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#1 OFFLINE   tstarn

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:01 PM

News story of interest, with some hints about the future of DTV.

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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 07:05 PM

:) I would love to be in "debt" $3.4 billion... and that be considered "great" position....
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#3 OFFLINE   Mixer

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:19 PM

The company is on track to offer more than 150 HD channels nationally by fall 2007

Seems there is still much confusion on this issue.

#4 OFFLINE   Fl_Gulfer

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:30 AM

Especially since

Rupert Murdoch and John C. Malone have settled their long-running corporate feud, as Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation agreed to buy out Mr. Malone’s big stake in the company in exchange for a controlling stake in DirecTV, cash and other assets valued at $11 billion, according to people briefed on the transaction.

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#5 OFFLINE   cmoss5

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:48 AM

Especially since

Rupert Murdoch and John C. Malone have settled their long-running corporate feud, as Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation agreed to buy out Mr. Malone’s big stake in the company in exchange for a controlling stake in DirecTV, cash and other assets valued at $11 billion, according to people briefed on the transaction.

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Since Liberty Media owns STARZ media, maybe we can get STARZ HD next year on Directv....hmmm.....

#6 OFFLINE   MikeR7

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:26 AM

I am sure we will have it next year. It has to be one of the 150!

Seriously though, I just had installed a HD DVR from Charter to go along with my Directv programming and Starz is a terrific HD channel. Once we have those 150 HD nationals, I will downgrade the cable to just local basic.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:46 AM

I am sure we will have it next year. It has to be one of the 150!

Seriously though, I just had installed a HD DVR from Charter to go along with my Directv programming and Starz is a terrific HD channel. Once we have those 150 HD nationals, I will downgrade the cable to just local basic.


Along with QVC HD lol:D

#8 OFFLINE   Fl_Gulfer

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:07 PM

They are saying we will have 40 National HD channels next year.

New York, NY (November 29, 2006) -- DIRECTV will offer more than 40 High-Definition TV channels by next summer, according to David Hill, the satcaster's entertainment president.

In an interview with TVPredictions.com, Hill was probed for how many high-def channels DIRECTV would provide when its two new satellites were operational in mid-2007.

Would it be 40?, Hill was asked.

"Oh, more than that," he said. However, Hill refused to give a more specific number.

DIRECTV next year is scheduled to launch two satellites designed to increase its national HDTV channel capacity to 150. The satcaster now offers fewer than 10 national high-def networks.

In a keynote speech at the HD World Conference and Exposition in New York, Hill said the two satellites would be ready in "mid-2007."

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:52 PM

What if he was counting the HD locals?? The article doesnt specify National Channels.

#10 OFFLINE   Fl_Gulfer

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:28 AM

For one thing there isn't 40 HD National channels out there to get. And they said they wouldn't bother with the Voom channels, so whats that leave about 20 channels?

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 11:36 AM

This is the list of the National HD Channels

Discovery HD Theater
ESPN HD
ESPN2 HD
Food Network HD
HBO HDTV
HDNet
HDNet Movies
HGTV HD
INHD/INHD2
MHD The Movie Channel HD
National Geographic HD
NBA HD
NFL HD
OLN HD
Showtime HDTV
Starz HD
TNT-HD
Universal HD
Wealth TV

#12 OFFLINE   HDTVsportsfan

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:56 PM

Wealth TV...What the hell is that? (besides the obvious). I mean what HD content can they have?
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:32 PM

This is the list of the National HD Channels

Discovery HD Theater
ESPN HD
ESPN2 HD
Food Network HD
HBO HDTV
HDNet
HDNet Movies
HGTV HD
INHD/INHD2
MHD The Movie Channel HD
National Geographic HD
NBA HD
NFL HD
OLN HD
Showtime HDTV
Starz HD
TNT-HD
Universal HD
Wealth TV


You forgot Cinemax HD

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#14 OFFLINE   monetnj

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:49 PM

A&E also have an HD channel now.




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