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Why no Nick GAS?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Kichigai, Jun 1, 2007.

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  1. Jun 1, 2007 #1 of 15
    Kichigai

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    Why doesn't Directv add Nick Games and Sports?

    Yet they add Chiller, Tennis, Beauty and Fashion and other extraordinary numbers of shopping and religious channels.

    Is there a legal reason for this? If there is I can accept that but other than that I think that D* is once again dropping the ball.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2007 #2 of 15
    Jhon69

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    Suggest everyone that wants this channel to call or email Directv and request it.That is normally the way it's done.;)
     
  3. Jun 2, 2007 #3 of 15
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    I did when I left DISH several months ago. I asked for Nick GAS and Classic Arts Showcase. So far, no dice.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2007 #4 of 15
    jpl

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    Why Chiller? Probably because DirecTV struck a deal to get the HD version of the channel, and to get that deal they agreed to carry the SD version. There may also have been alot of demand for a horror channel. Tennis was probably added due to consumer demand (I know alot of folks wanted it). Why B&F? No idea - they were smoking something, probably.

    As for the other channels - those have less to do with consumer demand than cost. Religious channels don't cost DirecTV anything to carry - most, if not all, give away their programming. And shopping channels pay DirecTV to carry them, so they're a revenue stream for the company.

    I'd keep pestering them if you want Nick GAS. It's a channel that many parents are surprised that DirecTV doesn't have. When we switched to FiOS from DirecTV one reason, btw, was the family type programming. No they don't have ALOT more, but they do have more (including GAS) and that figured into the equation when we made that decision.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2007 #5 of 15
    Jhon69

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    Update:Already received a reply concerning NICK GAS.Requests are being sent to Directv management.While I do believe that bandwith problems can restrict new additions at this time.I look for a new channel explosion once bandwith becomes available.The reason I believe this is Directv carrys the most national basic channels of all the providers in my area.;)
     
  6. Jun 2, 2007 #6 of 15
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Jhon - that's a canned response. Sorry to burst your bubble :)
     
  7. Jun 2, 2007 #7 of 15
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    IMO, asking D* to add channels is a waste of time. I started asking them (phone calls and e-mails) to add HBO Comedy 3 years ago and they still have not. There was even a survey taken on this board a number of months back asking which channels people would like D* to add. HBO Comedy was voted in the top 3 (may have been #1) and they still didn't add it. The bandwith thing is an old excuse. I was told that 3 years ago, but they found bandwith for plenty of shopping and religious channels that nobody wants. I really don't think they care too much about customer channel requests. It's just good P.R. to say that they do.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2007 #8 of 15
    Elistan98

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    Thats the same response Ive gotten when requesting the Anime Network for the past 3 years. Youll notice we still dont get it.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2007 #9 of 15
    MLBurks

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    Though I don't like all of the religious channels there are a couple I do like and I know plenty who have D* specifically for the religious channels because their cable operator and E* have a very small selection. You just will not see most of them posting on these boards. So the religious channels (and I'm sure shopping channels) are wanted by many. They are just not the kind of people in most cases to monitor and post on this board (or any other).
     
  10. myselfalso

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    Does anyone know why D* hasn't added Nick GAS though? Most every other provider has it whether its on E* or the digital cable platforms...or FiOS. So why doesn't D*?
     
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    Well, Nick GAS's highest rated show, Legends of the Hidden Temple, is back on air on Nickelodeon.

    6:30AM every weekday

    That may make you want Nick GAS even more, like it has for me :(.
     
  12. Paul Secic

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    Dishnetwork has HBO Comedy.. They have old comedy night club shows, movies ETC.
     
  13. cb7214

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    i thought directv did have it, did they have it at one time?
     
  14. Steve Mehs

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    Nope, DirecTV never had Nick GAS, they've had Nicktoons Network for a few years now, but no GAS.
     
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    And "this time" will likely extend until well after they start moving HD channels off of the Ku satellites.

    Are your knuckles raw from pounding sand?
     
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