DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. thelucky1

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    Quote from Jason Kilar, Hulu’s visionary chief executive, put it in a blog post last February.

    "“History has shown that incumbents tend to fight trends that challenge established ways and, in the process, lose focus on what matters most: customers."

    The last part could apply to Directv as well!
     
  2. Jeremy W

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    Could? I'd say it definitely does, in many ways.
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    I won't speak to all of DIRECTVs many moving parts, but I will say there are several units of DIRECTV that are still very actively the innovative challengers, looking closely at satisfying customers.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  4. Jeremy W

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    I believe it. But there are many parts (that I won't mention for fear of derailing this thread) that actively resist change.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Really? I think adding hd basic is actually conservative and any real criticism I'd have of directv right now is that they are looking too much to the future and being too innovative. Hardly fighting change. The easy tried and true thing is to add more basic hd channels. To be working on push technology and trying to include digital rights while pursuing 3D sounds not like fighting trends at all.
     
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    I would agree with this. Look at the number of companies that didn't keep up with or ahead if the curve of technology that are paying the price. Blockbuster & Borders immediately come to mind. Now this doesn't mean innovation should be done at the EXPENSE of more channels/HD channels. But failure to keep doing the same old thing these days doesn't work very well.
     
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    The speculation in the news is that Hulu is trying to shop itself ahead of the expiration of content deals. SR mentioned this a while back too. The sword is double edged. Incumbents can get complacent. But the upstarts can also try too hard to deliver the moon with a bad business model. Things change, if you are over 25 you recall when long distance was a real business, but change does not favor the old or the new companies. Change favors those who make the correct change. Time will tell if the current decisions by D* are good in the long term. But long term is not our concern as clients. You should make your decisions based upon the now.
     
  8. HarleyD

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    Of course you can only use two rooms at a time.
     
  9. jackal24

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    Do we really need to quote 100 lines of text to add 4 of our own?
     
  10. Hoosier205

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    You enjoy paying more for less? Congrats!
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    Proof?
     
  12. lparsons21

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    LOL! Nice try Hoosier, I can almost write your posts for you!

    I'm enjoying paying less for more, which is what Dish is providing me. If I were with D* I would be paying more and having less basic HD, which is more important to me than all the sports outside of boxing and golf, which both services do just fine with.

    When I looked at D* and almost made the switch recently, I was doing it 'cause my son wanted the NFL Sunday Ticket. Heck, I even agreed to one of the 3 deals they offered, unfortunately they wouldn't agree to their own deal. :(

    If I had switched, I would lose the speed of operation of the E* HDDVRs unless I got the HR24 and I needed an additional HDDVR over the 2 E* ones to keep the same functionality. I would have lost AMC and BBCA in HD, but I can watch them in SD on a smaller screen so they don't look horrid in D*'s sad SD.

    Need I go on?? :)
     
  13. Shades228

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    My point is people are demanding that AMC is a staple of viewers due to a show or two. So I wondered how many hours per week they showed something new in HD.

    If I said in HD period I doubt it would change much either way. I'm just wondering if it's even 10% of the time they have something in HD? I don't watch any of the shows, but I'm sure they're great, but does that mean that a channel with less than 10% HD content is considered a must have now days? I can understand that back with the original festivus channels were added that were similiar but that was then and this is now.

    I think it would be interesting to see how many hours of HD some of these channels have per week.
     
  14. lparsons21

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    I really haven't noticed much in SD on either AMC or BBCA, but that could be because of the programs I choose to watch on them as much as anything else.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    No...you pay more for less with Dish. Enjoy your inferior PQ. Might as well sell that HDTV....
     
  16. MeanStreak

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    I don't know because I don't have it but thinking NatGeoWildHD is HD all the time. I see things on ESPN that isn't HD as well as almost all HD channels
     
  17. MeanStreak

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    So you're saying the 12 million people Dish has are stupid....bold statement
     
  18. Scott Kocourek

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    Guys remember to not make this thread a DirecTV vs. Dish thread.

    M.
     
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    Those two companies found themselves in the wrong businesses and no matter what they did to innovate in some areas and improve on their core businesses, not enough folks wanted books and videotapes; they became a shrinking business.
     
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    Thanks; that's yet another scenario detailing why it's not just one thing- bandwidth, desire, popularity, fees, etc. - that go into how or whether more HD can be added at any given point.
     
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