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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. maartena

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    Sure they can.

    TV stations cut of feeds to different providers all the time, whenever there is another dispute. Like the one with Tribune we had recently, it wasn't DirecTV killing the feeds, but Tribune. And at the same time, Dish still had all those channels.
     
  2. maartena

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    This is because you are wrong. DirecTV (or Dish) is not the ONLY side that can cut off a feed. Stations that are in dispute can do the same thing, and they do.

    This explains how PowerVu equipment works in a bit more detail: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/video/ps9159/ps9348/ps9359/7002790.pdf

    Besides Dish and DirecTV, satellite feeds of a station can be received by DOZENS of rural cable providers that want to distribute their signal. They don't run a fiberoptic line, or a separate satellite channel to Tinytown, ND, that has a local cable provider serving 15 local villages. No they run the same feed of off a satellite, and allow access to that feed with decryption keys. Keys that can be revoked and re-granted at any time, to any provider, without interrupting service to other providers.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    It was Tribune who formally requested that DirecTV pull the feed down. They have the legal right to do so and DirecTV must abide by it.

    I won't say anymore about it. This is how the process works. David or anyone else are welcome to try and prove me wrong, but it won't change how the process actually works. :D
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

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    Ok, this is getting out of hand again. Discuss the topic and not each other. I did a little cleanup. If you're missing a post...make your point without personal comments.

    Next time...thread bans. Keep it civil people.

    Mike
     
  5. studechip

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    I understand the need to keep the discussion civil Mike, but when a poster makes a claim and then can't or won't back it up, he should be called on it.
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    It serves absolutely no purpose for me to back anything up. I've explained how the process works in the simplest terms possible. Take it or leave it. Folks can dispute that and let their imagination run wild if they wish. It really makes no difference to me. You can try and explain virtually any situation and the weekend warriors come up with their own versions. You'll run yourself ragged trying to prove anything. Have you ever tried to prove a conspiracy theory wrong? Good luck with that.
     
  7. coolman302003

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    Alan,

    Not sure if you saw this are not but I know how your really wanting the CW in HD. According to here some markets are now offering CW+ in HD which you have stated before is what your DMA carries.
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I understand studechip's point.

    Explaining something in the simplest terms makes it easy to understand but it does not make it true. When you’re questioned it isn’t because someone doesn’t understand but rather wants support and context...which is why the usual forum etiquette is to provide a source for information.

    It’s entirely up to you whether or not to support the info you post. If not to then you should be prepared for many questions and requests for sources.

    Mike
     
  9. maartena

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    Lets go back to anticipating. The topic has about a week's worth more life in it. :)

    Currently Anticipated:

    Category: BASIC HD

    - None.
    (Future: Possibility of new Encore HD (In Choice Ultimate, so technically BASIC HD) channels per this link)

    Category: PREMIUM MOVIES/ENTERTAINMENT HD:

    - None.
    (Future: Possibility of MoviePlex, IndiePlex, RetroPlex per this link)

    Category: SPORTS

    Very Likely:
    - TWC Sportsnet Los Angeles, October 2012.
    - TWC Deportes Los Angeles, October 2012.
    - PAC 12 Network, August 2012.

    Expected, but not certain by any means:
    - 6 Regional PAC12 Networks.
     
  10. thelucky1

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    Yes you and Davenir are correct. Having worked with numerous TV networks over the years, YES they control the feed and who is authorized to receive each feed!
     
  11. inkahauts

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    If your process was true, anyone who can build a system to receive their signal could get their channels and watch them and there is nothing that amc could do if they didn't know those people where watching their signal without their consent. That's illogical.

    There is zero chance anyone would put any signal of there's into space without being able to control who can receive it at the other end.
     
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    The station or cable network not providing a SD feed isn't going to be enough. That happens now in some cases. They're going to have to be willing to contractually insist that everyone rebroadcast in HD or not at all.
     
  13. RD in Fla

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    Any word on Universal Sports broadcasting in HD prior to the Olympics?
     
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  15. JoeTheDragon

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    add to sport
    CSN Huston
    FS new orleans? (likely a sub feed)

    CSN Philly (some day) maybe TCN Philly as well (full or part time)

    CSNNW (maybe)

    CSS (part time HD on cable right now)

    other sports channels as well.
     
  16. Coca Cola Kid

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    What's FS New Orleans? Both of their teams (Hornets, Saints) are on CST New Orleans...
     
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    Fox has recently obtained rights to the Hornets.

    Article
     
  18. Coca Cola Kid

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    Interesting. Lot of new RSN's this year, must be a record.
     
  19. Davenlr

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    Cash grab
     
  20. maartena

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    We know DirecTV is currently in serious negotiations with the ones I mentioned.... are *any* negotiations going on with the ones you mentioned that we know of?
     
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