DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official 2019 Thread)

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  1. wolverines1

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    That really is odd!!!!

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  2. mws192

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    The Uverse Starz pact expires in August followed by the Disney suite, among others in September (Directv last renewed the full Disney lineup in December 2014, but more recently made a deal to carry ACCN at launch).



    From the July USA Today UVerse legal posting here: https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/u-verse-tv/KM1333754?gsi=q5eemy

    August 2019

    As previously noticed, the AT&T contract with the programmer for the following channels is set to expire. While these channels will continue to be available to U-verse members so long as AT&T has the rights to carry them, if a reasonable agreement cannot be reached with the programmer the programming will no longer be available. AT&T may modify the channel location for the programming by moving them from their current channel location to a channel between 9501 – 9599, and if a reasonable longer term agreement cannot be reached with the programmers, we may lose the rights to carry them (listed in alphabetical order) on or after August 2019: IndiePlex (channel 914); NHK World TV HD (channels 1221, 1379 in HD); RetroPlex (channel 916 and 1916 in HD); Russia Today (channel 370); Starz (channel 902 and 1902 in HD); Starz Cinema (channel 908); Starz Comedy (channel 910 and 1910 in HD); Starz Edge (channel 904 and 1904 in HD); Starz Encore (channel 932 and 1932 in HD); Starz Encore Action (channel 938 and 1938 in HD); Starz Encore Black (channel 942 and 1942 in HD); Starz Encore Classic (channel 934 and 1934 in HD); Starz Encore Espanol (channel 943); Starz Encore Family (channel 944); Starz Encore Suspense (channel 936 and 1936 in HD); Starz Encore - West (channel 933 and 1933 in HD); Starz Encore Westerns (channel 940); Starz in Black (channel 906 and 1906 in HD); Starz Kids & Family (channel 912 and 1912 in HD); Starz Movieplex (channel 909 and 1909 in HD); Starz – West (channel 903 and 1903 in HD); The Tennis Channel (channel 660 and in HD 1660).


    September 2019
    The AT&T contract with the programmer for the following channels is set to expire. While these channels will continue to be available to U-verse members so long as AT&T has the rights to carry them, if a reasonable agreement cannot be reached with the programmer the programming will no longer be available. AT&T may modify the channel location for the programming by moving them from their current channel location to a channel between 9501 – 9599, and if a reasonable longer term agreement cannot be reached with the programmers, we may lose the rights to carry them (listed in alphabetical order) on or after September 2019: AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain West (channel 757 and 1757 in HD); CTI-Zhong Tian (channel 3604); Disney Channel (channel 302 and 1302 in HD); Disney Channel – West (channel 303 and 1303 in HD); Disney Jr. HD/- West (channel 1306 in HD); Disney XD (channel 304 and 1304 in HD); Disney XD – West (channel 305 and 1305 in HD); Disney XD en Espanol (channel 3052 in HD); Eleven Sports Network (channel 1665); ESPN (channel 602 and 1602 in HD); ESPN Classic (channel 603); ESPN Deportes (channel 3113 and 3313 in HD); ESPN2 (channel 606 and 1606 in HD); ESPNEWS (channel 604 and 1604 in HD); ESPNU (channel 604 and 1605 in HD); Estrella (channel 3024); Freeform (channel 178 and 1178 in HD); Freeform West (channel 179 and 1179 in HD); Jewelry TV HD (channels 1056, 1059, 1428 in HD); Longhorn Network (channel 611 and 1611 in HD); NBA TV (channel 632 and 1632 in HD); NBC Sports Chicago (channel 741 and 1741 in HD); NBC Sports Chicago + (channel 742 and 1742 in HD); SECN (channel 607 and 1607 in HD); SEC-A (channel 608 and 1608 in HD); SEC-B (channel 609 and 1609 in HD); Spectrum Sports Net (channel 777 and 1777 in HD); Spectrum Sports net Alternate (channel 779 and 1779 in HD)
     
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  3. dtv757

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    Crazy hopefully those go smooth unlike the local channels


    They did come to agreement with viacom so I would think national and premium channels go smooth



    I know last year optimum had a long dispute with starz

    I think dish still has a dispute with hbo/max but att owns warner media

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  4. James Long

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    At this point I would not call that a dispute. AT&T and DISH could not agree to terms, the channels are gone. The announcement channels that explained why they were gone are gone. DISH is starting to assign new channels to the former HBO/Max range.

    No dispute. Both sides have come to terms that the package will not be carried.
     
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  5. mjd180

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    Thanks, but what’s this have to with the thread title (let alone Directv)?
     
  6. James Long

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    The working theory is that missing channels will be added or upgraded to HD when the existing contracts expire. The AT&T UVERSE notices give an idea of when their contracts expire ... which is a good time to bundle UVERSE with DIRECTV and get one contract covering everything. And a chance at getting the new/upgraded channels on DIRECTV.
     
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  7. slice1900

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    I wonder if Directv would be willing to renew Disney early just to make a better deal for Uverse (assuming Directv's current deal runs beyond 2019)

    ESPN is the most expensive channel family, if ESPN wants a rate increase for an early renewal it might not make sense for them - they could be better off paying more for the few million Uverse customers and make it a short term deal timed to expire when the Directv deal does.

    IIRC their last contract with Disney was for seven years, so if current one was the same term it has almost 2 1/2 years left.
     
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    Hello,some good news about HD channels?


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    Nope. Nothing announced yet.
     
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    techguy88

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    ACC Network is now in testing in both SD and HD on channel 612
     
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    Sling TV is saving me this season, BeIN got the rights for Copa Libertadores just in time when D* decided to drop them...
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    Well so much for The PAC 12 Network ever going on 612.
     
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  13. mws192

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    Highlights for the August UVerse programming updates: Starz and Tennis Channel are still listed for potential expiration in August; with Disney, Spectrum and NBC RSNs in September.

    August 2019
    EVINE Live
    and EVINE Live in HD; GMA Pinoy (channel 3683); Heroes & Icons (channel 137 and 1137 in HD); MBC America (channel 3643); MeTV (channel 23, 136 and 1023 and 1136 in HD); IndiePlex (channel 914); MTV India (channel 3709); NHK World TV HD (channels 1221, 1379 in HD); RetroPlex (channel 916 and 1916 in HD); Russia Today (channel 370); Starz (channel 902 and 1902 in HD); Starz Cinema (channel 908); Starz Comedy (channel 910 and 1910 in HD); Starz Edge (channel 904 and 1904 in HD); Starz Encore (channel 932 and 1932 in HD); Starz Encore Action (channel 938 and 1938 in HD); Starz Encore Black (channel 942 and 1942 in HD); Starz Encore Classic (channel 934 and 1934 in HD); Starz Encore Espanol (channel 943); Starz Encore Family (channel 944); Starz Encore Suspense (channel 936 and 1936 in HD); Starz Encore - West (channel 933 and 1933 in HD); Starz Encore Westerns (channel 940); Starz in Black (channel 906 and 1906 in HD); Starz Kids & Family (channel 912 and 1912 in HD); Starz Movieplex l 909 and 1909 in HD); Starz – West (channel 903 and 1903 in HD); The Tennis Channel (channel 660 and in HD 1660).

    September 2019:
    AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain West (channel 757 and 1757 in HD); CTI-Zhong Tian (channel 3604); Disney Channel (channel 302 and 1302 in HD); Disney Channel – West (channel 303 and 1303 in HD); Disney Jr. HD/- West (channel 1306 in HD); Disney XD (channel 304 and 1304 in HD); Disney XD – West (channel 305 and 1305 in HD); Disney XD en Espanol (channel 3052 in HD); Eleven Sports Network (channel 1665); ESPN (channel 602 and 1602 in HD); ESPN Classic (channel 603); ESPN Deportes (channel 3113 and 3313 in HD); ESPN2 (channel 606 and 1606 in HD); ESPNEWS (channel 604 and 1604 in HD); ESPNU (channel 605 and 1605 in HD); Estrella (channel 3024); Freeform (channel 178 and 1178 in HD); Freeform West (channel 179 and 1179 in HD); Longhorn Network (channel 611 and 1611 in HD); NBA TV (channel 632 and 1632 in HD); NBC Sports Chicago (channel 741 and 1741 in HD); NBC Sports Chicago + (channel 742 and 1742 in HD); SEC ESPN Network (channel 607 and 1607 in HD); SEC Network A (channel 608 and 1608 in HD); Spectrum Sports Net (channel 777 and 1777 in HD); Spectrum Sports Net Alternate (channel 779 and 1779 in HD). In addition: Jewelry TV HD (channels 56, 59, 197, 428 and1056, 1059, 1428 in HD).

    October 2019:
    Impact Network (channel 575 and 1574 in HD); The Filipino Channel (channel 3682).

    https://www.att.com/ecms/dam/att/consumer/help/pdf/Aug-2019.pdf
    https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/u-verse-tv/KM1333754?gsi=yu4p4q
     
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  14. AngryManMLS

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    Any idea when the DirecTV side of the Starz/Starz Encore contract is up? I swear we were supposed to have the remaining Starz Encore channels in HD by now... but.... seems like that will never happen at this rate.
     
  15. mws192

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    Starz has been renewed across all of AT&Ts offerings.

    AT&T and Starz said they have reached a multi-year, comprehensive carriage agreement, securing the rights for AT&T to carry the full suite of Starz and Starz Encore linear and HD channels, on demand and online services across its DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse platforms.

    https://www.multichannel.com/news/at-t-starz-reach-carriage-renewal
     
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  16. dtv757

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    Nice !!
    I would have been upset if they lost it in the middle of "power's " new season lol

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  17. AngryManMLS

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    I wonder if this means that we will FINALLY get the remaining Encore channels in HD.
     
  18. wolverines1

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    I hope so, PLEASE DEAR GOD!!!!!

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