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#451 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

As opposed to The Home Shopping Channel HD? I watch EWTN several times a day. I rarely watch any of the shopping channels. Al Jazeera should bring in the subscribers  !rolling


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

The shopping channels bring in revenue since they pay the providers either directly for carriage or via commission on purchases made by their subscribers.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

I have a feeling DirecTV will have to pay little to nothing to carry EWTN HD


I believe they are a "public interest" channel that pays for the bandwidth they have now. Channels that pay their own way would be a cheap add. Channels that lead to profit would be a better add.
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:01 AM

I would love to see some regional news channels, like NECN for New England area, or Channel 13 for Orlando area.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

We've had a National PBS feed for many years (around channel 379) but it's not been offered in HD on D*.  I'm surprised that this still is only offered in SD.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:57 AM

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Sundance is the only one I want at this point.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

In reading most of the channels people (customers) are asking for most seem to fit in the "niche market" and have smaller broad interest.   Personally on the top of my list for Nat'l channels would be The Hub outside of that I am holding out hope that come Labor Day Weekend we hear that Pac 12 and DirecTV had come to an agreement to carry Pac 12 Networks in some form.

 

Also seems many of the channels like Pac 12 Networks are channels that DirecTV doesn't currently have deals in place with or has a deal for minimal distribution not on a Nat'l level.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

I would love to see some regional news channels, like NECN for New England area, or Channel 13 for Orlando area.

why not CLTV / CLTV HD? and they can even stack it with CSN + / CSN + HD (cltv is still being used for alt slots hear on cable even after analog was turned off)


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:04 PM

I would love to see some regional news channels, like NECN for New England area, or Channel 13 for Orlando area.

channel 13 is operated by brighthouse. as far as i know, it is a brighthouse exclusive.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

channel 13 is operated by brighthouse. as far as i know, it is a brighthouse exclusive.

I know most of them are owned by cable companies, but they should be nice and share their signal, Right!!


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

I know most of them are owned by cable companies, but they should be nice and share their signal, Right!!

Tell that to FiOS and overbuilders like RCN who can't get NY1 from Time Warner or News 12 from Cablevision. (The latter which uses "never on FiOS or Satellite" in every promo)

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

I know most of them are owned by cable companies, but they should be nice and share their signal, Right!!

in theory, yes.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

Tell that to FiOS and overbuilders like RCN who can't get NY1 from Time Warner or News 12 from Cablevision. (The latter which uses "never on FiOS or Satellite" in every promo)

 

But will the courts let that say in place? and lets say the cable co use the courts to get Sunday ticket and a side of that is that the cable only stations also have to open up as well.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

But will the courts let that say in place? and lets say the cable co use the courts to get Sunday ticket and a side of that is that the cable only stations also have to open up as well.

I'm not sure people understand the difference between channels owned by cable or satellite companies and Sunday Ticket. Sunday Ticket is not owned by DIRECTV, it is owned by the NFL and sold to DIRECTV. The only reason the courts would get involved here is because of anti trust issues. The NFL can decide to sell their package to whomever they want, including an exclusive deal with DIRECTV. The problem starts when a carrier (Comcast, DIRECTV, etc.) owns a channel and won't sell it to anyone but themselves. These regional news channels, like regional sports channels, are much more comparable with the Audience Network than with Sunday Ticket.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:27 PM

I know most of them are owned by cable companies, but they should be nice and share their signal, Right!!

NWCN is owned by Belo and is carried by Dish, in addition to the cable companies.



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

Now that the English Premier League is coming to an end and Fox Soccer Channel will be gone, I think DirecTv should bring back GOL TV in HD. It should also add ESPN DEPORTES AND FOX DEPORTES in HD. These are the only 3 channels that stops me from canceling my cable. 



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

Now that the English Premier League is coming to an end and Fox Soccer Channel will be gone, I think DirecTv should bring back GOL TV in HD. It should also add ESPN DEPORTES AND FOX DEPORTES in HD. These are the only 3 channels that stops me from canceling my cable. 

 

those might be coming next year along with the new bird.. I read here that espn contract expires sometime in '14 they might include deportes hd + watch espn app with the new contract.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:55 AM

But even channels that are free to retransmit cost money in terms of bandwidth.  There is not infinite capacity on the satellites.  The cost of providing a channel must be offset by additional revenue that will come in because the channel is available.  I might be wrong, but I do not think that the addition of EWTN in HD will be as big of a draw in terms of new or retained subscribers as the addition a multitude of other potential channels that might occupy that space on the satellite.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

My caregiver watches EWTN every day. She wants EWTN-HD.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

A channel not on DirecTV currently that I'd like to see added is Outside Television the old Resort Sports Network.  They have some good shows including showing many Warren Miller ski films. I haven't watched it recently, but in the past they also provided ski reports/forecasts specific to the ski/resort areas.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

A channel not on DirecTV currently that I'd like to see added is Outside Television the old Resort Sports Network.  They have some good shows including showing many Warren Miller ski films. I haven't watched it recently, but in the past they also provided ski reports/forecasts specific to the ski/resort areas.

 

Hoping to see Fox Movie Channel HD and Reelz HD in the next round of additions, whenever that is.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

And fuseHD.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

FuseHD, WeHD, OxygenHD, StyleHD and WeHD would pretty much just about make DirecTV perfect IMO. My local cable provider has all of those, including more like PBS Sprout and religious, government and even NASA in HD.

Rumor is my local provider may be testing the Arris 6 tuner multiroom DVR. It has the Moxi HD UI, Moca client boxes for other rooms and the main box can do phone, Internet (DOCSIS 3) and TV all in one. If that does come out I will seriously consider switching since their only real Achilles heel right now is crappy featureless I-guide. I could get more HD's and save money with triple play bundling at the same time. It would cost about $160 for TV, Internet and phone. Right now I pay $125 to directv and $87 to the cable company for Internet and phone. I have two boxes with directv, HBO & Showtime and the package right under the one that includes the Encore channels. It's getting pricey considering a bundle would cost less and provide all those missing HD's.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

Sports mix in HD(205)staring Sunday .




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