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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1461 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Edited for content? What is your source?

Look at the Guide or tune to the channel when they are airing a movie that is rated R by the MPAA on FMC during the FXM programming block (which airs newer films from 3pm-3am ET) it is rated TV-14 (obviously because of content editing). Also at the start of the movies it will say "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen and edited for content and time." or something close to that effect..

Movies that air during the normal FMC programming block (which airs older 20th Century Fox movies from 3am-3pm ET) are uncut, commercial free & presented in there original aspect ratio as the director intended. R-rated films that air during this program block are usually given a TV-MA rating by the network.

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#1462 OFFLINE   RACJ2

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Edited for content? What is your source? I hope not Wikipedia because they also have no source.

There are some people who hate any channel with Fox's name on it for political reasons. They don't like Fox News so they also don't like Fox Movies or Fox Sports.

And there are some people who like any channel with the word Fox in it, for the same reason.
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#1463 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?

#1464 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.

#1465 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.

Agree. I don't ever watch movies on anything except the premium movie channels. I hate butchered movies.

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#1466 OFFLINE   boukengreen

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.


same here thats why i don't watch movies on broadcast tv unless its a made for tv movie like the disney channel movies from early 2000's
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I watch exactly one program on Fox and two programs on CBS (plus SEC football and basketball games). Other than sporting events and local news, I do not watch anything on ABC or NBC.

I agree with others who have stated that movies should be uncut, uninterrupted, and shown in the OAR (which is why I no longer have HBO or SHO - they insist on cropping everything to 16x9, which is better than 4x3 pan and scam, but not much). If a channel is not going to show a movie the way it was intended to be shown, then the channel should not show the movie at all. I only watch movies on PPV or Blu-ray.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


Errm, ABC, CBS and NBC are over the air networks funded by commercials. Fox Movie channel is paid for with your monthly subscription. If they were to send all the networks that run commercials for free over the air then fine.

#1469 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I don't watch theatrical movies on OTA channels either.

TV shows are written for commercials. I don't mind them there. Theatrical movies are not made for commercials. They have a different flow.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

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The point is...when you pay cash up front for a movie, you want to see it as the director intended....NOT as the advertiser/programmer/censor...intended.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

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The point is...when you pay cash up front for a movie, you want to see it as the director intended....NOT as the advertiser/programmer/censor...intended.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

I watch exactly one program on Fox and two programs on CBS (plus SEC football and basketball games). Other than sporting events and local news, I do not watch anything on ABC or NBC.

I agree with others who have stated that movies should be uncut, uninterrupted, and shown in the OAR (which is why I no longer have HBO or SHO - they insist on cropping everything to 16x9, which is better than 4x3 pan and scam, but not much). If a channel is not going to show a movie the way it was intended to be shown, then the channel should not show the movie at all. I only watch movies on PPV or Blu-ray.


Showtime shows their movies in OAR. HBO and Cinemax don't.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

Errm, ABC, CBS and NBC are over the air networks funded by commercials.


Not really true anymore. Sure, they have commercials revenue (as do many cable networks), but it is a progressively decreasing percentage of their total revenue pie. The truth is, the "broadcast networks" are now a cable business model that relies on both commercials and sub fees. . . . in the broadcast world they are called "retransmission fees", but a rose by any other name. . .

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

Not really true anymore. Sure, they have commercials revenue (as do many cable networks), but it is a progressively decreasing percentage of their total revenue pie. The truth is, the "broadcast networks" are now a cable business model that relies on both commercials and sub fees. . . . in the broadcast world they are called "retransmission fees", but a rose by any other name. . .

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Most likely true but I do not need to pay any fees to receive the broadcast networks OTA - and pay no extra to have them in HD either :grin:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:44 AM

Well, regardless of retransmission fee or whatever; I anticipate getting more HD next quarter. Wouldn't that be cool.

Hmmm...Maybe somebody should start a thread about that.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Well, regardless of retransmission fee or whatever; I anticipate getting more HD next quarter. Wouldn't that be cool.

Hmmm...Maybe somebody should start a thread about that.


they will when the 2Q starts, it won't make it come any quickly

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I wish we lived in a G-rated world, I really do. (Well, at least PG-13.)

But when I get tired of hearing profanity, there are many, many movies I can watch that were never made with such words to begin with.

And new, old, regardless of rating, I want all movies UNCUT.

As for your second point, I don't watch ABC, NBC, or CBS.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Not really true anymore. Sure, they have commercials revenue (as do many cable networks), but it is a progressively decreasing percentage of their total revenue pie. The truth is, the "broadcast networks" are now a cable business model that relies on both commercials and sub fees. . . . in the broadcast world they are called "retransmission fees", but a rose by any other name. . .

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I have to agree. The digital conversion also helped the OTA stations by reducing the viewing area in many places which, I am sure, forced many more to cable and satellite which would increase the stations retransmission fees. I lost about half the Kansas City stations after the conversion. It has to be very lucrative to get a set amount from every cable and satellite viewer that has access to you programing whether they watch you or not.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

I have to agree. The digital conversion also helped the OTA stations by reducing the viewing area in many places which, I am sure, forced many more to cable and satellite which would increase the stations retransmission fees. I lost about half the Kansas City stations after the conversion. It has to be very lucrative to get a set amount from every cable and satellite viewer that has access to you programing whether they watch you or not.


OTOH, before the conversion I could receive 8 OTA stations and now I get 30 (although my AM21 does not tune all of them and there are several I never watch).

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

OTOH, before the conversion I could receive 8 OTA stations and now I get 30 (although my AM21 does not tune all of them and there are several I never watch).


That is great. Wish that had happened here. During the transition the local FOX station posted on their website that due to the change that their viewing area had been reduced. I was getting some stations from the opposite direction before the transition, now not getting any.
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