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Mini Festivus May 4th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. Hutchinshouse

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    :lol:

    For a good reason, no one wanted that channel. If DBSTALK folks didn't request this channel, very good chance no one did. Us DBSTALK folks know more about HD than the average customer.

    Bottom-line, more people have heard about AMC, BBCA, DIY, Nat Geo Wild than ShortsHD.

    We may get Shorts because DIRECTV is looking to beef up HDEP and they're getting the channel dirt cheap. Simple as that. We're not getting it because it was requested. :lol:
     
  2. Satelliteracer

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    I didn't mention it at the time because it hadn't been released yet.

    As for the marketing comment, I think the results of the past decade probably speak volumes.
     
  3. Beerstalker

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    Can we take that as confirmation that the channel is indeed Shorts HD?
     
  4. Hutchinshouse

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    !rolling

    Yeah, that's not a good sign.
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    +1
     
  6. Beerstalker

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    OK, I just saw that the person who posted the pic only had 15 posts since 2004 and thought it could have been an old account that got hacked, or a joker that only posts misinformation every now and then. Then I got more suspicious when I went to Facebook and couldn't find the post.
     
  7. maartena

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    Someone posted the question on their wall, DirecTV answered.
     
  8. Mike Bertelson

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    Can you show me where because I can't find it?

    Mike
     
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    It seems to have been removed. Guess whoever let the cat out of the bag did so sans authorization.
     
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    Poor Sarah. We hardly knew ye :p
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    I found it. It does say Shorts HD.

    Mike
     
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    A new hd channel that, I am sure, many people will jump to watch.
     
  13. Satelliteracer

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    One should also note that Shorts, AMC and a number of others were not included in the survey so it's impossible to say where they would have rated since they weren't included. The reason it wasn't on the list, just like HBO, Cinemax, etc, is that this channel was already well down the path of launching.

    Secondly, results of the survey here at DBS Talk and the results of the survey by non DBS Talk patrons were similar in some areas and VASTLY different in others.

    Case in point...demographics...most of the DBS Talk responders are male. For the general survey, that was closer to 50%. That means certain channels that are desired by one survey population are not going to rank as high by another group....the answers become somewhat skewed.

    As an example, BBC America was #1 here, it didn't come close to that ranking in the general survey of DTV customers. So folks have to take into consideration the reality that with 19M customers, there is a broad difference of opinions, needs, wants, desires, etc, based on who is taking the survey. Overlay that with the realities of getting deals done, the economics involved, the various realities of the world today (authentication, VOD, etc),....deciding what HD channels are launched can be an interesting process.

    The good news is that more HD is launching and more coming later this month. Will it please everyone....it never does. :(, but that won't stop D* from pushing forward and adding content that makes sense, that keeps costs in check for customers and provides additional value to customers so this content can be viewed in the many ways D* will be watched not only now but in years to come.
     
  14. maartena

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    Did the posters above me (a few posts up) NOT see the image I posted?

    Either way, the comment is still there. Go to older posts on their wall, (make sure you see everyone's posts, not just DirecTV's), find the poster listed in the image, and you will see the comment there.
     
  15. Jeremy W

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    It would come a lot closer to pleasing everyone if it were a basic channel. Honestly, everything I watch with any sort of regularity is already HD, but I can certainly understand why people would be upset at DirecTV's recent track record of HD additions. It's all PPV and premiums. While those channels certainly do need to be added, ideally there would be a mix. But we haven't gotten that.
     
  16. maartena

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    Where can we find these surveys? Or more importantly, the results of them.
     
  17. Hutchinshouse

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    I bet it ranked higher than Shorts. ;)

    Dude, no disrespect to you or your company. We just want all HD, all the time. Keep e'm coming. Peace
     
  18. sigma1914

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    BBCA wasn't #1??????????? No way!!!!!!!!!!!! It's sooooooooooooo popular that everyone wants it.
     
  19. Hutchinshouse

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    Well said....!
     
  20. hilmar2k

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    So that means that AMC is "well down the path of launching"? ;)
     
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