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New HD channels coming in May/June!


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#1 OFFLINE   PaulieORF

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:13 AM

http://www.directv.c...ssetId=P6770018

[Mod edit: here is the copy of the article/press release. (tom)]

DIRECTV Extends Its HD lead With Over 160 HD Channels

MSNBC HD, ESPNU HD, Travel Channel HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Lifetime HD and Univision HD Are Among the New HD Channels to Begin launching in May

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 20, 2010— DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, continues to deliver more full time HD channels than any other television provider in the nation with the addition of over 30 new HD channels. These new channels will begin rolling out in May and will continue in the following few months bringing DIRECTV's total HD channel lineup to more than 160.

Among the 30 new HD channels that DIRECTV will begin launching next month are:

* CSN Bay Area HD
* CSN California HD
* Encore HD East
* ESPNU HD
* FSN Florida HD
* GolTV HD
* Hallmark Channel HD
* Hallmark Movie Channel HD
* HBO2 East HD
* HBO Zone HD
* Lifetime HD
* MSNBC HD

* Showtime Beyond HD
* Showtime Next HD
* Showtime Women HD
* STARZ Cinema HD
* STARZ In Black HD
* Telefutura HD West
* TMC Xtra HD East
* Travel Channel HD
* Univision HD East
* WGN HD
* Additional DIRECTV Cinema Channels

"From day one we have led the way with HD and, to the dismay of our competitors, that has not changed," said Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development for DIRECTV. "While DISH Network is very skilled at grossly inflating their HD numbers, you'd be hard pressed to find an actual list of comprehensive HD channels that match their recent claims. We invite consumers to go to DIRECTV.com/hdchannels to see a list of all of DIRECTV's 160 HD channels. We challenge DISH to publish a list of all their full-time HD channels so consumers can decide and count for themselves."

In addition, beginning this June, DIRECTV will launch a suite of 3D channels, which will include N3D™ powered by Panasonic, ESPN 3D, a 3D DIRECTV Cinema channel; and a 3D DIRECTV on Demand channel.

DIRECTV continues to lead the industry with the most sports in HD by broadcasting exclusive interactive sports packages like NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and NCAA® MEGA MARCH MADNESS™ all in crystal-clear HD. DIRECTV will also continue to add HD content to its DIRECTV on Demand platform. In addition, DIRECTV delivers local HD programming to 138 markets, representing 92 percent of U.S. TV households.


Edited by Tom Robertson, 20 April 2010 - 09:12 AM.


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#2 OFFLINE   irock

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:13 AM

Awesome :) Just saw that myself.

#3 OFFLINE   barryb

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:14 AM

CSN Bay Area HD
CSN California HD
Encore HD East
ESPNU HD
FSN Florida HD
GolTV HD
Hallmark Channel HD
Hallmark Movie Channel HD
HBO2 East HD
HBO Zone HD
Lifetime HD
MSNBC HD
Showtime Beyond HD
Showtime Next HD
Showtime Women HD
STARZ Cinema HD
STARZ In Black HD
Telefutura HD West
TMC Xtra HD East
Travel Channel HD
Univision HD East
WGN HD
Additional DIRECTV Cinema Channels
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#4 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:15 AM

Press release:

DIRECTV Continues To Deliver More Full Time HD Than Any Other Provider With The Addition Of Over 30 New HD Channels -Bringing DIRECTV's HD Lineup to More Than 160

MSNBC HD, ESPNU HD, Travel Channel HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Lifetime HD and Univision HD Are Among the New HD Channels to Begin Launching in May

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, continues to deliver more full time HD channels than any other television provider in the nation with the addition of over 30 new HD channels. These new channels will begin rolling out in May and will continue in the following few months bringing DIRECTV's total HD channel lineup to more than 160.

Among the 30 new HD channels that DIRECTV will begin launching next month are:

CSN Bay Area HD
Showtime Beyond HD
CSN California HD
Showtime Next HD
Encore HD East
Showtime Women HD
ESPNU HD
Starz Cinema HD
FSN Florida HD
Starz In Black HD
GolTV HD
Telefutura HD West
Hallmark Channel HD
TMC Xtra HD East
Hallmark Movie Channel HD
Travel Channel HD
HBO2 East HD
Univision HD East
HBO Zone HD
WGN HD
Lifetime HD
Additional DIRECTV Cinema Channels
MSNBC HD

"From day one we have led the way with HD and, to the dismay of our competitors, that has not changed," said Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development for DIRECTV. "While DISH Network is very skilled at grossly inflating their HD numbers, you'd be hard pressed to find an actual list of comprehensive HD channels that match their recent claims. We invite consumers to go to DIRECTV.com/hdchannels to see a list of all of DIRECTV's more than 160 HD channels. We challenge DISH to publish a list of all their full-time HD channels so consumers can decide and count for themselves."

In addition to the new HD channels, beginning this June, DIRECTV will launch a suite of 3D channels, which will include N3D™ powered by Panasonic, ESPN 3D, a 3D DIRECTV Cinema channel; and a 3D DIRECTV on Demand channel.

DIRECTV continues to lead the industry with the most sports in HD by broadcasting exclusive interactive sports packages like NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and NCAA® MEGA MARCH MADNESS™ all in crystal-clear HD. DIRECTV will also continue to add HD content to its DIRECTV on Demand platform. In addition, DIRECTV delivers local HD programming to 138 markets, representing 92 percent of U.S. TV households.

About DIRECTV

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is the world's most popular video service delivering state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming, the most comprehensive sports packages available and industry leading customer service to its more than 25 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its more than 18.5 million customers the capacity for more than 200 HD channels in Dolby 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, award winning technology like its DIRECTV® DVR Scheduler and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for nine years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to 6.5 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 65 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or visit directv.com.



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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

Time to revise my avatar! :D

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

I think it is great that they outright challenge Dish to provide a list of their full-time HD channels.
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:24 AM

Darn, no BBC America on this round! :-(

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:29 AM

Darn, no BBC America on this round! :-(


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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:30 AM

So does this mean we finally have a definition for "SOON"

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:31 AM

Cubs fans rejoice! No longer do we have to watch 1/4 of the games in stupid SD. WGN HD!!!!!!!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:31 AM

Darn, no BBC America on this round! :-(

That would have made the list complete for me. Maybe in the next round. :D

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:36 AM

Cubs fans rejoice! No longer do we have to watch 1/4 of the games in stupid SD. WGN HD!!!!!!!


(Insert requisite but they'll still suck and/or flop in September in HD joke here)

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:37 AM

So does this mean we finally have a definition for "SOON"

!rolling


Yeah, a few weeks .. :)
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#14 OFFLINE   mhayes70

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:37 AM

That is great news!! I like the challenge to Dish. :)

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:38 AM

Darn, no BBC America on this round! :-(


As happy as I am to see new HD being announced, my happiness was tempered when I saw BBC America missing from the list. I'll deal with it, though, it's just good to see things picking up.
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:39 AM

The key word in the press release is "begin" rolling out channels in May. That could be as few as 2 Directv Cinema channels and still be a truthful press release.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:39 AM

Taking the lead, keeping the lead, really being in the lead - any way you look at it (with no fuzzy math like Dish uses in their counts). Nice work!

That makes a very nice dent into the top preferred new HD channels list. :D

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:40 AM

The key word in the press release is "begin" rolling out channels in May. That could be as few as 2 Directv Cinema channels and still be a truthful press release.


:lol: They announced 30 new HD channels. That means they have carriage agreements and the intent to launch them... can we celebrate that before we get into how they'll still manage to disappoint us? :grin:

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:41 AM

Mapped to the recent poll:

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=172832


[table="head"]Rank|Channel|Channel Type
1|Travel Channel HD|General
4|ESPNU HD|General
5|HBO2 East HD, HBO Zone HD|Premium
7|MSNBC HD|General
8|Versus (re-added previously)|General
9|WGN HD|General
13|Encore HD East|Premium
23|Hallmark Channel HD|General
25|Showtime Beyond HD, Showtime Next HD, Showtime Women HD|Premium
26|Lifetime HD|General
27|Hallmark Movie Channel HD|General
29|STARZ Cinema HD, STARZ In Black HD|Premium
38|CSN Bay Area HD |RSN
51|CSN California HD|RSN
52|GolTV HD|General?
56|TMC Xtra HD East|Premium
60|FSN Florida HD|RSN
63|Univision HD East|General?
n/a|Telefutura HD West|General?
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:42 AM

Cubs fans rejoice! No longer do we have to watch 1/4 of the games in stupid SD. WGN HD!!!!!!!


Yep :icon_da:

Course maybe we don't want to watch this Bullpen in HD! :lol:




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