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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. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    I know most of them are owned by cable companies, but they should be nice and share their signal, Right!!
  2. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Tell that to FiOS and overbuilders like RCN who can't get NY1 from Time Warner or News 12 from Cablevision. (The latter which uses "never on FiOS or Satellite" in every promo)
  3. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    in theory, yes.
  4. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    But will the courts let that say in place? and lets say the cable co use the courts to get Sunday ticket and a side of that is that the cable only stations also have to open up as well.
  5. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm not sure people understand the difference between channels owned by cable or satellite companies and Sunday Ticket. Sunday Ticket is not owned by DIRECTV, it is owned by the NFL and sold to DIRECTV. The only reason the courts would get involved here is because of anti trust issues. The NFL can decide to sell their package to whomever they want, including an exclusive deal with DIRECTV. The problem starts when a carrier (Comcast, DIRECTV, etc.) owns a channel and won't sell it to anyone but themselves. These regional news channels, like regional sports channels, are much more comparable with the Audience Network than with Sunday Ticket.
  6. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    NWCN is owned by Belo and is carried by Dish, in addition to the cable companies.
  7. mrsdrgn

    mrsdrgn Mentor

    Jan 20, 2010
    Now that the English Premier League is coming to an end and Fox Soccer Channel will be gone, I think DirecTv should bring back GOL TV in HD. It should also add ESPN DEPORTES AND FOX DEPORTES in HD. These are the only 3 channels that stops me from canceling my cable.
  8. BLMN

    BLMN Mentor

    Sep 6, 2011
    Southern NH
    those might be coming next year along with the new bird.. I read here that espn contract expires sometime in '14 they might include deportes hd + watch espn app with the new contract.
  9. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
  10. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    My caregiver watches EWTN every day. She wants EWTN-HD.
  11. sum_random_dork

    sum_random_dork Icon

    Aug 21, 2008
    A channel not on DirecTV currently that I'd like to see added is Outside Television the old Resort Sports Network. They have some good shows including showing many Warren Miller ski films. I haven't watched it recently, but in the past they also provided ski reports/forecasts specific to the ski/resort areas.
  12. ep1974

    ep1974 Legend

    May 22, 2010
    Hoping to see Fox Movie Channel HD and Reelz HD in the next round of additions, whenever that is.
  13. YUMA11

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    And fuseHD.
  14. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    FuseHD, WeHD, OxygenHD, StyleHD and WeHD would pretty much just about make DirecTV perfect IMO. My local cable provider has all of those, including more like PBS Sprout and religious, government and even NASA in HD.

    Rumor is my local provider may be testing the Arris 6 tuner multiroom DVR. It has the Moxi HD UI, Moca client boxes for other rooms and the main box can do phone, Internet (DOCSIS 3) and TV all in one. If that does come out I will seriously consider switching since their only real Achilles heel right now is crappy featureless I-guide. I could get more HD's and save money with triple play bundling at the same time. It would cost about $160 for TV, Internet and phone. Right now I pay $125 to directv and $87 to the cable company for Internet and phone. I have two boxes with directv, HBO & Showtime and the package right under the one that includes the Encore channels. It's getting pricey considering a bundle would cost less and provide all those missing HD's.
  15. YUMA11

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    Sports mix in HD(205)staring Sunday .
  16. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Hmmm. I didn't run the report this morning. I need to go look.
  17. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

    May 31, 2007
  18. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Now if they could just make the screens a little bigger.
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  19. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Nothing in test on D1x.
  20. TXD16

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    Oct 29, 2008
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