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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Sep 7, 2012 #3081 of 3975
    Coca Cola Kid

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    1 channel?!?!?! My OTA setup gets like 50 of them!
     
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    The comment was in regarding your comment that someone that wanted ION - that is 1 channel - in HD, should move or get an aerial. I'm simply saying that isn't very helpful information in this particular topic.... this is an anticipation topic for channels on DirecTV, and telling people to either move themselves or get their signal elsewhere just isn't helping.

    You aren't going to move to Dish for HLNHD either, are you?
     
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    mreposter

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    Are you anticipating getting cable, then? :eek2:
     
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    maartena

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    Yeah it doesn't look good for PAC12. But things always have a way of working out. We can at least be sure that week 2, and 6 PAC12 football games will not be on DirecTV.

    Next week? Who knows. Not holding my breath.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 #3085 of 3975
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    We don't have ION available here, in the North County, here in New York State. Occasionally, we can pick it up from our sister DMA, in Syracuse, but it's a 75 mile pull, over an escarpment. I wish that we had OTA access to that channel, but it's a no go. Some parts of the United States aren't as lucky to have some of these good secondary networks, or subchannels.
     
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    No, but for different reasons (i.e. the multiple carriage disputes, lawsuits, etc.).

    I'm just saying there's easier alternatives to get missing OTA channels, instead of always relying on D* for them. For example, half of the digital subchannels I get OTA are missing from D*, and will probably never be carried by them. I think it's always good to have a plan B.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 #3087 of 3975
    Mike Bertelson

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    Keep it Civil people. Discuss the topic and not each other.

    Mike
     
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    We don't even have any decent subchannels, in our DMA, so there's no chance of seeing them, unless Directv actually adds them.
     
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    i'm not sure if the huntsville, al dma has any subchannels
     
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    Congratulations to Dish for picking up the Pac 12 channels.
    It's not clear from the press releases if this is for all 7 channels or not and if any/all of them will be in HD.


    UPDATE, from the Pac-12/Dish FAQ pages:
    Customers who get Pac-12 Networks on DISH will receive the national network. The regional networks will not be available on television, but DISH and Pac-12 Networks are working to make them available online via Pac-12 Now.

    And no mention of HD.
     
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    I have a question why would the pac 12 need 7 channels? Seven channels seems s bit excessive to me.
     
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    It's not so much need as it is … concept.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2012 #3093 of 3975
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    It's only in SD now. Not sure if that will change.
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    so if anyone bails to E* for Pac-12 (which could be a possibility if you're in Pac-12 territory, and a die hard!!)
    Contract they signed will last about a few weeks to a month longer than those other carriers that already inked their deals for day 1.


    back to anticipation..
    Ion West?? I dont get any west coast feeds from anybody no CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX only east coast.... i'd think ION would fall in this same scope of blackout here in NYC also...yes?
     
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    James Long

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    A contract signed today could have any expiration date the parties agreed to (August 1st, September 1st, May 29th). The contract does not need to run exactly to an anniversary of the date signed. The year is also a variable ... "multi-year" contracts can run from two years to whatever number of years the parties agree to. On any contract the only way we know when it expires is if one of the parties tells us ... and no one is being explicit at this time.
     
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    wow thanks for correction...SO their dates apply for service they weren't even carrying...this is for a new NEW channel right?

    Hate to see how much Time Warner would be in the books for if they ever signed the NFL Network..or How much Cable-vision/Optimum had to swallow for their recent deal with NFLN...
     
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    Where did he say swallow?. He was talking about end times. Contract could run 11 months rather than 12. Could run 13. Could be tied to start or end of a specific season like football.
     
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    James Long

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    Exactly ... this isn't a fixed cell phone contract like deal, where one company offers a set deal (2 year contract @ $$ per month starting the day each individual contract is signed). Carriage deals come out of negotiations where everything is subject to negotiation.

    The end date does not in any way have to be the anniversary of the signing date - nor even the same length in years as other carriers have agreed to.
     
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    then I read it wrong..I know its per whatever length they signed it for..I just thought they'd be eating time for time they didn't carry the channel since James said its not the exact start date defacto.....whereas in this example its just a few weeks channel began 8/15 or somewhere around there.
     
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