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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. Jul 3, 2010 #221 of 4782
    cebbigh

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    By that logic, Directv had better not offer more HD nationals because if their subscriber base goes up it will make the NFL unhappy.

    By the way, one billion is a large number. Sagan was accurate attributing the number to stars. Your using the number to show dismissive disdain diminishes your credibility.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2010 #222 of 4782
    Syzygy

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    Nice use of alliteration. :)
     
  3. Jul 3, 2010 #223 of 4782
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    To some degree it was...it is no longer... ;)
     
  4. Jul 3, 2010 #224 of 4782
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    Umm....

    "In December 2002, the league gave the cable carriers a deadline for an offer for Sunday Ticket; the deadline passed, so the league re-upped with DirecTV; the cable carriers then presented a too-late offer and issued press releases denouncing the league for not waiting.

    The 2002 turn of events pleased the broadcast networks, which still weren't happy about loss of local ratings and local advertising -- when a Sunday Ticket subscriber watches an out-of-market game, local ads are not inserted into the blank time a network computer leaves.

    After Fox joined NFL broadcasting, Fox said it would object unless Sunday Ticket subscribers were capped at 1 million, a restriction on access that belies what the NFL now says about how the NFL Network should be widely available.

    The 1 million Sunday Ticket subscriber ceiling has been expanded somewhat since, but not by much: The NFL continues to tell the broadcast networks not to worry about Sunday Ticket because its availability isn't growing."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/071030
     
  5. Jul 3, 2010 #225 of 4782
    JoeTheDragon

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    Is the comcast take over slowing that down?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2010 #226 of 4782
    JoeTheDragon

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    But how would that work out if say the cable cos go to court and get ST this year?

    Let's are part of the big NBC / Comcast deal all Comcast sports nets / over flows and comcast networks / local comcast only sports go to sat / other cable systems and the cable cos get Sunday ticket.

    they can also use the Supreme Court denies NFL's request for broad antitrust protection to try get ST as well.

    The same rules that open up CSN Philly may also open up ST as well.

    Comacst is working on the back end of thigks to get there systems ready for HD needs of ST and more HD on NHL CI, NBA LP, MLB EI as well.
     
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    If the Supreme Court did that, they would invalidate every sports contract with every TV entity. The CSN Philly deal is because of vertical intergration. The DirecTV/NFL deal is akin to MLB being on Fox, the SEC being on ESPN Regional and CBS, the NHL being on Versus.

    That would be a very broad reaching decision that would eventually invalidate any sole source contracts. Like iPhone, Pepsi products at a stadium, etc.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2010 #228 of 4782
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    This channel tonight has its video blinking off and on like a black screen blinks in and out but it doesnt effect the audio at all.I havent noticed it doing this before.Anyone else noticed it?.Its irritating.
     
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    Yes, I am seeing it on two different receivers. A very quick blink.
     
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    Whats that have to do with HD anticipation?
     
  11. Jul 3, 2010 #231 of 4782
    Taltizer

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    Yea im seeing it on all 4 of my HD recievers must be a uplink problem or something.But it is fast blinks.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2010 #232 of 4782
    Taltizer

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    That the HD that we have now work properly and the HD to come will work Properly with new HD anticipation.Why the Sarcism?.I just asked a simple question.
     
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    It wasn't sarcasm. I think you should have started a new thread, this one is kind of off topic.
     
  14. Jul 4, 2010 #234 of 4782
    tyrok3k

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    The List:
    1. G4 (All original programing)
    2. BBC America (Top Gear/Friday Night with Jonathan Ross)
    3. AMC (Rubicon/The Walking Dead)
    4. HBO Premiums (HBO Signature/HBO Family/HBO Comedy)

    These are the only ones that I would consistently watch. Any other additions are great but I would only check them out once in awhile.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2010 #235 of 4782
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    I'm not sure if that full list is contained in the next 1-2 additions...but I suspect you'll see that you're going to be no less than partially happy.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2010 #236 of 4782
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    Is European HD shot at 25 frames/sec like the PAL format, or does that no longer apply?
     
  17. Jul 4, 2010 #237 of 4782
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    still hoping for FSC and FSP HD...especially after watching all the world cup matches in HD this summer. Directv really needs these channels by Aug 8, or the 14th at the latest!!! Having them in HD would really take the sting out of the $14.99/mo for FSP.

    anyone have inside info on these? yes they are coming, no they are not? are they negotiating or is directv simply not interested?


    :confused:
     
  18. Jul 4, 2010 #238 of 4782
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    Yes!

    The problem with Channel 312 is only on Direct's feed of Hallmark's HD feed, no problem with SD.

    Since this problem occurs also when Direct inserts its own commercials, I've determined that the fault is with Direct, not Hallmark!
     
  19. Jul 4, 2010 #239 of 4782
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    The name of the company is DirecTV. a portmanteau of Direct and TV.
     
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    Do you do anything besides criticize?
     
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