DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-18 Thread)

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  1. Aug 1, 2018 #41 of 111
    HoTat2

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    Nice to see it ...

    Was so tired of having to watch classic TV shows which air there like the Waltons in SD letterbox unless I zoom in, which I don't like to do.

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  2. Aug 1, 2018 #42 of 111
    theloudhouse5

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    I hope nicktoons hd is next I'm happy for insp hd
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2018 #43 of 111
    skinnyJM

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    The rowdies around here are wanting Nicktoons HD also, as well as TeenNick HD.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2018 #44 of 111
    theloudhouse5

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    I wouldnt be surprised if nicktoons hd was one of the next ones in test
     
  5. Aug 2, 2018 #45 of 111
    mrsdrgn

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    TYC Sports HD AND GOL TV HD PLEASE.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Still waiting on Sportsman channel HD.
     
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    CraigerM

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    Any news on Up in HD?
     
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  9. Aug 9, 2018 #49 of 111
    HoTat2

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    HSN HD (ch. 240) is now up in test mode, so appears to be coming ...

    FWIW that is ...

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    Oh, goody!
     
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    HoTat2

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    Yeah I hear you ...

    Which is why I emphasize "FWIW," which isn't much for us viewers of course.

    But granted a lot for DIRECTV as additional revenue since channels like HSN pay for their carriage I guess ...

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    Some good news?


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  13. Aug 21, 2018 #53 of 111
    theloudhouse5

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    I'm hoping for nicktoons hd test
     
  14. Aug 21, 2018 #54 of 111
    Ronald Kohlman

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    I wouldn't ming seeing the national feed of Comet Tv added
     
  15. Aug 21, 2018 #55 of 111
    KyL416

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    Don't hold your breath, channels that stream online for free tend to not get carried unless they want to pay for their spot on the lineup. All of Sinclair's subchannel networks stream online for free:
    Comet
    Charge!
    Stadium
    TBD

    There's actually several OTA Comet affiliates that would be carried, if it weren't for the fact that Sinclair used them to exploit an ownership cap loophole. They sold the stations to one of their shell companies, moved the actual Big 5 network programming to a subchannel of the station they kept, and the shell company conviently opts to not select must carry status, so they essentially removed themselves as competition. (i.e. the former WLYH in the Harrisburg DMA)
     
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  16. Aug 22, 2018 #56 of 111
    James Long

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    In my market we have a Quincy owned station (WSJV) that sold its Fox affiliation to the local CBS station (Sinclair's WSBT). The old Fox station became "Heroes & Icons" and effectively shut down (went from a fully staffed station with a news department to the FCC minimum number of employees). The H&I channel was immediately dropped by DISH and DIRECTV (the carriage contract was for a station carrying Fox programming). The Sinclair HD subchannel was picked up by both DISH and DIRECTV. Most viewers probably did not notice the change except for on air branding.

    I wonder about the election cycles. In my opinion, it would be better for WSJV to elect must carry and force DISH and DIRECTV to carry H&I. They are not making any money off of refusing carriage. But I believe they are stuck in limbo until the must carry election cycle comes up. Stations cannot flip back and forth between must carry and consent to carry on a whim ... the choice needs to be done for the next election cycle.
     
  17. Aug 22, 2018 #57 of 111
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    Now available:

    240 Home Shopping Network HD
     
  18. Aug 22, 2018 #58 of 111
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    It still not in my favorite list.
     
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  19. Aug 22, 2018 #59 of 111
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    So we still have missing Encore HD channels and many others...... but somehow HSN HD is added. Come on DirecTV.
     
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    It will NEVER be in MY favorite list.
     
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