April 1 HD: Nick , Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, CMT, Bet, Spike

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by clyde sauls, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. Hunter844

    Hunter844 Legend

    Apr 26, 2007
    Has anyone ever seen anything in HD on CBS College HD? I've checked in a few times...still waiting.
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    They aired some college football games this past season in HD on CSTVHD.
  3. clyde sauls

    clyde sauls Legend

    Nov 16, 2007
    No because dish has all day of the 1st of April to have the channels up and running. Of course I think at the least they will be up and running by 11am,3pm or 6pm. Notice that is usually the times that dish turns on channels as of late.
  4. lionsrule

    lionsrule Godfather

    Nov 25, 2003
    Perhaps this has been discussed. I did a search, but didn't find this anywhere.

    I am NOW getting SD versions of CMT and COMEDY CENTRAL.

    I am an "ABSOLUTE" customer, so I am HOPING that I get the HD versions of all of the viacoms when they light up!
  5. ka8zay

    ka8zay AllStar

    Feb 11, 2009
    Actually if you look in the HD threads you will find it.

    Moderator note: Removed ka8zay's link because threads are now merged.
  6. AlexT

    AlexT Cool Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    I've seen NCAA football and basketball in HD.

    during the past weekend CBSCSHD woulld do live look-ins at some of the March Madness games, and that was always in HD. (and it was a nice way to compliment the coverage of other games being aired on one's local CBS.)

    as for Comedy Central, I'm seeing it now in SD on 107 as a DishHD Absolute subscriber, but I have no idea if that means I'll soon get it in HD.

    I'd certainly appreciate getting that and any other "new" HD channels added to my line-up. I don't see myself spending too much time watching BETJazz.
  7. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    There is no CMT in the 9400s. Perhaps you are seeing TMC there.

    As to the Comedy Central and Country Music TV in SD, there have been no changes in the system. Your receiver(s) may have been authorized to get them based on your subscription. That is not known, though.
  8. Jeff_DML

    Jeff_DML Legend

    Feb 12, 2008
    another absolute, I am getting them too
  9. j_dish

    j_dish New Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Absolute here and I'm receiving Comedy Central and CMT, both SD as well. Recorded the Daily Show last night and watched it this morning. Keeping my fingers crossed for the HD feed when it goes live in April.
  10. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    I don't think they are part of TurboBronzeHD, yet both are now available to me too in SD.
  11. 722921

    722921 Legend

    Jan 3, 2008
    And Green TV too...in HD though.
  12. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Huh? The platinum pcck should be in AEP! Dang!
  13. HDlover

    HDlover Godfather

    Jul 28, 2006
    I have nothing that says I won't! Read the rest of my post. A definite reason I should get them
  14. Nonno

    Nonno Cool Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Spike TV showed up on my menu today, still in SD but it's nice to see them getting them ready.
  15. purtman

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    Nonno, welcome aboard. However, try to be more specific in the title. I saw 'one more" and immediately thought "one more post that I have no idea what it's about". Just a heads up, not a scolding. Enjoy the day!
  16. Bobby H

    Bobby H Legend

    Mar 23, 2008
    Wow. I'm pretty surprised to be receiving Comedy Central in SD. Being an HD Absolute customer I sure wasn't expecting it. CMT also shows up. But the other Viacom channels (Spike, MTV, etc.) aren't available. Perhaps Comedy Central is one of those channels that has to be made available to all subscribers.

    I was not able to watch Comedy Central previously on my HD Absolute setup.
  17. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I see we're getting multiple threads going as Dish prepares to meet this Charlie Chat announcement:
    What I'm getting from the various posts is that the TurboHD and Absolute package subscribers are seeing their guides gaining some of these in the SD version as Dish get's ready.
  18. joshjr

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Not sure what this means? Does Dish not have Spike TV or do they just not have them in HD?
  19. Bobby H

    Bobby H Legend

    Mar 23, 2008
    Nonno, what kind of subscription do you have? TurboHD? Dish HD Absolute?

    I'm a HD Absolute customer. Comedy Central and CMT are available in SD in my guide (colored light blue). But channels like Spike, MTV, etc. are not (they're in the light green color coding).
  20. Bobby H

    Bobby H Legend

    Mar 23, 2008
    I'm a little confused about some of these channel additions. Lots of HD Absolute customers have been under the impression that programming package would get no more new HD channels after Dec. 31, 2008.

    We lost Smithsonian HD, but gained CI HD and BET Jazz HD (which only seems to show SD material).

    Now Comedy Central and CMT are showing up in SD in my guide. I guess that means there is some hope at least those two channels would be added in HD within the next few days or a couple weeks.

    The situation makes me wonder if networks like Comedy Central have demands that require Dish Network to add the channel service-wide to all E* subscribers. Networks like Comedy Central still rely a great deal on commercial advertising and need as many viewers as possible to get ad rates up to a profitable level.

    I'm sure E* would prefer to keep Comedy Central HD from showing up in the HD Absolute package if the choice is left up totally to them. They want to budge those HD Absolute subscribers into more profitable (read: more expensive) channel packages. Maybe there is something in the Viacom contract to prevent E* from doing that on at least a couple of the Viacom HD channels.
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