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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Jan 3, 2013 #61 of 1828
    harsh

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    The system lost it somehow. This seems strange as I had assumed that it was stored as a field in the user data record.
     
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    mrro82

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    That's the big reason I want to see IFC HD. I love that show too. We can pickle that!
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 #63 of 1828
    georule

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    I don't know about all of them, but QVC almost certainly has more D* viewers than some of the smaller current HD offering networks. Like CSPAN, they don't subscribe to Nielsen, so we don't have the usual apple-to-apple metrics to go by. But if you look at QVC's own website, their best day (in 2007) for individual orders was 850,000 orders in one day. That's actual product orders --viewers would no doubt be much higher.
     
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    You do not even need whole home. All you need to get VOD is an HR 21 or higher connected to the internet. I do not remember if the HR 20 connects to the internet.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2013 #65 of 1828
    fleckrj

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  6. Jan 3, 2013 #66 of 1828
    Laxguy

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    Yes, it does, and to Whole House, MRV, whatever you want to call it.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2013 #67 of 1828
    michaelruggeri

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    Is there any chance we could get international news stations like Al Jazeera, France 24, BBC World News? Since they are all streamed anyway, they would not take up extra bandwidth.

    Thanks
     
  8. Jan 3, 2013 #68 of 1828
    Paul Secic

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    Fashion TV is just a loop of skinny woman walking the plank. Dish took it off over a year ago.
     
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    mrdobolina

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    My top 3 would be Fox Movie Channel, H2, and...I'll throw in Oprah Winfrey Network for my wife. Really, I'd be very happy with just the first 2. We don't really watch much of the other channels that are left in SD.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Could be higher. But maybe not as much as you may think. Many will place more than one order on a day and the orders probably also include website orders.

    But since qvc is not ratings driven, it is moot anyway.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2013 #71 of 1828
    jacinkcmo

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    Just heard on NPR that AL Jazeera has bought Current TV, so it may be here sooner than later.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2013 #72 of 1828
    ShawnL25

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    If I had these 15 channels I would have all that I want:
    1. CSN Houston
    2. Cooking Channel
    3. IFC
    4. Sprout
    5. The Hub
    6. WeTV
    7. Pac-12 Network
    8. Encore Action
    9. Encore Drama
    10. Epix 1
    11. Epix 2
    12. Epix 3
    13. Indieplex
    14. Retroplex
    15. OuterMax
     
  13. Jan 3, 2013 #73 of 1828
    tulanejosh

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    1. H2
    2. HLN
    3. FMC
    4. CSN Houston
    5. Pac 12
    6. The Hub
    7. IFC
    8. Remaining Movie Premiums
    9. MTV2
    10. Remaining Nickelodeons (I know these don't actually exist)
     
  14. Jan 3, 2013 #74 of 1828
    KyL416

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    They don't, the only remaining linear Nick channel that Viacom offers in HD is Nick West.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2013 #75 of 1828
    ep1974

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    Also, what about CBC Newsworld (Canada)? I believe Dish had it many years ago. They still might, but not sure.
     
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    KyL416

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    CBC Newsworld was never available in the USA, what we had was Newsworld International, which was purchased by Al Gore to create Current in 2005. Outside of The National and some of CBC's other newscasts the majority of the channel was made up of original content and output from other international broadcasters like ITN, Deutsche Welle and NHK. CBC Newsworld has since rebranded to CBC News Network and I'm not sure if they can be offered in the USA unless they launch an alternate feed due to the rights to some of the documentaries they now air in the evenings.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2013 #77 of 1828
    georule

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    I'm not eager to get it in HD (we never watch it), but so long as we stay on the kind of quarterly path we've been on lately, driven by back-end tech-upgrade, it wouldn't overly upset me if it showed up sometime in 2013.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2013 #78 of 1828
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    I know it isn't "anticipation" but all of my remaining local affiliates, WNLO 23, WNYO 49, ION 51 and even an Indie station WBBZ 67 (with no HD programming I know of, bars on the sides with the call letters) in Buffalo, are suddenly HD. So either they silently launched, or I've been completely oblivious for a long time. Anyone else seeing locals popping up? Maybe the early in the year stuff is more LIL...
     
  19. Jan 3, 2013 #79 of 1828
    ep1974

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    Thank you for the correct information. Much appreciated.....Hoping to hear some news soon for possible new HD channels.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2013 #80 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    I think the only way it shows up in HD is if qvc ponies up the cash to make it worthwhile for directv.
     
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