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#26 OFFLINE   Jhon69

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

I'd like the two ENCORE channels that launched last August. They're launching
two more HD channels this year. You must have STARZ to get ENCORE channels in HD.





I get EncoreHD-340,with my ATHD250package.;)

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#27 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:04 AM

I would love to see Dish Network add the following HD Channels for 2012.

National Basic HD Channels:
  • Outdoor Channel HD
  • IFC HD
  • Sundance Channel HD
  • Ovation HD
  • Oxygen HD
  • Fox Movie Channel HD
  • FearNet HD

RSN HD Channels:
  • Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast HD (CSS HD) (Full time HD launches Oct. 14, 2012)

Premium HD Channels:
  • Encore Action HD
  • Encore Drama HD

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:20 AM

More HD locals are coming. There is a threshhold next month that DISH must meet (DirecTV too) where if DISH carries one local HD channel in that market they must offer carriage to all local HD channels in that market. The current threshhold (as of February 2011) is 30% of markets complying with that agreement. In February the compliance level jumps to 60% (and in 2013 the compliance level must be 100%).

Hi James :wave:

Would this apply to a MyNetworkTV HD local channel that is only carried by one other cable provider in the area and is a sub-channel (720p) of the CBS HD affiliate... In other words does it guarantee that Dish will have to carry this channel in HD with the threshold requirement; Dish currently only carries the big four in HD in my DMA.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:59 AM

Would this apply to a MyNetworkTV HD local channel that is only carried by one other cable provider in the area and is a sub-channel (720p) of the CBS HD affiliate... In other words does it guarantee that Dish will have to carry this channel in HD with the threshold requirement; Dish currently only carries the big four in HD in my DMA.

I don't believe so. The FCC protects big four feeds that are subcarriers from having imported competition (distants) so they do count for something, but I do not believe subchannels need to be carried in HD. If I recall correctly, only the main channel of any broadcast channel needs to be carried.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

For markets with at least one already carried in HD it means more HD. Yes, in your market you're a "loser" ... but there are more winning markets than losers.


I wouldn't consider Lubbock "smaller". More like mid-sized as it has the combination of a lot of stations but not a lot of population. Smaller markets, with less stations, could fit on one transponder. Large markets also have the issue of transponder space requirements. The trouble with the larger markets is a large population does not mean a large number of subscribers. And the threshold for carrying HD requires not only every available HD station be offered carriage (stations may refuse carriage) but that the space be set aside regardless of if each station is carried in HD or carried at all. DISH must be prepared to carry any station that converts to HD OTA as well as the ones already in HD.


It is a balancing act. I'm sure there are markets where DirecTV customers are screaming for their HD locals. Please see the DirecTV forums for more information. This is not a DISH vs DirecTV thread.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

I get EncoreHD-340,with my ATHD250package.;)


Do you have STARZ? If so I'll cancel STARZ when those extra ENCORE channel go HD.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:13 PM

Do you have STARZ? If so I'll cancel STARZ when those extra ENCORE channel go HD.



No sir,I traded it for 3 months of HBO&Cinemax,when I had 3 months of Starz left to go.Now my HBO&Cinemax has expired(had to cancel online,or pay for them) I still get EncoreHD-340 because it's in the AT250's package(HD250Free I have) along with the other Encore channels in AT250.:)

Edited by Jhon69, 04 February 2012 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:56 PM

ESPN U in HD please, before college football football starts.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:41 PM

I want Universal Sports HD please it would make my dad alot more happy.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

I will submit a programming request form to our programming department for Universal Sports in Hd for you. Thanks.

I want Universal Sports HD please it would make my dad alot more happy.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

I will submit a programming request form to our programming department for Universal Sports in Hd for you. Thanks.


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Please put a request for QVC HD

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

I want Universal Sports HD please it would make my dad alot more happy.

Thanks


I'm confused... I thought we already had this... I thought the rebranded "Vs" was this channel.

Today, though, I got a "Dish Perks" email from Dish that says the Universal Sports channel is coming to multi-sport "soon"...

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

I'm confused... I thought we already had this... I thought the rebranded "Vs" was this channel.

Today, though, I got a "Dish Perks" email from Dish that says the Universal Sports channel is coming to multi-sport "soon"...

VS became NBC Sports Network (channel 151). Universal Sports is apparently testing on 402 in SD (if one believes the "USN" tag on the test channel).

CBS Sports Network is moving from 152 to 158 - which would open up 152 for Universal Sports right next to 151 NBC Sports Network.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

I think thats what going to happen with CBS Sports moving from 152 to 158 Universal Sports will be going to 152 only if Universal Sports broadcasts in HD which would make alot of people happy including me.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:54 AM

I stumbled on the CBSSports move last night... I had just replaced a broken DVR and was re-establishing my favorites list on the new one... and couldn't find the HD feed of CBS sports.

The SD was still on 152... but the HD was only available at 158.

That in conjunction with the email I saw from Dish which mentioned Universal Sports might mean we are close to seeing this one... hopefully it will get an HD feed too.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

metoo i want to see Universal Sports have a HD Feed and i think dish would pick it up also.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

How about HD locals for the Kirksville, Mo. - Ottumwa, Ia. DMA?
KYOU 15 Fox Ottumwa, Ia. broadcasts HD.
KSHB 41 NBC Kansas City, Mo. broadcasts HD.
KTVO 3 ABC and KTVOD 33 CBS Kirksville - Ottumwa, broadcast HD, with the exception of some of their local programming.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'd just like the correct EPG for the OTA locals I receive. But that has been a two year battle where DISH has pretty much proven that they simply don't care about accuracy in the EPG. All I get when I complain are lies at every level, from the front line CSRs all the way up to executive resolutions - they lie.

There are still two HD locals that need to be carried in my market (CW and PBS). Unless they are added in the next couple of days I suppose I'll be waiting until next year to see them.

As far as national HDs, it is past time that the core RSNs should be 24/7 HD. I know DISH doesn't have the bandwidth to carry "every game" but to be in 2012 and have no 24/7 HD RSNs (except Big 10)? Not acceptable.

I believe they are doing well in other areas. Returning Smithsonian HD will be ok with me. I wouldn't mind seeing NASA HD as being the first PI in HD. I would accept seeing QVC or TBN in HD as those channels have followers. I'm not sure about Universal Sports or RFD's new Rural TV channel being in HD.

The disputed channels, ESPNews, Disney, ABC Family, Disney XD, would be nice to see again for the same reason as Smithsonian - good channels shouldn't go away forever. Add ESPNU, the previously mentioned TBN, QVC and NASA and there would only be a few non-HD channels in AT120 ... and a couple more in AT200. Most having a similar channel already in HD (once the ones in this paragraph are added).

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

I hate to "me too" a post... but I agree with everything James posted above me. Those are some clear-cut easy places for Dish to start with HD and setting things right.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

I would like to see the following in HD:

The Military Channel
Fox Movie Channel
CSPAN 1
CSPAN 2

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

CSPAN???? What am I missing on CSPAN these days?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

I hate to "me too" a post... but I agree with everything James posted above me. Those are some clear-cut easy places for Dish to start with HD and setting things right.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

CSPAN???? What am I missing on CSPAN these days?

Perhaps without a wide-screen presentation you're not seeing the far left and the far right. ;)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:59 AM

VS became NBC Sports Network (channel 151). Universal Sports is apparently testing on 402 in SD (if one believes the "USN" tag on the test channel).

CBS Sports Network is moving from 152 to 158 - which would open up 152 for Universal Sports right next to 151 NBC Sports Network.


I was thinking maybe they were opening up 152 for the MLB alternate channel, to be next the to the main channel at 153. Guess not.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:46 PM

I would like to see the following in HD:

The Military Channel
Fox Movie Channel
CSPAN 1
CSPAN 2


Military channel HD in not avail. Launch is summer 2012




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