DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. May 2, 2011 #1641 of 4112
    sigma1914

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    Really? Just as many Cinemax HD? 2 > 1
     
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    beeper3000

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    wow we really need that west coast feed these days of DVR and MAX GO!
    To me west coast feeds don't count anymore.
     
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    sigma1914

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    No, that's not my claim. I'm assuming that smaller companies pay a lot less.
     
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    georule

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    Yeah, except for most if not all of the channels we're talking about, that's likely at least a 2x overstatement. Maybe a lot more.

    I still haven't heard anyone say or show evidence that a carrier like D* who already owns the rights to show a SD network (like, say, AMC or BBCA) is typically having to pay as much again to get the HD rights as well. It strikes me as much more likely that if you're already carrying the SD you get the HD at a significant discount from what the SD is costing you.

    http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100308/hate-paying-for-cable-heres-the-reason-why/
     
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    beeper3000

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    You remember what they say when you ASSUME?
     
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    sigma1914

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    Perhaps. And perhaps they are adding what's demanded. We're no privy to DIRECTV's survey results.
     
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    So that makes it ok for Directv to not carry it?

    The point is that the channel launched on Directv in SD-only right around the same time that D12 was going live. I find that a little puzzling. Is that so wrong?
     
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    No. What is not okay is making it sound like everyone has a channel an painting it as bad that one carrier does not. Unless it is true.
     
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    sigma1914

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    Did I say that it was ok? You claimed, "most of the major cable providers have it," but they don't...that's all.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Careful. Being reasonable and factual gets you called a fanboy.
     
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    sigma1914

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    It's ok, I've been called worse. :lol:
     
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    NatGeo Wild was a rebrand of Fox Reality. In order to get the HD feed, you had to sign a new agreement for it. Anyone who carried Fox Reality got NatGeo Wild SD automatically as part of the existing contract. D*, and many others, simply opted to not pay anything additional and therefore we only get the sd feed.

    Discovery did the same thing when Discovery Health morphed into OWN. Once again most operators refused to pay extra for HD for that as well.
     
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    beeper3000

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    you need to study longer than that look for articles on cable and satellite channel contracts over the years many of them share the prices for the providers. come on! if your not going to look and study then there is no sense to talk to you anymore.

    P.S. I do know how it works I worked for a Podunk Cable Co. :grin:
     
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    digitalfreak

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    Excuses, excuses.
     
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    digitalfreak

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    It is available on 6 of the top 10 MSOs - Dish, Verizon, Comcast, TW, Cablevision and Brighthouse, so that qualifies as a majority. You can argue the semantics of "most" vs "majority", but whatever.
     
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    PWenger

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    Wow, this site has followed the country into mean spirited partisanship.

    I used to come here for information and advice...I got some great answers to technical questions I couldn't get answered by customer service. Now it's just a place for posturing and one upmanship and ego inflation.

    Not the anyone cares, and I'm sure this will be greeted with the usual sarcastic "So Longs", but I am taking my ball and getting out of this playpen. You children just carry on...
     
  19. May 2, 2011 #1659 of 4112
    camo

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    I thought NFL Sunday Ticket was the only exclusive sports pack. Dish had MLB extra innings and dropped it because of contract dispute several years ago. I think the main problem is Dish has nowhere near the bandwidth to carry a full slate of MLB games in HD. Rather than admit it, they drop it all together and add a few more HD channels trying to keep the customer base happy. Dish is so bandwidth limited they can't even carry the RSN's in HD and stagger what market gets HD games on what night.

    I love Direct and wouldn't trade full time sports HD for a few extra HD channels I'll never watch. Not saying I'm not looking forward to more HD but not at the expense of my top priority, sports channels.
     
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    digitalfreak

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    Not the site, just this thread. :D

    It really doesn't serve a purpose, other than for the shills to spread their BS and everyone else to call them out on it.
     
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