DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-18 Thread)

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  1. Bigg

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    And their penetration rate is about 35% of that 39 million, and a significant portion of those 39 million aren't interested in Charter's TV service, or possibly TV service at all. The local stations produce local content, everything else is syndicated or from the network. If someone has good content that's good enough to be an exclusive, they are going to find where that content has the most value, and it's not going to be on a provider-specific channel or service, particularly not on one that is geographically limited like Charter. That being said, Charter might try to make an exclusive network, but they'd be lucky if a decent percentage of their customers even know what it is, much less actually watch it.

    So it's a completely apples to oranges comparison. And Audience Network is a no-name channel that most DirecTV subscribers don't even know exists, and very few subscribers every stayed with DirecTV or switched to DirecTV for it.
     
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    How do you think Charter will distribute their original content then? Isn't there a potiental audience of 16 million subscribers that their content will reach? Will this be ad supported also?
     
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    Not sure if I asked this before, are their national feeds of the classic TV sub-channels and could DTV carry those?
     
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    Good question, would also be interested to know.
     
  5. Bigg

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    Even if they gave the channel to every Charter subscribers, including those with Limited Basic, that's less than 14M subs.
     
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    richall01

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    Most are under contract to local stations. DirecTV can't carry all local sub-channels. Try channel 323 Family Entertainment Television.
     
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    CraigerM

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    Thanks, but I know about the classic TV HD sub-channels being associated with local affiliates and FETV. I think UVerseTV carries the national feeds of METV and Heroes Icons. That's why I thought maybe that would be a different way for DTV carry all those classic TV HD sub-channels and take up less bandwidth.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2018 #128 of 251
    Khaetra

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    NBCSN has added a second channel (I'm guessing for the Olympics) on 9737. It's says sign-off but it is mirroring what's on the main channel.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    why when they have NBCSN alt in the guide now? 4K??
     
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    KyL416

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    It's not an alt, it's just a remap of the main feed as prep for an Olympics block containing USA, NBCSN, CNBC and The Olympic Channel in the 700s.
     
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    theloudhouse5

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    What are the next hd channels
     
  12. Feb 2, 2018 #132 of 251
    ejbvt

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    NBCSN alt (ch 220-1) has been there for a long time. It is there for starting the late hockey game on time during the NHL playoffs and I don't recall them using it for the Olympics in the past. 4K is on ch 106. The ch 9737 remap is just the main channel again for what kyl said.
     
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    zeebre12

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    Why don't NBC have a second sports channel anyway. They surely have enough sports rights for it. It weird that such a big player only has one channel. When you look at other sports networks around the world a lot have 3 or more channels and most have 2 anyway.
     
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    Bigg

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    I'd guess that because Comcast has a pretty limited/lousy selection of HD channels, so they don't want to have to carry more on their own systems.
     
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    zeebre12

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    Didn't NBC shut down a number of channels last year. What happened to the channel space/bandwidth that was used for them channels on several providers?
     
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    zeebre12

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    Does U VERSE carry the national feeds of METV and Heroes & Icons in all markets or how does it work? Do they have to be available as subchannels in your area for you to get them on U VERSE or are the like LAFF/Justice Network on Dish where they are available to all subscribes irrespective if they are available or not in your area?
     
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    ejbvt

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    If MeTV is on the primary (xx-1) of the OTA signal, Directv will carry it in that DMA. Same for any traditional subchannel network. I used to have Cozi TV on Directv and now I have Justice Network. The market next to me just got Heroes and Icons. Other markets have other channels. The reason you can't have a national MeTV is the same reason you can't have a national CBS or ABC. U Verse probably carries the local subchannel like cable. Laff and stuff on Dish are exceptions to the rule, that the owner would make, I assume, like Univision lets everyone have the national feed, even if you have a local feed for everyone.
     
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    Bigg

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    Good question. It's probably empty, or has been used for something else.
     
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    On C-Band NBCU used G4's slot to launch a west coast HD feed for E!, Esquire's slot to launch a west coast feed for Universal Kids, Universal HD's slot to launch the Olympic Channel, while Cloo never had a HD feed. They used the bandwidth that was used by Chiller HD, Olympic Basketball HD and Olympic Soccer HD to migrate Telemundo's MVPD feeds to that transponder. (Telemundo National East and West (still SD only), along with the 3 Telemundo Internacional HD feeds for Latin American providers)

    The now defunct Premier League Extra channels didn't have dedicated C-Band feeds, they just shared slots with various part time alternate feeds, so nothing replaced them:
    PLE1 -> NBCSN Alternate
    PLE2 -> NBC Sports Northwest Plus
    PLE3 -> NBC Sports Boston Plus
    PLE4 -> NBC Sports Bay Area Plus 2
    PLE5 -> CNBC Alternate
    PLE6 -> NBC Sports California Plus
    PLE7 -> NBC Sports Bay Area Plus
    PLE8 -> Golf Channel Alternate


    As for what cable and satellite providers did with the bandwidth, that really varies from provider to provider and system to system and doesn't always have to involve other NBCU channels. Here Blue Ridge Cable used Esquire HD's QAM slot to add Turner Classic Movies HD, used Chiller SD's QAM slot to add Olympic Channel SD, and used Universal HD's QAM slot to add Olympic Channel HD.

    On DirecTV, AWE SD eventually took Esquire's transponder slot, Olympic Channel HD took Universal HD's transponder slot, while nothing took Chiller and Cloo's transponder slots.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    Golf Channel Alternate? CNBC Alternate? are they the Canadian feeds that get used when they don't have the rights to just mirror the main feed?
     
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