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#1 OFFLINE   pablo

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:52 PM

What is the possibility of DirecTV adding some news channels they currently do not carry with D12, even in SD? I'm mainly talking about international English-language channels like BBC World News and Euronews (available on Cablevision and Dish), as well as others like CNN International, Al Jazeera English, Russia Today, and I'm sure others I'm leaving out. We have cable at work, so I like watching those international news channels, they are very different from our CNN and Fox News. Would be great if DirecTV added them. Has there ever been any inkling?

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#2 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

Lots of wishing. Nothing but boilerplate responses.

So far.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:28 PM

What is the possibility of DirecTV adding some news channels they currently do not carry with D12, even in SD? I'm mainly talking about international English-language channels like BBC World News and Euronews (available on Cablevision and Dish), as well as others like CNN International, Al Jazeera English, Russia Today, and I'm sure others I'm leaving out. We have cable at work, so I like watching those international news channels, they are very different from our CNN and Fox News. Would be great if DirecTV added them. Has there ever been any inkling?

I want CLTV it is a Chicago area news channel (not on OTA)

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:19 PM

I would love to have all those channels on Directv. I prefer to have different viewpoints from different parts of the world.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:21 PM

SkyNews is another one

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:29 PM

Al Jazeera English....do they have that gameshow:
"Who Wants To Be A Suicide Bomber".

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:29 PM

Al Jazeera English is not something like Al Qaeda TV, as it's sometimes though of. It's a very good and fair news channel (and it's in HD, too). You can watch it for free live here: http://www.livestati...jazeera_english Having different viewpoints from different parts of the world, like Araxen said, is very important today, I feel.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:06 PM

PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) would be cool to have. But I doubt that'll happen.
I have been a DirecTV subscriber since 2005.

A few channels I'd still like to see DirecTV add are:
CSPAN3, the PAC-12 Network(s), BBC World and more international news channels.

#9 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:16 PM

SkyNews is another one


Sky News HD is comeing soon.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:19 PM

Al Jazeera English....do they have that gameshow:
"Who Wants To Be A Suicide Bomber".


Riiiight, because it must mean extremist because you've never heard of it. :rolleyes:
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#11 OFFLINE   pablo

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:25 PM

Speaking of regional networks, how about NY1?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:29 PM

NY1, CLTV, PCN, News 12 LI/NY/NJ/Whatever, The Comcra... er, Comcast Network and all other regional/local news channels like that will never be on any DBS provider. Why? They were set up by cable companies to give them exclusive content that satellite doesn't have-kinda like the 101 Network on DirecTV.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:03 AM

NY1, CLTV, PCN, News 12 LI/NY/NJ/Whatever, The Comcra... er, Comcast Network and all other regional/local news channels like that will never be on any DBS provider. Why? They were set up by cable companies to give them exclusive content that satellite doesn't have-kinda like the 101 Network on DirecTV.


Yeah but those channels air new content on a daily basis, the 101 airs every show 10,000 times.

Anyways, I'd love to have more free international English language news channels. CNN is way too repetitive and MSNBC and Fox News are too biased.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:48 AM

I'de like to see Canadian stations CBC Newsworld and CTV News Channel.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:04 AM

NY1, CLTV, PCN, News 12 LI/NY/NJ/Whatever, The Comcra... er, Comcast Network and all other regional/local news channels like that will never be on any DBS provider. Why? They were set up by cable companies to give them exclusive content that satellite doesn't have-kinda like the 101 Network on DirecTV.


How about Northwest Cable News, which is run by Belo, not a cable company? I suggested that they put it on an OTA subchannel (16.2 in Seattle is currently just a SD 4:3 cropped copy of 16:1), but they didn't respond.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:38 AM

I want Ohio News Network....

Oh and Naked News....
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:35 AM

Sky News HD is comeing soon.


Really?

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:28 PM

How about Northwest Cable News, which is run by Belo, not a cable company? I suggested that they put it on an OTA subchannel (16.2 in Seattle is currently just a SD 4:3 cropped copy of 16:1), but they didn't respond.


Probably because they (Belo) have given exclusive rights to cable operators for NWCN. OTA subchannels would be nice (Belo has stations in Spokane, Portland and Boise.), but I would rather see Belo and DirecTV cut a deal to include NWCN on the spot beams for the various Northwest markets. Belo would end up with at least as many new viewers as OTA (and better demographics) and DTV would get new content for Northwest subs. Seems like a win-win for everybody.....except the cable companies of course.;)
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:35 PM

I've been wanting BBC World News for years. Their coverage of world news is superior to anything we have available domestically. Why Directv and most others have been so reluctant to add them to their channel lineups is a real mystery to me. Another good news source not mentioned is the English service of Deutsche Welle from Germany which is also available. ....And no, Al-Jazeera English is not "terrorist TV" as some are prone to call it. I have seen a lot of their programming and have found it to be generally excellent. We can indeed benefit from having access to many and diverse news sources, not just those who serve to reinforce our already established, narrow outlooks.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:41 PM

And yet another international news source is Japan's NHK World, in English and in HD, I believe. So there's plenty to choose from, should DirecTV want to.





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