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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 22, 2009.

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  1. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005

    The list is excellent. I would love to have those channels although I don't care for the CSns and FSNs (enough sport channels for me). I would like to suggest 2 other channels that are not yet live but look promising:

    Retroplex HD
    Indieplex HD

    I think there is a lot of people who like old and traditional movies without the 200 million budget for the FX and CGI.
  2. Laker44

    Laker44 Godfather

    Jun 18, 2008
    Sixto,Your list looks good.But you need to keep your female subscribers happy also.:)
    QVC HD
    HSN HD
  3. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Don't they spend enough on the SD channels? :lol:
  4. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    Sixto: not sure if your list reflects order of precedence but, if so, I would elevate History International HD. I greatly enjoy documentaries; consequently, the BBC's decision to sell most documentaries it produces to other US networks renders BBCA HD less interesting to me.
  5. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Will continue to track all feedback and then update the list.

    Also post if you feel strongly that a channel should be removed from the list, but RSN's and 3D can't be removed. :)

    Wasn't sure about the Outdoor channel.

    Also trying to keep the list under 50 for now.
  6. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    I like Sixto's list. :)

    To my knowledge there isn't a full-time NASA HD feed, and of there was it would be mostly SD content anyway (the same thing people have been b!tching about on MTV, CMT, TBS, etc. for years now). NASA only records HD content on a very limited basis, and when it IS distributed, it's usually through HDNet or the Discovery channels.
  7. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    No particular order. I may move those 4 Other to the top of the list as well.

    Be nice if we end with a real top-40 or top-50 that everyone is happy with, while being conservative with bandwidth as well.
  8. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    NASA HD is available on C-Band and is used primarily for educational purposes. Folks seem to assume that it is an HD simulcast of NASA TV. It isn't available as a channel in the same way as others. Everyone can cross it off their lists.

  9. GlennDio

    GlennDio Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    You have to leave room for CSN Philadelphia; CSN NorthWest and I guess CSN south or whatever it is called for when D* gets the right to carry them (HD versions and SD versions I guess) as long as me saying I am happy with the list includes these channels the second they are available to be put on in HD (and I guess SD COX 4 as well if that is still an issue) then I am happy with your list.
  10. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Good list Sixto! :)

    I'd probably alter the list a bit:

    1. General
    2. BBC America (BBCA) HD
    3. CNN Headline News (HLN) HD
    4. Encore HD
    5. ESPNU HD
    6. History International HD
    7. Investigation Discovery HD
    8. Logo HD
    9. MSNBC HD
    10. Outdoor Channel HD
    11. Ovation HD
    12. TCM HD
    13. Travel Channel HD
    14. TruTV HD
    15. TVOne HD
    16. WGN America HD
    17. HBO2 East
    18. HBO Comedy East
    19. HBO Family East
    20. HBO Latino East
    21. HBO Signature East
    22. HBO Zone East
    23. 5StarMax
    24. ActionMax
    25. MoreMax
    26. E! HD
    27. G4 HD
    28. Style Network HD
    29. Fox College Sports (HD)
    30. Fox Soccer Channel (FSC) HD
    31. Fox Movie Channel (FMC) HD
    32. Hallmark HD
    33. Hallmark Movie Channel HD
    34. Lifetime HD
    35. Lifetime Movie Channel HD
    36. AMC HD
    37. IFC HD
    38. Sundance
    39. WeTV
    40. FSN Florida HD
    41. FSN Cincinati HD
    42. FSN Ohio HD
    43. CSN Bay Area HD
    44. CSN California HD
    45. CW HD East
    46. CW HD West
    47. DirecTV 3D Channel
    48. Discovery 3D
    49. ESPN 3D

    Unfortunately, I need to trim the list a bit (more) in order to find room for channels coming on line later like National Geographic Wild, The Cooking Channel, TV Land, Encore suite, etc...

    The bolded channels are the ones I care about...

  11. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    As always, Sixto does a great job.

    He just left off the Packer-HD channel.... :)

  12. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City

    Question Sixto....If & when DTV gets their act together and makes us all happy instead of publicizing an addition of a Chinese Channel....could DirecTV add that many HD's in one shot? or would it have to be rolled out in waves? like the way Dish-Network broke out 9 new channels ( I have no clue if more will come later )..would the rewards of D12 really be plenty in one shot?? or added in separate groups later on?
  13. beachmonkey

    beachmonkey Legend

    Jan 16, 2010
    wouldnt mind seeing the following made available on the list:
    CNN International HD
    The Mtn HD
    World Fishing Network HD
  14. pablo

    pablo Icon

    Oct 11, 2007
    Perfectly happy with that list. I think it's missing The Africa Channel which has been said as forthcoming.
  15. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    It might be in phases/waves, but technically all-at-once is possible.

    It may be easier, from a project management perspective, to have a few waves. It may also help with PR to roll out over time, with the associated press releases with partners.
  16. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Yes, had Africa on the list and then removed it. Figured would only include channels that we need to be happy.
  17. ffemtreed

    ffemtreed Icon

    Jan 30, 2008
    World Fishing Network (i know I am the minority here)
    Retro TV channel
  18. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    The list of yours that I modified, I added a few channels to the list that I felt would diversify their packages.

    However, unlike you, I didn't even add the Africa channel, as I simply do not know what to make of it yet. I found other channels that I thought would fit the bill...

  19. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
  20. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City

    If its in waves...one could only speculate once we know whats on the horizon...interesting to see which channels will get 1st dibs...I patiently await..

    thanks Sixto..
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