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D10 Satellite - HD Anticipation and other posts

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by lwilli201, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #521 of 8833
    smiddy

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    If you believe they didn't think they'd be the first to launch (being the key word; what does launch mean in this context?), then perhaps they lied. But I suspect they at the time were convinced they would be first to air. I would be more upset with The History Channel than with DirecTV. It seems in this case E* convinced THC to let them air first.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #522 of 8833
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    The press release didn't say maybe D* will be the first to carry The History Channel HD.

    This whole thing started because I pointed out that D* doesn't always do what their press releases say. Then people started jumping all over me.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #523 of 8833
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    Although this means absolutely beans to me, because I could care less about the History channel, but man_rob is right on this one. Directv should not have posted it on the website if they were unable to deliver what was in the article. It's like saying the Bears are going to win this weekend and then the chargers win and I say, Oh, snap, well its not my fault the bears would have won if the chargers didn't score so many points. Oh, by the way, I will be watching all my favorite NFL games in true HD glory. Peace
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #524 of 8833
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    I really don't care who airs first (D* or E*) just give me the new HD channels. :) :)
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #525 of 8833
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    Harsh, can you help us out here? :D
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #526 of 8833
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    Seems to me that it takes some big balls go go out and announce you will be the FIRST unless you have that guarantee in your contract with the content provider.

    Persoanlly I could care less, but it IS a big PR goof.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #527 of 8833
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    I think we are saying that it is not all D*s fault. You seemed to imply it was D* that was not truthful, not that the History Channel allowed E* to start the HD channel after saying D* would be first. That may not what you meant, but it came accross that way.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2007 #528 of 8833
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    E* was ready when THC launched and they offered it a few days later. They announced sometime ago it was coming.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2007 #529 of 8833
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    The History Channel people have content (a channel).

    The D* people have a platform to distribute content.

    The content provider says that their content will be first delivered on the distributors platform.

    They then make a joint press release.

    D* lived up to their promise to the History Channel. D* will have bandwidth in September.

    Seems like The History Channel reneged on their deal and took $ from E* to start early.

    Doesn't seem like D* did much wrong.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2007 #530 of 8833
    smiddy

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    Excellent syllogism!
     
  11. Sep 6, 2007 #531 of 8833
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    I'm saying the History Channel was ready to go, D* was not.
     
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    D* put out a press release claiming they wouldbe first when they had no assurance that this would be the case. I'd say that's something wrong.
     
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    Yeesh! Let's cut the whining. If we're going to have the nitpicking, is anybody out there who has not made a mistake? I didn't think so. Let's just cut the whining and get back to the topic.

    :backtotop
     
  14. Sep 6, 2007 #534 of 8833
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    From the press release ... "The announcement was made by David Zagin, Executive Vice President of Distribution AETN." ... Also, all of the contact info is for The History Channel ... it was a History Channel press release that D* participated in.
     
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    Let me guess, you are an E* customer, yes?
     
  17. Sep 6, 2007 #537 of 8833
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    Actually, it's more like the Bears saying we are going to play the first game this year, then the NFL changes the starting time for the Chargers game and they claim the first game.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2007 #538 of 8833
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    No.
     
  19. Sep 6, 2007 #539 of 8833
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    Then if you are a D* customer, why all of the complaining? Does it REALLY matter that much to you?
     
  20. Sep 6, 2007 #540 of 8833
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    This started out with me pointing out that D* doesn't necessarily do what their press releases say. Then folks decided to attack me.
     
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