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#441 OFFLINE   tecumseh

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

On my list, such as it is, would be:

 

Sundance

Ovation

Fuse

FMC

CSPAN 1

CSPAN 2

CSPAN 3

CNN International

Al Jazeera

 

I also imagine we will get Fox Sports 1 on launch, or shortly thereafter.



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#442 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

I also imagine we will get Fox Sports 1 on launch, or shortly thereafter.

Fox Sports 1 is just a rebranded Speed, which we already have.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM

Fox Sports 1 is just a rebranded Speed, which we already have.


From what I've heard, it's a bit different than the Speed channel we're used to.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

Speed has started running an animated logo advertising the change on August 17th. It will be a different, less motorsports oriented format ... but it is not a "new channel" in the sense that a place will need to be found on a satellite to carry it.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

I think you misread what I wrote.

 

... it is not a "new channel" in the sense that a place will need to be found on a satellite to carry it.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

They should work on getting Galavision HD as they added UDN HD (Univision Deportes Network HD) same Univision affiliate,
And I will keep on saying that I want beIN Sports Spanish HD, also ESPN DeportesHD and Fox DeportesHD.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:20 PM

They should work on getting Galavision HD as they added UDN HD (Univision Deportes Network HD) same Univision affiliate,
And I will keep on saying that I want beIN Sports Spanish HD, also ESPN DeportesHD and Fox DeportesHD.

 

I was looking at my area Comcast's channel lineup. I also checked out another one's as well. It's nice that DirecTV offers up some foreign language programmers' linear high definition: Univision, Univision Deportes, Telefutura, and Time Warner Cable Deportes, I think Galavision is coming; but it's a matter of whether it arrives before D14. (I don't think it will.)



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

FMC & Fuse are the 2 I hope to see really soon!



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

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


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

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

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 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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