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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

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    All understood, and Im very happy with all the planned additions. Just don't want you guys to lose sight that many of us care about BBCAHD ;)
  2. DaveC27

    DaveC27 Godfather

    Apr 14, 2010
    Annoyingly the BBC show loads of travel shows in the UK that I would love to see in HD, even shows like "Grand Designs" which takes the "Grand Tour" and looking at Italian architecture would qualify as travel
  3. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yes they do. We got two RSN HD channels (main and alternate) last month because more then 1 local team was playing at the same time.

    Looking forward to tomorrow and the coming months. :)
  4. ralphfurley

    ralphfurley Legend

    Jun 12, 2004
    Im still a huge D fan, but the snail like HR21 forced me to try Uverse last March. I still have both ,but watch Uverse 99% of time. Ive watched MSNBC HD for months, TRAVEL HD for a year. Last week, they added HLN HD, Discovery Kids HD, TruTV HD and TCM HD(!!!). North by Northwest looked sooo good. Much better than new Directv Cinema channels and a "3-D tier".
  5. uncouth

    uncouth AllStar

    Nov 7, 2007
    AMEN brother. I'm giddy with excitement and it's barely Tuesday. I might have to hit some Nyquil if I'm to get a decent night's sleep, but I wouldn't want it any other way. The long wait is almost over... :D
  6. DaveC27

    DaveC27 Godfather

    Apr 14, 2010
    It means that both sides have to agree on a price. AMC want $x for carriage and D* want to pay $z. AMC believe their programmes are worth more than D* want to pay. Probably highlighting shows such as "Mad Men" that deserve more but D* are thinking they don't want to be paying an over the odds when MM is no-longer around

    Funnily it does take two to tango, with BBCA D* keep asking but there's no one around to dance with. Fortunately a new president looks to be announced his name is Herb Scannel formerly MTV network exec

  7. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    Fire it up!


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  8. BetterThanMost

    BetterThanMost Mentor

    Sep 24, 2008
    That's a great idear!
  9. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
  10. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Some of us.

    I have PBS in HD. I have all my locals in HD (including CW..nice of you to list a local network twice). That leaves BBCA, AMC, G4, IFC. I would love BBCA for Doctor Who (pretty much only) and IFC would be nice. As for AMC, I have access to it via Fios. It is no great shakes. Grainy picture with lots of commercials. I put AMC way down on my list. (Not a fan of Mad Men but when I did watch it, the DirecTV on Demand PQ was good enough, almost as good as the AMC HD is cause the AMC HD is pretty much a joke.)
  11. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    "Unpublished feud"? Hyperbole extrapolated. :)

    "Deserve to know"? Yeah, right. :)

    In what industry does the customer get to know the details of the vendors' negotiations for the raw materials? That is one of several heavily guarded secrets to remain competitive with the rest of the market.

    Now, if you want to talk feuds, think about Vs. & Comcast against everyone else. :)

  12. ShawnL25

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    Mar 2, 2007
    Will any of these be in wave 2? I would accept maybe as an answer...

    ActionMAX HD^
    MoreMax HD^
    MoreMax (West) HD ^
    5StarMax HD ^
    @Max HD ^
    ThrillerMax HD ^
    OuterMax HD ^
    WMax HD ^
    HBO Comedy HD^
    HBO Family HD^
    HBO Latino HD^
    HBO Signature HD^
    BBC America HD^
    DIY HD^
    E! Entertainment Television HD^
    G4 HD^
    History International HD^
    HLN HD^
    Investigation Discovery HD^
    Lifetime Movie Network HD^
    Nat Geo Wild HD^
    Style HD^
    truTV HD^
    Turner Classic Movies HD^
    EPIX (East) HD^
    Fox Soccer Channel HD^
    Fox Soccer Channel + HD^
    AMC HD ^
    IFC HD^
    Outdoor Channel HD^
  13. zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
  14. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Shawn, it's a definite maybe.
  15. PkDog

    PkDog AllStar

    Jul 23, 2009
    Let's get ready to rumble!!
  16. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I think that may be where the issue lies. One person's scraps are another person's treasure.

    For instance, of the channels coming tomorrow, I only care about one channel (Hallmark Movie Channel) with the rest being of little (WGN America) to no interest (the rest). However, I fully understand that there are those out there who find the other channels of value...

    ... so I wait patiently until there comes a time when I can get a bigger Festivus.

  17. BuffaloDenny

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    Mar 19, 2007
    Here, here! What's with all the sniping on the eve of Festivus?!:nono:
  18. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Was Maruuk referring to a local CW or HD-DNS feeds for 384/385?!

    The CW logo on my avatar is for HD feeds of 384/385.

    Ironic really! The Blu-ray releases of "Mad Men" have been breathtakingly gorgeous!

    While AMC is certainly on my Top Ten list of most-wanted HD channels, I'd probably want it for programming like "Breaking Bad" and future shows (like "The Walking Dead"), as I'll probably wait to watch "Mad Men" on Blu-ray as I seriously doubt AMC-HD will look half as good on DirecTV as the show looks on Blu-ray.

  19. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I don't base it on personal opinion or preference though. Some channels are just more popular than others. The ratings show that. There are a few good ones left out there, but the rest aren't exactly high value targets. Regardless, I want them all. :D
  20. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Odds are that it's even more complicated than that. :(

    AMC is owned by Rainbow Media. A company that owns 5 other channels... at least for of which are available in HD (IFC, We, Sundance), so you can bet your sweet bippy that any negotiations with Rainbow Media regarding AMC has Rainbow trying to force IFC-HD, We-HD, and Sundance-HD on DirecTV as well!

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