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Echostar DTV merger not likely

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tstarn, Dec 7, 2006.

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  1. Dec 7, 2006 #1 of 14
    tstarn

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    Earl Bonovich

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    :) I would love to be in "debt" $3.4 billion... and that be considered "great" position....
     
  3. Dec 8, 2006 #3 of 14
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    The company is on track to offer more than 150 HD channels nationally by fall 2007

    Seems there is still much confusion on this issue.
     
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    Fl_Gulfer

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    Especially since

    Rupert Murdoch and John C. Malone have settled their long-running corporate feud, as Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation agreed to buy out Mr. Malone’s big stake in the company in exchange for a controlling stake in DirecTV, cash and other assets valued at $11 billion, according to people briefed on the transaction.

    sorce
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/06/b...ab017c6477cea2&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
     
  5. Dec 8, 2006 #5 of 14
    cmoss5

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    Since Liberty Media owns STARZ media, maybe we can get STARZ HD next year on Directv....hmmm.....
     
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    MikeR7

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    I am sure we will have it next year. It has to be one of the 150!

    Seriously though, I just had installed a HD DVR from Charter to go along with my Directv programming and Starz is a terrific HD channel. Once we have those 150 HD nationals, I will downgrade the cable to just local basic.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2006 #7 of 14
    Staszek

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    Along with QVC HD lol:D
     
  8. Dec 9, 2006 #8 of 14
    Fl_Gulfer

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    They are saying we will have 40 National HD channels next year.

    New York, NY (November 29, 2006) -- DIRECTV will offer more than 40 High-Definition TV channels by next summer, according to David Hill, the satcaster's entertainment president.

    In an interview with TVPredictions.com, Hill was probed for how many high-def channels DIRECTV would provide when its two new satellites were operational in mid-2007.

    Would it be 40?, Hill was asked.

    "Oh, more than that," he said. However, Hill refused to give a more specific number.

    DIRECTV next year is scheduled to launch two satellites designed to increase its national HDTV channel capacity to 150. The satcaster now offers fewer than 10 national high-def networks.

    In a keynote speech at the HD World Conference and Exposition in New York, Hill said the two satellites would be ready in "mid-2007."
     
  9. Dec 9, 2006 #9 of 14
    Elistan98

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    What if he was counting the HD locals?? The article doesnt specify National Channels.
     
  10. Fl_Gulfer

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    For one thing there isn't 40 HD National channels out there to get. And they said they wouldn't bother with the Voom channels, so whats that leave about 20 channels?
     
  11. Fl_Gulfer

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    This is the list of the National HD Channels

    Discovery HD Theater
    ESPN HD
    ESPN2 HD
    Food Network HD
    HBO HDTV
    HDNet
    HDNet Movies
    HGTV HD
    INHD/INHD2
    MHD The Movie Channel HD
    National Geographic HD
    NBA HD
    NFL HD
    OLN HD
    Showtime HDTV
    Starz HD
    TNT-HD
    Universal HD
    Wealth TV
     
  12. HDTVsportsfan

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    Wealth TV...What the hell is that? (besides the obvious). I mean what HD content can they have?
     
  13. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    You forgot Cinemax HD
     
  14. monetnj

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    A&E also have an HD channel now.
     
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