DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-17 Thread)

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  1. mws192

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    For what it's worth, MGM-HD has essentially been month-to-month for quite some time on UVerse per all the legal filings/USA Today notices. UVerse's site doesn't keep history, but I recall seeing it listed as channels that **might** be dropped for a good part of the year, with the end date always changing.

    U-verse Programming Changes

    November 2017:

    As previously noticed, AT&T's contract with the programmer for the following channels is set to expire. While these channels will continue to be available to U-verse members so long as AT&T has the rights to carry them, if a reasonable agreement cannot be reached with the programmer the programming will no longer be available. AT&T may modify the channel location for the programming by moving them from their current channel location to a channel between 9501 – 9599, and if a reasonable longer term agreement cannot be reached with the programmers, we may lose the rights to carry them (listed in alphabetical order) in or after
    November 2017: Hallmark Channel (channel 365 and 1365 in HD), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (channel 366 and 1366 in HD), and Viva TV Plus (3690 SD).

    in or after December 2017: Bloomberg TV (channel 222 and 1222 in HD), BYUtv SD (channel 567); GEM Shopping Network (channel 430), Home Shopping Network (HSN) (channel 422); Hillsong Channel (channel 565); JUCE (channel 570); SMILE (channel 340); TOKU (HD channel 1484); Trinity Broadcasting Network (channel 1560 in HD);

    As well as the following channels: (will be carried through 12/31/2017) 1) Enlace (channel 3078); 2) MGM HD (channel 1116); 3) RLTV (channel 175); 4) World Fishing Network HD (channel 1679); 5) MBC America (channel 3643);

    in or after January 2018: Sony Entertainment Television Asia (channel 3704), GOL TV (channel 656 and 1656 in HD);

     
  2. ejbvt

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    There's some HD to anticipate... all those channels, as worthless as many of them are, that UVerse has that we don't. There's some SD too for bonus.
     
  3. slice1900

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    I wouldn't assume channels that Uverse has will be added to Directv, it is quite possible they'll be renewed for Uverse only or dropped entirely. If Directv had felt they were worth carrying, they would have already had them.

    You are also assuming if those that are carried on both Uverse & Directv under separate contracts are renewed that Directv/AT&T will negotiate a new contract that covers both, but that may not always be the case. If Directv's contract with MGM ran until Dec. 2019 (for the sake of example, obviously I have no idea when it expires) they might have a lower price for it than the renewal price they are offered for Uverse and not want to renew the Directv side early and pay more. So they might in that case negotiate a two year contract on Uverse, and plan to negotiate again in Dec. 2019 this time covering everything.

    When Directv contracts expire before Uverse contracts, a "covers everything" renewal will be cheaper than Uverse's price in all cases (that can be inferred by the fact AT&T was paying $14/month/customer more than Directv for the same content) but the reverse isn't always true. Most providers ask for more money when renewal time comes along, and if Directv is asked to pay more than they're currently paying I'll bet they don't do a 'renew everything' deal before their Directv contract expires that raises their Directv cost unnecessarily.
     
  4. YUMA11

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  5. ejbvt

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    Great pic. Is the process the same for the guide? The actual guide on TV is missing a good chunk of those logos too. It makes the new guide look weird.
     
  6. cablemax

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    Discovery en español hd since april but channel is sd only):[​IMG]

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  8. YUMA11

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    I have premier(package)why can’t see satarz encore español?(426)


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  9. KyL416

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    It's only in the Spanish packages, also you need a dish capable of getting the 119 slot to get it.

    You're not really missing anything though, outside of some replacement movies when there's no dub available, it's mostly a Spanish language simulcast of the main Starz Encore Channel, which you can already get in Spanish by switching to the SAP feed.
     
  10. YUMA11

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    I have Spanish package.


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  11. Soccernut

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    Same here (?)
     
  12. ejbvt

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    That doesn't help you if you don't have Encore...
     
  13. James Long

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    One rarely gets channels to which they do not subscribe.
     
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    ep1974

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    IMO, this new guide looks very good, clean looking. Has it been rolled out anywhere on the west coast? Nothing here yet in the Seattle area......Sorry, just realized I posted on wrong site.
     
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    ejbvt

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    Did you guys ever get Encore Espanol?
     
  16. Dec 4, 2017 #176 of 343
    chino

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    Is this going to be the new guide
     
  17. Dec 4, 2017 #177 of 343
    Soccernut

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    Nope. I really don't care for mostly dubbed stuff anyways.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2017 #178 of 343
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    Encore español has SAP option english and spanish audio

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    KyL416

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    MavTV, Pop, GAC, TV One on 12/27
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    Great. It’s about time. :)
     
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