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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. May 30, 2012 #981 of 1602
    TheRatPatrol

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    I find it ironic that 12 new HD channels pop up the same day it's announced that York is taking over for Chang. Interesting.
     
  2. May 30, 2012 #982 of 1602
    sigma1914

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    Chang is there until the year ends.
     
  3. May 30, 2012 #983 of 1602
    TheRatPatrol

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    True, but the article says that Yorks first assignment will be to negotiate the new Time Warner RSN.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Huh? What, where??? Gimme, gimme, gimme! :)
     
  5. May 30, 2012 #985 of 1602
    cypherx

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    It's nice to know those TP's work. Good job Sixto!

    They could be anything though. Heck it could be in testing for months. They could just be color bars or test patterns right now just to test the uplink, encoders and transponders. They could be reserved as "spares" if another TP goes bad. Who knows.

    Through more efficient statistical multiplexing and updated encoder designs, it wouldn't be far fetched to see other transponders tack on a 6th test stream as well. Maybe we are better situated than we thought? Let the 12 slot speculation begin!

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    Lakers RSN 1 (English)
    Lakers RSN 2 (Spanish)
     
  6. May 30, 2012 #986 of 1602
    inkahauts

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    When are all the rest or the encore channels supposed to flip the switch and become Hi Definition?
     
  7. May 30, 2012 #987 of 1602
    RML81

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    I'm sure that in the spirit of the occasion, no matter what's added in HD it will make a lot of us very unhappy :)
     
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    Why would they have to have a English and Spanish feed seperate, could the audio track just not be changed to Spanish from English? Looks like that would be more efficent. Just wondering.
     
  9. May 30, 2012 #989 of 1602
    espnjason

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    TWC Sports are planning on entirely separate production staff, hosts, analysts, reporters and maybe even more appropriate adverts for The English and Spanish speaking audience. I think the only thing they would have in common is the Lakers and Galaxy.

    I wouldn't rule out the possibility of SAP in likely cases of game overlap, especially if TWC lands the Dodgers.

    Second, I would place my bet on the Spanish Lakers network going on the same bird as the Spanish channels.

     
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    djzack67

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    That might be part of it
     
  11. May 30, 2012 #991 of 1602
    djzack67

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    Thanks for the info Sixto
     
  12. May 30, 2012 #992 of 1602
    cypherx

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    Ok if the Spanish Lakers network goes on a bird that has Spanish channels, then maybe... Investigation Discovery HD? I dunno, there's so many to choose from! I didn't even get into kids networks yet. Oh what about Nat Geo Wild, or Oxygen, or Ovation or OWN, Cooking, Sundance, GMC, GSN, ION, LMN, or more RSN's, etc.. There's just too many possibilities what it may or may not be!
     
  13. May 30, 2012 #993 of 1602
    Mike Bertelson

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    Some good speculation. I like it. :)

    Mike
     
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    djzack67

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    Looks like we have some new life in this thred
     
  15. May 30, 2012 #995 of 1602
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    Sixto,

    Thanks!

    And much-appreciated.

    (Hoping for non-premiums in HD.)
     
  16. May 30, 2012 #996 of 1602
    tonyd79

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    Same reason they have HBOL. Targeted programming. Graphics in Spanish. Guide data in Spanish. Commercials in Spanish.
     
  17. May 30, 2012 #997 of 1602
    Crow159

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    Remember that Starz and Directv come to a new agreement a few months ago that listed Retroplex and Indyplex as coming at some point.
     
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    djzack67

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    Those might be nice along with some basic.
     
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    Davenlr

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    Those ARE basic channels.
     
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    I'm not getting the pole out of the crawl-space just yet.:rolleyes:
     
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