DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2019 Thread)

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  1. wolverines1

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    I was about to write the same thing!!!!

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  2. TheRatPatrol

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    I’m not getting CNNi either, after a reboot and refresh. What packages is it included with?
     
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    Same here grayed out (?)
     
  4. BigRedFan

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    Same here, no CNN International... Error code 721

    I have Premier Package, HD Extra Pack, Latino Package, and 4K service.

    Have reset and rebooted all receivers (twice) and still error code 721 on Ch. 358.

    Also called the main phone # to have their computer send a refresh signal and still no change.
     
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  5. Coca Cola Kid

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    Probably the same reason Fox Sports 1 is 219 and Fox Sports 2 is 618, just to annoy us obsessive types. (Yes I know they both used to be other channels).
     
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  6. MysteryMan

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    I have the Premier package and was getting CNNI on channel 538. I just checked and am now getting Starz Encore Westerns on channel 538.
     
  7. KyL416

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    You got the numbers reversed, CNNi is 358 not 538.
     
  8. MysteryMan

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    Yup, my error. Checked again and am getting CNNI on channel 358.
     
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  9. MysteryMan

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    No, I made a error. Read post #247 and post #248.
     
  10. BigRedFan

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    Yes, saw it... Thanks ! Just deleted my post....
     
  11. dod1450

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    Why no HD format like CNN channel 202?
     
  12. KyL416

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    For the gazillionth time, CNN International has no HD feed for cable and satellite distribution in the USA. They were lucky to have what limited cable carriage it still had after CNNfn folded since it lost most of its distribution (including DirecTV) and was limited to the digital plus tier on Time Warner Cable and some smaller cable providers. It's also why they made it available on CNNgo for providers that didn't carry the channel.

    As for the channel placement, it is the number it had when DirecTV last carried the channel. They are likely playing it safe as AT&T was already sued over the lack of DirecTV's carriage of another news channel OAN. And a few other channels have a history of filing lawsuits against Comcast to get into "news neighborhoods" post NBCU takeover and would do the same to AT&T if it meant getting place at a better slot near the top of the lineup. At least with CNN and HLN they have the grandfathered placement excuse come contract renewal, they would lose that excuse if they put another news station they now own there.


    As for FS1/FS2, that's been explained before too, it's more than just being a rebrand, it's the status/placement of the channels that were rebranded. FS2 is the former FUEL which had digital only distribution many times only in a sports pack, while FS1 is the former Speed which had widespread analog/expanded basic carriage. For most cable systems that were still offering analog service at the time it was physically impossible to force them to be near eachother, so Fox had no reason to demand something that only satellite and fiber/telco providers could do.
     
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  13. Coca Cola Kid

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    The HD feed is only via streaming players (i.e. Apple TV and Roku) after signing into the CNN go app with your DirecTV login.
     
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    Yes.

    I have subscribed since 1998.

    July 20, 1999, if I have that date correctly remembered, is when DirecTV realigned the channel mapping. Before that, the 300s were for a number of sports programmers, including regional sports programmers. After the realignment, CNN International was assigned to ch. 358.
     
  15. APB101

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    Thanks.

    Since there are others, who followed with later posts (after mind), about not getting in CNN International, and that at least one other person who is experiencing this also subscribes to Premiere, I will let the rest of today [Sunday, May 19, 2019] pass. I will see what is up tomorrow. And then, if I have to do anything more, I will get on the phone to AT&T.

    Thank you, MysteryMan!

    Thank you, as well, KyL416!
     
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  16. KyL416

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    Yeah, back in the day CNNi's neighborhood was the Business/Information block that also contained other channels like CBC Newsworld International (the defunct Current/Al Jazeera America), America's Talking (now MSNBC), ZDTV (the defunct G4/TechTV), CBS Eye On People (the defunct Discovery People) and America's Health Network (now Discovery Life), and post-USSB merger All News Channel. The news block was always at the beginning with CNN on 202, CourtTV (which was still a courtroom news channel) on 203, Headline News on 204, and when it launched CNN/SI on 205. While the national sports block began with ESPN on 206 and ESPN2 floating around as a bookend to ESPNEWS and later ESPN Classic after the Classic Sports Network was purchesed and moved from the 300s. The rest of the national sports channels in the 210-220s either didn't exist yet or were their previous niche incarnations like OLN and Speed and in the 300s before the RSNs.
     
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  17. BLMN

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    yeah last I checked my att account I cant even add/remove add on channels anymore it gives me a message like if you need changes you need to call us.... they are definitely having issues on their website.
     
  18. TheRatPatrol

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    Awe the good ole days of D*..........
     
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  19. BigRedFan

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    Yes, like when channel launches were not a big mess unlike today's launches of CNN International and Epix.
     
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  20. KyL416

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    Hopefully this is the last time they choose a Sunday for a launch day
     
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