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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-12 Thread)


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#1 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for your being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the nearly 20,000,000 total subscribers.

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*Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
*This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.

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#2 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

First poster!

I'll take HLN, H2, ID, and NGW.

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#3 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

For me, just BBCA-HD.

I have made a firm commitment to myself that I will not watch another season of Doctor Who in SD!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

All the channels I have to pay Xfinity for: HLN, H2, DIY, G4, WILD, Comcast Sports South, BBCA would be a good start...

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

Here we go again. :beatdeadhorse:

BBC
Cooking Channel
DIY
E!
Encores
FMC
G4
GSN (D* owns a portion of this, why are we still waiting?)
H2
HLN
HUB
IFC
NGW
Outer Max (why didn't we get this with the other Cinemax's?)
Outdoor Channel (available only in the sports pack, why are we still waiting?)
Sportsman Channel
Sundance
TCM
TV Land

We may see a few of these this year, but my prediction is that we will see many of these added mid to late 2013 or 2014, after the new satellites are launched.

Edited by TheRatPatrol, 01 April 2012 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:11 AM

TCM HD, FMC HD, H2 HD, BBCA HD, The Military Channel HD.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:13 AM

Any HD.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

Anything is welcome if it doesn't hurt the bitrate of other channels. I already have all the channels I actually watch in HD but I don't mind Top Gear on BBCA joining the club.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

TCM,BBCA,FMC,HLN in my top tier.

COOKING, H2, DIY in my second..

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

First poster!

I'll take HLN, H2, ID, and NGW.


MTV-U would be good. Yesterday I went to a mall.. Radio Shack had a 55" SHARP AQUAS HDTV with MTV--U booming.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

MTV-U would be good. Yesterday I went to a mall.. Radio Shack had a 55" SHARP AQUAS HDTV with MTV--U booming.


You want DirecTV to add MTV-U in HD? Will you switch from Dish, then? I don't even think MTV-U has a HD channel.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

All channels that shoot programs in HD but D only has SD. When this happens we now have black bars on all four sides if you do not expand and cause more blurring. With a 46 in TV its like watching a 32 in TV. Come on D lets get with it!! I do have a few other options but I like D!!
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#13 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

NON PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (44):

  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • BYU TV
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Centric
  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY
  • EWTN
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fuse
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Gospel Music Channel
  • H2 (formerly History International)
  • Headline News
  • Home Shopping Network
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • ION East
  • ION West
  • Jewelry TV
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • Logo
  • MTV2
  • NASA TV
  • National Geographic Wild
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ovation TV
  • QVC
  • Reelz Channel
  • RFD-TV
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Sprout
  • Style Network
  • Sundance Channel
  • The Hub
  • TBN
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • TV Guide Channel
  • TV Land
  • TVOne
  • WeTV

NON PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (3):

  • Fox College Sports (2012???)
  • TVG Network (2012)
  • Universal Sports (2012)


DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

  • CW East (WDCW)
  • CW West (XETV)
  • PBS

SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (8):

  • A Toda Musica
  • Azteca America
  • Azteca Mexico
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • Telemundo
  • TeleNoticias 24
  • Television Espanola

SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

  • Encore Espanol (2012????)


NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (27):

  • Africa Channel
  • BBC World News
  • BlueHighways TV
  • Catholic TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • C-SPAN3
  • Disney Jr. [March 23, 2012]
  • ES.TV
  • Fashion TV
  • FearNet
  • FUNimation Channel
  • G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
  • Halogen
  • Havoc TV
  • Longhorn Network
  • MavTV
  • MyDestination.TV
  • NHK World TV
  • NuvoTV
  • Pentagon Channel
  • Pets.TV
  • PixL
  • Recipe.TV
  • SWRV
  • Veria HD
  • WealthTV
  • World Fishing Network

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (5):

  • HBCU Network (February, 2012)
  • Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
  • Pac-12 Network (August, 2012)
  • RLTV (2012)
  • WWE Network (???)


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

  • Encore Action
  • Encore Drama

PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  • Epix 1
  • Epix 2
  • Epix 3
  • Indieplex
  • Retroplex
  • OutMax

RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports Cincinnati


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  • Longhorn Network
  • Comcast Sports Northwest

RSN CHANNELS THAT COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (8):

  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Northern California
  • Pac-12 Southern California
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Mountain
  • Time Warner Cable SportsNet
  • Time Warner Cable Deportes


"ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

  • Hustler HD
  • Playboy HD




Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.
Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer, except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.
Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.

Edited by Alan Gordon, 18 June 2012 - 10:06 AM.


#14 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Things change... :(

The quarter before last's thread, I had a bunch of channels I was hoping for... and while I still hope for many of them (I no longer really care about the Encore channels since I no longer subscribe to Total Choice Ultimate), their importance is considerably less.

The only ones I TRULY still hope are coming this year are BBCA-HD, CW HD-DNS, and TV Land HD.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

The quarter before last's thread

I still wonder why this is a quarterly thread? With so little HD additions the past few years, it seems it might be better to do a yearly thread instead.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

DIY HD

#17 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

I still wonder why this is a quarterly thread? With so little HD additions the past few years, it seems it might be better to do a yearly thread instead.


Quarterly cleaning! :)

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#18 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Still looking for ID and DIY.
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#19 OFFLINE   Coca Cola Kid

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

MTV-U would be good. Yesterday I went to a mall.. Radio Shack had a 55" SHARP AQUAS HDTV with MTV--U booming.


Does it even have videos? Or is it nothing but mindless reality shows?

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#20 OFFLINE   lacubs

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

what about just about getting WGN HD back? lol

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

Well getting this quarter started for my wishes.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

NON PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (44):

  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • BYU TV
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Centric
  • Cooking Channel
  • DIY
  • E!
  • EWTN
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fuse
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Gospel Music Channel
  • H2 (formerly History International)
  • Headline News
  • Home Shopping Network
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • ION East
  • ION West
  • Jewelry TV
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • Logo
  • NASA TV
  • National Geographic Wild
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ovation TV
  • QVC
  • Reelz Channel
  • RFD-TV
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Sprout
  • Style Network
  • Sundance Channel
  • The Hub
  • TBN
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • TV Guide Channel
  • TV Land
  • TVOne
  • WeTV

NON PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (3):

  • Fox College Sports (2012???)
  • TVG Network (???)
  • Universal Sports (January, 2012)


DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

  • CW East (WDCW)
  • CW West (XETV)
  • PBS

SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (8):

  • A Toda Musica
  • Azteca America
  • Azteca Mexico
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • Telemundo
  • TeleNoticias 24
  • Television Espanola

SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

  • Encore Espanol (2012????)


NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (27):

  • Africa Channel
  • BBC World News
  • BlueHighways TV
  • Catholic TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • C-SPAN3
  • Disney Jr. [March 23, 2012]
  • ES.TV
  • Fashion TV
  • FearNet
  • FUNimation Channel
  • G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
  • Halogen
  • Havoc TV
  • Longhorn Network
  • MavTV
  • MyDestination.TV
  • NHK World TV
  • NuvoTV
  • Pets.TV
  • PixL
  • Recipe.TV
  • SWRV
  • Veria HD
  • WealthTV
  • Wedding Central
  • World Fishing Network

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

  • HBCU Network (February, 2012)
  • Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
  • Pac-12 Network (August, 2012)
  • WWE Network (???)


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

  • Encore Action
  • Encore Drama

PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (4):

  • Encore Family (2012)
  • Encore Love (2012)
  • Encore Suspense (2012)
  • Encore Western (2012)


PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  • Epix 1
  • Epix 2
  • Epix 3
  • Indieplex
  • Retroplex
  • OutMax

RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports Cincinnati


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  • Longhorn Network

RSN CHANNELS THAT COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Northern California
  • Pac-12 Southern California
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Mountain


"ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

  • Hustler HD
  • Playboy HD




Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.
Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer, except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.
Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.


You are missing a bunch of RSN channels on that list..

CSN Philly, CSN out of Portland, the new Lakers channels (one English, one Spanish), the new Huston channel as well.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

You are missing a bunch of RSN channels on that list..

CSN Philly, CSN out of Portland, the new Lakers channels (one English, one Spanish), the new Huston channel as well.


Cox Sports Television, CSS, CSS Huston (becoming CSN Houston or over flow feed?).

the mtn (full time HD date not known)
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

You are missing a bunch of RSN channels on that list..

CSN Philly, CSN out of Portland, the new Lakers channels (one English, one Spanish), the new Huston channel as well.


Cox Sports Television, CSS, CSS Huston (becoming CSN Houston or over flow feed?).

the mtn (full time HD date not known)


CSN Houston and the Lakers Channels wouldn't need to be anticipated until late Q3. The same can be said for the Pac-12 Networks which are slated to launch in August. So unless there is a package deal for CSN Philly and rights to CSN Blazer games, things may be a little slow on the RSN front.

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On another subject, I wonder if WGN America would be 86ed if D* doesn't renew (Which may lead to another HD slot opening). From what I understood, and correct me if I'm wrong, WGN is not much more than CW on cable sans the White Sox and Cubs.

Edited by espnjason, 02 April 2012 - 12:35 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:54 AM

CSN Houston and the Lakers Channels wouldn't need to be anticipated until late Q3. The same can be said for the Pac-12 Networks which are slated to launch in August. So unless there is a package deal for CSN Philly and rights to CSN Blazer games, things may be a little slow on the RSN front.

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On another subject, I wonder if WGN America would be 86ed if D* doesn't renew (Which may lead to another HD slot opening). From what I understood, and correct me if I'm wrong, WGN is not much more than CW on cable sans the White Sox and Cubs.


You're wrong. WGN America doesn't air CW shows, only WGN-TV Chicago does. WGN America replaces them with old reruns.

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