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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2/Q3-14 Thread)


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#426 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:34 AM

They aren't up in hd yet, so apparently the plans have changed.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:40 AM

They aren't up in hd yet, so apparently the plans have changed.

Sometimes it's not always at 6 am.
And I don't remember seeing a statement from directv that they were getting added.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:50 AM

Something happen.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:24 AM

My thinking is that either we're not getting Reelz Channel HD and Ovation HD—or we are going to get them but they'll be added by DirecTV, perhaps, several days from now. (Like a week or so.)



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:32 AM

I thought new channels were a wed/thurs thing.

Viacom was renewed like a year ago, where is Nick jr, Nicktoons and mtv2 in HD?


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:44 AM

New channels are usually added on a Wednesday, but not always.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

Does this mean no Reelz Channel HD and no Ovation HD?

Have you seen ReelZ? it's  not very  good.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:10 AM

Have you seen ReelZ? it's  not very  good.

So what? Some people want it.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

Any new HD channels is good for us.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:28 AM

Have you seen ReelZ? it's  not very  good.


The only thing worth watching was Amy Price-Francis in King.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:35 AM

can we please get Epix before December? because they are getting this year NHL 24/7 Winter Classic show



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:42 PM

Reelz HD and Ovation HD continue in test mode?Anyone know?


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:51 AM

can we please get Epix before December? because they are getting this year NHL 24/7 Winter Classic show

thank goodness i have this on cable



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:20 AM

can we please get Epix before December? because they are getting this year NHL 24/7 Winter Classic show

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:25 AM

I wonder if that'll change once AT&T takes over DirecTV Because AT&T just added epix to u-verse tv


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:00 AM

I'm hearing we may be getting Longhorn and Fusion next week.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:47 AM

Any word on Al Jazeera America being added?



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:42 AM

So an ESPN contract is near?  WatchESPN would be included too then.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:28 AM

So an ESPN contract is near?  WatchESPN would be included too then.

Almost certainly on the latter, but anyone who knows how soon the contract is finalized cannot say. My guess is not so soon. 


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:52 PM

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

I'm hearing we may be getting Longhorn and Fusion next week.

Says who?


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:03 AM

I'm hearing we may be getting Longhorn and Fusion next week.

 

:blackeye:

 

I feel, in some way, like we're being jerked around on these recent, so-called potential HD additions.

 

Waiting for the "official" may be the correct answer.

 

Reelz Channel HD, Ovation HD, Fusion HD, Longhorn Network HD—nothing official with any of them. No belief, from me right now, that any of them are getting added by DirecTV.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:21 AM

Reelz Channel HD, Ovation HD, Fusion HD, Longhorn Network HD—nothing official with any of them. No belief, from me right now, that any of them are getting added by DirecTV.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:22 AM

Reelz Channel HD, Ovation HD...No belief, from me right now, that any of them are getting added by DirecTV.

Except for the whole thing about these two being in test mode and the HD Cinema channels they replaced bandwidth wise are still gone...

It's been stated and proven multiple times that being in test mode is NOT an indicator of when the channels will be available, it can be days or it can be longer, yet people still assume that it means the channel will be added the following Wednesday. Many times they get permission to start uplinking channels before the contract is finalized so everything is set to go. In the case of Reelz and Ovation their parent company, who use to own USSB, recently won a court decision upholding the guaranteed carriage of their channels as one of the conditions of the USSB and DirecTV merger.

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:47 AM

Yeah remember ION HD?  That was in test for almost a month before it went live.

 

I guess there's a lot more to testing then relaying the signal on the bird and seeing if you can see it on the ground.

Maybe testing encoder settings.  What about the content ingest and distribution backend network?  Testing the fiber or downlink it comes in on.  Testing if that fiber or downlink is down, does the backup downlink or fiber work?  What if the whole facility goes down, how about testing those feeds still work if processed out of another uplink center / backup facility?  What if a core switch goes, or another layer 3 device goes.  Perhaps they have to test all redundant paths.


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