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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. Aug 5, 2012 #1301 of 3975

    larry55 Legend

    Jun 3, 2010
    It good to see satracer back here It been a while.Direc has got add more hd channels .They are behind when it come to national hd channels.52,000 subs d lost second quarter maybe wake d up.
  2. Aug 5, 2012 #1302 of 3975

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    SR is always around.

    Basic does not sell. Ask Dish. Ask Comcast.

    Directv is doing a good job of selecting things rather than just throw basics up willy nilly.
  3. Aug 5, 2012 #1303 of 3975

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    No, Larry, they don't got to.
    Net loss of subs is due to a ton of factors, and lack of some HD channels is far down the list as to causes.
  4. Aug 5, 2012 #1304 of 3975

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Wow BBCA and Nat Geo Wild in HD this month? That's FANTASTIC! More HD after that? Even better!

    I hope DIY HD comes soon along with many more stuff on our lists!
  5. Aug 5, 2012 #1305 of 3975

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Not quite. History is written after rather fact and it is spun but a great deal of facts still get through. Reality TV writes history before it happens. Reality TV is largely scripted or at least sketched out.
  6. Aug 5, 2012 #1306 of 3975

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    Jul 30, 2007
    Once Thursday night football starts (Sept 13, Bears at Packers), those games are on the NFL Network. That's when I begin to overdose on football - NFL on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays, local HS on Fridays, and Purdue on Saturdays. Only Tuesday and Wednesdays off to rest up :)
  7. Aug 5, 2012 #1307 of 3975

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    When do you think swanni will pass this news off as his own?? after a sixto confirmation or the writing on the Facebook walls themselves?
  8. Aug 6, 2012 #1308 of 3975

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    what a slap in the face to Viacom huh??...a childish quarrel by both sides...tactics on both sides questionable...Channels pulled, then lets come back to the table...and take EPIX while you're at it...D* says no...status quo the exact amount of channels pulled are the exact channels that come back.. No epix...

    and BAM

    D* makes a deal for ****2 NEW other HD channels...hows that feel V* ??
    anyone other than me thinks these deals were brokered during the pull?? or were they agreed to some time ago and kept under wraps very nicely?

    ****maybe more per SR's hints
  9. Aug 6, 2012 #1309 of 3975

    tardisdude Cool Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    I'd Guess both HD prospective additions; BBC America and Nat Geo Wild, have been in the pipeline for quite sometime.

  10. Aug 6, 2012 #1310 of 3975

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Just leave me out of it. :) Once D* confirmed it on Facebook that was the key.
  11. Aug 6, 2012 #1311 of 3975

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Wow, NGWHD too? Wasn't on my personal list, tho I might watch from time to time. I've certainly seen some passionate proponents for the channel on this thread, and #6 on the last poll here at DBST, so I'm happy for them.

    I'll be very curious to see if this is more "6 per" when Sixto sees the changes.

    If so, then there is every reason to be optimistic about more to come as well in the mid-term pre-D14 future. DIYHD, baby. . .

    But, for now, I am VERY pleased about getting BBCAHD, and when I posted that news on my FB page, I got several "likes", and some drooling, from friends of mine who are DirecTV customers that never post in places like this. . .but are still very pleased to be getting Doctor Who in HD for the beginning of this next season!
  12. Aug 6, 2012 #1312 of 3975

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I have a feeling there are several channels they have permission to launch in hd, but they had to get ready for them from a technical standpoint. I'd bet these where signed way before Viacom, although I have no idea for sure, and it we ever will know for a fact. I'd also be surprised if the new deal with Viacom didn't include DIRECTV the rights to broadcast all their channels in Hi Definition, although maybe they have the discretion to which the launch in Hi Definition.
  13. Aug 6, 2012 #1313 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    You're becoming a little too famous, huh?! ;) :lol:

    Regarding your first statement, yeah, as I stated in the past, I read a press release about a channel agreement between DirecTV and Hallmark that gave DirecTV the rights to carry Hallmark Channel in HD and Hallmark Movie Channel in SD and HD. Both of them came around two years afterwards shortly before D12 was put into service, and of course HMC was HD only.

    As I stated previously as well, my hope is that any new agreement included TV Land HD.

  14. Aug 6, 2012 #1314 of 3975

    alhurricane AllStar

    Sep 21, 2007
    Very excited to hear about Nat Geo Wild HD! That is one our family has been hoping for.
  15. Aug 6, 2012 #1315 of 3975

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Oh Im sure you wont be implied in any credit. Factually it was Charles manning the FB page that night that made us all happy..not you ! :lol:
  16. Aug 6, 2012 #1316 of 3975
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    A journalist COULD still name him... both for confirming, as well as the additional hint.

    Of course, a journalist with integrity would ASK his permission first, but very few of those exists these days...

    Then again, we're talking about journalists, and I don't consider Swanni one, so... :D

  17. Aug 6, 2012 #1317 of 3975

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The Hour returns this fall also.I find I watch a lot of BBCA.
  18. Aug 6, 2012 #1318 of 3975

    revm1m AllStar

    Jul 2, 2006
    Never watched BBCA, may be when it is on HD, I'll check it out. Just want DIY HD
  19. Aug 6, 2012 #1319 of 3975

    TravelFan1 Legend

    Apr 1, 2009
    Extremely happy with the news about BBCA in HD!!!!!Throw in beIn Sports 1 in HD and I'll be good for the rest of the year. PAC-12 national feed in HD will be the cherry on top of the ice cream.

    Now back to watching Olympics :)
  20. Aug 6, 2012 #1320 of 3975

    DViper2399 AllStar

    Jul 16, 2008
    As always I am very happy when any basic HD is added, still hoping H2 & Cooking are next on the basic HD list
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