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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#26 OFFLINE   wildcatfanatic01

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

I know it has been since November 2010, but has anyone heard anything at all about getting this back?[/I]

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:19 PM

I doubt it. Comcast is known for being anti-competitive and monopolistic and fears they would lose customers to D*, though probably not as many than if they signed a deal for CSN Philly/TCN Philly, CSN Northwest, CSN Houston, CSS Southeast, CS Southwest, and the rest of their HD general entertainment channels (Style, Oxygen).

It was D* decision to drop G4, not Comcast, they were offering the channel at the same price but D* didn't want to pay for it.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

I doubt it. Comcast is known for being anti-competitive and monopolistic and fears they would lose customers to D*, though probably not as many than if they signed a deal for CSN Philly/TCN Philly, CSN Northwest, CSN Houston, CSS Southeast, CS Southwest, and the rest of their HD general entertainment channels (Style, Oxygen).


Comcast isn't even that smart when it comes to its brands. I am in the Detroit, Michigan designated market area. Comcast should have in its digital lineup numerous of its branded regional sports programming — especially Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:44 PM

Here's my quarterly - and futile - request for Fox Soccer Plus to go HD full time.

$15 for part time is egregious. And please spare me the "But there are not many subs" argument. Either make it HD full time for $15, or put it in SportsPack.

For the rest of my wish list?
1) Any available HD movie channel not currently in HD.
2) Any new sports network.

See you in the 4th quarter when I copy and paste this post. :)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

It should be full time HD AND in SportsPack. No reason for a sports network to be a premium channel.


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I like your idea better than mine! :)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

It was D* decision to drop G4, not Comcast, they were offering the channel at the same price but D* didn't want to pay for it.


I bet there's more to the story that wasn't made public.


DirecTV had said something about potentially dropping some lower rated networks. Not long after, G4 went bye-bye. I'm not sure there's much more to the story.

Then again, aside from G4, nothing else has disappeared...

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:39 PM

Here is what I want most important to least:

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

Yeah and we get 2 feeds of Ion, which has absolutely no original programming and 8 hours of infomercials a day. :nono:


Carrying the national feeds of ION allows DirecTV the ability to not have to carry all those local ION feeds.

As for original programming... didn't ION pick up the US rights to first run episodes of "Flashpoint"? Is that show still in production?!

ION also has some original films from time to time... particularly around the holidays.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

I've never heard of it but apparently it's Canadian, between seasons and the upcoming one will be the last.


Yeah... CBS aired it as a Summer series here in the states.

I watched the first season and part of the second before I lost the rest of season two when an eSATA drive went bad...

It did very well for them at first, but ION picked up the previous season and airs repeats of it.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

BBC Amercia HD!!!:sure:

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:37 AM

Here we go again. :bang

I don't know about you guys, but if D* doesn't add any new basic HD this quarter, I'll be forced to come on here to complain then threaten to switch to E*. :lol:

:shrug: Who knows what we'll get but honestly I don't acticipate any more basic hd channels coming this year except the stupid rsn's.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:51 AM

:shrug: Who knows what we'll get but honestly I don't acticipate any more basic hd channels coming this year except the stupid rsn's.


This is one opinion. They aren't "stupid" to me, or I'd guess, many other sports viewers.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:23 AM

For merely the thousandth time..... Turner Classic Movies in HD please!


For merely the thousand and first time..... Turner Classic Movies in HD please!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:30 AM

Here's my quarterly - and futile - request for Fox Soccer Plus to go HD full time.

$15 for part time is egregious. And please spare me the "But there are not many subs" argument. Either make it HD full time for $15, or put it in SportsPack.


I've been hedging my bet on FSP and its content may roll within the Fox Sports rebranding of Fuel TV and Speed. I know FSP charging $15/month won't lead to many viewers as desired especially with Soccer getting bigger by the season. I also think some Aussie rules football will fit in well with the new Fuel TV.

Subscribed to DirecTV for NFL Sunday Ticket, remained a subscriber for international football.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:51 AM

I'm hoping for a bunch of PPV's. Maybe some RSN that aren't available in my area. Throw in some premiums that I don't subscribe to. Yeah that works for me. I'm pretty sure I won't be disappointed.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:21 AM

Wow, I realize now looking at the list of non-premium channels not available in HD yet that I had the majority of them a few weeks ago with Bright House. Most of them were available over a year too. I only care about a few of those channels but it's still kind of disappointing to see DirecTV fall behind like this. While there are many things to love about DirecTV over cable companies (I'm happy with my switch), when it comes to HD channels they are not the top dog they, and many on this board, claim to be.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:38 AM

This is one opinion. They aren't "stupid" to me, or I'd guess, many other sports viewers.


They are meaningless unless they are directly applicable to your DMA. None of them are in my case or in the case of the majority of subscribers.

The bigger point of the issue is that these RSNs are not really bringing major new programming, just watering down what already exists across multiple networks and adding lots of local woman's field hockey.

Anyway, my vote is once again for BBCAHD. Like that is ever going to happen...

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

For merely the thousandth time..... Turner Classic Movies in HD please!


For merely the thousand and first time..... Turner Classic Movies in HD please!



Next up... TCMHD!

Edit, I'm excited for any new HD, though I don't watch TCM at all.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:54 AM

TCM in HD, now we're talking!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

Breaking news: Sixto says we're getting TCM HD!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

For merely the thousandth time..... Turner Classic Movies in HD please!


For merely the thousand and first time..... Turner Classic Movies in HD please!

Sure, no problem. :)
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

Next up... TCMHD!


Not my #1/#2, #3, or #4, but my #5...

Not too shabby... all things considered! :D

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

Well, TCM HD it is! Congrats to all those fans that have been patient. Especially my older relatives who have encyclopedic knowledge of Jerry Lewis movies.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

I only got a top 4 now since we got TruTV HD now.


I have a Top 40.... err... Top 39 after TCM-HD is added! ;)

HLN HD, NGW HD, ID HD, and H2 HD. Plus gf wants BBCA HD.


Three of those are in my Top 40...err, Top 39... one my #3! :)

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