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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.
Yep, another high quality channel...
How is that by providing comparisons to every other service I'm at fault because I don't know "how these negotiations are handled or may be progressing?" Yet, it is perfectly fine to defend DirecTV by saying "it takes two to tango," which, in use, is often used to blame the other guy. Presumably, you don't know what happens behind the scenes either. What gives your confidence that DirecTV isn't the one at fault?
Except for AMC, I know of no objective evidence that DirecTV is negotiating with anyone. I hope I'm wrong because unlike some people here I care about seeing all of D* SD channels simulcasted in HD, not just the channels I watch.
On another topic, to the Dish Network subscribers who read/post in this thread: I know E* launched a satellite recently. Is that going to be used to add channels or is it a replacement for an old satellite. E* announcing they had 200 HD channels got D* to release a press release on coming channels. I'm hoping a new push by E* might result in the same.
I personally don't care that DirecTV has the NFL network. I've watched it one time since I've had it (for a Tennessee Titans replay game)... nope... scratch that... I've watched it twice. I forgot about that special "The Secret Lives Of Cheerleaders."
You may think that getting worked up about (insert channel here) is pointless, but if you were missing some of the channels you care about the most, it probably wouldn't seem that way.
What channels can we expect?!
Objective evidence? What evidence and how old? Perhaps I lost it in the shuffle but I recall no recent evidence of any specific channel.
DISH's last satellite was a replacement for a seriously failing satellite at 61.5. At this point the entire DISH fleet for National US service is made up of modern new satellites. The next DISH related launch is a replacement for a satellite used for locals at 77 ... nothing is planned for the main arc of satellites at this time. Basically the bandwidth they have is the bandwidth they will have for the next few years. DISH's only planned increase in bandwidth will be on the "eastern" satellites (61.5-72.7-77) so unless they do something strange (such as return to two dish installs) there will be no new bandwidth.
DirecTV is the one with the "extra bandwidth" to use today and the next satellite being planned to add more bandwidth. If you're expecting DISH to push DirecTV into adding more HD you may wish to reconsider the state of their affairs.
After Dish added AMC, DirecTV stated they were in talks with Rainbow for it.
It could have been an attempt to quell the complaints, but we're choosing to believe it's true.
James, when is the next satellite for Directv suppose to be launched?
See the difference is Time Warner doesn't even offer the channel in SD let alone HD. And while you may not care very much about that, I bet that many many more subscribers care about the NFL network then care about BBC.
That being said the bigger point I was trying to make is, TW offers more HD channels, but at the same time charges substantially more for their service. It is almost like there is a correlation between the two.
Wow, that is a long time off!
Is't the world suppose to end in 2012?
No need to worry. We have plenty of capacity for the time being.
Only on the left coast.
Apparently AT&T's uverse have just lost the Hallmark channels
huh, no new HD channel(s) today?
Where is AMC-HD, BBC America-HD, E!-HD, CNN-HL News-HD, NASA-HD and so on?
I would make that assumption as well...
... but DirecTV already has NFL Network (in SD and HD), so that's not really an issue.
Time Warner technically doesn't offer more HD channels... they simply added them in different areas. That being said, back in the SD days, my DirecTV bill is around equal to what it would be with Mediacom, but DirecTV has considerably more channels (SD & HD). Cablecos charging more is not really a new development hinging on how many HD channels they carry.
There goes that word again...
They are busy rehearsing the...lambada.
YAY!! It's catching on.... :lol:
Sorry, that's the forbidden dance.
I've seen several twitter reports that suggests negotiations, though it possible I'm wrong in my recollections. Sixto also reported that the names AMC and IFC showed up in testing very early after D12 launched. I assume that means D* plans to include someday having them in their system.
Like I said above, I'm pretty sure D* mentioned on Twitter negotiating for the channel and it was before E* added it. It's possible I'm getting the information "second hand" (i.e from this forum.) In any case, no matter what D* does with their bandwidth, I do truly believe they will keep room to add AMC.
No, the world is scheduled to end the day before DirecTV offers AMC HD, BBCA HD, G4 HD, Lifetime Movies HD, TCM HD, and every other channel us whiners whine about not having. Even after the world ends, some people will claim it was due to DirecTV tangoing too hard and shifting the earth's orbit.
Perhaps you are correct...
Wasn't that in some deleted scenes from "2012"? :hurah: