DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-17 Thread)

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  1. Jul 13, 2017 #41 of 316
    BigJ52

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    Anyone know what channel number the Olympic Channel will be?
     
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    624
     
  3. Jul 13, 2017 #43 of 316
    BigJ52

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    Thanks
     
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    Soccernut

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    Great find, thank you.
     
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    YUMA11

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    Olympic channels is in HD?,DIRECTV app appears not HD.


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  6. Jul 14, 2017 #46 of 316
    KyL416

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    It's going to be in both SD and HD

    Bandwidth wise it's replacing Universal HD which is ceasing operations at 3pm ET today.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2017 #47 of 316
    CTJon

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    I looked up the info on Olympic today on the DTV site and it says SD - if true I can't believe they'd add any new SD only. I must have read wrong or this area of DTV site wrong
     
  8. Jul 14, 2017 #48 of 316
    KyL416

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    Again, it IS going to be carried in BOTH HD and SD on channel 624.

    Bandwidth wise the HD feed is replacing Universal HD, which isn't shutting down until 3pm ET today, and the Olympic Channel is launching in its place at 6am ET tommorow morning. So while the SD feed is currently in test mode, they couldn't put the HD feed in test mode for a week prior like they do with other HD launches where they replace HD Cinema channels.


    (BTW, I don't know about the iOS apps, but if you have the Android phone app, and set it to display by channel number instead of Date & Time and scroll down you can see 624 OLYCHD and 624 OLYC)
     
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    Curtis0620

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    The question is, what package will it be in?
     
  10. Jul 14, 2017 #50 of 316
    KyL416

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    Hopefully we'll find out soon, but going by the number of subscribers they said in the release, and what other providers who will also have it are placing it, it will probably either be Xtra or Ultimate. (i.e. Optimum is placing it in Preferred, Spectrum is placing it in Silver, not sure where Comcast or Verizon FiOS are placing it, while Dish and Cox are not going to have it at launch)

    EDIT: It's in Xtra, Ultimate and Premiere. I don't know about grandfathered packages like Choice Xtra Classic though.
     
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  11. Jul 14, 2017 #51 of 316
    CraigerM

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    KyL416 do you know anything about the ElRey channel only being in SD on the Xtra package? I thought maybe they replaced the Esquire Network with it? I tried resetting my box and that didn't work. Thanks.
     
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    KyL, any updates on AHC, MAVTV, Outdoor and Sportsman channels?
     
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  13. Jul 14, 2017 #53 of 316
    mjd180

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    Man you're good. Looks like only "ultimate"...
     
  14. Jul 15, 2017 #54 of 316
    captaink5217

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    Olympic Channel HD 624 is up


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  15. Jul 15, 2017 #55 of 316
    boukengreen

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    Still waiting on Guide Data though



    And all the Root Sport Channels that were to be rebranded to AT&T SportsNet have been rebranded as of this Morning
     
  16. Jul 15, 2017 #56 of 316
    mrknowitall526

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    Lehigh...
    What about preferred Xtra?

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  17. Jul 15, 2017 #57 of 316
    BigJ52

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    I have Choice Xtra Classic and it's blacked out for me. I also have the Sports Pack, and still doesn't work.
     
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    Doesn't look like it. I have Preferred Xtra and it's not authorized.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2017 #59 of 316
    mrknowitall526

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    Same, I tried it out also.

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  20. Jul 15, 2017 #60 of 316
    R0am3r

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    Same here. So much for the trade of the bandwidth that Universal HD was using.
     
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