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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. APB101

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    June is done.

    I anticipate nothing in July.

    Come August 15, according to Wikipedia, will be the lauching date for Pac-12 Network HD. (Speculation from me.)

    Nothing anticipated by me in September.

    Come October 1, I suppose we'll get the launchings of Time Warner Cable SportsNet HD and Time Warner Cable Deportes HD.

    Without a date in mind, I have given considerations to IndiePlex HD and RetroPlex HD, as well as Disney Junior HD.
     
  2. maartena

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    Yeah that's more or less what I anticipated as well...
    Q1: Done. (We got TruTVHD)
    Q2: Done. (We got E!HD)
    Q3: Sports. (PAC12, TWC Sportsnet/Deportes Los Angeles expected)
    Q4: Not much anticipated. Maybe 1 basic, or perhaps some premiums at most.

    Its probably going to be a slim pickings year for Basic HD. We may get 1 more, totaling the number of basic HD to 3.
     
  3. lacubs

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    i am abit surprise we didn't get dumb Universal Sports HD yet, for the Olympics
     
  4. fleckrj

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    Universal Sports will not be broadcasting the Olympics, but it would be great to have Universal Sports before the start of the Vuelta a Espana (August 18).
     
  5. Paul Secic

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    You're missing a lot of oustanding films without EPIX.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    I would be surprised if we don't also get the new Huston RSN this fall. And maybe the new new Orleans RSN that will start as a rebranded network this fall for the first time, if FOX can cut a package deal. I could see them adding the new Orleans as a part time channel since it appears it will share plenty of programing with other FOX channels.
     
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    So does Mediacom.
     
  10. maartena

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    Are they really *never* broadcasted on HBO, Showview, Starz, etc? Do they have certain rights to movies that other premium channels do not have the rights to?
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    Yes!

    Two of last year's biggest movies "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Thor" are both EPIX exclusives if I'm not mistaken...

    ~Alan
     
  12. TravelFan1

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    Cablevision carrying AMC, what a surprise :)
     
  13. RA in CA

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    Regarding Fox Sports San Diego, their general manger Henry Ford, was on XX1090 sports radio yesterday. One of the discussion points was that they are working with Directv to make it a full time channel sometime following the Padres season. He did mention there were some capacity issues that were being worked out - that's as specific as he got. Anyway, that would move one part-timer to full-timer.
     
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    Except that the majority of the British shows on the Audience Network are not shown on BBC America. I think it's only Top Gear that has been on both.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    I wonder if that capacity issue isn't a, if you want to be full time, you can buy us the encoder so we can go from five to six on a transponder just for you....
     
  16. JoeTheDragon

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    But FS San Diego mirrors alot of stuff from prime ticket maybe it's sign that down the road prime ticket will be down sized.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    Or maybe fsn sd plans on adding more sports from the area, like San Diego state? Anyone know what tv deals they have?
     
  18. RA in CA

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    He was on the radio to plug that they have signed on to show the San Diego State/Syracuse basketball game that will be played on the Midway aircraft carrier in November. It looks like they're looking to expand.
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    "Being Human" has been shown on there as well some...

    I'm wanting to say one or two others has been shown from time to time as well, but BH was the only one I could remember off the top of my head...

    ~Alan
     
  20. Coca Cola Kid

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    I doubt it. Prime Ticket will continue to be fulltime since it still has several pro teams (Clippers, Ducks, overflow for Angels, Kings and Chivas), plus a bunch of college sports (UCLA, USC, Big West, WCC). FS SD only has exclusive rights to 1 pro team, they still haven't signed any local team college contracts, and the only other San Diego pro team is the Chargers.
     
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