Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:34 AM
Because History Channel is paying them to promote it. DirecTV never promotes channels unless they have some financial gain and/or own the channels. They will advertise PPV, Sports Packages, Audience Network, etc.... but if a general national TV network wants to be promoted by carriers, they PAY them to do so.
H2 should give DirecTV a discount on carriage costs if they carry the HD version. More people like myself might actually tune in if it was in HD. More people tuned in = more eyes on their advertising and better ratings. Better ratings mean they can charge more for advertising space and recoup the discount given to direct tv and then some on top of that.
OR Directv should say we will promote your content if you offer us the HD feed at no extra charge to your SD feed. It's the same shows, just better quality, and if we have better quality that will appeal to more customers and we can offer a better product than others.
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My DirecTV HD WISHLIST: NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA
My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV