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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-18 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by James Long, Jan 1, 2018.

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  1. ejbvt

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    And, as stupid and as they are, the same rules that keep us from having NASA HD keep us from having other PI channels mentioned in HD like C Span and EWTN. The Scientology Channel is paying to be on, and is therefore not a PI channel, and must be paying for HD carriage. EWTN, CSPAN, and any other PI channel could leave their PI status and get HD carriage through a different deal, but someone would have to pay for it and no one is going to want to. PI is like public interest on cable, it has to be there. But it only has to be in the most basic broadcast standard, minimum bandwidth, etc.
     
  2. jle1639

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    I do not like music choice .
     
  3. dod1450

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    Hey it would better then channel 320 new network. I saw some of the programs and I feel like I am being treated as a kid. It is now off my favorite list.
     
  4. James Long

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    I'd like to see the legal reference to back up that claim. Satellite providers are not forced to give PIs the worst bandwidth of the channels on their systems. And PIs can be (and most are) charged for the cost of carriage. (They cannot be charged more than the cost of carriage or be paid for carriage.)

    You are right that it would take a different deal. EWTN and CSPAN made deals back in the day when there was no HD - and they got fairly good deals. They probably would not get such a sweet deal if they made the push for HD.

    There are a limited number of PI slots. When they are all full satellite providers are not required to offer carriage to additional PIs. That pushes channels that could be PIs over to paying without being PIs. PIs also must be non-commercial ... they can sell their own stuff (recordings of their programming, memorabilia) and solicit donations but they can't be commercial. RFD TV crossed that line a few years ago and lost their PI status. The legal limits narrow the channels available.
     
  5. ejbvt

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    Maybe they are not REQUIRED to give them the worst bandwidth. But they do. That's why we have MPEG4 SD PI on the 99 and 103. Directv has to provide the PI programming and the receiver has to "see" it. That's it. I would love to see the legal references for a lot of things spouted off as gospel on this thread, but that doesn't happen.
     
  6. bjdotson

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    Would like to see the rest of the starz/encore channels in HD. SD is so annoying.
     
  7. cablemax

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    I just want discovery en español HD ):[​IMG]

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  8. APB101

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    Early in this quarterly thread, I wrote that—while I am not predicting—I would guess HD upgrades for the following during 2018:

    240 Home Shopping Network HD
    302 Nicktoons HD
    338 UP HD

    605 Sportsman Channel HD

    Now, I just wasn’t wanting to venture into official predicting and/or listing any more programmers. But, if the timing may work, it would not surprise me if 2018 sees HD upgrades of however many of the Starz Encore programming. This is, of course, getting into matters of contracts, and their details, so that is why I used the word timing. (I have the feeling some of this may have to do with syncing the still-existing U-verse with DirecTV by AT&T.)
     
  9. theloudhouse5

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    I really hope your right
     
  10. dtv757

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    I wish hillsong ch was HD on D*

    Not sure if that's classified as a p/I channel or not on D*

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  11. ejbvt

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    It is.
     
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    I think these are all the PI channels across all the satellites:

    344 SBN, 350 CSPAN, 351 CSPAN2, 352 NASA, 363 GEB, 365 GOD, 366 JLTV, 367 WHT, 368 HOPE, 369 DSTAR, 370 EWTN, 371 HILL, 372 TBN, 373 WORD, 374 BYU, 375 LINK, 376 CTN, 377 TCT, 378 NRB, 379 UPLIFT, 380 IMP, 388 JBS, 447 ONCE, 448 ENLC, 461 HITN, 2053 CGTN, 2095 ARANG, 2119 CGTN, 2183 MHZWV.
     
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  13. theloudhouse5

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    When did the Nick Jr hd feed launch on directv?
     
  14. studechip

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    Not sure exactly, but maybe years.
     
  15. bjdotson

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    Summer 2015
     
  16. mrsdrgn

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    I want TYC HD and GOLTV HD.
     
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  17. AngryManMLS

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    GOLTV HD used to be offered until they lost La Liga and Bundesliga. DirecTV then dropped the HD feed in favor of carrying BeIN Sports in HD.
     
  18. Soccernut

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    Me 2!
     
  19. daniloni

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    They pulled the HD after they lost La Liga to (then new) BeIN. They continued to have the rights to Bundesliga for a couple of years after that. GolTV still has Portuguese league, Brazilian League, Coppa Italia, Scottish Cup, Uruguayan League and Mexican second tier. Compared to Eleven Sports with is like the ESPN 8 spoof in Dodgeball, but which gets the HD treatment, GolTV is definitely deserving of HD. (I don’t mean to denigrate another channel— they should all be HD, but GolTV in SD is ridiculous. Sports in SD is like a violation of the Geneva Conventions.)
     
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  20. ejbvt

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    Eleven Sports has KHL and college hockey and other stuff and absolutely should be in HD.
     
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