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National HD Channel List

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Nick, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    DBSTalk.com Launches National HD Channel List

    "A work in progress..."

    The DBSTalk.com 'National HD Channel List' is a comprehensive, one-stop listing of all "national" high-definition channels currently available on one or more national or regional providers. The list will be maintained by yours truly as edits to this initial post and will be updated from news reports of new HD channel launches, as well as from confirmed posts by DBSTalk members to this thread.

    For a variety of reasons, no single provider currently carries all 'national' channels and probably never will, but as this list grows, it can be used as your resource and reference for requesting nationally-available HD channels from your provider that may be of interest to you and your family, whether your provider be DishNetwork, DirecTV or your local cable company.

    The list will include national network channels, including premium movie channels designated as HD, but no local HD channels will be included in the list. The listing of HD RSNs may be more difficult for me to keep up with, but I will attempt to maintain HD RSNs in a separate list as they are reported. For the present, the list will not include PPV or VOD channels which are specific to a given provider, nor "East/West" feeds.

    Interested DBSTalk members are invited to contribute news of new HD channels, make suggestions, and let me know of any additions or corrections which may be needed.

  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Folks, I've "rebooted" this thread because a lot of the conversation was no longer relevant. Nick's done a great job here and would be happy to pass the reins onto another forum member. Please send me a PM if you're interested.
  3. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    For the record, the number of views of the original 'National HD Channel List' before the reset was 31,968.
  4. bobl

    bobl Legend

    Jan 17, 2004
    Wow, some of this thread is really out of date (i.e. well over a year ago changes aren't reflected). Please change FSN Bay Area to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and FSN West to Comcast SportsNet California.
  5. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Thanks, bobl. Updates made.
  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Thanks to coldsteel for sending updates via PM.
  7. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002

    - G4 HD
    - Style HD
    - Tru TV HD
    - TCM HD
    - HLN HD
    - ESPNews HD
    - The Movie Channel Xtra HD
    - TV One HD

    - Mojo HD no longer exists
    - Chiller HD never launched
    - Outdoor Channel 2 HD and Outdoor Channel HD are one and the same
    - Equator HD and WorldSport HD are Voom channels that are gone
    - Crime & Investigation HD and History HD are listeed twice
    - HBO Max and More don't exist.

    Every national HD channel I know of that is currently broadcasting in the US, excluding RSNs and west coast feeds

    A&E HD
    ABC Family HD
    AMC HD
    Animal Planet HD
    BBC America HD
    BET HD
    BET J HD
    Big Ten Network HD
    Biography HD
    Bravo HD
    Cartoon Network HD
    CBS College Sports HD
    CMT HD
    CNN HD
    Comedy Central HD
    Crime & Investigation HD
    The Discovery Channel HD
    Disney Channel HD
    Disney XD HD
    ESPN 2 HD
    Fashion TV HD
    Food Network HD
    Fox Business Network HD
    Fox News Channel HD
    Fuel HD
    Fuse HD
    FX HD
    G4 HD
    Golf Channel HD
    Hallmark Movie Channel HD
    HD Theater
    HDNet Movies
    History HD
    HLN HD
    IFC HD
    Investigation Discovery HD (Not sure if its live yet, set to launch on TW Cable next month)
    Jewelry TV HD
    Lifetime HD
    Lifetime Movie Network HD
    Logo HD
    MGM HD
    MLB Network HD
    MTV HD
    National Geographic Channel HD
    NFL Network HD
    NHL Network HD
    Nick HD
    The Outdoor Channel HD
    Palladia HD
    Planet Green HD
    QVC HD
    The Science Channel HD
    Syfi HD
    Smithsonian Channel HD
    Speed HD
    Spike HD
    Style HD
    TCM HD
    TLC HD
    TBS HD
    The Tennis Channel HD
    TNT HD
    Travel Channel HD
    Tru TV HD
    TV One HD
    Universal HD
    USA HD
    Versus HD
    VH1 HD
    Wealth TV HD
    The Weather Channel HD
    WGN America HD
    Women's Entertainment HD
    World Fishing Network HD
    HBO HD
    HBO 2 HD
    HBO Signature HD
    HBO Family HD
    HBO Comedy HD
    HBO Zone HD
    HBO Latino HD
    Cinemax HD
    Moremax HD
    Actionmax HD
    Thrillermax HD
    Outermax HD
    5Starmax HD
    Atmax HD
    Wmax HD
    Showtime HD
    Showtime Too HD
    Showtime Shocase HD
    Showtime Extreme HD
    The Movie Channel HD
    The Movie Channel Xtra HD
    Starz HD
    Starz Comedy HD
    Starz Edge HD
    Starz Kids & Family HD
    Encore HD
  8. bobl

    bobl Legend

    Jan 17, 2004
    Thanks for changing the two Bay Area RSN"s from FSN to Comcast SportsNet. Might I suggest alphabetizing the part-time RSN's like the other sections in the list. This makes it much easier to review the list for possible corrections or to just see what exists. Really, I guess all that you need to do is to move Comcast SportsNet California to put it just below Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
  9. Syzygy

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
  10. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Thanks to Steve Mehs for his corrections and his massive list, which I am still researching, and thanks again to bobl. As I said in my OP, this is a work in progress.

    We are looking for someone to volunteer to take over and maintain "The National HD List", going forward. Interested members should contact moderator Stuart Sweet by PM.

    Nick Nixon
  11. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Most of the channel names in the RSN list need to be brought up to date. The biggest single issue is that "FSN (region)" has become "FS (region)" on the channels owned by Fox; the ones that Liberty Media took over are still "FSN (region)."

    Might also be helpful to identify each channel's region if it's not made clear by the name, e.g., "FS West (Southern CA)," "Sun Sports (Florida)," "SportsTime Ohio (Northern OH)."

    I'll try to work on that portion of the list this weekend, unless someone else gets to it first...
  12. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    After going through a couple of sources, I believe this to be the current list of regional sports networks that have a full-time HD channel. As with the original list, it's in groups of 5 solely to make it a bit easier to read.

    4SD (San Diego)
    Altitude (Denver region)
    Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (Northern California)
    Comcast SportsNet California (Northern California)
    Comcast SportsNet Chicago

    Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
    Comcast SportsNet New England
    Comcast SportsNet Northwest
    Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
    FS Detroit

    FS Florida
    FS Indiana
    FS Kansas City
    FS Midwest (St. Louis region)
    FS North (North Central states)

    FS Ohio
    FS South (Southeast except Florida)
    FS West (Southern California)
    FS Wisconsin
    FSN Northwest

    FSN Pittsburgh
    FSN Rocky Mountain (Denver region)
    MASN (Mid-Atlantic states)
    MSG (New York/New York City metro area)
    MSG+ (New York/New York City metro area)

    NESN (New England)
    Prime Ticket (Southern California)
    SNY (New York City metro area)
    SportSouth (Southeast except Florida)
    SportsTime Ohio

    Sun Sports (Florida)
    YES Network (New York City metro area)
  13. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Great list Trainman. FS Florida is currently game only HD.
  14. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Thanks to Jim Ellwanger, aka trainman, for researching and posting the full time RSNs. The up-to-date National HD Channel List can be found in post #1 of this thread
  15. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Thanks for the correction -- hard to tell from way over here in California, even with DirecTV, since I don't get the Sports Pack. (My divorced parents live in Tampa and can't even agree on cable service -- Mom has Bright House, Dad has FiOS -- but this isn't exactly the kind of question I can ask either of them and expect the right answer. :D )
  16. Crow159

    Crow159 Member

    May 23, 2007
  17. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    This is the 3rd attempt to launch this service, the previous 2 failed, and the involved studios have changed at least once... you might want to wait until it actually sends a signal thru OR FIOS starts taking orders.


  18. Syzygy

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
    Free trial of six HD channels, Wed 8/19 - Sun 8/23
    Email received Thursday, 13 Aug 2009, 6:01p

    Four I don't usually get:
    • 255 MGM HD
    • 267 Smithsonian Channel HD
    • 275 Crime & Investigation HD -- Moved to 289 -- 17 Aug 2009
    • 332 Palladia

    Two I do usually get (grandfathered):
    • 259 Universal HD
    • 552 HDNet Movies

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