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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. TheRatPatrol

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    I don't think C* has control over CSN Houston, its the Astros that want more money.
     
  2. Beerstalker

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    You guys do realize this isnt' the same thing as Epix right. DogTV is letting DirecTV put the channel in it's own package, at $6/month. Of which it is probably something like DirecTV gets $1 and DogTV gets $5.

    With Epix, from what we have been told, Viacom wanted it in the main packages like Choice Extra, and probably wanted something like $5/month for it. DirecTV did not feel like they could justify raising the price of Choice Extra $5/month for just the Epix channels so they said no. They asked Viacom if they could treat Epix like HBO/Showtime, etc and have it seperate for $5/month for anyone who signed up for it, and Viacom said no because they knew they wouldn't get as many stand alone subscribers as they would Choice Extra subscribers, so they wouldn't get as much money. Then Viacom probably came back with an offer like letting it be it's own Epix premium package, but wanting $15/month. DirecTV says no, that is too much nobody will buy it so it isn't worth us making the hardware investment to carry it. Obviously I don't know the real numbers, but it has probably gone something like that.

    As far as nobody wanting to pay $6/month for Dog TV, I wouldn't be so quick to say that. Like I said we have doggy day care places around here charging $20/day to watch peoples dogs and they are running out of open spots, and more and more of them keep opening up. I had never heard of such a thing when the first one opened up about a year ago, and now I think there are 4 or 5 of them around. This isn't boarding dogs, this is you drop them off on your way to work, and pick them up on your way home, and they get to play with other dogs and people during the day while you work. Some even have webcams set up at the day care so you can check in on your dog on the internet while you are at work. Never underestimate the amount of money pet owner's a willing to spend on their pets. Some people treat them better than their kids.
     
  3. je4755

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    Couldn't agree more!
     
  4. Satelliteracer

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    Bloomberg is very close...early next week.
     
  5. Coca Cola Kid

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    Yeah well too bad they suck. Kinda like a guy who always shows up for work late asking the boss for a raise.
     
  6. James Long

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    FYI: Epix is on DISH for $7 per month ... or $10 as part of the Blockbuster @ Home package (which was $10 before Epix). I would not expect DirecTV's price to be higher. Perhaps $7 alone and push the HD Extra pack to $10. Epix is not a $15 per month package.
     
  7. Robin112

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    So now their goin to add dogtv this must be ridiculous and watch them put it in hd and still no hd for all the spanish sports channels like fox deportes, espn deportes, bein sport spanish, is been a year this this channels are offered in hd ama leave directv if this keeps up time warner cable has all this in hd and most channels are in hd i regret leavin TWC
     
  8. Satelliteracer

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    It will not be in HD
     
  9. JoeTheDragon

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    MPEG 4 SD?
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    Is there an HD feed available?
     
  11. ep1974

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    Agree. Add Epix to the HD Extra Pack or at least give subscribers the option of purchasing Epix alone.
     
  12. ep1974

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    Good to hear, and if I remember correctly, it was mentioned that more HD would be coming in Q3?? Is that correct? My top picks would be Fox Movie Channel HD and Reelz HD.
     
  13. ep1974

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    Bloomberg HD is now listed in my iPad app.
     
  14. YUMA11

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    I think it starts tomorrow BloombergHD or Friday .iphone
     
  15. ep1974

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    SR said Bloomberg HD will appear early next week.
     
  16. Coca Cola Kid

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    My Android phone app has Bloomberg HD starting Monday (4/15) at 6 AM ET.
     
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    I'm glad you mentioned this, James.

    Suggestion: Add and assign EPiX HD, EPiX 2 HD, and EPiX 3 HD in HD Extra Pack. (Likewise the SD-only EPiX Drive-In; hey, Dish Network gets away with it!) Bring in FEARnet HD in HD Extra Pack.

    While EPiX Drive-In doesn't have a high-definition feed, I would anticipate that it will get made available in HD, perhaps, within the next two or three years.

    Take Hallmark Movie Channel HD out of HD Extra Pack. Place it next to Hallmark Channel HD; as I mentioned earlier: ch. 310—ABC Family HD; ch. 311—Hallmark Movie Channel HD; ch. 312—Hallmark Channel HD. I would also take Smithsonian Channel HD, Crime & Investigation HD (which is part of A&E Networks), and Palladia HD (part of Viacom/MTV) out of HD Extra Pack. Place them closer to their fellow brands (if and where applicable).

    With the likes of Hallmark Channel, Smithsonian Channel, and Palladia…there are other companies which just fold those into the basic-cable lineup (whatever level within many levels of subscription levels of basic cable).


    Revamp the HD Extra Pack.

    Imagine
    560 Dog TV HD
    561 HDNet Movies HD-Only
    562 MGM HD-Only
    563 Sony Movie Channel HD-Only
    564 Universal HD-Only
    565 FEARnet HD
    566 Shorts HD-Only
    567 EPiX HD
    568 EPiX 2 HD
    569 EPiX 3 HD
    570 EPiX Drive-In

    Charge $10 for the new HD Extra Pack. (Along with the HD Access Fee of $10.)

    I think DirecTV could make this a 10-dollar susbcription package, thanks to the strength of EPiX and FEARnet. Dog TV would be a factor, and that would likely make it work more so than its Baby TV-inspired asking price of $5 or $6 as a standalone programmer.
     
  18. APB101

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    Thanks!
     
  19. Coca Cola Kid

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    SR said we're not getting Dog TV HD. Dogs can't even see HD (or color for that matter) anyways.

    Leave Palladia where it is. It's nothing like MTV or VH1, it lacks reality shows.
     
  20. Nighthawk68

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    Great, I can see the tempers starting to flare up now around here, especially when the dog starts scheduling his series links, hopefully the cat wont get too mad when it starts conflicting with her series links.


    :icon_lol:
     
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