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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Greg Alsobrook, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. Jan 29, 2012 #221 of 1156
    Satelliteracer

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    There is no DIRECTV magazine any longer. Probably a typo in whatever was seen because it will not be in HD in a few weeks.
     
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    Sports leader doesn't mean EVERYTHING in sports. Doesn't change the fact D* is the sports leader.

    ESPN is an all sports channel, but they don't carry every NFL game (they carry one), they don't carry any NHL games, etc, etc.
     
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    My point was that Universal Sports isn't carrying any of the Olympic coverage from London as far as I'm aware. I believe it's NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA.

    I believe Universal Sports isn't broadcast in HD anywhere at this time, but even if it were available prior to London games, I don't believe that channel is carrying any Olympic content.

    Rumors are that it will go HD in February, but who picks it up in HD is another story.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #224 of 1156
    mws192

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    It was February's SatelliteDirect magazine on page 14; but on page 15 it was listed as sd. It wouldn't be the first time they had a typo either.

    I have a hard time believing that DirecTV doesn't have rights to the HD feed since they just negotiated terms to carry the network and the HD launch was well in the works at that time. Whether or not they choose to carry it is a different story.
     

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    Dish Network, Verizon Fios, Cox, and Charter have more boxing coverage than Directv.

    If boxing was the only sport I cared about (it isn't) I would switch to Dish Network to watch my sport of choice, and I'd ditch "The Sports Leader".
     
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    I think regardless of having or not the right to carry a given channel, Directv has to make choices since bandwidth is a scarce resource. Channels like Universal Sports probably have a very low viewership and, as Satracer said, will not carry any Olympic games. Maybe it's time for another poll, although we know tha's not what will guide Directv.
     
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    Of course, but that was my point earlier. I'm sure someone has more boche ball as well, or more darts, or more horse racing. Doesn't take away that if you want the most sports overall, there is one sports leader. Choices have to be made in terms of what programming goes up, who actually watches it, bandwidth considerations, etc.

    Life has tradeoffs.
     
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    I didn't say anything about rights. I'm sure D* has the rights. It depends on the pecking order of what customers want, what other contractual requirements there are, etc.

    Satellite Direct is an independent magazine that is not owned or operated by D*. I'll see if someone can send them a note that their information is wrong. Appreciate you pointing it out.
     
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    Actually, that poll and another poll were used in choosing the next channels.

    Now, that doesn't mean rankings 1 through 10 will be what is launched because there are many other considerations, but I assure you it was used. I think most of you will be pretty pleased on the next group of channels in 2012.
     
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    Whether I'm pleased or not will be determined by which channels and when they actually show up. If it isn't ones I'm interested in, or if it is late in the year, then I'm not going to be very happy and may very well do something about it.
     
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    Excellent, sounds like BBC America and Nat Geo Wild :)
     
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    As is your right.

    I'm absolutely certain that not all things please everyone, those are the very natures of life. Some will be thrilled, some will be pleased, some will be not moved either way, and some I'm sure will have complaints. When there are nearly 20,000,000 customers and only so many slots available means you make the best decision possible while also dealing with the realities of business (costs, contracts, etc).

    That's why I said "most" will be pleased. That's my view, but I would never say all will be pleased as that is an impossible task for any endeavor. Hopefully you will be pleased.
     
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    Dish is getting Rural TV February 1st.
     
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    lparsons21

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    I hope I'll be pleased too! :)

    But for me it is really easy, just BBCA in HD and I'll have all the HD I want. I'v e got more movie channels now than I can watch and the other cable type channels have enough scripted shows to keep me happy, not to mention Boxing and Golf in HD.

    At some point in time, hopefully no less than 1.5 years from now, I'll have to evaluate the HR34 (if the price gets more in tune with me) over the Hopper/Joey setup at Dish. The programming is the same for my preferences, or will be when/if BBCA-HD shows up.
     
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    I was just having fun. I have all my NY Rangers games in HD. I am a happy customer!!!
     
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    And Directv is the only provider in upstate outside of a handful of small areas with FIOS that can make that statement. Truly, the sports leader!!!!
     
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    You got that right, same here. Cable nor E* have the MSG HD feeds in AZ. :D
     
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    OK, I like boxing also, but it's 2012. Much like horse racing, it's a dying sport.

    I would doubt if boxing coverage is the driving force behind many people's carrier choice.
     
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    BITE YOUR TONGUE!!! :lol:

    Since there is really not much difference between D* and E* when it comes to boxing, I wouldn't think it would be the deciding factor either.

    With D* and the Sports add-on, you get more boxing, but much of it in the add-on is 'classic' (meaning old) fights.

    With E* you get Epix which now and then has a live fight.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2012 #240 of 1156
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    You forgot Epix! I would love to see that along with OutermaxHD.
     
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