And speaking of BBCA.....their program schedule for the next weeks certainly lacks much variety unless one is a Doctor Who, Star Trek TNG, Gordon Ramsey or Top Gear fan. Those programs are fine but why is there nothing else scheduled? I was originally a BBCA viewer but gave up on them when the video quality became so poor. I didn't realize that their range of programming had become so limited. The BBC TV archives are huge, so why is so little of it being utilized for BBCA???
Not saying these shows are your cup of tea, BUT "Copper" premieres this Sunday, and it appears that BBCA will be starting to re-air the series "Luther" which is an Emmy nominated, Golden Globe winning series. I like Idris Elba a lot and I never bothered to watch the series in SD, so I'm very excited for this show.
A "Law And Order: UK" episode is airing next week as well, which includes BSG and DW alums in the series.
BBCA tends to cycle their programming schedules. If you don't like something now, just keep an eye of their schedule. You may find something later...
• ION West moved to Channel 306
• AXS TV moved to Channel 340[/B]
Glad to see Ion West moving to channel 306.
On a personal level, I'd move MTV2 to 332, VH1 and VH1 Classics to 333 and 334 respectively, and put the nearby Audience on 335, and AXS TV on 336, but 340 is not bad. If they weren't going to make the changes I'd like, I think 333 would have been a better choice than 340, but that's just my opinion.
BBCA must've put on some sort of push to get hd systems. Went live on fios today. Their first basic add in a long, long time.
The FIOS announcement was made... last month, I believe?!
True. It is hard to truly define basic. We argue over that all the time.
There's two kinds of basic in my mind.
The first, and most important in my mind, is the way the providers present the channels. Many channels actually refer to themselves as basic channels, but that doesn't mean that providers have to carry them as such. For instance, Hallmark Movie Channel is considered a basic channel, and on some providers, is one, yet DirecTV offers it in a premium package. Upon it's launch, Sony Movie Channel described itself as a "basic" channel, yet DirecTV carries it in a premium package.
The second, is when you are referring to the way a provider bundles them. If I'm talking about basic channels, I'm talking about ones that DirecTV provides in base packages. Why?! Well, I'm a DirecTV subscriber.