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New HD channels coming in May/June!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PaulieORF, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. Jason Whiddon

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    Drama queen eh? We were told they were in talks with bringing Vs back, no different. Tons of people ranted about not having the channel, and you see how well that worked for Vs getting back in a timely manner.
     
  2. JoeTheDragon

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    VS was likely tied to other stuff and maybe the new fcc law.

    It is a little odd that soon after that law went though that D* and C* where able to come to a deal with VS and some of the RSN's that had there had contracts ended.
     
  3. slimoli

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    The first ESPN 3D program will be tomorrow morning. Where is the channel ?
     
  4. dwrats_56

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    channel 106.

    It was announced in a tv mail message this week.
     
  5. Coca Cola Kid

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    The new FCC law was for RSN's not national channels. The VS dispute and resolution had nothing to do with it.
     
  6. georule

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    Losing an existing channel vs adding a new one is a very different negotiation dynamic. D* and Comcast already knew the customer reaction there.
     
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    Different situations me thinks. As I understand it, Epix wants a really insane carriage deal whereas already having a deal in place with Showtime probably gets them some package deal discount to add more.

    Of course that is just a wild guess.
     
  8. JoeTheDragon

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    But there was alot talk of VS being used to try to get CSN Philly
     
  9. Coca Cola Kid

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    Well we still don't have CSN Philly (or CSN Northwest or any others) so it was obviously all unconfirmed rumors.
     
  10. dcowboy7

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    It seems Epix doesnt do OAR so no great loss.
     
  11. Coca Cola Kid

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    It does have original shows and comedy specials though. :mad:

    Epix - Original programming
     
  12. GrumpyBear

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    EPIX does a much better job at OAR than Showtime. Epix and Epix 2 have been great additions. Direct may want to change thier minds on this one.
     
  13. Hoosier205

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    ...nope. Showtime is the best in regards to OAR among the premiums. (not counting HDNet Movies, MGM, etc.) Epix is very bad about OAR.
     
  14. Coca Cola Kid

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    How do you know, aren't you a D* subscriber? Or are you a E* troll?
     
  15. James Long

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    Accusing Hoosier205 of being a DISH subscriber?

    Now that's crazy.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    Ouch....that's gonna leave a mark. :D
     
  17. GrumpyBear

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    You need to watch both, before you judge.
     
  18. BigRedFan

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    Not authorizing DTV to carry the CW distants in HD appears to make little business sense (for The CW)... There are more than 70 DMA's without a 1080i CW affiliate (many are on broadcast 480i sub-channels) and thus, DTV (or DISH) would not be obligated (or technically able) under the FCC HD-lil 2012 Rules to carry anything other than the 480i SD version of CW (the sub-channel)....

    So, what then ?... 20% of the USA never able to see CW-HD ? ... Somehow this issue will have to get addressed and fixed--- hopefully much sooner than 2012....

    I feel your pain... The CW shows have excellent HD production values (except the Tyra Banks stuff which is in SD)... Would you know what is CW's (or DTV's) "official" position on this mess ?
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    I don't really know DirecTV's, but I can tell you a little bit about The CW's position... and that they apparently don't seem to care about HD and smaller markets... which is one of the reasons why I'm hoping for DirecTV to step up somewhat.

    I don't know how many people have noticed, but the CW affiliates in markets below the Top 100 tend to share the same programming. This is actually by design as The CW offers them a programming slate. Obviously, some substitutions will be made due to syndication agreements, but it mostly remains the same. Unfortunately, I have been told that The CW does not offer these stations an HD feed in order to offer an HD version to Cable/Satellite...

    As someone who can receive an SD CW subchannel, but reside in a market without a CW affiliate, I'm hoping for either an HD-DNS version or an HD version of their "Regional CW" offering that they offer to markets without an affiliate.

    Though my ability to speak Spanish is limited at best, I agree with your points made regarding smaller markets, and see wisdom in DirecTV offering HD feeds of those networks (UNI, TEL, GALA, ION, TBN, etc).

    ~Alan
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    I know a few people nearby who are still Dish subs and the issue has been discussed many times over at AVS. These aren't just things I am making up. Inform yourself...I won't always have the time. Newer scope films on Epix are cropped to fill the screen. Older film are spared more often.
     
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