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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-13 Thread)


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#126 ONLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:37 AM

^ And this is what I meant about ... another poll. I wasn't deadly serious about doing a poll; however, captaink5217 @ #107 responded as if I was.

 

Yes, I think that these three [Galavision HD, Playboy TV HD, QVC HD] rub a number of people, because there are more urgent linear HD from carried-only-in-SD programmers for which subscribers don't want to wait until D14 in 2014.

Urgent to who? There's so much disdain here for channels with people putting their personal channel wants ahead of what is possibly better additions. Again, Galavision is the #1 Spanish channel in ratings.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

You really think those channels are "real popular," but QVC & Galavision aren't? Galavision is the highest rated Spanish channel around. http://lmgtfy.com/?q...sion tv ratings

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I don't see how Galavision is popular since all they show is old rehashed shows and soap operas from the 90's, But they do show news programs and wrestling from Mexico for the Hispanic community. They used to show some soccer but it's now on UD HD or UniMas.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:44 AM

GSN HD because, well, it is available from everyone else but DirecTV (which owns the majority of the programmer);

It's not HD on Fios, Cox, Mediacom.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:22 AM

It's not HD on Fios, Cox, Mediacom.

Verizon FiOS has/had been noted in being slow with HD; with programming that should have been carried from the get-go, like with Cartoon Network HD.

 

Now if you want to impress with this argument ... go ahead. You can create another thread, with a poll, asking us whether we would predict that DirecTV will end up the last among the four to add GSN HD.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:30 AM

Again, Galavision is the #1 Spanish channel in ratings.

This argument?

 

:scratch:

 

How is Shorts HD doing in the ratings? (Is it the No. 1-ranked cable-television programmer for short films? Note: I'm glad that Galavision HD will be added. My point before is not getting deflected or discredited by you, regardless how much would you like to try to achieve that. :nono:   :cool: )



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

 
With regards to a third, I would have made a choice of a programmer that targets both men and the general audience. That would have been Pac-12 Network HD. Of course, since that isn't already carried in linear SD, I would have said "never mind men specifically" and go ahead with one of the following two (that is still appealing to men and the general audience): GSN HD because, well, it is available from everyone else but DirecTV (which owns the majority of the programmer); or, I would have gone with Sundance Channel HD, because it is changing and becoming more substantial in its content (that and the fact that Dish Network carries it as well; but who am I to look at ... the competition?!).


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:55 AM

galavision HD?, where is ESPN Deportes and FOX Deportes in HD? :(


Thats what i thought the sports channels are more important

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:11 AM

All of this "discussion" back and forth about why one channel should/shouldn't be added over another only proves one point, that we don't know why Directv adds the channels they do. Only they know!



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

All of this "discussion" back and forth about why one channel should/shouldn't be added over another only proves one point, that we don't know why Directv adds the channels they do. Only they know!

 

What it really proves is that there are no channels left that are not already in HD that would be high on most people's list.  Every channel has some hard core supporters, but no channel is wanted by everyone, and I doubt that any of the channels that are not already in HD are wanted by a majority of DirecTV subscribers.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

This argument?

 

:scratch:

 

How is Shorts HD doing in the ratings? (Is it the No. 1-ranked cable-television programmer for short films? Note: I'm glad that Galavision HD will be added. My point before is not getting deflected or discredited by you, regardless how much would you like to try to achieve that. :nono:   :cool: )

Short films isn't a genre to compare to what Spanish programming is. The Spanish population is a massive growing audience, a tv provider is a fool to not cater to them.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

Directv is a minority owner of GSN.

Corrected. (Thanks.)



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

None of those are my cuppa, but congrats to those who have been waiting for them.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

In using my imagination for this, one of the three linear high-definition programmers I would have selected would have been specifically targeted for children. That's because of the timing; that the kids are out of school for the summer. I would have selected The Hub HD.

 

As for a second, I would have selected Style Network HD, for the women. It has been more than a year since E! Entertainment Television HD was added. (That was in April 2012.) Style has been around for about 15 years. It's commonly carried in HD, and it would have been ahead (of this limited three) of We TV HD and fellow Comcast/NBC Universal-owned Oxygen HD. (What in hell is going on between Comcast/NBC Universal and DirecTV?!)

 

With regards to a third, I would have made a choice of a programmer that targets both men and the general audience. That would have been Pac-12 Network HD. Of course, since that isn't already carried in linear SD, I would have said "never mind men specifically" and go ahead with one of the following two (that is still appealing to men and the general audience): GSN HD because, well, it is available from everyone else but DirecTV (which, according to Wikipedia.org, owns 42 percent of the programmer); or, I would have gone with Sundance Channel HD, because it is changing and becoming more substantial in its content (that and the fact that Dish Network carries it as well; but who am I to look at ... the competition?!).

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

Style Network is mostly junk.  

Many people probably feel that way about channels you watch.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

Many people probably feel that way about channels you watch.

This is so true, I would like to see them add Encore Drama and the West coast feed of Encore in HD, personally I'm happy QVC was added, I don't have to listen to my mother say "I could watch this channel in HD on cable, why did I switch"


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

Just sucks that I never got to see Best Ink in HD. That show is on Oxygen.

I don't have Style or Sprout because that's in the next package up. I'm not upgrading until they are in HD. Not gonna pay for SD. 8 month old daughter seems to pay attention to Sprout HD at my dads house with cable.

The wife would watch Style in HD. Hey DirecTV's loss. Not in HD, not up selling me the next package up.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

Many people probably feel that way about channels you watch.

 

How do you know what Paul watches? 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

FYI, many of the Spanish stations offer English subtitles if you select CC3.

 

I did not know that. Thanks for the information.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

How do you know what Paul watches? 

 

It does not matter what Paul watches.  Whatever the channel is, many people will say it is garbage ;)


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

I could of thought of better channels to add in HD than what they are adding none of them thrill me!! :)


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:10 PM

Just sucks that I never got to see Best Ink in HD. That show is on Oxygen.

I don't have Style or Sprout because that's in the next package up. I'm not upgrading until they are in HD. Not gonna pay for SD. 8 month old daughter seems to pay attention to Sprout HD at my dads house with cable.

The wife would watch Style in HD. Hey DirecTV's loss. Not in HD, not up selling me the next package up.

An 8 month old that's a HD snob? My kinda kid.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

Reelz is a must on this list since they started showing King.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Many people probably feel that way about channels you watch.

I agree with your statement..


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

It does not matter what Paul watches.  Whatever the channel is, many people will say it is garbage ;)


Exactly ... on anyone's list of favorite channels (including mine) there are channels that someone else is going to consider complete garbage. The list does not need to be named to know that. We have seen it over and over in these threads. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Which is why we (and perhaps this can be a reminder) discourage calling each other's favorite channel's garbage. While no one is required to be happy that DirecTV is adding a channel that they personally do not like instead of a channel that they want, name calling does not seem to further the conversation. Perhaps instead of "that channel is garbage" the issue could be expressed as "I would prefer DirecTV add Chiller" or GSN or whatever personal favorite one feels is being slighted.

Try to keep the the thread positive ... "channels I anticipate" not "channels I hate". :D
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