DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-17 Thread)

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  1. Jul 1, 2017 #1 of 316
    James Long

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    Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

    This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

    You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the over 20 million U.S subscribers (37+ million world wide).

    *Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
    *Please do not "bump" this thread.
    *Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
    *This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.

    If you have any questions as to what belongs in this thread or an individual channel thread please read the latest DIRECTV Programming Forum Rules (Link).
     
  2. Jul 1, 2017 #2 of 316
    MysteryMan

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    Still looking for an answer as to why OuterMax HD hasn't been added to DIRECTV's lineup after all these years?
     
  3. Jul 1, 2017 #3 of 316
    TheRatPatrol

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    Still looking for an answer as why the remaining missing HD channels haven't been added to DIRECTV's lineup after all these years. ;)
     
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    boukengreen

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    Still looking for an answer why C-SPAN 1&2 are not in HD and why we don't have 3 at all lol /sarcasm
     
  5. Jul 1, 2017 #5 of 316
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Still want AHC to show up one of these days.
     
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    zeebre12

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    I wonder would National Geographic launch their Nat Geo Kids channel in the US? It recently launched in Latin America and will launch in Brazil soon.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2017 #7 of 316
    KyL416

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    A refresher on what's currently available to launch. Including some that launched HD feeds in recent months (Flix, Showtime Family Zone, the rest of the Starz Encore channels)

    Channels with HD feeds currently carried in SD or only part time HD:
    240 HSN
    257 Chiller
    258 FXM
    261 Discovery Life
    272 Logo
    273 Pop
    287 American Heroes Channel
    294 Discovery Family
    302 Nicktoons
    303 TeenNick
    315 QVC2
    316 Evine Live
    318 Beauty iQ
    326 GAC
    328 TV One
    330 Centric
    338 UP
    345 RFD-TV
    537 Starz Encore Classic
    538 Starz Encore Westerns
    539 Starz Encore Suspense
    540 Starz Encore Black
    542 Starz Encore Family
    556 Flix
    602 TVG
    605 Sportsman Channel
    606 Outdoor Channel
    621 Fox Soccer Plus
    660 Fox Sports Ohio
    661 Fox Sports Cincinnati

    West Coast feeds that are currently SD only:
    291 Disney Channel West
    297 Cartoon Network West
    300 Nickelodeon West
    306 Ion West
    403 Univision West
    508 HBO Family West
    536 Starz Encore West
    554 The Movie Channel West

    DNS feeds that are currently SD only nationally:
    394 WDCW (CW Washington, DC)
    395 KTLA (CW Los Angeles)

    Channels paying to be carried that have HD feeds available:
    214 MavTV
    226 Shop LC
    313 Jewelry Television
    344 SBN
    349 Newsmax
    364 INSP

    Spanish channels with HD feeds currently carried in SD:
    409 TV Venezuela
    412 Multimedios
    413 Discovery en Espanol
    415 Videorola
    420 Atreseries
    430 HOLA TV
    436 Discovery Familia
    437 TV Chile
    441 Azteca
    446 Canal 22 Internacional
    453 FOROtv
    458 Antena 3
    462 Cine Mexicano
    468 GolTV
    469 TyC Sports

    P/I Channels that have HD feeds available:
    293 BabyFirst
    350 C-SPAN
    351 C-SPAN2
    352 NASA TV
    363 GEB
    369 Daystar
    370 EWTN
    372 TBN
    374 BYU
    376 CTN
    379 UplifTV
    380 Impact
    388 JBS
    461 HITN

    Channels with HD feeds not carried at all by DirecTV:
    The Blaze
    Catholic TV
    Classic Arts Showcase
    The Cowboy Channel
    C-SPAN3
    EWTN Espanol
    Havoc
    Hustler HD
    NHK World
    Outside Television
    PixL
    Ride TV
    TCT HD
    Toku
    TV Japan
    TVG 2
    World Fishing Network
    Youtoo America
    Z Living
    Cars.TV
    ES.TV
    MyDestination.TV
    Pets.TV
    Recipe.TV
    Automotive.TV
    OuterMax
    Starz Encore Espanol
    Showtime Family Zone
    MoviePlex
    IndiePlex
    RetroPlex

    Channels not carried that are currently in some kind of dispute:
    CSN Northwest
    CSN Philadelphia
    TCN Philadelphia
    Pac-12 Network (+6 Regional feeds)
    Spectrum SportsNet LA (Dodgers)
    Epix
    Epix 2
    Epix Hits

    Channels with no HD feed that could potentially launch HD feeds within the next few years:
    Boomerang
    Cine Sony
    Telemundo (Only the feeds for OTA affiliates are HD, the national feed distributed to cable and sat providers is currently SD only)
    Fox College Sports Atlantic
    Fox College Sports Central
    Fox College Sports Pacific
    CNN International (Only the European feed is distributed in HD, the North American feed is currently SD only)

    Channels with no HD feed and the chances of them ever going HD anytime soon are slim to none:
    323 FETV
    348 Free Speech TV
    357 CNBC World
    375 LinkTV
    425 BabyTV
    445 Tr3s
    614 ESPN Classic


    HD content available on demand
    Available to stream in HD via their TV Everywhere platform (i.e. Discovery Go, Fox Sports Go, FX Now, etc)
    VOD currently in test mode
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2017 #8 of 316
    James Long

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    Now in test on another satellite carrier. That probably makes it more annoying.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2017 #9 of 316
    CraigerM

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    So the ones in bold only have part-time HD on DTV?
     
  10. Jul 1, 2017 #10 of 316
    KyL416

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    Read the bottom of the post.

    Bold has HD content on demand, italics have a live HD stream available via their app or website, underline currently has VOD in testing.
     
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    CraigerM

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    Sorry missed that. I need to quit scrolling through posts too fast. :) Cool HD channel refresher guide. :)
     
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    RAD

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    It's annoying that the AHC content is in HD via DIRECTV on Demand but not via the DBS channel.
     
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    Soccernut

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    +1
     
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    Soccernut

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    Spanish channels: I think 441 Azteca has an HD feed, used to available if I remember right on old Klowdtv stream service.
     
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    jw_rally

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    Here are my preferences...

    Channels with HD feeds currently carried in SD or only part time HD:
    345 RFD-TV
    538 Starz Encore Westerns
    605 Sportsman Channel
    606 Outdoor Channel
    621 Fox Soccer Plus (should be part of Sportspack like some other providers – not $15.99 per month)
    660 Fox Sports Ohio
    661 Fox Sports Cincinnati

    Channels paying to be carried that have HD feeds available:
    214 MavTV
    364 INSP

    Channels with HD feeds not carried at all by DirecTV:
    The Cowboy Channel

    Channels not carried that are currently in some kind of dispute:
    CSN Northwest
    CSN Philadelphia
    TCN Philadelphia
    Pac-12 Network (+6 Regional feeds)
    Spectrum SportsNet LA (Dodgers)
     
  16. Jul 2, 2017 #16 of 316
    R0am3r

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    You called that right. I could have done without that news. :(
     
  17. Jul 2, 2017 #17 of 316
    jamieh1

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    ahc also in hd on directv now. But not on sat.
     
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    dod1450

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    Did anyone noticed that their is a new HD channel? It is ElRey and I wonder if this a start of new HD channels? Still waiting for others SD channels to convert to HD.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2017 #19 of 316
    TheRatPatrol

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    Ridiculous
     
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    sangs

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    Holy Christ, it's the 3rd Quarter already?
     
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