DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2019 Thread)

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  1. James Long

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    HD streaming - no HD satellite feed for DIRECTV to rebroadcast. That doesn't mean that CNN can't create a HD satellite feed or provide a HD feed via another connection. But at this time the satellite feed is SD.
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    Could they receive it via fiber?
     
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    Doesn't matter, they can't use the streaming feed for broadcast for reasons which Kyl416 could probably explain.
     
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    Don’t they receive some channels via fiber and uplink those to the satellites?
     
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    This is a little late but the April UVerse programming changes post was updated: https://www.att.com/ecms/dam/att/consumer/help/pdf/April2019.pdf

    High Level: NFLN is listed but was already removed. The A&E suite, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing is still listed for April, with sister network Outdoor Channel joining in June alongside CBS Sports Network

    On or after April 2019: A&E (channel 132 and 1132 in HD); A&E – West (channel 132 and 1132 in HD); Crime & Investigation Network (channel 163 and 1163 in HD); FYI (channel 272 and 1272 in HD); FYI - West (channel 272 and 1272 in HD); EVINE Live and EVINE Live in HD; GMA Pinoy (channel 3683); History (channel 256 and 1256 in HD); History – West (channel 256 and 1256 in HD); History en Espanol (channel 3104 in HD); Lifetime Real Women (channel 364); Lifetime Television (channel 360 and 1360 in HD); Lifetime Television - West (channel 361 and 1361 in HD); LMN (channel 362 and 1362 in HD); LMN – West (channel 362 and 1362 in HD); MBC America (channel 3643); Military History Channel (channel 276); NFL Network (channel 630 and 1630 in HD); NFL RedZone (channel 1629 in HD); Sports-man Channel (channel 642 and 1642 in HD); Viceland (channel 257 and 1257 in HD); Viceland - West (channel 257 and 1257 in HD); World Fishing Network (channel 1679 in HD).

    On or after May 2019: Canal 22 (channel 3022 in HD); Canal Once (channel 3011 in HD); Heroes & Icons (channel 137 and 1137 in HD); HITN (channel 3055 in HD); MeTV (channel 23, 136 and 1023 and 1136 in HD); PX Sports (channel 3122 in HD).As

    In addition: 1) Effective 5/14/19, the following U-verse TV packages will not include Nick Jr. (channel 320 and 1320 in HD) and Nick Jr. - West (channel 320): U-Family, U100, U200, U200 Latino and U400. Current customers may visit att.com/tvchannelupdates (on or after April 14) to obtain more information about how this change may apply to them and available options.2) The Time Life Channel (channel 229, 359 and 1229, 1359 in HD) will expire on or after May 31, 2019.

    On or after June 2019: aapka (channel 3712); Baby First TV (channel 310); Baby First TV en Espanol (channel 3063); CBS Sports Network (channel 643 and 1643 in HD) ET-Global (channel 3632); ET-News (channel 3631); MTV India (channel 3709); Outdoor Channel (channel 680 and 1680 in HD)/
     
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    KyL416

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    Epix is in test mode
     
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    MysteryMan

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    I saw that over on the other site. Good news!
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Just curious, which channels and channel numbers?
     
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    needs to be in movies extra pack
     
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    KyL416

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    We don't know the package placement yet, we just know that they're in test mode. I won't have more information until they generate the comparison/analysis file to see the full set of changes between yesterday and today.

    The placement varies widely from provider to provider, some have it as a standalone tier, some have it in their equivalent of HD/Movies Extra, others have it in their equivalent of Premiere, some even have it in their equivalent of Ultimate. Also keep in mind this will be Epix under their sole MGM ownership, so the carriage terms other providers got under its previous Viacom/Lionsgate/MGM partnership might not apply.

    Of course the usual disclaimer because of certain predictors of TV...being in test mode is NOT a guarantee the channel will be going live a week from now, or at all as we saw with Pac 12 a few years ago.
     
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    Do you think this will include all the EPIX channels.... EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX HITS, EPIX DRIVE-INS?
     
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    KyL416

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    Only 3 are in test mode right now...although it's possible that the deal involves dropping MGM HD, so the 4th one won't initially appear if they plan to reuse its slot.

    I won't have more details until one of the data digester team members gets back home and checks it or generates the comparison. Usually he just does a quick glance daily, but doesn't go in depth for things that aren't obvious like VOD, remaps, dupes or hidden labels, which get lost in the shuffle with the daily sports remaps.

    EDIT here's the numbers and labels:
    558 *EPIX
    559 *EPIX 2
    560 *EPIXHT
     
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    This is good news EPIX was one of the few channels I miss from.fios . EpIX and H&I but H&I is a local

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    Not always; U-verse currently carries it in HD nationwide...

    Could be, particularly since Comcast dropped it nationwide a few months ago, & added EPIX HD prior to it being dropped (only the primary ch & in HD only)
     
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    They could put Epix Drive Ins on 561
     
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    AngryManMLS

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    I'm assuming the Epix channels will be at least in HD?
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    what about
    558 EPIX EAST HD
    559 EPIX 2 EAST? HD
    560 EPIX HITS HD
    561 EPIX WEST HD
    562 Epix Drive In HD
     
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    HI is available in HD OTA via my am-21
     
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    KyL416

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    562 is already occupied by Dog TV

    Epix's west coast feed is not in test mode, just the east coast feed. Also, Epix 2 only has the one national feed, no west coast feed. They used what would have been Epix 2's west coast feed on C-Band to create Drive-In.
     
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