DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-16 Thread)

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  1. fleckrj

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    I do that with the radio or with Pandora. For some reason, television does not seem to be the best way to get music.
     
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    You need the paid versions. None of those issues. Linear music broadcast doesn't really make sense anymore outside of FM in the car, as you can't control it. And XM and Sirius are crap quality.
     
  3. dod1450

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    I have a C Crane wifi radio and listen to all my music that way. And it is free other then the wifi radio itself.
     
  4. cypherx

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    I don't have time to fiddle with playlists and all that in the car. Eyes are to be on the road. I'd rather click one thing to get music playing before I pull my car out and let someone else pick the songs while I drive.
     
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    LOL
     
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  7. cypherx

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    I thought a new scan would be posted yesterday. When are we due to see if anything is in test?
     
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    A new scan was posted yesterday. From what I recall, the US Open in 4K, a LiL that went from test to active, and several new LiL in test were the only changes from the previous week.
     
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    What? That's heresy.
     
  10. KyL416

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    The HD Cinema placeholders don't switch to To Be Announced until Tuesday, so they wouldn't have been part of this week's map.
     
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    I understand.

    Of those four, no GSN HD is most surprising to you, and for some time it had been to me, because of DirecTV’s partial ownership. But, I’m even more surprised by the lack of Comcast/NBCUniversal programming brands (no Esquire Network HD, no Oxygen HD, no Sprout HD) and the lack of Discovery Communications brands (no American Heroes Channel HD and, especially while it still was The Hub, no Discovery Family HD).

    People offer opinions on programmers’ HD when they do get added by AT&T’s DirecTV (such as addressing whether it was truly a priority); and I am not happy that “Missing HD” lately takes a back seat to the not-at-all-carried programmers (like the stuff from Byron Allen’s company Entertainment Studios) added during 2015; but, I also find it interesting that streaming has caught on and, if I sense AT&T’s DirecTV doesn’t move on Missing HD by the time this year ends, I can choose a different provider for cable television if I give up.

    Due to issues concerning contractual agreements—and what may be coming up—I will let this play out for me, personally, for a while longer. But, your list—plus ones I’ve presented (including one I posted in December 2015)—is very reasonable.

    So far, and I’m not alone feeling this way, 2016 sucks! First half of the year is almost over. Second half can only get better—unless absolutely nothing worthy happens.


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  12. DBSSTEPHEN

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    Does anybody know if DirecTV will ever get the other two ion owned channels
    Especially since Dish Network is getting ready to add Qubo channel to its lineup it's in testing right now
     
  13. DBSSTEPHEN

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    When is the contract up for renewal with Sony
     
  14. KyL416

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    One World Sports HD is now listed on the app on channel 623
     
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  15. BLMN

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    Talk about an odd ball there :) I have this channel with slingtv and never watched it.


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    I never heard of it. I had to google that one. I suspect it will be on the Sports tier?
     
  17. DBSSTEPHEN

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    I don't see it on the IOS app
     
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    I don't see it either, on Android.
     
  19. mws192

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    It's in an international package (Chinese I believe) and available a la carte on cable in my area. I wonder if channel placement next to a Spanish package channel is indicative of something similar on DIRECTV. Time will tell I suppose.

    Placement near Bein and FS+ makes sense but I wonder why it'd be 623 and not 622.


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