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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-11 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Groundless is good! :grin: I bet you're right, too.
     
  2. SPACEMAKER

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    I am thinking:
    BBCA
    HLN
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  3. JoeTheDragon

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    Forgot CSN Philly + / TCN Philly.

    Maybe CSN Houston + / CSS Houston???

    Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast the other cable only comcast channel.

    COX SPORTS TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS (on dish) unkonw where talks are with directv. Directv wanted SD4 as part of a deal to get COX SPORTS TELEVISION NEW ORLEANS.
     
  4. F1 Fan

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    I have a feeling that BBCA will be on in HD for 2012 - assuming there is bandwidth for it.

    It went HD in July 2010 and maybe at that time Directv tried to get it but was possibly cost prohibitive.

    I suspect that sometime this year the contract is up and negotiations would begin. BBCA HD would be part of those negotiations and so hopefully given the poll here putting BBCA at the top, then Directv would be successful in negotation.

    This is all just my hunch though.
     
  5. mreposter

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    It was July 2009, though it wasn't until Time Warner NY picked it up in a month later that it was actually available to customers.

    Dish added BBCA-HD (and 8 other HD channels) in February, 2010.
     
  6. espnjason

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    I suspect D* may program a single Comcast overflow channel for the occasional broadcasting conflicts between the CSNs in Philly, New England, D.C., Chicago, Bay Area, Houston and CSS. I doubt there would need to be a dedicated overflow channel for each one.
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    Chicago has 2 over flow channels.

    With NBA coming back more over flows use will be needed.

    CSS is a full time channel.

    TCN now D* may be able to get that for CSN Philly + games only.
     
  8. APB101

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    I don't think so.

    DirecTV focused the last two/three years on premium movie channels, HD Extra Pack, and enough sports that this theory doesn't make sense.

    The company targeted higher-tiered packages for additional high-definition channel additions. DirecTV has had little interest bringing in up-to-date HD "basics."
     
  9. Laxguy

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    Interest? How could anyone here possibly know of the level of management's interest? After all, it's a function of cost, timing, space on satellites, packaging and infrastructure.

    And one man's "basics" is another's folly, or premium.
     
  10. APB101

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    Action speaks louder than words.

    In 2011, only one HD addition from the category of basics: AMC HD.

    In 2010, there were less than 10 basics whose carried SD were added in HD: Hallmark Channel HD, Lifetime HD, MSNBC HD, Univision HD, and WGN America HD.

    As for it being a "function of cost, timing, space on satellites," programming was still added in high definition. And it bares repeating that that programming was higher-tiered premium channels.

    DirecTV chose not to bring in the HD basics that are on the systems of Dish Network and cable operators.
     
  11. djzack67

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    Maybe a HD Yule Log Channel
     
  12. spmccord

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    I like the way you think! :)
     
  13. PrinceLH

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    Don't laugh, they did it in Canada, on Shaw Direct!
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Well, if we got WWOR HD across the country, we could have that without a dedicated channel.
     
  15. maartena

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    Antenna TV is doing the Yule Log this year. Of course it is only available OTA for DirecTV subscribers.
     
  16. cypherx

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    I used to play the HD Yule Log VOD item when I lived in my apartment and had Comcast. I insisted it be on when it was time to open presents.

    It was great.. Click on it and it played right away.

    Now I'm in my own house and although there is no Comcast here and no Yule Log... I have a real fireplace of my own and that's more important to me. It's propane yes, but it has log look a-likes in there and still sets the mood. The only thing needed is some Christmas music an there's many different sources for that!
     
  17. weaver6

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    And not in HD.
     
  18. Linxs

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    So are they still going to be having it on WGN and the other tribune stations this year?
     
  19. maartena

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    More Yule Please
     
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