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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 9, 2013 #161 of 1828
    maartena

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    CNN International does have a 720i HD feed, but as far as I know that HD feed is only available on the European ASTRA satellites for distribution on European cable (and satellite) companies. The rest of the world will still have to do with a SD feed only. (The American HD feed for the US version of CNN is available in Asia).

    The only problem with CNN International for American viewers is that the American "prime time" block (Anderson Cooper 360, Piers Morgan, etc) is simply simulcasted on CNN International, as that is between 2AM and 5AM GMT. Since there isn't enough viewers in e.g. Europe on that time block, it makes sense to simply broadcast something from a part of the world where people are still awake.

    It's nice for the west coast as the actual 6AM GMT broadcast start of CNN International news shows such as World Report would be 10 PM, but for the east coast.... it doesn't matter that much, as between 8PM and 1AM (including a repeat of Wolf Blitzer from earlier in the day) there is little different in the programming on CNN International.

    That all said, I don't care if it is SD, I would watch CNN International in SD, and would welcome the addition along with BBC World News.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2013 #162 of 1828
    ndfan1993

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    Would love to see H2 & The Military Channel added to HD - and the addition of Military History to the programming lineup.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2013 #163 of 1828
    skylab

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    Time Warner SportsChannel will be airing a lot of college sports, including Dayton, Xavier, and Miami University. Dayton/Cincinnati is a huge college basketball market that DirecTV will be out of if they don't add this channel.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2013 #164 of 1828
    HGuardian

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    Considering they don't even offer Fox Sports Ohio in full-time HD it's probably highly unlikely they will carry that channel. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2013 #165 of 1828
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    I thought FS Ohio was full time, that it was just Cincinnati that was part time.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2013 #166 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    FS Ohio is 660. HD is on 660-1. FS Cincinnati is 661/661-1.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2013 #167 of 1828
    dpeters11

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    True, but doesn't mean anything is on. Fox Sports covered the Tour of Utah, it was on all the Fox Sports channels, but I had to get the sports pack because DirecTV didn't have Cincinnati on during that time.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2013 #168 of 1828
    coolman302003

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    HD content has began to populate on Sportsman On Demand (1605). At the time of this posting there was a total of 8 in HD.

    Not hardly worth mentioning, but 2 programs in HD are also available on BTN On Demand (1610). I think one is a College BB highlight and the other is an episode of Big Ten Elite.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2013 #169 of 1828
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    Thanks!
     
  10. Jan 10, 2013 #170 of 1828
    YUMA11

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    Any good news?or steel waiting.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2013 #171 of 1828
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    I think it will take a little bit of time into this new year of 2013. I don't recall, from previous years, much in the way of channel additions during the month of January. I do recall, well before HD, that we had numerous launches in 2000. Odyssey (now Hallmark Channel) and SOAPnet were among them. So was Boomerang. I don't recall them added in the month of January 2000. (Maybe they were.) I would be willing more to anticipate once we are into the month of February (at earliest).
     
  12. Jan 10, 2013 #172 of 1828
    Paul Secic

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    I'd rather have CNNI
     
  13. Jan 11, 2013 #173 of 1828
    mrsdrgn

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    I want UNIVISION DEPORTES HD!!!
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 #174 of 1828
    Sixto

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    Big announcement coming ... I just need to double check this.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2013 #175 of 1828
    Sixto

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    Huge.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2013 #176 of 1828
    Sixto

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    8 new HD.

    Checking .... double checking actually.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2013 #177 of 1828
    stoutman

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    Suspense..........
     
  18. Jan 11, 2013 #178 of 1828
    Sixto

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    I could just post the 8 ... but guess away ...
     
  19. Jan 11, 2013 #179 of 1828
    Sixto

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    And Alan will be happy ...
     
  20. Jan 11, 2013 #180 of 1828
    Sixto

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    Many will be happy ...
     
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