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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. PrinceLH

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    Yes, RTV appears the odd man out, when looking at the roster of oldies stations. Unfortunately, we don't get any of them, in are DMA. I wish Directv would consider adding them, in the future.
     
  2. georule

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    Oh, they'll likely disappear. . . to mobile bandwidth.
     
  3. beeper3000

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    Need to add Reelz HD
     
  4. maartena

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    The way I understand it, sub-channels like MeTV, RTV, AntennaTV etc, will only be carried by DirecTV if they get an official broadcast license and become a stand-alone station.

    They have done so in 30-odd markets across the country, but not in the remaining 170 or so DMA's. In those markets where they have become their own station, DirecTV and Dish have started carrying them.
     
  5. Paul Secic

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    WOW!
     
  6. Beerstalker

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    It'd be nice if they could come to a deal with them like they have Ion, where they just carry one of them nationally for everyone. The local affiliates would probably fight that pretty hard though.
     
  7. cypherx

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    Fuse hd, style hd, we hd, oxygen hd, ifc hd, h2 hd, reelz hd, ovation hd, id hd, sprout hd, mtv2 hd
     
  8. dod1450

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    The problem with the moved of RTV to a sub channel, at least here in the San Francisco Bay area, is that Directv does NOT show the channel guide as what is playing. It shows "regular programming" which Directv says that RTV is not feeding the info. That is a full of BS for the Chicago Tribune and zipit.com, I could be wrong about the url, shows what is on. Even our Channel OTA 1.1, yes we have a 1.1, shows the programming info which is equivalent to the tvguide channel
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    I'm actually glad to see some new folks getting their HD locals.

    That said, I still anticipate that most launches of new national HD channels will be primarily tied to content provider contract renewal successes.
     
  10. larry55

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    Bring on more hd channels.
     
  11. mreposter

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    There's been a boatload of transponder rebalancing, so they could be getting ready for more upgrades.
     
  12. georule

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    If I'm counting right, in the last week they made 5 new 1060/1070, which should mean 5 new HD slots available to be filled elsewhere.
     
  13. PrinceLH

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    That's good news.....more HD, more enjoyment! Now they have to just get the right channels that most of us want.

    FXM
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    Encore Anything!
     
  14. fleckrj

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    I do not watch Reelz because of the way they butcher movies. HD is not going to fix that.
     
  15. tulanejosh

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    That's a hard statement to make these days - BBCA and DIY represented pretty much the last of the channels that most of us wanted. It's been a good year.

    Personally - I'll take any HD additions happily, but I'd really like to see H2 and HLN added.
     
  16. jasonblair

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    Wow! Hadn't heard that! Why wouldn't it be on DirecTV? All they have to do is update the guide name from SPIKEHD to TNNHD. I personally think this is a good move to return to TNN, as Spike lost its edge after WWF Raw switched back to USA.
     
  17. jasonblair

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    Agreed.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    As I understand it, the new TNN is going to be a distributed subchannel. Spike isn't going anywhere.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Right. Completely different ownership. The trademarks and logo from TNN were bought from Viacom, so they'll be totally unrelated.
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Reelz has been showing original (or American exclusive) content... and I suspect that may be why some want it.

    ~Alan
     
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