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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#1 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the nearly 20,000,000 total subscribers.

*Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
*Please do not "bump" this thread.
*Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
*This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.

If you have any questions as to what belongs in this thread or an individual channel thread please read the latest DIRECTV Programming Forum Rules (Link).

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#2 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

Welcome to the 4th Quarter!

PAC-12 didn't happen, will it happen this quarter?
I still anticipate TWC Sportsnet Los Angeles, but not before tough negotiations.
[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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#3 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD* BY DIRECTV (43):

  • Bloomberg Television
  • BYU TV
  • Chiller
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Centric
  • Cooking Channel
  • EWTN
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fuse
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Gospel Music Channel
  • H2 (formerly History International)
  • Headline News
  • Home Shopping Network
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • ION West
  • Jewelry TV
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • Logo
  • Military Channel
  • MTV2
  • NASA TV
  • Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ovation TV
  • QVC
  • Reelz Channel
  • RFD-TV
  • Shop NBC
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Sprout
  • Style Network
  • Sundance Channel
  • The Hub
  • TBN
  • TV Guide Channel
  • TV Land
  • TVOne
  • Universal Sports
  • WeTV
* Channels in blue have HD VOD content available.



NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD,
WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):


  • Fox College Sports (2012???)
  • TVG Network (2012)


DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

  • CW East (WDCW)
  • CW West (XETV)
  • PBS

SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (11):

  • A Toda Musica
  • Azteca America
  • Azteca Mexico
  • BeIN Sport Dos
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • GolTV
  • Telemundo (East & West feeds in the 400s. Local Telemundo affiliates may be available in HD)
  • TeleNoticias 24
  • Television Espanola

SPANISH LANGUAGE HD CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (1):
  • Univision Deportes Network

SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

  • Encore Espanol (2012????)


NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (29):

  • Africa Channel
  • Aspire
  • BBC World News
  • BlueHighways TV
  • Catholic TV
  • Comedy.TV
  • C-SPAN3
  • ES.TV
  • Fashion TV
  • FearNet
  • FUNimation Channel
  • G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
  • Halogen
  • Havoc TV
  • Longhorn Network
  • MavTV
  • Military History Channel
  • MyDestination.TV
  • NHK World TV
  • Nuvo TV
  • Pac-12 Network
  • Pentagon Channel
  • Pets.TV
  • PixL
  • Recipe.TV
  • SWRV
  • Veria HD
  • WealthTV
  • World Fishing Network

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

  • HBCU Network (February, 2012)
  • Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
  • RLTV (December, 2012)
  • WWE Network (???)

PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

  • Encore Action
  • Encore Drama

PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  • Epix 1
  • Epix 2
  • Epix 3
  • Indieplex
  • Retroplex
  • OuterMax

RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
  • Fox Sports Cincinnati
  • Fox Sports Kansas City
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports San Diego


RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  • Comcast Sports Northwest
  • CSN Houston (October 1, 2012)
  • CSN Philadelphia
  • CSN Philadelphia +
  • CSS
  • HRTV
  • Longhorn Network
  • Pac-12 Washington
  • Pac-12 Oregon
  • Pac-12 Northern California
  • Pac-12 Southern California
  • Pac-12 Arizona
  • Pac-12 Mountain
  • TCN Philadelphia

RSN CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (???????):



"ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH
POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):


  • Hustler HD
  • Playboy HD




Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.

Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer,
except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.

Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.

Edited by Alan Gordon, 28 December 2012 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

other than more sports, still looking for cooking channel, style and maybe h2. two of my main channels (bbc america and diy) have come off the list. i am a happy cmaper!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

I'd like C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 but I certainly am not anticipating them.

I would anticipate H2.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

Finally...out of quarter 3 and on to 4. So is there anything in test mode, for the whole country?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

MY WISHLIST

  • CW HD-DNS (channels #394 & #395) :)
    While I will continue to hold out hope that it will come prior to the start of the new
    Fall season (October 2nd is when it starts for The CW), I don't expect them until D14.
  • TV Land HD (channel #304) :)
    My hope is that the recent Viacom deal included TV Land HD. Of all the channels on my
    wishlist, it's the one that I feel I have the best chance of receiving this year.
  • Lifetime Movie Network HD (channel #253)
    Overall, I only watch this channel around November/December, so with it being October,
    it's higher on my list than it might usually be.
  • Cooking Channel HD (channel #232)
    Watched frequently at this home.

While I'd LIKE to have multiple other channels, including The Hub and Fox Movie Channel, if I could get the channels listed above (particularly the top two), I'd be pretty much satisfied with their national channel lineup for the time being.

Of course, on the locals front, I'm still waiting on ABC-HD, and will continue to hold out hope that I won't have to wait on CW-HD when it launches next year. :(

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Edited by Alan Gordon, 01 October 2012 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

With the new fall season on the major broadcast networks in full force, my DVR has plenty to keep it busy. New HD would be nice, but right now, there's plenty to watch.

And one more "thank you" shout out to D* for adding BBC-A and DYI (and the others) last quarter.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

MY WISHLIST

  • Lifetime Movie Network HD
    Overall, I only watch this channel around November/December, so with it being October,
    it's higher on my list than it might usually be.



I presume because of the Christmas movies? All Christmas movies made by Lifetime (and/or broadcasted by Lifetime) will also show on the regular Lifetime network in the Christmas period, so you don't have to worry about missing them in HD.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

anyone check out Swanni's page on D* touting all channels will be in HD in 2016?

does the cliche' of soon...truly have an end-date?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

I wouldn't because they have changed their stance on sports programing.

Welcome to the 4th Quarter!

PAC-12 didn't happen, will it happen this quarter?
I still anticipate TWC Sportsnet Los Angeles, but not before tough negotiations.



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

I presume because of the Christmas movies? All Christmas movies made by Lifetime (and/or broadcasted by Lifetime) will also show on the regular Lifetime network in the Christmas period, so you don't have to worry about missing them in HD.


You are correct regarding the reasons, but... that hasn't always been the case... is that new?!

Either way, only the first two channels are really a sense of frustration on my part... I just included LMN on the list as it's one I'd like to have...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

anyone check out Swanni's page on D* touting all channels will be in HD in 2016?

does the cliche' of soon...truly have an end-date?


Swanni has a story about DirecTV on his website that didn't come from DBSTalk?! :eek:

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

I'll go for H2/IFC since they were on the 2011 top 10 wants list..so I'm hoping they're on the radar somewhere..

my reach out of the top 10 would be Sundance

and honorable mentions for ID..




I'll pass on the PMS channel of LMN..we have enough depressing channels. Last I need is one more for my girl to watch and start up sh__ with me over some nonsense she saw on there..

Also..isnt IndiePlex & RetroPlex on the dotted line somewhere for D??*.. Kinda like when D* signed fresh ink for ESPNU and it came about a year later?

Edited by Santi360HD, 01 October 2012 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

all standard-def channels would be converted to HDTV by 2016 using local-into-local Ka-Band capacity.


:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

He added that with standard-def transmissions converted to high-def, it would free up 1 gigahertz of satellite spectrum for upcoming Ultra HD signals, now better known as 4K.


Does anyone else think it's weird that they're implying the KU signals will be used for 4K and the KA birds will be used for HD?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

I really don't have any channels I want in HD. My list was complete when BBCA was added. Hmmm, what to wish for...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:54 AM

Here's my wish list:
MavTV
H2
Encore Action
Encore Drama
I wish VH1C was broadcast in HD

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

You are correct regarding the reasons, but... that hasn't always been the case... is that new?!


No, not new. It's just that Lifetime Movie Network might show em first, and they pretty much rinse, repeat Christmas movies 24/7, whereas on the Lifetime Network they may show each movie only once with no or fewer repeats.

I do believe however the movies shown are the same, you just run a lot higher chance of catching them on LMN as they repeat them 24/7.

The quality of Lifetime Christmas movies has been dismal since 2010 or so.... they older productions from the early 2000s are much better in storyline/quality - it seems they ran out of good Christmas stories. Maybe the 2012 productions will be better, but the 2010 and 2011 movies were really, really bad and cheesy. Nevertheless, I like my Christmas goo in December. Let's just hope they bring back some quality.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

No, not new. It's just that Lifetime Movie Network might show em first, and they pretty much rinse, repeat Christmas movies 24/7, whereas on the Lifetime Network they may show each movie only once with no or fewer repeats.

I do believe however the movies shown are the same, you just run a lot higher chance of catching them on LMN as they repeat them 24/7.


Back in 2010, there was a Christmas movie that aired on LMN, but never on Lifetime... unless the guide data was incorrect. After my Grandmother died on Halloween last year, the holiday season was kind of a blur to me, so I honestly don't remember if LMN had anything new that Lifetime did not... or even what Lifetime had at all.

Sometimes like to go back and watch some of the older ones, and it's not unusual for Lifetime Movie Network to air one repeatedly, but Lifetime may not air it but once or twice during the season... sometimes on Christmas day or the like, so it would be a welcome addition, but I won't really be upset either.

Hopefully Ion will have some new ones this year as well.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

I know there are some that want them, but I personally hope the shopping channels are low on the list, unless DirecTV makes a lot of money on them and lowers our rates. Since that won't happen... :)

Let's go H2, NASA, Investigation Discovery and TV Land.




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