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Why is DIRECTV ignore adding channels from providers that would give us Variety ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by zla21, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. zla21

    zla21 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    We are lacking 80 some SD Channels and over 100 HD channels, when is DIRECTV gonna get us beyond their reality tv diet we are being fed ?
     
  2. sigma1914

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    Over 100??? :rolleyes: Come on. :rolleyes: I dare you to name 100 or even 50-75 HD channels that are lacking.
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    :zzz:......waiting for the 100 lacking HD channels to be listed.
     
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  5. Richierich

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    Also, waiting for the 100 lacking HD channels to be listed.

    So, please List Them For Us!!!
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Subchannels? I actually don't know if many are HD, but that would help adding numbers. Not that there's much worth the bandwidth of an HD feed on DirecTV.
     
  7. tcusta00

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    Not sure how accurate and complete this list is anymore but it never had 100 on it: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=172832


    And apparently we now have a bunch of them, as indicated in the third column.

    OP: bandwidth is limited, as is money for the contracts with these missing channels.
     
  8. MysteryMan

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  9. kiknwing

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    :crying_sa It doesn't look like we will ever know what those channels are
     
  10. KyL416

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    Name 80 SD channels too. -DT2s don't count as DirecTV does not have the bandwidth to add every single digital subchannel in the USA, the spot beams are filled to capacity for most markets with the only reserve set aside for future HD launches in some markets. People who are desperate to see all of their subchannels should just hook up an OTA antenna to their digital TV/tuner or AM21. Regional cable news channels, most of which are cable owned and use a loop hole to stay exclusive to cable also don't count.

    Off the top of my head I can barely make it to 20 networks that actually either have decent distribution in the USA or are backed by a compan who actually has the clout to get in talks for national distribution without being added as a channel who pays DirecTV (i.e. all those channels between channels 70-99):

    BBC World News
    BET Gospel
    BET Hip Hop
    C-SPAN 3
    CMT Pure Country
    euronews
    Mav TV
    MTV Hits
    MTV Jams
    mtvU
    VH1 Soul
    Wedding Central
    World Fishing Network

    Dropped channels:
    CNN International (Turner gave every provider the option to carry CNN International 24/7 after CNNfn folded, most opted to just drop it instead)
    G4 (Dropped due to lack of interest, and most of those hardcore gamers G4 tried to rally to stay on DirecTV hate G4 anyway ever since they decided to let advertising influence their reviews, toss to commercials during E3 press conferences, alienated the entire audience of TechTV by purchasing them, merging for 6 months and then firing all the hosts and reverting back to G4 a year later, and show nothing but Girls Gone Wild 2.0 at night and in the morning)

    Premiums:
    Epix
    HBO Comedy
    Several Cinemax channels
    A few Showtimes

    Regional Sports Nets not excluded from the loophole:
    CSN Northwest
    Cox Sports TV

    So what's the other 60 or so channels?
     
  11. Richierich

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    Wake Me Up When We Get The List!!!
     
  12. zla21

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    Acompany who ows a channel does not clout to get in talks, they must have compelling programming, which the channels I will list below all have - also they have programs DirecTV ignores / does not have in their current channels.

    Having the attitide of "clout" is a subtle way of saying we want to crush all smaller programmers.

    ALSO if the channels below had no awesome programs, they would not be on C, FIOS, UVERSE, Dish Network and FTA

    THESE are SD versions, alot have HD versions too



    ARTS = THE ONLY 2 NATIONA ARTS CHANNELS
    - CLASSIC ARTS SHOWCASE
    - COLOURS



    ANIMATION
    - FUNIMATION = THE ONLY NATIONAL ANIME CHANNEL



    ETC
    - ALN
    - BLUE HIGHWAYS TV
    - CREATE

    - ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS NETWORKS
    _CARS.TV
    _COMEDY.TV
    _ES.TV
    _MYDESTINATION.TV
    _PETS.TV
    _RECIPE.TV
    _EXERCISE TV

    - FAMILYNET
    - FASHION TV
    - G4
    - HERE!
    - LIFETIME REAL WOMEN
    - MILITARY HISTORY CHANNEL
    - QUBO

    - SUPERSTATIONS
    _KTLA - LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
    _KWGN - DENVER, COLORADO
    _WPIX - NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
    _WSBK - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
    _WWOR - NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

    - THE AFRICA CHANNEL
    - THIS TV
    - TUFF TV
    - VERIA
    - WEALTH TV
    - WEDDING CENTRAL



    MOVIE
    - CINEMAX
    _@ MAX
    _5 STAR MAX
    _ACTION MAX
    _OUTER MAX
    _THRILLER MAX
    _W MAX

    - EPIX
    _1
    _2
    _3

    - FEARNET

    - HBO
    _COMEDY

    - PIXL

    - SHOWTIME
    _FAMILY ZONE
    _SHORTS

    - STARZ
    _INDIEPLEX
    _MOVIEPLEX
    _RETROPLEX



    MUSIC
    - BET
    _HIP HOP

    - CMT
    _PURE COUNTRY

    - EYE MUSIC NETWORK
    - HARMONY CHANNEL
    - IMF

    - MTV
    _HITS
    _JAMS
    _U

    - SOUNDTRACK CHANNEL
    - TCN

    - VH1
    _SOUL



    NEWS
    - ABC NEWS NOW
    - BBC WORLD
    - CNNI
    - EURONEWS



    PUBLIC INTEREST
    - CSPAN 3
    - GOOD SAMARITAN NETWORK
    - PENTAGON CHANNEL
    - RESEARCH CHANNEL
    - STARFISH TV NETWORK



    SPORTS = ALOT OF SPORTS FOR THE LEADER TO LACK
    - BLACKBELT TV
    - MAVTV
    - THE AMERICA CHANNEL
    - THE FIGHT NETWORK
    - THE HORSETV CHANNEL
    - THE RACING NETWORK
    - THE SKI CHANNEL
    - UNIVERSAL SPORTS
    - UNTAMED SPORTS TV
    - WATER CHANNEL
    - WORLD FISHING NETWORK
     
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    Do we really need a list? We all know DIRECTV is getting smoked when it comes to "basic HD". No list needed, this is a fact. :D
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    :nono2:......well this has been a exciting thread :rolleyes:
     
  17. KyL416

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    Create, Untamed Sports, This TV are only distributed as digital subchannels. This TV just lost a nice portion of their footprint this year with the launch of Tribune's Antenna TV.

    Qubo has partial carriage on Ion West, instead of infomercials during the day and overnight the feed shows Qubo. If you want subchannels 24/7 get an OTA tuner, DirecTV is NOT devoting bandwidth for digital subchannels, the spot beams are mostly full and the only space left is for future launches of existing HD locals in select markets that do not have all the stations yet (i.e. Telemundo, PBS, CW, etc) Look at any of the transponder maps available in the other threads, you'll see where it's all laid out.

    G4 and CNNI - See Above
    Lifetime Real Women was also on for a few months but was dropped after a contract dispute with Lifetime
    TCN had carriage but was dropped when they failed to deliver on the terms of the contract

    Ski Channel and Exercise TV are available on Demand

    Movieplex is just one of the 7 encore networks timeshared by an hour or two each day. It was created so analog providers can showcase the Encore multiplex.

    Calling Colours an arts station is like calling MTV a music station.

    ReasearchChannel shut down in 2010. IMF? That closed YEARS ago and merged with Ovation, that other arts channel you seemd to forget...

    Did the Water Channel and The Racing Network even launch outside of an online video portal with nothing but hype for a real TV launch?

    And seriously FTA? If your're going to count every single FTA channel that nearly anyone can launch if they have the funds to lease transpoder space DirecTV is missing over 1000 SD channels...
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    How many does most comcast systems other then the missing cinemax and the sub channels. How many of the listed ones are wide on cable?

    Epix not on comcast.

    .TV seems to fios only.

    FEARNET any one have that?

    SUPERSTATIONS are not what they use to be.
     
  19. KyL416

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    A list with even more subchannels and channels that shutdown years ago, lol

    As well as some channels that are (a) On Demand only networks and (b) On Demand Networks that already have carriage on Directv...
     
  20. Davenlr

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    My Xfinity has Fearnet, G4, MTV Hits, MTV Tr3s, MTV Jams, VH1 Soul, MoviePlex, IndiePlex, RetroPlex, RLTV, FamilyNet in SD on my cable, and HSN, HI, HLN, AMC WGN, Fuse, We, IFC, E!, Style, G4, TV One, QVC in HD. Those are the differences I can spot at a quick glance between the D* and Xfinity here in our town.
     
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