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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#3921 OFFLINE   TravelFan1

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

Directv tweeted they are still talking to PAC-12. I take that as a hint of the future.

I was actually surprised by how many tweets directv made today talking about the lakers network and pac 12 network. My take is that if negotiations weren't taking place, they'd be quiet. So who knows, we might see both "soon".

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#3922 OFFLINE   mreposter

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

Cool. The back-half of Q4 usually is pretty quiet, but October doesn't have to be. . .


If you look at Sixto's Most Excellent Historical Records of Directv Channel Changes Q4 does look fairly quiet for HD additions.

SonyHD was added in Q4 2010, so it's not out of the question. And with all the rebalancing of transponders and such, there's hope that the wizards behind the curtain are making more room for things that will amaze and astound us. So keep your fingers crossed that October will be as boundiful as July and August were.
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#3923 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:17 PM

http://www.comcastsp...net.com/houston

Comcast Sportsnet Houston turns on Oct 1.

Be nice to have that channel in time for the NBA Houston Rockets pre-season and those Conference USA football games.


seeing how Comcast Sports Southwest (AKA CSS houston) has Conference USA football games. Will it fold or be come like TCN in phlly where if you don't have it then you don't get the over flow stuff.

Ask people with RCN cable that get CSN Philly but NO overflow stuff on TCN.

Or people on fios who don't get it in HD as they only have TCN SD.


Or maybe with the teams being big owners of the network it will be like CSN Chicago where the over flow stuff was on cable / comcast only channels. BUT in Chicago that over flow use date backs all the way to sports channel days (before FSN) and the feeds where on C-BAND all along.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

http://www.comcastsp...net.com/houston

Comcast Sportsnet Houston turns on Oct 1.

Be nice to have that channel in time for the NBA Houston Rockets pre-season and those Conference USA football games.


For the Rockets and 76ers, the regular season starts on October 31st, which is a Wednesday. I would love to see both CSN Philly and Houston launch on D* that morning.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

If you look at Sixto's Most Excellent Historical Records of Directv Channel Changes Q4 does look fairly quiet for HD additions.

SonyHD was added in Q4 2010, so it's not out of the question. And with all the rebalancing of transponders and such, there's hope that the wizards behind the curtain are making more room for things that will amaze and astound us. So keep your fingers crossed that October will be as boundiful as July and August were.


Yeah, the SonyHD add was what I had in mind for precedent for October not having to follow the usual 4Q pattern. At least not always.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

If you look at Sixto's Most Excellent Historical Records of Directv Channel Changes Q4 does look fairly quiet for HD additions.

SonyHD was added in Q4 2010, so it's not out of the question. And with all the rebalancing of transponders and such, there's hope that the wizards behind the curtain are making more room for things that will amaze and astound us. So keep your fingers crossed that October will be as boundiful as July and August were.


Well... many contracts end on the first of the year (and I believe this year it is Discovery Communications and CBS, so we may see a bunch of mudslinging right after Christmas) and that might have something to do with it. They will have already started preliminary negotiations and new HD that might be part of upcoming contracts might just be put on hold until the contracts are secured again.

Since Discovery Communications is coming up..... OWN, Investigation Discovery, and The Hub are three stations (and perhaps more, I didn't do a lot of investigating) that are owned or operated by Discovery Communications, and currently only in SD on DirecTV. It isn't unrealistic to think that Discovery might attempt to secure HD coverage of these networks during negotiations.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:55 AM

Well... many contracts end on the first of the year (and I believe this year it is Discovery Communications and CBS, so we may see a bunch of mudslinging right after Christmas) and that might have something to do with it. They will have already started preliminary negotiations and new HD that might be part of upcoming contracts might just be put on hold until the contracts are secured again.

Since Discovery Communications is coming up..... OWN, Investigation Discovery, and The Hub are three stations (and perhaps more, I didn't do a lot of investigating) that are owned or operated by Discovery Communications, and currently only in SD on DirecTV. It isn't unrealistic to think that Discovery might attempt to secure HD coverage of these networks during negotiations.

the military channel

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

the military channel


Yeah there is another one. Although I doubt that contract negotiations will automatically mean *all* channels will go to HD. Some probably will, but not all. Not sure which.... I'd like OWN for my wife, but the network wasn't doing too well financially earlier this year ($330 million losses since launch so far) but is on track to become profitable in the 4th Quarter 2012.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

the military channel


The Military Channel does not yet exist in HD. It would be on my list of wanted channels if it existed in HD, but so far, it only exists in 480i.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:49 PM

tcm hd, tcm 2 hd , h2 hd and military history hd r on a test channels. TCM HD IS ON TEST CHANNEL 9256 TCM 2 HD IS ON TEST CHANNEL 9569 H2 HD ON 9271 MILITARY HISTORY HD ON 9270 AND E! HD IS ON TEST CHANNEL 9236


DBSSTEPHEN are these still showing up in TEST on your HR23 engineering receiver?

I crossed out the ones that have already been added.

BTW, Military History Channel is different from Military Channel on D*, FIOS & U-Verse currently carry Military History but in SD only.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:00 PM

BTW, Military History Channel is different from Military Channel on D*, FIOS & U-Verse currently carry Military History but in SD only.


Yes, and according to your Wikipedia links, neither exist in HD yet.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

H2's new season of How the States got Their Shapes prominently featured in my directv newsletter email. I like that show. Sure wish it was in HD :( it used to be on "H1"

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:21 PM

H2's new season of How the States got Their Shapes prominently featured in my directv newsletter email. I like that show. Sure wish it was in HD :( it used to be on "H1"


I like the show, too. The regular History channel has a new episode on Friday October 5th. The new episodes starting on Saturday on H2 will be on H1 the following Friday.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:33 PM

cooking channel, please!!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

FUSEHD and many more HD,please.another local channels in HD here in Miami,tomorrow 6am channel 8 GENTV.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

I was very happy with BBCA (Doctor Who), ION (Flashpoint), and DIY.

Next I'd like to see:
Fox Soccer Plus full-time
Fox Movie Channel
Cooking Channel
H2 (for my wife)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

Has anyone heard anything about local HD? lice Lansing,MI

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:41 AM

I like the show, too. The regular History channel has a new episode on Friday October 5th. The new episodes starting on Saturday on H2 will be on H1 the following Friday.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

I'd like to see H2 next.


Me too. That would complete my HD wishes. Just found out that instead of the local ION being in HD, we have IONW in HD. I'm happy with that since it's all the same programming. I won't ask for more since you all know what they say. Give a person a ride, and he wants to drive.

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