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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#51 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

I'd love to get FMC HD, but I really do expect the HD VoD channels are likely to be at the top of the list of what we actually get priority-wise.
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#52 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

How about a top three??


For some people, it would be easier to list the ones that don't want!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

How many Directv subscribers actually have the equipment necessary to use VOD? I suppose that most participants in this forum do but I am not so sure about the Directv subscriber base at large. That's why I would rather see them use bandwidth for HD channels like LMN, H2 and Reelz before they add more VOD content in HD.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

How many Directv subscribers actually have the equipment necessary to use VOD? I suppose that most participants in this forum do but I am not so sure about the Directv subscriber base at large. That's why I would rather see them use bandwidth for HD channels like LMN, H2 and Reelz before they add more VOD content in HD.

TV based VOD content comes from internet downloads, it has nothing to do with the bandwidth it would take to deliver them as a linear channel via satellite. The VOD content that uses bandwidth from the satellites is the overnight pushed movies you see as guide banners in the 100s and the showroom, in the evening those feeds are shared with the part time RSNs and sports packages.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Any D* subscriber with whole home connected to their internet has access to vod.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Forget the lists. I simply want every HD that we don't already get. Then I want the SD only channels to go HD and for D* to get them,too.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

How about a top three??

There's an eight times better chance of hitting one of a list of 24. ;)

H2 is probably the only one I would be majorly bent about.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

There's an eight times better chance of hitting one of a list of 24. ;)

H2 is probably the only one I would be majorly bent about.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

Forget the lists. I simply want every HD that we don't already get. Then I want the SD only channels to go HD and for D* to get them,too.

Yeah, I don't want much. :hurah:


So you want them to use the bandwidth to have HD versions of all the various shopping networks? DirecTV had better get a lot of money for that. Maybe the can sell the naming rights to DirecTV-14 to QVC :)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

I watched Portlandia via IFC on demand. That show was soooo funny! It's a shame IFC is not in HD. I understand if its a bandwidth, uplink equipment or encoder issue, but to not have VOD content at least offered in HD is crummy.

Anyway I think my biggest want is now IFC... At least HD VoD. This Portlandia show was hilarious. One problem I had with the VOD was that the volume was really quiet during the show and once in awhile there was a commercial that would literally BLAST the house out of the water. Normal volume on my TV is about 12 - 14. For Portlandia I had to have it at 24 - 26, so when a commercial came on it was like BAM!

IFC HD please.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Where did your puppy avatar go?

The system lost it somehow. This seems strange as I had assumed that it was stored as a field in the user data record.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

I watched Portlandia via IFC on demand. That show was soooo funny! It's a shame IFC is not in HD. I understand if its a bandwidth, uplink equipment or encoder issue, but to not have VOD content at least offered in HD is crummy.

Anyway I think my biggest want is now IFC... At least HD VoD. This Portlandia show was hilarious. One problem I had with the VOD was that the volume was really quiet during the show and once in awhile there was a commercial that would literally BLAST the house out of the water. Normal volume on my TV is about 12 - 14. For Portlandia I had to have it at 24 - 26, so when a commercial came on it was like BAM!

IFC HD please.


That's the big reason I want to see IFC HD. I love that show too. We can pickle that!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

So you want them to use the bandwidth to have HD versions of all the various shopping networks? DirecTV had better get a lot of money for that. Maybe the can sell the naming rights to DirecTV-14 to QVC :)


I don't know about all of them, but QVC almost certainly has more D* viewers than some of the smaller current HD offering networks. Like CSPAN, they don't subscribe to Nielsen, so we don't have the usual apple-to-apple metrics to go by. But if you look at QVC's own website, their best day (in 2007) for individual orders was 850,000 orders in one day. That's actual product orders --viewers would no doubt be much higher.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Any D* subscriber with whole home connected to their internet has access to vod.


You do not even need whole home. All you need to get VOD is an HR 21 or higher connected to the internet. I do not remember if the HR 20 connects to the internet.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

How about a top three??


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

You do not even need whole home. All you need to get VOD is an HR 21 or higher connected to the internet. I do not remember if the HR 20 connects to the internet.


Yes, it does, and to Whole House, MRV, whatever you want to call it.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

SR,

Is there any chance we could get international news stations like Al Jazeera, France 24, BBC World News? Since they are all streamed anyway, they would not take up extra bandwidth.

Thanks

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

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
  • 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 (???????)
  • TVG Network (??????)



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 (????????)
  • Legacy.TV (????????)
  • RLTV (????????)
  • 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.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

My top 3 would be Fox Movie Channel, H2, and...I'll throw in Oprah Winfrey Network for my wife. Really, I'd be very happy with just the first 2. We don't really watch much of the other channels that are left in SD.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

I don't know about all of them, but QVC almost certainly has more D* viewers than some of the smaller current HD offering networks. Like CSPAN, they don't subscribe to Nielsen, so we don't have the usual apple-to-apple metrics to go by. But if you look at QVC's own website, their best day (in 2007) for individual orders was 850,000 orders in one day. That's actual product orders --viewers would no doubt be much higher.


Could be higher. But maybe not as much as you may think. Many will place more than one order on a day and the orders probably also include website orders.

But since qvc is not ratings driven, it is moot anyway.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

SR,

Is there any chance we could get international news stations like Al Jazeera, France 24, BBC World News? Since they are all streamed anyway, they would not take up extra bandwidth.

Thanks


Just heard on NPR that AL Jazeera has bought Current TV, so it may be here sooner than later.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

If I had these 15 channels I would have all that I want:
1. CSN Houston
2. Cooking Channel
3. IFC
4. Sprout
5. The Hub
6. WeTV
7. Pac-12 Network
8. Encore Action
9. Encore Drama
10. Epix 1
11. Epix 2
12. Epix 3
13. Indieplex
14. Retroplex
15. OuterMax

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

1. H2
2. HLN
3. FMC
4. CSN Houston
5. Pac 12
6. The Hub
7. IFC
8. Remaining Movie Premiums
9. MTV2
10. Remaining Nickelodeons (I know these don't actually exist)

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

10. Remaining Nickelodeons (I know these don't actually exist)

They don't, the only remaining linear Nick channel that Viacom offers in HD is Nick West.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

SR,

Is there any chance we could get international news stations like Al Jazeera, France 24, BBC World News? Since they are all streamed anyway, they would not take up extra bandwidth.

Thanks


Also, what about CBC Newsworld (Canada)? I believe Dish had it many years ago. They still might, but not sure.




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