DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-15 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jul 1, 2015.

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  1. PCampbell

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    Nov 18, 2006
    Dose anybody have NASA in HD? I do not know if it is all that popular.
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    It is more than just bandwidth. Different channels are uplinked on different satellites, and the SD and HD versions aren't necessarily using the same ones. If NASA HD is uplinked on a satellite that Directv's broadcast facilities aren't set up to receive, there is some expense associated with doing that.

    Someone posted some pictures of the LA broadcast center a year or two ago, including this one very large very wide dish that had several dozen LNBs. Probably isn't trivial to add another LNB to something like that, let alone if they had to add a separate dish for it.

    Of course I have no idea if that's the issue - it could simply be that Directv has a schedule of things they want to get done with the launch of D14 and D15, and adding additional HD may be down the list a bit below stuff like migrating locals to D14 (which is done or nearly so) and using D15 to replace D10 (if they do it, it will probably happen in the next month, though it may not be something we have any idea is happening)

    One of the things D14 & D15 provide is the channels being sent to the US are also sent to Puerto Rico, once D15 is up and running there will probably be a lot of shuffling around of which channels are on which satellite/transponder as they get the channels they want to deliver to PR customers moved onto those satellites which can do it. Once they have everything settled I think we'll see a lot of channels added very quickly - I still stand by my prediction that Directv will have substantially everything in HD by the end of this year.
  3. latinosat

    latinosat Member

    Jan 29, 2015
    That one ?

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  4. ep1974

    ep1974 Legend

    May 22, 2010
    Hope you're right about all the HD additions, we'll see. I thought D15 was up and running a couple of months ago??
  5. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Just remember that Romulo Pontual, Directv's long-time Chief Technical Officer, also resigned recently. His function will apparently be taken over by someone within AT&T. That can bespeak a whole lot of turmoil....
  6. Ken984

    Ken984 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    No, it was just moved into its spot in the last few days. They are not using it yet as far as we know. It may be difficult to know for sure when it goes into active service, as most of its transponders are in use on other sats already.
  7. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Romulo Pontual was one of many DIRECTV senior executives who retired having achieved the goal of completing a sale of the company. I would not read anything particularly into his side of things.

    Nor would I read too much into a new CTO necessarily representing turmoil. As that also was likely planned all along.

    Lastly, I don't think Romulo was a huge influence as to which channels were added in HD. He was very influential in how much capacity was available--which he accomplished before he left. :)

  8. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    I have to admit that I don’t feel particularly opinionated about who is now at AT&T—including overseeing the transition of U-verse and DirecTV into one. The whole controversy over Pac-12 Network—well, there I have a much stronger sense as to which of the two parties is more to blame. (Hint: I have a more positive feeling with AT&T.) So, it’s still early; but, I am hoping we do get numerous linear channels of HD (especially basic-cable ones for which we are overdue). It is, after all, the original premise of these quarterly threads. (Bring ’me in, AT&T’s DirecTV!)

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  9. YUMA11

    YUMA11 AllStar

    Apr 26, 2012
    Why double channel FUSE(339)directv app.

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  10. ep1974

    ep1974 Legend

    May 22, 2010
    Same thing on my iPad app.


    Oct 13, 2009
    That's because they're moving fuse to D14 satellite
  12. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

    Feb 5, 2007
    When new channels come out or are switched to HD, etc. is there any notice given by DirecTV or place to find out (other than this thread)? I though Directv used to have an announcement message other than the messages on info?
  13. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    So, in other words, another tease?

    No saying Fuse is coming to "DirecTV" in HD?!

    We're waiting on transponder moves before any linear channels of HD will get added?!

    How much longer will these transponder moves be playing out? One month? Two months? Three months? Four months? Five months? Six months? Seven months? Eight months? Nine months? Ten months? Eleven months? Twelve months? Thirteen months? Fourteen months? Fifteen months? Sixteen months? Seventeen months? Eighteen months? Nineteen months? Twenty months? Twenty-one months? Twenty-two months? Twenty-three months? Twenty-four months? Twenty-five months? Twenty-six months? Twenty-seven months? Twenty-eight months? Twenty-nine months? Thirty months? Thirty-one months? Thirty-two months? Thirty-three months? Thirty-four months? Thirty-five months? Thirty-six months? Thirty-seven months? Thirty-eight months? Thirty-nine months? Forty months? Forty-one months? Forty-two months? Forty-three months? Forty-four months? Forty-five months? Forty-six months? Forty-seven months? Forty-eight months? Forty-nine months? Fifty months? Fifty-one months? Fifty-two months? Fifty-three months? Fifty-four months? Fifty-five months? Fifty-six months? Fifty-seven months? Fifty-eight months? Fifty-nine months? Sixty months? Sixty-one months? Sixty-two months? Sixty-three months? Sixty-four months? Sixty-five months? Sixty-six months? Sixty-seven months? Sixty-eight months? Sixty-nine months? Seventy months? Seventy-one months? Seventy-two months? Seventy-three months? Seventy-four months? Seventy-five months? Seventy-six months? Seventy-seven months? Seventy-eight months? Seventy-nine months? Eighty months? Eighty-one months? Eighty-two months? Eighty-three months? Eighty-four months? Eighty-five months? Eighty-six months? Eighty-seven months? Eighty-eight months? Eighty-nine months? Ninety months? Ninety-one months? Ninety-two months? Ninety-three months? Ninety-four months? Ninety-five months? Ninety-six months? Ninety-seven months? Ninety-eight months? Ninety-nine months? One hundred months?
  14. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
  15. James Long

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    Apr 17, 2003
    It is easier to use the four letter word "soon".
  16. thelucky1

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    Feb 23, 2009
    Yes somewhere (hopefully) in those time frames!!
  17. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Do you have a source for this? And if so, what makes them say it's specifically moving to D14 as opposed to one of the free slots on D12, or that if it were to move that it will still be SD only?

    i.e. when NASA went MPEG4 only, there was a specific message flat out stating it will still be SD, but in that case NASA was a P/I channel that moved to fill the quota. Fuse doesn't qualify as a P/I channel since it's an ad supported commercial channel, and I doubt the new owners of Fuse would give up that much distribution unless there's something involved that would benefit them like HD carriage or an agreement to carry their other channel NUVOtv.


    Oct 13, 2009
    NuVOtv is going to be merged with fuse and they will both be 1 channel
  19. Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

    May 10, 2010
    Will they still show LFL games?
  20. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Nope, while some of the programming is moving to Fuse, NUVOtv itself is rebranding into a music channel.
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