DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-17 Thread)

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  1. CraigerM

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    My bad, sorry I didn't know what I was thinking. :)
     
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    Why isn't WCYI Saranac Lake, NY on Directv in the Burlington, VT DMA? It's another H&I affiliate. It doesn't appear to be a LP or anything. Its crappy signal and the Adirondack Mtns keep its OTA signal limited. It's one of the few channels in the DMA I can't get, but it is in the AM21 database if I ever do. You would think it would qualify for must-carry.l

    Related, does anyone know how channel sharing will impact satellite locals, if at all? For example, WFXZ is a low power station in Boston that is now sharing on a full power station. Does that make WFXZ full power and cause it to have must-carry status?
     
  4. KyL416

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    Even if they're sharing on a full power station, they're still treated like a low power station. It goes both ways though, if a full power station shares on a low power station, it gets to keep their must carry/retrans rights. Although if the LP station they choose to share on is out of range of a provider, they could lose carriage unless they provide the feed via alternate means. (i.e. WTBY in the NYC market is now sharing on the New Jersey based WDVB-CD, which isn't available on Long Island since it broadcasts on the same RF number as the Long Island based WFTY, so Optimum replaced them with the national TBN feed in the interim until post repack when WDVB/WTBY moves to a different RF number and boosts their signal)

    As for WYCI, they either neglected to file for must carry status in the last election, or if they did, their signal was too weak at the receive facility. They might be coming with the upcoming cycle though. (The FCC's public files are down right now, so I can't download the pdf file to see what they opted for)

    EDIT: Yep, WYCI (then known as WNMN) neglected to participate in any of the previous must carry/retrans consent elections. And they have yet to post anything for the upcoming 2018-2020 cycle to their public file.
     
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    The channel is not actually new other than it becoming H&I DirecTV has carried it for awhile prior to H&I purchasing it, a church owned the channel.
     
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    Prism over FTTH has been activated in parts of the Phoenix Metro area. This is the "Preferred" lineup. (add ons are identified.) This package is $89 before fees and set top box charges. HD channels only are listed for current DirecTV HD channel comparison. Unfortunately Prism does not carry AxsTV and HDnet movies, two channels I watch, nor do they have 4K channels yet.
    003 3TV HD (KTVKDT) •
    1840 5 Star Max HDCinemax Add-on Package
    1167 A&E HD •
    1015 ABC HD (KNXVDT) •
    1836 ActionMAX HD (E)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1837 ActionMAX HD (W)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1115 AMC HD •
    1259 American Heroes Channel HD •
    1253 Animal Planet HD •
    1144 AWE HD •
    1007 AZ-TV HD (KAZTDT) •
    1188 BBC America HD •
    1219 BBC World News HD •
    1663 beIN Sports 2 HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    4120 beIN Sports 2 HD (Esp)Paquete Latino Add-on Package
    4119 beIN Sports HD (Esp)Paquete Latino Add-on Package
    1662 beIN Sports HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1156 BET HD •
    1516 BET Her HD •
    1222 Bloomberg HD •
    1182 Bravo HD •
    1650 BTN HD •
    1651 BTN2 HD •
    1652 BTN3 HD •
    1230 C-SPAN HD •
    1231 C-SPAN2 HD •
    1232 C-SPAN3 HD •
    1169 Cars.TV HD •
    4054 Cartoon Network en Espanol HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1325 Cartoon Network HD •
    1326 Cartoon Network HD •
    1005 CBS HD (KPHODT) •
    1643 CBS Sports HD •
    8502 Chandler HD •
    4127 Cine Sony HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1832 Cinemax HD (E)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1833 Cinemax HD (W)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1846 Cinemax HDCinemax Add-on Package
    1526 CMT HD •
    1216 CNBC HD •
    1202 CNN HD •
    1141 Comedy Central HD •
    1142 Comedy.TV HD •
    1456 Cooking Channel HD •
    1163 Crime & Investigation HD •
    1563 Daystar HD •
    1465 Destination America HD •
    1121 Discovery Channel HD •
    1335 Discovery Family HD •
    1466 Discovery Life HD •
    1303 Disney Channel HD •
    4051 Disney en Espanol HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1307 Disney Junior HD •
    4052 Disney XD Espanol HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1305 Disney XD HD •
    1454 DIY Network HD •
    1135 E! HD •
    1186 El Rey HD •
    1646 Eleven Sports HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1133 ES.TV HD •
    1619 ESPN Bases Loaded / Goal Line HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    4302 ESPN Deportes HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1602 ESPN HD •
    1604 ESPN News HD •
    1606 ESPN2 HD •
    1605 ESPNU HD •
    4023 Estrella TV HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1424 EVINE Live HD •
    1562 EWTN HD •
    1269 Fido TV HD •
    1675 Fight Network HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1185 FM HD •
    1676 FNTSY HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1453 Food Network HD •
    1211 FOX Business Network HD •
    4303 FOX Deportes HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1010 FOX HD (KSAZDT) •
    1210 FOX News Channel HD •
    1654 FOX Soccer Plus HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1620 FOX Sports 1 HD •
    1621 FOX Sports 2 HD •
    1179 Freeform HD •
    1762 FS Arizona HD •
    1763 FS Arizona Plus HD •
    1535 Fuse HD •
    1206 Fusion TV HD •
    1129 FX HD •
    1792 FXM HD •
    1131 FXX HD •
    1273 FYI HD •
    4004 Galavision HD •
    1369 Get It HD •
    1117 Go 4 It HD •
    1641 Golf Channel HD •
    1529 Great American Country HD •
    1174 GSN HD •
    1176 Hallmark Channel HD •
    1795 Hallmark Drama HD •
    1794 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries HD •
    1810 HBO Comedy HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1811 HBO Comedy HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1806 HBO Family HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1807 HBO Family HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1802 HBO HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1803 HBO HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1814 HBO Latino HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1815 HBO Latino HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1808 HBO Signature HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1809 HBO Signature HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1812 HBO Zone HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1813 HBO Zone HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1804 HBO2 HD (E)HBO Add-on Package
    1805 HBO2 HD (W)HBO Add-on Package
    1451 HGTV HD •
    1271 History HD •
    1203 HLN HD •
    1429 Hot Buy HD •
    1422 HSN HD •
    1349 HSN2 HD •
    1423 HSN2 HD •
    1261 ID HD •
    1136 IFC HD •
    1914 Indieplex HDStarz/Encore Add-on Package
    1564 INSP HD •
    1051 ION HD (KPPXDT) •
    1428 Jewelry Television HD •
    1590 Jewish Broadcasting Service HD •
    1168 Justice Central HD •
    1361 Lifetime HD •
    1363 LMN HD •
    1184 Logo HD •
    1214 Lucky HD •
    1147 MAVTV HD •
    1116 MGM HD •
    1634 MLB Network HD •
    1633 MLB Network Strike Zone HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1834 MoreMax HD (E)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1835 MoreMax HD (W)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1842 MovieMax HDCinemax Add-on Package
    1788 MOVIEPLEX HDStarz/Encore Add-on Package
    1215 MSNBC HD •
    1503 MTV HD •
    1505 MTV2 HD •
    5201 Music Choice Play HD •
    1045 My Network TV HD (KUTPDT) •
    1172 MyDestination.TV HD •
    1264 NASA TV HD •
    1267 Nat Geo Wild HD •
    1266 National Geographic Channel HD •
    1012 NBC HD (KPNXDT) •
    1640 NBC SN HD •
    1209 Newsmax TV HD •
    1630 NFL Network HD •
    1629 NFL RedZone HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1638 NHL Network HD •
    1321 Nick Jr HD •
    1314 Nickelodeon HD •
    1317 Nicktoons HD •
    1104 Olympic Channel HD •
    1208 One America News Network HD •
    1256 Oprah Winfrey Network HD •
    1680 Outdoor Channel HD •
    1844 OuterMax HDCinemax Add-on Package
    1678 Outside TV HD •
    1531 Ovation HD •
    1368 Oxygen HD •
    1683 PAC 12 Arizona HD •
    1684 PAC 12 Bay Area HD •
    1685 PAC 12 Los Angeles HD •
    1686 PAC 12 Mountain HD •
    1687 PAC 12 Oregon HD •
    1688 PAC 12 Washington HD •
    1682 PAC12 Network HD •
    106 Pay Per View Events HD •
    1101 Pay Per View Events HD •
    1008 PBS Eight HD (KAETDT) •
    8509 Peoria HD •
    1170 Pets.TV HD •
    8006 Phoenix Educational Access HD •
    8005 Phoenix Government Access HD •
    1787 PixL HD •
    1677 Pursuit Channel HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1018 QVC HD •
    1420 QVC HD •
    1421 QVC2 HD •
    1458 Recipe.TV HD •
    1126 Reelz Channel HD •
    1916 Retroplex HDStarz/Encore Add-on Package
    1538 Revolt HD •
    1476 RFD TV HD •
    1669 Ride TV HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1258 SCIENCE HD •
    1607 SEC Network HD •
    1608 SEC Network Overflow 1 HD •
    1609 SEC Network Overflow 2 HD •
    4057 Semillitas HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1789 Shorts HD •
    1854 Showtime 2 HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1855 Showtime 2 HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1860 Showtime Beyond HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1861 Showtime Beyond HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1858 Showtime Extreme HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1859 Showtime Extreme HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1852 Showtime HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1853 Showtime HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1864 Showtime Next HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1865 Showtime Next HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1856 Showtime Showcase HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1857 Showtime Showcase HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1866 Showtime Women HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1867 Showtime Women HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1118 Smithsonian Channel HD (E) •
    1119 Smithsonian Channel HD (W) •
    1791 Sony Movie Channel HD •
    1146 Spike TV HD •
    1642 Sportsman Channel HD •
    1908 Starz Cinema HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1910 Starz Comedy HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1904 Starz Edge HDStarz/Encore Add-on Package
    1938 Starz Encore Action HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1942 Starz Encore Black HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1934 Starz Encore Classic HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1932 Starz Encore HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1933 Starz Encore HD (W)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1936 Starz Encore Suspense HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1902 Starz HD (E)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1903 Starz HD (W)Starz/Encore Add-on Package
    1906 Starz In Black HDStarz/Encore Add-on Package
    1912 Starz Kids and Family HDStarz/Encore Add-on Package
    1149 Sundance Channel HD •
    8513 Surprise 11 HD •
    1152 Syfy HD •
    1560 TBN HD •
    1113 TBS HD •
    1323 Teen Nick HD •
    1039 Telemundo HD (KTAZDT) •
    8512 Tempe HD •
    1207 The Blaze HD •
    1006 The CW HD (KASWDT) •
    1225 The Weather Channel HD •
    1838 ThrillerMax HD (E)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1839 ThrillerMax HD (W)Cinemax Add-on Package
    1251 TLC HD •
    1882 TMC HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1883 TMC HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1884 TMC Xtra HD (E)Showtime Add-on Package
    1885 TMC Xtra HD (W)Showtime Add-on Package
    1108 TNT HD •
    1109 TNT HD •
    1255 Travel Channel HD •
    1164 truTV HD •
    1165 truTV HD •
    1790 Turner Classic Movies HD •
    4680 TV Japan HDInternational-Al-Carte Add-on Package
    1139 TV Land HD •
    1157 TV One HD •
    4832 TV5 Monde HDInternational-Al-Carte Add-on Package
    1035 UniMas HD (KFPHDT) •
    4005 UniMas HD (KFPHDT) •
    1338 Universal Kids HD •
    1193 UNIVERSO HD •
    4117 Univision Deportes HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1659 Univision Deportes HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1033 Univision HD (KTVWDT) •
    4001 Univision HD (KTVWDT) •
    1559 UP HD •
    1125 USA Network HD •
    1102 Velocity HD •
    1519 VH1 HD •
    1275 Viceland HD •
    4132 Viendo Movies HDPaquete Latino Add-on Package
    1372 WE tv HD •
    1180 WGN HD •
    1668 Willow TV HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1679 World Fishing Network HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    1702 YES Network HDSPORTS_PLUS Add-on Package
    oops, these are also available as add ons or in the "premium all channels" package
    892 EPIX 2 HD •
    1890 EPIX HD (E) •
    1891 EPIX HD (W) •
    1893 EPIX Hits HD •
     
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  7. KyL416

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    They also don't have MTV Live, Tennis Channel, ASPiRE HD, Longhorn, NBA TV, Extra Innings, Center Ice, Direct Kick, League Pass, or any out of market RSNs besides the national YES feed. They also only have one PPV Events channel (106 and 1101 are the same TVN Events HD channel), which can create problems for nights where multiple live events are on at the same time.

    (They also don't have Pop at all, which DirecTV will be adding in HD at the end of the month)
     
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    Hi, KyL.

    I'm still "anticipating" Canadiens' hockey feeds from TSN2 for NHLCI.

    Should I stop holding my breath?

    Hope you have a great holiday season!

    Cheers,
    cmasia
     
  9. slice1900

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    Ugh, why the hell would they have four digit channel numbers for everything? Talk about annoying!
     
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    The SD versions are three digit, the same as Cox
     
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    Well if you count the dash we have 5 “digit” channel numbers for certain channels (NHLCI, a few sports networks and RSN’s).

    Hopefully no one is watching SD channels unless they have to. :)
     
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    Prism is new enough I don't understand why they even have SD duplicates of HD channels. Never understand why cable companies can't seem to re-use the same channel numbers for the HD versions like Directv, and Prism followed that brain damage? One more reason not to care Prism isn't available where I live I guess :)
     
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  13. Mister Coke

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    What is a Prism?
     
  14. slice1900

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    Centurylink's TV offering.
     
  15. machavez00

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    There is no 4K support yet so Prism is off the table until it is, even though they carry many HD channels DirecTV does not at this time.
     
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    For cable it's mostly because the stock firmware just doesn't support it. Providers that use custom firmware though tend to do it either directly where the HD and SD number are the same, or via an interactive popup where pressing one of the ABC buttons takes you to the HD channel. (i.e. here Blue Ridge's custom firmware on the Explorer boxes have automatic HD tuning, while their TiVo boxes require you to press a button to get to the HD channel in the 600-700s range, Optimum in the NYC area also does automatic mapping on their own boxes while 3rd party cable card devices, including TiVOs have to use the HD channel range)

    For IPTV/telco it varies, some have a HD stream limit where only so many HD streams can be used at a time and any additional viewing has to be on the SD channel. In those cases it's a lot easier to have someone swich to the SD channel on a specific number than diving into menus to show SD duplicates (if that option even exists) before you can watch something in HD on the 5th TV set.
     
  17. slice1900

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    Since CL only supports Prism where they have FTTH, you'd hope there wouldn't be any HD stream limitation.
     
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    Who would get a TV provider that would make them watch all SD at a given point? What year is this? The different channel numbers for SD and HD on cable is one of the most confusing things that cable has. It makes no sense, even after the explanation. I think they are just lazy or don't care about being practical.
     
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    Strange as it seems, there are still folks out there with SD sets in use.
     
  20. MysteryMan

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    Nothing strange about it. Some people are set in their ways and are satisfied with what they have. "One man's candy can be another man's poison".
     
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