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New PBS HD locals launched today 12/18 (Atlanta, Balt, Cle, Oma, Linc)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Satelliteracer

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    WPBA Ch 30 (PBS)


    Baltimore MD
    MPT Ch 22 (PBS)


    Cleveland OH
    WVIZ Ch 25 (PBS)


    Omaha NE
    KYNE Ch 26 (PBS)


    Lincoln-Hastings NE
    NETV Ch 29 (PBS)


    Also a Fox station was launched in HD in Savannah
     
  2. Curtis0620

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    Any more next week? Looking for Orlando.
     
  3. dbsdave

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    I don't want to sound like a broken record....but no Boston still!!!!! wgbh might as well be the new LIN
     
  4. Googer

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    ...still waiting patiently for WQED-HD to show up here in Pittsburgh as well. :p
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Welcome back, stranger! And with news for me for a change (Baltimore PBS). Too bad MPT is such crap but I will take it!
     
  6. n3ntj

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    I hope Harrisburg (WITF) is on the list coming up soon...
     
  7. Barcthespark

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    No love for St. Louis. :(
     
  8. brucehappy

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    Can DC hope for MPT soon as well?
     
  9. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Thanks for the info, Satelliteracer.

    Just letting you and everyone else at Directv know, there's a lot of WNPT lovers here in Nashville waiting too. :)
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    It seems like just yesterday that I was seeing the various posters and threads complaining about the lack of PBS HD....and whooooosh....now here it comes. :D
     
  11. Satelliteracer

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    It's been in the works for a long time, but customer interactions are always good. Helps to let decision makers know.
     
  12. DCSholtis

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    Any chance of the Cleveland My Network affiliate going up anytime soon?
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Yup.

    But its also cool to final see the roll-out of PBS HD underway, as a fair number of people had strong views on wanting it....

    Good news for them, and we are happy for them as well.
     
  14. jimmyv2000

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    maybe next week just in time for Christmas:D
    This is the only channel i need left for HD and my OTA in my walk up(full) attic has to go:mad: per the wife.:mad: :mad:
    This better happen soon because that room is going to be converted in the spring as a kids room.
     
  15. iceturkee

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    daytona...

    me too. apparently, the pbs station here in daytona has also gone hd. i noticed a sign on the back of a bus last weekend which indicated that!
     
  16. Curtis0620

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    We get 3 PBS here (15, 24 & 68). I think only 15 & 24 are HD.
     
  17. raoul5788

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    There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the order the PBS hd stations are being turned on. Anyone notice a pattern or order to it?
     
  18. rcoleman111

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    I wonder why they are carrying channel 30 in Atlanta instead of channel 8? Channel 30 seems to be the lesser of the two, with some of the programming being shown after it appears on channel 8 or not at all.
     
  19. iceturkee

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    yeah, 68 is from brevard county, i believe!
     
  20. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    Well, even though the agreement was signed last year between DirecTV, PBS and the APTS, each member station had to ratify it. Perhaps Channel 8 didn't see fit to ratify it, instead trying to hold out for more compensation? If you're the only station in town, there's not much DirecTv can do, but if there's another PBS station, tehn DirecTV might just have moved on and made an agreement with them. Of course, this is only speculation on my part.
     

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