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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#3201 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

Strike Up The Bands, as in college bands at college football games. ;)

Maybe those channels are for the overflow games while the main channel will be in the 600's?

Hmmm......


Or maybe the PAC 12 package is real and it will be a premium option. Hence in the 700s next to college sports premiums that already exist. Maybe with a mix channel?

Might as well shoot for the sky at this point.
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#3202 OFFLINE   APB101

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

I don't expect the following addition for the lineup of DirecTV, but after visiting the Web site of AT&T U-verse, this came to my attention:

The Longhorn Network (channel 609 SD / 1609 HD) has been added to the U-verse TV lineup. The Longhorn Network is available in U-100 and above in the state of Texas, U-200 and above in the state of Oklahoma and U-450 in all other markets.



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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

I don't expect the following addition for the lineup of DirecTV, but after visiting the Web site of AT&T U-verse, this came to my attention:


There is a Longhorn Network topic, and it was mentioned there about a week or more ago.
[Disclaimer] The definition of "soon" is based solely on DirecTV's interpretation of the word, and all similarities with dictionary definitions of the word "soon" are purely coincidental and should not be interpreted as a time frame that will come to pass within a reasonable amount of time.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:40 PM

well maybe they can merge some channels and use on the old slots for an other sports channel.


It's very unlikely that a media organization that currently holds a certain number of stations on a big provider like DirecTV is going to merge channels to reduce the number they have. They can use a channel with nothing but repeats of old programs, and STILL sell advertising. Only if the cost of the channel outweighs the advertising income it generates I could see a channel being axed. But more often than not, it will just be a rebrand - like with G4 - to see if they can revive the channel with a different programming focus.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

Or maybe the PAC 12 package is real and it will be a premium option. Hence in the 700s next to college sports premiums that already exist. Maybe with a mix channel?

Might as well shoot for the sky at this point.


I still don't think they would MOVE NBA League Pass (which usually occupies 750-760) to place a PAC12 package there.

If they were to make a premium package of some sorts, they would probably pick channels not in use by another premium sports package.

I'm thinking it is a temporary something. Could be public-facing, such as a sports event I don't know about, or could be private-facing, for use on conventions or something internal.

The "Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference" is going on right now, and DirecTV will present there. As will many other media related companies. Perhaps they are simply using those channels for some internal feeds. It's not a HUGE conference, but all the big players are there.

Edited by maartena, 12 September 2012 - 05:01 PM.

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#3206 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

I still don't think they would MOVE NBA League Pass (which usually occupies 750-760) to place a PAC12 package there.

If they were to make a premium package of some sorts, they would probably pick channels not in use by another premium sports package.

I'm thinking it is a temporary something. Could be public-facing, such as a sports event I don't know about, or could be private-facing, for use on conventions or something internal.

The "Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference" is going on right now, and DirecTV will present there. As will many other media related companies. Perhaps they are simply using those channels for some internal feeds. It's not a HUGE conference, but all the big players are there.


They can't restructure channel usage? Really? Didn't realize the NBA owned those numbers like espn or CNN.

A conference in HD with a mix channel? I find that dubious.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

Don't you think we should all keep an EYE-ON this thread for new HD...
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#3208 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:36 PM

Or does it mean "Strike Up The Band?"

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For another upcoming HD channel launch like ION East or perhaps "launches" of that one to live along with others in test?


You are correct. I cannot say anymore than that.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:55 PM

DirecTV is due to remove the HD feed from GolTV sometime this morning, perhaps its allocation is the new opening for whatever may be added shortly?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:17 AM

They can't restructure channel usage? Really? Didn't realize the NBA owned those numbers like espn or CNN.

A conference in HD with a mix channel? I find that dubious.


It just doesn't make sense. NBA has used the 750-760 channel range for well over a decade, and now they would re-arrange it to make space for PAC12?

In any case, those channels can be moved elsewhere still. There is no PAC12 deal yet as far as we know.
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#3211 OFFLINE   Curtis0620

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:13 AM

I noticed more HD-PPV. up to about 34 channels from 31 channels.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:35 AM

I noticed more HD-PPV. up to about 34 channels from 31 channels.

Yep, as I mentioned the other day, was going to check if they went up "net" any with the change, it looks like you counted, I'll do the same. Thx.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:39 AM

Big news for some of you ... :)

Got a new one.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:41 AM

and it's a channel that some of you have been asking for ...
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

and it's a channel that some of you have been asking for ...


Horshack would say...

ooooo ooooo oooooo I know .... OOOOOO

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

Horshack would say...

ooooo ooooo oooooo I know .... OOOOOO

And?
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#3217 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:46 AM

I'm ready to hit send, do we have a winner?
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:47 AM

Pac-12 / ION

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

Pac-12 / ION

Nope, better.

There will be huge interest in this channel.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

Hint: It's a top 20 on the poll here.
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