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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. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Tell that to Alan who has the candle in the window for his CW LIL to light up in HD..

    As well as H2 DIY, Fox Movie Channel..you're right the Basic wants and belly aches silenced after BBCA was added..
  2. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    People are currently switching to Dish and Cable for the PAC12 channels. I don't see them doing that over H2 or DIY, or a local LIL.

    That was my point. Basic HD isn't going to hurt DirecTV's wallet if they DO NOT add it, but PAC12 might have some impact.
  3. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
  4. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Unfortunately, Sixto's tests are showing up on blogs everywhere. But if Directv wanted him to stop, all they'd have to do is ask. I'm sure he would comply.

    The HR34 is more likely as the bug is allowing unauthorized programming out and about. But a novel idea: fix the bug. Since only the 34 has it, it can't be that hard to fix.

    The most likely of these three is the last.

    But the most, most likely is that we don't know what it is.
  5. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    How many cable companies? I don't know the answer. But carriage of H2 HD is … common.

    I'm in the Detroit, Michigan area, and my other area cable-television providers carry H2 HD. They are…
    • AT&T U-verse (ch. 1257)
    • Brighthouse Networks (ch. 330)
    • Comcast (ch. 380)
    • Dish Network (ch. 121)
    • WOW! (ch. 278)

    I think, of the basic-cable channels in the 200s and 300s channel ranges from the lineup of DirecTV, that H2 HD could be next. If I was to narrow it down to which five come next, but in no specific order, I would guess with the following.…
    230 DIY Network HD
    232 Cooking Channel HD
    253 Lifetime Movie Network HD
    271 H2 HD
    304 TV Land HD
  6. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Maybe yes, maybe no. Yes there will be a subset of folks in the Pac 12 region that just have to have it and will leave. As I mentioned a long time ago in the Pac 12 thread, White has said that they would add it only if it made sense and some folks aren't going to be happy. DIRECTV might feel it would be better to add a H2 or DIY channel, which would have a much lower cost/sub then a high prices sports network that also want's a bunch of channels/bandwidth made available to it. My guess is that it's PAC 12 that's going to have to cave on this one and DIRECTV will play hardball until they do. You might want to tune into the call the Merrill Lynch/DIRECTV call this Thursday at 14:15EDT to see if it's mentioned at all.
  7. twiseguy

    twiseguy Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
    I gotta tell ya, that Sixto guy must be one smart cookie.
    I really enjoy reading the cat and mouse stuff he does concerning the test signals, etc.
    I have know clue how he does it, but it sure is interesting to read.
    That`s what makes this sight so cool.
  8. ep1974

    ep1974 Legend

    May 22, 2010

    I have a feeling more sports is coming, which is great, but I still am hoping for HLN,H2,LMN,FMC and TVLAND in HD.
  9. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Go fish... :D

  10. 1980ws

    1980ws Legend

    Mar 18, 2008
    We're getting Shanghai Urban Transport Bureau HD!!!!!??!!??
    Really? If so my list is over!
  11. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    There are a lot of people out there waiting on their market's HD-LiL as well as those wanting their market's LiL expanded. This thread focuses MOSTLY on NATIONAL HD though... and Satelliteracer rarely talks about HD-LiL aside from the occasional pop-in in a thread asking about locals.

    Besides, my signature may have confused you... I'm waiting on my ABC LiL to light up in HD. My confusing signature aside, The CW is still months away from being HD in my DMA.

    Though channels like CW HD-DNS (two weeks away from my next and last rant of the year for these channels... you've been warned!), TV Land HD, and DIY HD are missing HD channels I'm personally hoping for, and continue to champion on this thread, and I have LESS THAN ZERO interest in the Pac-12 Network, I do believe they would be the channel(s) that have the highest level of importance to DirecTV to offer to their subscribers.

    At least until TWC SportsNet is available in a couple of weeks! ;)

  12. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    Pac-12 Network? Hopefully it would carry this game in the archives....

  13. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    You really know how to hurt a Stanford alumnus, espnjason. I want that video banned!

    I liked how the next year at Big Game, the Stanford band re-enacted the play, only this time the trombone player made the game-saving tackle inside the 10 yard line.
  14. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    I doubt they would add it this soon. Besides, they are full-time networks. I also think they haven't even come close to a deal yet. And they may debut on 10/1, the first regular season game doesn't start till the end of October, I have a feeling DirecTV will not see much of the Laker's pre-season.
  15. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    that is classic!!
  16. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    As do I. I've mentioned it. (Especially with upcoming launches of Time Warner Cable SportsNet HD and Time Warner Cable Deportes HD.)

    For those who want to give focus to the basic-cable programming DirecTV assigns to the channel ranges of the 200s and 300s (with consideration for IFC, on ch. 559, and Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel in the low-600s) … those five I mentioned, including H2, are the ones I'd figure may be more in front of the line.
  17. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Wow, we think some people blew a circuit over Shorts HD. . . Shangai Urban Transport Bureau HD would cause heads to actually explode. :lol:

    So, I think we better go with Strike Up the Band, since SR has used his band icon before. This just lets us know what that band icon means to him.

    ION would seem the most likely candidate.
  18. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    A rebrand might also make the channel worth more. Wouldn't be surprised that if they turn it in to a Spike clone, that they will add it to a "all or nothing" package the next time NBC negotiates with DirecTV.

    Don't think that will happen soon though, at least not this year.
  19. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Strike Up The Bands, as in college bands at college football games. ;)

    Maybe those channels are for the overflow games while the main channel will be in the 600's?

  20. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    well maybe they can merge some channels and use on the old slots for an other sports channel.
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