Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:49 PM
I wonder what the numbers are of subs that will stay with DirecTV because they added channel XYZ in HD versus adding "new" sports HD. CSN Houston, CSNNW, Pac12 Networks, CSN Phiilly etc (or movie channels like EPiX) all seem to be channels that if added would bring in new or returning customers . It would be interesting to see where that line is.
It seems we're almost to the point of the channels being upgraded to HD would have such a small viewership compared to bringing in a new channel that would have subs leave their current provider and switch to DirecTV. I know there are people that still want channels that are not in HD yet added, just wondering business wise where the line is of new channels versus channels being upgraded to HD.
I think it is more holistic at this point than channel by channel. The slow but consistent drive toward all HD just so you can be there eventually.
The order may be affected by viewership but also cost and a lot of other factors.
It is self evident that new sports channels don't automatically mean money and viewership or they'd all be on. But probably neither does tvland or the cooking channel other than the direction of having all in HD eventually.
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