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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-17 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by James Long, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. ejbvt

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    Ugh I hate seeing a new post in the HD thread and it's about 4K. THERE ARE NO 4K CHANNELS. THERE ARE NONE IN THE WORKS.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    I have to seriously question the idea that none are in the works. I think there are many in the works. I’d guess 10 to 20 right now. But i also expect it’ll be a year before we see them. But then we’ve been anticipating some new Hi Definition channels for five years or more so not really thy unreasonable for this thread. :)
     
  3. slice1900

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    I highly doubt there will be anything like 10 or 20 in a year, and have my doubts we'll see that many even by 2020.
     
  4. ejbvt

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    I highly doubt 4K will be much different than it is now in 1 year, other than finally having it's own thread.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    I won’t be one bit surprised if we see 10 channels. One of each of the premiums, a discovery channel or two and a couple new channels like hdnet did. And maybe a couple random channels like a tnt or something.
     
  6. slice1900

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    I could see HBO doing 4K, but why would a premium with comparatively little original content like Cinemax or Starz do a 4K channel?
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    what about RSN feeds?? In canada they have them.
     
  8. bjdotson

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    Agree, Starz doesn't even do HD on all of its channels
     
  9. AngryManMLS

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    The remaining Encore channels are now available for DirecTV and other providers to carry in HD (ie: Westerns). It's just a matter of when DirecTV will add them.
     
  10. KyL416

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    Actually as of July they do. They launched HD feeds for their remaining west coast feeds and the rest of the StarzEncore channels.
     
  11. jimmie57

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    I see 536, 537, 538, 539 and 540 are all SD still.

    HBO channel 508 is still SD.
     
  12. KyL416

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    He was talking about the feeds being available from Starz to launch in HD, not DirecTV carrying them in HD. As of now only Cox launched some of the newer HD feeds from Starz, while some other west coast cable systems switched to the west coast HD feeds of the Starz channels that previously only had their east coast feeds in HD.
     
  13. KyL416

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    On that note, I might as well post the list now:

    Channels with HD feeds currently carried in SD or only part time HD:
    240 HSN
    257 Chiller*
    261 Discovery Life
    272 Logo
    273 Pop
    302 Nicktoons
    303 TeenNick
    315 QVC2
    316 Evine Live
    326 GAC
    328 TV One
    330 BET Her
    338 UP
    537 Starz Encore Classic
    538 Starz Encore Westerns
    539 Starz Encore Suspense
    540 Starz Encore Black
    542 Starz Encore Family
    556 Flix
    602 TVG
    605 Sportsman Channel
    621 Fox Soccer Plus
    660 Fox Sports Ohio
    661 Fox Sports Cincinnati

    West Coast feeds that are currently SD only:
    291 Disney Channel West
    297 Cartoon Network West
    300 Nickelodeon West
    306 Ion West
    403 Univision West
    508 HBO Family West
    536 Starz Encore West
    554 The Movie Channel West

    DNS feeds that are currently SD only nationally:
    394 WDCW (CW Washington, DC)
    395 KTLA (CW Los Angeles)

    Channels paying to be carried that have HD feeds available:
    214 MavTV
    226 Shop LC
    234 WOW
    263 GetIt
    310 Go4It
    313 Jewelry Television
    318 Beauty iQ
    321 RT America
    344 SBN
    349 Newsmax
    364 INSP

    Spanish channels with HD feeds currently carried in SD:
    412 Multimedios
    413 Discovery en Espanol
    415 Videorola
    420 Atreseries
    430 HOLA TV
    436 Discovery Familia
    437 TV Chile
    441 Azteca
    443 History en Espanol
    446 Canal 22 Internacional
    449 Cine Sony
    450 Viendo Movies
    453 FOROtv
    458 Antena 3
    462 Cine Mexicano
    468 GolTV
    469 TyC Sports

    P/I Channels that have HD feeds available:
    293 BabyFirst
    350 C-SPAN
    351 C-SPAN2
    352 NASA TV
    363 GEB
    369 Daystar
    370 EWTN
    371 Hillsong
    372 TBN
    374 BYU
    376 CTN
    379 UplifTV
    380 Impact
    388 JBS
    461 HITN

    Channels with HD feeds not carried at all by DirecTV:
    The Blaze
    Catholic TV
    Classic Arts Showcase
    The Cowboy Channel
    C-SPAN3
    DuckTV
    EWTN Espanol
    FidoTV
    Fight Network
    FNTSY
    Hallmark Drama
    Havoc
    Hustler HD
    i24
    NHK World
    Outside Television
    PixL
    Ride TV
    TCT HD
    Teleformula
    Telehit
    Toku
    TV Asia
    TV Japan
    TVG 2
    Willow Cricket
    World Fishing Network
    Youtoo America
    Z Living
    Cars.TV
    ES.TV
    MyDestination.TV
    Pets.TV
    Recipe.TV
    OuterMax
    Starz Encore Espanol
    Showtime Family Zone
    MoviePlex
    IndiePlex
    RetroPlex

    Channels not carried that are currently in some kind of dispute:
    NBC Sports Northwest
    NBC Sports Philadelphia
    NBC Sports Philadelphia +
    Pac-12 Network (+6 Regional feeds)
    Spectrum SportsNet LA (Dodgers)
    Epix
    Epix 2
    Epix Hits
    Epix Drive-In

    Channels with no HD feed that could potentially launch HD feeds within the next few years:
    Boomerang
    Telemundo (Only the feeds for OTA affiliates are HD, the national feed distributed to cable and sat providers is currently SD only)
    Fox College Sports Atlantic
    Fox College Sports Central
    Fox College Sports Pacific
    CNN International (Only the European feed is distributed in HD, the North American feed is currently SD only)


    HD content available on demand
    Available to stream in HD via their TV Everywhere platform (i.e. Discovery Go, Fox Sports Go, FX Now, etc)
    VOD currently in test mode
    * Possibly folding in the near future (Many providers dropped it last month in favor of the Olympic Channel, and Cox is dropping it next month, hopefully we get confirmation a week from now when more of the required 30 day public notices come out for certain states)
     
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  14. inkahauts

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    Being able to advertise that could boost their subscription rates. Never underestimate that angle. Hey our movies are in 4k. We show more movies than Netflix in 4k. Also could get someone to chose them instead of showtime or HBO. Never know. Which is partially why I say if one does it I think they all will.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    That is such a larger undertaking. That will take a few more years till they have enough equipment at different parks to make that worthwhile for an entire channel of one RSN. At least imho. Very different than showing a slate of movies or tv shows.
     
  16. inkahauts

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    Yeah as others have said they do now. I believe that was two fold. One it’s older movies that may not even have a Hi Definition transfer sometimes. And two it’s not the core of their programing, that’s the status channels not the encore channels. Plus they had a bandwidth issue off their own sat pathways I believe.
     
  17. JoeTheDragon

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    HBO may just may to try to push game of thrones 4K for late 2018-2019.

    maybe cubs channel 2020 4k? even more so if they pick up the hawks.

    as for HD
    Fox College Sports
    Right now Directv just has the Fox College only stuff some of the games may not even have HD for that game.

    part time feeds that can go full time
    Nbc sports Chicago + HD (they trun it on for 1-2 hours of just per / post game shows on some days) (may also be flipped to a full time cubs channel in 2020)
     
  18. jacksg35c

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    do i need a new genie box to receive 4k? i saw they will a show football game in 4k. it does not look worthwhile to do this if i need a new genie
     
  19. inkahauts

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    What exact genie do you have now, and what else do you have in your system right now?
     
  20. zeebre12

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    Isn't Duck TV just carried on Sling TV? What feed does this broadcast in the US? International feed or is there a particular US version?
    Also are Fight Network, FNTSY and WFN just Canadian feeds that broadcast to the US? (Just Canadian version?)
     

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