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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. Alan Gordon

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    No, but it's a lot more accurate than the list you commented on.

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  2. oldfantom

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    I would think your Soccer is a very safe bet. Seems to be a priority. No facts, just my feeling. As to the other channels, it has been announced that there will be waves. There are 70 test streams, only a few have names. Hopefully, many of your wish lists will be on the rollout plans. I would not expend a lot of anger if they are not in the first wave. By the way, "real channel" is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    What do you think they are doing right this very moment? They have likely already signed agreements for various new channels or are currently in the process of doing so for others...all in anticipation of D12.
     
  4. mrsdrgn

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    But you with think they would release some kind of news. Instead they change their web page every week. One week we will offer 200 hd and the next is gone. I can't believe they are not announcing any news. A lot of customers are upset and they will leave.
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    I sincerely doubt many customers have even noticed any changes.

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  6. Hoosier205

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    Best of luck to those who leave. They will go to another provider who handles the release of information about new channels in the same manner. Releasing information about something too early can come back to haunt you. Plans can change. Things can happen. You don't tell customers about new channels until you are closer to the live date.

    • Customers complain that they aren't being given enough information.
    • The company in question is reluctant to provide said information because plans are subject to change for various reasons.
    • Customers continue to complain about the lack of information.
    • The company relents and gives that information, but with a disclaimer stating that these plans are subject to change.
    • The plans change
    • Customers complain that dates and details have changed.
    • Company reminds the customer about the disclaimer.
    • Customer complains that they should never have been given the information if the plans were subject to change.

    It's a vicious cycle.

    Dish added channels today. When did they release news about it? Today. Same story. Different Provider.
     
  7. Beerstalker

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    Like many of us here have said many times, DirecTV does not like to issue statements on when channels will be added or what ones, because there are too many factors that can change that date. When they set a date and miss it a lot of people freak out and complain, threaten, etc. (look back at the posts a few weeks ago about ESPN U).

    What they normally do is test the channels themselves for a while, quietly add them to our receivers some random Wednesday morning, and then a few hours later release a press statement saying they are now available (once they have been verified as working).

    As far as the capacity for 200HD channels thing goes that was taken down because of a lawsuit filed by Dish Network.
     
  8. mrsdrgn

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    You don't tell customers about new channels until you are closer to the live date.
    I agree, but it has been months. By now we should have gotten some news.
     
  9. jerrylove56

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    I'm sorry. But why in Gods green earth would anyone care about C-Span being in HD or not. Just seeing our slicky boy congressmen/women in SD is sickening enough.
     
  10. Hutchinshouse

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    Where's the highly coveted #1? :D
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    Why? They don't owe us any information. You get the news when they are ready to get the news. You can make these sort of demands all you want, but they aren't going to change the way the entire industry handles these situations and has been since cable television was first introduced. Just sit back and get used to it. The festivus is in May. You can survive until then. Change providers if you like. You'll find that other providers handle these situations, for the most part, in the very same way.

    It has been months, but something could have gone wrong at any point in time before, during, or after launch. You do not notify customers of the additional of new channel until you are certain that you can deliver them. That is just a good business practice. That is just common sense. They will tell us when they are ready to. Until then we wait. That is the only way.
     
  12. slimoli

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    Yep, not there. I think the list is pretty good, though. My own list is very modest, give me Travel, AMC and fill up the premium movies and I will be a happy camper.

    disclaimer: I posted the list from a Sixto's post. He never said these are new HD channels coming soon or when. The name of the channels appeared on the guide for test channels and normally are an indication of what is in the pipeline.
     
  13. slimoli

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    There is at least 1 new HD channel that will be lit before June 11. It's UNIVISION HD. I don't speak Spanish but a friend of mine read a Directv add in a local Spanish newspaper about "Watch ALL World Cup Soccer games in HD and Spanish" . As far as I know, the only Spanish channel in HD that will broadcast the cup is Univision.

    Here in this part of the world, however, Univision HD can be also received OTA.

    If anybody here speak Spanish perhaps can tell us if there is any other channel Directv can be talking about.
     
  14. mrsdrgn

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    You don't need a dish or cable to get Univision HD. You can get it over the air. So maybe that's why there was an add.
     
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    I am not expecting any announcements just news. Like what is going on with D12.
     
  16. slimoli

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    An add from Directv ? Why would they do that ?
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    Why would you expect that? They don't owe you any updates on its status. They announced it's launch and they will announce any new products or services that are added once it is ready. That's it.
     
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    There is no news. The only news would be either that it was live and you had programming or that it was not working and you are not going to get programming. Progressing along, either on, ahead or behind schedule, is not news.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    According to wikipedia, the Spanish rights are owned by Univision (56 matches) and Telefutura (8 matches).

    Perhaps DirecTV is going to provide temporary services in HD for Spanish. A Spanish version of the Masters coverage or Wimbledon.
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Only if you have an AM21... and live in a location where there's a Univision affiliate.... and of course, that affiliate has to broadcast in HD.

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