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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. Apr 1, 2012 #21 of 1602
    seern

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    Well getting this quarter started for my wishes.

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  2. Apr 1, 2012 #22 of 1602
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    You are missing a bunch of RSN channels on that list..

    CSN Philly, CSN out of Portland, the new Lakers channels (one English, one Spanish), the new Huston channel as well.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2012 #23 of 1602
    JoeTheDragon

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    Cox Sports Television, CSS, CSS Huston (becoming CSN Houston or over flow feed?).

    the mtn (full time HD date not known)
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 #24 of 1602
    espnjason

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    CSN Houston and the Lakers Channels wouldn't need to be anticipated until late Q3. The same can be said for the Pac-12 Networks which are slated to launch in August. So unless there is a package deal for CSN Philly and rights to CSN Blazer games, things may be a little slow on the RSN front.

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    On another subject, I wonder if WGN America would be 86ed if D* doesn't renew (Which may lead to another HD slot opening). From what I understood, and correct me if I'm wrong, WGN is not much more than CW on cable sans the White Sox and Cubs.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 #25 of 1602
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    You're wrong. WGN America doesn't air CW shows, only WGN-TV Chicago does. WGN America replaces them with old reruns.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 #26 of 1602
    APB101

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    SDs available from DirecTV that are way overdue for their HD:

    Top 10
    204 Headline News HD
    230 DIY Network HD
    232 Cooking Channel HD
    235 Style Network HD
    236 E! Entertainment Television HD
    253 Lifetime Movie Network HD
    256 Turner Classic Movies HD
    264 BBC America HD
    271 H2 HD
    304 TV Land HD


    Top 20
    258 Fox Movie Channel HD
    260 We TV HD
    279 Oprah Winfrey Network HD
    283 Nat Geo Wild HD
    285 Investigation Discovery HD
    294 The Hub HD
    328 TV One HD
    339 Fuse HD
    559 IFC HD

    606 Outdoor Channel HD

    Top 25
    238 Reelz Channel HD
    240 HSN HD
    274 Ovation TV HD
    275 QVC HD
    295 PBS Kids Sprout HD


    Top 30
    233 GSN HD
    251 Oxygen HD

    404 Galavision HD
    432 ESPN Deportes HD

    605 Sportsman Channel HD

    Top 40
    273 TV Guide Network HD
    289 NASA HD
    338 gmc HD
    345 RFD-TV HD
    350 C-Span HD
    351 C-Span 2 HD
    353 Bloomberg Television HD

    406 Telemundo HD
    540 Encore Drama HD
    541 Encore Action HD


    Below Top 40
    313 Jewelry Television HD
    370 EWTN HD
    371 TCC HD
    372 TBN HD
    374 BYU HD



    A Category of Their Own:

    Notable
    272 Logo HD
    [2-- Disney Junior HD]
    305 Ion Television HD
    [310 G4 HD]
    330 Centric HD
    425 Fox Deportes
    [524 OuterMax HD]
    [543 Epix HD]
    [544 Epix 2 HD]
    558 Sundance Channel HD
    [569 FEARnet HD]
    [570 Africa Channel HD]
    602 TVG Network HD
    [6-- Longhorn Network HD]
    [6-- Pac-12 Network HD]
    [6-- WWE Network HD]
    [6-- MavTV HD]
    616 TheMtn HD
    625 Universal Sports HD
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 #27 of 1602
    JoeTheDragon

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    add hrtv hd (not on any system yet) along with tvg hd (not on any system yet)
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 #28 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    I'm curious as to how you came by your ranking system?!

    BTW... you left out CW HD-DNS.

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  9. Apr 2, 2012 #29 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    I know.... that was brought up last quarter. I added some, but had questions regarding some, and things came up in my life, and I simply didn't get around to adding them. If someone could make it easy for me and make a list of the RSNs in these categories:

    RSNs that DirecTV does not carry at all
    RSNs that DirecTV carries in SD only
    RSNs that DirecTV carries part-time
    RSNs launching in HD soon that DirecTV carries in SD
    RSNs launching in HD soon that DirecTV does not carry at all.

    ~Alan
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 #30 of 1602
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    With Regards to Comcast Sports Northwest ( CSN-NW )
    DirecTV does not carry it - Greedy Comcast is the reason
    It is currently available in HD.
    It is a a full time HD channel.
    Main Teams - Portland TrailBlazers (NBA), Oregon Ducks (NCAA)
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 #31 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    Added... :)

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    Is Sundance in HD?
     
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    Paul Secic

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    They were showing videos.
     
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    georule

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    Still BBCA HD, DIY HD, H2 HD, TCM HD.
     
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    tonyd79

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    According to wikipedia, MTV-U is mostly closed circuit to college campuses and does not broadcast in HD. It is 480i widescreen.

    It shows videos, news, campus-oriented features including panel shows discussing videos.
     
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    This edition of Sesame Street is brought to you by the DirecTV word ...... SOON !!
     
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    I'd take any of those 10 this year, then the others when D14 is operational. I wonder if there is currently enough bandwidth to add 10 measly HD channels.
     
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    May 26th on EPIX: Carl Froch vs Lucian Bute. One of the biggest non-PPV fights of the year and Directv won't have it.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    same thing with comcast and other big cable systems.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2012 #40 of 1602
    APB101

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    I didn't think to mention the CW item. (Sorry. :eek2:) Then again, I couldn't think of everything. (I'm now recalling not listing the new regional for Los Angeles Lakers. I read there will be two, not just one, channels.) CW's distant network would be in my list for other programming that are "Notable" just as a national feed is for Ion.

    As for ranking: those in the Top 10, in the Top 20, and so on, are presented in order of their channel placement. Basically, they are tiered listings. Say, "if we were to get up to 10"; "if were to get up to 20"; "if we were to get up to 25"; etc. I'm basing them on priority. This group. Followed by that group. And then…. (Last couple years DirecTV so focused on premium-movie multiscreens that the ones from Encore are placed, by me, on low priority. Only thing below them are Jewelry Television HD and numerous religious programmers's HD.)

    About that Top 10: all of them except Viacom's TV Land HD should have been carried by DirecTV as far back as, say, 2009. TV Land, now that AMC and truTV are carried in HD, gets a spot in the Top 10, because of original programming (you can actually see some clips in HD at its site) and what else it shows that can be seen in HD. (Like reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond which ran on CBS from 1996 to 2005.) The rest of the Top 10: Discovery's BBC America HD; Turner's Turner Classic Movies HD and Headline News HD; A&E Networks's Lifetime Movie Network HD and H2 HD; Comcast's E! Entertainment Television HD and Style Network HD; Scripps' DIY Network HD and Cooking Channel HD. We're finding them routinely on other systems to the point it's downright inexcusable and embarrassing they're not available in high def on DirecTV.

    The challenge, in that exercise, was whether some in the Top 20 should be brought down a notch, and any in the Top 25 should move up between Nos. 11 and 20 on priority. But I'm more certain with the Top 10. (Though I'm sure some would say, understandably, that a switch with one item should be made with another. :))
     
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