DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1 2010 Thread)

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  1. Jan 11, 2010 #301 of 2630

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    the 2010 Olympics may need some room maybe we will see some stuff after the australia open like MSNBC HD and maybe espnu HD
  2. Jan 11, 2010 #302 of 2630

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    I would call this list highly suspect...

    Fearnet isn't a channel. ESPNU-HD was announced by DirecTV as the end of the first quarter, but that was before D12 was launched late. Were i DirecTV, Travel Channel would certainly have precidence over WGN America.

    And so on... time will tell.
  3. Jan 11, 2010 #303 of 2630

    Kheldar Icon

    Sep 5, 2004
    Fearnet is currently on-demand only, but that may not always be the case. According to TWICE on 1/8/2007:
    I know this article is 3 years old, but notice that they said it may become a linear channel (i.e. not on-demand-only) later on. Maybe this is that time. Maybe that DirecTV employee jumped the gun and announced the launch before FearNet was ready to announce it.

    We'll see what we'll see when we see it, I suppose. Just don't discount the whole list because you don't think FearNet will ever be a linear channel.
  4. Jan 11, 2010 #304 of 2630
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I disagree. DirecTV specializes in sports. WGN America has sports. Travel Channel doesn't. Half the channels on that list are sports channels. See a pattern yet?
  5. Jan 11, 2010 #305 of 2630

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Yeah I see a pattern... but outside of Chicago, and a few displaced fans, who cares? Travel Channel would have a nationwide appeal.
  6. Jan 11, 2010 #306 of 2630
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    The Cubs have a huge fan following though, probably one of the top 5 in baseball.

    I stopped watching Travel Channel cuz the SD picture is so bad. I might watch it again if it were in HD but for now I can live without it.
  7. Jan 11, 2010 #307 of 2630

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    What? No Lifetime HD for the season premiere of Project Runway? :lol:
  8. Jan 11, 2010 #308 of 2630

    studdad Icon

    Aug 11, 2008
    I hear a stampede of angry women coming our way, :D
  9. Jan 11, 2010 #309 of 2630
    DJ Matt

    DJ Matt Cool Member

    Oct 2, 2009
    I'm not saying if I believe him or don't believe him. Its just that he said he is a subscriber too and seems upset like many of us are. I just thought he had an interesting point about using much of the satellite space for 3-D and more PPV. We all hope that a ton more channels get added though.
  10. Jan 12, 2010 #310 of 2630

    Civrock Legend

    Dec 27, 2009

    Fox Soccer Kicks Off Premium, HD Channel Companion On March 1

    Fox Soccer Plus Will Include BPL, Champions League Rights Previously Held By Setanta Sports

    By Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News, January 12, 2010

    Fox Soccer Channel will add a high-definition teammate come March.
    Positioned at a complement to Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus will bow in the HD format as a premium service, kicking off March 1.
    Fox Soccer Plus will present an array of Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, England's FA Cup and Italy's Serie A matches, properties to which FSC already holds TV rights to in the U.S.
    Chelsea striker Didier DrogbaRelative to the BPL and UEFA Champions League content, Fox Soccer Plus will feature matches that were previously ticketed for Setanta Sports USA. FSC has been sublicensing those properties to the premium service. Setanta's rights will revert entirely to FSC and Fox Soccer Plus at the end of February. Setanta USA's Web site no longer lists those properties under its "Our Sports" heading.

    Sources had indicated that Fox Soccer was negotiating to secure rights or purchase Setanta outright.
    Executives at Setanta, which counts DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and RCN as affiliates, as well as Comcast and Cox in select markets, were not immediately available at press time.
    Fox Soccer Plus will afford distributors flexibility to position the service as a stand-alone premium channel, or to be part of a sports tier.
    "We are committed to bringing the best world-class soccer experience to fans,"said David Nathanson, general manager and executive vice president of FSC, in a statement. "As America's interest in the world's game is increasing, the launch of Fox Soccer Plus will complement and enhance our current programming on Fox Soccer Channel. Fox Soccer Plus builds on our position as the preferred television destination for American soccer fans as well as expatriates who want to keep in touch with their home teams."
    The launch of Fox Soccer Plus will come as both Serie A and the BPL are moving toward the latter stages of their seasons and while the FA quarterfinals are scheduled to take place. FSC officials said a schedule with teams and match times would be determined in the weeks ahead.
    FSC and Setanta have been on the same side on a number of properties. At Cable Show 2008 in New Orleans, the parties announced they had acquired the U.S. rights to the FA Cup, the oldest knockout competition in England.
    Last spring, Fox Sports International and Setanta gained U.S. rights to the UEFA Champions League for the 2010-11 through 2012-13 competitions, ending a 15-year run by ESPN.
    But on the eve of BPL kicking off its current season last August, FSC transferred the rights to 48 of the league's matches, which had been assigned to Setanta, to ESPN. Earlier, ESPN had picked up 46 BPL matches in the U.K. from Setanta Sports in the U.K., when the programmer fell into receivership in that nation.
    Last fall, Fox Sports International secured the U.S. BPL rights for the 2010-11 through the 2012-13 seasons, but has yet to announce any sublicensing deals.


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  11. Jan 12, 2010 #311 of 2630

    pablo Icon

    Oct 11, 2007
    Too bad it's a premium. Soccer is a good game, but I'm not a fanatic. Would be nice to have it as part of the sports pack or Premiere.
  12. Jan 12, 2010 #312 of 2630

    ShawnL25 Icon

    Mar 2, 2007
    We have suspected these channels for months

    See Here from 7+ months ago

    We have seen indication that they indeed might offer this exact group of channels before D12 goes live. If you call and ask D* what they are adding soon they will read you that same list of channels.

    I'd say this list is highly probable. The Question is what are the other 40+ channels that we'll get with D12. I call this a good start. And I expect alot of good things to come.
  13. Jan 12, 2010 #313 of 2630

    djzack67 Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    and gay men
  14. Jan 12, 2010 #314 of 2630

    elaclair Rescued Racers Live Here

    Jun 18, 2004
    Del Mar, CA
    And running in stilettos is just not me.:D
  15. Jan 12, 2010 #315 of 2630

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    But you can outrun a woman running in 6" Stilettos (or was it 8" Stillettos that we saw it Vegas)!!! :lol:
  16. Jan 12, 2010 #316 of 2630

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    Jul 30, 2007
    HD channels I hope to see added in 2010:

    BBC America
    The Outdoor Channel
    WGN America

    My 5 (Rochester, MN) LiLs

    And for Mrs. TubaMan-Z (who actually plays the flute):


    So that's 9 nationals and 5 LiLs. With capacity for "up to" 200 national HD channels, 9 doesn't seem to be too many to ask for.
  17. Jan 12, 2010 #317 of 2630

    iluvtv Legend

    Sep 29, 2005
    Does TCM actually show anything in hd?
  18. Jan 12, 2010 #318 of 2630

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Not that I know of but The Travel Channel in HD does.

    Can't wait.
  19. Jan 12, 2010 #319 of 2630

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Yes, they certainly do.
  20. Jan 12, 2010 #320 of 2630

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Not again......:lol::lol::lol:
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