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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#1941 OFFLINE   banditt76

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

BEIN is a paid channel in France (11 Euros/month!!). I wonder in which package Directv will place it.


My bet is that it will be added to the Sports Pack.

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#1942 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:35 PM

PAC 12 in some form is probably next.

Then I expect a lull for a couple months. No info. Just a hunch.


I expect the new L.A. RSN(s) in October/November.

Hopefully the new Viacom deal will allow TV Land HD to sneak in sometime over the next few months.

Other than that, I agree.



I'd LOVE to think that CW HD-DNS is coming prior to the new season in October, but I doubt it. :(

Does TeenNick have an HD feed available? If not they need to get one.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:52 PM

I wish Directv would add beIN SPORT 2HD and the 8 other beIN SPORT SD channels AKA beIN SPORT MAX. I know why in SD only. :nono2:

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Think of it as Christmas.

Remember being a kid and not knowing what you were going to get for Christmas? Christmas morning was a great rush of excitement, but so was December 23rd. I almost liked that day better. That rush from anticipation was hugely stimulating for this young boy.

As an adult, most of our surprises are bad news. We get an unexpected bill in the mail, a child comes to us with a problem, something at work blows up or a health issue arises.

For adults, a surprise equals bad news. For a child, a surprise is just as likely good news.

Let anticipation bring out the child in you.

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True;

OTOH though, when you're a kid near Christmas time and by accident or design you find out what gifts are coming and can't resist the urge to peak you spoil all the surprise and anticipation and the "Big Day" on the 25th becomes to varying degrees anticlimactic.

With the exception of beIN Sports, I've had access and viewed all the test feeds on my HR34 for the past several days now, therefore the formal launch day for them is of no great festivus now. :lol:

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Ready for Doctor Who in HD


Woohoo! +1
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

I wish Directv would add beIN SPORT 2HD and the 8 other beIN SPORT SD channels AKA beIN SPORT MAX. I know why in SD only. :nono2:


Wait a minute, 8 beIN sport channels? As long as I've been been following this, I only know beIN sport max is only available in France.

Now will something be done to place more Spanish, Italian, French, and English Championship matches on the 480-489 channel range? I hope so and only time will tell, the shelf space for live matches is scarce for one channel.

beIN Sport 2 is postponed due to a likely delay of the La Liga season, plus that would be on the 119 (Spanish) satellite if it is carried at all.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:02 PM

Wait a minute, 8 beIN sport channels? As long as I've been been following this, I only know beIN sport max is only available in France.

Now will something be done to place more Spanish, Italian, French, and English Championship matches on the 480-489 channel range? I hope so and only time will tell, the shelf space for live matches is scarce for one channel.

beIN Sport 2 is postponed due to a likely delay of the La Liga season, plus that would be on the 119 (Spanish) satellite if it is carried at all.


All I can find is that MAX is a third channel. No idea where 8 came from. Bein 1, bein 2 and bein max. Max is French only.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

There is a new show on BBCA, COPPER, starting next Sunday. I set it to record using the guide (large banner) and it shows in to do list as BBCAHD. Nice!
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#1949 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

There is a new show on BBCA, COPPER, starting next Sunday. I set it to record using the guide (large banner) and it shows in to do list as BBCAHD. Nice!


It won't record if BBCA goes live Wednesday though, so remember to delete your current one and set a new one once it goes live.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:42 AM

It won't record if BBCA goes live Wednesday though, so remember to delete your current one and set a new one once it goes live.

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Yeah, I'm waiting for Wednesday to set/re-set my records on BBCA. Dunno if it is necessary, but I'd prefer to have what I want rather than be cursing D* and the universe later.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

It won't record if BBCA goes live Wednesday though, so remember to delete your current one and set a new one once it goes live.

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Will double check, thanks.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:04 AM

Yeah, I'm waiting for Wednesday to set/re-set my records on BBCA. Dunno if it is necessary, but I'd prefer to have what I want rather than be cursing D* and the universe later.


While I'm sure the pilot episode will be re-aired, there's no harm in going ahead and setting one up in case BBCA is delayed a week.

Will double check, thanks.


No problem! :)

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:20 AM

I'm sorry... It is super late and I'm blanking on things.

I don't think it would record even if BBCA were delayed a week, and one was to go ahead set it up.

It's been almost two years since I had a similar experience, and with being tired, I simply got confused.

Sorry...

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:12 AM

I wish Directv would add beIN SPORT 2HD and the 8 other beIN SPORT SD channels AKA beIN SPORT MAX. I know why in SD only. :nono2:


Those are sports channels for the French market and aren't fed to the United States whatsoever. BeIN Sport has a huge sports market in France. Completely different set of channels though.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

Just subscribed to DirecTV. Very much looking forward to these new additions.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

Those are sports channels for the French market and aren't fed to the United States whatsoever. BeIN Sport has a huge sports market in France. Completely different set of channels though.


According to Wikipedia, beIN chose France because of the lack of sports channels there.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

According to Wikipedia, beIN chose France because of the lack of sports channels there.


The owner of BEIN is a topcat from Qatar, the same owner of Paris Saint Germain. He is investing a lot of dough in soccer and wants to have the best team in Europe.

I have no interest in European soccer but ,for those who like it, this channel can be a real treat.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:32 PM

Nice to see BBCAmerica in HD. It's a decent channel, but SD turns me off and I rarely watch anything that is not HD. Ion East is a good one too! I wonder if the day will come, if Directv adds any of the subchannels from some of the markets, like THIS, AntennaTV, RPT and MeTV. I'd love to see all of those old sitcoms, that TV Land and Nick At Night, used to show.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:36 PM

As travelfan1 reported in beIN thread, 426-1 and 620-1 now are up as notices for movement of Gol to 456 and 627.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

As travelfan1 reported in beIN thread, 426-1 and 620-1 now are up as notices for movement of Gol to 456 and 627.


Personally, I would have moved the Fox College Sports Alternate channel on 623 and moved it there.

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