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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. sigma1914

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    BBCA is soooooooo popular, huh? It's highest rated telecast ever was 1.3 million. WOW! :rolleyes:

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/dr-who-premiere-sets-ratings-record-for-bbc-america/
     
  2. tonyd79

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  3. sigma1914

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    BBCA to me is what AMC is to you for HD. :lol:










    I want all the HD possible whether I watch it or not; I just want to join in the "Your HD channel sucks because I don't watch it & my wants are more important" fun. ;)
     
  4. Jeremy W

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    There are HD channels we have right now with far lower ratings, I can guarantee that.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    And that means what?
     
  6. HGuardian

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    Well, at least Shorts HD is coming, and that channels requests and ratings surely have far exceeded those of BBC America. :D
     
  7. Jeremy W

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    It means that you can't point to a channels ratings as a reason not to add it.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    Ratings show popularity, polls/survey show popularity, so I guess surveys done here & by DIRECTV aren't reason to add HD. No?
     
  9. Jeremy W

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    That's not what I said. I said that if you're going to point to ratings as a reason not to add a channel, there shouldn't be any channels with lower ratings already on DirecTV. If there are, that reason is not valid.
     
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    Sure you can, but it can't be the only reason. Case in point, if one channel was ranked 50th in ratings and cost nothing to put on but another channel was 48th in ratings and wanted $50million a year...you get the idea. Ratings alone can't be the reason, but it very much can be a major reason in some cases or a minor reason in others.

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  11. hdtvfan0001

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    Keeps being said many times by multiple people...but some folks aren't listening or refuse to accept that reality. :shrug:
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    Of course. But in the post I was responding to, there was no other reason given aside from the ratings.
     
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    Can't see any station getting $50million a year
    Maybe a gas station
     
  14. Jeremy W

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    With 20 million subscribers, that works out to approximately 21 cents per subscriber per month. Not exactly a crazy figure.
     
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    In other words, way less than ESPN, the price leader! :hurah::nono2:
     
  16. tonyd79

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    Okay. Now we know why you are confused on channel availability. ;)

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    Happy May everyone! I can't wait for more premiums. :)
     
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    <sarcasm> Oh boy I can't wait... I want more HD PPV and 3-D channels. </sarcasm>
     
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    Mi 2 :D
     
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    Satelliteracer

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    Kind of ironic, since HBO Comedy is in your avatar :rolleyes:



    Even more ironic since HBO Comedy is one of the channels that will be launching ;)
     
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