First off, I'm fully aware that this info isn't specific to DirecTV. The generic programming section doesn't appear to have a good place for this kind of post.
In the past I've been involved in many discussions about the value of the provided programming as well as technical discussions about how the combination of DVR and satellite could be far more efficient. I thought it would be useful to collect some statistics on the premium networks to assist my evaluation of value.
I provide the data here and make no further comment. I had to make them txt files so upload would work.
The fields are as follows:
1 - Year
2 - Month
3 - Channel
4 - Channel ID
5 - Total number of minutes processed from guide
6 - Number of minutes marked FIRST RUN
7 - Number of minutes marked REPEAT
8 - Number of minutes of HD
9 - Number of minutes of SD
10 - Number of minutes of programs that are < 50 minutes long
11 - Number of minutes of programs that are >= 50 minutes and < 70 long
12 - Number of minutes of programs that are >= 70 minutes long
A moderate degree of effort has been put into developing the tools that analyze the guide data so I have a moderate level of confidence in the results. Being a professional software developer for 30+ years I claim a reasonable level of testing and data validation. This is not to say that it is guaranteed accurate or perfect. I was a bit surprised at the amount of first run programming, mostly less than 3%, but it appears to be accurate. Of course this is only as good as the guide data.