DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-15 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 31, 2014.

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  1. direfan

    direfan AllStar

    Jan 21, 2003
    I would really like CNN International or BBC world. When are we going to get channels like that?
  2. ep1974

    ep1974 Legend

    May 22, 2010
    Great news. What is the usual timeline until we see them? D14 is the new satellite, correct? Does this mean the start of many more new HD additions? Hope so.
  3. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    After Sundance, my only request for channels I watch is Esquire.
  4. mthomas47

    mthomas47 New Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    I would sort of like to have access to some channels I don't watch, but which I might if DirecTV carried them. Additional HD movie channels with some different offerings, for instance, would be very welcome. Flix, maybe? Here's hoping!
  5. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Flix doesn't have an HD feed.
  6. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    If I have it correct—Flix is not yet available in linear high definition.

    I look forward to the additions of BBC World News HD, Sundance TV HD, and We TV HD.

    Since 2012, DirecTV has gradually made progress in catching up. But, still…

    If I was asked to select 20 linear HD programmers, as if they were all to come in in 2015, and ones strictly from those currently carried only in SD on DirecTV, I would suggest the following:

    01. 233 GSN HD
    02. 235 Esquire Network HD
    03. 240 Home Shopping Network HD
    04. 251 Oxygen HD
    05. 258 FX Movie Channel HD
    06. 267 pivot HD
    07. 287 America's Heroes Channel HD
    08. 294 Discovery Family HD
    09. 295 PBS Kids Sprout HD
    10. 301 Nick Jr. HD
    11. 326 Great American Country HD
    12. 328 TV One HD
    13. 339 Fuse HD
    14. 341 El Rey Network HD
    15. 347 Al Jazeera America HD
    16. 425 Fox Deportes HD
    17. 602 TVG HD
    18. 605 Sportsman Channel HD
    19. 606 Outdoor Channel HD
    20. 625 Universal Sports HD
  7. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    You might want to look one page back on BBC World News. ;)
  8. mexican-bum

    mexican-bum "Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Some"

    Feb 25, 2006
    I was wishing directv would get the Epix channels, mainly for the boxing, but they have recently lost interest in showing any fights so while I would still like the channel its lost a little of its luster.
    Hoping Nick Jr. will be HD soon as my TV has it on a lot... :)
  9. ClimateHawk

    ClimateHawk Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Sophia, NC
    Yeah I wish DirecTV would pick up Epix as well. I'd like to see them go on channels 560-563.

    They could be like this:

    560 EPIX HD
    561 EPIX2 HD
    562 EPIX3 HD
    563 EPIX Drive-In
  10. Coca Cola Kid

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    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I'd like CNNI HD too. They air it on regular CNN overnights and it seems to stick more to the facts and stay away from opinions/analysis/speculation from so called "experts". Same reason I want the 24/7 HD feed every individual channel they show on MHZ WorldView.

    BBC World News HD is coming "soon", BTW. Test feed is already up. :)
  11. mthomas47

    mthomas47 New Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Thanks for the corrections on Flix. I was probably thinking of Epix. Fox Movie Channel would be nice too. They sometimes have movies I would watch, but I am rarely willing to put up with standard definition anymore.
  12. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    CNNI's HD programming is only available via CNN, the 24/7 feed of CNN International for North America is SD only. Only Asia and Europe have the HD feed of CNNI.

    The current status of the channels when it comes to their feeds to North America:
    Arirang: SD only
    Blue Ocean Network: SD only
    CCTV-News: SD only
    CCTV-9 Documentary: SD only
    CNC World: SD only
    Deutsche Welle: SD only
    euronews: SD only
    France 24: SD only
    Kazakh TV: SD only
    RT: Available in HD
    NHK World: Available in HD
    RTE: Originates from RTE One which is only available in Ireland and parts of the UK
  13. Coca Cola Kid

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    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I'll take those two then. Larry King is on RT, I've always liked him, and my gf loves all things Japanese. Al Jazeera America HD would be nice too. The others all need to launch an HD feed and/or make the current feed available in the US. It's 2015!
  14. mrro82

    mrro82 Legend

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cordova, TN
    With Sundance and BBC World News coming, all I have left to wish for are AL Jazeera America, OuterMAX, and the remaining encore channels. Get those and you won't hear a peep from me again
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  15. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Its not so easy for international channels, it costs money to rent commercial satellite space to downlink programming to the US but hardly anyone carries international programming and those who offer it don't have very much subscribers.

    The channels have to spend more to rent the additional bandwidth to deliver HD. There's a reason those international packages are pretty pricey, start adding a lot of HD channels in them and they'll charge even more.

    This is a case where streaming may make more sense than broadcast...
  16. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    still really only want universal sports hd and i will be happy.
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  17. YUMA11

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    If there are 2 channels in test at the new satellite D14,this means that they will begin to put new HD channels in the next few weeks?

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  18. PhilS

    PhilS AllStar

    Sep 23, 2007
    Denton, TX
    My guess is it will happen on 2/27 or soon after. See message on 346-1. "On 2/27, NASA TV will move from Channel 346 to 352". This will make room for BBC World News.
  19. zeebre12

    zeebre12 Member

    Dec 28, 2014
    new york
    Why does DirecTV still have DOGS TV..its the most random kind of a channel to have?, who really watches it..or how can it still be on air?
  20. sangs

    sangs AllStar

    Apr 2, 2008
    NE New Jersey
    You think that's random - or bad - go take a look at the seven .TV channels that FiOS "offers." A bigger waste of bandwidth, time and space you'll never find.
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