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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-18 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by James Long, Apr 1, 2018.

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  1. Apr 1, 2018 #1 of 75
    James Long

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    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the over 20 million U.S subscribers (37+ million world wide).

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2018 #2 of 75
    MysteryMan

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    Still waiting for an answer as why OuterMax HD has never been added to the lineup.
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2018 #3 of 75
    TheRatPatrol

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    Again I ask do we really need quarterly threads for this nowadays, wouldn’t a yearly thread be enough?

    Not much left, but I’d like to see these added
    Discovery Life
    NASA
    TVG
    Cowboy Channel
    Sportsman Channel
     
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    boukengreen

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    Maybe biannual threads as this aren’t as popular as when I first signed up 10 years ago. That is until we swap to 4 or 8K anticipation threads lol.
     
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    Nicktoons discovery life and teennick hd
     
  6. Apr 1, 2018 #6 of 75
    ejbvt

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    And Showtime Family Zone
     
  7. Apr 1, 2018 #7 of 75
    chino

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    Do you Really need those channels if you subscribe to Cinemax and Showtime you have the on-demand library so any movies that are on those channels you probably can see them on the on-demand library
     
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    JcT21

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    id like to see metv & epix. that would keep me from switching to dish when my contract expires in may.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2018 #9 of 75
    BLMN

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    metv, Directv will not add sub channels for reasons already explained here. I would also like to have Epix but we all know it is not coming, they had an option that was never picked up since 2012 if im not mistaken.
     
  10. bjdotson

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    Personally, I like the quarterly threads
    Looking forward to more HD in Starz/Encore
     
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  11. gpg

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    Full-time FSN Ohio & Cincinnati
     
  12. JcT21

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    I'm not familiar with the whole sub channel reasons but I will research this site for them. but a national feed of metv is carried on dish network. I just see no reason why directv couldn't add it also. epix would be great, I too don't think they will add it anytime soon, if ever.
     
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    In the Q#01 thread, I took a guess for four that I could anticipate getting added in HD at some point during 2018. I want to carefully state it is not a prediction. This has to do with upgrading to HD programmers carried by AT&T’s DirecTV only in SD.


    240 Home Shopping Network HD
    302 Nicktoons HD
    338 UP HD

    605 Sportsman Channel HD


    I don’t have a sense of how many programmers will get upgraded to HD by AT&T’s DirecTV during 2018. I also keep in mind the programmers not carried at all which are possible additions. So, I keep an open mind for possible HD upgrades of the Starz Encore screens, for OuterMax HD, and for programmers not carried at all, let alone in HD, like Epix and Pac-12 Network (which gives me the least amount of confidence; admittedly, I haven’t been following the thread about that one!).
     
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    for all Japanese people who live in America (doesn't matter if you are born here or born in Japan) or those who speak Japanese who aren't Japanese, TV Japan launched today on ch. 2040 in HD, so now we have a new HD channel on DirecTV and it's a international channel too.
     
  15. JcT21

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    not showing up for me. I have preferred xtra.
     
  16. KyL416

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    It's a premium international channel for most hours, except during the newscasts when it becomes available to everyone.
     
  17. James Long

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    Does it show up as an "unsubscribed" channel in the guide except for the free hours?
    Is it on a satellite everyone sees?
     
  18. ejbvt

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    All of the international HD is on 99/103 - look in the 2000s... there is SBSHD, some French channels that they added a couple weeks ago, and now TV Japan. The international HD is all "not available" but shows up white in the guide for me, not grayed out. TV Japan isn't labeled "TVJHD" but I trust it is. It is showing high school baseball in the guide now (1pm) and is not available. The next news is on at 5pm, I highly doubt someone is going to unblock little 15 minute or half-hour increments of this channel forever, but you never know. I guess we'll find out at 5.
     
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  19. KyL416

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    TV Japan's newscasts air at a regular schedule so they don't need someone to manually unblock it each time, they can do it automatically. The channel opens up while the newscasts are on and all other times it switches to the 721 call to subscribe message. The station has dual English/Japanese audio, and most newscasts are available live dubbed in English.
     
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  20. ejbvt

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    Is this going to be forever or just a sort-of preview?
     
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