I think he said "soon", without a specific time frame.
Traditionally, the last 2 months of the year haven't been that interesting with regards to new HD. There is the holidays, people are all working on their end-of-year and new-year budgets, often companies are spending less in the last month of the year and push things off to January for fiscal reasons, etc....
I don't think we should expect that much anymore for the remainder of the year, given what we have already gotten this year. Maybe they will fix a few holes in the premium lineup.
This quoted post from maartena
is also what I'm thinking. That for this final month of 2012, there will be no additions in HD. Only potential exception I think, if a contractual agreement were to materialize, is with Pac-12 Network HD.
On the topic of other categories, the premium-movie programming of expansion of the carried Encore screens will probably manifest in the first quarter of 2013. (The new contract, between Starz Entertainment LLC and DirecTV, was reportedly reached in April 2012.) If not by then, I suppose it would be within the first half of 2013.
When it comes to the national basic-cable category (carried in channels ranges of the 200s and 300s, mostly, along with a few more further down), I would guess no more than ten would get added during 2013. That it is going to take the launching of D14 to really come closer to satisfying those wanting the basic-cable lineup updated in HD on DirecTV.Review: DirecTV HD Added During 2012230 DIY Network HD
236 E! Entertainment Television HD
246 truTV HD
256 Turner Classic Movies HD
264 BBC America HD
283 Nat Geo Wild HD
289 Disney Junior HD305
Ion Television—East HD458 Time Warner Cable Deportes HD620 beIN Sport HD
691 Time Warner Cable SportsNet HDAnd then…
Speculation/Anticipation: Potential Next Group of HD [2013…]
204 Headline News HD
232 Cooking Channel HD
235 Style Network HD
253 LMN HD
271 H2 HD
285 Investigation Discovery HD
294 The Hub HD
304 TV Land HD
533 RetroPlex HD
534 IndiePlex HD
Category of Necessity [Pending Agreements]
600s Pac-12 Network HD
600s Comcast Houston HD