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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Rob

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    Apr 22, 2002
  2. ddebrunner

    ddebrunner AllStar

    Sep 7, 2009
    Thanks for the update, I've said before that a uncut, uncensored & HD BBC or British channel would be worth paying extra for. The 101/Audience channel has been fulfilling that role for me for a few shows.
  3. rkr0923

    rkr0923 Guest

    Sep 14, 2006
    nothing for us bottom feeders as usual
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    You do realize that every show you have ever seen on tv has more scenes and footage that was cut at some point and never shown, sometimes for time, sometimes for lack of quality... Go buy any tv show on DVD and watch it vs it's syndicated showings on channel xyz and you will see what I am talking about. this is normal practice. Shoot, they even do it once in a while on the regular networks when they re air a show in the summer, etc..
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Life sucks, then you die. :rolleyes:
  6. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
  7. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    I'd pay a buck or two to get BBC straight from the UK as some kind of premium service on DirecTV. No more time delayed episodes of Doctor Who, no more commercials...damn right I'd pay good money for that.
  8. gphvid

    gphvid Godfather

    Jun 19, 2007
    Not really news because this has been going on for quite some time with PBS shows as well. Also, some of the bigger shows like Dr Who get uncut runs except for transitions to commercials.

    I knew the editing of programs from the BBC was happening even with their radio shows. I have the NPR version of The Lords of the Rings as well as the BBC version and the NPR version has about 1 minute per episode edited out and a wrap around opening and closing added. The BBC version is just the complete episodes as they aired. Same happened for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

    BBCA's response is a good one and to the point. I, too, would like them to just air the episodes and leave the scissors at home, but then I only work at one post house in Burbank and apparently not at the place they edited these shows...
  9. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Interesting. When we were getting national HD channels, people were posting "Where's the Premiums we were promised?".

    Now that they're finally coming, people are posting "More Premiums?! Where's the basic HD for the rest of us?".

    I guess ya can't please everbody...ever...no matter what ya do. :rolleyes:

  10. seern

    seern Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Glen Allen, VA
    Actually BBCA does listen to us. After years they are now broadcasting the full BBC version of Top Gear with commerical added, so the show runs about 80 minutes long.
  11. Kevin F

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    May 9, 2010

    Your right Mike. As an HBO/SHO subscriber, it's great to get more of them for the price I pay. Which also hasn't gone up in a while. But you can't say no to national HD also :)

  12. qwsxz

    qwsxz AllStar

    May 12, 2008
    Well, the full version minus the FCC regulated content that the FCC says needs to be bleeped out.
  13. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    If every national channel — be it "basic" and "premium" — that DirecTV carries in SD, which is actually available in HD, were to get added in hi def … well, I'd imagine that would come closest to pleasing everybody.

    Since there is apparently not enough capacity for that to be possible, thanks to much of it being wasted by DirecTV honchos having chosen to waste a good amount of that space, there may be some DBSTalk.com posters — myself included — who would appreciate some sort of balancing act by DirecTV.

    Clearly that doesn't exist.

    I think I might cheer if news were to come down, before 2011 ends, that the CEO and everyone responsible for programming were to get fired from DirecTV.

    They've earned it.

    They've earned it for failing to make deals to bring in relevant "basics," which would bring their HD lineup more up to date and in line with competition. Among these channels: AMC HD, BBCAM HD, TCM HD, HLN HD, E! HD, Style HD, IFC HD, We HD, HSN HD, QVC HD, HInt'l HD, LMN HD, DIY HD, COOK HD, OVAT HD, REELZ HD, LOGO HD, CENTRC HD, TVONE HD, gmc HD, CSPAN HD, CSPAN2 HD, OXYGEN HD, SPROUT HD, NGWILD HD, OWN HD, ID HD, TheHub HD, OUTCH HD, SPRTSM HD, and even their own GSN HD.

    They've earned it for not even adding one or two or — tops! — three of those relevant HD "basics."

    They've earned it for letting the competition — major cable providers and especially Dish Network — shoot out much ahead while seemingly exhibiting zero interest in playing catch up, while attempting to fool those who don't know better with padding their numbers in excessive screens of pay-per-view … and for putting whatever national HDs they'd bring in strictly on upper-level programming tiers: For anyone thinking those additional HBOs, Cinemaxes, whatevahs won't climb in price — they're kidding themselves.

    Yes, firing these a**holes would, indeed, earn a thumbs-up from me!
  14. TexasJames

    TexasJames Godfather

    Oct 22, 2006
    +1 ... in HD
  15. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    "Fire" them yourself (i.e. switch providers).
  16. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 5, 2009
    I thought that cable channels are free to air whatever they want without censorship and only do so voluntarily. Been hearing a lot of very mild, but never heard on broadcast networks, profanity on many cable shows which I would think would never happen on broadcast TV.
  17. swans

    swans Legend

    Jan 23, 2007
  18. Coca Cola Kid

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    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Everything on basic cable is subject to sponsorship approval though and if there's too much profanity, sex, violence, drug use, etc. no one is gonna want to sponsor it.
  19. swans

    swans Legend

    Jan 23, 2007
    Some of us just don't care about spending more money on premiums. We would rather feel that we are getting adequate compensation for what we are paying for now!:(
  20. swans

    swans Legend

    Jan 23, 2007
    are getting all excited about something that DirecTV failed to do last year!!! They should have had all the premium HD channels up and running before the end of 2010.
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