DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

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

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  1. TravelFan1

    TravelFan1 Legend

    Apr 1, 2009
    I was actually surprised by how many tweets directv made today talking about the lakers network and pac 12 network. My take is that if negotiations weren't taking place, they'd be quiet. So who knows, we might see both "soon".
  2. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    If you look at Sixto's Most Excellent Historical Records of Directv Channel Changes Q4 does look fairly quiet for HD additions.

    SonyHD was added in Q4 2010, so it's not out of the question. And with all the rebalancing of transponders and such, there's hope that the wizards behind the curtain are making more room for things that will amaze and astound us. So keep your fingers crossed that October will be as boundiful as July and August were.
  3. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    seeing how Comcast Sports Southwest (AKA CSS houston) has Conference USA football games. Will it fold or be come like TCN in phlly where if you don't have it then you don't get the over flow stuff.

    Ask people with RCN cable that get CSN Philly but NO overflow stuff on TCN.

    Or people on fios who don't get it in HD as they only have TCN SD.

    Or maybe with the teams being big owners of the network it will be like CSN Chicago where the over flow stuff was on cable / comcast only channels. BUT in Chicago that over flow use date backs all the way to sports channel days (before FSN) and the feeds where on C-BAND all along.
  4. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    For the Rockets and 76ers, the regular season starts on October 31st, which is a Wednesday. I would love to see both CSN Philly and Houston launch on D* that morning.
  5. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Yeah, the SonyHD add was what I had in mind for precedent for October not having to follow the usual 4Q pattern. At least not always.
  6. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Well... many contracts end on the first of the year (and I believe this year it is Discovery Communications and CBS, so we may see a bunch of mudslinging right after Christmas) and that might have something to do with it. They will have already started preliminary negotiations and new HD that might be part of upcoming contracts might just be put on hold until the contracts are secured again.

    Since Discovery Communications is coming up..... OWN, Investigation Discovery, and The Hub are three stations (and perhaps more, I didn't do a lot of investigating) that are owned or operated by Discovery Communications, and currently only in SD on DirecTV. It isn't unrealistic to think that Discovery might attempt to secure HD coverage of these networks during negotiations.


    Oct 13, 2009
    the military channel
  8. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Yeah there is another one. Although I doubt that contract negotiations will automatically mean *all* channels will go to HD. Some probably will, but not all. Not sure which.... I'd like OWN for my wife, but the network wasn't doing too well financially earlier this year ($330 million losses since launch so far) but is on track to become profitable in the 4th Quarter 2012.
  9. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    The Military Channel does not yet exist in HD. It would be on my list of wanted channels if it existed in HD, but so far, it only exists in 480i.
  10. Joe Spears

    Joe Spears Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Dec 24, 2010
    DBSSTEPHEN are these still showing up in TEST on your HR23 engineering receiver?

    I crossed out the ones that have already been added.

    BTW, Military History Channel is different from Military Channel on D*, FIOS & U-Verse currently carry Military History but in SD only.
  11. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    Yes, and according to your Wikipedia links, neither exist in HD yet.
  12. Bonneville44

    Bonneville44 AllStar

    Aug 25, 2011
    H2's new season of How the States got Their Shapes prominently featured in my directv newsletter email. I like that show. Sure wish it was in HD :( it used to be on "H1"
  13. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    I like the show, too. The regular History channel has a new episode on Friday October 5th. The new episodes starting on Saturday on H2 will be on H1 the following Friday.
  14. bgothard72

    bgothard72 AllStar

    Oct 25, 2007
    cooking channel, please!!
  15. YUMA11

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    FUSEHD and many more HD,please.another local channels in HD here in Miami,tomorrow 6am channel 8 GENTV.
  16. Dcm210

    Dcm210 Godfather

    Jan 17, 2009
    Nobody had anything to say today?
  17. Barcthespark

    Barcthespark Godfather

    Dec 16, 2007
    I was very happy with BBCA (Doctor Who), ION (Flashpoint), and DIY.

    Next I'd like to see:
    Fox Soccer Plus full-time
    Fox Movie Channel
    Cooking Channel
    H2 (for my wife)
  18. swissin

    swissin AllStar

    May 25, 2006
    Has anyone heard anything about local HD? lice Lansing,MI
  19. Bonneville44

    Bonneville44 AllStar

    Aug 25, 2011
  20. n3vino

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    Me too. That would complete my HD wishes. Just found out that instead of the local ION being in HD, we have IONW in HD. I'm happy with that since it's all the same programming. I won't ask for more since you all know what they say. Give a person a ride, and he wants to drive.
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