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#26 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:40 PM

Just a friendly reminder... This thread is the "MSNBCHD is now available" thread, not the what is the best news channel or discuss your political views thread.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:46 PM

Just a friendly reminder... This thread is the "MSNBCHD is now available" thread, not the what is the best news channel or discuss your political views thread.


Neither of which have I opined...

Can we discuss ratings... because this channel has practically none.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:17 AM

Sure was a lot simpler when all news came from the left, wasn't it?


News is best when it's fact based and not slanted.

I still don't see the point of news in HD. None of the field stories will be filmed in HD anyways. In fact, you're seeing much more cell phone or amatuer video in very low quality.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:43 AM

why dont u guys stick to discussing how its another new HD channel on Dish and keep your political views and opinions to yourself.


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Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:15 AM

I think it's cool; there are several peeps I like on MSNBC, and can't hurt to have it in HD. Looks great so far from my end...
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:39 PM

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Englewood, Colo. – July 9, 2009 DISH Network today introduced MSNBC HD, becoming the first and only pay-TV provider to offer the channel to consumers nationwide.

“As the leader in high definition programming with more than 140 national HD channels, we are pleased to be the only pay-TV provider to offer MSNBC HDnationwide,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. “Nowhere else will consumers find the variety of HD programming and award-winning DVR technology at the low everyday prices that DISH Network offers.”
“MSNBC is in the best competitive place it’s ever been, beating CNN in primetime and continuing incredible growth,” said Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC. “Broadcasting in HD is only going to help us build on the great success we’ve had so far this year, and will give viewers what they’ve been asking for, a full high definition broadcast of MSNBC.”

DISH Network customers will now be able to watch MSNBC's popular primetime programming in full high definition, including the highly rated and critically acclaimed "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," "The Rachel Maddow Show," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," and the smartest morning show on television, "Morning Joe."

MSNBC HD is located on DISH Network Ch. 209 in Classic Silver 200 with HD and above, available to customers starting at $22.99 per month for the first six months, along with free installation, a free HD DVR and three months of free premium channels, including HBO and Showtime.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:12 PM

Oh goody! HD to watch somebody sitting at a desk reading.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:30 PM

BBC World Service (Shortwave and the Internet), BBC News International (I wish DISH will add it); this is where you get your balance. Straight news without the political spin that is from a neutral source. As for the adding of MSNBC in HD, a nice to have for adding to the HD channel count. Now, if DISH would add BBC America HD and TCM HD; these would be great additions.



I don't really see what HD would bring to TCM since all it shows are older movies
which are not HD. Some are silent to boot.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:38 PM

I still don't see the point of news in HD. None of the field stories will be filmed in HD anyways. In fact, you're seeing much more cell phone or amatuer video in very low quality.


The point is that anything filmed in the studio can be in HD. Personally, I love my local news in HD, and it makes a difference (especially the weather).

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

BBC World Service (Shortwave and the Internet), BBC News International (I wish DISH will add it); this is where you get your balance. Straight news without the political spin that is from a neutral source. As for the adding of MSNBC in HD, a nice to have for adding to the HD channel count. Now, if DISH would add BBC America HD and TCM HD; these would be great additions.


You mean BBC WORLD. That's the official name.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 01:55 PM

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Englewood, Colo. – July 9, 2009 DISH Network today introduced MSNBC HD, becoming the first and only pay-TV provider to offer the channel to consumers nationwide.

“As the leader in high definition programming with more than 140 national HD channels, we are pleased to be the only pay-TV provider to offer MSNBC HDnationwide,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. “Nowhere else will consumers find the variety of HD programming and award-winning DVR technology at the low everyday prices that DISH Network offers.”
“MSNBC is in the best competitive place it’s ever been, beating CNN in primetime and continuing incredible growth,” said Phil Griffin, President, MSNBC. “Broadcasting in HD is only going to help us build on the great success we’ve had so far this year, and will give viewers what they’ve been asking for, a full high definition broadcast of MSNBC.”

DISH Network customers will now be able to watch MSNBC's popular primetime programming in full high definition, including the highly rated and critically acclaimed "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," "The Rachel Maddow Show," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," and the smartest morning show on television, "Morning Joe."


Absolutely and unequivocally WRONG. It's simply an outright lie. There are numerous sources of ratings information available to the public (here's but one). MSNBC in no way beats either of the other two mainstream cable news outlets at any time of the day or night. They actually have abysmal ratings 24 hours a day. Of CNN, FoxNews, and MSNBC, the latter barely musters half (if that) the viewers of whoever is in second place on any given day. Phil Griffin appears to be as dishonest as the network's reporting practices (just my opinion).

Sad that E* chose to run the quote in its press release.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:32 PM

The point is that anything filmed in the studio can be in HD. Personally, I love my local news in HD, and it makes a difference (especially the weather).


All that's recorded in the studio is people talking. Why does it matter if it's HD or not? As for your weather, if you want that in HD, step outside and look up.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

All that's recorded in the studio is people talking. Why does it matter if it's HD or not? As for your weather, if you want that in HD, step outside and look up.


Nationally and increasingly locally, a lot more field reporting than you can apparently imagine is shot in HD. And if more and more of us each day have HD TVs, why NOT have it in HD? As for your remark on the weather... how incredibly thoughtless...

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:57 PM

All that's recorded in the studio is people talking. Why does it matter if it's HD or not? As for your weather, if you want that in HD, step outside and look up.


Um duh, it looks better in HD. What aren't you understanding about that have you completely missed the boat on the benefits of HD all together?

Why don't you just post up what really irritates you about Dish releasing a channel in HD? I am sure there must be a real good reason.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:24 PM

Nationally and increasingly locally, a lot more field reporting than you can apparently imagine is shot in HD.


No, more and more is being shot on cell phones and web cams in very low quality by amatuers and being submitted by web form.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:32 PM

As a DirecTV customer if you Dish people want to give up MSNBC in HD, I'd be glad to take it! I say if CNN, FOX, CNBC, FOX Business and even the Weather channel are in HD why not MSNBC. Oh and CNN is in HD but broadcast almost all of their mid-day stuff in wonderful SD so if MSNBC will broadcast the whole day in HD (don't know if they are) then they are above CNN in my book.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:59 PM

Absolutely and unequivocally WRONG. It's simply an outright lie. There are numerous sources of ratings information available to the public (here's but one). MSNBC in no way beats either of the other two mainstream cable news outlets at any time of the day or night. They actually have abysmal ratings 24 hours a day. Of CNN, FoxNews, and MSNBC, the latter barely musters half (if that) the viewers of whoever is in second place on any given day. Phil Griffin appears to be as dishonest as the network's reporting practices (just my opinion).

Sad that E* chose to run the quote in its press release.

You be the judge...


You do know that "total viewers" is not the standard that the advertising world places on ratings and where they do their ad buys, don't you?

Total viewers is one aspect of the rating games, but it's all about key demographics. And in some key "money" demographics, certain MSNBC show beats CNN shows. And on some occasions even beats out Fox.

Most of the ratings system are propriety information and is not releasable without paying for it. Do you think Nielsen and Arbitron give away their information freely? So it's kind of useless to discuss "ratings" without all the facts.

And for someone that doesn't really grasp ratings to call someone who is a professional on the ratings system dishonest is pathetic.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:23 PM

For those wondering how Dish claims to be the "only pay-tv provider carrying MSNBCHD nationally"... while being aware that the channel is available on some cable outlets.

Consider it as a bit of marketing spin. Since there is no "national" cable provider in that no single cable company provides service all over the US... the only "national" players then are Dish and DirecTV... so by those terms, Dish is the only "national" provider carrying the channel "nationally" until DirecTV picks it up even if every single cable outlet + FIOS + U-verse were to pick it up tomorrow.

It makes a catchy headline, but I wanted to head-off the potential "Dish isn't the only one" replies :)

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:26 PM

For those wondering how Dish claims to be the "only pay-tv provider carrying MSNBCHD nationally"... while being aware that the channel is available on some cable outlets.

Consider it as a bit of marketing spin. Since there is no "national" cable provider in that no single cable company provides service all over the US... the only "national" players then are Dish and DirecTV... so by those terms, Dish is the only "national" provider carrying the channel "nationally" until DirecTV picks it up even if every single cable outlet + FIOS + U-verse were to pick it up tomorrow.

It makes a catchy headline, but I wanted to head-off the potential "Dish isn't the only one" replies :)

So if you are along side the road in the desert in your RV outfitted with the right Dish equipment, you too can enjoy MSNBCHD.:sure:

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:27 PM

Sad that E* chose to run the quote in its press release.


Nielsen's May 2009 ratings are in

MSNBC Beats CNN (Again)
May was the third month in a row that MSNBC beat CNN in the weekday prime demo and the second in three months beating CNN in total viewers in weekday primetime, solidifying its standing as the #2 network in weekday primetime.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:34 PM

I don't really see what HD would bring to TCM since all it shows are older movies
which are not HD. Some are silent to boot.



Yes, some old, old, old films from 100 years ago were grainy in quality, but you go back 80 years and the quality of film emulsion had progressed to the point of being much better than even 1080p.

Have you ever watched "The Wizard of OZ" in HD - it was marvelous, and they even kept the OAR (4X3).
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:37 PM

MSNBC looks great in HD. And that's all that needs to be said. Thank you Dish.
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

More news, yea......

I'll celebrate if/when ESPNU HD is made available but hey, Dish will probably add it about a year after Direct. It'll take that long for Charlie to negotiate a 'deal'.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

I don't really see what HD would bring to TCM since all it shows are older movies
which are not HD. Some are silent to boot.


There are a number of 1952 and later movies shown on TCM in letter box/wide screen format. Imagine "Ben Hur" in HD. It is these movies which HD will improve the viewing experience. TCM shows movies dating from the beginning of film through the 1980s. While their fare is generally older movies, they do show more recent movies, as well.

While this has nothing to do with MSNBC; a little information neede dto be provided about TCM. By the way, FOX Movie Channel, which is similar tp TCM in format, also would benefit with HD, for the same reasons with letter box/wide screen movies.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:05 PM

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Props to Dish & MSNBC. Can't wait for D* to pick it up.




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