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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. acostapimps

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    Well it was about time they're going to add Galavision HD since it's been HD for a while now, but I see no benefit as to why now unless it's sports related, maybe it's an agreement that coincides with Univision when they added Univision Deportes HD, But QVC HD ? that's a head scratcher, and to Playboy Channel HD that's not surprising with Directv's indirect ad so to speak on adult channels with the On-Demand easy access app and added adult SD PPV channels.

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  2. PrinceLH

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    Garbage! Plain and simple!
     
  3. APB101

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    I think if we took a DBSTalk.com poll on these three selected linear HD, people would essentially say, "Let them wait until D14 in 2014. Stop wasting my time and money, DirecTV! Bring us all the better programmers' linear HD."
     
  4. acostapimps

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    As we said any HD is good HD right? Well anything but shopping channels that only caters to the wives and anybody that don't have internet and are fools that fall for there prices.

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  5. sigma1914

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    So, people who buy from QVC are wives and fools? The same could be said about people who can't post grammatically correct sentences, but let's not be so judgmental.
     
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    Given what the three additions are, I'm not surprised he's staying silent. =) Don't blame them for taking care of the porn, though.
     
  7. captaink5217

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    Once again, doing a poll of DBS talk is not a majority of D subscribers again I would be willing to bet that QVC is one of the most watched channels D has.
    I really don't think D is gonna look at your post on here and change their plans because the small minority on DBS talk don't like it.


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    +1. I've looked at a number of the Spanish language channels and if they had a SAP feed I may watch some programming - but only in HD of course. :) It could significantly expand their audience, in particular for sports.

    As for QVC HD, I don't really care either way. I won't say that my wife jumped for joy, but she does watch and appreciated that it would now be in HD.
     
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    I do not think anyone believes that D is going to change their plans, but people still want to vent. At least it is QVC and not HSN or one of the other shopping networks.
     
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    I agree, Playboy is a revenue producer, Galavision will bring in more Hispanic subs. Who knows what they got from QVC for putting them in HD. These adds are all about the bottom line.
     
  11. Skyboss

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    Garbage! Plain and simple!


    I third that. Disappointing to be sure.
     
  12. studechip

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    Clearly Directv should contact you before making any programming decisions since your opinion is the only one that matters.
     
  13. TomK

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    These three HD additions bring us closer to having 100% of all channels in HD. What's not to like? Relax and avoid these channels if you don't like them.
     
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    While I understand what DirecTV is doing, and I cannot argue with their motive (pick the channels that they feel will have the biggest impact on the bottom line), what is not to like is that by putting these three channels in HD, three other channels will have to wait until D14 is up. Of course, the same can be said regarding any three channels that DirecTV choses to add in HD now rather than later. All of the "must have" channels are already in HD, so none of the channels that are left are going to be popular with a big number of subscribers. Still, all three of these are chanels that I thought would have waited for D14.
     
  15. acostapimps

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    With Fox Movie Channel and Military Channel being real popular they should at least consider adding those in HD, but the same could be said to any other channels, We should create a poll for all channels that broadcast in HD but still show in SD on Directv.
     
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    Two of my favorites to be added in HD as well. Guess we just have to be patient. I wonder if these new 3 HD additions will be the last for Q3?
     
  17. sigma1914

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    You really think those channels are "real popular," but QVC & Galavision aren't? Galavision is the highest rated Spanish channel around. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=galavision+tv+ratings
     
  18. dpeters11

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    QVC has a US based customer base of 7.3 million. That is not insignificant. Plus, they pay DirecTV for coverage, no the other way around.
     
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    Agree. I see no point of having Spanish speaking channels without SAP option being offered in English. Waste of bandwidth and seems unfair when so many English channels are forced to carry SAP in Spanish.
     
  20. jerrylove56

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    Three channels that should have been added next year when new bird goes hot. FX Movie, EpixHD, We, Oxygen, Ovation would have been better options. (I Think)
     
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