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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. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I'd like that.

    But I see it on iPhone.
  2. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    How many "west coast fans of college football" are there that want to watch the PAC-12 networks on Directv? And how much are YOU willing to pay for the channel? It's not just about what you want, it's about what it'll cost Directv to scratch your itch, and how it'll affect Directv's other customers. If too high a fee is imposed on non-Pac 12 fans, it may drive away other customers or may lower Directv's profits. Right now, it looks like Directv is saying that losing a few Pac-12 fans is less damaging to the company than the cost of signing on the dotted line with the Pac 12.
  3. sum_random_dork

    sum_random_dork Icon

    Aug 21, 2008
    Many of us are willing to pay, while those east of the Rockies may not see the value in the channel we do. I hate this has turned into an "us vs them" discussion but a deal like Dish with the Nat'l channel plus overflow as needed is fine. Remember many of these games while "late night" in part of the of the country are in prime time for us. And as for paying, I already have and known others that have done the same= added Comcast service for the channel while downgrading our D* service.
  4. chillyfl

    chillyfl Cool Member

    Sep 11, 2012
    I certainly don't disagree with what you are saying. Of course for every channel a given subscriber watches, there are probably 10 that they don't watch but still pay for. It's just that the 1 and 10 are different for everyone. For me, I move every couple years for work. When I made my last move my only sure bet at the time for PAC-12 was cable, so that is what I went with. But my next move will be out of the PAC-12 footprint, and I'll probably be back with Dish or D*. In the last month, I'm spending about 1/3 of my total viewership on the PAC-12 network. If I divided my bill based on viewership, I guess I'd be willing to pay about $20/month for the PAC-12 network. But I think the reality is that I pay $0.80 of my bill to PAC-12, and then probably at least $40 toward channels I don't watch.
  5. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Understandable. And I agree. The best deal for all with reasonable pricing is that PAC 12 area gets at least the national channel but probably also the alternates on a package while outside pay for it either on a increased sports pack or a college sports or PAC 12 option.

    I'm betting directv's contention point would be the price in region and the PAC 12 is not thrilled that BTN has a different deal with directv.

    Part of the pricing would also have to be a pet sub price for the add on rather than a flat fee like Viacom tried to do with Epix. We know directv acts strongly in that case.
  6. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Satellite DIRECT Magazine October 2012 Edition (PDF Link)
    The channel lineup in this edition is showing DIY HD but NOT ION East HD or Outdoor Channel HD. Also, ION West is still at channel 347 in this issue and not moved to channel 306 as it reported last month. I didn't see anything else but anyone that would like can look over the upcoming issue at the above PDF link.

  7. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    What he said. D* is already dipping their toes in the water with higher fees for some regions based on RSN fees. What the "give" on the other side is going to have to be, is these regional and multi-regional (but still not truly "national" in appeal) networks are going to have to accept that as they proliferate they can no longer be in "basic" packages, forcing the majority who *don't* want them to pay for them.

    It's one thing to do the auto-bundling of niche channels that are in the $.02-.05/month range, but these new sports networks are not that. . .
  8. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    BTW, Outdoor Channel is not disappearing when I just checked with 'Hide SD duplicates' option checked...

  9. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Outdoor Channel (ch. 606) showed up for me on second try. I had to do an "Auto-Select" on Encoding. I re-checked to make certain DIY Network (ch. 230) did not appear. So, DIY was missing and OUTCH reappeared (for me).

  10. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    DIYHD (greyed out) showing programming as expected beginning 9/19 6AM ET in the D* iPhone App.

    Edit: Also see ION East HD with programming beginning at the same time.




  11. YUMA11

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    IONHD(305)andDIYHD(230) tomorrow 19 sep 6am. IPhone
  12. revm1m

    revm1m AllStar

    Jul 2, 2006
  13. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD

    BTW, the behavior that clued me into Disney Jr last time was that the programming was blank on the webpage version. The channels disappear on the smartphone versions.
  14. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I love it when my guesses are right. :)
  15. fleckrj

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    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    With DIY in HD, the only two channels I really want that we do not already have are Universal Sports and Cooking. H2 and WE would be nice to have, but not until after we get Universal Sports.
  16. larry55

    larry55 Legend

    Jun 3, 2010
    h2,hln,lmn ,i hope will be up soon.
  17. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    It wouldn't be the first time that Satellite Direct was incorrect, but if true, I'm surprised that they aren't doing the switch at the same time. That was my prediction... I guess we'll find out if I'm wrong tomorrow.

    Good get!

    If only the HD tags on my local ABC affiliate was as good of a hint at things to come. :(

  18. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    If you do a search...they also show up in the Android app on my tablet.

    HD programming, for example, shows up in the listings on channel 230 (DIY HD).
  19. twiseguy

    twiseguy Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
  20. Santi360HD

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    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Carl Spock predicted that !!
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