    Mike Bertelson

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    That would be a shame.

    There are those that would like to discuss the various aspects of HD channels and this should be the thread to do it.

    I agree with waynebtx, pointless arguing must go and let's get back to the topic HD in '09. :)

    :backtotop

    Mike
     
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    Jeremy W

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    It's not thousands and thousands of dollars. It's not even $1000. If you're that big of a sports fan that you need to be able to see every game possible, it's not really that much money.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2009 #2304 of 2558
    Mike Bertelson

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    Isn't the sports package an add on like any other. :scratchin

    At most it would be what, $13/month or $156 a year. Less if you already have a premium package. :grin:

    Mike
     
  5. Apr 1, 2009 #2305 of 2558
    DCSholtis

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    MASN 2 has a -1 channel assignment.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2009 #2306 of 2558
    Jeremy W

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    The sports package is what introduces the blackouts. It doesn't get rid of them.
     
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    Thanks much. That's disappointing that no other channels were added. But it's good for those of us that are sportsaholics.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2009 #2308 of 2558
    dcowboy7

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    why do u say that ?
     
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    hdthebest

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    well I turned to 640 and guess what the game was blacked out.....I am not going to rant and rave after all it is TV.But if D* is claiming to be the HD leader they should add some HD channels....I know about negotiating and stuff but isnt this there job? If there available slots and channels why not act on them....I am getting of this waiting game. Either have D* say no HD til D12 or say what they are working on...
     
  10. Apr 1, 2009 #2310 of 2558
    DodgerKing

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    Do you have the sports package?
     
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    mreposter

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    This post on AVSForums has been mentioned before. It was last updated in February and lists a comparison of what HD channels are available on the various service providers:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1058081

    Some of the channels that are indicated as soon to be in HD include:
    - Africa channel
    - BBC America (I think the latest rumor is maybe late '09)
    - Black TV News
    - Cars TV
    - Chiller (pushed from Oct 08 to unknown date)
    - Comedy TV (different from Comedy Network, never heard of it)
    - ES.TV
    - MSNBC (mid-2009)
    - MyDestination TV
    - Oprah Winfrey Network
    - Pets TV
    - Recipe TV
    - Si TV
    - RFD
    - Sleuth (pushed from Oct 09)
    - Sundance

    Most of these I've never even heard of, but a few sound interesting. Maybe some will make it into the lineup when the next sat goes live in the fall.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2009 #2312 of 2558
    loudo

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    That Marlins/Orioles game on MASN-HD looks great.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2009 #2313 of 2558
    hdthebest

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    Yes I do
     
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    mreposter

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    I did some digging on the new Oprah channel, about all I could find were old announcements from back in Jan 2008 and this from last June:

    OWN staff and operations will be based in Los Angeles. OWN will debut in the second half of 2009 as a multi-platform media venture, featuring OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, (currently Discovery Health Channel) in more than 70 million homes, and the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. Schwartz will report to OWN's yet to-be-named Chief Executive Officer.

    The January 2008 announcements indicated that the channel would be available in HD at launch.
     
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    mreposter

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    Here's the website for the Africa Channel:
    http://www.theafricachannel.com/index.php

    The programming looks kind of interesting, with a wide mix of dramas, music programming, sports and more. I'd love to see more of this sort of thing - there are plenty of sources around the world for english speaking programming - Canada, Australia, the UK, Ireland, etc.
     
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    mreposter

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    Ah - tracked down an article from Engadget that explains some of the more obscure entries in that list:

    Out of nowhere, in flies word that six all new high-definition channels are emerging here in the United States. Entertainment Studios, an independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, has just announced that it will launch six "targeted" HD networks: Cars.TV, Pets.TV, Comedy.TV, MyDestination.TV, ES.TV and Recipe.TV.

    Full article from 9/08: http://www.engadgethd.com/tag/MYDESTINATION.TV/
     
  17. Apr 1, 2009 #2317 of 2558
    loudo

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    I would love to see CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) put together a HD channel of their own original programing and sports.
     
  18. Apr 1, 2009 #2318 of 2558
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    Just for the record, the .tv channels that you list (cars.tv, comedy.tv, es.tv, mydestination.tv, pets.tv, recipe.tv) are all channels being produced by Byron Allen:

    http://www.es.tv/

    Verizon was supposed to have them added already, but there's been some technical issue with rolling them out. Technically no provider currently offers them - not sure what's even going to be on them.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2009 #2319 of 2558
    Hutchinshouse

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    Define small :D;):lol:
     
  20. Apr 1, 2009 #2320 of 2558
    jodyguercio

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    MicroBeta may have been talking about something like MLBEI or NFLST I think. Just a guess.
     
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