DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2019 Thread)

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  1. Jan 1, 2019 #1 of 374
    James Long

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    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the over 20 million U.S subscribers (37+ million world wide).

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2019 #2 of 374
    MysteryMan

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    Would still like to see OuterMax HD added to the lineup.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Honestly not much left but,

    NASA HD
    Sportsman Channel HD


    And thanks for making this a YEARLY thread now. :)
     
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    ejbvt

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    We got a new HD channel in the Boston market today.. ch 46 WWDP. It claims to be an Evine Line affiliate but it is not the same schedule as the national feed. There are also political shows in the evening, and other schedule variations. However, when one tunes to ch 46, there is just a black screen.
     
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    KyL416

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    WWDP dropped Evine for Shop LC today, however the evening block surrounding RNN's political/affairs shows are "locally" programmed infomercials, and the mornings have the mandatory E/I programming. WRNN-TV's parent company purchased WWDP last year and started inserting their own programming in the evenings. FiOS 1, which is produced by WRNN, also airs some of those shows.
     
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    ejbvt

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    Thanks for the update. But what's up with the black screen? The Young Turks is supposed to be on now, but there's nothing. There is no SD feed for the channel, either, which is fine.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2019 #7 of 374
    APB101

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    At the start of 2018, I mentioned anticipating the following four:

    240 Home Shopping Network HD
    302 Nicktoons HD
    338 UP HD
    605 Sportsman Channel HD​

    One of them—Home Shopping Network HD—was added during 2018. But, with the other three…perhaps in 2019.

    At this point, I anticipate HD upgrades for all the programmers currently carried in SD to occur once AT&T’s DirecTV is contractually allowed to do so—or that AT&T’s DirecTV gets around to adding them in HD. (Details.) There is certainly nothing revelatory with mentioning that. I just can’t say when.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2019 #8 of 374
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    UP. It’s the one channel my mom watches that’s still in SD and I saw her watching a show over the holidays on that channel and it’s just awful in SD.
     
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    L with on demand Cinemax you could see movies that are on Outermax
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    what about TVG HD (on att uverse) and maybe TVG-2 HD?

    and after the MPEG-2 turn off
    ALL west SD ONLY feeds.

    CUBS RSN if they start late 2019
     
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  11. Jan 2, 2019 #11 of 374
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    Why do you think those will go HD instead of MPEG4 SD? I think there may be more chance Directv drops them entirely than they go HD, since ever increasing DVR usage makes separate west coast feeds matter less and less.


    I wouldn't say that channel is necessarily coming to Directv AT ALL, especially if they shoot for Dodgers Channel like pricing. The demand for it won't really begin until opening day 2020 so I wouldn't look for it this year. They will bargain down to the wire, I'll bet.

    There's also the ACC Network, which goes live in August. Though it isn't the sure thing SEC Network was so I'm sure there will be some major cable/satellite providers that don't add it this year. I imagine if Directv carries it at launch there will be even more pressure on the Pac 12's idiot commissioner.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    With the cubs Sinclair can just force it and pull there OTA networks. and they may buy some fox RSN's as well.

    https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimo...roadcast-ceo-eyes-deal-for-foxs-regional.html
     
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    I guess the Cubs didn’t learn anything from the Dodgers SNAFU. But we’ll save that discussion for another thread.........
     
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    Mine watches Telemundo (no local HD feed in my market) :(

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  15. Jan 3, 2019 #15 of 374
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    ACC Network, like SEC Network, is owned and distributed by ESPN. It will certainly not be another Pac-12 situation, as other ESPN channels would be affected by it.

    As for the Cubs and Marquee, it is all going to be determined by who their partner is for distribution. It is different in terms of fanbases with the Cubs as opposed to the Dodgers. Missing the Cubs in Chicago will be unacceptable to a larger swath of the population.
     
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    ejbvt

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    I can deal with no Pac 12 Network. I can deal with the loss of the bein Sports channels. I don't think I could deal with no ACC Network. 90% of the college sports I watch are ACC teams. I will miss the current ACC Network from Raycom on mostly OTA stations, but a full-time ACC Network is very welcome. This is the first channel that would probably make me search for other providers if not carried. ESPN should get it on Directv at launch, one would hope.
     
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    slice1900

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    Whether ACCN is carried at launch depends on how the contract reads. Remember how long it took Directv to get ESPN's streaming option - they had to wait for contract renewal. Same thing with Dish being able to get ESPNU in HD.
     
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    ejbvt

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    Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that whole streaming situation. Not good.
     
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    James Long

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    How much content will be exclusive to the network? Will the ACC network take away content that would normally air on ESPN or another network? It isn't like DIRECTV customers never see a PAC-12 team in a game because DIRECTV doesn't have the PAC-12 network.
     
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    KyL416

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    It depends on how ESPN and the ACC want to treat it. Longhorn was something that mostly waited until renewals, while for SEC they struck seperate midterm deals, and the holdouts were mainly providers that didn't have any presence in SEC territory like Optimum.
     

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