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Disney To Launch HD Networks on DirecTV


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#1 OFFLINE   cforrest

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:13 PM

Take that Time Warner, LOL!

Disney announced that it will launch high-definition versions of four of its cable networks on DirecTV's satellite service by early 2008.

The announcements of the new ABC Family HD, Disney Channel HD, ESPNEWS HD and Toon Disney HD services come in the wake of DirecTV's plan to provide over 100 channels of HD programming this year, which it first unveiled at the CES show in January.

ESPNEWS HD, available in early 2008, will be a 24-hour simulcast of ESPNEWS that will broadcast from a new HD studio in ESPN's digital newsroom in Bristol, Ct. that is currently under construction


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#2 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:34 PM

Nice additions!! Wish Disney would add an ESPNU HD channel as well, though.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

Kick ass!! The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine in HD. My 2 year old son will be very happy.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:09 PM

MPEG-2 or MPEG-4? Probably not known yet, but curious.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:13 PM

MPEG-2 or MPEG-4? Probably not known yet, but curious.


MPEG-4. The channels will be carried on one of the new satellites DirecTV 10 and 11 due to launch later this year.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:32 PM

And folks wondered where the content was coming from. Give them somewhere to put the HD and HD will come.
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#7 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:33 PM

I can't wait. ESPNEWS is one of the main channels that I want in HD.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:36 PM

This is good news; but its like a tease since the beginning of 2008 is almost a year away. However, I'll take whatever HD they beam to me.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:39 PM

MPEG-2 or MPEG-4? Probably not known yet, but curious.


MPEG4 of course. There ain't no room on the old sats.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:46 PM

Cool. Kyle XY in HD next year! Its the only thing I watch on any the new HD Disney company channels ...

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:51 PM

Let the HD channels roll

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:19 PM

Let the HD channels roll


Or if it doesn't work:


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:37 PM

Kick ass!! The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine in HD. My 2 year old son will be very happy.


Hate to break it to you but Thomas is on PBS Kids Sprout not Disney. My 2 1/2 year old is obsessed with Thomas too.


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:24 PM

Even more incentive to get HD! Convincing my husband to spend that much on the TV ...well, that might need some work. :D
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:54 AM

I'd like to see a sticky here that lists all of the known HD channels that are coming to D* plus the ones we already get. That way we would know what kind of progress has been made towards the 100 channels. I know a poster here had something like that but I haven't the post in a while plus I don't know if he has updated it with the new stuff.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:05 AM

Convincing my husband to spend that much on the TV ...well, that might need some work. :D


I always thought it was the wife that needed convincing!! It was in this house anyway. But now the wife is hooked and I'm sure all our future TV's will be HD.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:27 AM

Wiggles In HD!:) :) :)

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

Wiggles In HD!:) :) :)


Power Rangers in HD, my kid is going to love that :D

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:45 AM

I'd like to see a sticky here that lists all of the known HD channels that are coming to D* plus the ones we already get. That way we would know what kind of progress has been made towards the 100 channels. I know a poster here had something like that but I haven't the post in a while plus I don't know if he has updated it with the new stuff.

I believe yesterday at Directv Revolution in Dallas they announced they had 70 signed contracts for HD channels as soon as they have a satellite to put them on.:)

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:50 AM

I believe yesterday at Directv Revolution in Dallas they announced they had 70 signed contracts for HD channels as soon as they have a satellite to put them on.:)


But are those 70 up and running yet? The Weather Channel and CNN have signed contracts but won't be ready until fall.




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